I'd like to jump in here and respond to both Mary and Mandy. The list is a pretty good one. And Mandy you are correct it's a theory. In science everything is a "theory" which is then supported by evidence or not.
The common denominator under all of these dumb labels is codependency which at it's core is idolatry.
When you work on the codependency, all the other stuff goes away. You have to get to where you actually get your opinion of yourself and all of your needs met from God.
IE: I have a very selfish boyfriend who is incapable of meeting my emotional needs when I feel a loss. So I recognize that and that it is about him and his fears and I go to God and get my comfort and move on.
All women have 3 core desires: 1. To reveal beauty 2. To be delighted in, and 3. To be a part of an adventure; but not THE adventure.
A woman's core question is "Am I beautiful?" Because how can a woman reveal beauty if she isn't beautiful.
Seek to get these answers revealed to you by God who is the only source that can not be disputed.
Once you get your "core" answers from God Himself and you know "Who you are" then courage follows and good boundaries begin to be formed naturally and easily without you having to do it as an exercise. Things come easily and flow. The codependency goes away and the borderline goes away and all of the other mental disorders go away. Those are just labels of symptoms.
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