OK so it seems to me that Borderline and Narcissistic personalities have some things in common. I mean in terms of a checklist. Perhaps something that could be compared in a table, or maybe if not to complex, a venn diagram.


Borderline & Narcissistic:

  • Transgresses on the agency of others, with a damaging effects on those other people.



  • Often unconscious of their transgressing on the agency of others. Maybe compulsed or driven to do so in the moment.
  • Has difficulty separating self from other
  • Sometimes aware of the damage that's done to others. Often with a wish to not accept the damage caused, or think about it, or put lasting changes in place to cease doing it.


  • Often conscious of their transgressing on the agency of others.
  • Considers others are lesser and therefore OK to manipulate for personal gain
  • Does not feel bad about the damage caused, but will do a lot to prevent analysis of that in their circles

OK, so I'm not from this field, but I like to model things in order to understand them. Agency (self determination; do-unto-others) felt key. Thoughts?


Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.