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    personality type? always curious as to what. My guess is ISFP/ISFJ?

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    Which incarnation of the Joker are we talking about here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JivinJeffJones View Post
    Which incarnation of the Joker are we talking about here?
    Any one really, It's pretty open to discussion but the ISFP/ISFJ one reminds me of "the dark nights" version.

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    Although it's been discussed before (and is apparently somewhat controversial), I think the consensus generally has Ledger's Dark Knight Joker as an ENTP.

    Jack Nicholson's Joker is probably best defined as ESTP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jixmixfix View Post
    Any one really, It's pretty open to discussion but the ISFP/ISFJ one reminds me of "the dark nights" version.
    That joker is a pretty hard one to type. On the one hand he defines himself as not being a planner, but on the other hand he successfully carries out elaborate schemes suggestive of considerable Ni.

    You could argue for E over I on nothing more than the strength of his assertion than Batman "completes" him. Yet the Joker lies about himself throughout the movie. So that makes it hard to accept at face value anything he says about himself.

    All in all, this is one fictional insane character who could be any number of types. It's precisely this mystery which constitutes his menace. We don't know where he's really coming from.

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    The interrogation scene is where he really proves his ENTP-ness. When Batman slams his head on the desk, and the Joker's immediate response is to correct him ("never start with the head, it gets the victim thinking all fuzzy") completely without thinking, even when it's not necessarily in his best interests, that's probably the most indicative moment out of the entire movie.

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    He's an ENTP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Night View Post
    Ledger's Dark Knight Joker as an ENTP.
    Jack Nicholson's Joker is probably best defined as ESTP.
    These are types of these actors themselves. And maybe types of their characters too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sol_ View Post
    These are types of these actors themselves. And maybe types of their characters too.
    There's absolutely no way Ledger was an ENTP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JivinJeffJones View Post
    There's absolutely no way Ledger was an ENTP.

    I thought that seemed strange. But I don't know much about him, so I thought "maybe this person knows more about him than I do." But I always assumed he was an INFP.

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