ENTJs have a big vision focus on the future and will organize everyone to march toward it. ENTJs have trouble living in the present, because they place so much emphasis on the future. They will come up with an idea of what they want for themselves, their company, etc., and not stop until they get it. Their Ni lays out all the steps they need to follow to help them reach that goal. They can predict what’s going to happen in the market, in their field, or how the people in their life are going to respond; this anticipation allows them to either use this to their advantage or avoid falling into a trap. (Any CEO who ever saw a crash in the market coming and adjusted his company beforehand to avoid it is an ENTJ.)
ESTJs trust what is tried and true in the present, and hold to it. They are more about immediate details, information-gathering, and preserving aspects of the past. They are more about the present than the future; they trust what is “tried and true,” so if this technique worked for someone else, they trust it to carry them through. Most of them tend to want to preserve the past in the present; either in a family-dynamic kind of way, or in their culture on the whole. They have a good grasp of history and how things have always been done, and use that to launch their own ideas.
Both are doers (dominant Te) who rush into things (as extroverts), but one is more long-term focused and a strategist (Ni) and the other is more down to earth and able to handle things in the present (Si). ENTJs use Se, which means they lean toward materialism and enjoyment of the finer things in life (good food, good sex, expensive cars, and adrenaline rushes); ESTJs use Ne, which means they enjoy brainstorming and coming up with new ideas, but always within practical parameters (higher-up Si).
INTPs are figuring out quantum physics and ISTPs are tearing apart the Impala in your garage and figuring out how to make it work.
INTPs have a wide variety of interests and are obsessive about learning everything about all of them, merely for their own interest and amusement (Ne-Si). They are archeologists, inventors, astronauts, science geeks, etc, way more interested in mental stimulation than physical activity. You will find them arguing about beaming technology in Star Trek in their spare time and dressed up in authentic costumes at Comic Con.
ISTPs want to do things, go places, test their physical limits, and feel a rush. They mountain climb, motorcycle ride, go white water rafting, get into intense sports, and love to seek out a thrill. If you lose one, look no further than the garage, where they will be tinkering with your car — and fixing it. How? No idea. Their Ti-Se-Ni just knows how it works.
You can tell them apart because the INTP is going to hit you with a Ne-burst of ideas and change positions just for the hell of it as you debate something, and the ISTP is going to be far more interested in DOING than talking. On a date, the INTP will take you somewhere that stimulates your mind and imagination; the ISTP will take you mountain climbing.
Extroverted Intuition (Ne): Jessica is adaptable, zany, imaginative, and creative. She’s had several different jobs, taken up crafting hobbies only to abandon them after a short amount of time, and doesn’t stay tied down to anything for more than a short time. Her insights into other people are often fairly accurate, and she has a random sense of humor and reference that people don’t always get. She tends to be a bit romantic, a bit poetic, and a bit metaphorical in her approach to life.
Introverted Feeling (Fi): She’s more sensitive than she lets on, and somewhat awkward when forced into disclosing her true feelings. Jessica tends to get mad and act on her emotions rather than flat out talk about them. She’s brutally honest at times (“I’m going to watch Dirty Dancing and cry a lot”), but also has a set of personal beliefs that she sticks to. She’s easygoing on the things that don’t matter much to her, and trusts her insights into people – she decides to move in with a group of guys on a whim, since she instinctively knows they won’t hurt her.
Extroverted Thinking (Te): Now and again she’ll get a bee in her bonnet and take action: moving out of her apartment, finding a new one, setting up her room, preparing lessons for class, etc. Jessica can lay out a good argument for her zany conclusions but is somewhat disorganized.
Introverted Sensing (Si): If others tell her something that helped them succeed, or has been “proven” in their own life, Jessica trusts it enough to try it out for herself (ie, watching a guy’s feet when dating, or learning to flirt… uh, badly). She’s not very detail oriented, and doesn’t do much research into the things she cares about, but tends to gravitate back toward the things she loves for comfort (the same movies on repeat, old music that means something to her, etc).
Introverted Thinking (Ti): Sheldon approaches everything from a perspective of pure logic. He’s never content to just embrace anything, but instead shifts his perspectives to analyze it from different angles. Sheldon is talented at knowing how things work, which helps him both as a scientist and an inventor. He is sometimes so detached when analyzing that he forgets what he is analyzing is a human being, which often puts him at odds with his friends. Sheldon is sparing with his words and highly critical of anything that isn’t logical.
Extroverted Intuition (Ne): He likes to draw unexpected parallels between things when having conversations, referencing comic books, Star Trek, and other areas of interest. Sheldon has many interests and a somewhat whimsical imagination that can be silly one moment and brilliant the next. He discusses the various possibilities about everything from his friends’ dating life to the projects he is working on. Rather than devoting his entire life to one major project, Sheldon juggles many ideas, inventions, interests, and hobbies.
