Sense and Sensibility: Margaret Dashwood

MBTI: INTP

The Thinker: Logical, original, creative thinkers. Can become very excited about theories and ideas. Exceptionally capable and driven to turn theories into clear understandings. Highly value knowledge, competence and logic. Quiet and reserved, hard to get to know well. Individualistic, having no interest in leading or following others.

Notes: Typing Margaret asked me to decide, is she so blunt because she’s a T, or because she’s an Extrovert? She spends so much time alone, though, that question answered itself…

Introverted: Margaret is quite happy to run around outside, to read her books, and to explore the countryside around their cottage. She sometimes speaks up but much of the time prefers to watch and listen to others. She even crawls under a table to avoid having to speak with Fanny!

Intuitive: Her quest for new information makes Margaret appreciate the family library. She’s interested in new things and is always out catching fish in nets. She has a big imagination, but also an instinctive knack for knowing what people want. Margaret is convinced Edward loves Elinor, even if Elinor denies it!

Thinker: Margaret says whatever she believes is the truth, whether or not anyone cares to hear it. She isn’t always sensitive to the feelings of her sisters (such as blurting out things in a group). Margaret tends to be rather more rational than Marianne, but more imaginative than Elinor. She is, however, quite logical at times.

Perceiver: New experiences are something Margaret craves. She wants to go to London! She wants to become a pirate on the high seas! She complains that as women, she and her sisters must “sit around and wait for things to happen” to them, rather than making them happen themselves. If given the choice, Margaret would be spontaneous and excited by all future possibilities.

#sense and sensibility  #margaret dashwood  #mbti  #intp 
Van Helsing: Carl

MBTI: ENFJ

The Giver: Popular and sensitive, with outstanding people skills. Externally focused, with real concern for how others think and feel. Usually dislike being alone. They see everything from the human angle, and dislike impersonal analysis. Very effective at managing people issues, and leading group discussions. Interested in serving others, and probably place the needs of others over their own needs.

Notes: I had an unusual request this weekend – to type an ENFJ character I really love. Well, here he is. Why do I love him? Watch it and you’ll know why.

Extroverted: Carl tends to say whatever pops into his head; he thinks out loud and isn’t afraid to assert himself in asking for what he wants. He’s quick to take action, which sometimes isn’t good (um… should you really have thrown that over your shoulder?).

Intuitive: An imaginative man with a thirst for knowledge, Carl loves information. He loves new inventions. Sometimes he’s not sure what he’s actually doing, but he has some sort of vague notion that it might be useful. He’s good at reading people and not particularly interested in the “rules” of his profession (“I’m a friar, not a priest… I can swear all I want, dammit!”).

Feeler: When confronted with the idea of killing someone he likes, Carl balks. He’s interested in serving and protecting humanity, not in participating in its destruction. When asked to do harm, he can’t bring himself to do it… his heart is too big. Carl is tuned in to the people around him, and understands them on an emotional level.

Judger: “Does anyone have a plan?” Carl is distressed if no one does, since he doesn’t like adventures… or flying by the seat of his pants… or being anywhere he’s never been before. There’s not a spontaneous or casual bone in his body.

#van helsing  #carl  #david wenham  #mbti  #enfj 
The Little Mermaid: Ariel

MBTI: ESFP

The Performer: People-oriented and fun-loving, they make things more fun for others by their enjoyment. Living for the moment, they love new experiences. They dislike theory and impersonal analysis. Interested in serving others. Likely to be the center of attention in social situations. Well-developed common sense and practical ability.

Notes: This is my first entry into the “Disney Heroines” category; give me time to do the rest – I haven’t watched these films in years, so I need to revisit each one before I can type the heroine accurately. King Triton is an ESFJ. Ursula is an ENTJ. Eric may be an INFP. Sebastian comes across as an ESTJ and Flounder an ISFJ.

Extroverted: Ariel is outgoing and excited to be a part of new things. When she wants something to happen, she makes it happen – whether that involves rooting around in shark-infested waters for treasures or visiting the sea witch. She often doesn’t fully think through her actions before committing to them, and her greatest desire is to be a “part of that world,” and around the people in it.

