Remus Lupin: INFJ

Introverted Intuition (Ni): Remus is well attuned to the bigger picture. He is easily able to see the way things fit together in the grand scheme of things, and has a sound understanding of the future implications of both his own actions and the actions of others, making him a useful member of the Order (The Order of the Phoenix, 5x05). Remus is readily able to draw intuitive conclusions from a limited amount of evidence, being able to tell that Peter betrayed the Potters almost immediately after seeing his name on the map (Cat, Rat and Dog, 3x17). He gets hunches about the future which often turn out to be correct, predicting, for example, that Harry, Ron and Hermione would go to visit Hagrid before Buckbeak’s execution (Cat, Rat and Dog, 3x17), and has the uncanny ability to guess what others are thinking, being able to tell that Harry thought himself weak for being unable to face the dementors (Flight of the Fat Lady, 3x08). Remus is insightful into the motivations of others, having the ability to tell when others are not being entirely truthful, such as being able to see through Harry’s efforts to cover up his trip to Hogsmeade (The Patronus, 3x12). He is quick to trust his own intuitions, and encourages others to do the same, such as affirming that Harry’s instincts were “good and nearly always right” on Potterwatch (The Deathly Hallows, 7x22).

Extraverted Feeling (Fe): Remus is highly aware of the way he is regarded by others. He is deeply hurt by the way he is treated by the rest of the wizarding community, and is desperate to be liked and respected by the people who can see him for who he is. At times, his desire for external validation can override his sense of morality, lying to his friends about his identity as a werewolf, for example, for fear they would reject him (Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot and Prongs, 3x18). He is conscious of his role in a group, and craves acceptance from the people around him, remarking that the happiest days of his life were spent with his friends at school where he felt he belonged (Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot and Prongs, 3x18). Remus is mindful of the way his actions impact the people around him, and has a tendency to put the needs of others before his own, putting aside his feelings for Tonks, for example, because he thought she deserved “someone young and whole” (The Phoenix Lament, 6x29). He is highly aware of the way he is perceived by others, commenting on his unpopularity among some of the Hogwarts staff (Cat, Rat and Dog, 3x17), and often takes the opinions of others into account when making decisions, such as resigning from Hogwarts because he knew his presence would cause concern among parents (Owl Post Again, 3x22). Remus is well attuned to the feelings of others, and is good at supporting and encouraging the people around him, such as praising Neville for his defeat of the boggart (The Boggart in the Wardrobe, 3x07) and commending Hermione for her intelligence (Cat, Rat and Dog, 3x17). He is slow to speak out against other people (Careers Advice, 5x29) and frequently acts for the benefit of the group, such as skipping Harry when facing the boggart in class for fear the class would panic (Flight of the Fat Lady, 3x08).

Introverted Thinking (Ti): Remus is a curious person. He is interested in understanding the world around him, often being seen with a book in hand during his school years, and is easily able to pull apart and understand things on a rational basis. He is often level headed in his approach to tackling problems (especially theoretical ones), and is knowledgeable about a number of areas, making him a competent teacher and a valuable member of the Order.

Extraverted Sensing (Se): Remus has a hands-on approach to teaching. He values practical skills, and often teaches the students through empirical means rather than relying on the textbook.  The inferior positioning of his Se can lead him to have problems living in the present, often ignoring details in the external world (such as his physical appearance) in his focus on the big picture. In times of stress, Remus can become almost uncharacteristically impulsive and risk-taking, throwing himself into dangerous missions, for example, in avoidance of his feelings for Tonks. He can also make poor spontaneous decisions, such as choosing to leave Tonks for the greater good, leading Harry to call him “a bit of a daredevil” (The Bribe, 7x11).

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