The following symptoms characterize Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD):
- Emotional volatility
- Unstable relationships
- Unstable sense of self
- Bursts of rage
- Feelings of emptiness
- Paranoid thoughts
- High rejection sensitivity
- Fears of abandonment
While these are the main symptoms used to diagnose BPD, people with BPD experience the disorder differently. So much so that researchers have come up with different types of BPD.
Why the long version?
Most BPD tests check for the above symptoms. To get a better and more comprehensive picture of your BPD, you can take our extended BPD types test and get a score for each sub-type of BPD.
While formulating that test, I noticed a lot of overlap in the symptoms. For the test you’re about to take, I eliminated repetitive items while preserving items unique to each type of BPD.
Therefore, this test will give you a reasonably accurate BPD score no matter your type. It incorporates more of your experiences than a usual, short BPD test.
Taking the BPD test
This test consists of 40 items on a 4-point scale ranging from Strongly agree to Strongly disagree. It is not meant to be a formal diagnosis. Your results are only shown to you and not stored in our database.