Guest Post by Andrew, ENTJ
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Extroverted Thinking (Te): Jessie is a domineering woman who controls her teammates, James and Meowth, with an iron fist. She is constantly on the lookout for opportunities to snare a valuable Pokemon or several for her boss, and ruthless in her drive to carry them out. More than James or Meowth, Jessie can separate her emotions from the job she wants (or has) to do; several times, she finds herself in a position where she has to rely on Ash and his friends (whom she describes as her “mortal enemies”) to get her out of trouble. As soon as the rescue is carried out, she returns to business as usual: steal Ash’s Pikachu, and bring him to her boss. What Jessie desires most of all is advancement within Team Rocket; she considers each Pokemon theft as one more step toward a corner office in the organization.
Introverted Intuition (Ni): Although Jessie would steal any rare or special Pokemon for the purpose of furthering her career, she has a special fixation with Ash’s Pikachu. She has followed Ash through seven regions of the Pokemon world in an unsuccessful bid to steal the Electric Mouse. Although impulsive at times, Jessie is more than capable of focusing her attention on something she truly wants. In the original series, she uses her own and James’ Pokemon to become the runner-up in the Princess Festival tournament. In the Diamond and Pearl series, while wearing a disguise, she makes it to the semifinals of the Sinnoh Grand Festival, despite having scant experience in only a few scattered Pokemon contests beforehand.
Extroverted Sensing (Se): Jessie is a fashionista who takes great pride in her sense of style. She loves fine clothes, fine food, and the attention and glamor of being a celebrity. When not attempting to steal rare Pokemon, she participates in activities which display her perceived talents: running beauty salons, Pokemon contests, and dancing, to name just three. Jessie can make big decisions in an instant, such as leaving her Wobbuffet in a loving home while she goes on a mission to save her captured friends. Her lack of forethought and love of savoring the moment of the success of stealing a Pokemon have been major thorns in her side; they have repeatedly resulted in carelessness, and the rescues of Pokemon that took lots of planning to steal.
Introverted Feeling (Fi): Jessie rarely shows her feelings, and when she does, doing so takes the form of a childish emotional outburst rather than a mature display of vulnerability. The values she has normally take a back seat to her drive and ambition; as noted above, she does not have the conscience to show gratitude to someone who saves her life if they have rare Pokemon for her to steal. Through all this, however, she genuinely cares about James and Meowth, and will do anything and everything to get them out of a jam— even if it means risking her life.
Note: It seems strange to type Jessie as an ENTJ: she is notoriously unsuccessful in her mission to capture Pikachu, and her boss derides her as an incompetent fool. Still, there is no other type that really fits: she is not an ESFP, as having fun for its own sake is not her cup of tea; her profligacy and obsession with glamor rule out ESTJ; her frequent impulsive behaviour makes INTJ highly unlikely; and her values and feelings rank so low in her priorities that she is certainly not an ISFP. Her carelessness in forming and executing plans and her addiction to the spotlight are most likely the result of a Te-Se loop.