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

7. Age Regression

“Age regression. I find myself always wanting to relate to people on a swayed ground of power. More often than not, this is with me being the dependent party, and I become very childlike (and then get upset when people infantilize me). I am often mistaken for [being] much much younger than I actually am.” — Nate M.

8. Being Unable to Take Rejection or Criticism

“The worst one is probably my inability to take rejection. Like, at all. I overreact in response to it, and it just makes things worse for everyone involved. Half the time I wasn’t even being rejected, I just thought I was.” — Ceridwyn K.

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