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    The INJs I know can be "control freaks" at times, but I don't know if that applies to the majority of INJs.
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    I don't really think that type matters when it comes to eating disorders. I think it depends more on how fucked up you are and of the environment you live in, and not on your type.

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    Maybe INFXs. Of course any type could tho. I was getting that way when i was younger but didn't get to the point of being actually anorexic, just pretty skinny and my period stopped. But i could never see myself getting that way now, i've become much healthier since leaving HS.

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    Here's a method... Elimination.
    I think you could strike ENTJs off the list, if i'm not entirely mistaken.
    If anything, we don't seem to have a problem with food at all.
    Almost all ENTJs I have spoken to are more or less food lovers.
    I'm sort of an amateur gourmet chef myself.

    ENTPs, ESTJs and ENFJs seem very unlikely, too...


    I'd probably go with IxFx types, ENFPs and ESFPs. Never met an anorectic ENFP though... I know quite a few ENFPs who are or have been bulimics, though.
    Just personal experience, it might be way off.

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    SPs. I don't see a correlation between eating disorders and the E/I scale.

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    Could be right... But it (eating disorders) also seems so very illogical, which would point in the direction of F.

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    People who need some sort of control over their chaotic lives. In other words, the types that are extra sensitive to their environments will probably tend to get eating disorders the most often.

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    ISJs. 1) they are the most common type 2) they can be very concerned with control
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    Quote Originally Posted by YourLocalJesus View Post
    Could be right... But it (eating disorders) also seems so very illogical, which would point in the direction of F.
    I don't think it has much to do with F vs. T. I'm a logical F for the most part. Fs and Ts just tend to have different ways of arriving at the conclusion that they must lose/gain weight. It's most common in young teenagers and older tweens, as I remember from doing a report on it. Sorry, can't remember my source. As someone else on TypoC said, that's usually when you're going through the most stress as you develop, seek independece, face social problems, and all that. Even T teenagers can get very emotional. They're just as likely to develop an eating disorder as Fs.
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    I think anyone can be susceptible to and eating disorder if in the right circumstances or whatever.

    But, I think Introverted Feelers are far more likely to find themselves in that situation.

    And I also think eating disorders can be more dangerous when it is an Introvert who is suffering from it.

    Whilst I think that sometimes the self-image of IxFx's is likely to be worse than ExFx's I agree the more likely trigger of such an illness is a loss of control in their life.


    For example - I have to friends who were best friends with one another and both had eating disorders. One was an ESFx and the other and INFJ.

    The ESFx was always very open and it almost seemed like she delighted in letting people know of her problem with bulimia - kind of like the aforementioned 'party bulimics.' So because it was so well known about her problem intervention was easier.
    I'm not sure what her causes for the illness were but, as harsh as this sounds, at times it all just seemed like a big attention seeking ploy - although to continually make yourself vomit for attention is pretty wacked so something more serious had to be going on.


    The other friend, INFJ, her illness, I believe is more dangerous. She wouldn't speak about it, kept it under wraps, and the weight was dropping off - to the point of look really unhealthy, that's how we knew. She wasn't really bulimic, just anorexic.

    I'm not sure of the causes but her parents were like legalistically strict rarely allowing her to do anything social, it was pretty full on at times. I think other things may have happened in her life that may have been traumatising. Anyway it was an obvious control thing.


    Another weird point was the relationship between the two - it like they fed off oneanothers illness (pardon the pun), competing with each other in this weird and yet extremely close relationship.

    Anyway, ultimately I think, in the case I spoke about, the INFJ was the most serious and problematic because it was so concealed - an absolute control mechanism as well.
    So I think IxFx's are more predisposed to serious eating disorders.
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