Thursday, 5 November 2009

Only Bears (ISTP) play Hide & Seek in the Woods

The 'secret schizoid'

According to Ralph Klein[26] there are many fundamentally schizoid individuals who present with an engaging, interactive personality style which contradicts the timidity, reluctance, or avoidance of the external world and interpersonal relationships as emphasized by the DSM-IV and ICD-10 definitions of the schizoid personality. Klein classifies these individuals as secret schizoids[26] who present themselves as socially available, interested, engaged, and involved in interacting in the eyes of the observer, while at the same time, he or she is apart, emotionally withdrawn, and sequestered in a safe place in his or her own internal world. So, while withdrawnness or detachment from the outer world is a characteristic feature of schizoid pathology, it is sometimes overt and sometimes covert. While it is overt it matches the usual description of the schizoid personality offered in the DSM-IV. According to Klein, though, it is "just as often" a covert, hidden internal state of the patient in which what meets the objective eye may not be what is present in the subjective, internal world of the patient. Klein therefore cautions that one should not miss identifying the schizoid patient because one cannot see the patient’s withdrawnness through the patient’s defensive, compensatory, engaging interaction with external reality. Klein suggests that one need only ask the patient what his or her subjective experience is in order to detect the presence of the schizoid refusal of emotional intimacy.


This is an ingenious TP at work making up complicated theories to explain someting basic and simple that the Secret NP has not found a home where he feels happy at.

Do you want to play around with the "common people" ?

Stuck-up and aloof. What makes her think she is better than us. She needs a good hiding.

She is hiding. Hiding in her internal world. Hiding from bullies (ESTJ) like you!


Anonymous said...

Dude, you had me worried there! Haven't seen anything from you on the blog lately...November is off to a great start.

Does ENFP always have to be a weasel? I hate the simile between ENFP and weasel. Some of us ENFP's out there are pretty steady and not so mercurial. Weasel sounds sneaky and underhanded to me.

Glaucus said...

ENFP are only a Weasel because they listen to the sneaky Cats ISFP. And because if they don't fly to be a Love Bird INFP they won't get sucked into Jet Engines.

Now Cats ISFP have got an eye on the main chance and will sneak around to where they can get what they want. Because they cannot get it for themselves as they have not got the skills.

Weasels are very powerful for their size. Mercurial is another study. I think this is the influence of the Scullery Boy or Pony Girl ESFJ. It is an old story.

Glaucus said...

Cat Weasels have a reputation of telling lies and making up stories to further their own aims.