• You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community, you will have access to additional post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), view blogs, respond to polls, upload content, and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free, so please join our community today! Just click here to register. You should turn your Ad Blocker off for this site or certain features may not work properly. If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us by clicking here.

Hypothetical: What if...?

iwakar

crush the fences
Joined
May 2, 2007
Messages
4,877
Instinctual Variant
sx/sp
What if a group of therapists were assigned to monitor the activities of a certain forum's members --ahem Typology Central-- and informed (erroneously of course! :devil:) that they were a group of seriously mentally disturbed individuals requiring professional diagnoses? (Let's assume that they were completely ignorant of our MBTIs...)

Given our individual and/or collective behaviorisms and the mental health community's modus operandi, how do you think they would diagnose you and/or your fellow forum member(s)?

Remember, hypothetical jests are welcome, but vitriol and ill-humors are not.
 

kyuuei

Emperor/Dictator
Joined
Aug 28, 2008
Messages
13,967
MBTI Type
enfp
Enneagram
8
Whatever - Alcoholism.

BMS - Sex Addict.

Pink - Alzheimers. (..Although A more accurate term would be somtimers.)

Hexis - Manic, Violent.

Meta - Emotionally withdrawn.

Evan the Clown - highly contagious, immediate quarantine required.

ArbiterDewey - Unable to properly assimilate into society.

CaptainChick - ADHD
 

Simplexity

New member
Joined
Jul 15, 2008
Messages
1,741
MBTI Type
INTP
Synarch- Disturbed perception of reality. Holds two opposing views in balance, shifts toward the idealistic. Childhood experience uncertain. Some obvious amounts of internal turmoil due to the fact that he isn't willing to abolish one view completely from his mind. It would be better if he didn't give things weight before he levelled them off, too much introspection and assessment can be unhealthy. Intestinal fortitude uncertain, but it would be wise to completely disengage one aspect of his views and be willing to suffer the consequences. May be in the process of determining a good balance but it is a rough road.
 

Synarch

Once Was
Joined
Oct 14, 2008
Messages
8,448
MBTI Type
ENTP
Synarch- Disturbed perception of reality. Holds two opposing views in balance, shifts toward the idealistic. Childhood experience uncertain. Some obvious amounts of internal turmoil due to the fact that he isn't willing to abolish one view completely from his mind. It would be better if he didn't give things weight before he levelled them off, too much introspection and assessment can be unhealthy. Intestinal fortitude uncertain, but it would be wise to completely disengage one aspect of his views and be willing to suffer the consequences. May be in the process of determining a good balance but it is a rough road.

Interesting. You have interesting ideas, Aimahn. Of course, everyone's most favorite topic is themselves. To summarize your thoughts: conflicted?

On idealism:

Abstract thinking leads to idealism. Once we adopt mental forms that exist only as concepts (ie. divorced or remote from physical reality), the next step is to treat them as if they actually exist.
 

Simplexity

New member
Joined
Jul 15, 2008
Messages
1,741
MBTI Type
INTP
Interesting. You have interesting ideas, Aimahn. Of course, everyone's most favorite topic is themselves. To summarize your thoughts: conflicted?

On idealism:

Abstract thinking leads to idealism. Once we adopt mental forms that exist only as concepts (ie. divorced or remote from physical reality), the next step is to take treat them as if they actually exist.

The conflict in my mind lies in knowing that and giving it a certain amount of respect, yet at the same time realizing the pitfalls and engaging in something more concrete (used in the sense of innate pleasures, joys, sorrows... etc. "irrationality") and experiencing the pitfalls and benefits of the latter. It's a hard position to hold. Most people are only adept at one, being adept at both is a much harder task.

Maybe the answer lies in maturity, but that's assuming that everyone strives for that means in the truest sense of the word. I think most people love the comfort of what their most experienced in. It's always notably more difficult shoring up your weak spots, some choose to just accentuate their strengths. The latter is a much easier pill to swallow. Difficulty is not a goal most strive for, even when there is a lesson to be learned.

Self analysis: preference for trusting my own tightly constructed and defined mental models when choosing to act. Not opposed to seeking out new information, but difficulty and fear of utilizing it before it has been assimilated by my own standards.

Avoidant, protective, void.
 

ajblaise

Minister of Propagandhi
Joined
Aug 3, 2008
Messages
7,914
MBTI Type
INTP
Uber - Borderline personality disorder.
 

Salomé

meh
Joined
Sep 25, 2008
Messages
10,527
MBTI Type
INTP
Enneagram
5w4
Instinctual Variant
sx/sp
Antisocial one.....it's all in the name, really...
 

Night

Boring old fossil
Joined
Nov 2, 2007
Messages
4,755
MBTI Type
INTJ
Enneagram
5/8
Anyone care to throw a diagnosis my way?
 
Top