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Question: On which cluster of traits did you score highest?
Paranoid - 54 (6%)
Schizoid - 89 (9.9%)
Schizotypal - 77 (8.6%)
Antisocial - 46 (5.1%)
Borderline - 44 (4.9%)
Histrionic - 41 (4.6%)
Narcissitic - 99 (11%)
Avoidant - 104 (11.6%)
Dependent - 67 (7.5%)
Obsessive- Compulsive - 124 (13.8%)
I did not score 55 or higher in any category - 152 (16.9%)
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« on: September 16, 2010, 01:55:17 PM »


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The current prevalence estimate is that about 20 percent of the U.S. population are affected by mental disorders during a given year. This estimate comes from two epidemiologic surveys: the Epidemiologic Catchment Area (ECA) study of the early 1980s and the National Comorbidity Survey (NCS) of the early 1990s. Those surveys defined mental illness according to the prevailing editions of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.

The surveys estimate that during a 1-year period, 22 to 23 percent of the U.S. adult population—or 44 million people—have diagnosable mental disorders, according to reliable, established criteria. In general, 19 percent of the adult U.S. population have a mental disorder alone (in 1 year); 3 percent have both mental and addictive disorders; and 6 percent have addictive disorders alone. Consequently, about 28 to 30 percent of the population have either a mental or addictive disorder (Regier et al., 1993b; Kessler et al., 1994

Self-diagnosis is never a good idea - we often need the experience and the independence of a professional to profile our personality.  That said, below is a 30 question survey based on the DSM-IV that I thought might be interesting to explore to see which "cluster" we have leanings toward - as individuals and as a community overall.

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« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2010, 02:34:01 PM »

This isn't the first time I took this and I always rank highest on the Narcissistic scale. 58%

My therapuetic diagnosis is PTSD... .and my therapist's unofficial (layman) diagnosis is that I'm just high maintenance.   Smiling (click to insert in post)

So how does one read the results?  When should one be worried that they're disordered?  

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« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2010, 02:35:11 PM »

My highest was Schizoid. I got a 50.
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« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2010, 02:46:57 PM »

my highest was Narcissistic at 42%  The only one over 40% - all the  rest was 10% - 34%
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« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2010, 02:48:20 PM »

So how does one read the results?  When should one be worried that they're disordered?  

Not sure the point is ever to worry  Smiling (click to insert in post)   At the very least this helps us to be mindful and understand others reactions to us, and the stresses we feel.  At the most, we may want to use it as a signal to explore further.  It's a very basic test - we don't want to put too much into the results.

Here are the average scores of people that took the test.



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37%

28%

39%

11%

40%

39%

20%

27%

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Borderline

Histrionic

Narcissitic

Avoidant

Dependent

Obsessive- Compulsive




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« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2010, 02:49:09 PM »

Yes, I've done this before and also come out highest on the Narcissistic.
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« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2010, 02:50:36 PM »

My highest was Paranoid, I got an 86 and my next highest was borderline which was a 66. I definitely have the instability in personal relationships and odd thinking styles, but I also have Tourette's and OCD which gives me odd thinking patterns anyway. The self image part is interesting to me though because I'm very all or nothing in terms of myself. I'm either super awesome or average and invisible or just blatantly sucky. I'm not sure how truly honest I was though. I'm really hard on myself anyway. Either way I'm not so sure what to make of it. I'm obviously not DISORDERED simply because I'm very able to have good relationships. Most of my issues are internal. I've learned to swallow them because I know so many of them are irrational.
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« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2010, 03:02:50 PM »

Not sure the point is ever to worry

Some of us are gonna worry no matter what.  

Yes, I've done this before and also come out highest on the Narcissistic.

Interesting that we're part of a minority here (as far as being secondary nons) and we both scored highest in that category.

How very intriguing... .

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« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2010, 03:08:37 PM »

I have a 46 at both Schizoid and Narcissistic... .those disorders are the opposite of eachother...  what does that make me... a new disorder ?
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« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2010, 03:11:16 PM »

Disorder Info

Eccentric Personality Disorders: Paranoid, Schizoid, Schizotypal

Individuals with these disorders often appear odd or peculiar.

Paranoid Personality Disorder - individual generally tends to interpret the actions of others as threatening.

Schizoid Personality Disorder - individual generally detached from social relationships, and shows a narrow range of emotional expression in various social settings.

Schizotypal Personality Disorder - individual is uncomfortable in close relationships, has thought or perceptual distortions, and peculiarities of behavior.

Dramatic Personality Disorders: Antisocial, Borderline, Histrionic, and Narcissistic

Individuals with these disorders have intense, unstable emotions, distorted self-perception, and/or behavioral impulsiveness.

Antisocial Personality Disorder - individual shows a pervasive disregard for, and violation of, the rights of others.

Borderline Personality Disorder - individual shows a generalized pattern of instability in interpersonal relationships, self-image, and observable emotions, and significant impulsiveness.

