Elyse Sewell is a model and blogger who is probably still best-known for her delightfully contrarian stint as a contestant on season 1 of America's Next Top Model. She got eliminated (despite being the obviously most model-y of the bunch) when she told Tyra Banks and the rest of the judges the shocking truth :rolleyes2: that being a model is basically about having had genetic good fortune. Her (very entertaining) blog is here.
She's blatantly NT, but which NT?
I asked her and after some bickering she posted a test result of INTJ - but with no percentages and no confirmation of whether she thinks INTJ is her best fit.
Personally, I think she's an ENTP. She seems comfortable (thriving) constantly meeting new people and entering new environments and, though very T, she also seems open-minded, adaptable and spontaneous - more reactive than active - and more of a truth seeker than an application seeker.
I originally posted this over at INTPc where I further argued for ENTP:
Do any of you know any ENTPs for comparison? The male ENTPs I know would not exactly be loudmouths while trapped with inane S model wannabes; I actually think an INTJ would have dominated the atmosphere [on the show] more than Elyse did.
Also, have you read her LiveJournal? Her lifestyle seems very E (and P) to me. Of course, models travel, but she seems to really thrive on constant change.Edit months later: I now believe it is possible that she is INTJ as she tested instead of ENTP as I claimed.Stubborn - how so?
After being eliminated, she said something to the effect of "Tyra said I was coming off as arrogant and condescending... And I think she was right." (And she wasn't boasting.) I recall being surprised at that. Not very INTJ - or at least, not very me. But I find that ENTPs (XNTPs?) can digest criticism with impressive ease and objectivity.