alvy-singer

Annie Hall: Alvy Singer [INTJ]

OFFICIAL TYPING BY: mysterylover123

Introverted Intuition (Ni): Alvy sees connections between everything. He’s a conspiracy theorist, a neurotic, and constantly fixates on some specific goal to the exclusion of altering factors. He needs everything to fit in with his grand vision of how the world works. He sums up most people easily on first meeting them, such as his first wife Allison Porchnik, quickly creating a complete idea of his own about who they are. His imagination is quick to spin off possibilities for the world around him, such as the famous fantasy of what to do when stuck in a movie line behind a pontificating hyper-analyst. He anticipates many events before they occur, and seeks to prevent any kind of negative outcome, overthinking even his first kiss with Annie.

Extroverted Thinking (Te): Alvy’s opinions are very decided and he doesn’t care to filter them, insulting people to their face almost casually, as if their defects and failures are just matter-of-fact, obvious truths. He’s usually very practical and logical, expressing a need to attain as much information as possible in order to best handle a situation. He uses big words and complex terms for the simplest of concepts. He comes across as bossy and authoritative, instructing others on what they should do with their lives.

Introverted Feeling (Fi): Alvy processes his feelings internally; the film follows him trying to understand his breakup with Annie in hindsight. His values are rigid and unyielding; his morals refuse to bend for anything or anyone. He generally keeps his real emotions hidden, trying to maintain a cool facade. He strongly disparages emotional excess of any kind. He usually expresses his emotions through his actions rather than through direct expression.

Extroverted Sensing (Se): Alvy is more than a little bit uncomfortable in physical environments. He’s constantly dissatisfied with his surroundings, complaining about the slightest thing that doesn’t go as planned. He usually expresses his physical needs at the worst possible times. He’s very anxious about physical situations, and doesn’t even drive because of his difficulty with his environment. His observations are usually connected to his Ni, as he constantly channels them into bigger observations.

I thought of that old joke, y'know, this guy goes to a psychiatrist and says, “Doc, uh, my brother’s crazy; he thinks he’s a chicken.” And the doctor says, “Well, why don’t you turn him in?” The guy says, “I would, but I need the eggs.” Well, I guess that’s pretty much now how I feel about relationships. Y'know, they’re totally irrational and crazy and absurd, but I guess we keep goin’ through it because most of us need the eggs.
—  Alvy Singer
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“After that it got pretty late, and we both had to go, but it was great seeing Annie again. I realized what a terrific person she was, and how much fun it was just knowing her; and I thought of that old joke, y'know, the, this… this guy goes to a psychiatrist and says, “Doc, uh, my brother’s crazy; he thinks he’s a chicken.” And, uh, the doctor says, “Well, why don’t you turn him in?” The guy says, “I would, but I need the eggs.” Well, I guess that’s pretty much now how I feel about relationships; y'know, they’re totally irrational, and crazy, and absurd, and… but, uh, I guess we keep goin’ through it because, uh, most of us… need the eggs.”

Annie Hall (1977)
dir.
Woody Allen

After that it got pretty late. And we both hadda go, but it was great seeing Annie again, right? I realized what a terrific person she was and-and how much fun it was just knowing her and I-I thought of that old joke, you know, this- this-this guy goes to a psychiatrist and says, “Doc, uh, my brother’s crazy. He thinks he’s a chicken.” And, uh, the doctor says, “Well, why don’t you turn him in?” And the guy says, “I would, but I need the eggs.” Well, I guess that’s pretty much how how I feet about relationships. You know, they’re totally irrational and crazy and absurd and … but, uh, I guess we keep goin’ through it because, uh, most of us need the eggs.