NF Types at Higher Risk for Binge Eating

A study conducted among female college students found that women who prefer Intuition and Feeling are significantly more likely to have tendencies toward binge eating. The study was conducted with women who were considered to be at risk for an eating disorder, but not diagnosed with a full-blown disorder such as bulimia.

The study found no correlation between weight and personality type, and binge eaters who were also overweight had a personality type distribution similar to women who were not binge eaters. However, among college women who were of normal weight and also reported binge eating behavior, NF types and in particular ENFJ types were significantly overrepresented.

The study was conducted by Raymond Hawkins of the University of Texas at Austin, et. al., and published in the Journal of Psychological Type.

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