Empathy is the ability to understand and feel the emotions of another person. Empathy levels are normal to high in people with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). However, it seems to completely disappear when they're overwhelmed by emotion.
I've read articles and forums where people are disagreeing about whether someone with BPD has empathy or not. Some people describe someone with BPD as hyper empathetic, while others claim they have no empathy at all. In this article, I will explain why both statements are false.
The misunderstanding that someone with BPD has no Empathy