10 Signs That Someone You Know Is Emotionally Unstable
Bad people. They can drag you down, or even threaten your safety. Learn how to identify – and protect yourself from – these personality types. First of all, here’s how to spot someone who is emotionally unstable.
The vibe. Changeable as the weather and far less predictable, these high-maintenance types careen from one end of the emotional spectrum to the other.
Likely To Be Found…
Stockpiling perceived slights to use in future arguments, demanding your undivided attention 24/7, or flirting shamelessly with people they shouldn’t.
The friend who manipulates others by regularly threatening to hurt themselves; the ex who repeatedly breaks up with you, then begs you to come back; the temperamental boss everyone tiptoes around.
Their Effect On You
Dealing with their emotional highs and lows drains you and can cause anxiety and chronic stress.
1/ Prone to all-or-nothing thinking.
2/ Has an overwhelming need for someone to love them exclusively.
3/ Has outbursts that are disproportionate to the circumstances.
4/ Always needs to have the last word.
5/ Displays severe mood swings.
6/ Turns against friends and loved ones without cause.
7/ Frequently falls apart under stress.
8/ Is unreliable or unstable.
9/ Has intense but short-lived relationships.
10/ Has vandalised or destroyed the property of a former colleague, friend, roommate or lover.