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    2 0.49%
  • ISTP

    4 0.98%
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    I, for one, am not a bastard, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uumlau View Post
    Yeah, INTJs are never snarky.

    Nor do we go for irony.

    But above all, we are never, ever sarcastic.
    Yet somehow you manage to be neither funny nor charming... So...
    House must have something else going for him.
    Quote Originally Posted by Nicodemus View Post
    I, for one, am not a bastard, though.
    Debatable. :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Salomé View Post
    Yet somehow you manage to be neither funny nor charming... So...
    House must have something else going for him.
    If only I had a British ENTP comedian playing me on TV.

    An argument is two people sharing their ignorance.

    A discussion is two people sharing their understanding, even when they disagree.

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    Any type can be funny. House is an INTJ because he is ni-te-fi-se. Inferior se is obvious in his inability to deal with his leg injury and his tendency to abuse the function when he's stressed or depressed (which is, you know, all the time). Hence the motorcycle, the inability to clean his house or take care of his appearance, driving a car through a wall, etc. Sensing is actually his weakest function, not feeling. He has a fairly strong moral code, it's just private and out of touch with everyone else's. He's not great at dealing with his emotions though. Tertiary fi fits perfectly. Fi types are often typed as less feeling than they are, because, being introverted, the feeling is less obvious to the outside observer. House is a clear te user. He has a directive style and he deals with the outer world logically rather than emotionally. He is a leader who tells his team what to do and where to go. He thinks aloud and uses a whiteboard to organize his thinking process. In the diagnostic process, one of his main roles is to judge the ideas that his team brainstorms and decide what to do. He is a judgemental person who often criticizes other people with externalized logic. He could almost be an ENTJ except that his ni is even stronger. When House comes up with a potential diagnosis himself, he is pretty stubborn about it until he's been proven wrong (at which point he'll move on, like any good INTJ). He doesn't brainstorm or entertain multiple potential diagnoses, he gets an idea and analyzes the hell out of it, and he generates the grand idea by synthesizing symptoms and the lesser ideas of his team. He does the ni-te thing outside of work too, synthesizing knowledge to form grand notions like "everybody lies", which usually take the form of an external judgement. Really, he's one of the clearest INTJs on TV. Perhaps he looks superficially entpish because he's funny, lively, and superficially disorganized due to inferior se. INTJs actually have more in common with ENTPs than INTPs because of the shared N-dom T-aux. Many INTJs (including myself) can adopt an ENTP "mask", particularly at work, where we're often more comfortable socially (and therefore more e-like and fe-like). House is based on Sherlock Holmes, a classic INTJ, so its unsurprising he's one too. Compare him to the BBC's Sherlock, for instance - they're practically the same character.

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    INTJ works on a Keirseyan level as well. He's obviously NT. He's also an introvert. He does enjoy messing with people and cracking jokes, and he requires a team to exercise te, but social interaction ultimately wears him out rather than invigorating him and he's often seen retreating to his office or his home to recharge. He's a genuine misanthrope, rather than a mere cynic like Dr. Cox from Scrubs (who shows what an ENTP would look like in a House-esque role). He is messy and unkempt, but that's because he's an intuitive who doesn't focus on his physical circumstances (inferior se). He's obviously a J. He's stubborn, judgmental, controlling, arrogant, directive, driven, single-minded and determined. Like Holmes, he will not rest until the case is solved. He needs closure. He's also pretty routinized when you think about it. He's had the same job forever and has no real desire to shake up his life. I get the impression he dislikes change. Look at how he reacted when Cuddy wanted to change the carpet in his office because it had a stain on it. A perciever wouldn't have cared. House went crazy (er) and waged war against Cuddy until she let him keep the carpet. He looks like a p superficially because he's lazy about clinic duty and other nonsense, but INTJs are often lazy about things they don't care about, particularly when they're being forced to do them, and doubly so if its stupid and inefficient (like putting a brilliant diagnostician like House on clinic duty is). He's not lazy at all when it comes to the work he actually cares about. He lives for his work as a diagnostician. People too often assign all xxxJs tendencies of the SJ temperament, like conscientiousness, attention to detail, and deference to authority. House displays none of these, but that doesn't make him an xxxP.
    Edit: He's also 5w4. Obviously.
    Last edited by Emotionalogic; 09-28-2013 at 02:54 PM.

