Why is it automatically assumed that Darcy is intuitive? I see this at every MBTI site but he is anything but that. If intuition can be defined as the ability to recognize patterns and possibilities without the need for readily apparent facts and details, then Darcy fails miserably as an intuitive type. While everyone in the book can see that Jane is in love with Bingley, he needs a smack upside the head from Elizabeth to see it. Nor can he even intuit his own love for Elizabeth. When she asks him how he can account for his love of her he replies, "I cannot fix on the hour, or the spot, or the look, or the words, which laid the foundation. It is too long ago. I was in the middle before I knew that I had begun.”
Intuitives see foundation principles long before supporting facts, yet here he admits that only after a long succession of events could he see his feelings. No Eureka moment. And as great as the book is Jane Austen does not ever really develop Darcy's interests. He manages his affairs, avoids dancing, and rides his horse quite a bit.
Same, although getting my English degree makes me critically analyse whatever books or movies/TV I come across anyway.
I'm an English Major, too
I'm always looking for foreshadowing, symbolism, etc. when I watch something. One time I pointed out a symbol from a movie to my family and they thought I was crazy --- they just don't know to analyze everything!
Anyway, back on topic, I'm mid-way through re-reading Pride and Prejudice (I read it when I was much younger, but don't remember much now except for what I saw in the movie), and right now I'm thinking Lizzy might be more "S" than "N," although I'll try giving my opinion after finishing the book
I could see her as ESFP. We'll see.
Edit: What type do you all think Mr. Collins is??? ESTJ? (A really socially awkward one...)
Last edited by michL87; 06-09-2009 at 10:39 AM.
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