If you're a therapeutic professional treating Borderlines, you've gotta know about that disorder intimately enough, to fully anticipate the BPD client's moves before they even conceive of making em. That's a tall order!
Schooling doesn't give you this advantage. All the extra-curricular reading, study and research you might wanna do, doesn't give you this advantage.
Nothing in MY experience prepares you for working effectively with this segment of the population, besides knowing YOURSELF intimately enough to understand and anticipate the darker side of these folks and how that's gonna play out in your dynamic, AND having about two decades or more of hands-on experience with healing these people and helping em grow into adulthood.
Borderlines are utterly fascinating to me~ but I'd have never been successful in my efforts to help them outgrow their BPD traits, had I not worked with them in the ways I did, based on what I'd come to understand about Myself.
I've been asked if I'm BPD by more than a few people. I think it was a viable possibility when I was younger, had several factors been a bit different during my own perilous journey into self-actualization and solid, stable emotional well-being.
I was tenacious about attaining healing and growth since my breakdown at 20, and I was unrelenting in that pursuit. I also trusted my extra-sensory aspects (instinct and intuition) implicitly~ even as a young adult. In hindsight, this seems pretty remarkable to me, but it's there just the same~ and the ability to do this, saved me from incalculable train wrecks and emotional setbacks.
Nobody taught me to do this. It came naturally, as if it were some remnant from a Past Life that had acquired significant emotional wisdom during that incarnation.
Millions of Borderlines all over the globe are tireless seekers of emotional relief and hope. The biggest problem I've personally encountered with em, is once they find a source that's equipped to GIVE it to em, they back-peddle like crazy.
Happiness, it turns out, is a completely unknown and unfamiliar entity to an enormous population of homo-sapiens. They've never felt it, they have no framework or reference for it, they don't trust it, and most are even a little afraid of it.
Anything new is ALWAYS a bit scary or intimidating to us humans. It's uncharted territory, and just as daunting as sailing the ocean, half expecting to fall off the edge of it, once you've reached the horizon. Thus, by their own design, Borderlines reject wellness.