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    Default LOTR character classfication(based on the movies)

    Im sure this topic has been nagged to death and picked up lots of times in MBTI forums but i'd like to pick it up again.

    Inutive Characters
    Gandalf: INTJ.
    Saruman:ENTJ.
    Elrond:INTP.
    Sauron: xNTJ.
    Aragorn:INFJ
    Galadriel:INxJ
    Frodo:INFP(alternatively ISFP)
    Arwen:ENFJ
    owyn:ENFP

    Sensor characters
    Sam:ISFJ
    Merry:Mature ESFP
    Pippin:ESFP
    Gimli:ESTP
    Legolas:ISTP
    Boromir:ESTJ
    Faramir:ISFx
    Eomer:xSTJ(leaning on ESTJ)
    Denethor II:ESTJ(alternatively a depressed ENTJ)
    Bilbo:XSTP
    Gollum: Insane ESFP

    Im sure the characters are portrayed diffrently in the book, but im too much of a lazy P to reread them all.
    "Where can you flee? What road will you use to escape us? Our horses are swift, our arrows sharp, our swords like thunderbolts, our hearts as hard as the mountains, our soldiers as numerous as the sand. Fortresses will not detain us, nor arms stop us. Your prayers to God will not avail against us. We are not moved by tears nor touched by lamentations."
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    Aragorn:ISTP
    Gimli:ESTJ
    Legolas:INFJ
    Gollum/Smeagol: INTJ/ESFP

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    Aragorn- INFP- he's unsure about who he is and doesn't have the courage or strength to realize his destiny- the heir to the throne of Gondor, it takes him a while to realize this, as he's in self denial throughout the story until the end. Though it doesn't really show it, he is secretly having an inner conflict in himself- he doesn't know what to do about the ring, believe it or not.

    Gimli-ESTJ

    Legolas- I think INFJ
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    Gandalf: INTJ.
    Saruman:INFJ
    Elrond:INTJ
    Sauron: ENTJ.
    Aragorn:ISFJ
    Galadriel:ENFJ
    Frodo:INFP
    Arwen:ENFP
    owyn:ESFJ
    Sam:ISFJ
    Merry:ESTP
    Pippin:ESFP
    Gimli:ESTJ
    Legolas:ISTP
    Boromir:ESTJ
    Faramir:ISFP
    Eomer:ESTP
    Denethor II:INFJ
    Bilbo:ESFJ
    Gollum:ENFJ
    Theoden: ISTJ
    Threebard: ISTJ
    Haldir: ISTP
    Grima Wormtongue: INTP
    Tom Bombadil: ENTP

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    how do you guys figure that the women in this movie (with the exception of Galadriel perhaps) are E's?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Amargith View Post
    how do you guys figure that the women in this movie (with the exception of Galadriel perhaps) are E's?
    Well, my list based on the charastics i identified from the movies and compared them to MBTI types. The characters portrayed all seem well balanced between their extroversion/introversion(and do not express all traits), save for pippin and gollum who were very extroverted which can be attributed to the immatureness inherit in some esfps.

    Eowyin: She is idealistic, rebellious, strong , She is very concerned about her own independence, and very keen to do something meaningfull, even doing a radical Impulsive thing like going to battle despite being ordered not to for her own well-being (Fi). She is inutive about people, f.ex, the scene when grima wormtongue tries to manipulate her, she see's through him and recoqnizes his intentions. Another time, she recoqnizes that aragorn has a woman(Again Ie), without having spoken a word.


    Arwen: She is harder to type because the scenes with her are pretty brief, however some scenes gave hints. When Elrond gives her his anaylsis of her ultimate despair in the future, she see's the possibility of having a son(Ii), and she seems very F-ish with her irrational love-or die love for aragorn.
    "Where can you flee? What road will you use to escape us? Our horses are swift, our arrows sharp, our swords like thunderbolts, our hearts as hard as the mountains, our soldiers as numerous as the sand. Fortresses will not detain us, nor arms stop us. Your prayers to God will not avail against us. We are not moved by tears nor touched by lamentations."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Speed Gavroche View Post
    Tom Bombadil: ENTP
    enigmatic characters are always ENTP...

    Saruman is definitely ENTJ: hunger for power, master of words.etc.

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    Gandalf in the house! lol

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    Just watched the first movie for the 5th (?) time on TV.

