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Extroverted Sensing (Se): Kate is spontaneous and enjoys taking action. Her training as a bodyguard enhanced her natural ability to be aware of and respond to her environment, making her a fierce warrior to contend with. Like Emmett, she is fearless and tends to leap on things at once. By her own admission, prior to changing to a vegetarian lifestyle (which she eagerly embraced once she was aware of it) her relationships never lasted long because she finds it hard to control her impulses. Her reactions are immediate, and she sees chances for action in the world around her – even if that means threatening Edward with electrical shock to force Bella to extend her shield.

Introverted Feeling (Fi): Though very kind and somewhat emotionally-driven, Kate isn’t overly warm on the outside. Her increasing affection for Garrett is one of mostly silent affections. She never talks about her painful past experiences, but expresses deep regret for the lives she took. Kate found the self-control to adopt a non-human eating program and her strength in this regard inspires Garrett to try it out, out of admiration for her quiet self-control. She is instinctively good at reading other people and knowing what motivates them.

Extroverted Thinking (Te): Losing her mother to the Volturi has made Kate and her sisters rigid when it comes to following the “rules” of vampire society. She trusts in them, and allows them to govern her life. She tends to act without consulting others, based on her instincts and her feelings. Her arguments are based on logical points (naturally, Bella would care most about protecting her family, so threatening them with a shock is a good motivator).

Introverted Intuition (Ni): She has an optimistic view of the future, and when that seems impossible, surrenders to her fate with grace. Kate was able to change her life through envisioning herself as something greater than she was, and working toward that long-term goal.

Introverted Sensing (Si): Marilla is steadfast and down to earth in comparison with Anne’s wild “flights of fancy.” She sees no need for “frippery” or anything that isn’t practical, and tries (largely without success) to ground Anne in common sense and attentiveness to the task at hand. She attends to their immediate needs, and has no interest in adopting “new” ideas. Marilla prefers to hold on to things that are concrete, proven, and lasting – the important things in life such as family, faith, and friendship. On occasion, her own experiences influence her advice to Anne – her relationship and its sad conclusion with Gilbert’s father encourages her to tell Anne not to make the same mistakes.

Extroverted Thinking (Te): She keeps her house well tended and is good at knowing what needs to be done and doing it. Her initial decision to send Anne back to the orphanage is built of practicality – they need help around the farm, and this talkative redhead can’t help Matthew where he needs it most. Marilla is organized and straightforward in her speech, sometimes to the point of bluntness. She  is comfortable issuing orders (particularly for Matthew to not interfere with raising Anne), and not swayed by emotional decisions.

Introverted Feeling (Fi): However, though she doesn’t show it on the outside, Marilla has a rich depth of emotion that in time, develops into a profound adoration for Anne. She has strong values, which reinforce her beliefs on what is “good” or “bad” behavior. Though she isn’t comfortable expressing how much Anne means to her until after Matthew’s death, or even “crying with” Anne, Marilla loves them both very much and expresses how proud she is of “their girl.”

Extroverted Intuition (Ne): Since she sees no need for fuss or change, Marilla is the last person to adopt “new” ideas (women in politics, puffed sleeves, etc) and is quite resistant to Anne’s imagination spinning wild stories. But she is also attentive to others and often knows what they want, without them confessing to it. She is somewhat fearful of the future but also, with Anne’s help, comes to a place where she is comfortable with whatever happens.

Extroverted Feeling (Fe): Chummy has a tremendous capacity for love, which makes her excellent at calming expectant mothers down. She chooses nursing and missionary work, because of her desire to impact the individuals within society in a very real, tangible, personal way. Though she is shy, Chummy is quite open with her feelings, whether she is considering becoming a nun or fretting about disappointing her mother. For awhile, her desire to keep her family happy makes her temporarily consider abandoning the man she loves. She’s not always comfortable “correcting” children, but enjoys creating an environment for them (and their mothers) where they can learn and reach their full potential.

Introverted Sensing (Si): She relates everything she encounters in some way to her life, her experiences in India (and later, Africa), and to the people she has known. Chummy saves lives because she employs the tactics others have used before her, to great success (delivering a breach baby, she follows in the footsteps of a midwife she saw do the same thing). She is detailed in her explanations, and a bit thrown off by unexpected developments.

