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    Default INFP's and mental illness

    Ive read before that INFP's are more succeptable to developing a mental illness, especially depression - as our view of the world is so innocent, we see the world through rose colored glasses, and obviously we have been let down by people in our past.

    What are your thoughts? Do any of you struggle with a mental disorder?

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    si senor/senorita/senora I do.
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    Yes, it doesn't surprise me. Ive also read that along with depression, is anxiety, borderline personality disorder, social anxiety, depersonalization disorder etc. If you don't mind me asking, what are you all diagnosed with if you have been diagnosed?

    I'm curious on the topic, as I've always felt a little out of place, and have always struggled with depression.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nephele View Post
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    Yes, it doesn't surprise me. Ive also read that along with depression, is anxiety, borderline personality disorder, social anxiety, depersonalization disorder etc. If you don't mind me asking, what are you all diagnosed with if you have been diagnosed?

    I'm curious on the topic, as I've always felt a little out of place, and have always struggled with depression.
    schizoaffective. I do struggle with social anxiety but i think that's a symptom for me because when i'm stabelized i don't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by prplchknz View Post
    schizoaffective. I do struggle with social anxiety but i think that's a symptom for me because when i'm stabelized i don't.
    Yeah, I'm partially the same. I get social anxiety when I'm in a more depressed mood, and my confidence lifts when I'm more in control of my emotions (which is rare!)

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    I have had Generalized Anxiety Disorder since the age of 8.

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    In the United States, there is alot of external pressure for ESTJ-like behaviors. Those behaviors tend to be rewarded more than INFP-like ones. I think that might be a factor in INFPs being more prone to mental illness.
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    the more i sit back and watch the world, I realize lot of mental illness is a form of control, you don't like that I don't believe I need that to be happy? then I am mentally ill. I wish I was rich, so I could leave society. I like people, but they've been to indoctrinated for their own good. One thing happens that's how it is for the rest of your life. The best solution, play the game enough to become indpendently wealthy and politely make your exit. Keep in contact with those that listen discard the rest.
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    Bipolar Type II, GAD, OCD

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    I've been diagnosed with GAD and depression, and three of the four other INFPs I've known well have struggled with depression too.

    Quote Originally Posted by Such Irony View Post
    In the United States, there is alot of external pressure for ESTJ-like behaviors. Those behaviors tend to be rewarded more than INFP-like ones. I think that might be a factor in INFPs being more prone to mental illness.
    Agreed. In the U.S., INFPs are pretty much the opposite of an "ideal person". In general, rather than being encouraged to develop naturally according to their own preferences and strengths, they're supposed to contort themselves to fit a mold and this makes it much harder to flourish. Add in their innate sensitivity/emotional intensity, and it's not hard to see why INFPs would be particularly prone to anxiety and depression.

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