    Gandalf:INTJ *He is an extreme Ni user, with his speech to Frodo about not passing a death judgment on the living, for he cannot give life back to those who were judged wrongly to die...which out of context sounds F...but in the movie it all comes across as very Kantian and perspective based.
    Saruman:ENTJ *He is directing, and initiating (in charge + NT)
    Elrond:INTJ *He is directing, and responding (chart the course + NT)
    Sauron: ENTJ *He is directing, and initiating (in charge + NT)
    Aragorn:ISTP *He is directing, responding, motive oriented (which would be ISTP or INFJ)...he becomes more affiliative as the series/books unfold, but I feel its reluctant, and arrived at through aspirational forces (therefore ISTP)
    Galadriel:ENFJ *She seems more outwardly affiliative and power driven (E + NF + Fe)
    Frodo:ISFP *He seems to be very concerned with doing the right thing, but not really all that affiliative (Fi + SP)
    Arwen:ENFJ *She seems more outwardly affiliative than an ENFP (FJ)

    Sam:ISFJ *takes his duty very very seriously! (SJ)
    Merry:ESTP *More logical of the two trouble makers (T + SP)
    Pippin:ESFP *He seems rather playful (SP)
    Gimli:ESTJ *He seems quite certain of his dwarf paradigm (SJ)
    Legolas:ISTJ *He doesn't do much...follows along without a hitch (SJ)
    Boromir:ESTJ *He seemed driven to gain the ring in order to protect his people (SJ)

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    Ok, I agree with a few typings, but the majority I've seen so far are a long way off for me. I'm going more by the books, because numerous characters in the films were either given a completely different role and personality or simplified quite a bit to save space and change focus.

    Here's mine, with a few explained in greater detail. If anyone wants me to justify an individual typing I'd be happy to have a go, it's too much work right now to provide a rationale for the lot, so I'm just going to note a few special cases:

    The fellowship

    Aragorn: ENFJ
    Gandalf: ENTP (there seriously is no TJ about the man/wizard/maia! Very little forward planning in his leadership, and not much fondness for taking a leadership role at all, he generally only does so when pushed into it by others: his preference is for inspiring others to do the right thing by spreading his own wisdom, and setting a positive example with his own actions)
    Frodo: INFP
    Sam: ISFJ
    Gimli: ISTJ
    Legolas: Hard to be certain, but could be ENFP - this makes the unlikely friendship of opposites with Gimli gain significance too; they're probably opposite personalites as well as races.
    Boromir: ESTP (ESTJ? Seriously, ppl!)
    Merry: Seems like an Se dominant type in the movies, but the characters of the two younger hobbits are altered quite a bit for comic relief purposes. In the books it's hard to be certain, but he seems most like a mature ENTJ overall. He shows a lot of imagination and decisiveness when in a leadership position, most notably in the battle at the end of the book.
    Pippin: Probably ESFP The N/S balance doesn't seem all that certain though.

    Other characters

    Theoden: ESFJ
    Eomer: xSTP I'm not sure on the E/I balance, he seems slightly more E overall but seems to have quite a strong Ti.
    Eowyn: ISFP Classic ISFP-ness!
    Denethor: INTJ? (but could easily be INFJ; what's obvious more than anything is a lack of effective judgement of any kind as his Ni fuelled paranoia spirals wildly out of control)
    Faramir: INFP (yes, a mature one!)
    Arwen xNFP, she may seem more definitely extraverted in the movies.

    Galadriel: ENTJ (This is much more obvious if you follow the course of her long life through Tolkien's other writngs. She's a dominant personality who loves to rule and create her own vision of order and perfection, she seems to be motivated by this above all. We mustn't take her refusing of the ring too lightly, it really is the ultimate temptation to her, and her rejection a sign of final maturity, coming to terms with her own nature and realising that the quest for ultimate power, if fulfilled, would make her no better than Sauron himself.)
    Gollum: I'm not so sure we can type the crazies! I'm not even going to attempt him right now.

    The riduculous Bombadil is definitely Ne dominant, probably ENFP
    Bilbo seems quite ENFP too. Ne dom again in any case. It comes across more strongly in The Hobbit though.

    Elrond is hard to type, but I would go with a mature INTx, with INTJ being first choice (he's been around thousands of years, he should be mature by now!)

    Sauron is an obvious ExTJ but I'm not so certain which. He actually displays characteristics of both types at various points (more obvious in the Silmarilion and Tolkien's notes). In comparison to his very obviously ENTJ master Melkor (of whom Sauron was for a long time only a servant) he seems much more S. He's far more pragmatic and limited in his goals and only wishes to control the outward actions of others, in contrast to Melkor who ambitiously wished to bring the very substance of the world under his dominion. He seems also at times to not be very flexible in his thought and to stick rigidly to his preconcieved notions, as in his management of the war and total failure to project himself into the minds of his enemies. On the other hand he displays imagination and flexibility in bringing about the downfall of Numenor and infiltrating the Elves to learn the secrets of their rings. I can't decide either way.
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