Guest Post by E.J., INTJ
Dominant Si: Gordon takes a very traditional approach to his job. He resists the corruption around him–despite the fact that his partner pressures him to join in–but he also accepts the Gotham police department as it is and does not attempt to actively fight the corruption. It takes him some time to grow used to working with Batman, but once he does, it becomes habit. Gordon has trouble adjusting to changes in Gotham’s crime rate. He learned his job in a corrupt, crime-ridden city, and when the crime rate goes down after the Joker is recaptured, Gordon does not change strategy. He nearly loses his job as police commissioner because the city authorities are tired of him behaving as though the city still has a serious crime problem. Continue reading
Jannelle67 asked: I often meet people claim to be INTJs who really aren’t when you get to know them (as opposed to people who seem more like INTJs once you get to know them). Which types are most likely to be INTJ posers like this?
Really, any type could try to pose as an INTJ, and could probably convince themselves they were an INTJ if they ignored the evidence well enough. The gal who writes funkymbtifiction did this for years (and then moved on to consecutively convince herself that she was every other type as well). Continue reading
Guest post by Zoey, INFJ
Si: Kaneki highly regards his past, and is even plagued by it. He reads books, because his late father was an avid reader, and Kankei feels he could connect to his father in this way. When he was being brutally tortured by Yamori in the basement, it was his past, that his mother always left him alone and worked so hard that she passed away. It was this pain from his past that pushed him to fight back against Yamori. Kaneki also believed that all ghouls are evil\bad, until he turns into a half-ghouls himself, just because that is what was often broadcasted. He isn’t open to new perspectives, and resists strongly when he realised that he became a half-ghoul. He even tried to eat human food, which was indigestible by ghouls. Continue reading
Guest Post by Andrew, ENTJ
Pokemon Anime Franchise
Introverted Sensing (Si): Delia seems satisfied in her role as a conventional mother in a small town, tending the garden, cleaning the place, and cooking for her son and his friends when he’s home. She sometimes compares Ash to his father at whatever point he is at in his journey; she is impressed that Ash reached Viridian City in only one day, while it had taken his father four days! When Delia watches Ash compete in Pokemon Leagues, she brings along a camera, hoping to record his battles for posterity. When she catches Ash staying up late the night before he is due to begin his journey, she allows him to stay up, but only if he watches an educational program to inform his choice of a Pokemon the following morning. Continue reading
Guest post by whatisfreethen, INTP
Agatha Christie’s Poirot
Si: One of the only things Hercule wanted was a quiet retired life. Although he was never lucky enough to get it. In most cases Poirot didn’t just come up to help in the investigation, even when he found it interesting from outside. He usually was called to help by Hastings or whoever was heading the investigation. Poirot’s method usually consisted of thorough observation of the crime scene and making note of every little detail, before he would start taking his own theories seriously. He also had a strong penchant for tradition and to say he gave importance to even the tiniest details would be an understatement. Continue reading
Guest post by E. J., INTJ
Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien
Dominant Si: Most hobbits are traditionalists, and, in that sense, Sam is the quintessential hobbit. He understands life in based on his experiences growing up in the Shire and frequently refers to it in conversation, even when he is in danger hundreds of miles away. Sam also quotes his father frequently, even though Sam is better educated and probably more intelligent. On the road, he continues to use courtesy terms for Frodo, Merry, and Pippin, despite the fact that the differences between upper and lower classes in the Shire are largely irrelevant outside it. Sam has difficulty accepting new ideas: Tolkien himself, although fond of Sam, remarked that his narrow-mindedness would make him almost insufferable if the Ring quest had not forced him to mature. Sam’s traditionalism is one of the reasons why he dislikes Gollum, who comes from a hobbit-like people but behaves in a very un-hobbit-like manner. Continue reading
Guest post by Andrew, ENTJ
Harry Potter, J. K. Rowling
Introverted Sensing (Si): Cho follows through with her commitments. When she accepts Cedric’s invitation to go to the Yule Ball together, she stays true to her word, turning down a later invitation from Harry, with whom she really wanted to go to the ball. Additionally, she never takes the initiative to ask Harry to the ball herself (classic Si traditionalism). Cho is loyal to everyone she knows; she doesn’t stop talking to Harry even when most of the Wizarding World regards him as “disturbed and dangerous,” and when her best friend, Marietta, sells out the defense education group that Harry leads, Cho refuses to cut ties with her. Cho has a tendency to remember past instances of rudeness, like when Ron insults her Quidditch team (Si-Fe). During her one Quidditch match against Harry, Cho lets him search for the Snitch while she tails him. Continue reading
Guest post by Andrew, ENTJ
Harry Potter, J. K. Rowling
Introverted Sensing (Si): On the whole, Cedric lives a conventional life, even with the exciting things happening within it. He is diligent in his schoolwork, and he takes his girlfriend to nice cafes when he can. He is predictable enough in his day-to-day actions that both Harry and the false Mad-Eye Moody are able to guess his exact reactions to certain situations. Although Cedric competes in both the inter-house Quidditch Cup and the Triwizard Tournament, he is almost indifferent to the attention showered upon him by either competition. In fact, he is almost more concerned with making sure the competitions are conducted fairly than with securing his own victory. Cedric can sometimes be suspicious when told something he doesn’t expect, as when Harry tells him what the first task in the Triwizard Tournament will entail (this was supposed to be a secret from all the champions).
