According to the Mayo Clinic:
Cluster B personality disorders are characterized by dramatic, overly emotional or unpredictable thinking or behavior. They include antisocial personality disorder, borderline personality disorder, histrionic personality disorder and narcissistic personality disorder.
Three of the problems are pretty self-explanatory, but “borderline” is used to mean:
Impulsive and risky behavior, such as having unsafe sex, gambling or binge eating
Unstable or fragile self-image
Unstable and intense relationships
Up and down moods, often as a reaction to interpersonal stress
Suicidal behavior or threats of self-injury
Intense fear of being alone or abandoned
Ongoing feelings of emptiness
Frequent, intense displays of anger
Stress-related paranoia that comes and goes
I’m not sure if all those add up to one overall thing, but I guess they tend to go together. Kind of a crazy ex-girlfriend problem personality.
iSteve commenter Altai argues:
All the evidence I see is that this mass cohort of adolescent girls insisting they are male are just a subset of girls with BPD [Borderline Personality Disorder] and an internet connection.
One question I’d pose: Where are all the adult women who are trans who never grew up in a time when it was accepted or celebrated? Do they exist? …
Are older women suddenly announcing they’ve always been a boy on the inside? Or just girls at impressionable ages?
It is common for conservative commentators and ‘TERFs’ to claim these girls would just have become lesbians (‘The Dems are the real homophobes!”) but the evidence I see from their own communities shows that ones who are sexually attracted to males are the majority now. …
At first the line was “I am a man trapped inside a women’s body” (There was no line for F-t0-Ms because until a few years ago there were practically none of them, though, hilariously they’ve recently been starting drama online because existing trans ‘spaces’ were ‘erasing’ them because they were and had been so tiny in number until recently) because this was the line which would be most socially acceptable. You and the speaker weren’t really supposed to believe it and it didn’t matter since there were few trans people and they didn’t make much of an impact.
Now I’ve been seeing increasing numbers of them taking it literally. As in, they are biologically male or female. (Not, let’s expand the definition to fit us in too but “I have always been biologically male/female” in a 1984 way.) And that’s just delusional and the kind of thing you need to have your brain wired in a particular way to insist upon.
Just for fun I typed ‘trans personality disorder’ into Twitter. The bulk of the posts brought up by standard search (It won’t show every post) have trans people proudly proclaiming their borderline personality disorder. Seriously, these people are all over social media, they aren’t hiding.
Like anorexia in the past, trans is attractive to borderlines. It is just the most insane maladaptive coping mechanism ever. Very few psychological disorders in 2021 have medical or surgical interventions. But this one, despite the condition not being very well understood is not only approved but there is huge pressure to expand these services as wide and early as possible. The APA has lost all credibility.
And there are copious studies of trans individuals and personality disorders, cluster B keeps coming up. Think about it. Even if you had the impulse for it, would you? Knowing the social consequences for everyone. Would you? Parents give up a lot of happiness for their children, not dressing up like a woman when you want, even if you had the impulse would not be hard. Yet time and time again we see these married men with children, who even have quite good jobs imploding all of that. That belies something about their character. How many profiles of Sailer-type trans ‘women’ mention that as men they used to be assholes? Quite a few.
Here is a recent Western study.
Eighty-seven participants (40 transgender women and 47 transgender men) completed the Personality Inventory for DSM-5 and the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV Axis II personality disorders. … Nearly 50% of participants showed at least one PD diagnosis, with no gender differences in prevalence. Borderline PD was the most frequent diagnosis in the overall sample.
I also like how the abstract politely mentions that the trans more resemble their sex of origin psychologically.
And the concentrations of people with certain personality disorders shows itself again in their activism, it’s histrionic.
And wokeness more generally has become histrionic. (Frequent threats that if they don’t let their child transition they will surely commit suicide, doesn’t sound like BPD at all…)
Steve once wrote during the period where ‘there are no girls on the internet’ and Ron Paul was ‘the internet’s candidate’ that to some extent libertarianism was just applied autism.
That’s a coinage by Across Difficult Country.
I wonder if we mightn’t be served well to start seeing wokeness as applied BPD.
Today the power users of the internet are not guys with Asperger’s, they’ve teenage girls with cluster B disorders. We’re all obligated to live in the head of a 15 year old girl with daddy issues and so far it’s nearly torn the Western world apart in just a few years.