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  • INTP

    74 18.09%
  • INTJ

    121 29.58%
  • INFP

    2 0.49%
  • INFJ

    2 0.49%
  • ISTP

    4 0.98%
  • ISTJ

    4 0.98%
  • ISFP

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  • ISFJ

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  • ESFJ

    6 1.47%
  • ESFP

    5 1.22%
  • ESTJ

    3 0.73%
  • ESTP

    1 0.24%
  • ENFJ

    1 0.24%
  • ENFP

    1 0.24%
  • ENTJ

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    Oh boy.

    House. A very good INTJ.

    He's not an extrovert because he doesn't tell others what he's thinking, he avoids explaining his thinking (in fact he does the roll of the eyes and the whole INTJ look that communicates "Poor poor stupid mortal" in ultra high fidelity).

    He's not a P because he organises others and excuses himself. Ps are the opposite to that trend. House is always asking of others what he himself is unwilling to provide.. that is what a twisted J does.

    You may also find that the man himself is an INTJ too....though now I've said it I'm going to have to go check myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xander View Post
    Oh boy.

    House. A very good INTJ.

    He's not an extrovert because he doesn't tell others what he's thinking, he avoids explaining his thinking (in fact he does the roll of the eyes and the whole INTJ look that communicates "Poor poor stupid mortal" in ultra high fidelity).

    He's not a P because he organises others and excuses himself. Ps are the opposite to that trend. House is always asking of others what he himself is unwilling to provide.. that is what a twisted J does.

    You may also find that the man himself is an INTJ too....though now I've said it I'm going to have to go check myself.
    :rolli: If you were a doctor applying for a spot on House's team, he'd have you fired before the first commercial break with that kind of analysis!

    EEEEEExtravert!

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    P.S. Copied/Moved a bunch of posts from that INTJ thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nocapszy View Post
    His consistent rule breaking, procrastination, willingness and aptitude toward reconsidering his conclusions, and the oneuping/challenging nature of him strikes me as far one the NTP scale.
    J, J, J and J. Just as you can say that those are P traits, those are also J traits too. J's can consistently break rules, procrastinate, reconsider conclusions and oneup/challenge others. All of those are situational and J's are as likely to do those things you listed as much as P's.

    Now assuming that most of us agree that House is an NT, the following would apply for and NTJ:
    J's (especially NTJ's) break rules when they don't feel that the rules are just/fair/right. In his position, I would do the same thing - plus, I'm always right so breaking rules isn't a big deal - just like House, he could justify the breaking of these rules.

    J's can procrastinate more than the P, it just depends on what they view as important at the moment. I put tons of things off when I don't want to do it or don't want to deal with it at that moment. Just because House procrastinates, does not mean he's a P - you need to understand the reasons behind the procrastination and as far as I can see, it's justifiable in his mind - meaning that he can be a procrastinating J. J tends to procrastinate with a reason, P's do it naturally.

    What part of a J can't reconsider conclusions? J's are the best at that, they act so fast that they have to reconsider conclusions, but if they did, they were right to do so - exactly how House is. J's need conclusions and therefore there are tons or conclusions to be made - House acts fast when making decisions/conclusions and he'll reconsider conclusion as long as new information comes in. I do that as an J and so does House.

    What part of a J wouldn't oneup/challenge? I challenge and oneup people all the time! A J does it to show off, like someone said, it's the mindset of "those poor dumb souls," I have to show them how it's really done. NTJ's are all about shaping the world around them to their own "vision" and House does exactly that. He challenges authority and people to show that he is right. J's always think that they are right and they will oneup/challenge anyone who disagrees.

    E, because he's so confident in his intuition, which is not the case of the INTJ or INTP. Or at least the INTJ doesn't show it off.
    Once again, that is situational, do you know how House grew up? He was a troubled youth, abused and moved around a lot. Just because he is confident with his intuition doesn't mean that he's not an introvert. He grew up believing and trusting only himself, why wouldn't he be confident and show it off? I do that do, I had many issues growing up and I can understand why he behaves the way he does.

    You make these claims like he is a normal, well-adjusted person. House has many issues, many unresolved issues and that has resulted in his current attitude and behaviour. If you take what he had to growing up, you can't say that that is an ENTP behaviour over an INTJ. Every ENTP on this board is different and so is every INTJ. Your arguments for the E and P is based on your experiences, not his!

    Like I've said before, you don't have to be extraverted to be E. You just have to favor the object world instead of the inner world. House does.
    How does House favor the object world? House is all about what he thinks, what he feels and what he had experienced. It is all internal, he draws his information from both outside and inside and that is his NT nature.

