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    Default Shakespearean Characters MBTI (Two plays at a time currently, but feel free to add)

    There are of course, various interpretations of a character depending on which versions you see, but perhaps it's worth having a crack at this anyway...Minor characters are hard as well

    Macbeth

    Witches (collective) INTP/INTJ/INFP
    Macbeth: INTP/INTJ (though maybe his N is just Shakespeare's N because he doesn't catch on to his wife's wordplay straight away in Act 1 Scene 5)
    Lady Macbeth: ESFJ/ENFJ
    Duncan: INFJ
    Banquo: ISFJ
    Fleance: Not sure
    Macduff ESTJ/ESFJ?
    Lady Macduff: ISFJ/ISTJ
    The Macduff child: ENFJ
    Malcolm: INTJ
    Donalbain INFP

    Romeo and Juliet
    Romeo: INFP
    Juliet: INFP/ISFJ
    Mercutio ENTP
    Nurse ESFP/ISFP???
    Benvolio: INFP
    Tybalt ESTJ/ISTJ/ENTJ???
    Lady Capulet ESFJ
    Lord Capulet:ESTJ
    Friar Laurence: INFJ/ISFJ

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    Hamlet - ENFJ
    Richard III - INTJ
    Shylock - ISTJ?

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    Hamlet as an E and a J? He doesn't really talk, at least honestly or very willingly, to anyone except Horatio and that's pretty rare. Instead, he plots and plans entirely on his own. And the entire play is basically him running around having no idea what to do or whether to act at all. "To be or not to be", have to say, is pretty not J. He's either INTP or INFP, in my eyes.
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    Ok, he doesn't talk to PEOPLE much, but I mean, he is the epitomy of soliquoy and dramatic speeches (despite it just being him talking to himself.. but.. whatever ). I think he also captures the ups and lows of an ENFJ.

    He can give quite the speech to people though (like in the theater scene).

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    I always got the feeling that he was a depressed extrovert from some of his behavioral quirks in a way... it's amazing how morbid a depressed extrovert can be
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    I'm more curious if I have agreement on Shylock. Talk about a guy who won't budge on the smallest infraction.

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    I've only read Hamlet, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Othello (that's the one I know the best) and Romeo and Juliet... so no Shylock

    However... I'd say that Othello was probably an SJ and Iago an NT... best guesses ESTJ and INTJ
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    Quote Originally Posted by KDude View Post
    Ok, he doesn't talk to PEOPLE much, but I mean, he is the epitomy of soliquoy and dramatic speeches (despite it just being him talking to himself.. but.. whatever )
    By this standard, no major Shakespearean characters are Introverts (especially not dramatic leads).

    I've read Much Ado About Nothing, All's Well That Ends Well, MacBeth, Othello (probably my favorite), Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night's Dream (actually in a production of this) and The Tempest (also in a production of this). So I'm also out on Shylock. My knowledge of him is too peripheral and incomplete.
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    I'm quite familiar with ExxJs giving soliloquies

    and theater then usually included a lot of things of that sort didn't it?
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    For the record, I'm going off the socionics description..which compares them to Hamlet (literally). EIE

    That said, enfjs can get pretty withdrawn, I think. Even by MBTI terms, it's said they need a lot of time alone, and might turn to dark thoughts. The only ENFJ I know well is like this. She's a psychologist of all things too... and yet, she secretly tells me she "hates people". :confused:

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