Guest Post by Andrew, ENTJ
Harry Potter, J. K. Rowling
Extroverted Sensing (Se): Ron likes to have fun, and lives for the thrills of the moment. He often neglects to study for important exams, as he cannot handle the tedium of prolonged studying. He has the most prominent sense of humor in his inner circle of friends, and is much more likely to crack a joke than Harry or Hermione is. Ron likes physical activity, and has a natural ability for Quidditch. Ron usually doesn’t think before acting, and at times, this has landed him in trouble (blasting himself with his own malfunctioning wand, flying his parents’ car to Hogwarts), but it also allows him to escape from sticky situations (talking his way out of an encounter with a group of “snatchers”). Ron becomes impatient when Harry admits that he has no plan to find all of Vordemort’s horcruxes, and he makes an impulsive decision to bail out of hunt for them.
Introverted Feeling (Fi): Ron hates when he is insulted, and has a hard time forgiving people who have wronged him or someone close to him (especially Draco Malfoy). He is so receptive to put-downs that a barrage of insults can completely sink his Quidditch skills. It takes him time to befriend Hermione, as he does not see eye to eye with her on very much. Ron is usually oblivious to other people’s feelings, leading him to insult Hermione inadvertently on many occasions, and asserting that Harry’s first girlfriend, Cho Chang, can’t be feeling everything Hermione says she’s feeling at once. Ron does not express his feelings directly; to show his anger, for instance, he either attacks the object of his hard feelings (with his fists, his wand, or anything else), or resorts to yelling at and speaking rudely to people.
Extroverted Thinking (Te): Although Ron isn’t keen on the responsibilities of being a prefect, he certainly enjoys the authority; he can spare Harry from the needling insults of their roommate, Seamus, and confiscate forbidden objects from other students for his own use. He is a skilled chess player, perhaps because the sets used by wizards makes the games feel like commanding a real army. When on the familiar territory of a life-size chessboard, he shows real leadership skills, directing his army (including Harry and Hermione) to win a tough game, making a hard decision in the process (allowing himself to be sacrificed for the win).
Introverted Intuition (Ni): Ron can be paranoid at times, especially with regards to Ginny and her romantic relationships. He stops talking to each of his best friends at different times because he has his own absurd (or sometimes plausible) notions that they have wronged him; he thinks Hermione’s cat ate his pet rat, and he convinced himself that Harry entered the Triwizard Tournament for attention (without telling Ron how he managed to do it). Both times, it takes a great deal of time before Ron sees and admits that he’s wrong.