Claus Von Stauffenberg: INTJ

Valkyrie

Claus von Stauffenburg INTJ | Valkyrie #MBTI #INTJ

Ni: Stauffenberg had a very specific end in mind when he set out as a conspirer against Adolf Hitler. He understood that up until he joined, most of the other conspirers didn’t intend to go quite far enough to achieve that end. Thus, he refused to participate until they were willing to follow his game plan. He’s the one who suggested all the out-of-the-box solutions that everyone else was afraid to even think about. Stauffenberg had no trouble keeping a secret, and was better Continue reading

Fred Astaire: ISFP

Fred Astaire ISFP | The Book Addict's Guide to MBTI #ISFP

Fi: Fred was a romantic who loved to partner dance. Once his sister got married, he was free to choreograph romantic dances. At the same time, he was reluctant to embrace the romantic approach because he didn’t like to scream his feelings to the world. Fred was a resolved individual, dedicated to his craft like no other. Constantly being told at Continue reading

Stephen Hawking: INTJ

Theory of Everything

PRINCETON, NJ - OCTOBER 10:  Cosmologist Stephen Hawking on October 10, 1979 in Princeton, New Jersey. (Photo by Santi Visalli/Getty Images)

Ni: Stephen Hawking is a problem solver who’s goal is “complete understanding of the universe.” He also likes to describe himself as “master of the universe.” Many of his arguments contain intuitive leaps that are only followable because he provides the Te evidence necessary to prove them (I say prove…nothing can really be proved. All you can do is disprove). Hawking is good at visualizing the universe –it’s been said his brain is like a giant virtual map. Continue reading

John Green: INFP

John Green INFP

Introverted Feeling (Fi): John Green usually doesn’t make his feelings public (though his ideas are very public). He’s good at writing deep, highly emotional characters who ask harsh questions about morality and the nature of human existence. His writing is always highly emotion driven and leaves most F-type readers sobbing when they The Fault in Our Stars, or Looking for Alaska. John Green has a strong desire to help other people and certainly does so through his writing and vlogging. Continue reading

Flannery O’Connor: INTJ

Flannery O'Connor MBTI | INTJ

Ni: Flannery O’Connor was incredibly focused. All of her stories basically have the same message and focus on the exact same topic: redemption. But her interest in religion was not simply a focus –it was an obsession. Her stories accentuate a deep understanding of human nature. 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

Edgar Allan Poe: INTP

Edgar Allan Poe INTP MBTI

Ti: Edgar Allan Poe was meticulous and methodical in his writing. He had a specific method for everything, and wrote using many a long word (specificity was of utmost importance). Organisation wasn’t his strong suit, but losing jobs was. He was pro at maths while in school (to the point of being known for it), but due to disillusionment and frequency of missed classes, was expelled from West Point. Continue reading

Ralph Waldo Emerson: INTJ

Ralph Waldo Emerson MBTI INTJ

Ni: In multiple of his essays, Emerson focuses specifically on intuition as a source of intelligence, also specifying that for him, it always comes before analysis. Emerson had many very specified focuses, which he was able to obsess over until he had fully fleshed out the ideas to the point where there were few logical fallacies. The structure of his arguments was always such that it’s clear he spent hours Ni-logic-jumping all over the concepts in a chaotic fashion before he organised them into an easy-to-follow Te structure. Continue reading

Dieter Dengler: ENTJ

Rescue Dawn

Dieter Dengler ENTJ | Rescue Dawn MBTI

Te: Dieter cares especially about functionality and specifically asks for his equipment to be customised in order to improve the efficiency. He’s resourceful when it comes to creating tools and originally worked as a toolmaker with the specific intent to learn something “useful.” He refuses the idea of sitting idle in the Laotian camp, and insists on finding an immediate way to take action to escape. He can be quite confrontational, and unusually 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

Terry Pratchett: INTP

Terry Pratchett INTP ENTP MBTI

Ti: Logic according to Terry Pratchett may not necessarily be empirical or fitting with the general standards, but it’s darn funny. Any possibility is open when it comes to occurrences in his books. He’s picky about words in a particularly TiNe way. Continue reading

John Nash: INTJ

A Beautiful Mind

John Nash A Beautiful Mind INTJ MBTI

Ni: John Nash was a bit of a workaholic. He was so focused on his vision of what he wanted to accomplish that he had difficulty refraining from that focus to attend lectures, socialise, or date (until compelled). He had an incredibly big picture view of things, to the point that he saw little value in attending classes while in college. He saw fitting into the system as a waste of time, and valued innovation and original thinking instead. Nash’s hallucinations presented themselves in such a way that he believed himself to be a code-breaker, a man paid to Continue reading

Arthur Conan Doyle: ESTP

Arthur Conan Doyle MBTI

Se: Doyle was very aware of physical and sensory detail, and emphasises it to an extreme extent throughout the Sherlock Holmes stories. His stories were all about experiences, the rush, the effect etc. His stories were all based on bizarre realities found in newspapers and the like and then sensationalised into stories. Sherlock Holmes, the character, Continue reading

Asa Butterfield: INFJ

Ni: Asa mentions that when he reads a script, he reads first for enjoyment and then for ideas and overarching themes and morals. He’s creative and loves music. He writes hip hop and dance music and enjoys DJing. He enjoys playing strategy games, but team strategy games (NiFe). He loves sic-fi, and the impossible, but also the possible (his favourite superhero is Continue reading

Alan Turing: ISTJ

The Imitation Game

Alan Turing MBTI ISTJ The Imitation Game

Si: Allan Turing was a detail oriented person, meticulous in all things and precise to the point of not even noticing larger social rules and customs. Turing had a tough time picking up on social cues and reading behind the lines. However (unlike the Turing represented in The Imitation Game), he had a keen sense of humour, and was an extremely approachable person. His co-workers at Bechley Park were actually quite fond of him, and in most aspects, Turing was polite and well mannered. Continue reading