View Full Version : Paranoia and MBTI?
02-11-2008, 12:33 PM
Would you say that paranoia is a trait more or less associated with certain MBTI types?
Do you think that paranoia manifests itself differently depending on your type?
02-11-2008, 03:39 PM
Paranoia is a mental condition. To me, it has nothing to do with MBTI, except that it tends to affect Introverts more than Extroverts (for what I've seen, wild guessing here).
I'm extremely paranoid, and I've realised the people here aren't that way at all (or only mildly).
02-12-2008, 02:39 PM
I am rather paranoid. I don't know if it has to do with MBTI though. However, my limited experience seems to be that N's tend to be more paranoid than S's.
02-12-2008, 04:50 PM
I'm not at all paranoid, but I am extremely guarded. It's natural to me not to give out too much information about myself. So, I don't ever think anyone's out to get me, but I tend to act as though it's better to protect myself just in case. And I could see paranoia just being an extreme version of this.
02-16-2008, 03:19 PM
I'm pretty paranoid. Si sounds like it has paranoid tendencies. (To view links or images in this forum your post count must be 2 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.)
02-18-2008, 02:25 PM
I've never noticed paranoia in my INTJ best friend. Unless her formidable ire is roused, she's typically calm and analytical about possible threats.
I'll speak for ISTPs and say that I run an almost constant threat analysis on my surroundings, but not exactly in a paranoid way. More of an extreme "T" mixed with "s" kind of way. Calm and methodical--instinctive.
ISFJ--I have a former roommate who e-mails me for advice because she can't trust her own judgement on almost anything--which seems odd for a "J". She's constantly worried that she's reading someone wrong, or doing something wrong, or thinking wrongly, dressing badly... etc. It's bizarre.
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