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It’s Not Paranoia if I Really Am Out to Get You

07 Dec

I just took a personality disorder test I found linked from The WHY Chromosome blog.  My results, compared to the average of those who took the quiz, are:

Halfawake’s Personality Disorder Test Results

Disorder Score Avg.
Paranoid |||||||||||||||||||| 82% 49%
Schizoid |||||||||||||| 58% 53%
Schizotypal |||||||||||||||| 62% 53%
Antisocial |||| 14% 47%
Borderline |||||||||| 38% 47%
Histrionic |||||||||||| 46% 43%
Narcissistic |||||||||| 38% 41%
Avoidant |||||||||||| 46% 38%
Dependent |||||||||||||||| 62% 37%
Obsessive-Compulsive |||||||||||| 42% 40%

I fall within ten points of average for all the categories except Paranoid, Antisocial, and Dependent.  In this quiz, those maladies are defined as:

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

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

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

So I already know I’m rather Paranoid.  I call it a defense mechanism.  It’s no surprise that I score high on the Dependent scale either; I still have nightmares about the Jolly Green Giant coming to take away my loved ones.  After reading the definition of Antisocial I’d say that I’m proud to have a low rating there, but maybe that score only results from my fear that by violating the rights of others I’ll provoke their threats and/or loose their support.

I have fond memories of taking the Kingdomality Personality Test many years ago…  I came back with the result “Black Knight“, and nobody else I knew got that result, not even my evil friend Earl.  I was proud of my Black Knight title, and chose to abstain from ever taking the Kingdomality Personality Test again, lest I be labeled something less intimidating like a Jester or a Benevolent Moblin. 

These tests are fun sometimes.  If our purpose in life is to follow a path of discovery leading to who we are, there’s nothing wrong with reading a few computer-generated signs along the way.

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7 Comments

Posted by on December 7, 2006 in Garbage In, Garbage Out

 

7 responses to “It’s Not Paranoia if I Really Am Out to Get You

  1. Jason

    December 7, 2006 at 5:35 am

    I can’t believe we were roommates for a whole year and you never told me (a) about the Jolly Green Giant nightmares or (b) about the Black Knight result. Also, I hope that was a joke about the dreams, because I can’t stop laughing at that (and the phrase “benevolent moblin” isn’t helping).

     
  2. Enrique

    December 8, 2006 at 4:16 am

    just cause I wanted to check..here are my deviant points (as defined by you as 10% different from the norm):

    Below avg.
    Paranoid
    Schizoid
    Antisocial
    Borderline
    Hystrionic
    Avoidant
    Dependent

    Above avg.
    Obsessive Compulsive

    It’s funny; my friend in med school was just learning about these last week.

     
  3. halfawake

    December 8, 2006 at 4:17 am

    Jason – The dreams are kind-of a joke. I haven’t had one for a long time now, but yes, it was a recurring theme in my dream past :-).

    Never had a dream about a benevolent moblin tho.

     
  4. halfawake

    December 8, 2006 at 4:21 am

    Hey Enrique – Thanks for posting your results. Looks like you’re pretty disorder-less :-).

     
  5. zappoman

    December 9, 2006 at 4:31 am

    I had to do it… Here you go:

    =======
    Above Norm:

    Schizoid 70% vs. 53% (norm)

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

    Author Note:I don’t think Schizoid personality is a valid disorder (read), some of the smartest people in history were schizoid because they occupied a remote end of the intelligence bell curve.

    Well of course, now that you say that… I certainly am on the remote end of the intelligence bell curve. 😉

    Antisocial 66% vs. 47%

    Antisocial Personality Disorder – individual shows a pervasive disregard for, and violation of, the rights of others..the Antisocial classification does not mean you are a loner, it means you tend to be insensitive towards others…

    I’ll cop to being insensitive… I mean, all these below the remote end of the intelligence bell curve people can be annoying. 😉

    Narcissistic 66% vs. 41%

    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.

    Clearly the test is flawed… it asked me things like “26) I think other people are envious of me.”; Hell, I don’t think they are envious, I know they are… What else do you expect from those mouth breathing bottom of the bell curve knuckle draggers?

    And how did they expect me to answer this? “35) I am very impressive.”… I mean, c’mon! You’ve read my blog. I ROCK!

    For the record, the approximately normal and below normal results…
    ————
    Approximately Normal:
    Schizotypal 50% vs. 53%
    Histrionic 38% vs. 43%
    Obsessive-Compulsive 34% vs. 40%

    Below Norm:
    Paranoid 34% vs. 49% (norm)
    Borderline 14% vs. 47%
    Avoidant 22% vs. 39%
    Dependent 22% vs. 37%

     
  6. halfawake

    December 9, 2006 at 6:55 pm

    Nice Zappoman! Thanks for posting your results.

    It’s interesting that the author discounts schizoid because some of the smartest people in history were schizoid… I’m betting (hoping?) that there are extremely smart people who fall into all of those catergories.

     

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