F60.30 Impulsive type
At least three of the following must be present, one of which must be (2):
1. marked tendency to act unexpectedly and without consideration of the consequences;
2. marked tendency to quarrelsome behaviour and to conflicts with others, especially when impulsive acts are thwarted or criticized;
3. liability to outbursts of anger or violence, with inability to control the resulting behavioural explosions;
4. difficulty in maintaining any course of action that offers no immediate reward;
5. unstable and capricious mood.
F60.31 Borderline type
At least three of the symptoms mentioned in F60.30 Impulsive type must be present [see above], with at least two of the following in addition:
1. disturbances in and uncertainty about self-image, aims, and internal preferences (including sexual);
2. liability to become involved in intense and unstable relationships, often leading to emotional crisis;
3. excessive efforts to avoid abandonment;
4. recurrent threats or acts of self-harm;
5. chronic feelings of emptiness.
6. demonstrates impulsive behaviour i.e speeding, substance abuse 
Kyrie wrote:Honestly it sounds worse to me <_<
MissAli wrote:In short as it was already explained, yes it means the same thing. Here in the States, it's still BPD until the DSM-V comes out.
Regardless, I think it was either BSL or biitchelectric that said it best: "I would rather be called 'borderline', because it sounds so much cooler and edgy'.
^^ I agree with this ^^
Another vote for that quote. "Borderline" has a little hint of the unknown. "Emotionally Unstable" makes it sound like I'm going to start bawling for no apparent reason. Granted, that may be true, but when you're applying labels to people who cling to identities, at least give us a decent label to cling to!
flowingtears wrote:I'm not entirely certain why only one of the 2 types is "borderline". However, I do believe that both of them are "borderline personality disorder". I think a lot of it is to do with whether you tend more so to "act in" or "act out", if that makes sense?
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