How I Met Your Mother: “A popular American TV sitcom starring Ted, who tells his kids the story of how he met their mother.”
There are five main characters in How I Met Your Mother, who I will be individually addressing in this article. These characters are Ted Mosby, Marshall Eriksen, Robin Scherbatsky, Barney Stinson and Lily Aldrin.
Ted Mosby is the main character in How I Met Your Mother. Ted is slightly more of an introvert than an extrovert, due to the fact that he has a reasonable amount of time to himself to do things that he wants to do. He occasionally declines Barney’s offers of going out for the night, and he instead stays inside. However, he is still sometimes an extrovert and enjoys socializing with his friends. Ted is slightly more intuitive than a sensor. Although he is very down to earth, Ted is extremely creative with his architecture and has a strong Ni (Introverted iNtuition) at finding his soul mate. Ted is not afraid of telling the truth and will be honest when necessary, and is not easily offended. This shows he is more of a thinker than a feeler. Ted is also a judger, due to the fact that he is definitely organized and is often regarded as “Not being spontaneous” and “Too Organized.” He is the strongest judger on the show. He is an intuitive introvert, as seen by all the visions he has for the future, and he is an idea person. Secondly, he is clearly a thinker as although he shows many qualities that could deem him the romantic feeling type, when it comes to decisions he is very rational.
Marshall is an ENFJ. Marshall is extroverted, and enjoys going out every night with his friends. He is intuitive due to the fact that he has strong values of protecting the planet, as he is an environmental lawyer. He is also a feeler, because he is often offended when people humiliate him (like when he forgot his pants, he was upset) and he rarely insults others unless he is disappointed in them or he is joking. He is slightly more of a judger, due to the fact he uses iNtuition more than Feeling. Marshall is an extroverted feeler firstly, as he is affectionate and sensitive, and wants everyone to approve of him, and intuitive secondly, as he creates many theories as well.
Robin is a definite ISTP. She has said multiple times on the show that she “often needs time to herself” and there is a reason for the majority of the show she lives by herself (except sometimes in relationships.) She also doesn’t talk as much as the other characters unless it’s something that concerns her. She is also very logical and isn’t creative, strong sensor behaviour. Robin is not very emotional and doesn’t like sharing how she is feeling, and is therefore a strong thinker. She is also the most spontaneous character on the show (the complete opposite of Ted) and people often describe her as “messy” and “unorganized.” This makes Robin an introverted thinker primarily, evident in her non affectionate attitude, and an extroverted sensor secondarily, evident in her in the moment problem solving methods.
Barney has been strongly debated, but the conclusion is he is an ENTP. Barney is an extrovert due to the fact he always wants Ted and his friends to come to the bar and he likes meeting new women every night. He is also a sensor due to the fact he invents many crazy theories about the women he pursues. Barney is a strong thinker, not caring at all about other people’s feelings. He does what’s best for him. He is spontaneous due to the fact he doesn’t think about what’s best for his future. This many Barney primarily an extroverted intuitive, due to the patterns and theories he makes based on the external word, and secondly an introverted thinker, based on his logic and non emotional competitive attitude towards women.
Lily is a strong ENFP. She enjoys times with her friends and loves starting conversations with them. She is strongly intuitive, and often lets out her strong values. She is also very creative. She is the most intuitive person on the show. Lily is a feeler, due to her never-ending kindness and the fact she sometimes gets offended by other people. She is also more of a perceiver than a judger. She is spontaneous and often changes her plans, like cancelling the wedding in the first season and not caring much about the credit cards in a later season (leaving Marshall to have to handle it with his organized personality.)
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