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House, M.D.: Allison Cameron [ESFJ]

OFFICIAL TYPING by Charity / The Mod.

Extroverted Feeling (Fe): Allison has a dynamic, warm personality, oriented toward putting patients and their family members at ease. She is so gutted at the thought of giving bad news that she can freeze up; she may lie to the patient and give them false hope “for a few hours of happiness, because if he’s dead tomorrow, none of it will matter.” She often gets on House’s case for his rudeness and has no problem calling him a jerk to his face. She’ll go out of her way to wish him happy birthday or get him a Christmas present. Allison sometimes says whatever she is feeling or is on her mind, without thinking about how it might impact her coworkers (an innocent remark about sex has Chase reeling for an entire episode). She is very insulted to learn House hired her for her looks, rather than her intelligence – but mollified once he explains that it shows her determination to be taken seriously that she took the hard route of medicine instead of relying on her looks to get ahead in life.

Introverted Sensing (Si): She trusts House almost completely – he has been right so many times in the past, Allison automatically assumes he will be right this time. She is very attentive to details, and argues with him when he brushes over symptoms or more obvious diagnoses that explain what is going on. She sometimes sticks to her own diagnosis because it fits “all the details.” Allison has no problem doing the legwork involved in being a doctor – the research, the testing, the pouring over of medical books. Her own experiences, like losing her husband to cancer, influence how she interacts with her patients.

Extroverted Intuition (Ne): When throwing out possible solutions or related illnesses, Allison has no problem coming up with alternatives or solutions to explain problems in patients. She can change course very quickly; she doesn’t stick to any single interpretation, but is willing to accept other people’s ideas as equal to hers. She treats them with the same respect as her own ideas. Allison is good at sensing what is going on with House’s emotional state, although she doesn’t always come right out and say it to his face until he puts pressure on her.

Introverted Thinking (Ti): Her angry outburst over realizing that House hired someone else for his juvenile record, which leads to their discussion about him hiring her for her “looks” (he’s kidding, mostly), reveals she’s a little sensitive about her logical detachment and thinking process. She places a lot of emphasis on how she was “almost” the top of her class in medical school, showing she knows logic and good grades are important, but she’s analytical enough to know she wasn’t “the best.” Allison tends to look into things deeply, searching for the cause just as much as the solution.