Jadis (The White Witch): ENTJ

Guest Post by E. J., INTJ

The Chronicles of Narnia, C.S. Lewis

Jadis, The White Witch ENTJ | The Chronicles of Narnia #MBTI #ENTJ

Dominant TeJadis is, as others notice, “terribly practical.” She only focuses on what will work in the real world: ideas that cannot be implemented (and people who cannot be used) do not interest her. A very assertive woman, Jadis frequently gives direct commands and makes no attempt to soften her opinions for the ears of others. She has no moral qualms about lying, but her natural bluntness often limits her ability to deceive others. In attempting to corrupt Digory, she accidentally alerts him to the fact that he is being manipulated. She convinces the more vicious Narnian creatures to join her side through bribery. By the time she attempts to corrupt Edmund, Jadis has resorted to using magic food to essentially drug anyone she needs to control. Continue reading

Aravis: ENTJ

Guest post by E. J., INTJ

The Chronicles of Narnia, C.S. Lewis

Aravis ENTJ | The Chronicles of Narnia #MBTI #ENTJ

Dominant Te: Aravis does not have any sentimental attachment to her place in the Calormene nobility, despite the fact that she was raised to do so. She gladly gives up her social position for the opportunity to make her own decisions about marriage. Competence matters to Aravis: much of her pride in having a noble background results from her assumption that an aristocratic ancestry can m Continue reading

Please Stop Abusing the MBTI Theory (particularly INTJs):

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Often, the belief out there is that INTJs with hard lives must be like Dr. House. The belief is that an INTJ, going through a hard time will necessarily become more hardened, more cruel, and more anti-social. And yes, the ones that don’t mature as a result of their struggles are like Dr. House.

However (as I have written before), it is Continue reading

Minerva McGonagall: ESTJ

Guest post by Andrew, ENTJ

Harry Potter, J. K. Rowling

Minerva McGonagall ESTJ | Harry Potter #MBTI #ESTJ

Extroverted Thinking (Te): Professor McGonagall is a strict teacher who has high standards, both in work and in general discipline, for her students. She sets plenty of rules and boundaries, and doesn’t fail to punish students who step out of line. As Deputy Headmistress of Hogwarts, it is Professor McGonagall, rather than Professor Dumbledore, who sends out admission letters and book lists, possibly because she is a great deal more organized than her boss is. In Dumbledore’s abs Continue reading

Let’s be Real: One INFJ to the Rest of Mankind

Guest post by Heather, INFJ

I’d like not only to dispel some of the myth and mist surrounding the INFJ legend today, but to cast some light and provide some entertainment as well. There are some frequently repeated assumptions (aka stereotypes) regarding INFJs that have been circulating internet-land for years. These legends affect non-INFJs, it’s true, but they also have a tendency to inform INFJs’ opinions of themselves. It’s the power of suggestion. Particularly when there is a grain of truth to a stereotype, it is both easy and agreeable to say, “oh yes, that’s me,” so long as the stereotype is positive or comical or gives us an excuse for our bad habits.

One of these assumptions that INFJs love to claim for their own is being psychic, otherworldly narwhalicorns. It’s kind of an attractive idea to have about oneself. Particularly when one has felt like something of an alien amongst other humans for most of one’s life, and when one is actually quite clever at reading people. So, let’s be real: INFJs very often know a substantial amount of information about you that they don’t let on to, because first and foremost, they want you to be comfortable with them. No one feels very comfortable if they think you’re aware of their motivations and inner life. So then, where did this mysterious cache of information come from, you may ask. First, INFJs are simply very attuned to people in general. Se is our inferior function, but it is still a function. Because we are sort of ‘set’ to the people wavelength, that is the information we tend to pick up a lot of. This information is fed into our Ni (dominant function), which recognizes patterns and themes and can extrapolate accurate readings based on very little data. Add to this that I at least (sorry guys, I don’t know any INFJs in real life besides myself) amuse myself by studying personality theory, graphology, and Chinese face reading so that I can know even more about every specimen that crosses my path unsuspectingly. Continue reading

Delia Ketchum: ISFJ

Guest Post by Andrew, ENTJ

Pokemon Anime Franchise

Delia Ketchum ISFJ | Pokemon #ISFJ #MBTI

Introverted Sensing (Si): Delia seems satisfied in her role as a conventional mother in a small town, tending the garden, cleaning the place, and cooking for her son and his friends when he’s home.  She sometimes compares Ash to his father at whatever point he is at in his journey; she is impressed that Ash reached Viridian City in only one day, while it had taken his father four days!  When Delia watches Ash compete in Pokemon Leagues, she brings along a camera, hoping to record his battles for posterity.  When she catches Ash staying up late the night before he is due to begin his journey, she allows him to stay up, but only if he watches an educational program to inform his choice of a Pokemon the following morning. Continue reading

Ginny Weasley: ESTP

Guest post by Andrew, ENTJ

Harry Potter, J. K. Rowling

Ginny Weasley ESTP | Harry Potter #MBTI #ESTP

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. Continue reading

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, a Continue reading

Giovanni – Pokemon: INTJ

Guest Post by Andrew, ENTJ

Pokemon Anime Franchise

Giovanni INTJ | Pokemon #MBTI #INTJ

Introverted Intuition (Ni): Giovanni is nothing if not farsighted in his plans.  He always has some scheme in mind, whether to give out cruise tickets to trainers in order to steal their Pokemon, the backing of a long-lasting science project to clone the legendary Pokemon Mew, or plotting to gain control of three other legendary Pokemon: Landorus, Tornadus, and Thunderus.  Even when he dismissively sends Jessie, James, and Meowth on some special mission, he is not merely keeping them out of the way; he is also having them (unwittingly) perform some needed task for him, such as spying on Team Magma and Team Aqua in Hoenn, or on Team Galactic in Sinnoh.  He realizes whenever one of his plans is foiled, and cuts his losses when he has to. Continue reading

