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    Do you think that a traumatic event would alter your personality enough to change your type? Would it ultimately effect/mask what your "real" type?

    Do people who go through PTSD and similar psychological states have a difficult time grasping who they've become? Or am I just making a huge assumption and viewing these "events" as anything more changing than everyday incidents?

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    It seems to me that your underlying "default" in-born type would still be there. How you act is dependent on the situation and many other factors. I've been shy, outgoing, silly, serious, etc. But I've always been ENFp.

    I believe the basics of underlying personality are in-born. You can change the outward expression of your personality (while not changing your "default.")

    I worked in a quiet office for a year and pretended to be an introvert to fit in. Was I an introvert? No.

    As for accidents or injuries that physically alter the brain, or let's say having a tumor removed, I don't know. I've heard it can affect personality and behavior. But still, I just don't see how it would be possible to change from ENFp to ISTj or something.

    So I'm going with "no."
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    I agree with what Jewels said. I don't think your type changes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dudeins View Post
    Do you think that a traumatic event would alter your personality enough to change your type?
    In my ears this sounds the same as, would puking make you change your gender.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jarno View Post
    In my ears this sounds the same as, would puking make you change your gender.


    I agree with Jewels.
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