Personality Type Test(MBTI) of the Korean Bruxism Patients

한국 이갈이 환자의 성격 유형 검사(MBTI)

  • Lee, Hyun-Ae (Department of Health Services Management, The Graduate School of Business Administration, Kyung Hee University) ;
  • Auh, Q-Schick (Department of Oral Medicine, School of Dentistry, Kyung Hee University) ;
  • Jung, Kee-Taig (Department of Health Services Management, The Graduate School of Business Administration, Kyung Hee University) ;
  • Chun, Yang-Hyun (Department of Oral Medicine, School of Dentistry, Kyung Hee University) ;
  • Hong, Jung-Pyo (Department of Oral Medicine, School of Dentistry, Kyung Hee University)
  • 이현애 (경희대학교 경영대학원 의료경영학과) ;
  • 어규식 (경희대학교 치의학전문대학원 구강내과학교실) ;
  • 정기택 (경희대학교 경영대학원 의료경영학과) ;
  • 전양현 (경희대학교 치의학전문대학원 구강내과학교실) ;
  • 홍정표 (경희대학교 치의학전문대학원 구강내과학교실)
  • Published : 2008.03.30


The focus of this study is to analyze the effect of stress on the health of bruxism patients using the MBTI system. The most common personality type will be identified among the bruxism patients and by understanding their personality & their handling of stress, more comprehesive and effective treatment plan can be constructed. The study will also conclude that the type of personality has big effect on the cause of bruxism, and that this will be considered in the treatment plan in this hospital. The result of the study is as follow. First, more bruxism patients were type I than type E. It can be suggested that this result is due to the introversive people maintaining their energy how within themselves, and private are less to likely to release there stress than the expressive people. Second, among the bruxism patients significantly more type T were found compared to type F. This implies the bruxism tend to follow principals, scientific and analysing during decision making rather than basing their decision an meanings, emotions and influences. Thirdly, more bruxism patients clarified into ST in comparison to non-bruxism patients. This is thought to be due to probable increased stress and anxiety following ST people's tendency to more strict and realistic thinking according to effectiveness, evidence-based and productivity. Fourth, the type IJ was the most of the bruxism patients. We can come to the conclusion that decision-oriented introversion people who have hard to change, a thoroughgoing preparation characters are likely to grind their teeth by their detailed characters. Fifth, the type IT was the most of the bruxism patients. Bruxism patients are usually influenced by spirit, easily hearted, awed of relationship and attention. So, their intensity of stress is much bigger because of their personality. The last, Type IS was the most of the bruxism patients. It means that introvert sensitive types who have characters of calm, passive but defence to other's emotion, also neutral, keep moderation, and have cold-heartedness are likely to grind their teeth frequently. In conclusion it is evident that bruxism patients have particular personality types. Precisive, analysing and introversive bruxism patients are expected to have higher sensitivities to stress.


  1. 이영균. 스트레스 원인과 대처방안에 관한 탐색. 한국정책과학학회 2004;8(1):59-84
  2. Okeson JP. 악관절장애와 교합의 치료. 5판, 서울, 2004, 대한나래출판사, pp.169
  3. William L. Gardner Mark J. Martinko Using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator to Study Managers: A Literature Review and Research Agenda. J Management 1996;22(1):45-83
  4. 김정택, 심혜숙. 성격유형검사(MBTI)의 한국표준화에 관한 연구. 한국상담심리학회지 1990;3:44-72
  5. Attanasio R. An overview of bruxism and its management. Dent Clin North Am 1997;41:.229-241
  6. Pingitore G, Chrobak V, Petrie J. The social and psychologic factors of bruxism. J Proshtet Dent 1991;65:443-446
  7. Glaros AG. Incidence of diurnal and nocturnal bruxism. J Proshtet Dent 1981;45:545-549
  8. Rubina A. Bruxism in children. J of Pedodontic 1986;10:105-226
  9. Scharer P. Bruxism. Fronters Oral Physiol 1974;1:293-322
  10. 박병욱, 이희철, 장문정, 심주철. 이갈이환자의 다면적 인성검사의 특성. 신경정신학 1999;38(3):524-529
  11. Hicks RA, Chancellor C. Nocturnal bruxism and type A-B behavior in colledge student. Psychol Rep 1987;60 :1211-1214
  12. Rugh JD, Solberg WK. Psychological implications in temporomandibular pain and dysfunction. Oral Sci Rev 1976;7:3-30
  13. 김현실, 김헌수, 민병근, 나철. 하악관절 동통 및 기능장애를 수반한 정신과 환자의 정신과적 증례분석. 신경정신의학회지 1993;32(4):579-588
  14. Kypp WL. Psychosomatic asepcts of TMJ. dysfunction. JADA. 1959;59:31-44
  15. Clark GT, Rugh JD, Handelman SL. Nocturnal Masseter muscle activity and urinary catecholamine levels in bruxers. J Dent Res 1980;59(10):1571-1576
  16. Reding GR, Rubright WC, Zimmerman SO. Incidence of bruxism. J Dent 1966;45:1198-1204
  17. 윤창근,정제옥. SCL-90R을 이용한 악관절 장애 환자의 심리 특성에 관한 연구. 구강생물학연구 1986;10:15-26