Guest Post by Andrew, ENTJ
Harry Potter, J. K. Rowling
Extroverted Thinking (Te): Percy consistently puts himself in situations where he is the boss: he supervises his younger siblings, he is a prefect and eventually Head Boy at Hogwarts, and he quickly rises to leadership positions when he starts working at the Ministry of Magic. He places paramount value on achievement, and hates it when anyone drags him down when he’s aiming for the top. Once Percy starts going to work, he puts in long hours, takes work home, and talks about little but his job. Of the Weasley children, only Percy puts effort into making sure they all leave on time for the Hogwarts Express. Percy likes order, and he goes to great pains to enforce it using his leadership positions at Hogwarts, always trying to shut down any disturbance as soon as it starts. Continue reading
Guest post by Andrew, ENTJ
Harry Potter, J. K. Rowling
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
Guest Post by E. J., INTJ
Lord of the Rings, JRR Tolkien
Dominant Te: Boromir is eager to lead other people. When Faramir wanted to go to Rivendell to learn the meaning of a strange dream (which Faramir had dreamed frequently, but Boromir had only dreamed once), Boromir insisted that he was more capable of making the journey than Faramir. Given that both of them were mature war leaders, the more likely explanation is that Boromir simply wanted to take charge of the situation. Faramir suspects that a rivalry would have sprung up between Aragorn and Boromir if Boromir had lived longer: regardless of whether Boromir claimed to accept Aragorn’s right to the throne, learning to defer to another man would have been difficult for him. Boromir can be very blunt, and he does not mind interrupting other people–even Gandalf–if he disagrees with them or thinks they are misrepresenting the facts. Boromir prefers to make his decisions using strictly empirical evidence, which sometimes brings him into conflict with the Ti-based choices of Gandalf and Aragorn. Continue reading
Te: Cuddy is an organizer who likes to be in charge, thus the never ending power struggle between herself and House. She prioritizes her time and is a bit of a workaholic, though certainly not to the point of House. That said, she’s also pro at delegating. Before committing to any medicinal procedure, she asks House for evidence. Her primary focus is on getting things done and shows care by doing things for people. She keeps House at the hospital primarily for his usefulness (that’s the only reason she doesn’t fire him). She’s also fairly unaffected by House’s sexist remarks. Continue reading
Guest post by Andrew, ENTJ
Extroverted Thinking (Te): Leia never misses an opportunity to take charge of any situation; she even takes command of a rescue mission when she is the one being rescued! She is a no-nonsense organizer who is completely comfortable commanding soldiers on the front lines of a war. Leia speaks and acts in a direct fashion; she doesn’t mince her words when she has an opinion, and her first instinct on seeing stormtroopers enter her room is to shoot at them. She is even direct when she is being stealthy; when disguising herself to sneak into Jabba’s palace and demanding a high price for delivering Chewbacca to him, she convinces Jabba to accept it by threatening his life. Continue reading
Guest post by Fanta, INTJ
Dominant Te: Earl Haraldson’s motivation is the establishment and respect of his authority. He is chiefly concerned about his power and social status in Kattegat, and will take action swiftly to keep the order and ascertain his dominance. When Ragnar challenges him publicly about exploring the West, he immediately perceives his ambitious behaviour as a threat to himself and stubbornly refuses to go with this plan, a fact he later confesses to his wife. He sends spies, attempts to salvage his authority by Continue reading
Guest post by Occam’s Chainsaw, INTJ
Te: Dean always wants to follow a well-known pattern, as though he was solving all cases ‘by the book’. Dean always makes a detailed plan, which he uses later to catch the monster he and his brother are chasing. He rationally structures the world around him, all the while concentrating on efficiency. He likes to control his environment, which he also did even back when he was a little child—he would always tell Sam what to do, how to behave, what to believe, etc. Out of Sam and Dean, Continue reading
The Chronicles of Narnia, C.S. Lewis
Te: Peter likes to be in charge, whether it’s of his siblings or of a kingdom in Narnia. When he goes home to the real world, Peter has a hard time adjusting to not being in charge of large numbers of people. He misses it. Peter is extremely reluctant to accept Lucy’s stories of Narnia when she first presents them, and has to have physical evidence to believe her. Continue reading
Te: Bryan is a man of action, and not the spontaneous kind –precise, calculated action. He likes to schedule out his life (and other people’s) and prefers to have a plan for everything. His decisions are rooted in logic, and he can set aside emotion to do what is necessary in tough situations. In any crisis, his first response is to root out the most direct Continue reading
First off, we should answer the question of why Mycroft is definitely not an intuitive. The two most commonly suggested intuitive types for Mycroft are INTP and INTJ, both of which, I’m not sorry to say, are impossible.
Why he’s not an INTJ
Mycroft makes a lot of assumptions based on his own personal experience rather than relying on intuition to guide him in reading people. He’s very sentimental and hates Sherlock’s unconventionality. That said, he’s most certainly not an Ni dom, but rather, carries a strong Si as one of his top two functions.
Why he’s not an INTP
Do we really think Mycroft is a Ti dom? Honestly, he thrives off of being able to run and organise everything. He is the british government. Mycroft is rather controlling and wants everything to be in order and done his way –ergo, strong Te preference.
That leaves us with ISTJ and ESTJ.
Most people haven’t really even considered ESTJ as an option simply because they see Mycroft as being very antisocial. Yet, there Continue reading
Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling
Dominant Te: Umbridge loves to be in charge and likes to take over and manage pretty much every part of the system. She wants to organise everyone and obsesses over instituting and upholding rules. She feels the need to control so much that she employs spies and punishes anyone for breaking the rules. She doesn’t care about Continue reading
Going Postal, Terry Pratchett
Dominant Te: Adora is action oriented and likes to be in charge. Once she figures out what she wants, she devises a plan of action and implements it without interruption for anything. She gets annoyed with Lipwig when she feels he’s taking over the Golems because she’s protective of her control over them (despite what she Continue reading
Dominant Te: Ellie Miller likes to be in charge, and reacts with anger when she finds out the Alek Hardy got her job. She needs empirical evidence to believe a lot of things, but doesn’t always seek it out in the right places because she doesn’t want to suspect the people she loves. She has a hard time emotionally accepting her husband as Continue reading
Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling
Dominant Te: Hermione is interested in organizing both her external world and the people in it. She helps Harry to organize a defense group and earlier attempts to arrange an activist group (SPEW). She even organizes study plans to help Harry and Ron. When she’s younger, Hermione likes to be in charge and tends to be a bit bossy. She’s a natural leader who knows how to establish rules and keep everyone in line, which is what makes Continue reading