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    Wink Hypothetical: What if...?

    What if a group of therapists were assigned to monitor the activities of a certain forum's members --ahem Typology Central-- and informed (erroneously of course! ) that they were a group of seriously mentally disturbed individuals requiring professional diagnoses? (Let's assume that they were completely ignorant of our MBTIs...)

    Given our individual and/or collective behaviorisms and the mental health community's modus operandi, how do you think they would diagnose you and/or your fellow forum member(s)?

    Remember, hypothetical jests are welcome, but vitriol and ill-humors are not.
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    Oh, this is a dangerous thread.
    "Create like a god, command like a king, work like a slave."

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    Synarch- Disturbed perception of reality. Holds two opposing views in balance, shifts toward the idealistic. Childhood experience uncertain. Some obvious amounts of internal turmoil due to the fact that he isn't willing to abolish one view completely from his mind. It would be better if he didn't give things weight before he levelled them off, too much introspection and assessment can be unhealthy. Intestinal fortitude uncertain, but it would be wise to completely disengage one aspect of his views and be willing to suffer the consequences. May be in the process of determining a good balance but it is a rough road.
    My cold, snide, intellectual life is just a veneer, behind which lies the plywood of loneliness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aimahn View Post
    Synarch- Disturbed perception of reality. Holds two opposing views in balance, shifts toward the idealistic. Childhood experience uncertain. Some obvious amounts of internal turmoil due to the fact that he isn't willing to abolish one view completely from his mind. It would be better if he didn't give things weight before he levelled them off, too much introspection and assessment can be unhealthy. Intestinal fortitude uncertain, but it would be wise to completely disengage one aspect of his views and be willing to suffer the consequences. May be in the process of determining a good balance but it is a rough road.
    Interesting. You have interesting ideas, Aimahn. Of course, everyone's most favorite topic is themselves. To summarize your thoughts: conflicted?

    On idealism:

    Abstract thinking leads to idealism. Once we adopt mental forms that exist only as concepts (ie. divorced or remote from physical reality), the next step is to treat them as if they actually exist.
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    Victor - Depersonalization Disorder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Synarch View Post
    Interesting. You have interesting ideas, Aimahn. Of course, everyone's most favorite topic is themselves. To summarize your thoughts: conflicted?

    On idealism:

    Abstract thinking leads to idealism. Once we adopt mental forms that exist only as concepts (ie. divorced or remote from physical reality), the next step is to take treat them as if they actually exist.
    The conflict in my mind lies in knowing that and giving it a certain amount of respect, yet at the same time realizing the pitfalls and engaging in something more concrete (used in the sense of innate pleasures, joys, sorrows... etc. "irrationality") and experiencing the pitfalls and benefits of the latter. It's a hard position to hold. Most people are only adept at one, being adept at both is a much harder task.

    Maybe the answer lies in maturity, but that's assuming that everyone strives for that means in the truest sense of the word. I think most people love the comfort of what their most experienced in. It's always notably more difficult shoring up your weak spots, some choose to just accentuate their strengths. The latter is a much easier pill to swallow. Difficulty is not a goal most strive for, even when there is a lesson to be learned.

    Self analysis: preference for trusting my own tightly constructed and defined mental models when choosing to act. Not opposed to seeking out new information, but difficulty and fear of utilizing it before it has been assimilated by my own standards.

    Avoidant, protective, void.
    My cold, snide, intellectual life is just a veneer, behind which lies the plywood of loneliness.

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    Aimahn - OCD.
    "Create like a god, command like a king, work like a slave."

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    Uber - Borderline personality disorder.

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    Mondo - Multiple Personality Disorder

    runvardh - self defeating personality disorder

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