Introverted Sensing (Si): Because he is a genius, Sheldon’s memory and tendency to compare the present with the past for referencing is unusually high; he objects if he goes to a restaurant and something is different or the food doesn’t taste the same. He has an incredible mind for details, remembering facts, figures, and things he has learned, heard, and seen. Sheldon frequently revisits his favorite things (computer games, Spock, etc) and collects huge amounts of memorabilia from everything he loves. He is most delighted to get Leonard Nimoy’s handkerchief, because not only does it hold sentimental value (Si), now he can clone Spock (Ne)!
Extroverted Feeling (Fe): This is, naturally, his weakest area. Sheldon has zero people skills, and even less interest in developing them, but can also be very immature in his desire for approval from the scientific community and his friends. He tends to be a little unhinged whenever too many people are upset with him at once, and is sometimes melodramatic and whiny.
Extroverted Sensing (Se): Trixie has an outgoing, bombastic personality aimed at getting the most out of life. She enjoys a good outing and the promise of fun, attracts a great deal of attention from the boys, and is always up for a lark. She’s spontaneous and not only leaps on chances to try out new things or take advantage of a situation, but encourages others to do so as well. Her ability to note her environment and improvise quickly comes in handy in her midwife duties, when she has to deal with unexpected developments. Trixie likes to “test” other people by making outrageous statements, just to prompt a reaction.
Introverted Feeling (Fi): She easily connects to others, but isn’t all that eager to share her own trials and tribu-bleeding-lations, as Sister Evangelina would say. She doesn’t always know the right words to say to comfort others, so she looks to physical ways to help them instead, by offering help, drinks, nights out on the town, or a plain old hug. Trixie only admits to her fears under stress, and even then she talks about her own sad experiences in an effort to connect with others, and assure them that her compassion or insight is genuine.
Extroverted Thinking (Te): Her distaste for social rules notwithstanding, Trixie has no problem living within the rules of the house, and enforcing them on their patients. She is good at organizing others and taking charge of a room, a situation, or a problem. Her talent for motivating others, giving firm and clear directions, and her ability to manage her time makes her effective at her job.
Introverted Intuition (Ni): Though she enjoys the moment, Trixie has an eye on the future, and encourages others to do the same – when talking to Chummy about her potential love match, she says “now is the time to think strategically!” She’s optimistic toward the future and has unusual insights into other people.
Extroverted Intuition (Ne): Connor loves new ideas. He embraces all new technology and is a genius for coming up with solutions out of thin air, drawing parallels with unexpected ease, and wrapping his mind around difficult concepts. He’s free-spirited, fun-loving, spontaneous, and excited to share his enthusiasm about new possibilities with his teammates.
Introverted Thinking (Ti): He loves science and is a genius when it comes to inventing new technology, fixing problematic software and programs, and dealing with unexpected crisis’s. He analyzes everything to understand how it works, then tries to fix it or make it work for him. He’s very logical and not always interested in describing how he reaches his conclusions.
Extroverted Feeling (Fe): His teammates are important to him, and Connor cares very much about protecting them. He yearns for their emotional support and approval and is devastated at the thought that he has hurt any of them unintentionally. He’s quite verbose with his feelings at times, and also able to dish out praise, encouragement, and comfort where needed.
Introverted Sensing (Si): Previous experiences pop into his mind from time to time when tackling unexpected problems; Connor sometimes references books and movies, linking them to the current conversation or situation (through Ne). Once interested in something, he wants to research it extensively to understand all its details.
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Personality Type: ENFP
Are you sure?: Yes. I “tried on” three other types before finding my true one, but looking back I can see how ENFP I have always been.
Do you fit the stereotype for your type?: Not really. I’m very enthusiastic, always looking for something new, quick to catch on to what’s really going on between other people, and imaginative, but I’m not floating out amid the clouds most of the time. I’m fairly practical. I save money more than spend it, and I finish what I start (because I don’t start anything I don’t intend to finish).
Favorite thing about your own type, and most frustrating thing about it?: My favorite thing about ENFPs is my wild and crazy sense of humor; I can literally see the funny side of just about any situation, which is great for diffusing tension and getting people to ease up and interact. The most frustrating thing about being an ENFP is how indecisive I can be; I can’t make a decision until I completely understand something, which might require months of research, but by then I have forgotten most of the details. (Inferior Si is a beast!)
Have you ever had an “in the grip” experience?: Yes. Whenever I am super stressed, I get fixated on the facts and details and become far too critical not only of my own work, but everyone else’s.
What’s one thing you want others to know about your type?: I make decisions just as often with my head as with my heart.
What’s your favorite personality type?: ENTPs. I find them hilarious and it’s nice to have someone around who can “fix” things.
Favorite fictional character(s)?: Sherlock Holmes (I liked him back when he was a Sidney Paget drawing), Doctor Who, and Amy Pond.
Recent Favorite Movies: Frozen and Maleficent. I adore them both.
What did/do you want to be when you grow up?: Depending on my obsessions at the times, growing up I wanted to be a marine biologist, a paleontologist, an archeologist, a historian, a lawyer, a cleric, a nun, and a writer. The latter is the only one that stuck.
