Regardless of the means, the effect is clear: the person's feelings are “wrong.”An environment perceived as invalidating generally means that the child grows up feeling that his emotional responses are not correct or considered in the regular course of things.
Over time, this can result in confusion and a general distrust of a person’s own emotions.
An invalidating environment is not the same thing as an abusive environment, although abusive relationships are certainly invalidating.Invalidation can be quite subtle and may reflect a general way of interacting.During DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) group today, one of my peers mentioned that out of all of the hell she experienced growing up as a child who was abused and in a very invalidating environment, the one thing she learned from her parents was that she can do ANYTHING on her own.Our therapist said that this is an example of thriving.But taken together and combined with the biological predisposition, BPD can result.
Biological Causes of Borderline Personality Disorder There are two types of biological causes of BPD: This is one reason why people with Borderline Personality Disorder may experience panic attacks and other mood swings.
I have heard from many people who are devastated over the idea that they might have Borderline Personality Disorder.
The person with BPD can be in a lot of pain, but the upset I witness in people appears to be more about the stigma – they seem to feel ugly, blameworthy and ashamed.
Even though this woman did not get what she needed from her parents, she found a way to survive.
I thought that was pretty neat, and it got me thinking.
It is a process in which individuals communicate to another that the opinions and emotions of the target are invalid, irrational, selfish, uncaring, stupid, most likely insane, and wrong, wrong, wrong.