Just for interest's sake, I know at least three INFPs and an INTJ who have been treated with depression, a bi-polar INTJ, a bi-polar ESTP (or ENTJ), a slightly bi-polar ESTJ, a schizophrenic INFJ, an INFJ with chronic anxiety and lots of people who are just random freaks.
I'd say this could rather have something to do with Enneagram type / instinctual variant, if anything. For example, all the bi-polar people I know seem to be 1s; the schizophrenic INFJ was an extremely unhealthy 4w5 sx/sp before she became ill, etc. Maybe it doesn't correlate at all but it could be interesting to look into it.
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Her head hung down
Gazed at earth, finally keen,
As the rabbit at the stoat,
Till the earth was sky,
Sky that was green,
And brown clouds passed
Like chestnut leaves along the ground.
i read that if in an introvert both the dominant and auxiliary functions are introverted a neurosis can develop, and if they are fused(whatever that means) a psychosis can develop. the same goes for an extravert with both functions extraverted.
I think bipolarity can be found in every type. However it is possible that the apparent type changes whethere the person is in manic or depressive state.
My father is bipolar, and would be an ISTJ most of the time, although in more manic states he becomes ENTJ.