Author: Zhang B//Lu G//Xu H
Affiliation: China Health Education Institute
Conference/Journal: Chinese Mental Health Journal
Date published: 1991
Other: Volume ID: 5 , Issue ID: 3 , Pages: 105-107 , Word Count: 234
Objective: To study the relationship between symptoms of Qigong deviation and personality traits.
Methods: The study was carried out in 43 subjects of Qigong deviation after recovery (including 32 males, 11 females, from 15 to 65 ages)
MMPI scale was applied to measure them and compare the results with the national average.
1. Male subjects had higher scores in 7 subscales (dimensions: Hs, D, Hy, Pd, Pa, Pt and Sc) than the average person respectively (p<0.05). Female subjects had higher scores of 5 subscaless (Hs, D, Hy, Pd and M), than the average person respectively.
2. The scores of psychoneurosis personality traits that could be expressed by the three subscales as follow: Hs (high suspicion), D (depression), Hy (hysteria). Scores of 17 cases (39.5%) were higher than the average person in all three subscales; 26 cases (60.5%) in at least two subscales; 34 cases (79.0%) in at least one subscale.
3. The scores of psychosis personality traits that could be expressed by the two subscales: Pa (paranoia), Sc (schizoid). The scores of 22 cases (51.2%) were higher than the average person in both subscales; 35 cases (81.4%) in at least one subscale.
4. Scores in both sides (bipolar?): scores of 29 cases were higher in both sides, while 39 cases (90.7%) in at least one side.
From the result, we can draw a conclusion that the Qigong exercisers who got deviation also show deviation in personality traits, the female show symptoms mainly in neurosis, and the male show symptoms mainly in neurosis and psychotic personality.