I have isolated out of my MMPI score all the scales at T=60 and above:

Depression T=61

Subjective Depression T=64

Brooding, Loss of Hope T=62

Paranoia T=83

Poignant Sensitivity T=68

Moral Righteousness T=65

Social Alienation T=72 (Scale 8: Schizophrenia) (Statistically significant) Feels misunderstood and alienated, feels others have it in for them or wish them harm, describes family as lacking in love and support, admits never having been in love, and avoids social relationships.

This scale picks up the sequelae of having been a scapegoat and abused within the family of origin.


Psychopathic Deviate T=69

Family Discord T=65 (Statistically significant) Those with high scores were often the scapegoats from their families of origin, and they may have an unconscious need to repeat feeling or being victimized in other intimate relationships (or work relationships?)


Social Alienation T=71 (Scale 4: Psychopathic Deviate)

Masculinity/Femininity T=74

Social Introversion T=71

Shyness and Self-Consciousness T=68

Social Avoidance T=71

Admitted Addiction T=65

Neurotic-Psychotic Profile Balance T=99

Overcontrolled Hostility T=62

Family Problems T=63

Social Discomfort T=81

Negative Treatment Indicators T=61

Psychoticism T=66 (Statistically significant)  Psychoticism assesses disconnection from reality.  Unshared beliefs, as well as unusual sensory and perceptual experiences, are examples of disconnection.  Alienated and unrealistic expectation of harm is also assessed. Persons with high Psychoticism scores tend to have a higher probability of delusions of reference, thinking that is disorganized, bizarre, disoriented, circumstantial, or tangential. PSY-5 Psychoticism is a phenotype, not linked to any specific etiology. It is important to distinguish these PSY-5 Psychoticism concepts from the use of the term by Hans Eysenck, whose concept was linked more to criminality and antisocial behavior.

For a discussion of the relationship between psychoticism and creativity, see the link below:



(Self-Alienation T=58)