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2018 Follower Favorite ENTP Winner:

A quick clarification on Elizabeth Bennet. Yes, as you can see in the pictures I do not make a distinction between her character in films, tv series, or the books. I have seen them and read the book. Elizabeth Bennet across the board is interpreted much as she was in the book. Her core as an ENTP is seen across mediums. She does not change type from medium to medium. Are there slight differences? Yes. Enough to completely change her character that she is unrecognizable as the character from the books warranting a different type? No.

1. Dominant Extraverted iNtuition (Ne)

Elizabeth loves a good and novel idea. She plays in the abstract world. We see time and again that she has a rather hard time sticking in the present and being aware of her actual surroundings. She can be so in projecting her ideas on the world that she forgets herself. 

Ms. Bennet is described as having, “a lively playful disposition that delighted in anything ridiculous.” She projects her ideas and enthusiasm outside of herself. It is why the INFJ typing is so odd to me. Elizabeth revels in the world outside of herself. She is not focused on mastery like a dominant Ni/Si, but is more of a renaissance woman. She dabbles in so many skills and hobbies, moving from one to the next. She clearly is quick to understand them, but doesn’t stick to any of them long enough to be considered the best of her sisters at any of them. Just enough to hold her own. 

2. Secondary Introverted Thinking (Ti)

Elizabeth prides herself on her cool-headed and logical approach to the world. She is actually very logical when it comes to how she judges and makes decisions. While others talk of romance and decorum, Elizabeth often stands idly by, unable to speak her truth at times. She has a clear derision of the roles of women and the frivolity of leading with feelings like Fe and Fi users. We see this in her judgement of her sisters. Though she loves them, she often is quick to see the flaws in their approaches to romance and really everything. 

Due to the time in which she is born she is not always able to be her true Thinking self in front of others, but especially when given moments in the book in which her internal judgments are clear, her preference for Thinking Judgement rather the Feeling Judgement becomes quite apparent. She does not first consider the norm or the feelings of others. 

Her Ne dominance with secondary Ti explains many of her slip ups with Darcy. She is quick to call him out and argue with him. She abhors his INTJ detachment at times, but she understands his coldness. Elizabeth in classic ENTP fashion often finds herself in predicaments because she spoke her judgments aloud first, before reflecting. She often doesn’t know her true stance till the conversation has ended and what was said, was said. 

Elizabeth is an incredibly competitive person who enjoys a challenge and a good debate. One of the most memorable scenes from the book to me is when she is playing cards. She is playing two games in this moment. One of wit in conversation (getting information) and the card game itself. She revels in the games and is more comfortable in the “male arena” of recreation than that of the women.

To really nail in the point of secondary Thinking rather than feeling (ENFP/INFJ, the most common mistypes of Elizabeth Bennet) we must look to her younger sister. Lydia is a clear open hearted ENFP. She always sees the best in people, her head in the clouds, and she rashly jumps into a relationship without thinking of long-term consequence. This is not to say that this is all ENFPs, but this is a trope among the naive ENFP archetype. This is something that an ENTP would never do. Be rash, yes. Be rash to diving into a relationship believing the best in someone with zero skepticism, no.

3. Tertiary Extraverted Feeling (Fe)

What many see as a more dominant form of Feeling traits in Elizabeth are in fact her tertiary function at play. I think we can all agree that although Elizabeth can be quite a romantic deep down, it is not an arena she is comfortable with. Elizabeth can be bold and harsh, often being regretful of hurting others after the fact. But Fe is by no means a trait that is at the forefront of her person’s.

Fe not being one of her strongest points, she has a very hard time prioritizing the point of marriage at this time; which was the security of her family social status and wealth. Fe even in a secondary position understands the obligations involved within social rules. While Elizabeth understands this, it is hard for her to embody; her Ti independence coming out revolted by this idea of marriage and not understanding the validity of the stance. 

Elizabeth’s skepticism and poking fun is guided by her unhealthy tertiary use of Fe. It focuses her Ti judgments more outward towards people and about people. One of my favorite descriptions of Elizabeth comes from the Jane Austen Wiki Page, “Elizabeth was depicted as being personally proud of her intelligence and her sense of discernment, and took pleasure in laughing at or ridiculing the follies of others.” In classic ENTP fashion, she is quick to use her wit to jab at others. She sees their follies quickly and can forget that others are not as thick skinned as she. 

4. Inferior Introverted Sensation (Si)

When things seem to be going wrong, in true ENTP fashion, Elizabeth gets bogged down with rather meaningless details. She starts to over analyze Mr. Darcy and other suitors. Although she is quick to observe other people, when the obvious is right in front her, she just can’t seem to see it.

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Update

I am in the process of moving and then going on vacation. I may be bringing my laptop to work on drafts of posts to come while on vacation!

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Fictionalcharactermbti official Game of Thrones/A Song of Fire and Ice MBTI:

Lord Varys “The Mastermind” INTJ
INTJs live in the world of ideas and strategic planning. They value intelligence, knowledge, and competence, and typically have high standards in these regards, which they continuously strive to fulfill. INTJs focus their energy on observing the world, and generating ideas and possibilities. Their mind constantly gathers information and makes associations about it. They are tremendously insightful and usually are very quick to understand new ideas. However, their primary interest is not understanding a concept, but rather applying that concept in a useful way.

INTJs spend a lot of time inside their own minds, and may have little interest in the other people’s thoughts or feelings. INTJs are ambitious, self-confident, deliberate, long-range thinkers. They may see them as aloof and reserved. Indeed, the INTJ is not overly demonstrative of their affections, and is likely to not give as much praise or positive support as others may need or desire. They have insight into the Big Picture, and are driven to synthesize their concepts into solid plans of action. Their reasoning skills gives them the means to accomplish that. (Description Source: Personality Page)

Davos Seaworth “The Virtuoso” ISTP
ISTPs are attentive to details and responsive to the demands of the world around them. Because of their astute sense of their environment, they are good at moving quickly and responding to emergencies. ISTPs are reserved, but not withdrawn: the ISTP enjoys taking action, and approaches the world with a keen appreciation for the physical and sensory experiences it has to offer.

Independent and reserved, ISTPs treasure their personal space, and want to be free to be spontaneous and follow their own lead. ISTPs are selective about their relationships, and appreciate others who allow them plenty of freedom to do their own thing. They seek understanding, but in a practical sense: they like to be able to put their technical knowledge to immediate use and are quickly bored by theory. (Description Source: Truity)

Brienne of Tarth “The Duty-Fulfiller” ISTJ
ISTJs are quiet and reserved individuals who are interested in security and peaceful living. They have a strongly-felt internal sense of duty, which lends them a serious air and the motivation to follow through on tasks. Organized and methodical in their approach, they can generally succeed at any task which they undertake. ISTJs are very loyal, faithful, and dependable. They place great importance on honesty and integrity. 

