What are the MBTI types of Holmes and Poirot? I know, this topic is very much discussed. Most of you will say that Holmes is an INTP or ISTP and Poirot is an INTJ or an INFJ. I have read those stories very carefully and what I found the characters are just full of contradiction.
When it comes to Sherlock Holmes He is too messy to be a 'J'. He is highly disorganized and indisciplined. His external behaviour is just like a 'P'.
But in most of the stories his methods are quite different from an INTP. Generally, he gives too much attention to the facts and details and his intuition is an introverted one and convergent that is he seems to be conclusive or judging. Though there are many stories where he performed like an INTP. The best example will be Silver Blaze.
Now when it comes to Hercule Poirot Mrs Christie potrays him as a judging type. Externally, Poirot has an extreme fascination for symmetry, structure, orders and methods but when it comes to his inner nature we just see the opposite.
His main power is his "little grey cells". He is not interested in facts and details rather his main strength lies in his introverted imaginative thinking. He thinks first, makes theories and then compare them with the facts and possibilities. His intuition is extraverted and thinking is introverted. So, he seems to be an INTP.
Again contradiction!!! Certainly Holmes' inferior quality is extroverted feeling and Poirot's Extroverted sensing! So, again they seem to be INTP and INTJ respectievely! (Assuming both of them N type)
From the dominant function I think Holmes is an INTJ and Poirot is an INTP. What do you think ? Are their character too much contradictory to understand?