Histrionic Personality Disorder - individual often displays excessive emotionality and attention seeking in various contexts. They tend to overreact to other people, and are often perceived as shallow and self-centered.

Narcissistic Personality Disorder - individual has a grandiose view of themselves, a need for admiration, and a lack of empathy that begins by early adulthood and is present in various situations. These individuals are very demanding in their relationships.

Anxious Personality Disorders: Avoidant, Dependent, Obsessive-Compulsive

Individuals with these disorders often appear anxious or fearful.

Avoidant Personality Disorder - individual is socially inhibited, feels inadequate, and is oversensitive to criticism

Dependent Personality Disorder - individual shows an extreme need to be taken care of that leads to fears of separation, and passive and clinging behavior.

Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder - individual is preoccupied with orderliness, perfectionism, and control at the expense of flexibility, openness, and efficiency.
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« Reply #10 on: September 16, 2010, 03:41:03 PM »

Paranoid and dependent tied at 62%. Then Schizoid at 58%, borderline at 50 and so on.

I think it is pretty darn good considering I have 2 uBPDparents and was kidnapped and held hostage by them for over a decade.

Six years NC now and hopefully these numbers will improve as time goes on and I continue to work at healing.
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« Reply #11 on: September 16, 2010, 03:47:48 PM »

Paranoid 34%

Schizoid 46%

Schizotypal 30%

Antisocial 50% (!)

Borderline 18% (I'm surprised by this one)

Histrionic 14%

Narcissisitic 54% (thanks dad)

Avoidant 22%

Dependent 46% (this makes sense to me)

Obsessive-Compulsive 34%
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« Reply #12 on: September 16, 2010, 03:52:45 PM »

Narcissistic  -  50%   Smiling (click to insert in post)




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« Reply #13 on: September 16, 2010, 03:56:42 PM »

Paranoid   14%   

Schizoid   26%   

Schizotypal 10%   

Antisocial   30%   

Borderline   14%   

Histrionic   18%   

Narcissistic   46%   

Avoidant   10%   

Dependent   18%   

Obsessive-Compulsive 26%   



Yipes!  My 2 strongest indicators are narcissistic and anti social.  Have a nice day.  Is it fair to say I lean towards narcism?  

If that is the case, a little worry is in order.  The do something about it kind of worry.

I was hoping for a little more OCD.  My house is pretty clean.
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« Reply #14 on: September 16, 2010, 04:00:31 PM »

Schizoid 48%  everything else under 30%  and scizotypal just 10%. Guess i aren't standing out in a crowd then.
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« Reply #15 on: September 16, 2010, 04:04:03 PM »

Paranoid-34%

Schizoid-58%

Schizotypal-62% 

Antisocial-42%

Borderline-38% 

Histrionic-30% 

Narcissistic-46% 

Avoidant-46% 

Dependent-26% 

Obsessive-Compulsive-34% 

So I scored highest on Schizotypal 62%

Schizotypal Personality Disorder - individual is uncomfortable in close relationships, has thought or perceptual distortions, and peculiarities of behavior.

Hmm, seems like I have heard this before.
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« Reply #16 on: September 16, 2010, 04:14:03 PM »

Weired!

I've done this test before, and the 2 or 3 times I did this test over a period of time I came up with Narcissistic traits above all 'bout 55%. Now to my surprice I came high in Eccentric Personality Disorders, all  Paranoid, Schizoid and Schizotypal in the 54% - 64%.  Really got me thinking. Guess it has to do with me living alone now.

I was "hoping" it would be Nacissistic.

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« Reply #17 on: September 16, 2010, 04:42:27 PM »

Disorder Test Results (me followed by average taking test)





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Narcissistic

Obsessive-Compulsive

Paranoid  

Histrionic

Dependent

Schizotypal

Borderline

Avoidant


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« Reply #18 on: September 16, 2010, 06:07:36 PM »

Interesting... .slightly elevated in one category.






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Narcissistic

Dependent

Antisocial

Obsessive-Compulsive

Avoidant

Schizoid

Borderline

Histrionic

Paranoid  

Schizotypal
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37%

47%

40%

39%

53%

47%

43%

49%

53%
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30%

34%

26%

22%

22%

18%

10%

10%

10%
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« Reply #19 on: September 16, 2010, 06:18:10 PM »

Hmmm.  Not sure how I feel about this:

Schizoid 70%

Schizoid Personality Disorder - individual generally detached from social relationships, and shows a narrow range of emotional expression in various social settings.

I think I need to go now and not express myself--in a closet.
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« Reply #20 on: September 16, 2010, 06:37:14 PM »

86% schizoid!

yikes.

But I'm an Aspie so that makes sense- its a social interaction thing.

