That means that this personality disorder can (and should, if you are reading this page ;-) be studied in order to get some additional insights into actual behaviour patterns of personalities in this category.
Due of "BPD troika" of traits: this group is seen as among the most challenging groups of psychiatric patients, requiring a high degree of skill and training for both the psychiatrists, and nurses involved.
Recklessness in general is a very typical trait of BPD that makes them very common with female sociopaths.
While there are differences (classic female psychopaths are not prone to self-harm and have a very low suicide rate), they change almost nothing in situation of people who need to confront them. Borderlines with high or very high IQ are different from borderlines with an average or low IQ.
The titles of books about borderline personality disorder tell you a lot about what its like to live with someone who has it: Such characters as Alex in Fatal Attraction in exaggerated form show quite vividly what such relationship is about.
While sexual liberation runs unabated the recent decades, getting a sexually transmitted disease in not the only danger of such dalliances.
Both large corporations and universities now have official policies that prohibit certain type of amorous relationship (see Amorous Relationships - Human Resources - University System of Georgia) Any individual in authority who is or has been involved in an amorous relationship with a person whom they may be called upon to evaluate must promptly report this fact to his or her supervisor.Understanding that the typical corporate rule "no sex with subordinates" is directed toward protecting managers from such situations usually comes way too late.There is no surprise that typically people with BPD evoke intense negative emotions in those who are close to them, while producing completely different impression of strangers (they are often very "flashy", with strong feminine charm ).Such females are the most dangerous when this condition coincides with stunning psychical beauty and natural artistic abilities and charm.At the beginning of the relationship a borderliner it is very difficult to tell that she has all those symptoms.Like sociopaths they are also perfect bullies with penchant for psychical violence, and stalkers (see Fatal Attraction).