Dissociation is very interesting.
It has its origin in an abusive childhood - even an emotionally abusive childhood.
Such abuse is usually denied by the adult and so remains hidden, continuing to do its damage on the next generation.
Dissociation is caused by pain and suffering and causes pain and suffering.
This is too much for a child acknowledge and remains hidden even in the adult.
Here dissociation reveals itself in a compulsive, relentless jokiness.
But just below the jokey surface lies nastiness. And beneath the nastiness lies pain, denial and dissociation.
The way out of dissociation is to make our way towards integrity.
Often this means finding an empathic person who will listen to our pain.
But in lieu of finding such a person, we turn to the cult of the dissociated, called MBTI.
MBTI gives us immediate relief by validating our dissociation, but only at the price of our integrity.