They are “good citizens” who can be depended on to do the right thing for their families and communities. While they generally take things very seriously, they also usually have an offbeat sense of humor and can be a lot of fun - especially at family or work-related gatherings. ISTJs tend to believe in laws and traditions, and expect the same from others. They’re not comfortable with breaking laws or going against the rules. If they are able to see a good reason for stepping outside of the established mode of doing things, the ISTJ will support that effort. (Description Source: Personality Page)

Peytr Baelish “The Executive” ENTJ
ENTJs are natural born leaders. They live in a world of possibilities where they see all sorts challenges to be surmounted, and they want to be the ones responsible for surmounting them. They have a drive for leadership, which is well-served by their quickness to grasp complexities, their ability to absorb a large amount of impersonal information, and their quick and decisive judgments. They are “take charge” people. They are constantly scanning their environment for potential problems which they can turn into solutions. They generally see things from a long-range perspective, and are usually successful at identifying plans to turn problems around.

They dislike to see mistakes repeated, and have no patience with inefficiency. They may become quite harsh when their patience is tried in these respects, because they are not naturally tuned in to people’s feelings, and more than likely don’t believe that they should tailor their judgments in consideration for people’s feelings. ENTJs love to interact with people. As Extroverts, they’re energized and stimulated primarily externally. There’s nothing more enjoyable and satisfying to the ENTJ than having a lively, challenging conversation. They especially respect people who are able to stand up to the ENTJ, and argue persuasively for their point of view. (Description Source: Personality Page)

Bran Stark “The Protector” INFJ
INFJs are gentle, caring, complex and highly intuitive individuals. Artistic and creative, they live in a world of hidden meanings and possibilities. INFJs place great importance on havings things orderly and systematic in their outer world. They put a lot of energy into identifying the best system for getting things done, and constantly define and re-define the priorities in their lives. On the other hand, INFJs operate within themselves on an intuitive basis which is entirely spontaneous. They know things intuitively, without being able to pinpoint why, and without detailed knowledge of the subject at hand. They are usually right, and they usually know it. 

Consequently, INFJs put a tremendous amount of faith into their instincts and intuitions. Because the INFJ has such strong intuitive capabilities, they trust their own instincts above all else. This may result in an INFJ stubborness and tendency to ignore other people’s opinions. They believe that they’re right. On the other hand, INFJ is a perfectionist who doubts that they are living up to their full potential. INFJs are rarely at complete peace with themselves - there’s always something else they should be doing to improve themselves and the world around them. (Description Source: Personality Page)

Podrick Payne “The Defender” ISFJ
ISFJs are conventional and grounded, and enjoy contributing to established structures of society. They are steady and committed workers with a deep sense of responsibility to others. They focus on fulfilling their duties, particularly when they are taking care of the needs of other people. They want others to know that they are reliable and can be trusted to do what is expected of them. They are conscientious and methodical, and persist until the job is done.

ISFJs are characteristically humble and unassuming, and rarely call attention to themselves. They can often be found offering assistance to others in a modest, understated way. They are loyal and hardworking, and often commit themselves to tasks and projects with the aim of being helpful to their families, friends, and communities. They are typically involved in social groups, but do not want the spotlight: they are more likely to be found behind the scenes, working diligently to fulfill their role. (Description Source: Truity)

Lady Melisandre “The Counselor” ENFJ
ENFJs are people-focused individuals. They live in the world of people possibilities. Because ENFJ’s people skills are so extraordinary, they have the ability to make people do exactly what they want them to do. They get under people’s skins and get the reactions that they are seeking. ENFJ’s motives are usually unselfish, but ENFJs who have developed less than ideally have been known to use their power over people to manipulate them.

ENFJ’s are so externally focused that it’s especially important for them to spend time alone. This can be difficult for some ENFJs, because they have the tendency to be hard on themselves and turn to dark thoughts when alone. Consequently, ENFJs might avoid being alone, and fill their lives with activities involving other people. Their strongest interest lies in being a catalyst of change in other people.  Their genuine interest in Humankind and their exceptional intuitive awareness of people makes them able to draw out even the most reserved individuals. (Description Source: Personality Page)

Tywin Lannister “The Guardian” ESTJ
ESTJs live in a world of facts and concrete needs. They live in the present, with their eye constantly scanning their personal environment to make sure that everything is running smoothly and systematically. They honor traditions and laws, and have a clear set of standards and beliefs. They expect the same of others, and have no patience or understanding of individuals who do not value these systems. They value competence and efficiency, and like to see quick results for their efforts.

ESTJs are take-charge people. They have such a clear vision of the way that things should be, that they naturally step into leadership roles. They are self-confident and aggressive. They are extremely talented at devising systems and plans for action, and at being able to see what steps need to be taken to complete a specific task. They can sometimes be very demanding and critical, because they have such strongly held beliefs, and are likely to express themselves without reserve if they feel someone isn’t meeting their standards. But at least their expressions can be taken at face-value, because the ESTJ is extremely straight-forward and honest. (Description Source: Personality Page)

Gilly “The Artist” ISFP
ISFPs tend to be tolerant and nonjudgmental, but are deeply loyal to the people and causes that matter to them. They endeavor to accept and support other people, but are ultimately guided by their own core values. They will typically look for ways to be accommodating and may have difficulty dealing with others who are not willing to do the same. ISFPs are typically modest and may underestimate themselves. 

They usually do not like to be in the spotlight, preferring instead to take a supporting role, and will avoid planning and organizing whenever possible. Sensitive and responsive, they step in to do what needs to be done and are satisfied by their personal sense of being helpful to others. They may initially appear distant or aloof, but if you watch closely, you can observe their caring in the thoughtful things they do for others. They are carefully observant of the practical needs of other people, and often step in with quiet, unassuming assistance at just the moment it is needed. (Description Source: Truity)

Loras Tyrell “The Adventurer” ESTP
ESTPs have a strong flair for drama and style. They’re fast-moving, fast-talking people who have an appreciation for the finer things in life. They may be gamblers or spendthrifts. They’re usually very good at story telling and improvising. They typically makes things up as they go along, rather than following a plan. 

They love to have fun, and are fun people to be around. They can sometimes be hurtful to others without being aware of it, as they generally do not know and may not care about the effect their words have on others. It’s not that they don’t care about people, it’s that their decision-making process does not involve taking people’s feelings into account. They make decisions based on facts and logic. (Description Source: Personality Page)

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2018 Follower Favorite ESFP Winner:

1. Dominant Extraverted Sensation (Se)

Dory is very obviously present oriented. Now, her memory loss is not what makes her Se dominant, although it can certainly look that way. Dory is more practical by nature. She enjoys trying new things and having new experiences, even if everything is new. She is unafraid to dive in first to any dangerous situation. 

