Shadow Weaver used her magic to abuse Catra starting at an extremely young age. Catra for the majority of the series shows conditioned submission to Shadow Weaver in actions even though she back talks. Maybe I’d slam things and not realize I was doing it. After this Catra also rejects Scorpia’s offers of friendship making a more business-like relationship with her and Entrapta. For more information on what it’s like to live with BPD, check out these articles from our community: Oops! So as an adult, when my hubby comments on something I’m eating or plan to eat (maybe it’s not the healthiest choice, or eating out may cost too much for our budget), I have a full-blown melt down over it, scrambling to ‘take back my control.’” — Nicole A. We see how confused and hurt this made Catra in her rant about the princesses in Princess Prom. Needing the comfort of it being Catra & Adora vs the world. It appears you entered an invalid email. When Someone Comments on Your Food Choices, How I Cope With ‘Splitting’ Because of Borderline Personality Disorder, We Can’t Keep Overlooking The Mental Illness With the Highest Suicide Rate, 5 Types of Borderline Personality Disorder. My boyfriend then is like ‘What? I’m talking about noise that repeats itself constantly like rain drops ticking on the balcony fence. BPD patients are afraid of losing the love and presence of family members, colleagues, friends or lovers. Even when the TV is on, I can hear it. Other disorders, such as depression, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, substance abuse and other personality disorders can often exist along with BPD. I’m a failure at work. In No Princess Left Behind she even seems to be searching for Shadow Weaver’s approval and Hordak’s, something she has never gotten. [I think to myself:] ’I’m a failure at being a homemaker. After losing the one even semi-healthy relationship she had, and the only one based on any kind of love she appears hesitant to let others back in and creates an all business goal. You might feel like you’re being held hostage, worrying that your family member will injure themselves if you don’t appease them. We see a large number of Adora’s behaviours are influenced by her trauma from her childhood in the Horde. Shadow Weaver is the closest she had to a mother. Breaking the maternal bond in Light Hope is an abandonment of this last deep attachment rejecting the need for the approval and compassion she never got. When physical affection is offered by Scorpia, Catra freaks out ( The Sea Gate, In the Shadows of Mystacor, The Beacon & Promise) this makes sense as she experienced physical abuse from Shadow Weaver and lack of connection to the other Cadets therefore never having had a large amount of kind physical touch. Relationships with people who have Borderline Personality Disorder can be very chaotic, intense, and full of conflict. Then once they go to dry their hands, they use paper towels instead of the hand towel that is closer to them. It isn’t really till the end of in the Shadows of Mystacor we see Catra really move against this programming after seeing Shadow Weaver fail. Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a mental illness characterized by trouble regulating one’s own emotions, which can lead to painful and unstable interpersonal relationships. As difficult as I know it can be to have someone in your life with it, it’s 10 times more difficult to have it. BPD stands for borderline personality disorder, and is essentially an illness characterized by an inability to properly manage emotions causing them to often lash out, with a history of unstable relationships and sense of … In The Beacon when faced with a loss she feels responsible for her first instinct is that she didn’t fight well enough, even calling the Horde right for how they raised her. It’s separated into some admittedly vague cluster of symptoms of C-PTSD. When she meets Entrapta she doesn’t even make the overtures of friendship she did with Scorpia the relationship comes off as highly transactional from Catra’s perspective using emotional manipulation to reach her goal (The Beacon). “When someone simply leaves the room. She goes back to recon, plan an attack, training for it. Besides Adora growing up that was the only kind of she got. I’m in therapy trying to remedy it in healthier ways.” — Whitney A. Most people who have BPD suffer from problems regulating their emotions and thoughts, impulsive and sometimes reckless behavior, and unstable relationships. Catra was never given any affection by anyone besides Adora growing up. The love of her new friends not being contingent on her being the best was surprising but helpful overall we see this in Flowers for She Ra when she is trying to accept she doesn’t have to be the hero others have built her up to be. I, When my house gets dirty. Especially when they have liked other comments but not mine.” — Kirstie F. “When I’m put on the spot. Which I believe both of them have, and some BPD aspects when looking at Catra. Often, symptoms of borderline personality disorder overlap with those of other mental illnesses, like bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, and PTSD. “Noise triggers me a lot. “Writing papers, I’m so afraid of screwing up and doing something wrong. Adora quickly becomes extremely attached to Glimmer and Bow, I think she wants to fill the place that Catra left. I’m afraid of my own opinions and thoughts, “ — Hope C. “People talking about their parents triggers me to the core. Catra does not have this I think it's C-PTSD and BPD which both include depressed mood as symptoms. But what we don’t always recognize is the triggers we consider “weird” are actually more common than we realize. Then I get angry because I feel like I am letting them down and they will hate me..” — Sarah T. “Phone calls… Especially robot answering services — ‘Press 1 to get irritated press 2 to pull your hair out.’ Honestly one of my biggest triggers. This makes perfect sense considering we see in Promise that when she acts out by going into Shadow Weaver physically assaults her. 16 of the ‘Weirdest’ Triggers for People With Borderline Personality Disorder When you live with a mental illness, sometimes learning to live with “weird” triggers is part of the deal. In fact, if she does have BPD, she’s probably deep down the very opposite of proud – full of shame. There’s a woman who I’m sure has BPD who has been desperately in love with me over the last three years. In No Princess Left Behind she easily slips back into the way of soldier mindset and this contrasts so heavily with the others who want to help but are undisciplined in their actions. This can be especially true when you live with borderline personality disorder (BPD), a mental illness characterized by emotional instability and difficult interpersonal relationships. I can’t keep up with basic things. Others, due to heightened sensitivity, might fly into a rage when they hear repetitive noises for extended periods of time. It’s weird and strange to me because it feels like there’s a disconnect between my thoughts/mind and emotions.