it has been best described by Marsha Linhan;

Borderline individuals are the psychological equivalent to third degree burn patients. They have, so to speak, no emotional skin.

i like to describe my emotional sensitivity as incomprehensible; something that healthy individuals can’t even imagine. not only does this imply that my love is beautifully strong…but it also means that my pain is severe.

and perhaps that’s why i don’t offer up my love; perhaps my sensitivity can be blamed for my strong distrust. perhaps my pain isn’t anyone’s fault but my own, all due to my sickness…