Which MBTI type is most brave?

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Firstly, whilst the introverted types are more likely to focus on what is occurring inside their heads, the extroverts are more about acting in the world around them. Whilst the introverts generally spend longer thinking about potential dangers that could occur, extroverts generally are more action-orientated and get energized by their environment. For these reasons, 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. Judging types, particular Ni, consider all future implications when making decisions. On the other hand, 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. This makes ESXP, or dominant Se users, the type that is most brave.

Finally, thinkers are generally more brave than feelers. 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 the most brave types.

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Which MBTI type corresponds to which virtue and vice?

There are many personality traits that are both loved and hated in a person. When using the MBTI tool, it becomes a lot easier to find potential flaws and gifts in a person. Firstly, it is necessary to define both a virtue and a vice. A virtue can be defined as “Moral excellence” whereas a vice can be defined as a “fault often considered immoral.”

When looking at the various MBTI types, we can easily find a compatible virtue and vice. Of course, there are many more virtues and vices, however for the purpose of this article I have chosen just one virtue for each type- for example, each introvert is obviously observant and perceivers are fun, however for the sake of this, I have narrowed down just one virtue one vice that particularly stands out. In doing so, I have limited myself in selecting many virtues and have emphasized the importance of each virtue and vice and the uniqueness of each virtue/vice to each type. Please also note that some of these could be considered both virtues and vices. Now, without further ado, here are the typings:

INFJ

Virtue:

Compassion- sympathetic awareness of anthers distress with a desire to fix it

Vice:

Melancholic- feeling or tending to feel a thoughtful or gentle sadness

INFP

Virtue:

Creativity- to generate new ideas or concepts

Vice:

Self-pity- the belief that your life is more difficult than others

INTJ

Virtue:

Ambition- having a strong desire to achieve a specific purpose

Vice:

Manipulative- using clever ways to control something or someone

INTP

Virtue:

Understanding- Assimilation of knowledge

Vice:

Erratic- not predictable, regular or consistent; departs from expected standards at the time

ISFJ

Virtue:

Loyal- faithful to a person or community; dedicated and devoted.

Vice:

Cowardice- an absence of courage or bravery

ISFP

Virtue:

Gentleness- moderate, quite, not rough or severe

Vice:

Sulkiness- moody resentful disposition

ISTJ

Virtue:

Reliability- can be trusted to do something

Vice:

Inflexibility- firmly established and impossible to change

ISTP

Virtue:

Detachment- freedom from surroundings

Vice:

Callousness- showing no concern for another person’s feelings

ENFJ

Virtue:

Enthusiasm- a feeling of excitment

Vice:

Stubbornness – unreasonably and obstructively determined to persevere

ENFP

Virtue:

Individualism- emphasizing importance of the individual

Vice:

Narcissim- excessive self-admiration and self-centeredness and an excessive need for admiration

ENTJ

Virtue:

Strength- capable of exerting great force

Vice:

Arrogance- the act of feeling or showing self-importance and contempt or disregard for others

ENTP

Virtue:

Curiosity- a desire to find out and know things

Vice:

Self-indulgence- lack of self-control in pursuing your own pleasure or satisfaction

ESFJ

Virtue:

Generosity- giving, or willing to give freely

Vice:

Prejudice – an unfounded hatred, fear, or mistrust of a person or group

ESFP

Virtue:

Peace- freedom from mental agitation; serenity

Vice:

Self-indulgence- lack of self-control in pursuing your own pleasure or satisfaction

ESTJ

Virtue:

Justice- fair, impartial, giving a deserved response

Vice:

Condescension- behavior that implies that somebody is graciously lowering themselves to the level of people less important

ESTP

Virtue:

Spontaneity- natural, not planned

Vice:

Thoughtlessness – showing a lack of planning or forethought; showing a lack of consideration for other people or for consequences

Virtue/Vice Sources:

http://writeworld.tumblr.com/

http://www.virtuescience.com/

Do you agree with this blog entry? What virtues/vices do you think relate to each type? Post your comments below so we can have a great discussion!

