“Bipolar disorder, formerly called manic depression, is a mental illness that causes people to have episodes of severe high and low moods. People who have this illness switch from feeling overly happy and energized to feeling very sad and vice versa. Because of the highs and the lows — or two poles of mood — the condition is referred to as “bipolar” disorder. In between episodes of mood swings, a person may experience normal moods.” (WebMD, 2013)
MBTI types are hard to relate to personality disorders, however by popular demand I have investigated which MBTI type is most likely to be bipolar.
Feeling types are more likely to be bipolar because they are more likely to behave irrationally when they are going through tough stages in life. This is often the cause of bipolar. They are more likely to go through emotional rollercoasters and mood swings, whereas thinking types can remain collected even at the worst of situations.
Extroverted perceiving types are also more likely to have unpredictable emotions that will change rapidly compared to introverted judgers who are more consistent. Sensor types are also more likely to be unpredictable in the moment compared with intuitive types. This means ESFP’s are most likely to be bipolar. But, how can we be sure?
Look at many famous actors and actresses, and musiscians. Many of them suffer from bipolar and many of them are ESFP’s. The combination of their personality type with the fame they have is sure to correlate with bipolar (although, keep in mind this is a disorder anybody can get.) But it isn’t just because they are celebrities; many other celebrities, such as sports players, who are predominately XSTP are far less likely to suffer from bipolar. This shows that people in jobs that ESFP have are more likely to get bipolar; therefore, it is likely that ESFP’s are most likely to be bipolar either because of the situations around them leading to bipolar or because of their personality type. Therefore, it can be concluded that ESFP’s are most likely to be bipolar.
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