Well, I haven’t done an MBTI post in awhile. So here we go… with Hamilton! (And Burr. Him too).
Pick the Thinker and the Feeler. It’s not as easy as you’d guess.
In the MBTI theory, you use four of eight possible cognitive functions. The order that your top two appear gives you your four letter ‘type,’ like ISTJ or ENTP.
The stereotypes for each type are often based on those top two functions only. For example, INTPs are considered socially awkward robots, because their tertiary Si and inferior Fe are ignored. Continue reading
Artistic. Loner. Special.
Many main characters are ISFPs. In fact, this type is the quintessential Main Character: morally concerned, willing to take risks, and independent. But one character type for a role gets boring.
Here’s some tips on writing ISFP characters (Fi, Se, Ni, Te).
Caregiver. Meddling. Shoves emotions onto others.
Ruled by emotions. Party animal. Hyper.
Here’s some things to consider when writing an ESFP (Se, Fi, Te, Ni).
Warm and fuzzy. Sociable. Idealistic.
Manic Pixie Dream Girl*. Unfocused. Obnoxiously in-your-face.
All stereotypical ENFP behavior.
Evil dictator. Cold. Blunt.
Here are some things to consider when writing ENTJ characters. Continue reading
Mad scientist. Hacker. Con man.
I know, I’m in the middle of a series about avoiding stereotypes. But stereotypes did come about based, however loosely, on the truth, and here’s some proof. Behold: a true scenario where an ISFJ, an INTP, and an INFJ (me, if you were wondering) are forced to be creative.
Physical. Action hero. Hates commitment of all types.
ESTPs are generally shallow characters. They punch stuff, make out with people, punch more stuff, roll credits. The end. Let’s change that.