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Discussion in 'Et Cetera, Et Cetera' started by MisterMark, Jul 10, 2005.
Take the test here: http://similarminds.com/personality_disorder.html
I'm schizoid (86%).
Strangely, the highest I got was borderline (46%). Which is just 1% below the average. So I'm a borderline borderline.
I should have added: I've read a couple of articles that suggest being schizoid is not a valid disorder. I suspect that many of you will also register high on the schizoid chart. One researcher stated the following:
"Those with Schizoid Personalities do not have a "disorder" but a gift of high independence and intellect."
What's funny is, I got 45% for antisocial. The two are practically opposites.
That's interesting. I would have thought that with your intelligent wit and lack of an avatar over all these months, you would have scored highly as a schizoid. Oh well. Personalities are very complex. I shouldn't even try to predict them.
Then I guess you're REALLY a mess.
Yeah, well, pardon me, I'm going to go cut myself now since I'm apparently borderline.
I only had one score above average: Obsessive-Compulsive.
Or is that bullshit...
or bull shit.
Damn, what a mess.
I came out as having mildly Schizoid and paranoid characteristics. IT sounds about right for an INTP or INTJ ! LOL!
I'm pretty much everything.
Paranoid |||||||||||||||||||| 86%
Schizoid |||||||||||||||||||| 86%
Schizotypal |||||||||||||||||||| 90%
Antisocial |||||| 30%
Borderline |||||||||||||||||||| 90%
Histrionic |||||||||||||| 58%
Narcissistic ||| 18%
Avoidant |||||||||||||||| 62%
Dependent ||| 18%
Obsessive-Compulsive |||||||||||||| 54%
Especially paranoid, schizoid and schizotypal--which are the measures about disengagement from intimacy. I've had trust issues in early life...
I'm a bit pissed off at the borderline score. I've known borderlines and I'm not like them!
A functioning dysfunctional, I guess.
Paranoid |||||||||||||| 58%
Schizoid |||||||||||||||||| 78%
Schizotypal |||||||||||||||| 66%
Antisocial |||||||||| 34%
Borderline |||| 18%
Histrionic |||| 18%
Narcissistic |||||||||||| 50%
Avoidant |||||||||| 34%
Dependent |||| 14%
Obsessive-Compulsive |||||||||||||| 54%
OK, so I'm schizoid and schizotypal, but it looks as if I'm in good company with you guys. Plus I'm evidently a bit paranoid, and obsessive-compulsive. And I know that all of you are plotting ways to use that information against me even now...
Given what you said about paranoid, schizoid and schizotypal being the measures about disengagement from intimacy, headbang8, this might be accurate. Trust has always been a big issue for me as well.
Never been labelled "narcissistic" before...
Naughty, are these scores suitable for the evasive Lord of the Dance?
Come on, ladies! Who wants a piece of this dysfunctional action!
Paranoid |||||| 22% 49%
Schizoid |||||||||||| 42% 53%
Schizotypal |||| 18% 53%
Antisocial |||||||||||||||| 62% 47%
Borderline |||| 14% 47%
Histrionic |||||||||||| 46% 43%
Narcissistic |||||||||||||||||| 78% 41%
Avoidant |||||| 30% 39%
Dependent |||||||||||| 42% 37%
Obsessive-Compulsive |||||||||||||||| 70% 40%
Eccentric Personality Disorders: Paranoid, Schizoid, Schizotypal
Individuals with these disorders often appear odd or peculiar.
Paranoid Personality Disorder - individual generally tends to interpret the actions of others as threatening.
Schizoid Personality Disorder - individual generally detached from social relationships, and shows a narrow range of emotional expression in various social settings.
Schizotypal Personality Disorder - individual is uncomfortable in close relationships, has thought or perceptual distortions, and peculiarities of behavior.
Dramatic Personality Disorders: Antisocial, Borderline, Histrionic, and Narcissistic
Individuals with these disorders have intense, unstable emotions, distorted self-perception, and/or behavioral impulsiveness.
Antisocial Personality Disorder - individual shows a pervasive disregard for, and violation of, the rights of others.
Borderline Personality Disorder - individual shows a generalized pattern of instability in interpersonal relationships, self-image, and observable emotions, and significant impulsiveness.
