Borderline personality disorder from the perspective of general personality functioning.

@article{Trull2003BorderlinePD,
  title={Borderline personality disorder from the perspective of general personality functioning.},
  author={Timothy Trull and Thomas A. Widiger and Donald R. Lynam and Paul T Costa},
  journal={Journal of abnormal psychology},
  year={2003},
  volume={112 2},
  pages={193-202}
}
The authors extended previous work on the hypothesis that borderline personality disorder (BPD) can be understood as a maladaptive variant of personality traits included within the 5-factor model (FFM) of personality. In each of 3 samples, an empirically derived prototypic FFM borderline profile was correlated with individuals' FFM profiles to yield a similarity score, an FFM borderline index. Results across all samples indicated that the FFM borderline index correlated as highly with existing… CONTINUE READING