Lucien Carr: ISFP

 Kill Your Darlings

Lucien Carr ISFP | Kill Your Darlings #MBTI #ISFP

Introverted Feeling (Fi):  Lucien Carr was a rebellious, anti-establishment youth who detested commonality and tradition. Oft times, he was rebellious just for the sake of being differing from the norm, but also to make a statement against living a life that wasn’t your own. “Lu” Carr, as he was known, had a profound influence on everyone with whom he associated, among them, Allan Ginsberg, whom he taught all manner of crass vocabulary. Continue reading

Do INTJs like INFPs?

Sofia V.N. asked: Hi I am and INFP and there is this really interesting INTJ named Katie at my school and my close friend Shannon is now really good friends with her. I really want to hang out with Shannon again but she is always with Katie (Now I don’t want to be misconstrued she can be friends with who ever she wants) but I never know what to saw  to Katie because she always has this very menacing face and I can’t compose and sentence that she will be interested in. I would just like to know what I should talk to her about and what conversational topic she would be interested in. Also if INTJS like us INFPS.

Sorry that this was more me seeking advice then me asking a question.

Sofia V.N.

Since I don’t know Katie, I have no idea what topics of conversation she would be interested in regardless of whether she’s an INTJ or not. MBTI type does not dictate a person’s hobbies or interests. It merely influences how their thought process works.

Do all INTJs like all INFPs? No.

Do some INTJs dislike INFPs? Yes.

Do some INTJs love INFPs? Yes.

There are plenty of INFPs that I enjoy being around, and there are also a fair number that I can’t stand. In my experiences, it really depends on the relative maturity of each of the people in question.

Am I a Feminist?

Sassyfeminist asked: Would you consider yourself a feminist?

Hmmm… Do I believe in equality of the sexes? Now that’s a really tough question. I’ll have to think really hard about it and eventually come to the same opinion I had before I thought about it.

Of course I’m a feminist. Just because I’m biologically male doesn’t mean I can’t support women’s rights.

For my German readers, does anyone find it horrifyingly sad that all three of the lead female characters in Generation War/Unsere Müter, Unsere Väter get raped by the end of the series with no consequences to any of the men who rape them?

Dr. Lisa Cuddy: ESTJ

House MD

Arthur Goring ENTP | An Ideal Husband MBTI

Te: Cuddy is an organizer who likes to be in charge, thus the never ending power struggle between herself and House. She prioritizes her time and is a bit of a workaholic, though certainly not to the point of House. That said, she’s also pro at delegating. Before committing to any medicinal procedure, she asks House for evidence. Her primary focus is on getting things done and shows care by doing things for people. She keeps House at the hospital primarily for his usefulness (that’s the only reason she doesn’t fire him). She’s also fairly unaffected by House’s sexist remarks. Continue reading

Is it possible to have 2 Personalities?

Izzat asked: Based on your research, Is it possible to have 2 personality types?

Are you familiar with Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID)? How about…Multiple Personality Disorder? The answer is yes, but not under normal circumstances.

Unless you have gone through massive levels of trauma– the answer to your question is no.

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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. Continue reading

Charlotte Weiss: ISFJ

Generation War / Unsere Mütter, unsere Väter

Generation War Charly ISFJ MBTI

Si: Charly compares everything in the present to the past. For instance, when she arrives at the hospital, she wants to know what the building was used for before it was a hospital. She tends to be suspicious of other people, enough so to pry at her helper’s things to discover she’s a jew. Charly would rather tentatively follow Continue reading

Greta Müller: ESFP

Generation War / Unsere Mütter, unsere Väter

Greta Muller ESFP | #generation war #MBTI #ESFP

Se: Greta uses her body to get what she wants as well as to protect the people she cares about. She starts an affair with Dorn to get Viktor a safe ride out of Germany and to protect herself from incitement charges. She is the performer of her friend circle and loves to be in the spotlight. She tends to be a bit impatient and likes to jump into things hastily. She likes swing and modernism. Continue reading

So I just saw all of your comments…

Don’t think I’m ignoring them. I swear I will reply to them all after I finish finals.

Also. I just looked at my inbox…which is bursting with a million and six questions and character requests.

As a temporary measure intended to save the life of Arvid Walton, I will be shutting down the Ask an INTJ Anything and Request a Character sections on this blog. Fear not. I shall reinstate them once I get caught up on the many hundreds of questions and requests that beset me there.

In the meantime, I would highly appreciate anyone who wants to help with the character typing queue, and I’d like to further thank all those who have contributed up to this point.

In the next week or so, I intend to announce the winners of the last contest along with the answers to the questions posed about me.

Simultaneously, I will confront the horrors of my inbox. Or possibly I shall run away and write poetry.

Leonardo da Vinci: ENTP

Leonardo da Vinci ENTP | The Book Addict's Guide to MBTI #ENTP

Dominant Extraverted Intuition (Ne): Leonardo da Vinci was a man of many ideas and of equally many talents. He was constantly devising new machines, and experimented so much with chemicals in his paintings that many of them have deteriorated more rapidly than much older paintings. Da Vinci’s imagination so outstripped current technology that he was unable to build many of the machines he designed (though people today can look at his diagrams and construct accurately, the things that he designed without having ever set foot in our era). Leonardo connected all of his major paintings to theoretical concepts, including the mathematical theories of Vetruvius and the revival of Platonic ideals that was occurring during his time period.

