Finn – Star Wars: ISFP

Guest Post by Jessica Prescott, INFJ

Star Wars:  The Force Awakens

Finn ISFP | Star Wars #MBTI #ISFP

Introverted Feeling (Fi):  Finn bases all his decisions on his personal, interior feelings about morality, rather than what he’s been taught.  He’s been raised since birth to be a Stormtrooper; but when his Stormtrooper training conflicts with what he personally feels to be right, he has absolutely no qualms about “kicking over the traces” and severing all connection with the First Order—even though it means leaving everything he’s ever known and having his former comrades call him a traitor.  Because he feels he has a duty to rescue Rey from Starkiller Base, he sees nothing wrong with blatantly lying to Leia and the other rebels in order to gain permission to do so.  Finn has strong emotions and knows exactly what he wants—for example, he develops a crush on Rey within five minutes of meeting her—but it’s not always as easy for him to gauge what she’s feeling.  For example, in the “Stop taking my hand!” scene, he doesn’t immediately stop when asked, because he hasn’t quite caught on yet that Rey wants her space. Continue reading

Professor Samuel Oak: INTP

Guest Post by Andrew, ENTJ

Pokemon Anime Franchise

Professor Samuel Oak INTP | Pokemon #MBTI #INTP

Introverted Thinking (Ti): As one of the foremost researchers into Pokemon, Professor Oak is naturally intrigued with the whys and hows of everything Pokemon-related.  He pours his entire being into finding answers to his questions even in his old age, looking into Pokemon evolutionary theory, behavior, social interactions, and everything else under the sun.  He thinks that individual exploration of logical questions is best; he once broke up an argument about the best training style between Ash and Gary by saying that both boys’ training styles were acceptable; neither one was “wrong,” regardless of the end product.  Professor Oak has also broken rules for Ash; he gave Ash a Pikachu as his first Pokemon when he would normally give out Bulbasaur, Charmander, and Squirtle in this capacity; plus, the reason for giving Ash such an unorthodox starter Pokemon was that Ash had arrived at his lab late, after the usual starter Pokemon had been taken. Continue reading

Spencer Reid: INTP

Guest Post by Occam’s Chainsaw, INTJ —

Criminal Minds

Spencer Reid INTP | Criminal Minds #MBTI #INTP

Ti: Reid has a seemingly never-ending thirst for knowledge. He sucks up as many facts as he possibly can about anything he finds interesting. His intelligence cannot be questioned, and although he isn’t loud about his brains, he asserts his reputation as the smartest one in the room pretty quickly, even without intending to. Hotchner said about Reid, “Reid’s intellect is a shield, which protects him from his emotions”. Reid will find the irrationality in whatever he comes across—e.g. when Prentiss tells him the story of the star puzzle, Reid’s first reaction is, “That doesn’t make any sense”. When Prentiss angrily snaps, “What do you mean?” Reid sets off into an explanation how one cannot possibly catch a shooting star, because it burns up in the atmosphere. When Prentiss fights back with, “But it’s a fable”, Reid simply says, “But there’s no moral. Fables have morals”. He’s constantly stating facts, oblivious to other people’s possible discomfort with them. Reid always thinks fast and in silence, only sharing the result of his thought process instead of opting to engage himself in a brainstorming session. Continue reading

Dawn – Pokemon: INFP

Guest Post by Andrew, ENTJ

Pokemon Anime Franchise

Dawn INFP| Pokemon #MBTI #INFP

Introverted Feeling (Fi): More than anything, Dawn feels the need to stay true to herself.  She cares little for what others tell her to do, always brushing off her mother’s words of caution with a cheerful “No need to worry!”  Dawn can take minor slights personally; when Paul doesn’t remember her when they cross paths for the second time, she is highly insulted.  It can take time for Dawn to warm up to people (especially her rivals and the crass Paul), but once she understands them and gets to know them better, she will hear them out when they voice opinions contrary to her own, and will be more gentle in her criticisms of them.  However, she immediately befriends Ash and Brock, whose morals align closely with her own, upon meeting them. Continue reading

Rey – Star Wars: ISTJ

Guest Post by Jessica Prescott, INFJ

Star Wars:  The Force Awakens

Rey ISTJ | Star Wars #MBTI #ISTJ

Introverted Sensing (Si):  The single most important influence on Rey’s thought processes and decision-making is her attachment to the past.  She endures a comfortless existence on Jakku, sustained solely by the hope that the family who abandoned her there fifteen years earlier will one day return to find her.  So tenaciously does she cling to this belief, in fact, that even after narrowly escaping from Jakku with her life, Rey’s first reaction is to insist on returning there as soon as possible: “I’ve been gone too long already.”  Rey is also an avid collector of legends and lore about the old days of the Jedi, and she clearly respects Han Solo for the part he played in those stories (a respect which Se-user Finn does not share).  She has an excellent memory for detail and can give Han an exact history of everything that has happened to the Millennium Falcon since it’s been on Jakku (including all the repairs/alterations it has undergone). Continue reading

Boromir: ESTJ

Guest Post by E. J., INTJ

Lord of the Rings, JRR Tolkien


Dominant Te: Boromir is eager to lead other people. When Faramir wanted to go to Rivendell to learn the meaning of a strange dream (which Faramir had dreamed frequently, but Boromir had only dreamed once), Boromir insisted that he was more capable of making the journey than Faramir. Given that both of them were mature war leaders, the more likely explanation is that Boromir simply wanted to take charge of the situation. Faramir suspects that a rivalry would have sprung up between Aragorn and Boromir if Boromir had lived longer: regardless of whether Boromir claimed to accept Aragorn’s right to the throne, learning to defer to another man would have been difficult for him. Boromir can be very blunt, and he does not mind interrupting other people–even Gandalf–if he disagrees with them or thinks they are misrepresenting the facts. Boromir prefers to make his decisions using strictly empirical evidence, which sometimes brings him into conflict with the Ti-based choices of Gandalf and Aragorn. Continue reading

Padme Amidala: ISFJ

Guest post by Andrew, ENTJ

Star Wars

Padme Amidala ISFJ | Star Wars #MBTI #ISFJ

Introverted Sensing (Si): Padme is a traditionalist, and avoids unnecessary change.  She seeks to preserve the customary principles of pacifism and democratic governance in both her home planet of Naboo and in the wider Galactic Republic.  Even when Palpatine transforms the Republic into the Empire, Padme urges her colleagues in the Senate to feign complicity with the new regime, and to continue all resistance underground.  Padme conducts herself in a way that is consistent with her station in life, and expects others to do the same; she refuses more protection than the average senator even when attempts are made on her life, and she initially rejects Anakin’s romantic advances because it is considered improper for him to make the Continue reading