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    No wonder the world is such a fucking mess. Almost 1000 posts devoted to debating the purely hypothetical type of a purely FICTIONAL character...

    There is no correct answer to be had. Unless you get a statement from the show's creator which says "I understand MBTI and wrote House as an INTJ" it doesn't matter what you think. Nor does it matter that most people disagree with you. I'm pretty sure Sir Arthur Conon Doyle didn't write Sherlock as an INTJ either. And not just because both characters have near superhuman powers of deduction, and as we all know, INTJs suck ass at deductive logic.

    What this debate does highlight though, is just how absurd the machinations of typology are. "Sure maybe he looks like an ENTP, but that just his inferior Se acting out." Lol.
    Reasoning thusly, any type can look like any other type. In short, it's a bunch of bollocks.

    Someone who spent 7? seasons in thrall to his inferior function would likely not be able to hold down a day job. House is a drug addict, routinely gets drunk, into fights, and hooks up with prostitutes. All without noticeably impeding his performance at work. He is a stimulation junkie. He is a prankster. He is a maverick. And a narcissist. (Despite this last, he is not an INTJ.) He cares about solving problems only to the point of achieving a diagnosis. He doesn't generally care whether his patients live or die - i.e he is not "results-oriented" at all. He doesn't care about his department's performance, as long as he has stimulating work to do. He will work a case even after the patient is dead. He is captivated by (apparently) unsolvable puzzles - that's a Ti thing. His whiteboard sessions are not evidence of Te - he doesn't proceed methodically. He doesn't plan what he is going to do. They are Ne brainstorming sessions. He often solves a problem via analogy - pure Ne. He proceeds by trial and error. He does nothing by the book. He improvises constantly. He is the opposite of conscientious. And he is never dull.
    It is always amusing to watch INTJs jumping through hoops to try to associate their type with someone charismatic though...

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    If everyone thinks he's either INTJ or ENTP, and he's too driven to put visionary outlines into action without amazing logic for INTP, then the most reasonable choice might be the middle ground of ENTJ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Salomé View Post
    No wonder the world is such a fucking mess. Almost 1000 posts devoted to debating the purely hypothetical type of a purely FICTIONAL character...

    There is no correct answer to be had. Unless you get a statement from the show's creator which says "I understand MBTI and wrote House as an INTJ" it doesn't matter what you think. Nor does it matter that most people disagree with you. I'm pretty sure Sir Arthur Conon Doyle didn't write Sherlock as an INTJ either. And not just because both characters have near superhuman powers of deduction, and as we all know, INTJs suck ass at deductive logic.

    What this debate does highlight though, is just how absurd the machinations of typology are. "Sure maybe he looks like an ENTP, but that just his inferior Se acting out." Lol.
    Reasoning thusly, any type can look like any other type. In short, it's a bunch of bollocks.

