I'm starting this thread to find out people's thoughts, if they have any, on what effect abuse (specifically, I suppose, child abuse, simply because childhood is the formulative time in which a person's personality is formed) has on forming a person's identity and whether anyone here thinks that it could mask a person's true personality. And if so, do y'all think that a person's 'true' personality would make itself known at some point? Or is it something where a traumatizing event actually shapes the person and their personality is actually irrevocably changed by the trauma?
As in, can an extrovert become introverted instead because they feel that they can't trust people as a result of abuse? Or, can a feeling personality type test as thinking because a person is rejecting the presence of emotion in their life because they haven't yet learned to cope with their own? Of course, this doesn't just apply to MBTI, but I used it as an example to show you more specifically what I meant. I would appreciate any feedback!