Hamlet, William Shakespeare
Dominant Extraverted Thinking (Te): Claudius is intelligent, manipulative and conniving. He’s power hungry and though he loves Gertrude, it’s also fairly likely that he married her strategically in order to usurp the throne from Hamlet post Hamlet the elder’s death. Claudius is a great public speaker and maintains the majority of his power via communication. He uses logic and speaking skills to manipulate people. He’s good at organising people and he values people primarily for their use. Claudius calls Rozencrantz and Guildenstern to try to fix Hamlet.
Auxiliary Introverted Intuition (Ni): Claudius is diplomatic, ambitious and strategic. He can easily look ahead to predict potential issues with his strategies. He foresees changes in government and acts to prevent danger to himself. He plans ahead long before events occur and covers all his bases, making sure to have a back up plan in case his initial strategies fail. People Claudius cares about are same from his schemes.
Tertiary Extraverted Sensing (Se): Claudius is described by Hamlet (the Ghost Hamlet) as “that incestuous, that adulterate beast.” He’s lustful and sensually indulgent –enough to marry his brother’s wife a month after he dies. Claudius is what’s “rotten in the state of Denmark.” He is given to impulsive lust and profligate living.
Inferior Introverted Feeling (Fi): Claudius is briefly introspective, but quickly gives up his moral musings in favour if his usual apathy towards moral codes. He doesn’t really have much of a defined moral code, but rather, relies on a “negative liberty” I-do-what-I-want attitude. With people he loves, he can be kind and gentle. He genuinely likes Ophelia, treats her with kindness and is sincerely remorseful towards Polonius’s death.