Sensor: Her cavern full of precious and beautiful things reveals Ariel’s sensory focus; she very much wants to touch and see new things, to take in everything around her and appreciate it for its newness, its texture, the world it implies. She is focused on the here and now and that factors heavily into her decision making—she doesn’t think about the consequences of her bargain with Ursula, nor anticipate that the sea witch will manipulate and use her for her own evil purpose.

Feeler: Ariel is deeply hurt by her father’s disapproval, and dislikes conflict in general; she doesn’t want to make waves, so she tries to keep her dreams a secret from her dad. It’s emotion rather than logic that leads her to Ursula, a love for a man she has only seen once but that is a part of the world she fantasies about. Ariel makes all her decisions with her heart, not her head—even when it comes to defending her dad against the sea witch.

Perceiver: The “same-ness” of life under the sea stifles Ariel, who desperately craves new sights, sounds, and experiences. She is eager to learn more about the world above and yearns to become a part of it. Ariel tends to be spontaneous and doesn’t do well on a schedule (“Oh, no! The Concert! My father’s gonna kill me!”).

#the little mermaid  #disney  #ariel  #mbti  #esfp 
Gossip Girl: Chuck Bass

MBTI: ENTP

The Visionary: Creative, resourceful, and intellectually quick. Good at a broad range of things. Enjoy debating issues, and may be into “one-up-manship”. They get very excited about new ideas and projects, but may neglect the more routine aspects of life. Generally outspoken and assertive. They enjoy people and are stimulating company. Excellent ability to understand concepts and apply logic to find solutions.

Notes: I haven’t watched this series in forever, but someone wanted me to type Chuck – looking back, my immediate thought was “ENTJ,” but he’s more spontaneous than that.

Extroverted: Chuck may be somewhat laid-back in his approach to life, but he’s totally comfortable in the spotlight. He’s unafraid to take charge, be it in a relationship or in a work situation. Chuck rarely speaks without thinking through his insults first, but he does sometimes make decisions too quickly that lead to later troubles.

Intuitive: His tendency to focus on future possibilities means Chuck isn’t always rational in his daily life; some of his early actions (such as coming on too strong to girls) have later repercussions. Chuck is very good at making connections between people and discerning their true motivations; he has an instinctive knack of knowing how to “get back” at people who hurt him, and is especially good at reading Blair.

Thinker: Chuck isn’t concerned with whether or not his words and actions will hurt others; he can be brutal in telling truths others don’t want to hear. He likes to take what he wants and can be dangerous when crossed, because he has an intelligent mind that can turn toward diabolical tactics in order to put others in their place.

Perceiver: Life in the fast lane appeals to Chuck; he doesn’t have a long term plan other than his own survival. Chuck wants to live in the moment, experience life to the fullest, and taste the pleasures that society offers him. He much prefers “playing” to working and is open to anything.

#gossip girl  #chuck bass  #ed westwick  #mbti  #entp 
Pride & Prejudice: Lydia Bennet

MBTI: ESFP

The Performer: People-oriented and fun-loving, they make things more fun for others by their enjoyment. Living for the moment, they love new experiences. They dislike theory and impersonal analysis. Interested in serving others. Likely to be the center of attention in social situations. Well-developed common sense and practical ability.

Notes: Oh, Lydia… you silly thing.

Extroverted: Lydia loves to be the center of attention. She enjoys going place and doing things and meeting new people. Having the entire regiment in town delights her. She goes out of her way to make an exhibition of herself wherever she goes.

Sensor: Right now matters more than the distant, unapproachable future. Lydia thinks about only what she feels in the moment, not what might happen later. She finds favor with Wickham and runs away with him without a second thought for the consequences to her reputation or her sisters’. Lydia loves pretty things and makes the most of the here and now.

Feeler: Lydia’s decisions aren’t rational, but built around what she “wants.” She is happiest when getting her own way in something and even her one-up-manship with her sisters is built around her sense of pride in accomplishing something none of them have yet—a handsome lover (and later, husband).

Perceiver: The more studious, practical side of Mary irritates Lydia to distraction; she is eager for new experiences and information. She’d much rather go out and do something than sit at home and work through a plan of action. Lydia fancies playing much more than she enjoys the tedium of daily life.