Histrionic Personality Disorder - individual often displays excessive emotionality and attention seeking in various contexts. They tend to overreact to other people, and are often perceived as shallow and self-centered.
Narcissistic Personality Disorder - individual has a grandiose view of themselves, a need for admiration, and a lack of empathy that begins by early adulthood and is present in various situations. These individuals are very demanding in their relationships.
Anxious Personality Disorders: Avoidant, Dependent, Obsessive-Compulsive
Individuals with these disorders often appear anxious or fearful.
Avoidant Personality Disorder - individual is socially inhibited, feels inadequate, and is oversensitive to criticism
Dependent Personality Disorder - individual shows an extreme need to be taken care of that leads to fears of separation, and passive and clinging behavior.
Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder - individual is preoccupied with orderliness, perfectionism, and control at the expense of flexibility, openness, and efficiency.
Author Note:I don't think Schizoid personality is a valid disorder (read), some of the smartest people in history were schizoid because they occupied a remote end of the intelligence bell curve. Schizotypal personality can encompass highly original thinkers as well as totally insane people so I think it's a flawed type. I think the remaining eight disorders are generally valid.
OK, so I'm a total psych ward poster boy...I put the "fun" in dysfunction, I think.
I'm banking on the fact that because I do have an IQ that is high on the charts, that the schizoid diagnosis is a false-positive. The schizotypal diagnosis may tie in with that, or it can go along with my creative mind. I will admit that I've wondered if I wasn't OC (and I don't mean Cali) and have talked to a Dr. about it--I was told that I was probably borderline and had definite tendencies that way.
The antisocial thing worries me...I'm an extrovert, have always tested that way on all sorts of personality tests. Why am I showing up as antisocial?
I make no bones about being narcissistic--that comes with the territory
Looks like Schizoid and Antisocial are my high scores. Schizoid is not a surprising result for many of us since many of us seem to be looking for a social outlet online. Iâd argue that my antisocial score isnât surprising for a former hockey player turned lawyer. I canât imagine being successful at either profession without being aggressive and intimidating. I am surprised, however, that my Narcissistic score isnât higher.
Hey, man, be careful looking into natural springs at your own reflection. That always ends badly for you guys.
Paranoid |||||||||||||||| 62%
Schizoid |||||||||||||||||| 74%
Schizotypal |||||||||||||||||||| 86%
Antisocial |||||||||||||||||||| 86%
Borderline |||||| 30%
Histrionic |||||| 22%
Narcissistic |||||||||||||| 54%
Avoidant |||||||||||| 50%
Dependent |||| 14%
Obsessive-Compulsive |||| 18%
Fun, but I think a test this short will have a hard time predicting much. I found myself wishing there was a 'depends" option on a lot of these questions, but I answered what I felt was the main point of the questions. Yeah, I'm a crispy critter.
Damn, Pecker, you almost always get an outloud laugh from me. Kudos.
Narcissiisisisistic 66% :huh:
The rest of them were pretty low. I could have told you the O-C one. I had to look up Narcissistic. My initial reaction was 'bullshit' on the first two until I read the description of the Dramatic Personality Disorders: Individuals with these disorders have intense, unstable emotions, distorted self-perception, and/or behavioral impulsiveness.
Wow. That's what I spend most my day trying not to be.... *she gets very introspective....*
Ok, feeling back to normal again. :bounce:
Calling Therapist Dee to the rescue... There a bunch of whack jobs here. LOL
Don't misinterpret the figures, guys. A high score in a certain disorder only counts if it's above average for that disorder.
For instance, I scored high on some PD's but lower than the national average, so I can ignore those scores.
My only score that was above the national average was for Obsessive-Compulsive.
This kind of test reminds me of the idiocy that's today's psychotherapy:
Doctor: "So, how are we today, Mr. Pecker?"
Pecker: "A little under the weather, thanks."
Doctor: * Note: tends to be depressed. *
Doctor: "So how are we today, Mr. Pecker?"
Pecker: "Great, doc. Top of the world."
Doctor: * Note: has swung from depressant to manic. High probability of Bi-Polar Personality*
Doctor: "So you'll be going out to celebrate with your friends tonight?"
Pecker: "No, really, I think I'll stay and home and work on my snail snot collection."
Doctor: * Note: exhibits anti-social behavior with Obsessive-Compulsive tendencies.*
You can't win. Go figure.
Snail-snot collector, you too?