Online Test


Before taking the Online Test, it will be helpful to review the main symptoms of borderline disorder.


Borderline personality disorder is a mental disorder that results in four groups of symptoms:

  1. Impaired Emotional Control: excessive, poorly regulated emotional responses, especially anger, that change rapidly;
  2. Harmful Impulsivity: impulsive behaviors that are harmful to you or to others, such as spending sprees, excessive use of alcohol or drugs, self-injurious acts (e.g., cutting), physically aggressive acts and sexual indiscretions;
  3. Impaired Perceptions and Reasoning: suspiciousness, frequent negative perceptions of other’s intention, an unstable self-image, a poor sense of your identity, and difficulty in reasoning under stress; and
  4. Disrupted Relationships: tumultuous relationships with a person close to you that vary from extreme fear of abandonment to episodes of excessive anger and the desire to get away from that person.

To receive an immediate response now, take this Online Test for BPD!

Instructions: Enter the number next to each statement that is closest to your condition for both the Current and the Past with:

0 (not present); 1 (mild); 2 (moderate); or 3 (severe).

1. My emotions change very quickly, and I experience intense episodes of sadness, irritability, and anxiety or panic attacks.
2. My level of anger can quickly become inappropriate, and intense.
3. I suffer from chronic feelings of emptiness and boredom.
4. I engage in two or more self-damaging acts such as excessive spending, unsafe and inappropriate sexual conduct, substance abuse, reckless driving, and binge eating.
5. When upset, I engage in recurrent suicidal behaviors, gestures, threats, or self-injurious behavior such as cutting, burning or hitting myself.
6. I have a significant and persistently unstable image or sense of my self, or of who I am or in what I truly believe.
7. I frequently worry about what others think of me, or expect that the attitude of others of me is negative, have suspicious ideas, can become paranoid (believe that others are planning to harm me); or experience episodes under stress when I feel that I, other people or the situation is somewhat unreal.
8. I engage in frantic efforts to avoid abandonment by people who are close to me and on whom I depend.
9. My close relationships are often intense, unstable, and alternate between the extremes of over idealizing and undervaluing people who are important to me.

For more detailed information on the symptoms of BPD and frequently co-occurring disorders such as depression and ADHD, visit the What Is BPD? page on this website.