Extroverted Intuition (Ne): Her zeal for life and interest in new experiences allow her to come up with creative ideas from her environment. Chummy likes to use interesting metaphors, and tends to generate “bigger” plans as greater expectations are placed on her (she expounds her Christmas play by involving another children’s group). She has a strong personal faith, and is a bit of a romantic and a dreamer. She has a great yearning for the unknown—thus, her lifelong ambition of missionary work.

Introverted Thinking (Ti): It doesn’t feel right to Chummy whenever she makes a “cold” decision, or shuts someone out of her life emotionally; without that tether, she becomes despondent and overly-analytical, to the extent where she considers becoming a nun simply to avoid the complications of dating. Chummy goes through a period in her life when she’s melancholy and feels inadequate, but in reality she’s smarter than she thinks she is.

Extroverted Intuition (Ne): Tyler is a man of endless ideas, who figures out how to take Fight Club and expand it into a multi-city terrorist organization focused on demolishing everything about modern society that he hates (and the list is long). He comes up with a multitude of creative tasks for his club members to carry out, he is good at reading other people at a glance, and he has a creative imagination that is forever drawing parallels between unconnected ideas and things. He is a walking contradiction, railing against ownership of expensive items while driving around an expensive car and never wearing the same thing twice. He has a short attention span, but a bigger worldview.

Introverted Thinking (Ti): He is analytical and has no problem pointing out the flaws in any system, any belief, or any behavior. Tyler is unconcerned with criticism and frank in his opinions, at times downright brutal with his sparse but carefully chosen instructions and comments. He sizes up every situation, sees the immediate possibilities, and takes it, regardless of the personal cost (even if it means getting the snot beat out of him, just to force someone to let the club use their basement).

Extroverted Feeling  (Fe): His charm and charisma wins him friends, manages to get Marla into the sack, and shows a warped, twisted but genuine over-reaching concern for “the common man.” Tyler wraps his terrorist ideals up in a belief that mankind would be better off without all the trappings of society and wealth, and his intention to erase all debts and generate chaos. Without his charm backing up his insults, he’d never get far in amassing an army of loyal minions, hell-bent on pushing his vision to completion.

Introverted Sensing (Si): Occasionally sharing stories from his past, spouting random bits of information, and linking his intentions to his own experiences, Tyler is more detailed than he lets on – it is no small thing to plan and execute the finer details of an immense, multi-city act of terrorism. He covered every single possibility (Ne) without forgetting any of the minor pieces in his grand plan.

Extroverted Feeling (Fe): Diana openly shares her feelings on things, but also goes out of her way to accommodate others and ensure that they are happy. She sacrifices her crush on Gilbert out of the belief that Anne has feelings for him, and is embarrassed whenever Anne calls attention to her. Diana worries about upsetting her mother and her aunt (it’s wicked to swear!), but is delighted to be around Anne and often adapts her moods. She’s very warm and open with her compliments, and has no trouble making friends at school.

Introverted Sensing (Si): She loves participating in traditional activities in the small town of Avonlea, and secretly dreams of having a husband, a house, and children of her own. She is often surprised at Anne’s fierce independence and vivid imagination, because her dreams are all tied to far more concrete and possible things (like ropes of diamonds!). When encountering new things, she often compares them to her own past experience (“gee, Anne, this raspberry cordial is so much better than Rachel Lynde’s!”). She finds it much easier to pay attention in class, and focus on the task at hand.

Extroverted Intuition (Ne): Though not nearly as “romantic or dreamy” as Anne, Diana has many dreams of her own. She fantasizes about getting married, about living in a fine house, and having many beautiful things. She too becomes enthralled with the idea of a haunted wood, and enjoys acting out scenes from famous poems with her friends. Diana senses what is actually going on with Anne and Gilbert long before Anne admits to it, and encourages her to make up with him.

Introverted Thinking (Ti): Logic isn’t her strong point, but as she gets older, Diana begins to show more serious interest in academic things. Her awareness of Anne and Gilbert’s tension and her firm conclusions about it shows she has spent some time quietly analyzing their relationship.

Introverted Feeling (Fi): Jenny tells Jimmy that she may be a private person about her feelings, but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t have them. While she’s happy to comment on the social welfare of others, she intensely deals with her own emotions without confiding easily in others. Jenny has such a strong value system that she finds it difficult at times to sidestep it and offer compassion without judging the people responsible for the plight of the poor in London. She has a fiercely independent nature, which she admits made her somewhat resistant to her parents’ rules. She has to be true to herself, and her desire for genuine romance.

