Does anyone know how much (if at all) mental illness can affect the outcome of your personality test? I am an ENFP, but part of me wonders if my depression makes me feel more P than J, or that my anxiety can make me more I than E, etc. 

Maybe it's a moot point, but I have always wondered about this. 

Anyone have any insight on this? Or resources for more information?

Thanks!

 

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Chanda Mija (not verified) says...

Yea, I'm a female INTP. I'm deaf, anxious, depressed, and autistic. I try to switch over to being an ESFP because that is what I want to be, but I'll settle for just INFP. Anything to put my mind to rest and start connecting with the world. 

Caf (not verified) says...

I would imagine so. I have a bit of social anxiety which is why I am an infp vs enfp -- in sure those types of things make a difference. But it might not be that way with all mental illnesses. I also have OCD and struggled with anorexia. but I don't know if that has anything to do with being an infp. One thing that interests me though is how overcoming them occurs or how it effects the recovery process. As a infp, I am easily able to overcome obsticsls with my mental illnesses in my own. I'm very in my head and easily able to self improve and overcome these types of things with time. Where as some personality types may have a harder time 

Guest (not verified) says...

Yes, I can understand your situation. Earlier, I was also going through same situation stress, anxiety level high. I am sort of infp and little bit of enfp. I gradually learnt how to overcome with all my mental illness. I have gone through some voyante sérieuse consultations. Then started improving myself started working on my weaknesses.

Wesley (not verified) says...

Me right down to the Blacksmith! Wow! 

Teatime (not verified) says...

My old psychologist used to tell me, "Your mental illness is just part of who you are. It's not an external modification upon your personality, but a classification of the way you think." Take that as you will, but I find that my own mental illness shaped who I am, and thereby affected my MBTI type.

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