Requested by judychina
Personality Type: ESFP
Dominate Function: Extroverted Sensing
Sirius lives in the moment. When he was in Azkaban, he focused on getting through day-to-day, not on specific fond memories. This moment to moment living, in addition to his dog form, helped him mitigate some of the effects of Dementors, which thrive on bad memories and suppress good memories…
Requested by cobbled & cassiel-the-loyal
Personality Type: ISTJ
Dominate Function: Introverted Sensing
Castiel is like a databank of supernatural information. He always looks to his experience and his past for his data and applies it to current situations…
Sometimes my mother really confuses me. For the past several months I’ve been certain she was ESFJ. Then she goes and does something to throw me again.
Me, mum, and dad were talking about our methods for solving sudoku. Me and dad both said that we start at 1, find any we can, then move onto 2 and so on. Then go back to the start and go round again. Mum said that she didn’t understand that mentality at all, and would just pick any number which looked like there were a lot, then pick any other easy-looking one after that, and so on.
But surely, ‘our’ method is what you would expect of S-types? And mum’s is what Ns would be expected to do. But as far as I can tell, I’m Ne my dad is almost certainly Ni or possibly Ne, and my mum is almost certainly an SJ with Si. What is going on? Advice welcome.
Well, Ti is a very logical function so it would actually make sense for you to solve sudoku in a methodical manner. Whereas maybe an ESFJ, who has inferior Ti, just goes with whatever feels right?
Or maybe you’re both being logical, but you prioritize differently—you and your father move in numerical sequence (which has the advantage of making sure you don’t skip any numbers) whereas your mother goes by whatever seems to have the most information available (which might help her solve the puzzle faster)?
I use the same method as you when I solve sudoku puzzles—though if I see some really obvious answers then I do break the sequence. My mother, who is an ISFP, doesn’t seem to work in any particular order. She just stares at the puzzle and then fills in whatever strikes her, though I think she does work in some order mentally. We used to do puzzles together over breakfast on lazy weekend mornings, but it got really irritating after a while because I wanted to keep filling answers and I couldn’t if she was hogging the computer (we do puzzles online). It always felt like she was taking forever to fill things in. (I’m also kind of a bitchy backseat sudoku-er, I guess.) I’m not sure if the apparent disparity in our puzzle solving abilities is because Ti-Ne is more optimal for that sort of problem than Fi-Se, or because I just do more sudoku than her. (Probably both—she’s way better than me at solitaire, though.)
going through the INTP tag
scrolling past the 91398741238947 people that claim to be “between types” or “two types omggg guyz”
i wish i could mass-message anyone who says that an introduction to cognitive functions but replying to everyone individually is exhausting (and they’ll probably just think i’m creepy because i’m a stranger who pops up all of a sudden to educate them about MBTI)
but it’s just so frustrating when other people talk about something and i know what they’re saying is WRONG
The poster is ‘Anna Moss’.
Requested by: Sherlock & inevitable—destruction & cloudsonjupiter
Personality Type: ENTJ
Dominate Function: Extroverted Thinking
James “Jim” Moriarty is a mastermind strategist who needs to control the world and exert his logic to coordinate the world to it. He is incredibly quick…
Submission by: anonymous
well, yeah. i don’t understand how people survive without a tagging system (i don’t always stick to it but i USUALLY do) because what if you need to refer to something again and it gets lost in the depths of cyberspace???
my ENTJ boyfriend asked me the other day, and I’ve been wondering ever since.
Honestly, ENTJ seems like the most optimal arrangement of personality strengths to me, so it makes sense to me that he would like his type.
And although I do think having more dominant thinking and being extroverted could be nice, I like my personality type(INFJ), too. I’m aware of my shortcomings, especially after learning about MBTI, and I’m working toward fixing them, but unlike most other areas of my life where I’m a bit of a perfectionist I find these MBTI related “flaws” to be almost endearing, if that makes any sense? Could it be because I value my personality strengths so highly that it overshadows my feeling for the weak functions? For instance, I know having strong Fe can make me a little irrational and emotional, and I do try to stay rational but when I’m overcome with emotion I accept it as a beautiful and uncontrollable part of life, whereas a Thinker might just think it’s silly.
