TV shows and movies have always tried to imitate life, maybe that's whyWe often find related charactersand stories in books, films and television. And we often try to connect or identify with characters who are having experiences similar to ours.
AlthoughMost of these characters do not have an official diagnosis of borderline personality disorder, manypeople with BPDthey have foundidentifiable features in these fictional characters. If you're living with borderline personality disorder, finding a character that you identify with can eventually validate your experiences, making you feel less alone and somehowunderstood more.
Harley Quinn from the Marvel comics
With pink and blue frosted pigtails, ripped clothes, and an ear-to-ear grin, it won't take long to realize something is wrong with this femme fatale. Most will simply refer to her as "insane," but others have gone so far as to wonder what mental illness Harley Quinn would suffer from. While Quinn has some BPD traits such as:fear of being abandoned, idolatry, impulsiveness and a history of aggression and abuse, many stones remain unturned as well.
Clementine fromEternal glow of the mind without memories
Clementine (Kate Winslet) is a charismatic and impulsive character. you sometimeschange your thinkingand feels intense emotions (relatable, huh?). But she's also honest and vulnerable with everyone she meets. AlthoughShe was never given a mental diagnosis in the film, some believe Clem is a good portrayal of borderline personality disorder.As the film progresses, we see that some of the "free-spirited" behavior he exhibits points to some deeper problems.
Anakin Skywalker dewar of stars
Although you're often portrayed as a "bad guy" even as a child, it's important to realize that this doesn't mean that people with BPD are bad.His general character before becoming Darth Vader has been described by professionals as someone with BPD.. Worries about abandonment and loss, intense passion, sensitivity, anger, impulsiveness, paranoid thoughts about betrayal, frequently switching between what you think and feel, and feeling lost, empty and unsure of one's identity and what is real Self concerns are allassociated with many people living with BPD.
Jessica Jones aus den Marvel-Comics
Broken but powerful. A survivor.Many people with BPD can see their own strength through Jessica Jones.She wants to be loved and is constantly afraid of losing loved ones. Trauma affects people in different ways, in ways that can be isolating, tragic, destructive, persuasive, and inspire compassion in others for the human suffering that each of us is experiencing. However, part of what makes Jessica Jones' story so compelling isn't that her story is so tragic,His powersso extraordinary, or their reactions so dramatic. While all of the above is true, people are really drawn in by how human she is.
The Hulk from Marvel Comics
That's no secretHulk struggles with his identity andemotions, which are often intense and unpredictable.Some people don't understand it, some love it and some fear it. He feels like a danger to those who love him. He has many regrets. He spends a lot of time in isolation to protect his loved ones.
Bojack-ReiterIt addresses many issues through many characters, but BoJack focuses on his judgment of himself. Throughout the show, he becameincreasingly clear that this character was living with borderline personality disorderand that the things people said to her were so emblematic of how people with BPD are treated as unsolvable problems.BoJack reminds us that we too must understand that we fit in with everyone.Criteria for a diagnosis of BPD, People with BPD often receive personalized care or are not treated at all.
Elsaisolates himselfWhyfrom her powers and her lack of control, she has them. Her parents have told her all her life to "hide, don't feel, don't show," which makes a lot of sense to many people with BPD.People often tell Elsa to "don't show her feelings" and "control herself".
some people believeDaria really cared, but instead chose to put up an "I don't care" facade to keep the world from hurting her.So yes, this can refer to some people with BPD who prefer to live in a nutshell to protect themselves.
She struggles with addiction problems from love, sex and drugs. The show depicts her struggles with relationships and her difficult relationship with her father. He has a hard time processing the breakup with his partner and is constantly self-sabotaging. She's just as relatable as someone with BPD.Amaris actually one of the few programs thatI have BPD (almost) well.
atthose intense emotionsAt the same time, they got some people with BPD to relate to Rapunzel. Watching Rapunzel's journey from believing and trusting everything her mother says, through questioning, feeling doubt and self-loathing, to finally being released when she finally "sees the light" reflects the journey that she is on many of us are here .
Rebecca Heapscrazy ex girlfriend
Rebecca is one of the few characterswho actually has a BPD diagnosis, which is first mentioned in Season 3. This character is going through quite a journey since he left her.Tabletsin the pilot and jumped at the chance to move to West Covina to find love and happiness. Many people who have been diagnosed with BPD and who have watched the show can relate to some of Rebecca's characteristics:
«Rebecca Bunch! Not just because of her diagnosed BPD, but because of [her] impulsiveness [in] everything and everyone and her intense guilt, compounded in her self-loathing. Literally my life.” – Sarah H.
Susanna Kaysen and Lisa Rowe datinggirl interrupted
Susanna Kaysen (Winona Ryder's character) is officialdiagnosed with BPDIngirl interrupted.Although Susanna does in fact have a BPD diagnosis, some believe the diagnosis doesn't fit and instead identify more with Lisa Rowe (Angelina Jolie).While the film humanizes in many ways, some have argued that it goes too far, romanticizing mental illness and associating it with "cool but misunderstood."
Have you ever seen yourself connected to or reflected in another character or story in movies or on television? tell us! You can also check oursTop 5 BPD-Filme.