She may not have a long memory to remember that something looks different from before, but she does have a strong attention to detail of her current surroundings. Her love of new experiences can make her distractable. While others try to talk to her she is moving onto the new thing she sees. This can make her seem spacey and hard to work with. 

However, we see that her ability to observe comes in handy leading her to see things that fish like Marlin miss. Marlin is looking for things he assumes should be a certain way and can get in his own head. Contrast that to Dory and she is outward facing to the world and doesn’t expect the world/environment around her to act a certain way (if she weren’t a healthy ESFP that Te could make this observation a little different). She loves going with the flow, riding the wave of life as it comes towards her. 

2. Secondary Introverted Feeling (Fi)

Dory has a “people” (or fish) focus due to her Fi. She doesn’t use her Se observations to get ahead of others, but rather to try to help those around her. She may not always have the best advice, but she always helps people practically. She helps with actions. Her Se leads to her to dive in and help beyond the call of duty. She travels the whole ocean to help Marlin without ever being asked. 

However, her Se-Fi leads her to this, her Fi also needs appreciation for her efforts. She can start to expect others to do the same for her. This can lead to disappointment since not all people return the favor in the same way. When Marlin pushes her away this is a blow to her. Not only has she grown fond of Marlin and thought they were friends, but all of her efforts have gone unappreciated. This is a blow to the ESFP.

Her Fi leads to more of a one on one focus on people. She doesn’t need to help an entire society or tell people what they should do with their lives. She enjoys helping people as she sees them. It is all very reactionary at the start.

3. Tertiary Extraverted Thinking (Te)

Te has a tendency to deal with priorities. For and ESFP they often view life in the instant and the moment so for someone like Dory the now and what she is dealing with, has the most priority. This contributes to her distractability. When she is with the sharks they are her main focus and other things fall to the wayside. We see this time and again with her. Sometimes for the better as this gives her focus to help those she runs into along the way. This is also seen in Finding Dory as she works with Hank. 

Her Te can also give her a commanding presence when she wants to. She has clear goals and pushes herself and others to reach them. Te in an ESFP has other functions, but for what we see in Dory she is pretty healthy. She uses Te when she needs to and doesn’t get bogged down in it.

4. Inferior Introverted Intuition (Ni)

ESFPs, being a practical lot, have a hard time with the abstract. It isn’t that they can’t wrap their minds around it, but the value in it isn’t prioritized. Why theorize about something when you can just do it! Real experience is their preferred mode of learning. 

This leads to an ESFP like Dory providing advice and sweeping life statements that simplify an issue. It doesn’t really solve anything, but it makes her feel better about negative situations. This brings us to her classic line of “just keep swimming.” We learn this is something her parents taught her, but the fact that this advice sticks and registers with her is important. It aligns with her Se-Fi sensibilities of going with the flow and seeing the positive side of life. By quickly saying this, she is comforted in the most helpless situations. 

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Question:

Would it be possible for you to type Robin from the newest season of Stranger Things (if there's enough material to type her)?

Answer:

I still need to finish the season, but if there is I most certainly will type her. If I get any more text from it that alters my typing of already typed characters, you will see that as well.

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2018 Follower Favorite ESTP Winner:

1. Dominant Extraverted Sensation (Se)

Eleanor is a one of action and not a huge fan of the abstract. She lives entirely in the moment often not thinking of the consequences of her actions. She has this need to jump into and experience every situation. As soon as she is bored it is quite obvious as she has physically interacted with it and then she is clearly done. She is always looking for the next novelty. 

Eleanor only learns through experience and direct interaction. You can try to teach her through books and lectures, but until she can connect what she learns in a classroom with what she actually experiences it is hard for the lessons to stick. 

Eleanor is incredibly aware of her physical surroundings which is such a big reason for her ability to keep spotting that they are in the bad place. Not only does she notice the changing details in the moment that others may miss, but she is incredibly aware of how people look. Her vocabulary is short and physical. Always seeing men as “hot” and needing to stay “cool.”

Eleanor is a pure extravert and in that fashion with her action oriented sensate nature, she often does things and says things in a reactionary fashion that she later learns to regret.

2. Secondary Introverted Thinking (Ti)

Eleanor is not big on considering anyone’s feelings when making decisions. She is incredibly opportunistic. She feels much more comfortable with the colder decision. She often makes decisions that benefit her and her sense of independence over what is best for a group or simply the feelings of others.

Her dominant Se makes her so in the moment and aware and combined with her secondary function of situational logic she is incredibly quick, especially verbally. 

The emotions and feelings of others and herself aren’t meaningless to her, but they are by no means a category she finds herself being comfortable in. She can talk a lot, but she never reveals anything personal. We find out parts of her past and personal life through flashbacks and moments of her interacting head on with people from her past. By no means does she easily open up to reveal these things. She is far more comfortable dealing with the world outside of herself. 

She is quick to come up with schemes to benefit herself in the now, seeing business opportunities where others may not have.

3. Tertiary Extraverted Feeling (Fe)

Being a Ti user she has a tough time with Fe and then wields it defensively. She feels pressure from others to be something she doesn’t feel she is. When others put expectations on her they feel like restraints. These restraints threaten her feeling of being able to experience the world and her autonomy (Ti). This results in her flipping situations on others, being able to read their faults. She is quick to evade the expectations of others, often physically and simply leaving her obligations. 

So much of this comes from her Fe actually craving approval and a sense of belonging. When she feels she isn’t getting it or by no means feels she deserves it, she will react with action. Often doing something purposely to not be worthy of approval to prove herself right.

4. Inferior Introverted iNtuition (Ni)

Clearly Eleanor struggles with sitting still and reading philosophy. What is really cool to see in this show is how her Se-Ni evolves over the course of it. She clearly hates people who live in their heads and don’t live life. Sitting reading a book and philosophizing is not appealing to her. This means that a lot of her life she is in the moment and doesn’t try to question the why of things too often.

We see her form her philosophies through her experiences. Not until she is put in “the good place” is she forced to confront how she has lived her life and ask herself the more abstract questions. What is her personal meaning? What is the meaning behind everything she has done? We see her have to confront her Ni in the afterlife and we see her evolve as a person as she combines these new lessons into her Se actions.

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Fictionalcharactermbti official Game of Thrones/A Song of Fire and Ice MBTI Part I:

Tyrion Lannister “The Visionary” ENTP
With Extraverted Intuition dominating their personality, the ENTP’s primary interest in life is understanding the world that they live in. They are constantly absorbing ideas and images about the situations they are presented in their lives. Using their intuition to process this information, they are usually extremely quick and accurate in their ability to size up a situation. 

