p1DF2 : Tuesday, 28 January, 2020
p1DO2 : NA
p1DO3 : 30
p1DP3 : 43
p1DQ3 : 39
p1DO4 : Other (specify in comments)
p1DP4 : male
p1DQ4 : 41-50
p1DR4 : Numerous online tests for Autism seem to confirm on spectrum. Brother diagnosed with ADHD as adult. Sister spatial dyslexia - I am INTJ - in a good mood I am happy and outgoing - in a bad mood I am autocratic and calculating - please can I have some feedback in the discussion forum. … think I need to read more to decide if accurate
Computer output: Narcissistic NA type (possible NA− type) with S score of 30 (low-moderate). High temperament T, extroversion E, and aggression A scores. High sanguinity/narcissism N score. Very high detachment D score. “Consider also socially avoidant resigned type with ?? predisposition to ADHD”.
The computer algorithm gave the diagnosis of “narcissistic” NA type (rather than just “sanguine”) because of the high T, E and A scores. The diagnosis of “socially avoidant resigned type” comes from the very high D score, while the “ADHD” notation comes from the high temperament T score.
The test results of high temperament NA type with low-moderate S score are unusual for subjects reporting autism spectrum. Most classical “juvenile autism’ subjects are NP types (usually with very high S score), which is very different from your test. However, in recent years with the addition of “autism spectrum” and “Asperger syndrome” to the diagnosis of classical juvenile autism, we do see test results in the NA category. In our English and French series, about 7 out of 100 tests in the autism/Asperger group have results similar to yours (NA type with low S score).
Our impression is that the “autism spectrum” diagnosis is being used much more frequently in recent years for a variety of reasons, with its use ibeing quite variable from locality to locality and country to country.
The high D score of the test indicates “social avoidance”, which seems consistent with the diagnosis indicated of “probable autistic spectrum”. We believe that the majority of what we call “resigned types” simply live rather socially detached lives without acquiring any diagnosis or seeing any mental health practitioner.
The test’s indication of “possible ADHD” is interesting in view of brother’s being diagnosed with ADHD as an adult, so this might be explored if you think that it is an issue that needs to be addressed.
We note that according to the web site, famous Meyers-Briggs INTJs include "Hillary Clinton, Al Gore, Bill Gates, Dwight Eisenhower, Alan Greenspan, Ulysses S. Grant, Stephen Hawking, John Maynard Keynes, Ayn Rand, Isaac Asimov, Lewis Carroll, Cormac McCarthy, and Sir Isaac Newton." In general, we do not put much faith into a personality system that would place such diverse NPA types in the same personality category. In our view, one should first identify an individual's genetic NPA type before proceeding to higher-order evaluation of personality characteristics.
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