These tests seem to become popular and I can’t understand why. I feel as if it’s almost cool to be depressed or mentally effed up in some form. I must admit, out of curiosity I took the test to see what sort of questions they asked and see what “disorder” this site predicted I had. I turned out to be low to moderate in each disorder:
URL of the test: http://www.4degreez.com/misc/personality_disorder_test.mv
Does anyone else find this odd? I agree with the majority that a blog is somewhere that people should be able to put any emotions, thoughts or feelings they have. Yet I also feel like some people exaggerate. For example, I saw a blog where the person said “You don’t know what I go through every day having OCD…here’s a list I put together of what I go through every day…” and the whole list was practically copy and pasted off the first website that comes up off of the Google search “OCD”.
Lastly, the thing that bugs me the most about people who misinterperet OCD is that it’s not a disorder based off cleanliness, counting or orginization. Although those three things may be large factors in some peoples forms of OCD or the most common forms, they are not the only types of things people with this disorder obsess over. It’s different for everyone…for example, if someone just had to rub mud all over themselves every morning, eat dog crap every lunch and have to make sure all their pencils are pointing different ways before bed…then they would have just as much of a disorder as a person who had everything organized and washed their hands every five seconds.
So, there’s my rant on how “cool” it is to have OCD or depression. For people who TRULY have mental disorders, this is NOT about you in any way. I am strictly speaking of the people who over exaggerate or think it’s “deep” to go through mental struggle…it’s not, trust me. I’ve been on both sides of the field (I’ve been the 12 year old who thinks it’s cool to be depressed, wear black and listen to emo bands…but I’ve also been the girl who hid out in her room a whole summer and gained 30 pounds due to true depression). Right now I’m in a pretty great place in my life, now that I know what it’s like to go through a true struggle, I would never want to pretend I’m in one again.