Before we begin, let’s make an exaggerated analogy with our world. In a warrior society, a good-natured person who is a Buddhist (with good serotonin/dopamine production in his brain) would be diagnosed by warrior psychologists with “cowardice syndrome” and perhaps treated with liquor. Similarly, in a gently harmonious Buddhist society, an aggressive warrior would be diagnosed with some form of antisocial disorder and treated with whatever the psychiatric monks see fit.
In the descriptions of the Myers Briggs personality typology, the most adaptive and maladaptive characteristics of each type can be filtered. Assuming the guy we’re looking at is sharp (say an ESTP with each letter 60 or more), the so-called “positives” and “negatives” can be quickly extracted. So it becomes intuitively logical to think that some MBTI types are more likely to have some psychological “disorders” than others based on their default modes of being. All one has to do is match descriptions of psychiatric disorders with descriptions of MBTI types when they are not at their best and can’t drive (say a low-income, low-educated stressed INFP in a country where ESTJs are culturally dominant and expect everyone to be like them).
The reason I put psychological “disorders” in quotes is that, as hinted above, these maladaptive “conditions” appear to be (for the most part) physiological traits of different races of homo sapiens when driven to the neurotic breaking point by Social conditions. Negative psychology still dominates and only classifies conditions when they become more apparent and severe. Usually that involves a certain race of human beings at the lower end of the socioeconomic ladder who are forced to seek help in order to continue to function. The self-defeating nature of negative psychology (versus the emerging field of positive psychology) has been doing harm for over a century.
In other words,
1) The dominant culture/socio-economic system of a country is often closely related to some dominant types of Myers Briggs (usually extraverted T’s)
2) Races that differ physiologically from the dominant races of the herd are forced to participate in a socio-economic system (run by the rulers) that is incompatible with them.
3) If people who are incompatible with your system are wealthy and connected, they have more coping mechanisms to deal with stressors and avoid/lessen the activation of the “negative” neurotic qualities of their MBTI type.
4) Those breeds that are likely to seek help (and have their condition classified and coded as science) have suppressed the positive qualities of their MBTI type and the negative ones have been exaggerated by the neurosis causing social stressors. They are likely to be from the poorer and less educated end of the proletariat class and thus have more on their plates every day without being able to verbalize what ails them. Even if they belong to the arrogant faction of the proletariat that imagines itself to be “middle class,” they are likely to be misinformed about the fundamental structural nature of their neurosis and refer to the so-called experts within the field of negative psychology dominated. by corporations.
5) All of this is exacerbated when the economic pie shrinks instead of expanding (this means a reversal of industrialization rather than constant material renewal of an industrialized country)
Let’s begin the journey to match the Myers-Briggs breeds that are most likely to get a certain “disorder” classification for one of their most extreme members. As a baseline, the MBTI types to match are the acute ones (60 or more in each letter). Some disorders may require only one function to be abnormally (statistically) high, such as 100 F. Thus, not all acute MBTI types would necessarily match the descriptions of the disorder, but those acute MBTI types within the already acute group of your brothers. This is an incomplete and imperfect list that will be updated as time goes on. It serves as a starting point for the discussion.
More likely among ISTPs: High detection function of about 100 seems key as the nerves leading to the eyeballs are thicker than in most people. Temple Grandin, an autistic woman, beautifully explained in her TED talk that she “thinks” in images rather than symbolically. She humorously mentions that the introverted scientists/inventors/technicians in the audience are probably borderline autistic in some cases and that helps them in their detailed specific work. High Introversion explains the super low interpersonal communication skills and avoidance of energy-sapping social situations for autistics.
High T and lack of emotions explain the lack of close attachment to objects within the world during those rare moments when the autistic person decides to engage with the world (a flash of extroversion). High P contributes to action paralysis and supersensory overload. The brain is probably overclocked with video/audio inputs with no biological way of using the data nicely. The overall result is a person who acts very much like someone taking dissociative drugs (able to get closer to perfect robotic objective perception of the world without being clouded by emotion).
Mood disorders: depressive and bipolar (first of all, for emotional roller coasters to happen, you need a super strong F-function (again, 90-100 range) to feel the extreme highs and lows as well as the extreme lows. Other functions determine the specific mood disorder at work).
