As mentioned in the thread regarding House's type it came up about Sherlock Holmes. Now, as I'm sure most of you know, Holmes has been typed previously by many as an INTP but there are some facets of that persona which just don't seem to match up with the INTP personality. Now I'm wondering if others see the same thing.
Firstly Holmes is VERY observant. Now for an INTP to notice that you've cut your hair firstly he has to have nothing else dominating his thinking. Considering that Holmes ALWAYS had other things running through his mind I am amazed that he even noticed that people wore clothes never mind who made them and the specks of railway soot on the left cuff.
Secondly there is the whole disguise stuff and going off to get information from people. I'd expect an INTP to read all about a person but go and meet them? Why? You have all the pertinent facts on this sheet of paper and can now construct the meeting with absolute clarity and hence don't need to bother.
Thirdly as far as I am aware the thinking expressed by Mr Holmes when drawing his conclusions is closer to that of an INTJ or an ISTP than an INTP in my estimation.
What do you think?
Is Holmes an INTP or a mish mash of multiple personas to create a super detective?