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    Default Strong, interesting fictional characters... help!

    Please help me out on this!

    I am searching for strong, interesting fictional characters of every type. I want to use them as examples of the types, so they have to be quite clear.

    So far, I've got (mostly of Harry Potter - can you correct if I'm wrong about their type?):

    ESTJ: Vernon Dursley (Harry Potter)
    ISTJ: ???
    ESFJ: Molly Weasley, Gilderoy Lockhart (Harry Potter)
    ISFJ: Don Jos (opera Carmen)

    ENTJ: Stach (Koning van Katoren)
    INTJ: Voldemort (Harry Potter)
    ENTP: prof. Gobelijn (Jommeke)
    INTP: ???

    ESTP: Horace Slughorn (Harry Potter)
    ISTP: Arthur Weasley (Harry Potter)
    ESFP: Ludo Bagman (Harry Potter), Lambik (Suske & Wiske)
    ISFP: Harry Potter (Harry Potter)

    ENFJ: Dolores Umbridge (Harry Potter)
    INFJ: ???
    ENFP: Carmen (opera Carmen)
    INFP: Bastian Bux (Neverending Story)

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    Hermione might be ISTJ, though I don't know how clear that would be as I'm not a huge Potter fan.

    Piggy from The Lord of the Flies probably was ISTJ. You'll be able to find lots of essays analysing him because it's a classic often studied in schools.

    Adrian Monk is almost definitely ISTJ IMO, interesting and most would argue strong in his own way. He's heavily complicated by other factors though.

    Javert from Les Mis, certainly strong and interesting, though he might be too unhealthy for this (then again, you've got Delores Umbridge and Voldemort in there, so perhaps you're not bothered ).

    I'll post some of other types if I think of them.

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    ENTJ - Insp Morse
    INTP - Sherlock Homes (this one's famous but complex in interpretation)

    Can't think of any more of the top of my head...

    Btw, I would have thought Harry was a T. The reason being he seems more interested in theory than emotion usually and he's quite explosive with his emotion when he's upset which would be more indicative of an F shadow wouldn't it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xander View Post
    ENTJ - Insp Morse
    INTP - Sherlock Homes (this one's famous but complex in interpretation)

    Can't think of any more of the top of my head...

    Btw, I would have thought Harry was a T. The reason being he seems more interested in theory than emotion usually and he's quite explosive with his emotion when he's upset which would be more indicative of an F shadow wouldn't it?
    Close. But not quite there.
    Morse is an introvert. INTX.
    Sherlock is IXTP.

    You were a way more right than wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wildcat View Post
    Close. But not quite there.
    Morse is an introvert. INTX.
    Sherlock is IXTP.

    You were a way more right than wrong.
    Oh initially I would agree but I've spent long hours on these two. Apparently Morse was the subject of a discussion in an MBTI course and they argued it out to ENTJ. The way I see it the proof is in the shadow. Morse has no ESFP at all. He does appear introverted though but I know plenty of extroverts who buck the sociable trend.

    As for Holmes, it's not in that he notices everything because he doesn't. He misses out the right things for an NT. If you had a friend who acted like that (without the superhero detective bit) you'd probably think him an INTP. The thing is that investigation is his thing, so he is the master of it. Like so many INTPs where we're interested we seek to gain total mastery. I, at one point, developed a fascination with modern small arms. Now there's not too many people who would know what a STANAG magazine is or that it comes in 45 round capacity. Such are details but because I'm interested they are indelibly marked... I only wish I could say the same about people's birthdays
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    Thanks for these!
    Unfortunately, as I'm Dutch-speaking, I don't know Lord of the Flies, Adrian Monk and Javert...

    Harry Potter... I see more Fi than Fe in him... a lot more Fi.
    Holmes INTP: hell yes. "The earth is round? Right, now I'll forget it right away, 'cause I'm interested in crime solving and I don't want to fill my memory with other details."

    Quote Originally Posted by Xander View Post
    I, at one point, developed a fascination with modern small arms. Now there's not too many people who would know what a STANAG magazine is or that it comes in 45 round capacity. Such are details but because I'm interested they are indelibly marked... I only wish I could say the same about people's birthdays
    I can cite the first few sentences of every book that I like. I can't remember faces and names.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tamske View Post
    Harry Potter... I see more Fi than Fe in him... a lot more Fi.
    I really need to find a decent description for positive feedback versus negative feedback... See I'm positive feedback and to most people who aren't very familiar with me I seem much more like an F than I am. I reckon he's a T who cares what people think rather than an F.
    Quote Originally Posted by Tamske View Post
    Holmes INTP: hell yes. "The earth is round? Right, now I'll forget it right away, 'cause I'm interested in crime solving and I don't want to fill my memory with other details."
    Oh ISTJs can get very offended by that sentiment
    Quote Originally Posted by Tamske View Post
    I can cite the first few sentences of every book that I like. I can't remember faces and names.
    Why the first?

    Oh and doesn't "Oi you" work where you are?
    Isn't it time for a colourful metaphor?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xander View Post
    Why the first?
    Mostly because I'm a wannabe writer and I like to study beginning phrases. Of course, I can cite random phrases out of the middle and the ending, too! And tell about almost every character, even the minor ones.
    Oh and doesn't "Oi you" work where you are?
    It's difficult to manage a class with "oi you, stop looking around"...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tamske View Post
    Mostly because I'm a wannabe writer and I like to study beginning phrases. Of course, I can cite random phrases out of the middle and the ending, too! And tell about almost every character, even the minor ones.
    Ah. I guess the opening page is a bummer. Too much blank space, what first impression to give. I can imagine the anxiety attack now!!
    Quote Originally Posted by Tamske View Post
    It's difficult to manage a class with "oi you, stop looking around"...
    Isn't that what the board eraser was mean't for? With appropriate training you can "pick" any child out you like
    Isn't it time for a colourful metaphor?

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