Borderline personality disorder
A borderline personality disordered girl is a girl who is prone to chaotic behavior like cutting herself, attempting suicide, having short and intense relationships (often lasting just a few days) followed by hating and seeking revenge against her previous romance, etc. This behaviour in people labeled BPD is driven by intense fears of abandonment. Their behavior can often come off to others as consciously sociopathic, except that it's driven by emotions rather than just a cold plotting to achieve personal gain in an effective way; BPD girls are typically sabotaging themselves at the same time that they sabotage those around them. A BPD girl is quite similar to an emo girl, maybe one of them is even a subset of the other, except that BPD is a recognized "psychological disorder" while being emo is just a cultural phenomenon.
There is a large overlap between self-identified sluts and those labeled BPD.
BPD girls and incels[edit | edit source]
BPD girls can sometimes be a source of sex for men who would otherwise be incel, the problem being that these girls will usually dump their partners and/or cheat on them, and engage in all sorts of other destructive behavior, making them ultimately dangerous and high-drama to have in one's life.
Incelistan once renamed their forum to, "Nice guys for BPD girls" as a joke for a day. Some women, excited by the prospects of such a forum, complained after the name changed back to 'incelistan'.
Arguments about people labeled BPD[edit | edit source]
MRAs[edit | edit source]
Men's advocates such as Paul Elam strongly recommend against men ever dating someone labeled BPD. This advice would likely extend to incels as well. Other notable MRAs chose to work in men's rights advocacy simply because of experiences with women labeled BPD.
Anti-psychiatry[edit | edit source]
Other people, in a more anti-psychiatric manner, assert BPD is simply female nature. Or they argue it is run of the mill predatory behaviour that shouldn't be pathologized in a way that makes the BPD labeled person feel justified in their actions due to having a 'brain disease'.
Pop psychology[edit | edit source]
Pop psychology often says women with BPD traits tend to seek out nice guys, and the reason they do this is so they get less pushback for what they often know themselves as predatory or emotionally damaging behaviour. Many incels who have only had 1-2 women interested in them in their entire lives have relayed those women self-admitting to a BPD diagnosis or that the women exhibited BPD traits after getting to know them.
Political Movements[edit | edit source]
The anti-Gamergate movement arguably had a pro-borderline disorder tinge.