Extroverted Sensing (Se): She acts somewhat impulsively when she becomes a midwife, and “runs away from her romantic problems.” Jenny easily fits in with the other girls, and although it takes her a little while to get “in sync” with them, before long she is settled in and comfortable in her new life. She is observant of her surroundings (at times, repulsed by how easily she notices filth, bugs, and illness) and quick to act on them; she recruits Jimmy and his car when necessary, and lives a little bit on the wild side (sneaking him in and out of the nunnery, swimming in someone else’s pool, as a young woman, hitchhiking to London to see a concert without her parents’ permission, etc).

Introverted Intuition (Ni): As she lets go of her past, Jenny starts thinking about her future and developing a long-term vision for it that includes nursing and midwifery. Being around the nuns opens her up to thinking about and intensely pondering how faith impacts their lives. She is very introspective and knows what she wants; furthermore, Jenny has the will to go get it.

Extroverted Thinking (Te): Once she makes up her mind, Jenny’s decisions are final. It upsets her when things are out of order or uncontrolled (not being able to do anything about the bad housing and poverty frustrates her, and she tries to motivate others into action). Being totally rational isn’t her strength, but she can organize her kit, be aware of time tables and be reliable on the job.

Introverted Feeling (Fi): Anne has had such a hard life in the asylum that she seeks to place significance on even the most menial of things – to name flowers, trees, and beautiful places, and to derive some great pleasure from all that she encounters. She is intensely emotional, but channels that emotionality into her imagination rather than deal with the dull reality. She has a strong sense of what she believes is right and wrong and is unflinching in many of her opinions, from her long-lasting resentment toward Gilbert to her violent reaction to insults and slights.

Extroverted Intuition (Ne): Her sheer “scope” for the imagination astounds and sometimes irritates Marilla, since Anne can take anything at all and make it either melodramatic or poetic. She makes up fantastic stories about ghosts and haunted woods, but also daydreams and romanticizes on every subject. She has a terrific metaphor for everything and a relentless curiosity toward everything in life, from what makes the red roads red to her academic interests. She is an interesting, creative teacher who tries to help others see the possibilities for change in their life.

Introverted Sensing (Si): She ties many of her ideas and thoughts and experiences into things she has gone through in her own life; and relies heavily on things she has learned in the past to make present decisions—this comes in handy when she saves Minnie May, because in her former years, she dealt with croup in children quite often. Anne doesn’t always like to talk about her past, but often speaks of the books and poetry she has read, and has sentimentality for the “window friends” she made, as well as her beloved Green Gables. Eventually, Gilbert convinces her to write stories based on her own experiences rather than just her imagination.

Extroverted Thinking (Te): When necessary, Anne can take control—of her friends, of her life, and in her classroom. She can come up with lesson plans and organize her time well (although she doesn’t enjoy it, and when young, her mind wanders frequently). Sometimes, she has to give orders – and does so with confidence, but making decisions on pure logic tends to escape her.

Introverted Sensing (Si): The narrator is a traditional man spun out of orbit by total boredom. He is doing exactly what society expects him to do, but it brings him no happiness. He is practical. He turns up to work on time, and does the exact same thing day after day, from buying furniture to sitting in an office attending to details. He eats the same food, he talks to the same people, he goes the same places, and it makes him miserable. He has a ridiculous memory for random facts and details, and even when around Tyler, is sitting around reading new information in magazines.

Extroverted Feeling (Fe): Because he can’t sleep due to his inability to cry, he seeks out various “death groups” to hang out in, so he can leech off their emotions and bawl with them. Once stirred up, he has no problem articulating his feelings about any and everything, although it takes him a little while to overcome shy submissiveness and turn on his inner ass. He more frequently imagines yelling at people than he initially does it, but all that frustration eventually explodes into both a hatred of society and the desire to preserve it.

Introverted Thinking (Ti): He has a very deep, intense internal analysis of his own life going on, which Tyler frequently interrupts and enhances as he challenges the narrator to figure out what he truly cares about. He subconsciously sees the problems in his own life, and takes steps to correct them, although he isn’t aware of the fact that he is doing it at the time (blowing up his apartment, starting a sexual relationship with Marla, enlisting others for fight club, etc).

