Ender Wiggin as an Asexual Character

I promised these posts over two years ago…here they finally are.

Ender Wiggin As an Asexual Character

Sexuality as a theme is often ignored in the Ender’s Game series, but from the Piggie’s reproductive cycle, to Ender’s perpetual lack of sexual relationships, the theme is ever present. One by one, I’m going to analyse each of the relationships between Ender and other people that showed potential for romance or sexuality and discuss how Ender acts as a perfect example of an asexual fictional character. Continue reading

This is Not & Will Never Be a Flirting Advice Blog

Hanswerner asked: I’m an INTJ, and I was wondering if you had any experience or advice on how to talk to girls. I’m terrified of talking to girls that have crushes on and every time I try to flirt I make a fool of myself

I’m willing to give advice on almost everything. However –and that’s a big however– I do not, and will probably never be qualified to give dating/flirting/sexual relationship advice to sexual people.

So let’s get one thing straight (pun intended). I’m asexual and romantically attracted to—you guessed it—not women. I wouldn’t stress this so highly except that I just read three similarly focused questions in my inbox.

In anticipation of all the open-minded folk who will have questions about this, I’m going to introduce a New Q&A Contest next week (similar to the last one) focused around this topic. Ask away in the comments below and I will feature your questions in the contest (and keep it respectful).

On that amusing note, I’d also like to extend a welcome to all the heterosexual male identifying INTJs lurking nearby. Please help @Hanswerner out by replying in the comments below.

 

 

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

Why I don’t like Tumblr

Anon asked: Just out curiosity (and the desire to procrastinate), why exactly do you have such a negative view on Tumblr and it’s users? And just fangirls in general? I don’t mean any offence or anything i’m just,as aforementioned,  morbidly curious.

I don’t hate tumblr. In fact, I use tumblr myself. I simply try to point out that it has pros and cons particularly when it comes to information sharing. In other words, you shouldn’t always trust everything you read about MBTI there.

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Contest Winners & Questions Answered:

The winners of my 15-post contest are:

(In no particular order)

Name MBTI Post Title Post Type
E.J. INTJ C.S. Lewis Character Typing
Zoey INFJ Kaneki Ken Character Typing
Occam’s Chainsaw INTJ Dean Winchester Character Typing
whatisfreethen INTP Shikamaru Nara Character Typing
Shubham ENTP Orochimaru Character Typing
Fanta INTJ Earl Haraldson Character Typing
E.J. INTJ J.R.R Tolkien Character typing
E.J. INTJ Edmund Pevensie Character typing
E.J. INTJ Anakin Skywalker Character typing
E.J. INTJ Susan Pevansie Character typing
Fanta INTJ Rollo (Vikings) Character Typing
Kerissa INFJ Black Widow Character Typing
E.J INTJ Theoden Character Typing
Occam’s Chainsaw INTJ Alaska Young Character Typing
Occam’s Chainsaw INTJ Tris Prior Character Typing
And, just a thank you to Andrew, who has written aN ASTONISHING number of WELL-EXECUTED posts for the blog (but was ineligible for the contest merely due to not being a “new” contributor).

Answers to the questions:

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Gender Fluid INTJs

natalia.manzano asked: I am a gender fluid person. Sometimes I feel more like I am male, sometimes more like I am a female. Same person but different approaches to life. It is like I can be an INTJ woman or a INFJ man which is kind of confusing for people who meet me and just pay attention at the way I look, like a “normal” extroverted (can fake it) woman. Is it possible to be two different MBTI types depending on your gender drive?

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Allan Ginsberg: ENFP

Kill Your Darlings

Allan Ginsberg ENFP | Kill Your Darlings #MBTI #ENFP

Extraverted Intuition (Ne): Ginsberg was all about taking ordinary situations and making them new. Because he was full of ideas, he wrote prolifically, cranking out a large quantity of very long poems in short amounts of time. Even up to the last decade of his life, Ginsberg was putting out quick, vast amounts of poetry. Ginsberg was an open-minded, energetic individual who embraced tolerance and genuinely inspired others to do likewise, not only through his poetry, but through his energetic involvement in counter-cultures. In fact, Ginsberg is attributed to have coined the infamous “flower power” phrase of the 1960s Vietnam era as he encouraged war protestors to engage in peaceful rejection of violence.  Continue reading