ENTPs are idea people. Their perceptive abilities cause them to see possibilities everywhere. They get excited and enthusiastic about their ideas, and are able to spread their enthusiasm to others. In this way, they get the support that they need to fulfill their visions. ENTPs are fluent conversationalists, mentally quick, and enjoy verbal sparring with others. They love to debate issues, and may even switch sides sometimes just for the love of the debate. If the Sensing areas are neglected, the ENTP may tend to not take care of details in their life. If the Feeling part of themself is neglected, the ENTP may not value other people’s input enough, or may become overly harsh and aggressive. (Description Source: Personality Page)

Cersei Lannister “The Performer” ESFP
For the ESFP, the entire world is a stage. They love to be the center of attention and perform for people. They’re constantly putting on a show for others to entertain them and make them happy. They enjoy stimulating other people’s senses, and are extremely good at it. ESFPs have a very well-developed appreciation for aesthetic beauty, and an excellent sense of space and function. If they have the means, they’re likely to have to have many beautiful possessions, and an artfully furnished home. In general, they take great pleasure in objects of aesthetic beauty. They’re likely to have a strong appreciation for the finer things in life, such as good food and good wine.

The ESFP under a great deal of stress gets overwhelmed with negatives thoughts and possibilities. As an optimistic individual who lives in the world of possibilities, negative possibilities do not sit well with them. In an effort to combat these thoughts, they’re likely to come up with simple, global statements to explain away the problem. (Description Source: Personality Page)

Daenarys Targaryen “The Inspirer” ENFP
ENFPs are warm, enthusiastic people, typically very bright and full of potential. They live in the world of possibilities, and can become very passionate and excited about things. Their enthusiasm lends them the ability to inspire and motivate others, more so than we see in other types. To onlookers, the ENFP may seem directionless and without purpose, but ENFPs are actually quite consistent, in that they have a strong sense of values which they live with throughout their lives. Everything that they do must be in line with their values. 

An ENFP needs to feel that they are living their lives as their true Self, walking in step with what they believe is right. They see meaning in everything, and are on a continuous quest to adapt their lives and values to achieve inner peace. They’re constantly aware and somewhat fearful of losing touch with themselves. ENFPs almost always have a strong need to be liked. ENFPs sometimes make serious errors in judgment. They have an amazing ability to intuitively perceive the truth about a person or situation, but when they apply judgment to their perception, they may jump to the wrong conclusions. (Description Source: Personality Page)

Jon Snow “The Artist” ISFP
ISFPs tend to be quiet and reserved, and difficult to get to know well. They hold back their ideas and opinions except from those who they are closest to. They are likely to be kind, gentle and sensitive in their dealings with others. They are interested in contributing to people’s sense of well-being and happiness, and will put a great deal of effort and energy into tasks which they believe in. They’re original and independent, and need to have personal space. They value people who take the time to understand the ISFP, and who support the ISFP in pursuing their goals in their own, unique way. environment, and consequently may become easily bored with the traditional teaching methods, which emphasize abstract thinking. 

They do not like impersonal analysis, and are uncomfortable with the idea of making decisions based strictly on logic. Their strong value systems demand that decisions are evaluated against their subjective beliefs, rather than against some objective rules or laws. ISFPs are extremely perceptive and aware of others. They constantly gather specific information about people, and seek to discover what it means. They are usually penetratingly accurate in their perceptions of others. (Description Source: Personality Page)

Sansa Stark “The Giver” ESFJ
ISFPs are extremely perceptive and aware of others. They constantly gather specific information about people, and seek to discover what it means. They are usually penetratingly accurate in their perceptions of others. The ESFJ takes their responsibilities very seriously, and is very dependable. They value security and stability, and have a strong focus on the details of life. They see before others do what needs to be done, and do whatever it takes to make sure that it gets done. They enjoy these types of tasks, and are extremely good at them.

They need approval from others to feel good about themselves. They are hurt by indifference and don’t understand unkindness. They are very giving people, who get a lot of their personal satisfaction from the happiness of others. They want to be appreciated for who they are, and what they give. They’re very sensitive to others, and freely give practical care. ESFJs are such caring individuals, that they sometimes have a hard time seeing or accepting a difficult truth about someone they care about. (Descriptions Source: Personality Page)

Arya Stark “The Virtuoso” ISTP
ISTPs have an adventuresome spirit. They thrive on action, and are usually fearless. ISTPs are fiercely independent, needing to have the space to make their own decisions about their next step. They do not believe in or follow rules and regulations, as this would prohibit their ability to “do their own thing”. Their sense of adventure and desire for constant action makes ISTPs prone to becoming bored rather quickly. ISTPs are loyal to their causes and beliefs, and are firm believers that people should be treated with equity and fairness. Although they do not respect the rules of the “System”, they follow their own rules and guidelines for behavior faithfully. They will not take part in something which violates their personal laws. ISTPs are extremely loyal and faithful to their “brothers”. 

 ISTPs like and need to spend time alone, because this is when they can sort things out in their minds most clearly. They absorb large quantities of impersonal facts from the external world, and sort through those facts, making judgments, when they are alone. An ISTP who is over-stressed may exhibit rash emotional outbursts of anger, or on the other extreme may be overwhelmed by emotions and feelings which they feel compelled to share with people (often inappropriately). ISTPs are excellent in a crisis situations. (Description Source: Personality Page)

Jaime Lannister “The Doer” ESTP
ESTPs are outgoing, straight-shooting types. Enthusiastic and excitable, ESTPs are “doers” who live in the world of action. Blunt, straight-forward risk-takers, they are willing to plunge right into things and get their hands dirty. They live in the here-and-now, and place little importance on introspection or theory. The look at the facts of a situation, quickly decide what should be done, execute the action, and move on to the next thing. 

 ESTPs have a strong flair for drama and style. They’re fast-moving, fast-talking people who have an appreciation for the finer things in life. They’re usually very good at story telling and improvising. They typically makes things up as they go along, rather than following a plan. They love to have fun, and are fun people to be around. They can sometimes be hurtful to others without being aware of it, as they generally do not know and may not care about the effect their words have on others. It’s not that they don’t care about people, it’s that their decision-making process does not involve taking people’s feelings into account. The ESTP does not trust their instincts, and is suspicious of other people’s intuition as well. (Description Source: Personality Source)

Jorah Mormont “The Defender” ISFJ
ISFJs live in a world that is concrete and kind. They are truly warm and kind-hearted, and want to believe the best of people. They value harmony and cooperation, and are likely to be very sensitive to other people’s feelings. People value the ISFJ for their consideration and awareness, and their ability to bring out the best in others by their firm desire to believe the best. ISFJs have a very clear idea of the way things should be, which they strive to attain. They value security and kindness, and respect traditions and laws. They tend to believe that existing systems are there because they work. Therefore, they’re not likely to buy into doing things in a new way, unless they’re shown in a concrete way why its better than the established method. 

