I think the love for morbidity comes from our desire to understand the human condition. Just as much as we like to understand and achieve happiness, we like to understand and cope with suffering. It is no surprise that a lot of INFPs like myself have an obssession with the profane (eg. crude humor, morbidity...). I also think that analyzing something to an extreme helps us deal with the ugliness of the world, but perhaps that sounds paradoxical.
I love supernatural horror (like skylights stated, it's not about gore or disease as it is about mystery especially - what if THIS could happen? How do you know it couldn't?) But I love cartoons just as much if not more. For me, I don't think it's so much a love of morbidity as it is a love of something magical. That being said, I would pick "Chowder" (something generally more upbeat and positive) over "The Ring" any day.
Yes! I am so glad you said something! I have always loved graveyards. I will walk through them and just calculate how long people lived. I like to see how they are put next to each other. It makes me think. My husband got me in love with him in an 1800's miner's ghost-town cemetery. I'm not into horror stuff really. I just... I dunno. I have to read all the details of murder cases, especially the ones that are near the sentimental places I love.
I read the obituaries and the crime sections of national newspapers (cold cases).
And lately, it's not really morbid, but it has the same feel as the rest of it for me: I have been transcribing letters that my grandmother had in a box that were my like great great grand parents and such from their relatives over seas. It's lovely. I love looking into my family history.
A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is visible labour and there is invisible labour.
On a more private, inward level I am drawn to the psychologically dark, complex and even morbid moreso than physical or sensational morbidity.
The first man to raise a fist is the man who's run out of ideas. H.G. WELLS
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself, and you are the easiest person to fool. FEYNMAN If this is monkey pee, you're on your own.SCULLY