Awkward topic I know, but I want to know your thoughts.
I know for me, that when I get depressed (I may have the clinical disease, and am seeing a counselor), I drop more into the ISFP mindframe, since I scanned their forum and it seems that a lot of them tend to have low confidence, low self-esteem, etc. I'm not sure if this means that I truly have a more developed feeling side than I let on or not...I'm still uncomfortable with discussing emotions with people, have a hard time dealing with emotions in general (try to ignore them or bottle them up), and find logic/thinking to be my foundation for most arguments or whatever. But I read somewhere that ISTPs tend to be optimistic, and I'm not usually as such.
Luckily I just found an INTP/INFP friend who also has depression, and since then I've opened up to her and found that we have a lot of the same interests...so we've had some interesting talks between introverts (which means there were lots of awkward pauses, lol).
Er...so..how do you ISTPs cope with depression? Do you fall into a different mindframe, or have internal conflict, since depression can often seem to be illogical (as for me it brings a sense of hopelessness and fear of others)?