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    Default ISFP protagonists

    There seem to be a lot of these around, don't there? Good combo of action with emotional drama, I guess.

    Harry Potter
    Frodo
    Shinji Ikari (Neon Genesis)
    Atreyu (Neverending Story)
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    Quote Originally Posted by zillah View Post
    There seem to be a lot of these around, don't there? Good combo of action with emotional drama, I guess.

    Harry Potter
    Frodo
    Shinji Ikari (Neon Genesis)
    Atreyu (Neverending Story)
    ?
    I don't know enough about Harry Potter to say, and I've never heard of Neon Genesis, but I don't think Frodo is an ISFP. Atreyu I'm not sure about, I love that movie, but I'm not sure that his personality is that well-developed.
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    I think it's because ISFPs are the ultimate innocent victims, and the unlikely heroes who weren't looking for any trouble.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajblaise View Post
    I think it's because ISFPs are the ultimate innocent victims, and the unlikely heroes who weren't looking for any trouble.
    Bless 'em. That could be Frodo though couldn't it? Although I must admit that I don't see him as one of them.

    I've yet to come across a convincing argument for his type, but all suggestions have been IxFP, which does sound about right.
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    I don't like Frodo (well I don't like the way Wood played him).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quinlan View Post
    I don't like Frodo (well I don't like the way Wood played him).
    No, didn't feel true to "Frodo." Slightly off-subject, you know who also didn't, to me? Viggo Mortenson. He felt NOTHING like the real character of Strider/Aragorn in the books.

    The most accurate castings were Gandalf and Legolas, imo. Cate Blanchett was good, too.

    I can't think of any protagonists I feel sure are ISFP...

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    cinderella?

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    Uhm, usually I'm the one arguing in favor of typing more characters as 'S' due to the N bias here, but I always thought of Shinji as more of an INFJ.
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    There's probably a large bias towards xNxx protagonists because most writers are N.
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    I'd argue Frodo. He knew instinctively the task was his own. He knew what he needed to do, and didn't expect to live from it. He made many decisions based on instinct and intuition, like knowing he had to depart from the Fellowship, and following Smeagol, which was actually a smart move, seeing as he lead the hobbits on the only safe path to Mordor, whereas Sam, the S, saw how viscious Gollum was, and sensed his danger, whereas Frodo tried to look into Gollum's past, and pittied him.

    Anyone agree? I just can't see Frodo as S. INFP fits him a world better.
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