Recently, we wrote an article and made a short YouTube video on our channel that talked about antisocial personality disorder. Now that we are done introducing people to that disorder associated with a lack of empathy, we are going to move on to introduce another mental disorder associated with a lack of compassion that far fewer people have heard about compared to antisocial personality disorder. This other disorder is known as borderline personality disorder.
According to our sources, untreated borderline personality disorder can affect up to six percent of the general population. If you want to have an idea of how many people that is in terms of a fraction of the overall population, it is about one out of sixteen people. So if you pass by sixteen people on the street on a regular day walking through a city or town or other major population center at random, there is a chance you have passed by a person who has some kind of untreated borderline personality disorder that they have to deal with as well as all of the issues that come with the condition.
A study from the University of Georgia that is peer-reviewed states that those with untreated borderline personality disorder have lower activity in the part of the brain associated with empathy as well as unstable moods compared to the average person as well as trouble with interpersonal relationships.
Senol, S. (2023). borderline personality disorder. Retrieved from Encyclopedia Britannica: https://www.britannica.com/science/borderline-personality-disorder
University of Georgia. (2015, August 29). Borderline personality traits linked to lowered empathy. Retrieved from ScienceDaily: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/08/150829123819.htm