Howard Stern and five of his Howard Stern Show satellite radio show cast members had the results of their MMPI psychological testing revealed live on air Wednesday morning.
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Six members of the Howard Stern Show cast subjected themselves to the MMPI psych test: co-host Robin Quivers, sound engineer Fred Norris, staff writer Benjy Bronk, Howard 100 News hound Steve Langford, security chief Ronnie (the Limo Driver) Mund and the King of All Media himself.
In layman’s terms, the MMPI assigns scores to certain personality traits to determine whether behavior and thought processes are within the “normal” range.
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The MMPI rates normalcy of personality traits on a scale of 0-115. A score of 75 or above on one of the personality scales indicates abnormality and/or potential pathology (aka nuttiness). All HSS cast members who took the test scored high in at least one of the categories. The lower the scores, the more “normal” the subject is considered.
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Psychologist Dr. Debbie Magids was inc harge of testing, assessment and revealing the scores.
Check out a summary of the Howard Stern Show psych testing results below
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Highest score: Histrionic Personality Type – 74
This personality type shows a need for approval and a desire to be the constant center of attention.
Obsessive Compulsive Personality Type – 77
This personality type shows a need for control over all situations.
Highest Scores: Narcissistic Personality Type – 83
Schizotypal Personality Type – 68
A narcissistic personality type shows a sense of entitlement and a need for excessive attention.
A schizotypal personality type shows a desire/need for social isolation.
Highest Scores: Narcissistic Personality Type – 94
Histrionic Personality Type – 74
Dr. Magids said that Quivers’ histrionic personality features helped to balance out her narcissism and that while a high narcissism score usually indicates a lack of empathy towards others, that was not the case in Robin Quivers’ assessment.
Highest Scores: Histrionic Personality Traits – 80
Antisocial Personality Traits – 71
Bronk scored only slightly higher than Robin Quivers in the histrionic category. Dr. Magids said that Bronk’s relatively high score in the antisocial personality portion of the test is what prompted her to rate him “crazier”.
Antisocial personality traits include lack of empathy, a disregard for the rights/needs of others and recurring difficulties in the workplace.
Ronnie, the Limo Driver, Mund
Highest Scores: Narcissistic Personality Type – 109
Dr. Magids reported that this is the highest score on the narcissistic scale that she’s ever seen personally.
Mund also scored in the pathological range in several other categories
Desirability Personality Type – 85
Histrionic Personality Type – 79
Paranoid Personality Type – 77
Passive Aggressive Personality Type – 77
“Desirability” refers to how hard the subject tries to be liked by those around him. Paranoid personality indicates, well–paranoia. Passive aggressive personality shows a tendency towards self-victimization, insecurity and creation of chaos to draw attention.
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