Guest post by Andrew, ENTJ
Harry Potter, J. K. Rowling
Extroverted Sensing (Se): Ginny likes physical activities. She practices Quidditch in secret even though her brothers never let her play with them, and she would go to the Yule Ball with any boy for the opportunity to dance. Ginny is quick to act, lax about following rules, and adept at coming up with plausible lies on the spot when she has to cover her tracks. She doesn’t back down from a fight even when she’s badly injured or sure to lose, and she will jinx people who annoy her without hesitation. Ginny favors instant gratification; when she tries to win Harry’s affections, Hermione has to persuade her to choose a strategy that will take some time.
Introverted Thinking (Ti): Ginny lives by the philosophy that “anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve.” She can devise practical tests to determine whether her brothers’ ideas will work (Se-Ti), as well as come up with her own schemes to do what others would dismiss as fools’ errands. Ginny can point out any irrationalities when they come up in conversation, and she can buttress her arguments with pointed, sarcastic humor. Ginny’s objective reasoning is what makes Harry see that he was not, in fact, possessed at any time by Lord Voldemort.
Extroverted Feeling (Fe): Ginny is very capable of using charm to get her way. By her fourth year at Hogwarts, she’s one of the most desirable and popular girls there, and by the end of her fifth, she lands her dream boyfriend. Ginny hates when her brothers leave her behind when they are attending Hogwarts or playing Quidditch; whatever they do, she wants to do. Ginny cares very much about her friends and family, and would kill for any of them, but she cares much less about people who are not in her circle or who have low social status (she calls Luna “Loony” behind her back until they become friends).
Introverted Intuition (Ni): Ginny is persistent about two things in particular: her wish to go to Hogwarts (she wanted to attend the school since babyhood), and her feelings for Harry. Although others have to remind Ginny that some things take time or that her actions have consequences, she is open to acting with the long haul or the big picture in mind. It takes Ginny a great deal of time to realize that Riddle’s diary was a dangerous object to be gotten rid of, but she eventually figures it out, and also surmises that she is the person opening the Chamber of Secrets.
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