#pride and prejudice  #lydia bennet  #jena malone  #mbti  #esfp 
Interview with the Vampire: Louis

MBTI: INFJ

The Protector: Quietly forceful, original, and sensitive. Tend to stick to things until they are done. Extremely intuitive about people, and concerned for their feelings. Well-developed value systems which they strictly adhere to. Well-respected for their perseverance in doing the right thing. Likely to be individualistic, rather than leading or following.

Notes: You find an emo, tortured anti-hero (or hero, for that matter) in literature and he’s bound to be an INFJ. Louis is no exception.

Introverted: Louis is very quiet and draws no excess attention to himself. He’s much more reserved and internal than Lestat, with none of his natural ability to draw people to him. He prefers to take on one companion at a time.

Intuitive: After his wife’s death, Louis can’t imagine a life without her in it, hence a forward-focus that enables him to better understand Claudia. He has a natural instinct about people, their wants and desires, and remembers things as an overall impression more than the intimate details (his impression of Armand, for example).

Feeler: Feeding on people is something Louis hates. He has so much compassion for humanity that he does his best to avoid it and experiences tremendous guilt whenever he “slips up.” It’s only when Lestat creates Claudia for him to love that Louis finds a purpose in life. Even though he hates Lestat, his “death” fills Louis with anger, disappointment in Claudia, and repulsion for this loss of life. Louis seeks to protect Claudia at all costs and extracts revenge for her demise.

Judger: Until Lestat came along, Louis had an orderly, managed, and sensible life as a plantation owner with no great desire to travel, see the world, or live out a passionate lifestyle. He is still most content when living according to his values in a manageable environment.  

#interview with the vampire  #louis  #brad pitt  #mbti  #infj 
Underworld Franchise: Selene

MBTI: ISFJ

The Nurturer: Quiet, kind, and conscientious. Can be depended on to follow through. Usually puts the needs of others above their own needs. Stable and practical, they value security and traditions. Well-developed sense of space and function. Rich inner world of observations about people. Extremely perceptive of other’s feelings. Interested in serving others.

Notes: Selene is… well, bad-ass.

Introverted: Selene doesn’t make friends easily and prefers to do most of her fighting one-on-one rather than in a group. She spends a lot of time by herself, as well as living in a rich internal world. She has few friends and likes to think carefully before launching into action (such as mulling over her decision to wake Viktor ahead of schedule).

Sensor: Since her focus is in the present, Selene misses out on reading between the lines; she doesn’t discern the truth about her family or Viktor until told. She relies on the information in front of her to draw bigger conclusions (like Michael becoming a werewolf). She looks to the bottom line and isn’t much of an idealist; she’s a realist who deals with things as they come to her.

Feeler: Her loyalties are based on emotion, first to Viktor under the mistaken belief that he saved her life, and then to Michael when she falls in love with him. Selene is concerned with the safety of the people she values in her life and will do anything to protect them. She seeks to understand others, even if she may not agree with them.

Judger: Decisions are something Selene is comfortable with; she likes to plan accordingly and take a systematic method of investigation and information-gathering. Selene is happiest when in control of her environment; she is dedicated, driven, passionate, and focused.

#underworld  #selene  #kate beckinsale  #isfj  #mbti 
Sense and Sensibility: Edward Ferrars

MBTI: ISFJ

The Nurturer: Quiet, kind, and conscientious. Can be depended on to follow through. Usually puts the needs of others above their own needs. Stable and practical, they value security and traditions. Well-developed sense of space and function. Rich inner world of observations about people. Extremely perceptive of other’s feelings. Interested in serving others.

Notes: I may get arguments over this but… Hugh Grant was not a good choice for Edward.

Introverted: Edward is what others call “shy and reserved.” He is much more comfortable in an intimate setting with a few friends than he is at a larger gathering. He avoids most of his mother’s dinner parties and doesn’t often turn up at balls. Edward doesn’t share his thoughts often, and is slightly uncertain as to how to approach others with the truth of his circumstances.  

Sensor: Sensible and practical, Edward knows the flaws of the people around him, as well as what he would like out of life. But his tendency toward focusing on the present and his lack of any deeper insight into her true personality means an attachment to Lucy Steele that does not last in his affections. He is very in tune with the people around him (even little Margaret). Edward is so loyal that he cannot bear breaking off his first engagement… and would have married Lucy.

