Another “inside” perspective, she has some interesting things to say. Specifically she makes visible the inclination of those who suffer from BPD to not take responsibility for their actions, and offers some explanation for the inclination. The talk is technically about splitting, which is the inclination to “paint” people completely good or completely bad, which doesn’t take into account that people are more complex than just good or bad. Her comments on binging give a little more insight on the possible relationship between BPD and Bulimia. Her progress is visible and encouraging, and her description of the process she anticipates is also encouraging, in that it’s realistic. To have reached a point where she is able to openly and publically talk about her disorder is good progress indeed, she has overcome a very significant hurdle, which is accepting the diagnosis, usually a person suffering from BPD is more likely to believe that everybody else is the problem, and project their disorder on those who get close to them. While she does still show the inclination to attempt to control people rather than ask and make her needs known, or put boundaries in place she has most definitely progressed. One phrase in her talk is very significant, she has realized that Borderline personality disorder isn’t who she is, it is what she suffers from. The Disorder, and the nature of the disorder seems to lend itself to becoming entangled with the person’s identity.