Can you explain what you meant when you said Falstaff is an ENTJ “in the grip?”
A little more on that grip-idea –as it relates specifically to ENTJs.
When an ENTJ stops utilizing his upper functions (Te-Ni) to their full capacity, he is prone to a rather unique problem. He tends to get stuck in his lower functions, which isn’t necessarily a good thing, because rather than being a doer, who plans and visualizes what he wants his life to be, be becomes something else entirely.
He turns lazy, and laziness never made and ENTJ happy Continue reading
Henry IV / Richard II, William Shakespeare
Dominant Si: Throughout each of the plays, his principle priority is is on noticing and devising means for creating order and maintaining healthy traditions within the state He sees Richard’s rule as a hindrance to England’s situation and reputation and acts to remove him. This is also what puts such tremendous stress on him as an older man, because he cannot get past his son Harry’s disregard for tradition and law. He understands that if Hal continues to live wildly, England will have no heir to the throne, and his line will not Continue reading
Henry IV / Henry V, William Shakespeare
Dominant Te: John Falstaff is a doer. He devises strategies to get what he wants and then actively seeks to make those plans a reality. He befriends Prince Hal in hopes of gaining prestige and status (that’s my take on him, although some would argue otherwise) and does everything he can to impress him, pretending to fight off a horde of enemies, and even going so far as to claim that he killed Hotspur. When his plans don’t work out, he takes a fatal blow –for instance, when Harry is crowned King and Continue reading
Coriolanus, William Shakespeare
Introverted Intuition (Ni): Caius Marcius has a strong sense of how events will unfold, such that he feels little fear in fraternizing with his enemies (because he is aware that he will die either way). He also has a very specific vision of what he wants to do with his time, in addition to detailed goals for governmental “improvement” (taking away the people’s votes). When these plans are interrupted by the Roman government, he reacts with anger and defiance. (“I had rather be their servant in my way than sway with them in theirs.”). He has a natural talent for Continue reading