“Omnipotence is … the borderline’s … conviction that he or she must receive homage from others and be treated as “special.”

If an external object can no longer provide gratification, it is … dismissed and devalued. A person in the borderline’s life is either all good or all bad. … This “splitting” [is] a means of coping with emotional life.

… thus the borderline remains continually prone to use idealization and devaluation as [a] basic mode of … defense” – L. Drob http://ift.tt/1IbSsnh


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