1. Distorted sense of self: the apple looks at the mirror, but sees a pear staring back. Alluding to the female form, (BPD is most common in young women) this shows how sufferers often struggle with the idea of who they are, how they appear and what they want in life.
2. Fear of abandonment & constant crave for approval: much like the addiction to alcohol, BPD sufferers become obsessed with being liked, loved and admired, which can make social media platforms a dangerous place to be. They fear abandonment & do anything in their power to stop it.
3. Erratic, unstable emotions: the house of cards is the prime symbol of instability, but in the place of cards is a number of drugs. Though no medication can really help BPD sufferers, they may resort to laxatives - like an #ed sufferer - to battle the body dysmorphia.
4. Impulsive behaviours: from excessive spending, drinking, and drug-taking, to binge-eating, BPD sufferers have uncontrollable, intense and erratic behaviours. This is sometimes considered the most visible yet difficult symptom that affects every decision and attitude.
5 Lastly, but most importantly, suicidal thought & tendencies: to remind us that even at times of celebration, birthdays and special occasions, BPD sufferers often experience suicidal thoughts. Around 10% of BPD ppl commit suicide, which is more than 50x the overall suicide rate.