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    Jane- INFJ with Hans Landa syndrome
    Lisbon- ESFJ
    Rigsby- ESTP
    Cho- ISTP
    Van Pelt- INFJ
    Minelli- ESTJ
    Bosco- ISTJ
    Hightower- ENTJ
    Red John- INTJ
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aleksei View Post
    Jane- INFJ with Hans Landa syndrome
    Lisbon- ESFJ
    Rigsby- ESTP
    Cho- ISTP
    Van Pelt- INFJ
    Minelli- ESTJ
    Bosco- ISTJ
    Hightower- ENTJ
    Red John- INTJ
    I disagree about the main cast.
    Okay... Jane is probably INFJ, even though there's sligth chance he could be ENFJ too... that's because he enjoys people to a great extend... but then he'd be primary Fe and secondary Ni... which doesn't quite seem right.

    Rigsby is clearly an ESTJ. There isn't anything P about him at all. He's the man of duty, clearly. He also has that SJ awkwardness that can be seen in many SJs, especially Es (because they are more visible than we intros are). He's always the one asking whether something is normal or not... and is always surprised when his "ordinary" pals tell him they have done all kinds of things an "ordinary" person (by his standards) would not do.

    Cho is also a clear INTJ. First of all, he has no facial or emotional expressions. Okay, in many ways ISTP and INTJ are very similar on this.. they can both look very calm and 'sturdy', as if there was nothing that could bother them. However, I don't think Cho has much appreciation for Se side of the life (that ISTPs would love to embrace), instead he prefers the NiTe side of the life. In one episode Rigsby is pondering on a moral dilemma, and asks Cho for guidance for his complex problem. Cho simply says that the problem is not complex, it's only a question of which one of the two options he wants to choose. I think this is clear display of Ni thinking, especially of NiTe thinking.

    Van Pelt... not an INFJ. Does she appear similar to Jane at all? I don't think so. She's a clear ISFJ in my opinion. At the beginning of the series she clashed few times with Jane on matters of religion and things beyond. She wanted to believe in something extra-ordinary, while Jane consistently showed flaws in her logic. Van Pelt was offended when her beliefs and customs were questioned by Jane's logic. I think that would make her Si over Ni... and thus ISFJ. ISFJs are also more prone to believe in the kindness of others, than INFJs are.

    However, I agree Lisbon being ESFJ.

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    Jane doesn't seem to like talking too much. He's a showoff, certainly, but he shows off for the sake of it, not for social interaction or approval; he's an introvert.

    Van Pelt isn't too similar to Jane, sure, but Jane is far from a typical INFJ. He was almost certainly ENTP back during his fake psychic days, and his behavior still reflects that to an extent, you might notice he isn't similar at all to the numerous INFJs on this site either. Grace isn't particularly procedurally oriented the way, say, Lisbon or Minelli are. She's very meticulous like her teammates are, but she's rather interpersonally oriented; her detective work being based on deductions about said relations. One could even say she's ENFJ (Fe Ni) instead, but she seems even more introverted than Jane.

    I could buy ESTJ and INTJ for Cho and Rigsby though.
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    Jane - INFJ
    Lisbon - ESFJ
    Rigsby - xSTJ
    Cho - INTJ
    Van Pelt - ISFJ

    Jane might look like an ENTP at times, but functionally they're not very far from each other: Both are primary Ns with the following two functions switched: FeTi and TiFe. This is also the formula for an ideal companion according to some theories... It makes sense that INFJ and ENTP are closely related.

    Van Pelt is an obvious ISFJ to me.

    I haven't decided on Rigsby, it's between ISTJ and ESTJ.

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    E. He's socially awkward, but more than a bit of a showoff, and unlike Jane he enjoys talking.

    See my points above. Van Pelt is an N.
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    Jane, INFJ? INFJs could never fake confidence like that.

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    Jane used to be ENTP (His Ti is probably still a tad stronger than his Fe). His arrogance carried over.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aleksei View Post
    Jane used to be ENTP (His Ti is probably still a tad stronger than his Fe). His arrogance carried over.

    Sorry, as in his arrogance went away? Really? I'm in Australia so we might be behind on episodes. I always considered him to be an ENTP and Simon Baker to be the INFJ. Maybe his real life personality or something is coming through in his performance. Bad Baker! (Man, I couldn't find a disapproval smiley! )

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    Patrick Jane is one big clusterfuck of Ni and Te, but also Ti and (somewhat clinical) Fe.
    Those four are fairly even, although Ni is in the lead by a long shot.
    The guy has just taken his intuition/gut feeling to a conscious and refined level through training.
    Given his situation, being mad with grief over his family and obsessed with catching a killer to the point where he is constantly sleep-deprived...
    I think MBTI can kiss itself goodbye when it comes to getting a definite read on the guy.

    Ni-dom, though.
    His plastic Fe that comes out to play all the time is really odd. Shadowy?
    It's well learned, but that's what it is. Clinical, not natural.
    INFJs are usually better with people, in a way. More tactful and considerate, anyway.
    That leads me to say that he might be an INTJ.

    Not that I really want to claim to be his type because of some hype, it's not exactly my favorite series.
    He's annoying and uncooperative most of the time, even if what he does is sort of cool.

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    How does Jane show any Te? Like, at all?
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