25 ‘Embarrassing’ Symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder We Don’t Talk About

17. Being Consumed By Sex or Experiencing Sexual Repulsion

“My constant switching between hypersexuality and sexual repulsion. I get into a mindset of dangerous sexual promiscuity, then suddenly find myself disgusted by anyone and everyone and never wanting to be touched ever again.” — Sally B.

I have BPD and I would say my biggest embarrassing symptom would be promiscuity. Every time I thought I was doing it for myself to make that person like me or love me more, and then it turns out they end up leaving because I’m too complicated or they don’t understand what BPD is. When really all I want is one person.” — Lee-Anne A.

18. Having “Inappropriate” Reactions

“My completely inappropriate reactions to things. Smiling when people talk about negative things, getting extremely angry over the seemingly smallest problem, feeling like my chest is literally exploding when I get excited. Everything is amplified up to 11. Most people around me don’t seem to understand this.” — Alexa K.

Saying inappropriate things when nervous. I struggle to filter my thoughts when I’m calm, but it’s so much worse when I’m uncomfortable. This is always followed by feelings of intense guilt and self-hatred. Then I tend to ignore the people I was around when it happened.” — Hannah S.

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