[INTP] (depressed) INTPs are less "adaptive"

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This is a discussion on (depressed) INTPs are less "adaptive" within the INTP Forum - The Thinkers forums, part of the NT's Temperament Forum- The Intellects category; Read the article and contemplate the complications... Depressed brains are less 'plastic' › News in Science (ABC Science) Nevermind, I'll ...

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    INTP - The Thinkers

    (depressed) INTPs are less "adaptive"

    Read the article and contemplate the complications...

    Depressed brains are less 'plastic' › News in Science (ABC Science)

    Nevermind, I'll just give them to you:

    If

    say the majority of INTPs are depressed.

    then

    Consider whether you consider yourself adaptive or not.
    Do you see other INTPs as "adaptive".
    and so consider whether INTPs are "adaptive".

    and therefore

    Are INTPs being under-represented in aforementioned study?
    Are INTPs as whole (as a type) less adaptive than other types?
    Are just depressed INTPs less adaptive?
    Am I reading to much into this?
    Is John really Billiy's father who disappeared over 20 years ago on that fateful day?

    also

    Was the method of determining "adaptivity" (or rather plasticity) what skewed the results?
    The article didn't go into detail concerning what other tests they performed to get those results (they state that the first test involved motor skills. They don't elaborate on the implied subsequent tests).

    Also

    I had way more implications thought out, but I forgot what they were. So there.

    Command: Discuss.


    Oh, and is it me or am I writing everything as if it is prose?



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    INTP - The Thinkers

    Interesting article.

    I'd like more information, though, because... a. Were the "depressed" people in the study on medication? I think that could contribute to change in brain function (obviously, because the point of being on depression medication is that it changes brain function). b. It just said "clinically depressed for some months" and that's not really very informative. Okay, actually I was going to expand on this, but my point is just that it is one study, and the parameters don't seem very "set"... I think they can research more.

    As for your conclusions, how on earth are you getting that the majority of INTPs are depressed? I'm not trying to attack you, I'm just confused as to where you're getting your data. Also, I think INTPs are very adaptive. (My opinion, though, which I base largely off of myself, the only INTP that I know really well.)

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    INTP - The Thinkers

    That is nothing new, there are biochemical reactions in the brain when you are stressed, depressed or undergo a different times. I dont know if it is that much of type specific since it is biochemical... Maybe it depends on the individual in some way, but it should be something common for every organism ... These inhibitors also interrupt learning so that is the reason why there should be no stress at school... In fact hmm no stress at school, really? The capacity of the organism is limited to preservation functions and its cognitive functionality is quite limited, there are the basic reactions attack or escape, and depressions usually deals more with escaping I guess... And when you are bound to some environment and have no place to hide and escape to it is quite difficult to adapt yes...

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    INTP - The Thinkers

    Quote Originally Posted by onthefence View Post
    Interesting article.

    I'd like more information, though, because... a. Were the "depressed" people in the study on medication? I think that could contribute to change in brain function (obviously, because the point of being on depression medication is that it changes brain function). b. It just said "clinically depressed for some months" and that's not really very informative. Okay, actually I was going to expand on this, but my point is just that it is one study, and the parameters don't seem very "set"... I think they can research more.
    Indeed (that is to say that I agree with everything you said).

    Quote Originally Posted by onthefence View Post
    As for your conclusions, how on earth are you getting that the majority of INTPs are depressed? I'm not trying to attack you, I'm just confused as to where you're getting your data.
    No, you're quite right. I made an... assumption (kill me now). Due to how frequently "depression" threads spring up in this sub-forum I assumed that INTPs are more prone to becoming depressed than the other personality types (okay, INFPs probably more so than us). There was a poll a few months (or was it weeks) ago where, if I remember correctly (a feat in itself), the poll showed a tendency for INTPs to be depressed.


    EDIT: I'm going to (attempt to) read the original article (Neuropsychopharmacology - Abstract of article: Neuroplasticity in Depressed Individuals Compared to Healthy Controls). Maybe the article I posted previously wasn't exactly comprehensive.
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    BILLIY! now to trigger a manhunt for John's father named Billiy!


     

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