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    Default New fictional character: ESTJ or ESFJ?

    I've created a new character for my new novel, and I'm really proud of her. She's a poor mom with four children. The youngest son brings home a stranger (the hero of the story).

    - she's very blunt, has no tact at all... beats my previous ESTJ characters.
    - practical and down-to-earth
    - cares a lot about good manners (is this Fe?)
    - hides a soft spot for children and lost youngsters (convenient for the hero and my story)
    - is the boss at home and everybody knows it
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    How can she have no tact and yet still value manners? Isn't this a little contradictory?

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    ^Yeah, thanks... made me think about this manners thing. It's more like a set of rules to her... like:
    - a man always holds the door for a woman
    - you call a shaman "Master"
    - you use the polite pronoun when adressing someone older than you

    So indeed, this mom might say something like: "Master, you(*) aren't making any sense here."

    (*) but with polite pronoun used here. Is there one in English?

    This actually might be a Si thing rather than a Fe one. Doesn't need any "care about other people's feelings" reasoning behind it, only "that's how it's done".
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    English does indeed indeed lack formal pronouns.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tamske View Post
    (*) but with polite pronoun used here. Is there one in English?
    There is no "polite" pronoun in English. It used to be 'you' (with the informal being 'thou') but that got thrown out. However, in certain dialects there are plural second person pronouns: "yous" in some places, and "y'all" and "all y'all", the latter being used for exceptionally large groups of people, like crowds.
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