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« Reply #21 on: September 16, 2010, 07:40:30 PM »

Here's how I tested:

Paranoid |||||| 26%

Schizoid |||||||||||||| 54%

Schizotypal |||||||||||| 50% 

Antisocial |||||||||||||| 54% 

Borderline |||||| 30%

Histrionic |||||||||||| 46% 

Narcissistic |||||||||||||| 58%

Avoidant |||||| 30%

Dependent |||| 14%

Obsessive-Compulsive |||| 18%

I'm not sure how accurate it is--I have a LOT of borderline tendencies... .and of course I don't find my narcissism out of line. Smiling (click to insert in post)

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« Reply #22 on: September 16, 2010, 08:59:05 PM »

All below the average, except for Narcissistic 46%.   So I'm a bit vain and I think I'm smarter than the average bear. 
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« Reply #23 on: September 16, 2010, 09:45:52 PM »

58% Schizoid was my result.  Just have a question about these figures from a few posts back... .judging by the averages does that mean that to have certain forms of mental illness is actually normal... .Laugh out loud (click to insert in post) Or maybe just more normal than other forms... .Sorry couldn't resist that one!  Smiling (click to insert in post)




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49% Paranoid

53% Schizoid

53% Schizotypal

47% Antisocial

47% Borderline

43% Histrionic

41% Narcissitic

38% Avoidant

37% Dependent

40% Obsessive- Compulsive







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« Reply #24 on: September 16, 2010, 10:27:12 PM »

Guess I'm joining ranks with the Narcissistic Schizoids.  Shaken, not stirred, please.  Oh, and can you add a twist of Antisocial OCD too?  Just a smidge, thanks!

Paranoid |||     18% 

Schizoid ||||||||||||       50% 

Schizotypal ||||||          30% 

Antisocial ||||||||||       34% 

Borderline ||||||           22% 

Histrionic ||||| 26% 

Narcissistic ||||||||||||  46% 

Avoidant |||    18%

Dependent ||| 14%

Obsessive-Compulsive |||||||||| 34%

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Hmmm, interesting.


Paranoid 26%

Schizoid  66%

Schizotypal 46%

Antisocial 30%

Borderline 62%

Histrionic 26%

Narcissistic 34%

Avoidant 30%

Dependent 30%

Obsessive-compulsive 50%


Schizoid, Borderline, and Obsessive compulsive seem rather high. I think I might go and do some obsessive activity to take my mind of the results Smiling (click to insert in post)
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« Reply #26 on: September 17, 2010, 08:24:24 AM »

I've taken this before, and my results are very different now. 

I scored higher in Schizoid (58%) and Dependent (46%) than I ever have... .Before I've scored around 50% on  Narcissist, this time, 30%.

Everything else was below 30%.

There are questions that I know I answered differently in the past due to changes in my life situation.  I'm sure that the changes to these answers did impact the scores that are different.  I know I would have answered "inaccurate" or "very inaccurate" to all of these in the past, now, due to the many hits our family has taken in this economy, I answered these either middle of the road or "somewhat accurate":

"I feel onguard all of the time."  When someone comes to the door, my heart pounds.  I'm sure it is going to be some kind of bad news.  I feel my heart race when I go to get the mail, when there is an unknown phone call, when I check out my bank balance.

"I am dependent on the support and nurturance of others."  Actually, we all need support and nurturance, but I've accepted various kinds of help and support recently that I've never had to before.       

"I am a private person".  "I value solitude".  "I prefer to do things alone."  "I could survive as a hermit".  I think I answered all of these more positively than in the past... .  As much as I love the people around me, sometimes I would just like to go sit in a hole for awhile. 

"I am often extremely sad."  I would have said "very inaccurate" in the past, now I chose a middle-of-the-road answer.  I am somewhat sad more of the time than I used to be.

"I feel defective".  Economy or not, I shouldn't be in this situation.




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Paranoid     14% 

Schizoid    54%    

Schizotypal 66%

Antisocial    30%

Borderline    10%    

Histrionic    18%    

Narcissistic    46%    

Avoidant    22%    

Dependent    22%    

Obsessive-Compulsive    58%    

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Paranoid = 22%

Schizoid = 18%

Schizotypal = 18%

Antisocial = 34%

Borderline = 18%

Histronic = 30%

Narcissistic = 50%

Avoidant  10%

Dependent = 26%

Obsessive-Compulsive = 38%

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Turtle     Average

66              49        Paranoid                       

50              53        Schizoid

18              53        Schizotypal

26              47        Antisocial

38              47        Borderline

42              43        Histrionic

38              41        Narcissistic

22              39        Avoidant

10              37        Dependent

42              40        Obsessive-compulsive

I've also taken this before, but don't remember the results from before -- except the paranoid one. My score has actually gone down a bit in this one -- it used to be over 80.  I became extremely paranoid after my experience with crazyx -- and that paranoia has never left me.  It doesn't help that I have encounted situations since crazyx (with other people) that have encouraged that paranoia. 

I generally do not trust others, am concerned about their motives, and am afraid that they will harm me.   I wish I could see what my scores would be on this test prior to knowing crazyx and the goofballs I've encountered since then.

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