Public Figure Profiles

Nils Retterstøl

Nils Retterstøl (3 October 1924 – 9 February 2008) was a Norwegian psychiatrist. He was a professor at the University of Bergen from 1968 to 1973, and at the University of Oslo from 1973 to 1994. He published several books on mental subjects. He is also famous for saying "A man who is determined that he is right, despite everyone else telling him that he is wrong, certainly do have a serious mental illness" which was his statement in the Juklerød case, where a healthy person was forcibly restrained in a mental institution and medicated, because of him being "difficult for the authorities". Perhaps the biggest psychiatric scandal in Norway.

Retterstøl was still decorated Commander of the Royal Norwegian Order of St. Olav in 1984.

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Some of their strengths

Nils Retterstøl has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Intelligent, Practical, Energetic, Diplomatic, Insightful, Honest, and Outspoken.

Intelligent and Inquisitive

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, Nils Retterstøl is someone who is an intelligent, inquisitive, and imaginative person, who is practical, considerate, kind, and diplomatic in dealings with others. A person who really cares about helping others make the most of what they have.

Adaptable and Versatile

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know Nils Retterstøl well know them as someone who can be adaptable, flexible, and polite, like a flower or a sapling.

Altruistic and Innovative

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe Nils Retterstøl as someone who is altruistic, inventive, energetic, and socially-conscious.

Who is inventive, open-minded and inquisitive, optimistic and cooperative, and who loves working together with others.

Vigorous and Friendly

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, Nils Retterstøl is someone who has a vigor and energy that applies itself to all life's activities and endeavors, and a knack for forming family-like structures, groups, and communities.

They are also someone who is creative, expressive, and insightful, and who has a pioneering spirit with self-determination and natural artistic expression.

Justice-seeking and Peaceful

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, Nils Retterstøl tends to be someone who loves peace and is ready to go to any costs to achieve it. Who has a taste for the good things in life, tends to be a good organizer, has a thirst for knowledge, and who tends to have the respect of friends and acquaintances.

Some of Nils Retterstøl's challenges

While Nils Retterstøl has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, Nils Retterstøl can be Impulsive, Unrealistic, Hesitant, Narcissistic, Careless, Indecisive, and Anxious.

Hesitant and Narcissistic

One of Nils Retterstøl's key challenges is that they are someone who can be hesitant and narcissistic.

Anxious and Inflexible

Nils Retterstøl is someone who can be high-strung, impatient, and inflexible, who can be "penny wise and pound foolish", have poor listening skills, and who can be intolerant of people who share a different world view.

Pleasure-seeking and Indecisive

Finally, Nils Retterstøl also can put others first too much, and hem-and-haw too much when making a decision.

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