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I'm definitely not. I find illness almost embarrassing and usually downplay when I don't feel well...
I don't really see INTPs as being hypochondriacs either...
 
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Not a lot, but sometimes I look at something and think that I might have after reading one or two things about it.
 

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I used to pretty badly. I kind of grew out of it though...
Now I'll get it when I notice something somewhat out of the ordinary happening, like if I get and I wheeze instead of cough. Well, normally I cough. So I freak out and start thinking, "Hmm, maybe this isn't a cold after all. Maybe I should go on WebMD..."

Kind of an odd example, may or may not be a true story...

When I think I have a problem I keep it to myself though. Haha, it goes a little something like this, "Well, it appears I could be suffering from a pulmonary embolism right now, but I don't want to have to bother my family with that. I'll just lie here and fall asleep so I can die in peace." Then I wake up, no problems.
 
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I'm not. I think I'm average in respect to this - sometimes I think I'm getting sick when I'm not actually and vice versa. It's usually about a cold or some such, nothing big.
 

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As a child, my mother accused me of it all the time. I really did think I was going to die, like, all the time. After I was about 15, I realized that despite illness and pain (physical as well as emotional), I was still alive... Now, if I'm not feeling well, I definitely keep it to myself.
 

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I get acused of it all the time, and I can believe it. I believe that I'm just more in tune with my body that most people. If something's off, I notice.
 

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I wouldn't call it hypochondriasis, but I think in certain situations my Ne does go a little crazy. It's not that I feel sick all the time or that I actually believe anything is wrong with me. It's just that if I get some weird "symptom" I've never seen before, I freak out a little bit because I just don't know what it is, and there is always the possibility that it could be something bad. Like, if I got bitten by a spider, I would be a little bit afraid that I might lose an arm or die or something. But, ultimately, I do know that I'm going to be fine. The thought is just there in the back of my mind until the wound heals. I'm thinking about what could happen.

But even when I am sick, I downplay it as much as possible. I usually won't tell anyone or go see a doctor until it is absolutely necessary. I don't like attention or sympathy, and I think I actually handle [real] pain and illness quite well.
 

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I used to research personality disorders like I would find some spiritual path or conclusion at the end. I really didn't know how else to understand myself then Personality Types and Personality Disorders - in fact I still don't.
I wish I did.

But I take Schizotypal Personality Disorder with pride! I was so attached to a diagnosis for being eccentric. I don't use it to neglect responsibility.

Anyways, I found out that ailments are sort of false face cards. They don't take me anywhere.
Oh but I wish I could go somewhere, some path, where is it?
 

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I used to feel like one. But maybe that's because I'm HSP and both my parents work at a hospital and are used to much worse than my minor injuries and illnesses.
 

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I used to research personality disorders like I would find some spiritual path or conclusion at the end. I really didn't know how else to understand myself then Personality Types and Personality Disorders - in fact I still don't.
I wish I did.

But I take Schizotypal Personality Disorder with pride! I was so attached to a diagnosis for being eccentric. I don't use it to neglect responsibility.

Anyways, I found out that ailments are sort of false face cards. They don't take me anywhere.
Oh but I wish I could go somewhere, some path, where is it?
...wow, you just described what I do a lot. That's actually really odd :O
 

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I once felt like i was going to die, turned out it was only a panic attack (i think)
I also thought i had an epilepsy when i passed out (but not really, but it was strange and i didn't know what it was (worst thing of all, i can't rule out it was a seizure, but it wasn't a generalized one (but a simple or even complex partial seizure, i don't know, lost balance and it was due the strobophobic lights in a party)
I was faking a disease, had to go the doctor, had pneunomia

me and judging diseases... Not really a good marriage
 

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A symptom needs to present itself first. If it goes on too long then yes, I am surely dying. This goes for all members of my family also.
 

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No but I know an ISTJ and an ENFJ, so I doubt personality type has much to do with it.

I am guilty of if I'm feeling a little bit off, a cold, or a headache...using that as an excuse to not do what I'm supposed to :). Milking it, if you will.
 

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Noooope. Saw that more in my ISTJ family members than myself, honestly ^^' I'm the type of person that just hugs somebody with a bad cold without any regard for whether I'll catch the disease.
 

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Massively, yes, but I doubt it's linked to being INFP. It's probably more to do with the fact that I have a lot of anxiety :blushed:
 
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