personality type vs mental disorders
I am curious to know if there is a general correlation between personality type and mental disorders. I personally suffer from obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), generalized anxiety disorder, and depression. My doctor has told me numerous times that my obsession with perfection is manifested within my personality, which has effectively prompted my inquiry. The reason why my behavior has become such a problem for me is because my compulsions mainly consist of scratching my skin (dermatillomania) and it can be viewed as self-mutilation. Additionally, my obsessions tend to run my life. I am always organizing things and striving for the best. I never thought my motivation to succeed in life could become such a negative thing, but it has. If I do not live up to my expectations, I become anxious, stressed, and depressed. I am currently taking Zoloft and it is somewhat helping.
I am also interested in knowing if high intelligence is a factor contributing to obsessive compulsive behavior. From my understanding, the majority of INTJs tend to have high IQ’s including myself. Do you think high intelligence shapes one to have an INTJ personality or do you think an INTJ personality molds an individual to possess intellectual tendencies? I personally do not know how to approach these questions because there are many exceptions that dispute a universal generalization. Perhaps it pertains to people with an NT personality or maybe just TJ. I honestly do not know. Any input whatsoever would greatly be appreciated; the more I understand about fellow INTJs, the more I can better understand myself.