Borderline Personality Traits Are Linked To Low Empathy, Study

Patients who suffer from BPD find it difficult to maintain relationships.

Anyone who suffers from “borderline personality disorder”, or BPD, is undergoing a mental illness that is characterised by unstable moods, and cannot maintain interpersonal relationships.

Scientists from the University of Georgia explain that it might be due to lowered brain activity in regions important for empathy in those who have borderline personality traits, according to sciencedaily.

Our results showed that people with BPD traits had reduced activity in brain regions that support empathy,” said the study’s lead author Brian Haas, an assistant professor in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences psychology department

By R. Siva Kumar