My father has been taking anti-depressants since I was in middle school; recently he started weaning off the meds, and my mom wrote yesterday to say that he's having a hard time.
I'm not positive of his socionics type. He could be INTp, INTj, or maybe even INFp or INFj. Most likely INTj, but I can't be absolutely certain.
Anyway, I'm just thinking that if his type were known, then maybe it could help him to better find strategies to help him deal with his depression. At least, I know that I've had an easier time with my issues since I've learned about personality theory (particularly Role vs. Base), so why wouldn't it help him?
I don't know how open he will be to the idea, but I'd like to approach him when I see him for Thanksgiving.
I'll have to come back later with some more info to try and get some help determining his type. But for now, I'd appreciate any input on dealing with depression for any of the above-mentioned types.
Thanks in advance.