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Which MBTI type is most manipulative? Which MBTI type gets manipulated?

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We see manipulation every day. Whether it be in a teacher’s reward/punishment system at school or on a more serious level, or abuse in relationships, or even a doctor’s attempt to persuade a patient to quit smoking; manipulation is evident in daily society. Psychological manipulation can be defined as a type of social influence that aims to change the perception or behavior of others through underhanded, deceptive or even abusive tactics. (Braiker, Harriet B, 2004) But how does manipulation relate to MBTI?

When related to the manipulator, there are several traits that are apparent in a manipulator. According to the Health Psychology Consultancy, there are several traits that are evident in a typical manipulator. These traits of a manipulator include:

  1. Deceitful – they mislead others in order to get their own way.
  2. Controlling – they need to have control over people and circumstances.
  3. Self-efficient – they are independent and know how to progress in life.
  4. Compelling – they are charismatic and often have a hypnotic hold over others.
  5. Self-conscious – they are often over-concerned with their appearance and how they look to others.
  6. Paranoid – they have a tendency towards anxiety and worry that others are talking about them behind their back.
  7. Emotionally numb – they have difficulty expressing deep emotions such as grief.

After reading several of these traits, it should become apparent of a typical manipulators personality. It is evident that a paranoid, self-conscious, emotionally numb, controlling type of person is often likely to be a manipulator. This describes an unhealthy type 3 on the enneagram. Additionally, the site continues to suggest that controlling types who hold grudges, need control in their life and hold grudges are likely to be manipulative. They also suggest that there is a typical advantage to this personality- such as the desire to get things done, the high level respect they usually receive, they succeed at what they work towards and they never run out of energy.

From this compilation, it is evident that an extrovert is more likely to be manipulative. This is apparent in the level of energy that a manipulative person usually has, as well as their often charismatic persona and ability to understand how to control other people. Additionally, the typical manipulator is an introverted intuitive user, as evident in their desire to succeed, control their life, and their often paranoid and self-efficient nature. These traits all suggest a highly visionary Ni user. Finally, a thinking type most strongly correlates with the manipulative type, who is able to guilt free manipulative the more emotional feeling counterparts. Therefore, it can be concluded that the ENTJ is most likely to be manipulative.

This is further supported in the comparison of the manipulator to the type 3 enneagram, as evident in the traits of self consciousness, desire to succeed, value of reputation and control over their lives. Enneagram type 3 strongly correlates with the ENTJ (the second most common type behind the ESTJ), as written about in this blog entry.

On the other hand, there are several factors that describe those who are often manipulated. These include:

  • the “disease to please”
  • addiction to earning the approval and acceptance of others
  • Emotophobia (fear of negative emotion)
  • lack of assertiveness and ability to say no
  • blurry sense of identity (with soft personal boundaries)
  • low self-reliance
  • external locus of control

(Braiker, Harriet B, 2004)

Several of these traits can be associated with the feeling type; such as the disease to please, the addiction to earning the approval of others and the fear of negative emotion. This makes sense; it is far easier for manipulative people to emotionally control another person, especially a hypersensitive person. A hypersensitive person is far more likely to be a feeling type, due to their inability to rationalize and their overreaction to emotional situations. Additionally, the low self-reliance, external locus of control and blurry sense of identity each suggest an Se type. This also makes sense, as an Se type does not desire as much control over their lives, hence it is easy for an Ni type to manipulate them and persuade them in the direction they want them to go. Finally, an introverted type is more easily manipulated, particularly with introverted feeling, due to their less assertive personality and often quite and gentle persona, which is often taken advantage of by a manipulative person. Therefore, an ISFP type is most likely to be manipulated. This type is often associated with the peacemaker enneagram type 9, which desires harmony, peace and the happiness of others, and is hence likely to give in to others due to their desire to please. This has been written about in another blog entry.

Breaking Bad provides a close case study on the manipulative/manipulated relationship. Walter White, the series villain, I have written about as an INTJ, whereas I have written Jesse Pinkman as an ESFP.

