Johanna Mason: ENTJ

Guest Post by Kerissa, INFJ

The Hunger Games

Dominant Extroverted Thinking (Te): At the interviews for the 75th Hunger Games, Johanna is the first to directly question if the games could be changed. She’s very blunt. For example: when Katniss is explaining canaries in coal mines, Johanna asks, “What’s it do, die?” She also says, “I’m not like the rest of you. There’s no one left I love.” In District 13, she’s the one who makes Katniss stick with training through a mixture of ‘motivational insults’ and pushiness.

Auxiliary Introverted Intuition (Ni): Johanna wins her first Hunger Games by pretending to be weak and helpless, which shows a clear strategy from the start. She quickly grasps Snow’s psychological games. When she sees Katniss in the wedding dress, she realizes that it’s a mockery of Katniss’s relationship with Peeta. She recognizes how Katniss’s actions can be used against the Capitol; during Finnick and Annie’s wedding, she asks her, “Are you going to miss the chance to let Snow see you dancing?” She also recognizes that she and Katniss have to stop living in the hospital because “Everyone views us as patients.”

Tertiary Extroverted Feeling (Se): When Beetee’s wire in the Quarter Quell was cut, she leaps into action faster than Katniss, knocking her down and cutting out her tracker. She can be impulsive as well; during the Games, she shouts, “Whole country in rebellion? Wouldn’t want anything like that!”

Inferior Introverted Sensing (Fi): Johanna hides her feelings from people. Perhaps the only time Johanna cries in the series is after being readmitted to the hospital in District 13 when Katniss brings her pine needles that smell like her home. Because of how little she shares about her inner life, Katniss has no idea why Johanna never showers and hates to go in the rain, even when living closely with her.



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