Borderline Personality Disorder | Psychology Today He falls into this category too.... These disorders all show some of the same characteristics. What one needs to realize that only a trained professional that is the patients personal direct treatment source on an on-going basis is able to diagnose any of these mental health issues. I will try not to Plagiarize here: "*Intense bouts of anger, depression, or anxiety that may last only hours or, at most, a few days. These may be associated with episodes of impulsive aggression, self-injury, and drug or alcohol abuse. *Individuals with BPD are highly sensitive to rejection, reacting with anger and distress to mild separations. *highly unstable patterns of social relationships While they can develop intense but stormy attachments, their attitudes toward family, friends, and loved ones may suddenly shift from idealization (great admiration and love) to devaluation (intense anger and dislike). Thus, they may form an immediate attachment and idealize another person, but when a slight separation or conflict occurs, switch unexpectedly to the other extreme and angrily accuse the other person of not caring for them at all." I will stop the quote there. 20% Rule. It is no doubt CW may have very well been traumatized leading to PTSD with the way his parents brought him up. We see SW continually NOT understanding his sudden shift of behavior that he really loves her and then wants nothing to do with her. Too, SW parents said they don't understand cause he idolized her. His own parents made the comment CW idolized SW. People with BPD are also highly reactive and they become impulsive. This gets them into more trouble. I Like this particular link because it states, "Even a vacation, a business trip, or a sudden change in plans can spur negative thoughts." Think about that one. SW just got back from a business trip after taking a vacation that lasted a couple of weeks. The same morning she was murdered. A person with BPD also has a distortion of thoughts. They don't think like you. I KNOW BECAUSE I DO HAVE THIS. I don't have many friends. I'm not easily liked because people don't understand ANY OF THIS. I'm not downing Dr. Phil or his PHD. I really do NOT see Narcissism in his character. I see EXTREME EMOTIONS most of all that he can't control. AND YES...I laugh inappropriately at things as well as it was stated CW does in one of the thread posts....it clicks and resonates with me. Do you think I like to see a little of myself in a murderer who harmed innocent little babies? I DETEST that part of me. I NEVER murdered anyone and for the most part shut myself in and do not go out because I cannot stand myself when I hurt someone's feelings. CHRIS CRIED....he broke down when and started slurring his words, mumbled, became a muttering idiot at the fact that he didn't spare his little one's lives....That speaks volumes, if he was narcissistic as people are penning him he wouldn't have done that. You can't fake it either. I believe he was being sincere....the reason I feel that way is because he was asked WHY...then the person interviewing him put a suggestion into that why...and CW SAID NO he was angry. A narcissist thinking maybe he could take what that person said and run with it would have agreed whole heartedly because Narcissistic people really believe they do no wrong and there is reason for every thing they do. Chris is not saying he did no wrong here or he wasn't wrong. Quite the opposite is true. He said there is no reason. He doesn't know....and OMG revelation time..."being a dad was the best part of my life, _I_ took it all away" he's got accountability here. To put it in a different light and to use an example as a reference here only. An example of a TRUE NARCISSISTIC PERSONALITY is CHARLIE MANSON who always claimed no wrong doing even while he was in jail for life. I really do not believe Chris was Narcissistic. AGAIN...This all is my opinion only and I am not a trained professional. I do suffer from BPD. All respect goes out to the Victims family and friends and EVEN though I do believe that CW mother was kind of 'off' my heart goes out to them and their family as well. Even though I feel, CW has BPD or something like it, in no way means that I excuse his actions and what he has done to destroy lives, including his own. There is NO good excuse to over power a child and there is no good excuse to take anyone's life.