Personality Database

I had posted previously about the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. It is an amazing insight into your personality and I absolutely suggest that you take it if you have not already. Myers-Briggs helps people figure out both their strengths and their weaknesses. This past week there has been a thing going around Twitter where people point out which fictional characters share their Myers-Briggs designation. By the way, the resource for looking that up is but I would suggest downloading the phone app because the website was blowing up when I was on it. I decided to pick a selection of the requisite five characters and examine how I might be like them. It was another fascinating look at myself.

I am an INTJ, by the way. That stands for Introverted Intuitive Thinking Judging.

The Heroes

Batman (Most depictions of Batman)

This was a most pleasant surprise to find on the site. In retrospect, I should not have been surprised. I have spent my life sticking to the metaphorical shadows. Instead of being an actor, I chose to be a stage manager and theater designer. I chose to be a paralegal and not a lawyer. In so many ways, I do not really like the spotlight on me as it distracts from having a comfortable life. I also tend to read between the lines when I am remembering facts and draw conclusions based on my experiences rather than just the facts. It really helps me as a researcher and a writer. I also really love signs and symbols like the Batman, he uses them to strike fear or inspire hope but I use mine to leave easter eggs in my writing. See also: Daredevil (Marvel), Dr. Stephen Strange (Marvel), and Black Panther (Marvel).

Rupert Giles (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)

This is one I expected going in. While Giles eventually displayed an artistic side (like I do) but he was a very private person who preferred small crowds and the quiet of his library or magic shop. Like Giles, I really love being in a support role rather than the star of the show. Giles spent seasons of Buffy the Vampire Slayer as the power behind the throne, a man who used wit and wisdom to guide rather than direct. He continued that role in the later comic book seasons as a covert problem solver, something I also like to do. I love fixing problems without anybody realizing there was a problem in the first place. I am sometimes doing my best work when clients do not notice me. I leave the flashy and presentation work to my boss, an attorney. See also: Harrison Wells (The Flash), Merlin (Kingsman), and Zordon (Power Rangers)


Thanos (The MCU)

Thanos is not your usual Marvel villain. While other villains tend to be just as showy and boisterous as their superhero counterparts, like me Thanos is a somewhat quiet and reserved man. Especially as he is portrayed in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, he is an introvert. He quietly and calmly embarks on a mission of mass murder without being all that showy about it. I think I am most like Thanos in his Thinking Judging part. Like me, Thanos loves order and for things to be decided. Once he makes his decision to kill half of the Universe, he never wavers and works hard against those who would steer him from his path. He also does not let himself play until work is done, as morbid as that is. See also Mewtwo (Pokemon), The Thing (The Thing), Doctor Doom (Marvel), The Wicked Witch (The Wizard of Oz), and Agent Smith (The Matrix).

Simon (A Christmas Prince)

I can see this one. While Simon displays a wish to be in the spotlight as King, he only moves on it once he thinks that the path is absolutely clear. He does not compromise in his mission and does everything in his power to make it happen up to and including being underhanded but he never lies. Later, it is shown that he never really wanted the spotlight and is fine working as a covert fixer. He helps solve the central problems in the two sequels by being uncompromising and sneaky. At the same time, he has an absolute love for rules and order. Whether he is acting for good or for evil, this makes him look two-faced. I have definitely been guilty of the “By Any Means Possible” part of the Thinking Judging. Sometimes I have to rein myself in from taking too much initiative and circling back to the group or those in charge to consult them on my plans. However, when those plans are in place, they absolutely have to happen as planned or I have high anxiety and frustration. It is a part of me that I am working on. I also get so caught up in the details of what I have seen that I find it hard to take in new information after a decision. See also Professor James Moriarty (Sherlock Holmes), Severus Snape (Harry Potter), Magneto (Marvel), and Eobard Thawne (DC Comics).

The In-Between

Wednesday Addams (The Addams Family)

Not a shocker here. I have loved the character since I first saw The Addams Family (199) and have gone back and loved every iteration since. There is a reason that Christina Ricci was my first official celebrity crush and it was not just because she is goth. Wednesday is a person who is not so sure of who she is inside but is very sure of what the world is outside. In both movies, she is the one who first senses something is wrong because she has a solid view of what her family should be and is frustrated when it changes. Of course, this cuts both ways in that I absolutely hate change in my everyday life. In Wednesday, it is shown in the frustration about the disruption that a third sibling causes. At the same time, she is a rabid researcher and gets caught up in topics that interest her to the point of obsession. In the first film, it is shown by her deep research into the Bermuda Triangle. I do this all the time too both in my professional and personal life. See also Collin (What We Do in the Shadows), and Ellie Whedon (Locke and Key).

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