An emotionally unstable person is one who is largely unable to control their emotions. More often than not, they appear calm on the outside, and you might miss this problem very easily. However, upon closer observation, you’ll notice that they usually have short fuses, and they have fairly large emotional outbursts (positive or negative) at the slightest triggers.
Unfortunately, these outbursts can have an impact on you. It’s even worse when the person is someone close to you, such as your spouse or your sibling. As such, it is important that you learn how to identify the signs of an emotionally unstable person. Doing so will help you to understand them better and deal with their peculiar situation without necessarily letting it get to you.
Signs of an Emotionally Unstable Person
They’re too intense
While you might feel the need to censor your words or your emotions, an emotionally unstable person feels no such thing. As such, whenever they express their emotions, whether dissatisfaction or satisfaction, they do so as loudly and as noticeably as possible. It can be rather discomforting if you’re not very used to people living with this issue. But it’s quite normal for them.
They play the blame game often
More often than not, emotionally unstable people cannot see the errors in their actions. They usually believe themselves to be right in most situations. So, instead of taking responsibility for their effects on others, they’ll point fingers and accuse other people of causing the problem in the first place.
They have a sense of entitlement
A sense of entitlement means that they believe that they should just get something without necessarily working for it. Sometimes, a sense of entitlement can be very obvious when a person starts asking for your money. Most of the time, they do this simply because you hold a certain position in their lives. Other times, it can be a bit more subtle, like when they insist on being treated in a certain way due to their sadness, among other things. Needless to say, this is quite toxic.
They get angry inappropriately
An emotionally unstable person doesn’t necessarily know when to get angry and when they’re in the wrong position to get angry. So, they get really pissed off and push all that anger onto you. This can happen very often and at the slightest triggers.
They’re not very empathetic
Empathy means being able to see things from other people’s points of view while putting yourself in their shoes so that you can understand their pain better. An emotionally unstable person isn’t excellent at this as they sometimes only see things from their own point of view.