Anyone can fall into self-destructive behaviors. I’ve experienced a few of them myself. In this article (and video), I’m going to tell you about 8 common self-destructive behaviors that any human can experience.
Self-Destructive Behaviors and Problems
- Social Problems, including social Isolation, social anxiety, social avoidance, and schizoid tendencies – You may have a tendency to withdraw from society too much. Perhaps you’re a misanthrope, having a hatred for people due to traumatic experiences in your past. While there is nothing wrong with solitude, isolating yourself for too long isn’t good for your mental health.
- Depression or hopelessness, including nihilism, pessimism, and cynicism – Maybe you are experiencing a deep darkness, and you can’t overcome it. Depression or nihilism can grip you, leaving you feeling as if life is utterly sad and meaningless.
- Bitterness over past trauma or failures – Perhaps you find yourself brooding over traumatic events from your past. Bitterness can lead to a pattern of even deeper depression or cynicism.
- Substance abuse and addictions – Perhaps you’ve become addicted to drugs, including alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, prescription pills, and more. Substance abuse, combined with isolation or depression, can rob you of joy and cause loss of health, income, or life.
- Relationship problems – Perhaps you can’t find someone to date, don’t know how to approach dating, have difficulty making friends, or struggle in your marriage or family.
- Self-Esteem issues – Maybe you’ve become obsessed about your appearance, struggling with body dysmorphic disorder. Or maybe you feel insecure and inadequate, experiencing bouts of self-loathing or low self-esteem.
- Inappropriate sexual behavior – Perhaps you’ve developed a porn addiction, engage in promiscuous behavior, or things of that nature.
- Self–Harm or suicidal thoughts – Maybe you’ve been so miserable that you’ve been harming yourself through cutting or neglect. You may even be entertaining suicidal thoughts.
I hope to make videos on each of those topics in the coming weeks and months for those of you struggling with those issues, as well as other videos on how to be better in life.
Are those issues mentioned above unique to the INTJ personality type? Of course not. Jungian typology is occult pseudoscience. INTPs, INFPs, ESFJs, and all 16 pseudoscience types can struggle with those things. The 16 personality types don’t actually exist. The eight issues above are human issues, not issues related to a particular “personality type” or cognitive function arrangement.
Do I Still Reject MBTI and Jung’s Typology?
That brings me to my next point. A couple of people have asked where I stand on the MBTI stuff. My stance hasn’t changed at all.
- I believe that typology in general is toxic and more harmful than it is helpful. You can achieve success and happiness without it, and I’d love for everyone to see that.
- I believe MBTI is pseudoscience and isn’t very accurate. They are also very deceptive in their marketing tactics, too.
- I believe Jungian typology contains occult concepts and an agenda that Christians should expose and avoid.
When I make these videos, I’m not going to promote Jungian typology and say that you do such and such because you ‘re an INTJ or have Ni, Te, Fi, Se.
I’ve said before that I hope to redo some of my videos and extract out the typology stuff, and I want to make videos that people find helpful, interesting, or relatable.
And I do plan to release a few more videos critiquing Jungian typology, debunking silly stereotypes circulating in the typology community, and so on, but I don’t want this entire channel (or website) to be all about trashing on typology or Carl Jung, though I must admit that I enjoy doing it.