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Iíve done two of these tests now including the one youíve posted, and got INFJ both times which is interesting.
I think because I tend to think quiet abstractly and am very absorbed in my inner world, it has made the psychosis more able to take hold. My cpn and psychologist have both commented on how I donít fight the thoughts, I just accept them as reality. This makes it harder to determine what is real and what is not I think.
Iím also very introverted and quiet. When unwell I tend to just turn in on myself internally and become even more quiet. In my last hospital admission things actually became a bit more outward and I expressed myself more and tried to show people what was happening. I think this might be why the psychiatrist called me Ďdisturbedí. In previous admissions the other patients have told me they thought I had depression, cos I didnít let anything out. But Iíve been told I need to let people know how Iím feeling, and last time i think it helped a bit to let it out. Not that it was a massively conscious decision, but I think part of me recognised that holding it in makes it worse.
I have been told that by some people that itís obvious when Iím unwell, but I think thatís people that know me or are trained to see it. I think this has made it easier for Ďprofessionalsí like psychiatrists to see that Iím struggling, cos I canít completely hide it, though I try to. Iíve been told my face looks like a Ďmaskí and my behaviour completely changes.
I think my personality has made it harder to accept the diagnoses Iíve been given, because like you willow, Iíve never met anyone with sz whoís like me. Certainly not in hospital anyway. I met someone as a member of staff who I thought wow, Iím a bit like that, which was weird. It doesnít help that part of my personality, when Iím feeling vulnerable I compare myself to others to try and understand what Iím struggling with too. So when no one seems to behave like you, itís difficult.
Interesting question, thanks for posting
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