Most likely among ISFJs and ESFJs: Our current ENTJ/ENTP dominated society is very unfriendly to selfless SFJs. Rapid technological and cultural change, the atomization of society and the family by the free market, and dog-eat-dog interpersonal interactions are likely to have the greatest negative impact on SFJs. Their help is not rewarded, but the ridiculed and duty-bound SFJs are less likely to relax and enjoy themselves than their FP counterparts. The strong S makes them focus on their constant lack of affirmation from others in the here and now, while the J contributes to an inflexible and emotionally charged moralistic system that the S constantly sees as being violated. Strong J also anchors the person in a depressed melancholy mood with fewer interruptions into a happier, more uplifted mode (see below).
More likely among ENFPs and ESFPs: Considering the extraverted manic phase of a bipolar person, high E appears to be a key contributor along with very high F. emotional plane by a strong J). The extrovert FP goes out into the world full of energy and inspiration but is knocked down by the cynical social environment. Acute sensitivity to criticism and a strong P to see how such criticism is justified from many angles creates a severe emotional breakdown and withdrawal in the depressive phase. The constant emotional change adds to the mental confusion and the feeling of lack of control. These are the people who love to party and are all over the place, but face serious accidents when they encounter an environmental obstacle. Extraversion must be maintained and not repressed in an unhealthy way.
More likely among ENFP, ESFP, ENTP and ESTP: The key seems to be a constant change of perceptual angles for a P over 60 and a strong extroversion that makes the person go out into the world and feel bored when that desire is frustrated. It also appears to be just a common childhood exploration phase of toddlers and children of most types of MBTI.
More likely between ISTJs, INTJs, and possibly INTPs: Schizoids are marked by social isolation, emotional coldness, and indifference to others. Severely impaired social functioning, extreme loneliness, and grandiose views of extraversion. The above features are obviously caused by the same strong I and T as in the autistic, but schizoids are not totally overloaded with sensory overload. This allows them to be creative at times. Political Ponerology makes an interesting case that schizoids (because they spend so much time alone watching the fast-moving world with often vindictive fantasies) write the literature and constructs that inspire clinical and subclinical psychopaths.
Most likely among ENTJs, ENTPs – these are the natural predators of the human herd and feast if they rise to power rather than enhance it. The essentials are a high T max of 100 for clinical psychopaths and a T greater than 60 for subclinicals (the softer ones who have a foot in both the human and predator worlds and who make natural politicians). This ensures that there is no emotional empathy for fellow homo sapiens. They literally cannot feel what others feel and this makes most people seem irrational and weak to them. The closest they have to emotion (which they confuse the concept with) is sexual arousal and aggression. The strong E makes them go out into the world and intensely socialize with their prey, while the strong N intuition allows them to quickly learn to imitate their prey (smile, know what words with emotional meaning to say, etc.).
There is debate in the literature as to whether psychopaths cluster on the J (left brain) or P (right brain) side or if it is just a continuum of psychopathy. Most likely, it is a continuum with different job specialization among predators. They share all of the same characteristics except that ENTJ is mindlessly goal driven regardless of the human cost (the stalker), while ENTP is disorganized but better able to emulate/get along with different humans and creatively exploit that ability (the scammer). ). Their lack of emotional intelligence and desire for exploitative shortcuts makes them poor technocrats, manual laborers, and high-tech specialists. Subclinicals could point in the right direction and become productive members of the community. They have additional “disorder” characterizations of hypomania and narcissism.
Schizotypal personality disorder
Most likely between INTP and INFP: The key element appears to be a super high P which can create an overflow of perceptual data creating a pseudo-hallucination effect. An N of 100 and a P of 100 can easily create conspiracy theories that don’t exist.
Borderline personality disorder
Most likely among ESTPs: These very boring emotional people (high P&T) live on the edge and therefore make good soldiers or criminals. They don’t have the intuition to be psychopaths and don’t interact with too many diverse people as often as they don’t get along. A super high E is key and makes them look for entertainment in the here and now (S) that would be overwhelming for most.
This ends the brainstorming session. Again, the article does not imply that each type of Myers Briggs fits a group of descriptions that are labeled as a specific disorder. It implies that among intense MBTI types, there is an even more intense minority within them whose behavior (if sufficiently stressed/guided by society) matches certain descriptions of disorders more frequently than others. There are certainly overlaps that I didn’t mention along with some guys that were left out (for now) like ESTJs, INFJs, ISFPs, and ENFJs. You can take a Myers Briggs test online (try to pick a good, detailed one) and see where you fall for yourself.