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    ENTP - The Visionaries


    Mental illness vs MBTI

    out of the 16 MBTI types, theres bound to be some people doing the test that has a mental illness.

    Do you think that people with mental illness would have a certain MBTI type? or does MBTI not relate to mental illnesses?

    ISTPs have the lowest compassion rate, which is common for most criminals.
    INFPs seem to have bipolar, i read from the thread "all the pain in the world" or something like that
    (don't get offended just observations from what i read.)

    So what are your thoughts on this?
    Last edited by Munchies; 07-09-2009 at 10:03 AM.



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    INTP - The Thinkers

    The Perseus System has mental illness as a pyscho-sociological overlay program called the Spinning Top. If the victim is subject to extreme pressure, just about any type can be a victim. The ESFJ are the most likely causation agents and INFP are likely victims.

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    INTP - The Thinkers

    What exactly are you asking? If a specific MBTI type covers nonspecific mental ilness? Of course not. I remember discussions like these before, every type has a few disorders typical for it if you take that type to an extreme.

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    INFJ - The Protectors

    I'd aree with thewindlistens. I myself am a diagnosed Bi-polar patient. And an ENFJ as well.

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    ENTP - The Visionaries


    Quote Originally Posted by thewindlistens View Post
    If a specific MBTI type covers nonspecific mental ilness?
    not specifically, but if a certain type would be more likely to have an illness. Kind of like ISTPs are more likly to have a low amount of compassion.

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    INTP - The Thinkers

    It takes Two.

    Quote Originally Posted by Munchies View Post
    not specifically, but if a certain type would be more likely to have an illness. Kind of like ISTPs are more likly to have a low amount of compassion.


    I don't think this is true. I would say the opposite, except that screwing around can be habitual. It takes Two.

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    INFP - The Idealists

    Quote Originally Posted by Munchies View Post
    INFPs seem to have bipolar, i read from the thread "all the pain in the world" or something like that
    (don't get offended just observations from what i read.)

    So what are your thoughts on this?
    OMG that's surreal - my last post just mentioned that the doc says I have bipolar - and I'm INFP. I'm interested in reading some more about this... I really don't like it when anyone is given a mental-illness diagnosis when they just have a personality that the doc doesn't understand. I'm not sure this is the case for me, but it's worth thinking about. So, thanks for having this thread!

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    Too many factors. This predicting-illness-by-type is horribly misguided. Certain traits OF certain disorders? Yes.

    Then, you have to think about the disorders that develop in adulthood, a personality is already formed so the illness itself will be influenced by that.

    Seperating genetic from environmental triggers would be the most important thing here.
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    INFP - The Idealists

    Quote Originally Posted by OMG WTF BRO View Post
    Too many factors. This predicting-illness-by-type is horribly misguided. Certain traits OF certain disorders? Yes.

    Then, you have to think about the disorders that develop in adulthood, a personality is already formed so the illness itself will be influenced by that.

    Seperating genetic from environmental triggers would be the most important thing here.
    Good point. It's so hard to separate "nature" from "nurture" (from subsequent environment)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yam View Post
    Good point. It's so hard to separate "nature" from "nurture" (from subsequent environment)
    yeah, in my paternal family there's a consistent trend with a specific disorder but type is all over the place with them, as far as l can tell.

    l could see one type being the ''ultimate manifestation'' of any one disorder, but genetic disorders simply aren't consistent like that. lf l had to pick the ultimate type for bipolar disorder, l might say ENFP (but l think l more often hear of ENFJs actually having it and MANY sensors).

    Personality disorder, IMO, would more closely fit with types.


     
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