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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.

 

ISTP/INFJ: Schizoid Personality Disorder

 Ti/Ni or Ni/Ti–Schizoid Personality Disorder. These types are socially incompetent for lack of trying, because they see little to no value in significant interaction with others. They live in their own abstract worlds, constantly second-guessing themselves as Ti poses a framework for a problem and Ni shoots it down as too definitionally precise. Without any real external input, these two functions will dream up all sorts of elaborate systems and implications for them, only to repeat their own self-defeating behavior, never bothering to emphasize putting any of its intense ideas into practice. Frequent disregard for rules, laws and other forms of behavioral standards is common, as no function provides any significant sense of external influence. If Se/Fe were doing its job, the user would recognize the value of connecting with others and of paying attention to their needs, preferences, habits and appearances.

  • Neither desires nor enjoys close relationships, including being part of a family.
  • Almost always chooses solitary activities.
  • Has little, if any, interest in having sexual experiences with another person.
  • Takes pleasure in few, if any, activities.
  • Lacks close friends or confidants other than first-degree relatives.
  • Appears indifferent to the praise or criticism of others.
  • Shows emotional coldness, detachment, or flattened affectivity.

Individuals with Schizoid Personality Disorder may have particular difficulty expressing anger, even in response to direct provocation, which contributes to the impression that they lack emotion. Their lives sometimes seem directionless, and they may appear to “drift” in their goals. Such individuals often react passively to adverse circumstances and have difficulty responding appropriately to important life events. Because of their lack of social skills and lack of desire for sexual experiences, individuals with this disorder have few friendships, date infrequently, and often do not marry.

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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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