Eames – Inception: ENTP

Guest Post (Re-typing) by E. J., INTJ


Dominant Intuition (Ne): Eames thinks of himself as a creative person, and he provides many of the ideas that allow Cobb’s team eventually uses in their mission. His flexibility is important as the plan goes forward. Although he does not usually allow himself to become angry with others, Eames finds less creative people difficult to understand. As a result, he tends to introduce ideas in his preferred way–leaving the details to the imagination–despite the confusion this sometimes causes in other people.

Auxiliary Thinking (Ti): Eames does not often explain his reasoning, even when he does have some idea of the details. Arthur, being a Te-user, interprets this tendency as Eames’ failure to fully think out his plans. Eames does prefer to think more widely than deeply, due to his Ne, but he also uses a highly personal system of logic that does not easily translate into words. Eames makes no attempt to reason based on any concept of efficiency: he believes that if something makes sense to him in theory, the details will work out in the real world.

Tertiary Feeling (Fe): Eames pays close attention to others’ behavior and has a relatively good understanding of what motivates his fellow team members. Unfortunately for them––particular Arthur––Eames’ most obvious use of this knowledge is to intentionally get under their skin. More subtly, however, Eames uses his awareness of how the team members think to understand how the team is likely to function as a whole. While Arthur’s criticisms irritate him, Eames recognizes Arthur’s value to their mission and does not attack his competence.

Inferior Sensing (Si): As Arthur points out, specificity can be a weakness for Eames. He has a tendency to introduce new ideas without fully considering the details necessary to carry them out. Eames prefers to think in terms of future possibilities, but he is willing to learn from his mistakes. His earlier attempt at inception did not dissuade him from believing that inception was possible. He did, however, carefully consider what happened, how it went wrong, and how to prevent a similar occurrence. Eames uses his experience to help Cobb from making the same errors.

Odysseus: ENTP

Guest Post by E.J., INTJ

The Iliad & The Odyssey

Dominant Intuition (Ne): Odysseus is a man of new ideas, and this accounts for his resilience during the Trojan War. When everyone else, even Agamemnon, is exhausted, Odysseus continues to see positive possibilities in their situation. He is the most insistent supporter of the war––not because of an Ni-style drive, but through his Ne focus on new potential. Odysseus’ Ne gives him the enthusiasm to put new energy in his war-weary fellow Greeks. After the war is over, Odysseus sails around, following a string of new ideas, rather than heading straight home like most of the other Greeks.

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Jack Skellington: ENTP

Guest Post by Anne-Sophie Olsen, INFJ —http://socraticmbti.wordpress.com

The Nightmare Before Christmas

Jack Skellington ENTP | The Nightmare Before Christmas #MBTI #ENTP

Ne: Jack is enthralled by new ideas and possibilities to the point of becoming incredibly unhappy when he is barred from them (he laments the “same routine” that is his role every year in Halloween). When he discovers Christmas Town, he is excited not merely by the sights, sounds, and smells but by the freshness of the concept of Christmas. He tries to relay his excitement to the residents of H Continue reading

Douglas Adams: ENTP

Guest post by Emily, INFP

Douglas Adams ENTP | The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy #MBTI #ENTP

Ne: Douglas Adams had a lot of different interests and was very enthusiastic about them. His storylines are kind of random and sometimes hard to follow. He liked traveling and liked America because of the openness of the culture. Sometimes he was clumsy. He thought life and everything was amazing because of the improbability of it.  Continue reading


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

Orochimaru: ENTP


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Orochimaru ENTP | Naruto #MBTI #ENTP

Extroverted Intuition (Ne): Orochimaru, as you may know ,is a mad scientist who was expelled out of his village for killing and experimenting on villagers(dead or alive). His goal, as he once said was to “attain the knowledge of all Jutsus (techniques) that existed and could ever exist,” the only way to do it was to attain immortality (of course, duh!). Orochimaru is a person who sees possibilities and likes to focus on them as he chooses Sasuke to be his new body (and once even Kakashi). He likes to invent new techniques and use them in a fight rather than using the old classical ones that everyone uses. In the series (that lasted 15 years), he hardly (once) uses the conventional Jutsus that literally everyone else uses. All the Jutsus he uses are invented by himself (well with the weird snake power he has.) Hence he seems like a person who likes looking at new possibilities and finding creative ways to implement them. Continue reading

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).

xNTP Professors vs xNTJ Students

Gineasll asked: You once said that you hate your xNTP professors because they have all the opposite functions of an INTJ? Could you go into more detail on how that plays out? Are there any other types you hate as professors?

