The INFJ Male Stereotype

Kathryn asked: I definitely would type myself as an INFJ, and I relate the best to that type. My problem is, almost all INFJs, as portrayed by movies, are male, and none of them ever get married. Why are INFJs always portrayed as single guys when really INFJs are mostly female and extremely relational? – also, What movies portray an INFJ female?

Men who are feeling, are frequently associated with femininity, and our modern societies look down on femininity. As a result, boys get taught at a young age that they should not express their feelings and that it’s shameful to do so (I think this problem is actually bigger in America than it is in the UK because a lot of Americans have commented to me that they think British men are more in touch with their “feminine sides,” however that’s another issue for another day). Continue reading

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Roy Lee: ESTP

Guest Post by Jessica Prescott, INFJ

October Sky

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Extroverted Sensing (Se): Roy Lee is pretty much the epitome of a Se-dom: self-confident, carefree, active, adventurous, down-to-earth. He lives in the moment, without worrying much about either the past or the future, and is concerned above all with simply having a good time: “Let ‘em have outer space. We got rock n’ roll.” At times, Roy Lee finds Homer’s Ne-dom insistence on the million exciting possibilities of the future to be bewildering and even frustrating, since it seems so disconnected from reality: “Got bad news for you, Homer. We ARE hillbillies.” Of the four Rocket Boys, Roy Lee is definitely the most apt to notice attractive girls and, in fact, considers himself something of a ladies’ man. In general, he’s highly aware of his environment—far more so than his friend Homer is—and occasionally exploits this advantage to play pranks on him.   Continue reading

Pokemon – Cyrus: INTJ

Guest post by Andrew, ENTJ

Pokemon Anime Franchise

Cyrus INTJ | Pokemon #MBTI #INTJ

Introverted Intuition (Ni): Cyrus’ entire focus is on creating his ideal world, not being content to live with the flaws of the existing one. He knows exactly what he wants to accomplish, and takes actions specifically for this purpose. For Cyrus, there are no defeats; when he and his underlings lose, it is only a temporary setback, and his eye is still on his ultimate prize. Cyrus is not an impulsive man; he would rather take the slow and steady route to success than the quick and uncertain one. He believes very much in human potential, and aims to maximize it in his new universe. Continue reading

Jack Skellington: ENTP

Guest Post by Anne-Sophie Olsen, INFJ —http://socraticmbti.wordpress.com

The Nightmare Before Christmas

Jack Skellington ENTP | The Nightmare Before Christmas #MBTI #ENTP

Ne: Jack is enthralled by new ideas and possibilities to the point of becoming incredibly unhappy when he is barred from them (he laments the “same routine” that is his role every year in Halloween). When he discovers Christmas Town, he is excited not merely by the sights, sounds, and smells but by the freshness of the concept of Christmas. He tries to relay his excitement to the residents of H Continue reading

Patrick Jane: ENTP

Guest post by whatisfreethen, INTP

The Mentalist

Patrick Jane ENTP | The Mentalist #MBTI #ENTP

Ne: Patrick is an unconventional detective who is not afraid to break the rules a bit if it means he can get his way. Often mistaken as a psychic for his great mentalist skills, he has admitted that it involves making use of his intuition and making guesses based on his experience with people. He tends to use an experimental approach while dealing with dilemmas, like convincing people that there has been a virus Continue reading

Mace Windu: ISTJ

Guest post by Andrew, ENTJ

Star Wars

Mace Windu ISTJ | Star Wars #MBTI #ISTJ

Introverted Sensing (Si): Mace believes that keeping to established precedents is the best thing for the Jedi Order. In his mind, nobody is exempt from the rules for who may and who may not be trained as a Jedi, not even Anakin Skywalker, allegedly the “Chosen One” who is destined to bring balance to the Force. Mace needs to have all the information before he reaches any conclusion, from the alleged return of the Sith to the identity of the mysterious Darth Sidious, and he devotes a great deal of time, energy, and resources toward gathering information. Mace is most comfortable working within the system of the Jedi Order and the Republic, and he is thus blinded to the eventual use of this system to destroy the Jedi.

Mace Windu ISTJ | Star Wars #MBTI #ISTJ

Extroverted Thinking (Te): Mace prefers acting with others to acting alone, and he generally feels a need to take charge when something needs to be done. He can organize people toward specific goals, but is often oblivious to how anyone will react emotionally to his decisions, as the only matters that he takes into account when assigning duties are competence and usefulness. Mace looks for empirical evidence to inform his decisions; he runs a series of tests on Anakin to gauge his aptitude for using the Force, and he encourages a confrontation between Qui-Gon and Darth Maul to ascertain whether Darth Maul is, in fact, a Sith Lord. Mace keeps his communication direct, making his point of view clear from the get-go.

Mace Windu ISTJ | Star Wars #MBTI #ISTJ

Introverted Feeling (Fi): When push comes to shove, Mace will sometimes abandon the niceties of the Jedi Code and try doing things his own way. He is ready and willing to kill Palpatine after the latter is disarmed and apparently helpless. Mace generally represses his emotions, and doesn’t factor them into his decision-making process. Additionally, he doesn’t consider that others are more driven by their feelings than he is by his own; he even shuts down Obi-Wan when he brings up Anakin’s love for Padme as a stumbling block for his mission as a Jedi.

Mace Windu ISTJ | Star Wars #MBTI #ISTJ

Extroverted Intuition (Ne): Mace has devised a new style for fighting with a lightsaber; it is all his own and based mainly on unpredictability. He can have trouble viewing the big picture (his view of the Sith menace is hazy at best), and when he gets a glimpse behind the scenes, he will take actions that are ill-judged and impulsive (he moves against Palpatine immediately upon hearing that the Supreme Chancellor is Darth Sidious).

Mr. Ollivander: INTP

Guest Post by Andrew, ENTJ

Harry Potter, J. K. Rowling

Mr. Ollivander INTP | Harry Potter #MBTI #INTP

Introverted Thinking (Ti): Mr. Ollivander doesn’t mainly produce and sell wands for profit; he does it for the pleasure of doing it, because he likes the mental exercise. He doesn’t want to make a quick sale by rushing Harry out of his shop with just any wand, and he even seems to enjoy the process of picking the best wan Continue reading