Sheldon Cooper: ISTJ

Guest post by, “you only live once but living once means living many times ,as a series of similar but technically different people who know each other in one direction but who can help each other but only in the other direction,” ENTP

The Big Bang Theory

Sheldon Cooper ISTJ | The Big Bang Theory #MBTI #ISTJ

Introverted Sensing (Si): Introverted Sensing deals primarily with recalling facts and details of past events. Sheldon has an eidetic memory. Introverted Sensing is very tradition and ritual oriented. Sheldon holds on to these traditions very closely. In the series often Leonard and Howard often convince him to do many things just by saying its a ‘social custom’. He tends to know all the facts and enjoys system and order.He says that he does not like change and thinks that change never good,this is mostly where I believe that he is not an NT and more of an SJ. Sheldon sometimes become stubborn and refuses to try new experiences. Continue reading

Asexuality in BBC’s Sherlock

Sherlock as an Asexual Character | #Asexual

Thesis: Aromantic Asexual

Sherlock was definitely a top request for this post-series, which actually surprised me considering the canonical sexual connotations he tends to carry. On second thought…since the majority of my readers are fellow INTJs (last I checked), I’m not really that surprised anymore.

I’m going to do this one a bit differently than Ender Wiggin’s post merely because there’s far more canonical controversy regarding Sherlock’s sexual orientation. Continue reading

Amanda Palmer: ENFP

Amanda Palmer ENFP | The Book Addict's Guide to MBTI #ENFP

Extraverted Intuition (Ne): Amanda Palmer doesn’t like to exclude possibilities when she gives explanations and she tends to be accepting of most every type of art she comes across. She sees potential in most everyone and doesn’t believe in tearing other people down with hate or words. She places strong value on maintaining a positive attitude and enjoying the art she creates. She believes Continue reading

Are INTJs Asexual?

Note to Shippers: Please keep your opinions to yourself. Non-shippers with objective viewpoints are welcome to comment and correct me if they think I’m wrong.

INTJ Asexual

I am, but no, not all INTJs, or even most, are. (That was an embarrassing quantity of commas).

Once again, there is a stereotype going around. A large number of people have latched on to the idea that INTJs are asexual, or at least lacking in sexual motivation. In reality, however, this isn’t true of most INTJs.

As a mental visual, I’ve compiled for you a list of INTJs, organised by their sexual orientation. You might have to pay really close attention to notice, but in this list, the number of straight INTJs far exceeds that of asexual INTJs. Continue reading

Ianto Jones: ISFJ

Torchwood

Ianto Jones ISFJ | Torchwood #MBTI #ISFJ

Dominant Introverted Sensing (Si): Ianto has an eye for the archaic, be it pocket watches, 1920s films or Jack’s coat. He also tends to rely on old fashioned methods for doing things, such as timing events with a pocket watch rather than a computer. He’s terrified by the thought that when he dies, Jack might eventually forget him. Ianto is able to memorise information on the spot and is able to recall it off the cuff when nobody Continue reading

Captain Jack Harkness: ESTP

Doctor Who/Torchwood

Doctor Who ESTP Captain Jack

Extraverted Sensing (Se): Captain Jack lives spontaneously in the moment. His default strategy is improvisation, and relies on awareness of the physical environment and manipulating other people’s emotions (tertiary Fe) to get what he wants. He’s always paying attention to immediate opportunities and takes advantage of the most obvious solutions rather Continue reading

ISTJ Stereotypes in “The Imitation Game”

ISTJ Stereotypes in

ISTJs are frequently stereotyped as whining, OCD, rule-obsessed intellectuals with no social skills. Either that, or they’re portrayed as evil, emotionless cyborgs with no sense of humour. As someone with a close ISTJ friend, I understand exactly how terrible those stereotypes can be on a person. Unfortunately, such stereotypes are ever present in the media, and have found their way needlessly into the recent film, The Imitation Game. Continue reading

Oscar Wilde: ENFP

Oscar Wilde ENFP

Ne: Oscar Wilde was an idealist and a starry-eyed optimist. He not only idealised the world around him, but people too, viewing them as their best-possible selves until undeniable evidence of their faults starred him in the face. He had perpetual wit, charm and was a master of sarcasm. Wilde loved to tell stories out loud, and did so with a profound characterization that made people excited. He didn’t actually enjoy writing, but wrote down the stories he told in order to make a living. Continue reading