Sir Robert Chiltern: ENFJ

An Ideal Husband, Oscar Wilde

An Ideal Husband MBTI

Fe: Sir Robert is an exceptional communicator, and adapts his behavior to circumstance. He knows how to figure out what he wants and changes his language and behavior to fit the needs of others. He exaggerates his flattery when he has to and tones it down when others don’t need it. He’s not very stubborn, and easily agrees to change his position on arguments when coerced. Like most of Wilde’s characters, Sir Robert is morally flexible. He doesn’t make up his own moral code, but rather, molds himself to fit other people’s desires.

An Ideal Husband MBTI

Ni: Sir Robert can visualize what he wants in a situation and figure out the quickest way to get what he wants. His schemes are elaborate, yet he’s able to keep them a secret from everyone for years. Even his wife is surprised when she discovers how morally flexible he is. Sir Robert was  initially poor, but ambition and dedication allowed him to rise to a position of venerability and wealth.

An Ideal Husband MBTI

Se: Chiltern is shocked and unprepared when his elaborate schemes are undermined. In his efforts to protect his reputation, he is recklessly willing to do anything. He reacts quickly when he’s comfortable, but under stress, he freezes up and panics, allowing other people to manipulate him.

An Ideal Husband MBTI

Ti: Sir Robert is very intelligent, and he separates his feelings from his intellect, but doesn’t necessarily switch between he two of his own free will. On the one hand, he’s set on living up to his wife’s image of him, and on the other, he’s trying to uphold his underground schemes and gain power and wealth. Sir Robert uses insider information as a tool to get what he wants. He’s willing to do things that he believes are wrong purely for the benefit to himself and his wife.


2 thoughts on “Sir Robert Chiltern: ENFJ

  1. ‘He’s not very stubborn, and easily refuses to change his position on arguments when coerced.’ This line is really contradictory; it could mean that he IS very stubborn, and thus can easily refuse to change his position, or that he isn’t very stubborn and thus easily changes his position when coerced. From context I would guess that you meant the later. Anyway, the rest of it looks sound. Great work.


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