Wednesday, January 14, 2009

The psychologist in me...

I just started my clinical psychiatry class yesterday, and it peaked my interest. I guess that is a good sign that my Bachelors is in something I actually love. This week, I will be going to the elderly inpatient unit to be administering psychiatric scales for depression, personality disorders, and mental status. It is so exciting!
Since I can't test everyone, I thought you might like to try your hand at a personality quiz to see it you have negative affect and are socially inhibited. I will not tell you what John and my scores are, but they are interesting- doctor patient confidentiality.

For each statement answer: False, Less false, Neutral, Less True, True
Your response score will correspond with the option order above.
1. I make contact easily when I meet people 4 3 2 1 0
2. I often make a fuss about unimportant things 0 1 2 3 4
3. I often talk to strangers 4 3 2 1 0
4. I often feel unhappy jklmn 0 1 2 3 4
5. I am often irritated jklmn 0 1 2 3 4
6. I often feel inhibited in social interactions 0 1 2 3 4
7. I take a gloomy view of things 0 1 2 3 4
8. I find it hard to start a conversation 0 1 2 3 4
9. I am often in a bad mood 0 1 2 3 4
10. I am a closed kind of person 0 1 2 3 4
11. I would rather keep people at a distance 0 1 2 3 4
12. I often find myself worrying about something 0 1 2 3 4
13. I am often down in the dumps 0 1 2 3 4
14. When socializing, I don't find the right things to talk about 0 1 2 3 4

Add Your Answers
Negative Affectivity:
Add scores for questions 2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 12 and 13
Social Inhibition:
Add scores for questions 1, 3, 6, 8, 10, 11, and 14

You qualify as a TYPE D personality if your Negative Affectivity is 10 or
higher and your Social Inhibition is 10 or higher
The social and emotional problems associated with Type D personality can increase
your chances of chronic disease and possibly poor adaptation to Chronic Pain.

P.S. I just realized that anyone who is on my blog and actually taking this survey is probably not socially inhibited. If you are reading this, you are on a social networking site! Silly me. It is fun anyway.


aunteem said...

hmmmm...what is a type D personality? need more information please!

the fredin's said...

So I don't know if I took this right or not..because I scored higher than a 10 on the social inhibition part, and well I think I am a pretty social person :) haha. Yes, I agree with mom. I want more information!

Erika said...

A person with a Type D personality is reticent, lacks self assurance, worries, stays to himself, doesn't like change, irritable, negative, uncomfortable in social situations, etc. The "D" stands for distressed. This particular scale is administered to chronic pain patients. The idea is that those who score high on this scale are less likely to adapt to chronic pain and may be more prone to chronic disease like cardiovascular disease. Interesting, huh?

the fredin's said...

That is very interesting! I better get my score down! haha.

Anonymous said...

Um, I'm offically socially inhibited. I need to talk to more strangers... haha.

but you're description of a Type D is me exactly. so why not just stay away from strangers?

Jackie said...

Very interesting! I can never resist a personality test. :) Sounds like a neat class.

grandmabutch said...

Oh my, Little girl, I must be a mess. My score was 18 and that's too high. Guess I better run it again since I realize how the scoring is done. I guess you an say your Grandma is a mess!!

It was fun to do anyway.
Grandma butch

Marcia said...

Read it again grandma - you have to add the numbers separately!