Jodi Arias – in my opinion, – a good example of a woman with quiet BPD (she functions superficially well but her chameleon-like façade breaks open once her relational views are challenged) murdered her ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander; Glenn Close in Fatal Attraction attempted to murder her former lover but failed and found her own death.
"I am extremely sensitive to emotional stimuli — emotional hypersensitivity is the core of my experience of BPD.Here’s the pattern I’ve tracked, and you can let me know if yours is similar: Phase 1: It all starts with my idolizing the guy. Suddenly he’s perfect, we’re perfect for each other, everything’s so flipping perfect.I ride on the high of a new and dazzling possibility. Phase 2: He does something to rock my faith in the relationship. I’m terrified that this person who I was so sure would fix the emptiness I live with every day is going to leave me and it will hurt. All beginnings are lovely – or so the sage proclaims. Two individuals come together – attraction, lust, love, personality styles, personal and family histories, attachment and life styles collide – and there you are in the middle of a daring, challenging, and steamy relationship.If this ship becomes a timeless elegant regatta or a wrack is heavily determined by the personality styles of the involved partners’.