    Yes, you don't have to be extraverted to be E - E is about positive emotions. House has very little, if any, positive emotion. I's have negative emotions. Example, an E would seem more positive in emotions when dealing with everyday life over an I who would suffer from negative emotions - hence, more I's suffer from long-term depression than E's.

    Quote Originally Posted by Magic Poriferan View Post
    House isn't an Extravert!
    Quote Originally Posted by Nocapszy View Post
    Yes he is. I'm an E also and I hate dealing with people. Remember for ENTPs is people's primary functions is to serve as an audience. Especially if they applaud. Friends and foes are optional. ENTPs can be just as detached socially as INTPs, they're just louder about it and spend less time Tiing and more time Neing.
    Once again, situational. House was abused as a child, he moved around a lot, and he grew up in a military household. House didn't have people to relate to or people he could trust as he was growing up. House had his wife leave him because she did something that he didn't want/agree to. House has failed in diagonosing someone before and that resulted in the death of that patient. All of these would lead to many deep-rooted issues that make him seem like an E. In reality, if you can relate and truely understand these circumstances of House's childhood and life, you will see that an I would react the same way. He needs his audience because he needs someone to reassure his insecurities, he argues with others because he needs that reaction and he needs that applaud to make his life have meaning. I understand that because I can be the same way. I had my fair share of an audience when I was a shift manager at a restaurant or when I was working for the government. When an INTJ know they are right and they are deep-down insecure, they need the people to give meaning to their life and reasoning.

    Quote Originally Posted by Magic Poriferan View Post
    He hates dealing with anybody other than his own circle, and he practically hates them, too. He risks his job just to avoid giving presentations.
    Quote Originally Posted by Nocapszy View Post
    ENTPs can't? Come on now. If an ENTP thinks the presentation is stupid or a waste of time, they'll do everything they can to avoid it. An INTP will actually more likely trudge through it, unless confronted directly. ENTP will just find a way around it, which is what he does.
    You're right, an ENTP can hate presentations but that's not the point. If you are going to argue that all E's (or all ENTP)'s can't feel the same way, the same can be said about any other type. Everyone has an argument/exception to why a certain type is or isn't like that. We can all justify it a certain way. On that note, House does also trudge through it or avoid it when confronted with it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Magic Poriferan View Post
    He also spends tons of time alone, and needs it to come up with a solution. Sometimes, when he's with other people when it happens, he just suddenly tunes out the entire world. God knows that's what I do.
    Just because he's adroit doesn't mean he's an Extravert.
    Quote Originally Posted by Nocapszy View Post
    ENTP can't spend tons of time alone? ENTP doesn't need time alone to work on logical systems?
    Yes, classic Ne turning to Ti to check for validity.
    No, but there are plenty of other qualities about him that do.
    Here we go again. He enjoys time alone and just because he's with other people and requires an audience, does not make him an E. He is filled with negative emotions and is probably the most unpleasant person out there that supposedly deals with the public. He hates his job, he hates people and there is tons of reason for it - he's an extremely troubled adult with many unresolved issues. If you look hard enough, you can see those insecurities and that is why he may display E or P traits or traits from many different types. He is not your average guy, he has many issues (physically, mentally and emotionally) that has shaped him to be the troubled soul that he is.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nocapszy View Post
    He's not. Do you seriously see any J in him? If you do you're not looking hard enough.
    Seriously, if you don't see the J in him, you aren't looking hard enough. Look at the facts, at his past and stop putting your own experiences in it.

    ANYWAYS....he's just a fictional character in a TV series, I can't believe how hard we are arguing about this character's type. I think we all need a life.

    Well...that is my two cents. House is my hero - I love his show, even if he's fictional!
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    As a fan of the show and someone who is attempting to make a living writing for TV, I think this thread is fantastic...it's proof that House is one of the most compelling and well-written characters on television.

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    And a total extrovert. LAST WORD!
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    Just kidding! Carry on.
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    So Ivy, since House is such a hot topic, in so many ways, I'm just curious if one of the moderators would be so kind as to put up a poll to see what most people conclude House's type to be?

    I'm just curious....we all just can't get enough of Gregory House!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nonpareil View Post
    So Ivy, since House is such a hot topic, in so many ways, I'm just curious if one of the moderators would be so kind as to put up a poll to see what most people conclude House's type to be?

    I'm just curious....we all just can't get enough of Gregory House!
    Good idea! Stand by for poll--
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    I think he's an ENTP.
    I concur.

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