Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Personality Disorder Test

So I took this personality disorder test and, well...


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

-- Personality Disorder Test - Take It! --
-- Personality Disorders --

The results, to put it nicely, are a little concerning.  Luckily, I don't put much faith in online personality tests.  The idea that someone's personality can be accurately defined if they answer 50 or so yes or no questions is highly unlikely.  I mean, if that is true why do psychologists need to go to college and obtain degrees?  If diagnosing problems were so black and white that they can be made with a level of certainty based off of some general questions, a good portion of the reason why psychologists go to college would be made obsolete.  The only thing left to do is to prescribe the medication.  That task could be easily absorbed by a regular physician.

I think the only legitimate concern that this test is strong enough to instill in me is that all of my diagnoses are negative which makes it seem likely that there is something psychologically wrong, not necessarily as much as the test results indicate, but something nonetheless.

9 comments:

  1. Hahah i think most people get those kind of results. I wouldn't be too concerned about it!

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  2. Seems you're an average american, you can get by. :)

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  3. going to do it! BRB with results... or to the shrink's office oO'

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  4. Lol, that test is hilarious. It's like "Do you sometimes feel sad? VERY HIGH DEPRESSION RATING."

    I do take VERY seriously the 176 I got on an online IQ test that one time, though. =D

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  5. Hmmmm that is concerning, but online tests aren't always the most valid.

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  6. Those are very concerning results.

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  7. Haha, @One. It's funny how the weight we give to online tests is determined by how attractive the results are to us. That being said, I haven't scored close to a 172 on any IQ test, online or not.

    @My 2 Pesos, I suspect that bizarre results get more exposure. If everything was normal for me, it wouldn't have even been worth posting about.

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