 The ISFJ feels a strong sense of responsibility and duty. They take their responsibilities very seriously, and can be counted on to follow through. For this reason, people naturally tend to rely on them. The ISFJ has a difficult time saying “no” when asked to do something, and may become over-burdened. In such cases, the ISFJ does not usually express their difficulties to others, because they intensely dislike conflict, and because they tend to place other people’s needs over their own. (Description Source: Personality Page)

Samwell Tarly “The Dreamer” INFP
INFPs are highly intuitive about people. They rely heavily on their intuitions to guide them, and use their discoveries to constantly search for value in life. They are on a continuous mission to find the truth and meaning underlying things. Every encounter and every piece of knowledge gained gets sifted through the INFP’s value system, and is evaluated to see if it has any potential to help the INFP define or refine their own path in life. 

 Generally thoughtful and considerate, INFPs are good listeners and put people at ease. Although they may be reserved in expressing emotion, they have a very deep well of caring and are genuinely interested in understanding people. This sincerity is sensed by others, making the INFP a valued friend and confidante. An INFP can be quite warm with people he or she knows well. INFPs do not like conflict, and go to great lengths to avoid it. If they must face it, they will always approach it from the perspective of their feelings. In conflict situations, INFPs place little importance on who is right and who is wrong. They focus on the way that the conflict makes them feel, and indeed don’t really care whether or not they’re right. They don’t want to feel badly. (Description Source: Personality Page)

Theon Greyjoy “The Doer” ESTP
ESTPs are energetic thrill-seekers who are at their best when putting out fires, whether literal or metaphorical. They bring a sense of dynamic energy to their interactions with others and the world around them. They assess situations quickly and move adeptly to respond to immediate problems with practical solutions.

The first thing you notice about the ESTP is likely to be their energy. They’re often chatting, joking, and flirting with friends and strangers alike. They enjoy engaging playfully with others and amusing everyone around them with their irreverent sense of humor. They tend to keep people on their toes, never quite knowing what the ESTP will poke fun at next. ESTPs are unabashedly gregarious with people, but their interest in individuals may not last long; they are more likely to work a room, having a laugh with everyone, than they are to engage in depth with any one person. (Description Source: Truity)

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1. Dominant Introverted Thinking (Ti)

Megara is a fiercely independent and individualistic type of character. She looks out for herself first. This does not mean she is uncaring for others, but her first priority is her individual freedom. To her, feelings are not a top factor in choosing what she or anyone else should do. 

Her Ti allows her to judge situations in the moment through an opportunistic lens. She judges situations by what can give her a leg up and help her survive. She isn’t always thinking of what others would do in her situation or how others will feel as a consequence. This makes her great at adapting in the moment, but being dominant in an introverted judgement, she isn’t always thinking of the long term effects of her decision making. However, it does make her great at getting out of unfavorable situations.

Although she likes to improvise to get out of situations she does not have a need to first dive in like an ESTP. As an ISTP she is more focused due to her Ti being dominant rather than her Se. She won’t dive-in to solve a situation right away. Her Ti being first makes her completely in or completely out of something. This is why we see her at times more on the sidelines. Her Ti judges whether the situation is something worth her time first, before going all in. An ESTP, more often than not, has to dive in first to experience whether or not it was something they should have dived into.

2. Secondary Extraverted Sensation (Se)

Meg is not about abstract thought or philosophizing. Meg is present in the here and now as well as being a person about practical actions. She would rather actively work towards something than trying to study the many options that would be plausible. This is what makes her so great at crisis situations and navigate working for Hades. 

She isn’t one for words, but for action. She bonds with others through her experiences with them. This explains the progression of her relationship with Hercules. She doesn’t develop a bond with him through words or doting. She doesn’t spend time romanticizing him in her head. She grows fond of him through working together and doing things actively, participating in something. I highly doubt that if they parted ways after that first encounter if he would have ever really crossed her mind ever again.

3. Tertiary Introverted iNtuition (Ni)

Meg uses this to process her Ti-Se experiences as whole. This is how she attributes meaning to her actions and her life. It is incredibly personal as it is inward facing. This is extremely private to Meg and as she is an Ti-Se user she isn’t open in the slightest when talking about it. She will always rather show you or experience something with you to get closer than divulge her inner thoughts in a verbal manner.

Her Ni also makes her skeptical of structures. This is become the focus of her Ni as it is combined with her Ti. She is skeptical and critical of society and the systems she finds herself in. She doesn’t trust that any group or person can help her, only that she can help herself. Her Ni supports her Ti judgement through its abstract synthesizing of her experiences in the world. We see this in her song as she resists trusting anyone to care for her or put her first. It is what makes her more jaded than the average Disney Princess. This internalized distrust is not reactionary directly to the experience, but something that has built up since the experience of being ditched and hurt, internalized, and turned out into a guiding principle of her life.

4. Inferior Extraverted Feeling (Fe)

Meg has a really hard time conforming to the societal roles expected of her and a hard time living up to the expectations of others. When roles and responsibilities are pushed on her, she naturally leans more into her dominant function to evade in order to retain her sense of freedom and individuality. Even when confronted by her own feelings, she is more comfortable pushing them down. Hercules is one for stereotypical wooing, of giving her a flower for example. Her impulse is to find this gesture empty, but we do see her come around and get in touch with her feelings. That journey is a struggle for her though.

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1. Dominant Extraverted Thinking (Te)

Lucy has a take charge personality. She immediately takes command of any group or system she finds herself in. Lucy is blunt and can forget to consider the feelings of others in her words and her actions. She is by no means a diplomat or one to hear out someone’s arguments based on feelings. There is a way things should and shouldn’t be. She doesn’t have time for her brother’s Halloween myths or sentimentality of his blanket.

She does not derive her confidence from acceptance of others. Lucy can come off as rather aggressive and often doesn’t realize how harsh she is. Her Te is priorities focused and she doesn’t understand when others don’t see the same urgency in planning events or helping the overall community. Her Te being dominant also leads her to hold high expectations for herself and others. Everyone has a role to play and they must meet it to the best of their abilities. To not do so does not make sense to Lucy and you will hear about how your performance is less than satisfactory.

2. Secondary Introverted Sensation (Si)

Lucy is nothing if not action-oriented and practical. She enjoys using her strengths in order to represent her group of friends and to speak on their behalf. She enjoys working with details and being a representative. Although she likes to lead she does not feel a need to improve upon a system. This is most evident in the Christmas Special. She represents the students she is directing, but she isn’t trying to change the students and what they want from the Christmas show. 

Now, she does try to make sure everyone performs to her expectations that still aligns with what they want, which can seem like she is trying to improve upon the show. She is really trying to retain the integrity of the show as it already stands. Often she likes to uphold the status quo and this is seen in her confrontations with Charlie Brown who keeps trying to change things in the Christmas program.