    Someone who spent 7? seasons in thrall to his inferior function would likely not be able to hold down a day job. House is a drug addict, routinely gets drunk, into fights, and hooks up with prostitutes. All without noticeably impeding his performance at work. He is a stimulation junkie. He is a prankster. He is a maverick. And a narcissist. (Despite this last, he is not an INTJ.) He cares about solving problems only to the point of achieving a diagnosis. He doesn't generally care whether his patients live or die - i.e he is not "results-oriented" at all. He doesn't care about his department's performance, as long as he has stimulating work to do. He will work a case even after the patient is dead. He is captivated by (apparently) unsolvable puzzles - that's a Ti thing. His whiteboard sessions are not evidence of Te - he doesn't proceed methodically. He doesn't plan what he is going to do. They are Ne brainstorming sessions. He often solves a problem via analogy - pure Ne. He proceeds by trial and error. He does nothing by the book. He improvises constantly. He is the opposite of conscientious. And he is never dull.
    It is always amusing to watch INTJs jumping through hoops to try to associate their type with someone charismatic though...
    First you pontificate on why this thread and MBTI applied to fiction is useless, then you strain vainly to show he's ENTP (using exactly the same arguments as the last 100 pages of people who think he's ENTP). INTJs dont "suck ass" at deductive logic. John Nash and Isaac Newton were INTJs. I'm pretty sure they were better at deductive logic than you. MBTI measures preference, not ability. House (and every other diagnostitian in history) uses inductive logic, the INTJ's preference. He doesn't start from premises and deduce the inevitable conclusion. He looks at evidence (symptoms) and connects the dots, synthesizing information and theories to produce a diagnosis, usually in a "Eureka!" moment. That's ni at work right there. And House would[ never be able to hold down a day job in real life, precisely because he's a messed up addict in thrall to inferior se. That's why it's a TV Show. Being a stimulation junkie is a se thing, not a ne thing. Drug addiction, getting drunk, getting into fights, whoring; do you really think those are signs of Ne and not Se? . It's all signs of the infamous inferior se binges INTJs are known for. Read up on the types: http://www.personalitypage.com/INTJ.html . Being a prankster, a maverick, and a narcissist could apply to INTJ or ENTP. "He cares about solving problems only to the point of achieving a diagnosis"; you do realized that's a meaningless tautology, right? Yeah, he only cares about solving problems to the point where the problem is solved. And he will not give up until the problem is solved. He's a j who needs closure. And he clearly does care about whether his patients live or die, he just says he doesn't and acts like he doesn't because he's an introverted misanthrope. "Dull, conscientious, by the book"; again you're assigning SJ temperament characteristics to NJs without seeing the difference. Obviously there's no correct answer, but INTJ fits him better than ENTP. If he's an ENTP, why all the Se binges? Why does he show zero fe and extrovert thinking instead (bossing his team around, bullying Cuddy, etc.). Why does he always pick and choose from his team's initial ideas rather than brainstorming himself? Why is he single minded and unwilling to consider the possibility of another diagnosis when he thinks he's right? Why does he obsess over having complete control over the details of his environment, like his carpet? Why does he need time alone to recharge and regard all social interaction (except with his close friend or when he wants something specific, like to play a joke) as a chore? Why does he display absolutely no p flexibility? Why does he clearly enjoy being the boss? Why does he nihilistically ponder the universe in such a ni, Schopenhauer/Nietzsche style? Why does he clearly show fi instead of fe, having his own idea of right and wrong that ignores social norms and the needs of others? To put it clearly, why does he look exactly like an INTJ whose too depressed to engage in much long term planning?

    Edit: Oh wait, you're the genius who decided House just had to be ENTP because "he's fucking funny". I didn't take that into consideration. Since all funny people are ENTPs, and House is funny, he must be ENTP. How silly of me to ignore such an obvious dividing line. I suppose you must be an ENTP too, since you're obviously such a riot. And so must H.L. Mencken, Jane Austen, and Christopher Hitchens. All those people who typed them INTJ based on function analysis must be off because they overlooked the humor factor, which was so clearly outlined by Jung, Myers, and Briggs.

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    Seriously, House's humor is te, rather than ne. He's all about cutting people down without any regard to their feelings, and totally ignoring social norms like political correctness. ENTPs extrovert feeling, not thinking, remember? Their humor is more gentle, with more goofy ne associations. Compare Mark Twain, Oscar Wilde, and Groucho Marx to Ambrose Bierce, H.L. Mencken, and House.

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