I love you! ….distantly, and without emotional investment…Hold on, let me revise that: I love you theoretically!

I have nothing against xNTPs as people. In fact, I love my xNTP friends, but yes, I hate them as teachers. I hate xSFJ teachers equally well (same functions as the xNTP).

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Meowth: ENTP

Guest Post by Andrew, ENTJ

Pokémon Anime Franchise

Meowth ENTP | Pokemon #MBTI #ENTP

Extroverted Intuition (Ne): Meowth is always bursting with ideas: practical, impractical, and everywhere in between.  He always has some new scheme to catch Pikachu or another valuable Pokemon.  Some of these are more outrageous than others, and all of them tend to fail.  Meowth seldom or never revisits old ideas for catching Pikachu, preferring to devise new ones instead.  Especially in the Advanced Generation Continue reading

How to Get Along with your INTJ Sibling

Ada asked: So here’s the thing: i am an ENTP and i have a sister who is, (as far as i can tell), a textbook INTJ. To say that we don’t get along is a big understatement- do you have any tips for getting along with an INTJ sibling?

First, I’ll suggest taking a look at the Understanding Your INTJ Friend page. I’ve probably updated it since you initially asked this question.

As an ENTP, you have all opposite functions to an INTJ, which will naturally make it difficult for you to understand them. However, I have an INTP family member with whom I actually have a fantastic relationship, so it is possible for opposite types to get along.

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The Joker: ENTP

Batman Trilogy

The Joker ENTP | Batman #MBTI #ENTP

Ne: The Joker understands irony implicitly, and speaks in it as though it’s his native language. He’s good at figuring people out, (partially using his Fe, but also an intuitive sense of what’s going on behind the lines). He likes to enjoy himself (in a perverted kind of way) and sees humor in pretty much everything. Continue reading

Clara Oswald: ENTP

Doctor Who

Clara Oswald ENTP | Doctor Who #MBTI #ENTP

Ne: Clara has no problem seeing potentials and ideals. She views the world and the people in it in terms of ideals, what could potentially become rather than what is right in front of her. She makes connections between less obvious dots and catches on to unvoiced connections between people. Clara is a big picture person who believes the future Continue reading

Lord Arthur Goring: ENTP

An Ideal Husband, Oscar Wilde

Arthur Goring ENTP | An Ideal Husband MBTI

Ne: Goring dislikes convention, and deliberately dances around it. He tends to think of life as a game, and doesn’t always take his obligations seriously, however, he does this deliberately. He makes a point not to take anything seriously. We know however, that he’s actually a deep thinker. He’s capable of understanding both the trivial and the profound. Continue reading

Ford Prefect: ENTP

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams

Ford Prefect ENTP | The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy MBTI

Ne: Ford wants to do everything, see everything and he sort of gets his wish –aside from the boring 15 years he spends trapped on earth. His writing (for the Hitchhiker’s Guide) is rambling and doesn’t stick to one topic or even come to conclusions most of the time. He improvises a lot, Continue reading

Augustus Waters: ENTP

The Fault in Our Stars, John Green

Augustus Waters ENTP | The Fault in Our Stars MBTI

Dominant Ne: Gus is a possibility person. He loves symbolism and metaphor and frequently references such in his speech patterns. “You put the killing thing between your teeth…” This is partially what draws Hazel to him, because she’s definitely a symbolism person as well. Gus and Hazel spend loads of time exploring possibilities and reading beneath the surface of pretty much everything. They both drool over Hazel’s favourite Continue reading