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I decided to not share this example in yesterdays post because I couldn’t quite remember how I had seen the connection between their type and their psychological disorder, but I remembered! 

I have a friend who is convinced she has Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, and her conclusion is well-founded. Her Myers-Briggs type is INFJ so her dominant function is Introverted-Intuition and her auxiliary function is Extraverted-Feeling. Common problems with perception dominant types is that they have a much harder time making decisions because they spend so much time taking in information that they find it difficult to come to a concrete conclusion about it. 

In the case of my friend her room is this safe place that she has created for herself where everything is where it is supposed to be so she doesn’t have any information to take in and then make a decision about because it’s already taken care of. I think that her Obsessive-Compulsion may stem from the fact that she gets very anxious about having to make decisions because there is so much information for her to sort through that she can’t make them as quickly as she thinks other people expect her to. So her room being filled with things that are just right and where they are supposed to be is basically like a haven of concrete decisions that she does not have to worry about making. 

Again, this is just an observation I have made, I am not trying to say that every single INFJ has OCD. I apologize in advance if I offend anyone. What do you guys think? Have you made any similar observations in your own life? Let me know!