Although they are not exact matches, each contain the two cognitive types apparent in manipulators and the manipulated. This includes Ni/Te in Walter White and Se/Fi in Jesse Pinkman, both that are also apparent in the aforementioned types. Additionally, The Governor from the Walking Dead provides another example of a manipulative personality. Therefore, it can be concluded that the ENTJ type is most likely to be manipulative, and the ISFP type is most likely to get manipulated.

Do you agree with these typings? Do you believe that another type should be associated with manipulating/being manipulated? Or do you believe that manipulation can not be simplified to MBTI form? Post in the comments below, let’s get a discussion going, I’m in the mood for a debate :)

 

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Which MBTI type are the characters from Downton Abbey?

Upper class:

  • Mary- (Sidenote: ESTP- much research was done on Mary, she was difficult to type)
  • Sybil- ENFP
  • Edith- ISFJ
  • Robert (Mr Crawley)- ESTJ
  • Cora (Mrs Crawley)- ESFJ
  • Isobel- ENFJ
  • Violet- ISTJ
  • Matthew- INTP
  • Tom Branson- INTP
  • Rose- ESFP

Servants:

  • Carson- ISTJ
  • Mrs Hughes- ISFJ
  • John Bates- ISFJ
  • Mrs O’Brien- INTJ
  • Thomas- ENTJ
  • Anna- ENFP
  • Mrs Patmore- ESFP
  • Daisy- ISFP
  • William- ENFJ
  • Gwen- INFP
  • Ethel- ESFP
  • Alfred- ESTJ 
  • Jimmy- ESTP
  • Ivy- ISFP
  • Edna- INFJ
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Which MBTI type is the most heroic and villainous?

Heroes and villains are polar opposites in our society. Whilst the heroes represent what our society stands for, trusts and admires, the villain represents what society fears, distrusts and hates. An example of a fictional modern day hero is Superman who is looked up to and respected, whereas the Joker from Batman is a stereotypical villain; dangerous and hated because of this. But what are the stereotypical MBTI types of heroes and villains?

A stereotypical hero is perceived as a person of integrity, honour, bravery and a desire to do good for the world. Because of their ability to relate to people and shine in the crowd, without hiding anything, this makes an extroverted person popular, famous and accepted in a community. Therefore, a hero is typically an extroverted type like Superman, who shines in the spotlight, whereas a villain is typically a more introverted, behind the scenes plotter, such as Lex Luthor or Voldemort.

Typically, a fictional hero is also a sensor type as they, rather than trying to come up with new ideas to change the world, are trying to keep the system in check; in other words, they are the rule abiders, who try to prevent the evil villains visions from being played out throughout the story. It is this heroes desire to prevent the evil innovations from the villain that drives the audience to relate to them: through identifying with the sensor type, who represents the security of our society, the sanity and the common sense, compared with the severaly unhealthy intuitive villain, we can strive for the hero to win. This is evident in Game of Thrones, in which a sensor, Eddard Stark in season 1 opposes the intuitive Lannisters, the less dutiful and honorable characters who wish to control and change King’s Landing to suit themselves. Therefore, sensors are generally perceived as heroes in fiction, whereas intuitives are perceived as villains.

Additionally, heroes are generally feeling types. What they are doing is for the people, and their ability to fight the evil cold hearted ways of the thinking type and their desire and concern for others makes them appear kind, filled with integrity and passionate, rather than their cold blooded arch nemesis. This makes them far easier to relate to. An example of this would be in Breaking Bad, in which noticeably, I’ve typed most of the more evil characters as the logical thinking types. Does this mean that thinkers are generally more evil than feelers? Of course not, but it is far easier to create a more resilient, tough and emotionless character who is a thinking type rather than a feeling type, and in contrast it is far easier to create a more integrity based hero who is a feeling type. So, whilst Gus and Walter are calculated, business men who are perceived as more evil, Jesse Pinkman is a feeling type, making us identify with his humanity and emotional captivation as a character than we do not find in the other characters. Therefore, fictional heroes tend to be feeling types, whereas fictional villains are generally thinking types.

