Hey, everyone. I haven't posted here in a while. I've been playing around with this topic in my mind lately and I thought this would be a good place to post it.
I'm Filipino and, like many other Filipinos, I'm very proud of that fact. Add being an INTJ into the mix and the result is that I think about my Filipino-ness a lot, especially about what a Filipino is and what a Filipino can be. It's been at a point where it's very easy to envision a "quintessential Filipino," a character that embodies all of the culturally-influenced behaviors and even some of the admittedly more justifiable stereotypes associated with the Filipino ethnicity.
I've tried to assign a type to this character; I think ENFJ captures it best. I'm sold on it being at least an EF. Filipinos in and out of their own ethnic communities are known for being warm, personable people. I'd bet N because the quintessential Filipino tends to be dreamy, definitely in the vein of an NF idealist. The quintessential Filipino also tends to be motivated to act on behalf of or for the benefit of others. They will often take the cause of another to heart, even if they do not directly benefit from the success of that cause. From what I gather, this is a very ENFJ thing to do.
Of course, reality isn't so simple. People will be who they are, giving into and regardless of cultural influence. Nevertheless, I'm curious to see if any of you out there have had similar musings about your own ethnicities. If you had to describe your ethnicity as a certain type, which one would it be and why? And for all my fellow Filipinos and Filipinas on this forum, what do you think about a quintessential Filipino character being described as an ENFJ? Would you classify your vision of this character differently?