Monday, July 19, 2004

More Stable Than I Realized

I'm not sure how this lines up with being a TV stand, but it looks like I'm in reasonable mental health shape ...


-- Personality Disorder Test - Take It! --

(Via The Yin Blog)


enjanerd said...

Wow... I'm all kinds of mentally unstable:

Disorder | Rating
Paranoid: Low
Schizoid: High
Schizotypal: Moderate
Antisocial: Moderate
Borderline: Low
Histrionic: Moderate
Narcissistic: High
Avoidant: Low
Dependent: Low
Obsessive-Compulsive: High

Thanks... ;) -j.

T. Carter said...

No offense, Enjanerd, but that's kind of funny; I mean, there's no way anyone could think you're boring with a score like that ;)

Look at my results: Hey, you people better get out of my way! I'm trying to avoid you ...

How boring is that?

enjanerd said...

Haha... fair enough. That's a much more fun way to put it. :) -j.

marchenland said...

Well, look at you, all mentally healthy!

I think this test is the bee's knees; I take it early and I take it often. I like it 'though I do not trust it to tell the truth.

Here are my typical results:
Paranoid: High
Histrionic: Moderate
Borderline: Moderate
Narcissistic: Moderate
Dependent: Moderate
Schizoid: Low
Schizotypal: Low
Antisocial: Low
Avoidant: Low
Obsessive-Compulsive: Low

Tonight's results, with about half a liter of rum in me and almost no sleep in 2 days:
Paranoid: Very High
Histrionic: High
Schizoid: Moderate
Borderline: Moderate
Narcissistic: Moderate
Avoidant: Moderate
Obsessive-Compulsive: Moderate
Schizotypal: Low
Antisocial: Low
Dependent: Low

Take it often enough and it becomes very obvious that your mileage may vary with mood (and mood alterer). I rarely get the same score on any trait except paranoia. However, I quibble with my typical (very) high paranoia rating, because as everyone knows: just because you think they're out to get you doesn't mean they aren't. Well, no, not because of that. It's just that certain lifestyle choices may make one an object d'rumor amongst one's peers, and being aware of that doesn't make one paranoid. (At least, that's my story and I'm sticking to it!)

I'm waiting for the "sleep-related disorder" questions to be added, along the lines of "Are you taking this test between 2am and 6am local time?" I'll ace those!

- M