Finally, heroes are generally perceivers. Unlike the villains, they strive for freedom rather than control and power. It is fun rooting for the underdog, as evident with Luke Skywalker in this Star Wars blog entry, in which I’ve typed Luke Skywalker as a perceiver type in his fight against authority for freedom. Therefore, because perceiving types fight for equality and acceptance of all in fiction, which is more easily identifiable amongst these types, perceivers are generally the heroes in fiction, whereas judgers are generally the controlling, ambitious manipulating villains.

This typing relates to most heroes and villains evident in fiction. For example the most popular fictional heroes, Luke Skywalker, Frodo from Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Rick from the Walking Dead, all very closely match the ESFP- with their types being ESFP, ISFP, INFP and ISFP respectively.

On the other hand, villains are far more varying, and do not necessarily always fit close to the INTJ category. As mentioned before, the Joker from Batman is a villain, and could be classified as ENTP. However, if you have read my Harry Potter article here you will realize that  Voldemort is a more controlling, ambitious, calculated man; your typical INTJ. Other INTJ villains include Sauran and Saruman from Lord of the Rings, Darth Vader from Star Wars and the ENTJ Governor from the Walking Dead, each opposing the heroes mentioned in the previous paragraph.

In conclusion, it is clear that the typical hero is an ESFP whereas the typical villain is an INTJ. Keep in mind, that this is the fictional representation of people- remember, that in real life, people behave far different than their MBTI tells them to.

Do you agree with these typings? Who do you think makes the best villains and heroes? Do you know any INTJ villains/ESFP heroes you could share? Post in the comments below, let’s get a discussion going, I’m in the mood for a debate 🙂

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Which MBTI type are modern countries?

After reading several articles, I figured it would be interesting to analyze how the various countries relate to MBTI types. I tried to include as many countries as possible for the various people who would be reading this article, based on the various viewing numbers I get from countries. For example, I’ve got 3.5k total views from Singapore viewers on my blog, so I decided it would be important to include Singapore on the list. I’ve done this process to discover the various countries from around the world people are viewing from. Enjoy:

  • Canada- ESFJ
  • England- ISTJ
  • USA- ENTJ
  • Australia- ESTP
  • Germany- ISTJ
  • Italy- ESFP
  • Ireland- ESTP
  • France- INFP
  • Germany- INTJ
  • New Zealand- ESFP
  • Spain- ESFP
  • Wales- ISFJ
  • South Africa- ESTP
  • Japan- INFP
  • China- ESTJ
  • Singapore- ISTP
  • Sweden- INFJ
  • Brazil- ESFP
  • India- INTP
  • Netherlands- ENFP
  • Phillipines- ESFP
  • Finland- INFP
  • Norway- INFJ
  • Peru- ENTP
  • Poland- ISFJ
  • Czech Republic- ISFJ
  • Lithuania- ESTP
  • Indonesia- ENFP
  • Romania- INFJ
  • Belgium- ISFP
  • Hungary- ISTP
  • Malaysia- ESTP
  • Switzerland- INFJ
  • Turkey- ESFJ
  • Denmark- INFJ
  • Republic of Korea- INFP
  • Slovakia- ISTJ
  • Croatia- ISTP
  • Mexico- ESFP
  • Greece- ENFJ
  • Austria- ISTP
  • Serbia- ISTP
  • Russia- ESTJ
  • Israel- ENTP

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Which MBTI type likes certain movie genres?

In this blog entry, I’ve decided to explain which MBTI types like certain movie genres, and I’ve also tried to explain why. I’ve done this after writing many blogs trying to characterize characters into MBTI types, as you can see from my Hunger Games, Star Wars, Harry Potter and Lord of The Ring blog entries.

Alright, here we go, if your behind in your film watching, then this may be useful as a guide! Please remember that I had to put each type with one category, which was hard to do since some categories suit many different types and vice versa!

