Guest Post by Andrew, ENTJ
Introverted Intuition (Ni): Ritchie always contemplates his next move instead of jumping straight into anything. When he decided to search for the legendary Pokemon Lugia, he did extensive research on the Whirl Islands (where Lugia was rumored to be found) before even traveling to the area to look. On arrival, he concentrated his search on the most likely areas to find Lugia. He anticipates that his Pokeballs might get mixed up with those of other trainers, so he marks his own with stars as a precaution. When Team Rocket tricks all Pokemon League participants into giving them their Pokeballs, Ritchie discovers their ploy with a very small sliver of information. Continue reading
Guest Post by Andrew, ENTJ
Introverted Intuition (Ni): Yoda is future-focused, and encourages everyone else to be the same way. He understands the consequences of failure in every circumstance (if Count Dooku is not apprehended, the Clone Wars will only be bloodier than they otherwise would, and his inability to kill Palpatine means that he has to go into hiding). Yoda is very wary of the Dark Side, and teaches his pupils to banish all fear (“the path to the Dark Side”) to avoid any anger and hatred (full-fledged Dark Side emotions) down the line. Since Anakin has already experienced a great deal of fear before the beginning of his training, Yoda is exceedingly cautious about granting him any status in the Jedi Order; he votes not to allow Anakin to be trained at all, and he seeks to mitigate any damage that Anakin could cause when Palpatine appoints him to the Jedi Council. Yoda is patient about making up his mind, but he doesn’t necessarily need much information to do so, and he can infer a lot of facts from limited evidence; he figures out the Sith practice of the Rule of Two from a couple of skirmishes between Qui-Gon and Darth Maul. After the sudden collapse of the Jedi Order, Yoda is content to rebuild it slowly, starting with Anakin’s children, who were born just after the Jedi were slaughtered en masse. Continue reading
Guest post by Andrew, ENTJ
Introverted Intuition (Ni): Obi-Wan is an admirer of Yoda, and he takes the older Jedi’s advice about being mindful of the future seriously. While training the young Anakin, he is always aware of the danger he poses to the Jedi Order, and he randomly gets flashes of future visions of things to come. When assigned to watch over Luke on Tattooine, he has the patience to wait for the right moment (a whole 19 years!) to start training him as a Jedi. When dueling with Vader aboard the Death Star, Obi-Wan sees further ahead than anyone else, sacrificing his life to allow Luke and the others to escape, and to guarantee that he can still guide Luke (in spirit form) without have to run or hide from the Empire. Obi-Wan’s chosen lightsaber style is a defensive one; he defeats his enemies using patience. Obi-Wan is able to guess, with suspicions but no real evidence, that Padme is pregnant with Anakin’s child. Continue reading
Guest Post by Occam’s Chainsaw, INTJ
Ni: Sam is the one to do all the researches, and it’s partially because his Ni makes him patient to dig deeply enough to get the desired amount of information and to also distinguish the needed details. He has premonitions/impressions which help him foresee the future. For instance, he sensed something was off in Home, when he insisted they stayed there in front of their childhood house to see if something would happen even after purging (and he was right about the premonition). Sam also struggled throughout his childhood, especially when he hit his teens, due to his strong aim to which he stuck strictly. It was also the reason why he didn’t get on well with the rest of his family. Sam is the one to tell which information is important for the case, and which is the one they can discard. Continue reading
The first thing I’d like to make clear is that Tolkien does not write like an INFP. Though he was known for not finishing projects he started on and for working in “idea bursts,” his writing does not express an Ne-style creativity. If you want a better example of very INFP writing, look to Neil Gaiman as your (exaggerated) example.
Having studied medieval literature at the university level, it is clear to me that Tolkien did not come up with most of his “ideas” himself. Almost all of the cultures and concepts found in Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, and the Silmarilion are literally borrowed aspects of the medieval era literature he was obsessed with. If you need evidence of this, here you go:
- Wergild: the individual naming of weapons and treasure found in Anglo Saxon culture, wherein each treasure was unique and one of a kind. Where do you think Sting, the Arkenstone and Mithril came from?
Ni: Wilson is the only person who actually gets along with House, and feels comfortable enough around him to tease him. He intuitively notices things about House that nobody else can see. He’s one of the few people that doesn’t judge House’s insufficiencies, but he isn’t afraid to call him on them with suggestions for improvement. He and House both throw Ni predictions around, though Wilson certainly does so in a kinder way. He likes to talk poetically. Continue reading
Lord of the Rings / The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien
Ni: Gandalf usually foresees events long before they happen, and is rarely surprised by anything. He is usually working behind the scenes to some greater purpose that others are oblivious to. He chooses people specifically for their unique abilities in order to complete various tasks that he doesn’t have time for himself (Frodo for his strong will to bear the ring, Bilbo as a burglar to keep the dwarves in check). He strategizes long-term, paying attention to both the big picture Continue reading