Year: 2002 Source: Journal of Psychiatric Research, v.36, no.1, (January-February 2002), p.33-39 SIEC No: 20020781

The current study characterized the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) personality profiles of 64 suicidal & 20 non-suicidal psychiatric inpatients with affective disorder diagnoses. The MBTI divides individuals categorically into 8 personality preferences (Extroverted & Introverted, Sensing & Intuitive, Thinking & Feeling, & Judging & Perceiving). Compared to the group of non-suicidal patients, suicidal patients were significantly more Introverted and Perceiving using ANCOVA analysis, & more Introverted alone using Chi Square analysis. (37 refs.)