Action/Adventure: ESTP’s- (Se Ti) living in the moment, get bored easily, want to see some fast moving scenes! Less focused on the personal side of things, more focused on what can be seen. (James Bond and Indiana Jones)

Horror: ISTP’s- (Ti Ne) ISTP’s love facing the unknown, and love to experience things that will challenge their minds. They are also a type that is likely to be able to sit through many horror movies in a row, and progress onto darker and darker themes. (Nightmare on Elm Street, The Conjuring and The Exorcist)

Western: ESTJ’s- (Te Si) they love the power hierarchy/confrontations that come with these types of films. They just watching the main character overcome their struggles usually as well, and imagining themselves in the same situation. (The Good, The Bad and The Ugly and any spaghetti Westerns)

Crime: ENTJ’s- (Te Ni) much like ESTJ’s, they enjoy these power confrontations as well. Movies such as the Godfather allow them to see how smart people outsmart other smart people, and they like watching the structured world of crime unfold. (The Godfather, Reservoir Dogs and Goodfellas)

Fantasy: INFP (Fi Ne) INFP’s love the internal world, a world where anything is possible, and what makes them enjoy fantasy slightly more than J’s is their ability to allow implausible things to slide/increased enjoyment in spontaneous moments (Harry Potter, The Chronicles of Narnia and Lord of The Rings)

Sci-Fi: INTP (Ti Ne) Much like INFP’s, however since they prefer the facts over the fiction, it is no surprise they prefer that their movies make more logical sense- hence they are more likely to enjoy Sci-fi films! They also enjoy the endless possibilities about the future with their Ne (Star Wars, The Hunger Games and Back To The Future)

Comedy: ENTP (Ne Ti)  They enjoy the witty jokes, the creative dialogue, and the way most comedy movies create a unique outlook on our way of life. (American Pie and The Hangover)

Romantic Comedies: ESFP (Se Fi) Combining the emotional romantic moments with the funny moments of comedy films, romantic comedies are perfects for ESFP’s. (When Harry Met Sally, 50 First Dates and 1000’s of Chick Flicks)

Musicals: ESFJ (Fe Si) Most ESFJ’s can appreciate the emotion and the effort in the production involved in musicals. (Grease, Sweeney Todd and Mamma Mia!)

Thriller: INTJ (Ni Te) Most Ni types enjoy being tested for their curiosity and enjoy trying to predict the ending, trying to outsmart the screenwriter! The Ni paranoia also plays a big part! (The Sixth Sense, Inception and Memento)

Romance: ENFJ (Fe Ni) ENFJ’s appreciate the emotional depth and symbolism in romance films. You might find an ENFJ crying next time you watch one of these films 😉 (Titanic and The Notebook)

Drama: INFJ (Ni Fe) Like ENFJ’s, INFJ’s love films that play with the audience’s emotions. However, they will be more likely to focus for longer viewing sessions and appreciate the depth and complexity in some of the 3 hour dramas 😛 (The Shawshank Redemption, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and Schlinder’s List)

Animated Films: ENFP (Ne Fi) I really think only ENFP’s can truly appreciate animated films because they have the imagination to create such films, how spontaneous the films are and the emotional element of them. (Toy Story, Shrek and A Bug’s Life)

So at this point, it’s hard to find a category for the last three… But bear with me…

Mystery: ISFJ (Si Fe) No type prefers a mystery to be solved more than the ISFJ. They want things to be normal and structured, hence they enjoy watching how this happens in mystery films as it takes them out of what they are used to. The excitement comes from the mystery of not knowing why things are the way they are. (The Butterfly Effect and The Usual Suspects)

War: ISTJ (Si Te) ISTJ’s appreciate the realism and the nobility of certain characters, as well as the scenery and the attention to detail in war films. (Saving Private Ryan and Apocalypse Now)

Family: ISFP (Fi Se) ISFP’s can appreciate the fun mood of a family movie (Se) mixed with the good morals present for their Fi

There you have it, the movie genres for each MBTI type!

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