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The Mental Illness Of Each Myers Briggs Type

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Here is a look at the type of mental disorder each Myers Briggs personality might display based on their cognitive (dys)functions.

 

ISFP/INTJ: Paranoid Personality Disorder

Fi/Ni or Ni/Fi–Paranoid Personality Disorder. These types are your typical conspiracy theorists; they cling deeply to their personal values and can find a conspiracy to assault or attack those values everywhere they look. Chronically distrustful of others’ intentions for no legitimate reason, these types are certain they are the only ones who really know “the truth.” The inferior function, Te or Se, can sometimes lead to an unconscious desire to attract the attention of or lead/organize others in efforts to expose the nefarious conspiracies they invariably see everywhere. If Te/Se were doing its job, these types would be able to look around them and observe empirical evidence that most of their theories are probably not reflected in reality, but as they rely almost entirely on internal validation, Ni will go to any lengths to justify Fi’s emotion-based suspicions. (I mentioned Dale Gribble from King of the Hill in a previous article–he’s a perfect example.) There’s also this guy Victor on typologycentral who’s such a perfect example of this it’s absolutely ridiculous. 😉

  • Suspects, without sufficient basis, that others are exploiting, harming, or deceiving him or her.
  • Is preoccupied with unjustified doubts about the loyalty or trustworthiness of friends or associates.
  • Is reluctant to confide in others because of unwarranted fear that the information will be used maliciously against him or her.
  • Reads hidden demeaning or threatening meanings into benign remarks or events.
  • Persistently bears grudges, i.e., is unforgiving of insults, injuries, or slights.
  • Perceives attacks on his or her character or reputation that are not apparent to others and is quick to react angrily or to counterattack.
  • Has recurrent suspicions, without justification, regarding fidelity of spouse or sexual partner.

Because individuals with Paranoid Personality Disorder lack trust in others, they have an excessive need to be self-sufficient and a strong sense of autonomy. They also need to have a high degree of control over those around them. They are often rigid, critical of others, and unable to collaborate, although they have great difficulty accepting criticism themselves. They may blame others for their own shortcomings. Because of their quickness to counterattack in response to the threats they perceive around them, they may be litigious and frequently become involved in legal disputes.

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source: http://www.psychone.net/psychological-disorders-list.php
source: http://personalitycafe.com/articles/25205-dominant-tertiary-loops-common-personality-disorders.html

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  • 3 comments

      1. argonil

        Eh, I can’t edit my comment. The description I’m talking about in my previous comment is the one for INFJ/ISTP, which has been partially swapped with the one for INTP/ISFJ.

    1. Ash

      People with ADD and autism are also withdrawn. If someone with ADD goes to a party, after 2/3 hours he/she needs to be alone because of all the sensory experiences like noise, people touching, people eating, it becomes too much, they call it sensory processing disorder. When a narcissist goes to a party, he/she wants to go to more parties and he/she talks to a lot of people and he/she wants to impress other people by going with an attractive partner. Narcissistic people don’t withdraw, they want 100 text messages each day. And egomaniac behavior often gets confused for narcissism.

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