Mycroft Holmes: the British Government, or ESTJ

Why Mycroft Holmes is an ESTJ

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


Dolores Umbridge: ESTJ

Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling

Umbridge ESTJ | Harry Potter MBTI

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

Adora Belle Dearheart – Discworld: ESTJ

Going Postal, Terry Pratchett

Adorabel Dearheart ESTJ | Discworld Going Postal MBTI

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

Ellie Miller – Broadchurch: ESTJ


Ellie Miller ESTJ | Broadchurch MBTI

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

Hermione Granger: ESTJ

Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling

Hermione ESTJ | Harry Potter MBTI

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

Mycroft Holmes: ESTJ


Mycroft Holmes ESTJ ISTJ |Sherlock MBTI

Dominant Te: Mycroft is all about order and organization. He evidently “is the British government” and has a large compendium of people to whom he delegates tasks. His plans tend to be expansive, detailed and always quickly put into action. He hates it when Sherlock’s snooping interfere with any of the long-term plans he’s put into place and comes to his apartment directly tell him to stop. He likes to be in control of everything, and that often includes taking charge of his brother’s life as well (much to Sherlock’s loathing). Mycroft dislikes his emotions and seems almost to take pride in dismissing “sentiment.” He pretends Continue reading

Othello: ESTJ

Othello, William Shakespeare

Othello ESTJ | Shakespeare MBTI

Dominant Te: Othello expresses his feelings and desires best through action. Though the audience does not get to witness it, Othello is clearly organized and task oriented enough to work his way up through the ranks of the Venetian military. He jumps into action as soon as he recognizes a quick and direct solution to a problem. Instead of stopping to consider possibilities of falsehood in Iago’s words, he immediately instigates a punishment on Desdemona. His criticisms of others and himself are frank and objective. He doesn’t appoint men in his army Continue reading