posted on Sep, 27 2009 @ 10:50 PM
So I just ran into this website and thought I would share.
Take the test
This test, sponsored by 4degreez.com, is meant to help determine whether or not you have a personality disorder. It is not meant to be used as a
diagnostic tool, but rather as a tool to give you insight into a potential disorder that may be having a negative impact on your life. If you believe
you may be suffering from a personality disorder or any other disorder, you should ask your family doctor to recommend a therapist in your area to
First, what is a personality disorder?
A personality disorder is basically a set of traits that combine to negatively affect your life. They have a wide range of causes and some are easier
to treat than others. This test is set up to look for the ten recognized personality disorders which are Paranoid, Schizoid, Schizotypal, Antisocial,
Borderline, Histrionic, Narcissistic, Avoidant, Dependent, and Obsessive-Compulsive.
Keep in mind I only bring this for the sake of conversation ...
Though there are undoubtably some clearly identifiable psychologic archetypes I find the whole approach of pigeonholing and labeling every single
character variation rather convenient, self serving to the mental "health" industry, and quote frankly full of scientific flaws, slightly more
precise than astrology.
Furthermore I categorically reject the "disorder" nomenclature as such qualification is purely subjective to cultural whims.
However, mindful of the above mentioned caveats, I found taking the test an interesting process. Not because of any apocryphal diagnosis, but because
one should be aware of how easily it is to be identified as one with a disorder and the parameters used to leap to such a conclusion.
Oh and for the record:
That is sooooo me.