So what are your experiences, how do you feel about your personality type?
I’m an INTP, and I’d say I like my personality type, though I don’t think it’s perfect. (To be honest, I’m not sure I want to try and fix my flaws. Mainly what people talk about is getting more in touch with emotions, which doesn’t seem necessary to me.)
As for what types I get along with…certainly other NTs are the people click with the fastest. (A good example is one of the only INTPs I’ve met in person. We were playing Apples to Apples at a club meeting—though it was a homemade version that was really more like Cards Against Humanity—and she and I ended up playing as a team. We always gravitated towards the same card each time without even thinking about it.) I think a lot of my friends are NTs.
That doesn’t mean I don’t get along with other types, though. I have NF friends, and maybe even a couple ST friends. SF is the problem category, because then we have no dominant functions in common. (My mom is an ISFP. Sharing a house with her was not fun, and even though our relationship is much better now we still argue over the phone a lot.) That’s not to say that I couldn’t get along with an SF…it just wouldn’t be as comfortable as hanging out with an NT.
I’m not sure what personality type I’m most attracted to (though when I tried a test on similarminds it said ENTP) but it’s definitely easier to get to know someone who is just slightly more extroverted than I am. The INTP chameleon thing means that I naturally clam up around other introverts (unless I know we have something in common, like fandom or music). If we’re judging by fictional characters then the trend is mostly NTs, with the odd NF thrown in. (Generally it’s the type of NF that often gets mistaken for an NT, since they’re very rational.)
Requested by mouseonmydoorframe
Personality Type: INTP
Dominate Function: Introverted Thinking
Bruce Banner tends to keep to himself, even before his accident. He is exceptionally introspective, and uses his time alone to formulate an internal construct of rules and paradigms to organize…
The INFJ profile was pretty accurate for me… What about you guys?
what it says about INTPs:
People like you are generally quiet until you have something important to say. You are extremely independent and fiercely private. You’re logical and unemotional, but also quite innovative and creative. Your smile or snarl can hide your wily ingenuity. You’re a global thinker, curious about politics. You are driven to succeed and to prove to yourself your high level of competence.
You’re also a nonconformist and quite unpredictable. When you want to adapt to the needs of others, however, it’s easy. You prefer to be casual.
You respond best to people who honor your privacy and independence, who appreciate your ideas and have no trouble leaving you alone. You can’t stand a demand for some big emotional talk when you haven’t figured out exactly how you feel and what to do about it.
You don’t like clutter, but you’re not always tidy. You hate it when other people see your messes or comment on them. And you don’t like to be nagged, ever.
Your primary goal in life is maintaining your privacy and gaining the opportunity to solve complex problems in unique ways. Your reward is being granted the time and freedom to pursue adventures on your own.
Good careers for your type include being the Ambassador to Qo’noS, venture capitalist, legal mediator, musician, investigator, and strategic planner.
yeah, pretty much. i’m intrigued that it lists musician as a good career. that would be pretty cool. (okay, so i secretly dream of being in a rock/metal band, despite the fact that i can’t sing or play the drums, guitar, or bass…but hey, doesn’t everyone?)
Requested by Anonymous & mockingjayarias
Personality Type: ISTJ
Dominant Function: Introverted Sensing
Katniss has a fantastic memory. She draws on her experiences in order to become a better tracker and hunter, and also to survive in the Arena. She enjoys her solitude, preferring time…
Requested by Anonymous
Personality Type: INTP
Dominate Function: Introverted Thinking
Dumbledore’s main function in Introverted, because he needs time to himself in order to recharge and face the responsibilities the wizarding world has put on him. His time spent alone is mostly spent…