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Quiz: What Type of Borderline Personality Disorder Do You Have?

If you live with borderline personality disorder (BPD), you probably know the nine classic symptoms of the disorder. You probably also know that in order to get a BPD diagnosis, you have to meet five of the nine diagnostic criteria.

If you do the math (which we’ve done for you — don’t worry!), that means there are 256 different combinations of BPD. That’s a lot of variation for one diagnosis!

In 2002, John M. Oldham, M.D., who has studied BPD extensively, proposed a theory of five different types — to simplify the combinations. Using his work, we created a short five-question quiz so you can determine what “type” of BPD you have. While this quiz can help you understand your BPD more, it should not be used for diagnostic purposes.

You can take the quiz below!

To read more about each type in-depth, you can read the full article here

What type of BPD did you get? Let us know in the comments below!