Jane – Ender’s Saga: ISFP

Ender’s Saga, Orsen Scott Card

Dominant Introverted Feeling (Fi): Jane desperately needs to feel loved and accepted by the few people that she befriends. Though she doesn’t like to let it show, she is deeply hurt when Ender withdraws to be with his wife. When she leaves the filotic web to enter a human body, she is overwhelmed by the emotions she feels and has little control over them. Jane is introspective and likes to personalise her behaviour to meet the needs of the people she interacts with. She doesn’t have many friends, but and she is incredibly selective about whom she choses to reveal herself to. Even then, she doesn’t really reveal her whole self to anyone but Ender and Miro.

Auxiliary Extraverted Sensing (Se): She loves to get reactions out of people and enjoys putting on a show. Her thought process moves quickly and focuses mainly on action. At times, Jane can be very annoying and attention needing, but her swiftness to do the impossible makes her a useful ally. Though most of Jane’s life is not spent in a human body, Jane pays a great deal of attention to physical details in the human world. When she experiences them for the first time herself, she is ecstatic, but also overwhelmed.

Tertiary Introverted Intuition (Ni): Jane is more than aware of the larger implications of her existence (that people would fear a sentient computer) so she is hesitant to reveal herself to the human race. She often obsesses over individual people and concepts (Ender, for instance) and has a hard time accepting that humans don’t always operate on the vast theoretical scale that she does.

Inferior Extraverted Thinking (Te): She is a task-oriented being who knows how to organise people and technology to accomplish impossible things. She is highly intelligent and able to argue complex logic with millions of people at once. Jane communicates bluntly, through facts, and tends to reject emotional communication despite being quite emotional herself (she denies this).


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