Qui-Gon Jinn: ISFP

Guest post by Andrew, ENTJ

Star Wars

Qui-Gon Jinn ISFP | Star Wars #MBTI #ISFP

Introverted Feeling (Fi): Although he is a respected Jedi Master, Qui-Gon is regarded as somewhat of a rebel, as he tends to follow his own agenda rather than the Jedi Council’s. He has his own morality that he holds as sacrosanct, even above the Jedi Code, and he doesn’t mind violating others’ wishes, secretly or not, to do what he thinks is right. Qui-Gon sees goodness and worth in nearly everyone he meets; this turns out to be a tragic flaw due to his dealings with Anakin, as he lets his feelings toward the boy (as well as the evidence that he may be the prophesied Chosen One) blind him to to the danger that Anakin could pose to the Jedi Order. Although Qui-Gon trusts his emotions, he doesn’t wear his heart on his sleeve.

Qui-Gon Jinn ISFP | Star Wars #MBTI #ISFP

Extroverted Sensing (Se): Qui-Gon lives squarely in the present, and instructs Obi-Wan to do the same, rather than worrying too much about the future. His fighting style is an aggressive one that employs Force-assisted acrobatics. Qui-Gon is an expert at adapting to his environment on the fly, and using it to his advantage. He tells Anakin not to overthink his situation before taking action, and he provides an example of this mode of doing things; Qui-Gon generally acts before thinking, although he will often justify his actions after the fact.


Introverted Intuition (Ni): Although Qui-Gon lives in the moment, he does think about the future. The entire operation of freeing Anakin from slavery is based on a prophecy of a “Chosen One” who will bring balance to the Force; Qui-Gon believes that Anakin is the Chosen One, and wishes to help the events of the prophecy come to pass. Although Qui-Gon is largely unaware of long-term hazards (the danger of training Anakin), he can anticipate and circumvent pitfalls that lie just ahead of him.


Extroverted Thinking (Te): To confirm his suspicions that Anakin is the Chosen One, Qui-Gon searches for hard facts about Anakin that back up his hypothesis (the identity of his father, his midi-chlorian count). Although not particularly or intentionally disrespectful to anyone, he speaks in a direct, straightforward manner. Although Qui-Gon isn’t a controlling person, he does expect obedience from those who are in his care or under his protection (Obi-Wan, Jar Jar, Anakin, and even the Queen of Naboo while he is rescuing her).

Author’s Note: It is bafflingly absurd that so many people type Qui-Gon as INFJ. There is simply no way that he can be an Ni-dom; he doesn’t pay enough attention to the future. Furthermore, he has no Fe; he’s too much of a nonconformist as far as ethics and acceptable behaviors are concerned. Compare him to Obi-Wan, who is always thinking ahead (dominant Ni) and who is always willing to go along with what the Jedi Council says (auxiliary Fe). See the difference?



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