Let me explain.. First time I was typed was 5 years back; I was 16 and had dealt with anxiety/depression since I was young (ran in my family). By 18 I did CBT for Borderline Personality Disorder. At the time I was typed ENFP/INFP (My E/I is always pretty borderline). However, for about a year I did CBT and took time to really "get to know" myself. The things she taught me were
1. To be more aware of my environment and I did exercises/continue to do them so that I am living in the here and now. The exercises had me focus on sensory information since I would get carried away with anxious/paranoid thoughts, especially about the future.
2. Rational thinking!! I am not saying I am a robot now, but if I have irrational feelings, I get rid of them immediately. Also, I have smaller patience for others with irrational thinking/feelings. I see fallacies and errors in others' irrational thoughts/feelings because I was taught how to see them in my own self. So, now that I have explained that..
Has anyone else experienced this with a mental illness or anger management, anything? I am not saying that NF types are mentally unstable or whatever but perhaps my personal illness overshadowed my true self. Or, I could have just learned my way into a new type. Regardless, I am curious as to others' opinions on this topic.
Side note: I paired medication with CBT, but its an antidepressant so I do not think that had any drastic effect on my personality.