A few weeks ago I had to take the Minnesota Multiple Personalities Inventory. It's aka the MMPI. A basic psych test that's given for numerous reasons. No, I'm not a psycho I was just required to take the test for an elective surgery that I will be having in 2006.
Anyway, I figured I'd share my funny story from the results of the test.....
In order to have the surgery that I'll be having thru the clinic program that I am using you need to be evaluated by the MMPI, and then meet with a psychologist to review your results. Monday I had my appointment with the clinic psychologist to review my results. I met her in the lobby, followed her into the office and proceeded to sit where I was instructed to sit down. I get comfortable and wait for her to begin talking. She does. The first thing she says is "You're a hot head."
: (as if I didn't already know this.) "Off the charts hot head and we have some things to talk about before I can approve you for surgery."
I laugh at her comments and I tell her "you're not telling me anything I don't already know." She then goes on to tell me I'm an adreneline junky, that I'm impulsive, I'm sexually driven, intelligent, and a bunch of other misc. things sugar coating and provoking me into conversation about things in my life and my personality. Then shows me my charts and explains that she doesn't understand something. I ask "what?" and she points out the fact that I answered all 7 of the psychotic questions in the manner that someone that is psychotic would. :laugh :laugh :laugh I'm like
She tells me I need to explain my answers.
The statements that I answered true to were:
"I see things other people do not see."
"I notice strange smells that others do not smell."
"I hear things that nobody else hears."
and the same questions asked in different ways.
Now, I answered these questions 'true' because of the fact I'm a VERY perceptive person. I can remember names, faces, events, dates, smells, objects, etc better than anybody that I know.
Generally if someone is wearing cologne or perfume I can name what they're wearing and remember the smell.
If a nature show is focusing on a gazelle in the background I might notice the chipmunk or whatever rodent in the foreground of the screen.
In a song I might hear the off rhythms, or underlying melody rather than the lyrics or main beats to the song.
So I had to explain myself on all of these off the charts psychotic questions and I couldn't believe that I had to defend myself like I did. I look at it now as fairly funny, but I question the validity of the tests that they give criminals and mentally handicapped individuals. If I can fuck a test up like that, and I'm of sound mind then who's to say that these asshole criminals that go on a killing spree and want to plead insanity are or aren't really insane?
Ehh I dunno... Anybody have any opinions on this?
I know I'm going to get flamed for telling y'all this, but I don't care. It's funny. I'm not going to deny it. :laugh :laugh :laugh