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    Question The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

    A very interesting read.

    For those who have read it,
    what is your opinion of the Christopher's (the main character) MBTI type?

    I have wondered about the answer to this question for a while.
    "The mathematician's patterns, like the painter's or the poet's must be beautiful; the ideas like the colours or the words, must fit together in a harmonious way. Beauty is the first test: there is no permanent place in the world for ugly mathematics..." - G.H. Hardy

    "Another roof, another proof." - Paul Erdős

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    Haha, good book! ISTJ is my guess.

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    Well, considering that he's an autistic child, wouldn't that make typing him very difficult, if not impossible?

    I know almost nothing about autism, though, so...
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    Extraversion (52%) ---- Introversion (48%)
    Sensing (26%) ---- iNtuition (74%)
    Thinking (16%) ---- Feeling (84%)
    Judging (5%) ---- Perceiving (95%)

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    Quote Originally Posted by arcticangel02 View Post
    Well, considering that he's an autistic child, wouldn't that make typing him very difficult, if not impossible?
    Not really, since he is high-functioning.

    From a functional standpoint, he seems to be extremely good at using Ti, Si, and Te (and possibly Ne?). He clearly is terrible at using Fe. The rest of the functions seem a little bit hazy in relation to his character.
    "The mathematician's patterns, like the painter's or the poet's must be beautiful; the ideas like the colours or the words, must fit together in a harmonious way. Beauty is the first test: there is no permanent place in the world for ugly mathematics..." - G.H. Hardy

    "Another roof, another proof." - Paul Erdős

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    Very nice recommend, my good man.

    INTP seems the closest fit for me.

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    I would say he makes good use of Ti and Si... Ti clearly strongly than Si.. and Ti/Fe just conflict as dominant/auxiliary functions so I would go for INTP based on that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Night View Post
    Very nice recommend, my good man.

    INTP seems the closest fit for me.
    He has a lot of trouble with figures of speech; I think this should probably rule out N.
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    I have trouble with figures of speech, plus I think that they are culturally biased. Ns aren't necessarily figurative in language, take the world figuratively, meaning they take it not as it is, but as it could be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eileen View Post
    He has a lot of trouble with figures of speech; I think this should probably rule out N.
    Err...no. I am 100% N and I have quite a knack for interpreting the speech of others' literally (yet, I frequently use my own bizarre figures of speech that no one else understands at all).

    In fact, most people I know who frequently use figures of speech are SJs.

    I very much agree with what Uber said in the post above.
    "The mathematician's patterns, like the painter's or the poet's must be beautiful; the ideas like the colours or the words, must fit together in a harmonious way. Beauty is the first test: there is no permanent place in the world for ugly mathematics..." - G.H. Hardy

    "Another roof, another proof." - Paul Erdős

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    Reserved Idealist
    ILI-Ni/INTp

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    He's autistic.

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