Comparison of the “Typology” of the Patients of Depression and Non-depressed Individuals

Author: Uzma Mahmood

Supervisor: Ms. Mujeeba Ashraf

Degree: BS

Year: 2005-2009

University: Centre for Clinical Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan


The present study aimed to investigate different typology based on Jung theory in patients of depression and normal individuals. The total sample was 100 consisting of 50 depressive patients and 50 normal individuals. Both group comprised of 25 females and 25 males. The instruments used in this study were Personal Style Inventory (Champagne and Hongan, 1979) which was translated into Urdu and the Urdu version of DSM-IV-TR criteria of Major Depression (Rahman, Sitwat, Dawood, Ashraf ,Khan et al., 2008). The questionnaires were administered individually. The results were obtained through descriptive statistics and Independent Sample t-test. The results indicated significant mean difference between the patients of depression and the normal individuals. The depressive patients tended to be more introvert, intuitive, sensing, thinker, feeler, perceiver and judger. The gender differences in depressive patients revealed significant differences on intuitive, sensing, thinker, feeler, perceiver and judger types. The gender difference in normal individuals revealed significant difference on introvert, extrovert, intuitive, sensing, thinker, feeler, and perceiver and judger types. The four factor personality type of depressive patients and normal individuals were also identified. The personality type of depressive patients was IIFP and of normal was ESTP.

Keywords: Depression, Introvert, Typology, Non-Depressed.

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