Haven't read through the thread because I'm tired and lazy so sorry if this has been mentioned but I don't think Snape is INTJ. I really believed he was for a long time but I think he was stuck in a si-fi loop so ISTJ? It dawned on me not long ago that INTJ might not be correct for this reason. Any thoughts on this?
I actually think Snape was an INFP. Lily was what kept him going, so I see Si, but I don't think it was a healthy dom or aux use of Si. Snape was tremendously introverted-but-outwardly-complex (Fi-Ne), emotional, brave, and principled, which make me say Fi-dom. The Fi-Si loop is there, though.
Comes just as it goes
Goes as just its umbra
“Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.”
― Albert Camus
Harry Potter-ISFP(fuck yeah!)
Fred & George Weasley(who basically share the same personality)-ENTP
Cho Chang-ISFJ probably
I always saw Snape as an immensely damaged INFP, too.
Harry - ISFP
Ron - ESFP
Hermione - INFJ? ISTJ? Introverted Judger, I would argue.
I still think Snape is INTJ, but can accept ISTJ much more readily than INFP. He is most definitely a TJ, and hard to see E anywhere.
Originally Posted by Odi et Amo
Half of the typology community seems totally convinced that he is an INFJ, and the other half equally so that he is an ENTP.
It takes awhile to figure out Dumbledore - meaning you have to read to the end to find out just how manipulative he has been throughout the series, and for decades before. Due to his great age, he has had lots of time to figure out how to use those less-preferred functions, and come across however he wants in order to reach his goal - but that motivation alone is telling. Bottom line, he is INTJ, though quite different from Snape and Voldemort, but see below.
Originally Posted by LadyLazarus
Actually, no. The more I think about Voldemort, the more he seems INFJ. His grand plans really don't hold together, and have much more the flavor of a moral crusade with all the talk of purebloods, etc., like some religious zealot.
A cry of defiance, and not of fear,
A voice in the darkness, a knock at the door, and a word that shall echo for evermore!
For, borne on the night-wind of the Past, through all our history, to the last,
In the hour of darkness and peril and need, the people will waken and listen to hear
-- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow