anyway, i'm absolutely convinced of ISTJ.
i don't even see how there's a question.
Yeah you make some good points, can you discuss a little more the process by which Si makes intuitive insights regarding its surroundings?
I don't understand the inner workings of Si very well, and I was very new at this when I declared Dexter to be INTJ.
For instance, I was at a club the other night with an ISFJ friend and he saw some really southern rocky-sounding band name written on the wall and observed that "They're probably southern rock."
I couldn't decide if this was Si or Ni, because I'm not sure I understand the relationship between the two...I think Si may be the most poorly understood of the eight functions, in general.
How do Si and Ni differ and how do you tell the difference when it comes to realizing things that were not derived specifically from past concrete experience (like Dexter knowing where to go to save Deb from Rudy)?
If you could be anything you want, I bet you'd be disappointed--am I right?
I'd say Dexter is just a pyschopathic INTP who's been trained to cover his footsteps. It's not as if an INTP doesn't plan either; he only plans his murders (usually plans them), frankly a serial killer who didn't plan their murders beforehand would probably be really damn dumb and would get caught quickly. I see Ti as being the function that defines him and definitely not Si or Ni. Everything is sorted through his Ti principles.