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    Default Mental illnesses and type.

    What mental illnesses are more likely to occure in types? I've no real reason for asking other than to simply know.

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    Well I'm pretty sure my grandfather is some sort of wacked-out INTP, and he is a paranoid schizophrenic.
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    It's a tough one to call, since mental illness can influence personality so it's difficult to tell which comes first, methinks. I've found INTJ's I've known very prone to depression - I think it's partly thinking about things deeply and often holding themselves to high standards, and perhaps being fairly insular people often anyway so not finding solace in others. Females are much more prone to get depressed, part of that is physiological but I think an element there is that you get a lot more female F's and I imagine F's are more prone to depression.

    I read an article once which said INFP's are the most likely to get depressed. When I was studying psychology though I remember reading a study which suggested S's are more likely than N's to get clinical depression, which surprised me.

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    Austism is usually an INTJ/P thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Didums View Post
    Austism is usually an INTJ/P thing.
    Actually the studies on autistic children show ISTJ, as do the patterns of behavior as they often fixate on physical objects...

    It seems like any type can end up with about any mental illness. However, misdiagnosis is more likely in certain types. Like, is an EP child just being an EP or is it ADD? Is an IP withdrawn and depressed or happy as a clam alone all the time? etc.
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    [QUOTE=strawberryfields;345411]It's a tough one to call, since mental illness can influence personality so it's difficult to tell which comes first, methinks. I've found INTJ's I've known very prone to depression - I think it's partly thinking about things deeply and often holding themselves to high standards, and perhaps being fairly insular people often anyway so not finding solace in others. Females are much more prone to get depressed, part of that is physiological but I think an element there is that you get a lot more female F's and I imagine F's are more prone to depression.

    I read an article once which said INFP's are the most likely to get depressed. When I was studying psychology though I remember reading a study which suggested S's are more likely than N's to get clinical depression, which surprised me.[/QUOTE/]

    As an ISTJ I can testify that S's and I's are probably more likely to get depressed. When I was younger I was nearly constantly depressed. The only thing that kept me from suicide was cowardice and no access to a painless means of death. That extreme depression has faded over time I think, although i'm still pretty pessimistic. Heck, sometimes I think about offing myself for fun (not seriously, just to imagine the reactions of others).

    I could be wrong about the depression fading though. I might be so apathetic and calloused I just don't notice it.....But that's another topic.

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    Actually there is a website with this....

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    i have it on the INFP page but theres one for each type...interesting stuff though i don't pretend to understand half of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by strawberryfields View Post

    I read an article once which said INFP's are the most likely to get depressed. When I was studying psychology though I remember reading a study which suggested S's are more likely than N's to get clinical depression, which surprised me.
    MBTI isn't valid by any DSM-IV standard. I'm curious as to what "study" you're referring to? (Scare quotes intended to reflect that fact that it probably wasn't from an academic journal, not saying it wasn't a study.)


    As an ISTJ I can testify that S's and I's are probably more likely to get depressed. When I was younger I was nearly constantly depressed. The only thing that kept me from suicide was cowardice and no access to a painless means of death. That extreme depression has faded over time I think, although i'm still pretty pessimistic. Heck, sometimes I think about offing myself for fun (not seriously, just to imagine the reactions of others).

    I could be wrong about the depression fading though. I might be so apathetic and calloused I just don't notice it.....But that's another topic.
    It's likely your brain was still growing; it's unfortunately common to get really depressed teens/young adults until their brain settles into full adulthood.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris_in_Orbit View Post
    Actually there is a website with this....

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    INFP personality type

    i have it on the INFP page but theres one for each type...interesting stuff though i don't pretend to understand half of it.
    That was helpful and confusing at the same time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Usehername View Post
    MBTI isn't valid by any DSM-IV standard. I'm curious as to what "study" you're referring to? (Scare quotes intended to reflect that fact that it probably wasn't from an academic journal, not saying it wasn't a study.)




    It's likely your brain was still growing; it's unfortunately common to get really depressed teens/young adults until their brain settles into full adulthood.
    I may not be a mainstream ISTJ. I feel a little more than my type should. Not enough to make me another type, but just a little to much. I really wish I didn't. I want to be normal or different, not this sickening in between area.

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