Borderline Personality Type

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Contents

Mercurial

Definition:

Synonyms:

Analogous:


Character Strengths and Virtues

  1. Decency; Earnestness; Thriftiness.
  2. Mercy, Forgiveness; Modesty, Naturalness.
  3. Hope, Cheerfulness, Joyfulness, Sociability.
  4. Sincerity, Straightforwardness; Honesty, Fairness.
  5. Tolerance, Liberalism, Open-mindedness.
  6. Generosity, Liberality; Courtesy, Graciousness, Equitableness; Altruism, Kindness;
  7. Affability, Friendliness.
  8. Idealism.
  9. Energy, Enthusiasm.
  10. Artistry, Inquisitiveness; Boldness, Spontaneity; Creativity, Humorousness.

Traits or Behaviors

Relationships

Parenting

Good/Bad Matches

Emotions

Self-Control

Self

Real World

Work

Management Style

Careers

Likes

relationship, romance, pleasurable experiences, attention, change, instability, crises, appearance of competence, entitlement, spending, sex, mood altering substances, fast driving, eating, shopping, entertainment, travel, partying, cooking, gambling, idealizing others, devaluing others, guilt, punishment

Dislikes

being alone, abandonment, loss, trusting others, deprivation, discipline, losing emotional control, mourning, unpleasant experiences, stability, regulation, routine, a dangerous and malevolent world, being powerless and vulnerable, being inherently unacceptable

Noteworthy Examples

G. Scott Acton, Paul Allen, Albert Bandura, Daniel Barenboim, John Belushi, Leonard Bernstein, Mel Brooks, Aaron Burr, Jim Carrey, David Cassidy, Bob Costas, Lawrence George Durrell, Sarah Margaret Ferguson, Amy Fisher, Melissa Gilbert, Mark Hamill, Tonya Harding, Bob Hope, Karen Horney, Steve Jobs, Elton John, Erica Jong, Janis Joplin, Andy Kaufman, Heinz Kohut, Timothy Leary, Wladziu Valentino Liberace, William H. Macy, Charles Manson, Bette Midler, Liza Minnelli, Jack Nicholson, Rosie O'Donnell, Regis Philbin, Wilhelm Reich, Mickey Rooney, Judith Rossner, Arthur Rubinstein, Martin Scorsese, Grace Slick, Socrates, Annika Sorenstam, Steven Spielberg, Elizabeth Taylor, Amy Wallace, Mae West, Robin Williams.

References

John M. Oldham and Lois B. Morris (1995). The New Personality Self-Portrait: Why You Think, Work, Love and Act the Way You Do. New York: Bantam.







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