There are five factions in Divergent. Firstly, Abnegation focuses on selflessness. The Abnegation faction has been described as quiet, as not to draw attention to themselves which is considered selfless, they have been described as dutiful as they have concerns for other people and concerned about the feelings of others. From this information, the quiet introverted types who do not draw as much attention to themselves. Looking into the SJ temperament, which is considered the Guardian temperament, SJ’s value social roles and duties in communities. Therefore, it can be concluded that an ISXJ, or Si type that more values tradition and routine orientated. Related to the Fe function, Abnegation values harmony and empathy for other people, often without as much concern for oneself as others. This makes Abengation most likely to be an ISFJ.
Secondly, Dauntless focuses on bravery. I have written about which MBTI type is most brave here, in which I described why ESTP’s are generally bravest. Most extroverts are energized by the many new and exciting situations that they, as action-orientated individuals, find themselves in. Therefore, most extroverts are more confident in facing new and potentially dangerous situations than introverts. Sensors live more in the present world than intuitives. They are more realistic individuals, and therefore, whilst intuitives are more likely to see all the potential situations that could occur from making a decision, such as saving a man who is being robbed, the sensors more likely focus on the present situation rather than future implications. Therefore, sensors are generally more brave. This also relates to judging vs perceiving. Perceiving types, particular Se, focus on the present moment, not considering the future implications as much. Without as much care about such things, Se types are generally more brave than Ni. Finally, whilst feeling types are more emotional and often irrational than thinkers, thinking types can generally rationalize situations better and think more with their heads. Therefore, ESTP types are most likely to be Dauntless.
The third faction is Erudite. The Erudite type values knowledge. Specifically, traits of Erudite include creativity, analytical skills, desire for information, and logic in all situations. Without a doubt, introverts are more likely to be Erudite, as they get information from ideas and from spending time alone gathering their thoughts, which are typical traits of an Erudite. Secondly, creativity, desire for information, analytical skills and logic in all situations combine for a Ti-Ne type, as evident by the logic and desire for information for Ti, and the creativity and analytical skills of an Ne user. Therefore, INTP’s are most likely to be Erudite.
The next faction is Candor, which values honesty. The Candor faction has been described as seeing only black and white, concerns with facts and valuing concrete information. This means that their primary function is likely Te, which values truth, facts and is often black and white in thinking style, whilst their secondary function, which is less obvious, is Si due to their value for concrete information and law and order in society. Therefore, Candor types are most likely to be ESTJ.
Finally, the Amity faction values kindness. Traits of an Amity include concern for others, peace, interest in art and a conflict free society. These traits scream introverted feeling, with most Amity members being highly interested in art and showing concern for others, which are traits of an Fi. This is backed up by the Se function, which is evident in Amity types due to their values of relaxation and peace, as well as their flexibility in trying to compromise with other people, if conflicts arise. In conclusion, the ESFP type highly values a conflict free society, showing that the Amity faction is ESFP.
Tri’s Mum- ISFJ
Tri’s Dad- ISTJ
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