Psych Testing

A week ago, I went into the local mental health hospital and took a psychological test that asked me 567 true or false questions. Some of the questions were really bizarre and I couldn’t answer them right away.  It took me two hours to do the test and I won’t find out the results until April 26th.

You see, my psychiatrist and I were questioning if I had bipolar disorder or borderline personality disorder. So he ordered the psych test to clarify my diagnosis and thus tailor the treatment accordingly. It’s just a waiting game now.

Here is an example of what is on the test:

MMPI 2 TEST QUESTIONS IN ORDER
TRUE OR FALSE (567 QUESTIONS)

1.I like mechanics magazines
2.I have a good appetite
3.I wake up fresh & rested most mornings
4.I think I would like the work of a librarian
5.I am easily awakened by noise
6.I like to read newspaper articles on crime
7.My hands and feet are usually warm enough
8.My daily life is full of things that keep me interested
9.I am about as able to work as I ever was
10.There seems to be a lump in my throat much of the time
11.A person should try to understand his dreams and be guided by or take warning from them
12.I enjoy detective or mystery stories
13.I work under a great deal of tension
14.I have diarrhea once a month or more
15.Once in a while I think of things too bad to talk about
16.I am sure I get a raw deal from life
17.My father was a good man
18.I am very seldom troubled by constipation
19.When I take a new, I like to be tipped off on whom should be gotten next to
20.My sex life is satisfactory
21.At times I have very much wanted to leave home
22.At times I have fits of laughing & crying that I cannot control
23.I am troubled by attacks of nausea and vomiting
24.No one seems to understand me
25.I would like to be a singer
26.I feel that it is certainly best to keep my mouth shut when I’m in trouble
27.Evil spirits possess me at times
28.When someone does me a wrong I feel I should pay him back if I can, just for the principle of the thing.
29.I am bothered by acid stomach several times a week
30.At times I feel like swearing
31.I have nightmares every few nights
32.I find it hard to keep my mind on a task or job
33.I have had very peculiar and strange experiences
34.I have a cough most of the time
35.If people had not had it in for me I would have been much more successful
36.I seldom worry about my heath
37.I have never been in trouble because of my sex behavior
38.During one period when I was a youngster I engaged in petty thievery
39.At times I feel like smashing things
40.Most any time I would rather sit and daydream than to do anything else
41.I have had periods of days, weeks, or months when I couldn’t take care of things because I couldn’t “get going”
42.My family does not like the work I have chosen ( or the work I intend to choose for my life work)
43.My sleep is fitful and disturbed
44.Much of the time my head seems to hurt all over
45.I do not always tell the truth
46.My judgment is better than it ever was
47.Once a week or oftener I feel suddenly hot all over without apparent cause
48.When I am with people I am bothered by hearing very queer things
49.It would be better if almost all laws were thrown away
50.My soul sometimes leaves my body
51.I am in just as good physical health as most of my friends
52.I prefer to pass by school friends, or people I know but have not seen for a long time, unless they speak to me first
53.A minister can cure disease by praying and putting his hand on your head
54.I am liked by most people who know me
55.I am almost never bothered by pains over the heart or in my chest
56.As a youngster I was suspended from school one or more times for cutting up
57.I am a good mixer
58.Everything is turning out just like the prophets of the Bible said it would
59.I have often had to take orders from someone who did not know as much as I did
60.I do not read every editorial in the newspaper everyday
61.I have not lived the right kind of life
62.Parts of my body often have feeling like burning, tingling, crawling, or like “going to sleep”
63.I have had no difficulty in starting or holding my bowel movement
64.I sometimes keep on at a thing until others lose their patience with me
65.I loved my father
66.I see things or animals or people around me that others do not see
67.I wish I could be as happy as others seem to be
68.I hardly ever feel pain in the back of the neck
69.I am very strongly attracted by members of my own sex
70.I used to like drop-the-handkerchief
71.I think a great many people exaggerate their misfortunes in order to gain the sympathy and help of others
72.I am troubled by discomfort in the pit of my stomach every few days or oftener
73.I am an important person
74.I have often wished I were a girl.  (Or if you are a girl) I have never been sorry that I am a girl
75.I get angry sometimes

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Have you ever had to take a psych test? Did it help you in finding your diagnosis?

Please leave your answers in the comments section so we can see just how much these tests actually help people.

Thanks and have a great day!

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Straight Talk on Mental Illness

This morning my mind was just flipping out idea after idea for what I could do for this blog as well as a video ministry. I have decided to do a series called Straight Talk on Mental Illness. I’ll address the facts of mental illness as well as go into details on some of the mental illnesses I have encountered. I’ll be drawing on facts as well as personal experience.

I have only begun brainstorming this morning but I’ll list the ideas I have so far:

  1. Overall Facts of Mental Illness in adults
  2. Overall Facts of Mental Illness in teens
  3. Mental Illness and Identity
  4. Talk on Depression
  5. Talk on PTSD
  6. Talk on Anxiety
  7. Talk on Borderline Personality Disorder

I will be creating Facebook Events for these discussions and I will be doing live recordings so you will be able to ask me questions and have them answered live.  In my discussions, I will also be talking about the things I have done that have helped me through the tough times and that will be including Biblical scripture that I think will be helpful for you to look at and study.

If there is something you would like me to cover please leave a comment or email me at janissoucieministries@gmail.com.

Prior to the Events, I will post them on my Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/janissoucieministries)
As well as posting the event link on the blog. To go along with the events, I will be simultaneously posting a written form here on the blog.