This does not mean no one can change her mind, but in order to due so you have to appeal to her Thinking function and not to her Feeling function. If she is willing to access her introverted functions she is more able to see from different perspectives. 

3. Tertiary Extraverted iNtuition (Ne)

When Lucy gets stressed she, like all of us, skips her secondary function and reaches for her tertiary functions which keeps her looking outward rather than within to balance out her dominant function. Instead she turns to Ne in order to comfort herself in her assertions. She uses Ne to see all the negative possibilities. She has a hard time seeing from the perspective of others and can flood others with doubts about how they are doing. The Christmas episode is still a great example of this part of her character. Not just in how she critiques people but also at the very beginning.

In the beginning she is working as a therapist to help Charlie Brown. Although we do learn she is probably just in it for the cold hard cash. However, in her attempt to help Charlie she refuses to see from his perspective. She doesn’t try to validate his feelings but looks at the infinite outward possibilities rattling off phobia after phobia. She is unable to see that he may actually need a different form of help or comforting words. Luckily, Charlie Brown has Linus (INFJ) to use his Ni-Fe to comfort him. 

4. Inferior Introverted Feeling (Fi)

Being rather outward focused we don’t see Lucy connecting with herself emotionally. She has no problem expressing herself through her management style or telling people how things should be, but we don’t see Lucy easily expose herself emotionally to those she is close to. She is uncomfortable with more subjective viewpoints and doesn’t really see it in herself. To be fair she is an ESTJ child and not matured yet. 

She can struggle seeing the world subjectively and does not like it when others counter the known and logical world she lives in. She may not even be aware that is what she is doing when she shuts down those around her whom she disagrees with. 

Note:

This portrait can sound like Lucy is lacking in being human, in connecting with others. It can appear negative. But I wanted to clarify that we all have blind spots. She has many strengths. Peopling just isn’t one of them. If you need someone to take charge or look up to having confidence in one’s self, Lucy is a great example. Her personality gives her drive and tenaciousness to be admired.

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1. Dominant Introverted Sensation (Si)

Sophie is an extremely pragmatic person. She keeps to herself and deals with the facts around her. She internalizes all of her experiences and isn’t very quick to reveal how she actually feels about a situation. Though her Te can give her quite a sharp tongue.

The abstract is not a favorite of hers. There is the real world with real people and things that need to be done and sorted. She doesn’t have time for Howl’s flights of fancies. She isn’t wowed with spectacular visuals or great words. She provides practical help and appreciates the same in return.

Sophie is more present oriented in her manner. She does not deal it what could be or alternatives. She is great at working within situations she is already in and steadily moving forward with practical solutions. 

2. Secondary Extraverted Thinking (Te)

Her Si grounds her in her present situations, but her Te is how she judges the world around her. She uses her skills and perceptions in order to serve the systems she finds herself in. There are ways things should be done and she isn’t too big on defiantly questioning them. This by no means implies that she does not challenge any norms, but she isn’t big to go out of her way to counter the culture. Everyone has a role to make the system function and she is content in serving her purpose within that. She does not need affirmation or accolades for her work. 

She isn’t always aware of the feelings of those around her. This makes her quite funny when she is turned old and seems like part of her playing that role. But we discover that this is actually very Sophie. She makes choices that are logical and linear, and she feels no need to mince her words to consider the feelings of others. Sophie doesn’t have need to purposely take on the role of a peacemaker or be the diplomat.

At times this is to her determent, especially when dealing with the Witch of the Waste and other authorities above her station. She can be blunt and rather uncouth.

3. Tertiary Introverted Feeling (Fi)

With Fi lower in Sophie’s stack she isn’t always aware of her own feelings. She definitely can have a hard time in not just coming to understand them, but in articulating them to others. Sophie often has a hard time comforting those around her in the exact way they need. Her Te often coming off more blunt that she may have intended.

4. Inferior Extraverted iNtuition (Ne) 

Sophie often doesn’t have time for the abstract eccentricities of Howl or the Witch of the Waste. This often is what causes arguments between Sophie and Howl, but also helps ground Howl when he has mentally drifted too far away. This also leads to the Witch not completely understanding Sophie. Sophie’s lack of vanity and needs for self gain can perplex the Witch and lead her surprised by Sophie’s actions.

Sophie also gets satisfaction from solving puzzles. Her puzzles include the spell she is cast under and the other mysteries that surround her in Howl’s castle. Her ability for concrete details, linear and logical thinking, and a peppering of her Ne to connect the patterns makes her perfect to help the gang out to solve these mysteries. She is able to see details that all the magic users in her life have overlooked.

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Working on these profiles and can’t wait to post my Game of Thrones/A Song of Fire and Ice typings. Yes, I believe that they are the same personality in the show as the books. I just think the books make their perspective clearer than watching in third person. I am currently on a Dance of Dragons, so the official typings are coming soon. Some of our favorites will stay the same and others are changing types. Which ones will they be?? I’m so excited!!

I have also been continuing working on an old project of MBTI and the hogwarts houses. Summer goals! Get the content to the people!

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1. Dominant Introverted Thinking (Ti)

Hiccup is a free thinker. His judgments are independent of any system or societal standards, but are of logic. As odd as it sounds they are of a personal logic. What that means in regards to Ti, is that the logic is based on each situation. No rule is the same in every situation. Rather than Te logic, Hiccup deals with exceptions to the rule.

This leads to Hiccup being a rather skeptical being who doesn’t just trust people by their word. He is constantly questioning his life and his role in the world. 

Like all Ti dominant Hiccup needs to be engaged in a situation in order to truly activate it. He doesn’t come to a judgment until he is in the situation. This can make him a bit more open to more innovative ideas. This may seem contradictory, but in truth skepticism does not always mean you have a closed mind. 

When it came to hunting the dragons he tried to adapt and find alternative ways of approaching it due to his lack of physical prowess. Once he experienced a dragon that did not harm him, he was open to questioning his entire way of life through this experience. He was comfortable being skeptical of the narratives of dragons and open to alternatives (key to Ne). He used his logic in order to bond with Toothless. His approach was more logical like a test subject rather than personal in the Fi sense.

2. Secondary Extraverted iNtuition (Ne)

More than anything Hiccup loves to theorize. He isn’t just bookish but loves to explore different ideas and the ideas don’t need a functional purpose. Not really. He studies dragons and flight because he is fascinated by it, not for the sheer purpose of making riding dragons useful to others. 

Hiccup is a bit scattered to onlookers with his father describing him as distractable. Like many high Ne types he whirls into situations like a hurricane and in INTP fashion hones his Ti to solve his way out of trouble. Unlike his INTJ counterpart, he didn’t have this big vision to completely reorder his society to ride rather than hunt dragons. This was an idea he stumbles into through engagement, not plan from afar. 