Feeler: Furthermore, Edward is concerned for their feelings… he is understanding of Elinor’s sadness in mourning her father, tries to understand the more romantic sensibilities of Marianne, is empathetic and supportive of Margaret, doesn’t want to impose on Mrs. Dashwood, and quick to reign in his sister when she is unfeeling toward them. Edward is very aware of Elinor’s affections toward him, and haunted when he cannot reciprocate them the way he would like to.

Judger: Edward knows what he wants—a simple, sensible life in a country parish with a wife to love. He resists others’ attempts to mold him into anything else. He prefers a contented, quiet lifestyle to one unbound by convention and bolstered through the desire for new experiences.

#sense and sensibility  #edward ferrars  #mbti  #hugh grant  #dan stevens  #isfj 
Downton Abbey: Isabel Crawley

MBTI: ENFJ

The Giver: Popular and sensitive, with outstanding people skills. Externally focused, with real concern for how others think and feel. Usually dislike being alone. They see everything from the human angle, and dislike impersonal analysis. Very effective at managing people issues, and leading group discussions. Interested in serving others, and probably place the needs of others over their own needs.

Notes: Isobel seems like a Thinker at first glance, until you realize…

Extroverted: Isobel isn’t shy about sharing her opinions, challenging anyone who gets in her way, or trying to “take over” a situation. She is quick to step into leadership roles and wants to be at the center of anything happening in town or at the Abbey. Isobel frequently “makes things happen,” sometimes without bothering to consult others before taking action.

Intuitive: Eager for new experiences and information, Isobel sees the possibilities the future holds rather than the immediate aspects of her life. She is something of an idealist and a dreamer, not always in touch with “real life.” She sees what could be rather than what is (as it relates to Downton, primarily). She isn’t afraid to try new techniques and put her faith in new sciences.

Feeler: Everything Isobel does is motivated either through her compassion or her desire to “better” society and “help people.” She needs to be needed in order to feel useful and happy. Others pushing her away, shooting down her ideas, or just plain not wanting her around hurts her feelings. She can sometimes be oblivious to others as she steamrolls over them with her “grand plans,” but in all things she tries to be polite. She often takes in people for jobs they shouldn’t have out of kindness…

Judger: … and tries to manage and “solve” their lives for them in the meantime. Isobel likes to be in control, to come up with ideas and put them into motion, to make things happen. She wants to take an active role and enjoys making decisions.

#downton abbey  #isobel crawley  #Penelope Wilton  #mbti  #enfj 
Sleepy Hollow: Ichabod Crane

MBTI: INTP

The Thinker: Logical, original, creative thinkers. Can become very excited about theories and ideas. Exceptionally capable and driven to turn theories into clear understandings. Highly value knowledge, competence and logic. Quiet and reserved, hard to get to know well. Individualistic, having no interest in leading or following others.

Notes: I really shouldn’t love this movie… but I do.

Introverted: Ichabod is happiest when solving a case inside his head. He lives in rich internal world threatened with unexpected and (in his mind) irrational events. He’s uncomfortable being the center of attention and simply wants to do his job without anyone interfering.

Intuitive: Patterns of information are important to Ichabod, who isn’t afraid to believe that the impossible may be probable after all when confronted with radical evidence. He’s interested in and energized through new experiences, even if they freak him out. In New York, he’s eager to implement “change” into the policing system rather than stick to the same old routines (the Intuitive’s desire to “perfect and improve on” their surroundings).

Thinker: Feelings aren’t something Ichabod is great at expressing or even understanding. He’s so rational it sends him into a mental breakdown to accept that a headless horseman can exist! His approach to gathering evidence is methodical and the result of a studied, logical mind. He uses techniques no one else does, to produce the desired results. Ichabod is quick to notice hypocrisy in those around him (right down to his father’s evil behavior) and is usually blunt in sharing his views.

Perceiver: His ability to adapt to his surroundings allows Ichabod to accept the Horseman’s existence and discern a method of dispatching him, but he plans none of his actions… rather, he stumbles into further information and solutions that help him save Katrina’s life. He does his best work under pressure… whether he enjoys the experience or not.

#sleepy hollow  #ichabod crane  #tim burton  #mbti  #intp  #johnny depp