I wasn't talking about you. I was talking about anyone who watches from the sideline with the desire to find out what type someone IS not what they WANT them to be. Individuals will always try to rig the answers so they get the type they want (even if they don't know what it is yet). It's called self serving bias, though usually the term is applied in relation to intelligence and 'objective' measures. In this case, it's not about who's better than someone else, except insofar as it makes someone want to be a certain way.Originally Posted by ptgatsby
You left out the third option which is, observe behavior, and instead of matching it up to types, I match it up to cognitive functions. The combinations that come up most commonly are the ones that decide his type. In this case, he connects two situations (that's how he solves the cases almost every time) and then he detaches for a moment to make sure it makes sense. Either that, or he skips the detachment period and goes to his team and asks them to make sure it makes sense.House is fictional - he is not the actor. It works only two ways;
1) You can observe a person and find out their cognitive functions... in this case, you cannot type House in this method (the actor is what you are observing.)
2) You can observe behaviour and compare it to similar types (ie: the actor can pretend to be someone by taking on characteristics that the character would have - the actor thinks differently than the character he plays - ie: you cannot determine how any fictional character is cognitively wired because the character doesn't exist, only the actor pretending to be the character).
But even if I were to choose one of your bizarre methods, I would still end up with ENTP. I will not elaborate.
Read the most previous comment.In case 1), as you claim, you could theoretically know how someone operates just by watching him... In case 2), you are saying that you cannot observe anyone because anyone can become someone else (thus making observation -> function impossible).
It means that you are either typing the actor and not the character or you are typing the character on a flawed model.