I like to describe Ne as an airy function. It demands room to move around different ideas and to explore. It can’t be constrained or more it does not like to be constrained. We see this in Hiccup as he can seem like an airhead at times, but this isn’t actually negative like many try to perceive the word to be. He simply isn’t as grounded by the reality around him in the same way other types/characters are.

He is trying to be something he is not at the beginning, but in the end he is a big picture thinker attracted to ideas rather than concrete action. He needs room to explore these ideas. His society does not allow this so you see him try to conform to the societal structures around him (Fe), but he eventually finds the private place with Toothless to be himself and create that very room he needs.

3. Tertiary Introverted Sensation (Si)

There are pros and cons to Hiccup’s use of Si. On the one hand his Si is what enabled him to focus in and become a master at understanding dragons and flight. Si deals in the concrete details. We see him utilize this once his Ti-Ne has become fascinated with an idea. But by no means does he have Si dom/secondary encyclopedic knowledge on dragons. For someone whose entire culture revolves around hunting dragons it takes till a surprisingly older age for him to start researching and studying dragons. 

This is explained by two functions. The first being Ti, again, being situational. In order for an INTP to become knowledgeable within a topic there needs to be a spark that usually occurs from encountering a topic and having an ability to then engage with it. Then Ne helps him explore different ideas within that situation and the Si comes into play to assist in finding evidence and specific details to back up any theories he has. But it clearly is not high in his stack as he isn’t one to natural deal in the concrete.

The con to his Si is that when he doesn’t have that freedom to explore Ne, he skips it and looks inward to his Si for support. Above you see how he uses it positively, but we see him using it negatively in order to suppress his true self. This is seen most in his complete receding into himself and not letting anyone in. This gets triggered more with his inferior Fe leading him to fear his ideas not being accepted by others.

4. Inferior Extraverted Feeling (Fe)

As an inferior function there is a love hate relationship Hiccup has with Fe. On the one hand, combine this with his Ne and it is why he likes to help others in a more abstract sense. His riding of the dragons theory and skill helps the society move past murdering dragons. But this was more for the overall improvement of society and not a true intense study of people and the social codes. It was him using his analytical mind for the better of the system and efficiency for the greater good. 

This function also leads to Hiccup questioning his role among his people. He doesn’t fit in with the society that prizes brawn above brains. Unlike Hercules (the ESFJ winner, 2018) who conforms himself to that standard, Hiccup recedes into himself and keeps his interests secret from others. This causes him to loop, because although this Fe does want him deep down to get approval and find his place, he is afraid of the rejection and therefore hides away before anyone can accept or deny the role he has made for himself. 

As an INTP Hiccup would not be happy conforming to the norm to find a place within his community. We get a much healthier and happier Hiccup when he is able to be himself within his community and appreciated for his brains.

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Sorry for the delay! I have been held up due to work reasons and personal reasons. I have not left you all!

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Question:

Why do people type McGonagall as ESTJ? I've seen people stuck on this "Is this Ti/SE or dominant Te?" train many times before, so I'm wondering: how do you tell it apart?

Answer:

A lot of people like to give Minerva Te because she imposes rules. This comes from the perspective we get of her in the books. It is from a student’s perspective. One who which breaks many rules and doesn’t get why he can’t always be an exception to the rules. 

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Now, the reason people get stuck on this is because is she imposing the rules because of her job or because of her strong believe in the system? We see her overlook a lot of things throughout the books. Often in a case by case basis. This is far more Ti than Te. She believes in the logic and the system, but uses her inner judgement rather than uphold the rules in her enforcement. All types can be teachers and enforce rules, but how they do so is telling of their judging function. She enforces the rules when she sees them fit, but often imposes her own forms of justice. 

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Especially, as Rowling publishes more short stories and reveals more of characters outside of Harry’s perspective, we see a bit more of their truer natures. 

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1. Dominant Extraverted Feeling (Fe)

Hercules understands Heroes through romantic stories. It is a role that he upholds and sees through the lens of society. He tries to live up to those ideas of what a hero is. He gets his sense of morals as a hero from society rather than from an internal moral code. He often thinks he knows what is best for people and isn’t afraid to interfere.

Hercules has a strong craving for approval from others. We see this even before he is a Hero. He needs to be known for something. He has a need to help others, but he also needs people to thank him for it. He is deeply wounded as a teenager that he isn’t viewed positively. His image within society is his biggest motivation throughout the film. We see this come to it’s crux when he has merchandise and it becomes more about him being the hero others imagine him to be and he loses himself in this approval. 

His main song I Can Go The Distance fully illustrates his need to feel like he belongs. His journey is one of trying to be someone within society and completely predicated on the opinions and feelings of others. He strives to “please the Gods.” 

In this song we also see his need to be strong in the societal context. He doesn’t look inward for other strengths that he has. He was physically weak and made fun of. To his society his strengths of caring are not seen positively, because he is weak physically. He looks down on himself in this capacity and strives to be a strong hero as that is what society deems as proper masculinity and strength. Hence, he over compensates when he does become strong and continually perpetuates societal standards of masculinity.

2. Secondary Introverted Sensation (Si)

His Fe leads him to want to help others and emulate the Greek ideals of a masculine hero. His Si is how he accomplishes this and contributes to how he perceives what these things actually mean. 

First, Si and his way of helping others. Hercules is action-oriented. He likes to help others in concrete ways. He is a man of brawn. He may not always have the perfect words, but he will always be there for others. He will save children and show his love through his actions.

Second, he physically emulates what a hero is. This isn’t just with working out, but he tries to physically live the stories out. He reflects the stories he has been told (rather than reflect on them) and this happens most awkwardly with his first encounter to “save” Megara. He sees himself as the hero to save the damsel. Instead of assessing the situation he is already judging the scenario with his Fe. He sees the roles in place: villain, damsel, and hero. He knows how this plays out and he tries to emulate that. He doesn’t question the roles but imposes them with his actions and has to learn from this mistake after doing it.

3. Tertiary Extraverted iNtuition (Ne)

We get through Hades an Ne contrast to Hercules’ type. Hades is an Ne dominant and he loves to question the system and the ideas in place. He is an abstract thinker and often bombards Hercules with witty observations and hilarious quips. These quite often go over Hercules’ head. He is stubborn in his Fe-Si and these alternative ways and thoughts do not jive with his worldview. In his world there are good guy and bad guys. There are heroes and damsels. Zeus is clearly the good guy and if Hades has a bad lot in life it is because he deserved it. 

Hercules isn’t completely closed off to abstract ideas and an objective world outside of himself, but it is hard to change his mind. You have to first get past his Fe-Si framework. This is usually through actual situations that he has to learn these life lessons. He only learns from his own mistakes. That he has to live in a world that exists outside of his Hero mindset is something he has to learn through failure and losing his “strength.” The very thing he created his self-image around.

