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This is a discussion on Correlation between MBTI and DSM-IV disorders? within the Myers Briggs Forum forums, part of the Personality Type Forums category; Originally Posted by Extraverted Delusion PTypes - Correspondence of PTypes, Keirsey, Enneagram, Psychiatric, and Astrological Types Oh wow, Clyclothymic Personality ...
I don't see how anyone can discount the possibility of a correlation when there are loads of studies that have found correlations between normal personality and psychiatric conditions. What the correlation means is a different matter but its existence is well documented with various measures of personality.
I've always thought of mental illness in general as a matter of extreme personalities. Psychiatrists spent a lot of time looking for the organic failure of mental patients and when they couldn't find any they resorted to talking about "chemical imbalance" instead of injury and disorder. It's hard to come up with a definition of these disorders that keeps them distinct from personality. Words like "extreme" or "maladaptive" are just a matter of quantity, not quality.
I'm not basing this purlely off of real-life experience. I am correlating the disorder with the MBTI theory, and if you read most INFP descriptions, you will see that it clearly states INFPs don't want attention drawn to themselves.
In my experience, ENFPs and INFJs are the types who have shown the highest need for attention. I personally do desire attention probably more than average. I need affirmation to feel confident in myself and that's all I look for. But I don't put it on display. I don't passively ask for attention.
Some INFPs might, but any personality type has the capability of having attention-seeking behavior.
I'm sorry though, I really did think you were applying this to all introverts. Something they can be guilty of IMO.
But I didn't realize you just meant INFPs =X
To be fair the drama queens I dealt with could have been INFJs, one said she was INFP but she never seemed like a perceiver to me anyway.
Dominant-Tertiary Loops and Common Personality Disorders
You guys, should remember, the guy, who invented, all this,... stuff, Jung (I think his name was) only worked with, psychologically unhealthy, patients!
To those who have quoted me, I am not going to reply.
In any case, Inguz, Cyclothymia is not a personality disorder.
It's a mild form of Bipolar Disorder, categorized under "mood disorder".
This disorder is on Axis I. Personality disorders are on Axis II.
I was just informing you that it's not a personality disorder at all.
The links and information in this thread are very misleading in my opinion.
Especially now that I know they're presenting some Axis I disorders as Axis II disorders.
I have been recently diagnosed with autism. I think disorders may show more acutely in certain strongly expressing personality types such as autism showing most clearly in XSTP types. Although I've been told several times that personality stuff is totally irrelevant for me because of the autism. It's very interesting what my results are, even the function results seem to be a perfect mixture of ESTP and ESTJ (Se-Te-Ti-Si-Ne-Fe-Fi-Ni) - although sometimes the positions of Ne and Te swap. Way too many extraverted functions, and yet I get left out a lot at events for being "weird".
As Ti is my most developed introverted function though, I've started getting into introspection and self-help (as well as getting outside help for the condition).