need for an audience
unstable interpersonal relationships (extremes of idealization and devaluation)
frantic efforts
abandonment (real or imagined)
circumstantial (environmental sensitivity)
transient, stress-related, paranoid ideation (severe dissociative symptoms)
unstable self-image (markedly and persistent)
reactive mood (instability due to)
emptiness (chronic feelings of)
difficulty controlling anger (inappropriate, intense, frequent displays)

believed bad
early adulthood

impulsivity (spending, sex, substance abuse, reckless driving, binge eating)
efforts to avoid

suicidal behavior (gestures, threats, self-mutilating)

Andrew Lafleche is an award-winning poet and author of six books. His work uses a spoken style of language to blend social criticism, philosophical reflection, explicit prose, and black comedy. Andrew enlisted in the Army in 2007 and received an honorable discharge in 2014. Visit or follow Andrew on Twitter: @AndrewLafleche.

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