What are your main interests?: History (particularly Ancient Rome, the American Revolution, and the Tudor reign, with an emphasis on Katharine of Aragon), Fantasy (I both write it and read it), Costume Dramas (of all kinds, and in all time periods), and Classic Literature (yes, I have read Anna Karenina). I’ve dabbled in hoop dancing, drawing, beading, sewing, cosplaying, knitting…
Top three favorite authors?: J.K. Rowling, Terry Pratchett, and C.S. Lewis. Rowling for her amazing stories, Pratchett for his total hilarity, and Lewis for his profound allegories.
Five things on your bucket list?: Cosplay Margaery Tyrell at the Renaissance Festival, visit a castle, pet a tiger, see The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, and take singing lessons.
Introverted Thinking (Ti): Vastra approaches most situations with total detachment and logic. Just for fun, and to cut down on wasting time on trivialities, she devises a game in which Clara must answer all her questions with only one word. This shows her dedication to extreme simplicity, to having a greater understanding of life itself, and its complexities, but the ability to boil it down to its inner meaning. It’s Vastra who first questions the birth of Melody Pond, and insists the Doctor detach his emotions and consider it all from a rational point of view. She believes in total honesty, and can be quite blunt at times.
Extroverted Intuition (Ne): She discerns the truth about Melody Pond from seemingly unrelated, random pieces of information, before the Doctor does. Vastra insists he consider all the logical possibilities before drawing his conclusions; she points out to him how the Time Lords came into being, and forces him to admit that Melody could be a Time Lady. She has a quick mind that enjoys new ideas, and sees endless possibilities wherever she looks.
Introverted Sensing (Si): Her previous experiences and extensive knowledge come up frequently in conversation, as she uses it to remind her of former times and influence her decisions in the present. She reminiscences, asks many questions so as to get detailed information to support her hypothesis’s, and is somewhat comfortable with a “traditional” home in Victorian England.
Extroverted Feeling (Fe): Sometimes, her own emotions rise to the surface – she isn’t all that comfortable with apologizing if she accidentally makes Jenny jealous, but she makes up for it with flirtations and compliments. Vastra tries to accommodate others and make them comfortable; she sometimes revises her words to be “delicate” so as not to embarrass the Doctor. When she thinks Jenny is dead, she becomes openly emotional.
Introverted Intuition (Ni): Leena instinctively knows things without being told – both about artifacts (she knows where they belong in the Warehouse, and is entrusted with the placement process) and her coworkers. She is good at anticipating their needs, discerning what is really troubling them, and planning for the future. She is meticulous in her duties, but also highly imaginative; she has devoted her entire life to her Bed & Bath and the care of the Warehouse. Leena is profoundly deep and insightful, and it makes her happy to focus on fulfilling the needs around her.
Extroverted Feeling (Fe): She is intensely compassionate, able to sense when her coworkers are upset or notice imbalances in the “aura” of the Warehouse. Leena isn’t afraid to stand up for herself when necessary, and both tries to keep the peace and mediate and keep the others in line. She is good at keeping them motivated and easily empathizes with their hurts. Leena encourages her friends to talk about their feelings, and strongly wants to protect and help them – which, ultimately, costs her everything in her great desire to help Artie back from darkness.
Introverted Thinking (Ti): Her ease of handling artifacts and knowing where they belong shows an ability to become quiet to think, and analyze both what she knows about the artifact and the vibes it gives her. Leena can be quite practical and sensible. She notices logical inconsistencies in the behavior and statements of her friends and tries to tactfully help them to see the truth. She enjoys problem solving.
Extroverted Sensing (Se): Though she isn’t much for getting out “in the field” and taking action, Leena fills her Bed & Bath with beautiful things that reflect her appreciation for unusual, meaningful objects. She isn’t above having new experiences, but does everything in moderation.
Extroverted Intuition (Ne): Fred is highly imaginative and easily distracted (ooh, pretty crystals!). She comes up with all kinds of crazy theories about how things are connected, from alien abductions to more practical things. Fred is quick on the draw, able to figure out stuff without much information; she instinctively knows things about people, places, and events. Sometimes, she even has a flash of insight into what’s likely to happen, and returns to handle it just in time. Fred talks constantly about her ideas and is fascinated with new possibilities and inventions.
Introverted Thinking (Ti): She has a scientific mind and is able to analyze complex systems and put them to work with very little effort; her walls are covered in mathematical problems; she tinkers with new inventions in her spare time (without even needing to pay much attention to what she’s doing), and she can sometimes be astonishingly blunt and pragmatic (I mean, what if your arms are cut off?).
Extroverted Feeling (Fe): When Angel asks Fred how she is feeling, she has eight different words to express her emotions. She frequently talks about her feelings – her insecurities, her sadness, her happiness, and her budding affection for her “boys.” Fred really does care about her friends and feels drawn to protecting them, but also worries that she might let them down, talk too much, or not be what they need. She’s good at encouraging others and prefers to think the best of others… even Spike.
Introverted Sensing (Si): Though she isn’t all that interested in reliving her past, particularly since it’s so traumatic, Fred remembers an astounding amount of information and details about her interests. She asks lots of questions to find out as many facts as she can, and frequently references movies, books, plays, and music in general conversation, weaving things she’s heard, seen, and read into broader contexts.