4. Inferior Introverted Thinking (Ti)

Hercules is not comfortable with this mode of thinking. He feels that Ti is cold and calculating. It is why he can struggle to understand Megara who is so independent from societal norms and doesn’t have an overt need for approval. Ti deals in case by case basis situations, is independent, and logical. These are not things Hercules is comfortable with and the more he experiences the world and is using his Si perception, the more comfortable he becomes with using this function once in a while. This is how he becomes a better hero or “uses his head” as Phil says. 

Ti is great at evaluating a situation and taking advantage of it. This would be great for Hercules to have, but as we see in training this is not his go-to. This is something he has to actively work on and the more he engages in these situations, the more he learns from experience and uses his Ti. He is a character who had to learn to improvise. We see this in his training with Phil and his first couple Hero attempts.

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Are you planning on doing My Hero Academia?

Answer:

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1. Dominant Introverted iNtuition (Ni)

The 13th Doctor often finds herself in her own thoughts. To an outsider she can seem a little quirky, but in reality we see that she is quite single-minded and focused on a task put before her. Unlike some other Doctors, she doesn’t veer from the adventure at hand. We don’t get to see a lot of her internal clock work. She is strategizing internally and mulling over her perceptions. We don’t get a verbalization of how she gets to her ideas; verbalizing the road map of an idea as you are getting there is a sure sign of dominant Ne (extraverted intuition) rather than Ni. 

While the dominant Ne Doctors (Ten and Eleven) would discuss their thought processes out loud and the companions were there to watch them get there–chiming in when they could–Thirteen, like Twelve, does not. She is synthesizing all of the information and suddenly, out of the blue, reveals her conclusion. It is often right, but we are not privy to the process. We don’t get to see how she connects the dots until after she iterates the conclusion and she has to explain it further to those who do not understand. 

The 13th Doctor is an abstract thinker who always tries to find meaning in the universe. She has a very personal way of looking at the universe. One in which there is meaning to our actions, a narrative, and a purpose to it all. This is most poingent in her speech about Love in Demons of the Punjab. In this she says: 

“Love, in all its forms, is the most powerful weapon we have because love is a form of hope and, like hope, love abides in the face of everything.”

She is a strong proponent in abstract ideals and really quite a romantic. She jumps right into abstract thoughts. It isn’t like non-inutitives don’t have these, but their language and how they get there is different. The 13th Doctor lives in these more abstract thoughts rather than physically based language. The abstract is what comes naturally to her, what comes first, or in MBTI terms is dominant. 

My favorite part of looking at perception in the different Doctors is in the way they perceive time and their place in it. This is very telling of their perception. The 13th Doctor has an Ni perception of time. She sees the timeline as linear, purposeful, and something not to be meddled with. She is very big on keeping everything on track and not making changes even to save people. This is evident in Demons of the Punjab and in Rosa. She sees meaning and connections in all of the events and to meddle directly in that narrative is not her place. This is very different from other Doctors who are not Ni. Now, this doesn’t mean she doesn’t change the timeline, but the way she sees time and how she tries to maintain the timelines is crucial in evaluating her dominant perception function.

2. Secondary Extraverted Feeling (Fe)

This version of the Doctor needs to consult her companions to feel good about her decisions. She enjoys hearing from others and gathering input. This Doctor really doesn’t want to be alone and has a clear appreciation for the voice and feelings of those around her. 

She often seeks approval from her “fam” when making decisions. She appreciates working with her companions rather than just having them watch how smart she is. The 13th Doctor enjoys actively watching her companions grow and she loves helping them figure different mysteries out. You don’t see her condescend information to her companions, but joyfully help them get to what she has already concluded. This doctor sees values in her personal relationships at the front end rather than once they are gone. 

A great example of her seeking this approval comes from Resolution when she makes a point that she tried all other methods. She tried talking with the Dalek before going to more extreme measures. She needed others to know that she tried. 

This Doctor also tries to really understand her “enemies.” This is seen in The Witchfinder when she is talking with King James. She doesn’t actually look down on King James, even in the way he treats her, but tries to understand his story and where he is coming from. There is a diplomacy in this Doctor that is more overt than in previous iterations. 

This is a lot of Fe and we may ask ourselves, why isn’t she ENFJ then? How is her Fe secondary rather than dominant? Her Fe is often in assistance to her dominant function rather than her guiding torch. She doesn’t make decisions on the input of the group first, but she searches for approval and consensus based on her Ni ideas. The Fe is second in her process. The Ni comes first and then she dabbles into the Fe to make final judgments. 

3. Tertiary Introverted Thinking (Ti)

We see her Ti pop out much more when she is working by herself. We see her situationally use logic in order to make a decision. This is seen most obviously in It Takes You Away. When she is alone with the conscious universe we see her adapt and put the logical above the feelings of the creature and her friends. She uses the colder decision making process for the good of everyone. 

It is harder for this Doctor to use the Thinking functions as a judgement, and this colder way of making decisions is not too comfortable for her. The 10th Doctor and 12th Doctor (both thinking types) were quick to make the hard choices for others, but the 13th Doctor has a need to consult with others and consider their feelings beforehand, before making that tough call. She can be cold when needed, but that isn’t the 13th Doctor’s instinct. In Demons of the Punjab she clearly sees the logical point of not interfering, but her Fe makes her more understanding in her approach with Kahn as to how to navigate this world. She is much more patient and less blunt than her predecessor. 

4. Inferior Extraverted Sensation (Se)

Although the 13th doctor enjoys a good walk outside, a hike, or sight seeing, this function does not come naturally to her. She is an Se dabbler, as all inferior Se users are. She is often so in her head that she can lose track of her surroundings and forget where and when she is. She is so in her own mind that she seems out of place as she bubbles out from her thoughts and interacts with people and the world. This is what gives her a lot of quirkiness. 

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2018 Follower Favorite INFP Winner: Tina Belcher [Bob’s Burgers]

We have two Belchers on the chart! What a year! Tina joins Sadness and Castiel as an INFP follower favorite. She will get a character portrait just as the rest will.

Character portraits will be posted in order of when they were chosen. Once they are all complete, look forward to a final post with the full chart in color and links to each portrait. 

The portraits will be posted as follows: 13th Doctor (INFJ), Hercules (ESFJ), Hiccup (INTP), Sophie (ISTJ), Lucy (ESTJ), Megara (ISTP), Eleanor Shellstrop (ESTP), Dory (ESFP), Elizabeth Bennet (ENTP), Wonder Woman (ENFJ), Leia Organa (ENTJ), Bob Belcher (ISFP), Ford Pines (INTJ), Marge Simpson (ISFJ), Judy Hopps (ENFP), and then Tina Belcher (INFP). 

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