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    Default Aubrey/Maturin (Master and Commander) types?

    My guesses for the Aubrey/Maturin (Master and Commander) Novels.


    Captain Jack Aubrey---- ESTJ

    Stephen Maturin ----- INTJ


    Agreements? Challenges? Additions?

    I have the sneaking fear that tumbleweeds are all that are going to be going on in this thread!

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    I am so unsure of Hornblower's type. He is complex. I certainly welcome challenges on it.

    In the books, he always seems to do the best under pressure when he gets inspirations on what to do.



    Horatio Hornblower Characters (from the books)

    Hornblower INTJ

    Maria --his first wife ISFJ (unhappy marriage)
    Barbara -- his second wife ESTJ (happy marriage)
    Marie -- his lover INFP
    Bush -- ISTP


    Horatio Hornblower - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    He (Hornblower) regards himself as cowardly, dishonest, and, at times, disloyal--never crediting his ability to persevere, think rapidly, organize, or cut to the nub of a matter and put such things aside while staying focused on the priority of the moment. His sense of duty, hard work, and a drive to succeed make these imagined negative characteristics undetectable by everyone but him, and being introspective, he blows up petty things beyond reasonable measure to reinforce his poor self image.

    His introverted nature continually isolates him from the people around him, including his closest friend, William Bush, and his wives never fully understand him. He is guarded with nearly everyone and reticent to the point of giving offense, unless the matter is the business of discharging his duty as a Kings' officer, in which case he is clear, decisive, and almost loquacious while giving orders and instructions, as the needs of the exigency demand.

    His introspection makes him a very self-conscious and lonely man, a characteristic which is displayed even in the short fiction about his career as a midshipman and lieutenant; through most of the books, the enforced isolation of being "The captain" (and later, as Admiral) in the Royal Navy makes him lonelier still.

    He suffers from severe chronic seasickness, especially occurring at the beginning of his voyages and for a time was known derisively as the midshipman who was sick (in the excellent sheltered harbour) at Spithead.

    He has an immense reading appetite and can discourse on the works of various contemporary figures of literature and the classics, has mastered the difficult art of celestial navigation and its arcane mathematics to the point that in Lydia he made a perfect landfall while voyaging five months out of sight of land or contact with other ships (an interpretation of his orders to maintain secrecy)

    and furthermore, plays excellent whist, essentially professionally—a talent which he uses to maintain himself financially from time to time, as when a “not confirmed” field promotion to commander was never confirmed. This left him in an unfortunate position of debt to his government, having to pay back the difference in the two salaries; a job he was quite capable of undertaking with the help of his card playing abilities...

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    From the Alexander Kent series (It is another Age of Sail type series):

    Richard Bolitho --- I have only read Stand Into Danger so I am not entirely sure about his type and wish there were someone here who had a thought about it.

    He has a very NF "Feel" at times in the one book.


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    Among his fellow officers, Bolitho was known for his tactical ingenuity, his daring, and his disregard of both convention and political expediency. He rose to high rank--despite the opposition of less competent men--because of his ability to win crucial victories against seemingly impossible odds. Among the men of the fleet, Bolitho was known as a demanding but scrupulously fair and humane captain. The men sometimes referred to him, though never to his face, as "Equality Dick." His reputation as a paragon of decency in a brutal world created a fierce sense of loyalty among those who had served under him.

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    Actually, maturin has always struck me as an INTP for some reason?
    He doesn't count money, he's very much in the blue sometimes etc.

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    Yes, I could buy INTP too. I guess I would just have so much sympathy for a INTP in the Royal Navy that I was resistant to that when I was thinking about it, lol. But it makes more sense.

    I am so thrilled that someone else wants to talk age of sail fiction.

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    Okay, so I was re-reading Lord Hornblower and in it Forester describes Hornblower as: "...His was a temperment that longed for affection, for the proofs of love; but a lifetime of self-discipline in an unrelentling world had made it difficult, almost impossible, for him to let the fact appear. Within him there was always the lurking fear of a rebuff, something too horrible to risk. He was always gaurded with himself, guarded with the world..." Lord Hornblower, C.S. Forester (1946) p.14.

    So I now I sort of change my opinion to him being a very repressed INFP!

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    So the movie comes from a book? I didn't know... That's exciting news.
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    Maturin's always been one of my favorite INTPs.

    Aubrey, I'd bet the cash on ESFP.

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    Okay, changing my stance again...Hornblower is INTJ, he's just apparently a love hungry INTJ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heart View Post
    My guesses for the Aubrey/Maturin (Master and Commander) Novels.


    Captain Jack Aubrey---- ESTJ

    Stephen Maturin ----- INTJ


    Agreements? Challenges? Additions?

    I have the sneaking fear that tumbleweeds are all that are going to be going on in this thread!
    I love me some Captain Jack.

    I took it to be an INTP/INFJ "relationship" in the movie. The books? Dunno! I could easily see an ESTJ captain drawing from an INTJ doctor. I'll have to read those. *adds to list*
    eNFJ 4w3 sx/so 468 tritype
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    RLUEI, Choleric/Melancholic
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    Dramatic>Sensitive>Serious

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