Extroverted Intuition (Ne): This is where his imagination goes haywire, constructing out of body experiences, endless possibilities, and seeing all the ways he could sabotage society, quit his job without missing a single paycheck, and change his life… not necessarily for the better.

Extroverted Intuition (Ne): Claire has an offbeat but intensely deep sense of humor. She has remarkable insights into other people, and discerns things through visible external clues (she pieces together Drew’s comment about “Mitch” with his black suit, and knows his father is dead). She enjoys long conversations that cover an enormous variety of topics. Claire likes to talk in metaphors, but also can be specific in her terrific insights into human behavior (“we’re substitute people”). Though she tends to be impulsive (she spontaneously suggests meeting partway just to see the sunrise, after talking all night, and cancels her trip to Hawaii to hang out with Drew), she also has a way of helping Drew open up to the possibilities of life. That’s what Claire is all about: possibilities. This moment, this sadness, will pass, and the rest of life awaits.

Introverted Feeling (Fi): She admires most people who are true to themselves, who don’t care about other people’s opinions and can pull themselves up after a disaster and “keep on smiling.” Claire has unusual insights into Drew, and doesn’t push him to talk about his feelings – instead, she encourages him to act on them. She also acts on hers… by leaving him her number, helping him out, shyly confessing that she “likes” him, and implying through her conversation that she regrets always being the “substitute person.” Claire is happy to talk about others in abstract ways (the Mitch’s she has known), but doesn’t always open up about her own life and experiences.

Extroverted Thinking (Te): Once she decides to do something, Claire goes all out. She draws him a detailed map full of instructions so he won’t miss 60B. She spends a couple of days organizing songs into a playlist, and packing a travel care kit full of photos, CDs, her internal thoughts, and brochures from her own travels. This requires learning and accounting for the mileage of all the highways in all the various states, so that her playlist is never off. She gives him time limits in which to wallow, and comes up with an “alternate plan” for him.

Introverted Sensing (Si): Her map isn’t spontaneous, but detailed… and full of references to her own travels and experiences. She includes brochures that she picked up on her travels, encourages Drew to stop and talk to people she met, and above all, subtly hints that now is the time to reflect on his relationship with his dad. Some things are too important to be forgotten.

Bonus: Drew. His type isn’t apparent in the film, because he’s under extreme stress – but his total inability to understand or deal with his own emotions suggest that on a daily basis, in his usual life, he isn’t accustomed to referencing them much. He is intensely internal and doesn’t like to talk about them; instead, he acts on them (even going so far as to rig up a death machine to kill himself with). His sister calls him the “reliable one,” and everyone trusts him to handle it, which suggests he is fairly confident most of the time, and competent. His own failure astounds him. He is somewhat sentimental, and practical. Very in the moment and down to earth, but also open-minded enough to engage in a very “Ne” conversation with Claire. My guess is an ESTJ in extreme depression.

Introverted Thinking (Ti): Mohinder is good at remaining impartial in any situation, and regarding it with skepticism. He becomes very excited about his father’s research and wants to fully understand it. Mohinder sees the challenge of the theory, and figuring out his father’s codes, as a challenging puzzle. He enjoys solving it. He is very precise in his explanations, and searches for logical clarification at all times, which means now and again he dismisses what cannot be proven.

Extroverted Intuition (Ne): His father’s ideas enthrall him and make him excited about doing his own research. Mohinder is able to build unusual connections between people, places, and events; he figures out the purpose of the boy in his dreams, he solves his father’s computer password, and he often behaves spontaneously in making immediate decisions. He is thrilled to take something that is “known” (evolution) and create an entirely new theory of it that shapes an even larger worldview.

Introverted Sensing (Si): He continually references what is known and trusted when making further suggestions; Mohinder relies on his own experiences, his father’s research, his memories, and information he has learned from books to guide him. He is able to attend to details, and interested in the history of those that have walked before him – such as Darwin. He keeps extensive records of his findings.

Extroverted Feeling  (Fe): When his father wants to abandon their family to conduct research overseas, Mohinder lectures him on abandoning his family for his research, showing his strong desire to connect to, honor, and provide for others. He frequently puts aside his own wishes for others’ best interest, but can also be severe in his opinions. He isn’t always great at comforting or identifying with others, although he is somewhat comfortable sharing his feelings.