Auxiliary Introverted Thinking (Ti): Da Vinci was was well known for getting so distracted by his ideas that he failed to finish the projects he was working (including those projects he had been commissioned to complete). Da Vinci enjoyed erasing the lines that separated the arts and the sciences. His work is innovative, but also mathematical, scientific. In effort to achieve anatomical realism, he sought out cadavers, which he frequently dissected in order to understand them. Da Vinci was constantly challenging himself, both in the arts, and in the sciences.

Tertiary Extraverted Feeling (Fe): One thing that still fixates art historians on da Vinci’s work was his attention to psychological realism within his portraiture. He gives many of his characters and sitters expressions of ambiguity, but also of realistic emotional states. Leonardo da Vinci maintained an outlook of optimism throughout his life, but did not ponder much on the state of his feelings in his writings.

Inferior Introverted Sensing (Si): Da Vinci built upon the ideas of painters who lived before him. He practiced sketching the great masters and then improved upon their work with his own discoveries. Da Vinci was the type of painter who would get attached to paintings and not want to relinquish them (he did not give the Mona Lisa to the patron who commissioned it, but instead, kept it with him for the remainder of his life).

Organisation Styles Based on MBTI Type

Kerissa asked: I’ve noticed that you organise your posts one within the other, like stacking boxes. For example, when you hover on ‘Idiot’s guide to MBTI’ there’s ‘Typing Guide’ as an option. Click on that and there’s a list of articles. Click on the first of those and it’s ‘First, Get to Know the Crucial Concepts.’ From there it goes to another list. Some of those links go to a post, others go to a collection of posts. This boxes within boxes approach is a lot how I organize my Google Drive, folders within folders, and I was wondering if it had to do with the functions. It seems like a behavioral thing that actually would relate to functions without being a stereotype.

Somebody is paying attention to the way I organise!

Usually people with a Te function tend to have a specific mode of organisation that they follow (this is not usually true of Ti, especially upper Ti).

Intuitive (Ni & Ne) people are more likely to organise starting with the general, and then working to the specific.

Sensors (and here, I’m talking about Si) are going to organise from the specific to the general.

For instance, my ESTJ mother will organise everything according to specific type (Si) and function (Te). In her sewing room, she has a box for fabric, a box for thread, and a box for elastic, a box for stuffing etc.

Specific combinations of functions are also going to give you different results as well.

As an INTJ, I organise from the general idea of a thing (Ni) and move next to its function (Te).

For instance, I have a large toolbox in which I store my art supplies. Inside the toolbox, you would find a large quantity of smaller cigar boxes in which I’ve stored art supplies and tools according to what they’re used for.

In terms of blog and document storage, I do the same thing. I look at the content of my documents and then arrange them into folders, then subfolders and so on. For this reason, one of my favourite writing programs to use is Scrivener, because it allows me to organise everything of the same topic in one place. I use it for writing novels, poetry, and even taking notes in class.

My ESFP sibling organises based on appearance only (Se). If there is nothing on the floor, their bedroom qualifies as “clean.” Just so long as they can’t see the mess, it’s “organised.”

My ENFP sibling is great at keeping things organised once they’re organised (for the most part – her Te is tertiary), but their Ne sees so many possibilities that they doesn’t always know where to start. I helped them move into their new apartment this fall, and I did most of the organising for them.

At which point, the grand truth dawned on them that I’m better at organising than they are. All these years, they assumed that because I have so many boxes inside of boxes and folders inside of folders etc. that my stuff was merely cluttered. It had never occurred to them that it was organised, only that it looked chaotic because the method behind it was so structured.

My INTP dad cannot organise at all. At all. He looks at clutter and has absolutely no idea where to start. Part of this is a lack of Te function (Te is a natural organisation function, and part of it is his Ne getting distracted before he can start.

Dr. Owen Harper: ISTP


Owen Harper ISTP | Torchwood #MBTI #ISTP

Dominant Introverted Thinking (Ti): Owen Harper is analytical and detached. He is quick to make judgements that allow him to jump into action before most people have finished sizing up a situation. Owen doesn’t hesitate to poke fun at stupid comments or illogical suggestions. He doesn’t often share his thoughts with others. When he needs to think through something, he retreats to somewhere that he can be away from his friends. Continue reading

Louis Zamperini: INFP


Louis Zamperini Unbroken ENFP

Fi: As a teenager, Zamperini isolated himself from his classmates and put up a tough front to hide the misery he felt inside. Running gave him a way to deal with his feelings and helped him to develop principles that came to define the rest of his legacy. He was always a bit rebellious and liked to define his own morality, rather than relying on Continue reading

Christopher Nolan: INTJ

Christopher Nolan INTJ | The Book Addict's Guide to MBTI #INTJ

Ni: His films function as both entertainment and symbolism extreme. They all have strong moral messages He plans his work long term before he ever actually starts working on them as movies. For instance, he planned and wrote Inception for 10 whole years before he got to work filming it. His films are just as much about complex ideas and trying to confuse people as they are about complex characters. All of his movies are puzzles, just as complicated for audiences to figure out as they are for the characters in them. Continue reading