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    Default INFps and Body Dysmorphic Disorder

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Body_dysmorphic_disorder

    Under what circumstances would an INFp suffer from BDD?

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    ummm same as anyone with BDD?
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    I believe INFps have more tendency towards BDD than other types.

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    Weak makes it difficult to conceptualize how we come across to other people. Strong makes us especially preoccupied with how we come across to other people. This is about the only factor I can think of that is type-related that would make a INFp more likely to suffer from dysmorphophobia.
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    I have avoidant personality disorder.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avoidan...ality_disorder

    Iím totally fine with my physical appearance though... one of the few things I do like about myself.

    Michael Jackson probably has body dysmorphic disorder. ha.
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    It seems like I have both!

    Whenever these moments come, I just realize I actually only have hypochondraism and I relax.
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    I happen to think that I am too skinny (and I am).

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    it happens quite frequently.

    i am an INFp, my fiancee is as well.

    i am too skinny, she thinks she's quite the opposite.

    in reality, it's probably not as bad as either of us think.
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    That may just be a sex difference, though.

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    I admit, I had some form of this a while back.
    I think I still do..

    When I was around 90-95lbs, I still felt like my stomach was big =/ Etc. etc. and that I wasn't as skinny as I really was. And I used to nitpick SO MUCH about acne (when I had it) as a younger teen.

    I'm not 16, at a much healthier weight.. 105-110lbs.. but I still admit I think I could stand to lose some weight =/ Though everyone tells me I'm skinny, my mind just doesn't believe it? Like.. I KNOW I am.. but not skinny ENOUGH or like others? Hmm.. =/


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    I had that for like a few months at the end of last year. My friends thought I was seriously depressed and wanted to help me. Hahahahahaahhaa. I hate it when people try to help especially when I never asked them. Pity me and I'll hurt you. I get out of depressions by myself or doing stuff with my best friend(esfj)/close friend(esfp). I just need some ES to bring me out of it I believe. I get over things pretty fast compared to others but I'm prone to go back again and again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dreamer
    Pity me and I'll hurt you.
    Don't make threats you can't follow up on. :wink:
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    Ooooooh. Well...I can...I can hurt you emotionally if you push me. :wink:
    Or rather...people tend to torture themselves once I stop loving them. Ahh, power of loveeee! J/k It could be true....
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    Quote Originally Posted by dreamer
    I just need some ES to bring me out of it I believe. I get over things pretty fast compared to others but I'm prone to go back again and again.
    Itís the same with me. Thatís why me and ESFpís get on so well (plus theyíre my semi-dual lol) whenever they get down on themselves, Iím always the first one they will call up to talk to; we can spend hours talking about random things. As for me, Just being around them and their high energy makes me feel better... so in that way we can both help each other out. This is probably why my longest and closest friendships have been with ESFpís.
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    i dun have this

    ....i had weight issues back in the day but then i took adderall for a long period of time and lost weight then gained it back because i didn't like it as much as i thought i would. i gained the weight in the first place because i was depressed. i've always been heavier because im nearly 6'0 tall and have a bigger frame, but ive never really been obese. worst thing, i got fat thighs, a belly, and farms ( )

    so i kept a pretty stead body weight for a while, some over eatting sometimes...then i got really sick in jan-mar this year...and i had to stop eatting except pita bread, broth and tea....so i lost a lot of weight, and now my stomach is so sensative that i just naturally don't eat a whole lot.


    so i don't really worry about it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScarlettLux View Post
    I admit, I had some form of this a while back.
    I think I still do..

    When I was around 90-95lbs, I still felt like my stomach was big =/ Etc. etc. and that I wasn't as skinny as I really was. And I used to nitpick SO MUCH about acne (when I had it) as a younger teen.

    I'm not 16, at a much healthier weight.. 105-110lbs.. but I still admit I think I could stand to lose some weight =/ Though everyone tells me I'm skinny, my mind just doesn't believe it? Like.. I KNOW I am.. but not skinny ENOUGH or like others? Hmm.. =/
    Sigh the struggle, we are so hard on ourselves sometimes.. Society puts such a large emphasis on beauty and attractiveness. It probably has to do with some sort of Human Evolutionary Trigger within all of us, we all want to be treated nicely in the outside world and fairly, and at least in the modern world, it's who is "attractive" that has the "upper hand".

    I have hope though, and that although our modern world has turned into an out of control spiral of unrealistic/humanoid expectations, is that beyond that the itch for perfection.. Is that at least one point we'll come to our senses and stop being so darn mean to ourselves. At least, that is how I'm training myself to accept and love myself more after exhibiting signs of BDD.. A lot of it is realizing that the idealized, photoshopped images you see online are not 100% attainable, even for a lot of the models themselves.

    But yeah, being an Intuitive, it's so easy to lose touch of reality, you spend so much time in your head.. Everything turns into a concept. At least how it goes for me: I see a goal, I'll need to ATTAIN it. For example's sake, we can theoretically say that my goal is some photoshopped image of a lady with the absolute perfect figure.

    There is nothing wrong in wanting to better yourself, but sometimes it's easy to get caught in a cycle where you want to look exactly like that photo (Which you have designated as a goal). If you don't achieve that goal, then to yourself it implies failure.

    At least in my own crazy experience, BDD is something that has been triggered by so many different factors of my life (General Media, Insecurity, being bullied, etc).

    Long story short, curing this issue is the best and most respectful thing that someone can do for themselves. You let go of the agony, the comparing, and you learn to stop caring about what others think.. When you focus on yourself, give yourself patience, and learn to treat your body right and view it as a temple as opposed to some "sex magnet" or object.. It makes it easier to let all of the negativity and insecurities go.

    In the end, you'll be the most attractive version of yourself. Nothing feels more fulfilling and rewarding than self-love and confidence.

    Anyways, I am sure almost everyone could resonate with this post; at least in some aspects. In order to say goodbye to BDD forever, be prepared to accept yourself, your spirit, and your body for what they actually are. Instead of letting yourself suffer and trying to emulate something extreme unattainable, you will undoubtedly find true peace and beauty within with yourself <3
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    this thread is so old. It's weird reading posts I made just outside of high school.

    I'm not sure about the Avoidant personality disorder thing anymore (it seems like I self diagnosed myself). Though I still have symptoms, I think it was an issue I had in my teens which I mostly grew out of in adulthood.
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    Nice to see 10 years old necroposting.
    The thing seems to be a variant of obsessive–compulsive disorder.
    Types examples: video bloggers, actors

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    Quote Originally Posted by Animal View Post
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    I don't see why that would be type related... I have to admit I might have it though, because most people say I am skinny and I personally think I should lose weight...but well... I've gone through some shit with my eating and body so I think I am just fuked up like this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Starfall View Post
    It’s the same with me. That’s why me and ESFp’s get on so well (plus they’re my semi-dual lol) whenever they get down on themselves, I’m always the first one they will call up to talk to; we can spend hours talking about random things. As for me, Just being around them and their high energy makes me feel better... so in that way we can both help each other out. This is probably why my longest and closest friendships have been with ESFp’s.
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