Paul – Pokemon: ISTJ

Guest post by Andrew, ENTJ

Pokemon Anime Franchise

Paul ISTJ | Pokemon #MBTI #ISTJ

Introverted Sensing (Si): Memories of Paul’s past dominate his present.  His overwhelming and overbearing emphasis on having a team of powerful Pokemon comes from a crushing defeat of his brother, Reggie, that he personally witnessed.  Paul remembers the details of how and when he captured each of his Pokemon, and recounts different circumstances when they are relevant.  In deciding whether to keep a newly caught Pokemon on his team, Paul goes by two criteria: what moves the Pokemon knows and past battling results, and he makes sure to find out everything he can about a newly caught Pokemon before deciding to train it.  Although he will not hesitate to release any Pokemon who fails to make the cut in either category, he makes an exception for his Chimchar, who has already demonstrated unusual power; he puts in a great effort to unlock this power for a long time before finally giving up.  Although Paul has a low opinion of Reggie as a trainer, he uses Reggie’s help to train his own Pokemon.  Paul is very hierarchically aware, and his respect is mostly reserved for those who are above him on the social ladder (e.g. his elders, battle referees, and trainers who have bested him). Continue reading

R2-D2: ENTP

Guest Post by Andrew, ENTJ

Star Wars

R2-D2 ENTP | Star Wars #MBTI #ENTP

Extroverted Intuition (Ne): R2-D2 acts on impulse, and usually makes things up as he goes along.  His willingness to try things that go against expectations leads to frequent disagreements with C-3PO, who prefers tried and true ways of doing things.  R2-D2 often lets his attention wander so much that he gets distracted in the middle of doing something, searching for Leia while everyone else is trying to escape the Death Star, and leaving his repair job of C-3PO incomplete to fix the hyperdrive on the Millennium Falcon.  R2-D2’s impulsiveness can make him unpredictable, which helps him escape from hostile forces on several occasions.  R2-D2 can ignore his environment while he is working on something, even if he is in the crossfire of a big battle. Continue reading

Hercule Poirot: ISFJ

Guest post by whatisfreethen, INTP

Agatha Christie’s Poirot

Hercule Poirot ISFJ | Agatha Christie's Poirot #MBTI #ISFJ

Si: One of the only things Hercule wanted was a quiet retired life. Although he was never lucky enough to get it. In most cases Poirot didn’t just come up to help in the investigation, even when he found it interesting from outside. He usually was called to help by Hastings or whoever was heading the investigation. Poirot’s method usually consisted of thorough observation of the crime scene and making note of every little detail, before he would start taking his own theories seriously. He also had a strong penchant for tradition and to say he gave importance to even the tiniest details would be an understatement. Continue reading

Zoey – Pokemon: ENTJ

Guest post by Andrew, ENTJ

Pokemon Anime Franchise

Zoey ENTJ | Pokemon #MBTI #ENTJ

Extroverted Thinking (Te): Zoey always has her eye on the top of the Pokemon coordinator totem pole, and is constantly working to get there. Even when she loses a contest, Zoey looks for ways to improve, and she has no patience for people (such as Dawn at the start of her journey) who prefer to dwell on defeats rather than work past them. She is very assertive in every way, and has no problem giving blunt criticisms of people she disagrees with. In battles, Zoey aims for complete dominance over the battlefield, and often seeks to grab an advantage from the very beginning. She particularly excels in double battles, where each opponent has two Pokemon battling at once, as she can organize both Pokemon into a powerful fighting force better than anyone else. On occasions when Dawn asked f Continue reading

Sansa Stark: ENFJ

Guest post by Debaparna Das, INFJ

A Song of Ice and Fire, George R.R. Martin

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Dominant Fe: Sansa’s personality is shaped largely by the customs, morals, and standards upheld in Westerosi society, particularly in the South, as taught to her by her Septa, under the guidance of her mother. She is immensely skilled at the courtesies followed in court, and Septa Mordane’s instruction to her, “Courtesy is a lady’s armour”, becomes her mantra, something she comes to depend on for guarding herself in the face of extreme pressure. She draws her sense of self-worth from her ability to practice social niceties and navigate social strata flawlessly. This ability is what essentially keeps her alive during her time in King’s Landing as hostage of the Lannisters. She keeps up a facade of obedience and meekness, that often gets taken for Continue reading

INFJ: How I Write

Guest post by annesophie, INFJ

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As a budding novelist, I spend a lot of time thinking about my characters’ minds and how they work. It seems fitting that I also take the time to look at my own mind and ask myself, with regard to the cognitive functions, how it goes about creating stories. This is my take on how being an INFJ influences my writing.

Being an INFJ, I find that my preferred method of communication (for my sake and for everyone else’s) is of the written sort. Give me a pencil, paper, and some time and I can organize my thoughts in an eloquent fashion, and even perhaps at a rapid pace. Ask me to speak in front of more than two people and…well, results may vary.

Mix this with a preference for fictional friends Continue reading