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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.

 

ESFP/ENTJ: Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder

Se/Te or Te/Se–Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder (not the same thing as OCD)! I’ve seen people mistake ESFPs in Se+Te dom-tert loops for ESTPs because they can be so insistent upon controlling their surroundings. These types epitomize enneagram type 8, as they are aggressive, blunt, confrontational and not the least bit afraid of hurting anyone’s feelings. Inside they require the approval of others to a much higher degree than they let on, as Te insists on controlling and organizing external surroundings to ridiculous proportions, while Se pushes any naysayers out of the way with aggressive force and a take-no-prisoners attitude. Territorial and looking for any reason to display their power, these types are some of the most difficult to deal with of all dom-tert loops. If Fi/Ni were doing its job, these types would stop to consider that their actions have negative implications for others, and that aggressively taking charge is not always the best solution in every situation.

  • Is preoccupied with details, rules, lists, order, organization, or schedules to the extent that the major point of the activity is lost.
  • Shows perfectionism that interferes with task completion (e.g., is unable to complete a project because his or her own overly strict standards are not met).
  • Is excessively devoted to work and productivity to the exclusion of leisure activities and friendships (not accounted for by obvious economic necessity).
  • Is overconscientious, scrupulous, and inflexible about matters of morality, ethics, or values (not accounted for by cultural or religious identification).
  • Is unable to discard worn-out or worthless objects even when they have no sentimental value.
  • Is reluctant to delegate tasks or to work with others unless they submit to exactly his or her way of doing things.
  • Adopts a miserly spending style toward both self and others; money is viewed as something to be hoarded for future catastrophes.
  • Shows rigidity and stubbornness.

When rules and established procedures do not dictate the correct answer, decision making may become a time-consuming, often painful process. Individuals with Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder may have such difficulty deciding which tasks take priority or what is the best way of doing some particular task that they may never get started on anything.

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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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