Extroverted Feeling (Fe): Cedric is a perfect gentleman who is polite to everybody. He sends up a distress signal so that Viktor Krum will be rescued, even though he thinks his opponent doesn’t deserve it. Cedric plays fair, but not in a legalistic way; twice, he tries to give Harry victories in competitions that he has won according to the rules (but due to the circumstances, Harry SHOULD have won both times, in Cedric’s opinion). When Cedric plays Quidditch or competes for the Triwizard Cup, he isn’t doing so for his own glory; instead, he’s in it for Hogwarts and for Hufflepuff House.
Introverted Thinking (Ti): Cedric is not one to stretch the truth. When his father brags about his Quidditch match (“You beat Harry Potter!”), Cedric responds by explaining why the match played out the way it did. Cedric solves the riddle required for the second Triwizard task by searching his mind for clues rather than using external ones (he didn’t pay attention to the mermaid painting on the wall).
Extroverted Intuition (Ne): When facing a dragon in his first Triwizard task, Cedric takes a risky approach to reach his goal. While trying to figure out what he has to do for the second task, he takes a highly unusual suggestion (taking the egg to the bath with him) when he hits a roadblock. Once he figures out the clue, he successfully anticipates everything he is expected to do as part of the task.
Guest post by Shubham, ENTP
Introverted Sensing (Si): Captain America is known to be ‘the old man’ who likes to stick to his old traditions and tactics (as we can see when all the avengers are using the newest Stark-pad he is still using his old notebook to record things and in civil war when his teammates accuse him of being attached to his old ways). Captain also has a very good memory as when he fights Bucky, he (Bucky) says “still got the old moves, huh?” He also remembers how to operate hydra technology that existed about a hundred years ago. Captain is of course an outdated person (being asleep for 70 years) he quickly senses that something is wrong with the fake hospital he is in just by looking at the radio and the texture of the bed, showing that he is really in tune with his inner senses. Continue reading
Generation War / Unsere Mütter, unsere Väter
Si: Charly compares everything in the present to the past. For instance, when she arrives at the hospital, she wants to know what the building was used for before it was a hospital. She tends to be suspicious of other people, enough so to pry at her helper’s things to discover she’s a jew. Charly would rather tentatively follow Continue reading
Guest post by E.J., INTJ
Persuasion, Jane Austen
Dominant Si: The past is very important to Anne. Her close friendship with Lady Russell partially stems from Lady Russell’s connection to Anne’s mother, and Anne often goes to Lady Russell for advice. Anne also continues to love Wentworth nearly a decade after she broke off their engagement. While others do not always notice Anne’s intelligence, she is very perceptive and has a good memory for detail. Continue reading
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).
Here’s why. Continue reading
Guest post by Andrew, ENTJ
Pokemon, Anime Franchise
Introverted Sensing (Si): Brock has no issue whatsoever with doing the menial but necessary chores around the camp while on his journey, with no help from anyone else. His knowledge of Pokemon is encyclopedic; he knows the attacks, types, preferred diets, and many other things about a vast number of different Pokemon species. Continue reading
Dominant Introverted Sensing (Si): Ianto has an eye for the archaic, be it pocket watches, 1920s films or Jack’s coat. He also tends to rely on old fashioned methods for doing things, such as timing events with a pocket watch rather than a computer. He’s terrified by the thought that when he dies, Jack might eventually forget him. Ianto is able to memorise information on the spot and is able to recall it off the cuff when nobody Continue reading
Si: Though theatrical, Angier is practical at heart. He tends to flow with accepted methods before trying to come up with his own, and initially rejects Bordon’s attempts to create new things (until he sees for himself that they work). Though he claims that his rivalry with Bordon stops being about his wife, it is clear from his actions that this is not true. He selects an old fashioned name for his act out of sentimentalism for his Continue reading