Pollyanna is a novel about an orphan girl who plays this game she calls "Glad Game"...and that made me curious about what her type might be...
"The title character is named Pollyanna Whittier, a young orphan who goes to live in Beldingsville, Vermont, with her wealthy but stern Aunt Polly. Pollyanna's philosophy of life centers on what she calls "The Glad Game", an optimistic attitude she learned from her father. The game consists of finding something to be glad about in every situation. It originated in an incident one Christmas when Pollyanna, who was hoping for a doll in the missionary barrel, found only a pair of crutches inside. Making the game up on the spot, Pollyanna's father taught her to look at the good side of things—in this case, to be glad about the crutches because "we didn't need to use them!""
So, what do you think her type might be?
How the circumstances of her upbringing might have affected her demeanor?
Can we use those circumstances to reverse-engineer how certain environmental conditions in childhood may divert people to certain coping strategies or certain MBTI functions?
How would the "Glad Game" do you think relate to MBTI functions?