Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling
Dominant Fi: Harry has a strong moral code and he weighs everything against his personal feelings. Often, he has a difficult time accepting other people’s differences because all he can see is how they have wronged him (Snape, Malfoy). He has a desire to reject vanity and dislikes the fame that his name carries with it. His moral code leads him to ask Lupin and Serious not to kill Peter Petigrew, and he carries around an incredible amount of guilt for all the people who have died for him. He tends to ignore what’s important to other people, particularly Hermione (like SPEW) and takes a lot of things personally. He is extremely loyal to the people he loves and will put himself in danger’s way to save them.
Auxiliary Se: Harry is a tad bit impulsive and reckless, which often gets him into dangerous situations he could have avoided. He doesn’t really consider long-term consequences before acting and simply lives in the moment, acting according to his feelings rather than logic. He reacts rather than manipulating his environment. He’s a natural at quidditch and is a bit of a thrill-junky. He pays attention to things in his immediate environment, allowing him to use it to his advantage in defeating his enemies.
Tertary Ni: Harry often has foreknowledge or hunches about certain people and situations that let him know when something is not right. This feeds off of his Se, as he notices clues in his environment, allowing him to reach quick conclusions about people that Hermione and Ron don’t always catch on to. In general, his accusations tend to seem a bit absurd to other people, but he’s usually right about them in the end, and up until then, he’s obsessive about them. Stalker…
Inferior Te: Harry is practically incapable of organizing anything when he’s younger, and lets Hermione handle that portion of his life for him. As he gets older, he gets better at this however, and he’s able to reluctantly take on leadership roles, organizing and teaching other students.
2 thoughts on “Harry Potter: ISFP”
This is a great typing, too (continue from my post on Hagrid). Previously I have read (and thought) Harry to be an INFJ (cuz special people should have the most special traits and stuffs, also Harry’s hunches of danger did make up my mind a bit). However, ISFP as of this post is much better a fit of him. I did not notice that, his impulsitivity (inherited from James – ISTP?) is a very big part of the story and a very big part of Harry himself. It got him into a whole lot of troubles, lost Gryffindor many points (many many points), but indeed it saves many dangerous situations (Sorcerer’s Stone most notable). It did cause a lot of damage though, some irreversible and haunt Harry for life (Sirius’s death), however, it makes Harry who he was, and as Dumbledore pointed out, “his courage” in that he did the thing he could when many others didn’t. It made him special.
Something else that got Harry into as much trouble as his impulsitivity? Harry’s loyalty. Many times he did dash into danger regardless of himself, regardless of others to save his friends. Despite him being the most valuable piece on the board against the Dark Lord, Harry did not hesitate once whenever something he feels is important is threatened. And he always did his best to help, to do something meaningful, although not always successful, but still, he did. And one more, there is this hunch I’ve always feel about Harry, how frail he is in this raging war of dark and light, and how he should be stronger, more capable, he should devise strategies (as of how to find Crucifixes), and act more confident on his plans. It would benefits him a lot and make his friends trust and rely on him as leader. As he is Harry seems so easily … hurted, manipulated via his emotions by the Dark Lord (indeed he did), and it weakens the light. Fi-Te pair rather clear there, isn’t it?
Thank you. I appreciate your typings!
ISFP makes 1000x more sense for Harry than ISTP. He’s a cesspool of Fi. A Ti-dom would act vastly different from what Harry has been depicted as.
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