BPD was assessed almost as frequently using diagnostic criteria as it was using dimensional approaches; about 12 percent of the investigations reviewed used both.
Or they encourage you to make friends with someone who is influential when you don’t really enjoy the person, telling you that that person is a great friend when it’s not true. She’ll be a good friend to you.” There are also many different ways of invalidating. Blaming: “You always have to be the crybaby, always upset about something and ruin every holiday.” “Why didn’t you put gas in the car before you got home?
Not Wanting to Hurt Your Feelings: Sometimes people lie to you in order to not hurt your feelings.
Maybe they tell you that you look great in a dress that in truth is not the best style for you.
In these environments, Linehan adds, “The experience of painful emotions, as well as the factors that to the emotional person seem causally related to the emotional distress, are disregarded.
The individual's interpretations of her own behavior..dismissed.” But do the studies on parental invalidation and BPD really capture all the different aspects of invalidating environments?