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Hrmmmmmmmm Mar. 28th, 2002 11:26 am

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Comments anyone?


From: mrph
Date: March 28th, 2002 - 03:35 am (Link)
Well, for a start, I'm not sure I've ever seen a geek who got Low for Obsessive-Compulsive on this test. The other results vary wildly, but that seems to be a common theme...

Not terribly surprising... :)


From: belladonna_9
Date: March 28th, 2002 - 03:37 am (Link)
Two of my Moderates were the same but all the rest were low.....

I'm mad, you're mad, we're all mad!

From: furrylemming
Date: March 28th, 2002 - 04:19 am (Link)
but enough of Alice in Wonderland, especially since one of my favourite characters isn't here ;)

It's general knowledge that I'm a nutbar/fruitloop, and having taken this test on three different days, I've had three different answers. Today, I am mostly Shizotypal and Borderline apparently. That's mainly because I believe I have extrasensory ability (or rather that I believe I tend to pick up on things with the senses I have that other people miss out, but they don't have that option), also that I have difficulty concentrating, that I have mood swings and I'm eccentric and more than a tad depressed.

I imagine that the results you obtained are because you're not keen to put your name to a project that has been the casualty of other team members' low standards, that you have a fairly advanced sense of what is fair/right, that you don't like rejection, and that you take relationships seriously. Nowt wrong with wanting to get things right.
From: wechsler
Date: March 28th, 2002 - 05:08 am (Link)
Strangely, "Thinks-he's-a-cat" disorder seems to be missing from their list ;)


From: furrylemming
Date: March 28th, 2002 - 05:33 am (Link)
... I wonder if you could get scritches and fishies on prescription? ;) and who would diagnose you... nice boot wearing vet of our mutual aquaintance... or a doc?

*ponders whether wearing latex gloves and reading Jung would be sufficient*
From: zotz
Date: March 28th, 2002 - 05:34 am (Link)
I think it's a bit suspicious that nearly everybody seems to score moderate or high on at least a few. Maybe it operates on a very inclusive definition of personality disorder - far more so than I'd be happy touching with the proverbial bargepole. The only alternative I can see is that it isn't made clear what standard of behaviour is needed for a Yes answer. I have some vague background in these things, from years ago, and when I tried it (answering by what I thought were reasonable criteria) I got Low on everything.

After all, there are lots of cases where you could put yes, but only because pretty much everybody could. It's heading towards the bit in three Men In A Boat where one of the characters goes through a medical book and decides that the only thing he's sure he doesn't have is housemaid's knee.
From: wechsler
Date: March 28th, 2002 - 06:27 am (Link)
Yes, I think it's fairly clear that the grading thresholds are *very* low, or possibly that they're referring to very mild cases of the "disorders". Only a "very high" would be cause for worry on this one.

And I remember that bit of that book. Cue flashbacks to 5th form english lessons.
From: duranorak
Date: March 28th, 2002 - 06:36 am (Link)
You had a sight more interesting English lessons than we've had, then...god, what I wouldn't give to have been studying Jerome K. Jerome instead of Ian McEwan...~shudder~ Or Dickens. Or Winterson. Or any of the people they've forced on us.

From: valkyriekaren
Date: March 28th, 2002 - 07:08 am (Link)
I can see why they say OC - checking 4 times if you've locked the door, for example, but that's hardly extreme.

Dependent I don't see at all. OK, you like being looked after and hugged, but who doesn't?