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    I've noticed the same thing, of course. I tend to notice similarities to myself and weigh in on those threads, while ignoring the ones that don't resonate with me. So there's an additional bias, although it may not actually cause incorrect typing.

    Typing actors is very difficult (let alone their characters). Even the public side of an actor that they let you see is not necessarily going to reflect their "real" type that maybe their families and close friends see.
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    I think typing actors is ludicrous.

    I'm the poster child for "wtf are these SJ's doing??" and I've been typed SJ on this forum, where I put personal information. I can't imagine how wrong the types are that people guess for actors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by guesswho View Post
    Have you noticed that most INTPs will (initially) think House is INTP, INTJs will think House is INTJ, ENTPs will think House is ENTP, ENTJs will think house is ENTJ?(and after much debate some of their opinions will change)

    There's a thread right now, about Rachel McAdam's type, and Ratsimoan (ENFP) says she's ENFP, while Unique (INTP) says she is INXP, IndyAnnaJoan(ISFP) says she is IXFX, Orangey (ISTP) says she is INTP, Rebe(INFP) says ISFJ.

    Why is that? Because we identify with the characters they play and we'll just type them like us ?

    Why do we even bother typing actors we like, if our perspective is flawed from the start?


    PS: I should have posted this in Popular Culture and Type...my bad.
    Simple, our subjective view of reality usually gets in the way with those we idolize or look up to in some way or another. It's possible to figure out type, it's not merely all subjective though, people really should take typology less serious than it is. Typing actors is especially difficult since there is a confusion in typing the character based on who they really are or the roles that they play.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randomnity View Post
    I've noticed the same thing, of course. I tend to notice similarities to myself and weigh in on those threads, while ignoring the ones that don't resonate with me. So there's an additional bias, although it may not actually cause incorrect typing.

    Typing actors is very difficult (let alone their characters). Even the public side of an actor that they let you see is not necessarily going to reflect their "real" type that maybe their families and close friends see.
    I wrote actors but I was thinking more about the characters they play. Since people will try typing characters more than actors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by guesswho View Post
    So you didn't think she's ISTP?
    Not at all.

    Quote Originally Posted by guesswho View Post
    I wrote actors but I was thinking more about the characters they play. Since people will try typing characters more than actors.
    Well at least with characters they only exist within the world of the film (or show), so all of the possible information about them is available and confined. With the actors themselves, it's difficult to really obtain any information about them other than what little is made public. And even that information is suspect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by guesswho View Post
    I wrote actors but I was thinking more about the characters they play. Since people will try typing characters more than actors.
    Oh, ok, my bad. That has some of the same difficulties and some different ones (mostly inconsistent/incompletely fleshed out characters). Plus since our exposure to these characters is usually limited to a number of scenes over an hour or two, there's very limited info so people will make a lot of assumptions about motives. No wonder the types are so different.
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    I've typed Amy Adams (ENFP) but it took me quite some time, and she's a fairly open and chatty (ENFP ) person. Characters may be written inconsistently, and also have bleed-over from the actors playing them.

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    No, more like these people don't know how to type. If most people they type are their own type? Doesn't sound very objective to me.

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