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    Okay, I've got only one Stephen King book I like...

    The Eyes of the Dragon.
    Peter: ENTJ (again a perfect one... bleh! Where are the interesting fictional ENTJs?)
    Flagg: INFP (yay, an INFP villain!)
    Thomas: ISFP? ESFP?
    Peyna: ESTJ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tamske View Post
    Flagg: INFP (yay, an INFP villain!)
    Explain.
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    Flagg has an instinct for mischief - he responds to his urges to visit Thomas, for example. His thoughts are turned and twisted like in a hall of mirrors (described in comparison to Peyna, who's very straightforward) and he can't imagine someone thinking straight ahead without hidden agenda.
    He acts on emotions - dark ones, of course.
    He is able to devise a plan once he sets his mind to it, true... but the motivations for his actions are hate and a desire for destroying, not personal gain.
    He's good at playing on the emotions of people - casting doubts and fear.
    As for Perceiving... he prefers to keep his ears and eyes open and act whenever the occasion seems good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tamske View Post
    Flagg has an instinct for mischief - he responds to his urges to visit Thomas, for example. His thoughts are turned and twisted like in a hall of mirrors (described in comparison to Peyna, who's very straightforward) and he can't imagine someone thinking straight ahead without hidden agenda.
    He acts on emotions - dark ones, of course.
    He is able to devise a plan once he sets his mind to it, true... but the motivations for his actions are hate and a desire for destroying, not personal gain.
    He's good at playing on the emotions of people - casting doubts and fear.
    As for Perceiving... he prefers to keep his ears and eyes open and act whenever the occasion seems good.
    I don't understand why much of this is deemed INFP and not applicable to other types.

    More complicated is the fact that Walter (from Dark Tower) = Flagg and seems to be a different style personality altogether, this could be a flaw in King's writing (in terms of creating an inconsistent personality just to further his plot device). I think Walter comes off as far more ENTP.

    EDIT: I haven't read Eyes of the Dragon recently, so my ideas of Flagg come from The Stand, where I think he was far more prominent. Sorry for missing that point.
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    I've only read Eyes of the Dragon... From your post, I gather that Flagg is quite inconsistent. I'll scratch him and stick to human characters for typecasting.
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    uhh, shit... i've always thought his characters would be quite hard to type.

    the dark tower series
    roland: i?tj ?
    eddie: entp?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tamske View Post
    Okay, I've got only one Stephen King book I like...
    Flagg: INFP (yay, an INFP villain!)

    Thats either a joke, my friend, or you hail from the far reaches of the Twilight Zone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edge View Post
    uhh, shit... i've always thought his characters would be quite hard to type.

    the dark tower series
    roland: i?tj ?
    eddie: entp?
    Roland:ISTP
    eddie: ENTP
    Jake: INFJ

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    Stand's version Flagg is probably IN?J. Well, he seems J once he gains power (which is most of the book), anyways. His years of aimless wandering might imply a some P tendencies.

    It's been a couple three years since I read the Stand, though.
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