c. m. burns

The Simpsons: Mr. Burns [ISTJ]

OFFICIAL TYPING BY: mysterylover123

Introverted Sensing (Si)/Extroverted Intuition (Ne): Burns filters most of his perceptions through his subjective memories of the past. He’s disinterested in change, highly precise and organized, and generally cautious. He hangs on to  certain memories and often gets stuck on one particular goal, such as trying to retrieve his childhood bear to recreate his memories and lost innocence, regardless of the changing times. He’s very precise with details, even if his information is sometimes a little outdated (“Don’t poo-poo a nickel, Lisa. A nickel will buy you a steak and kidney pie, a cup of coffee, a slice of cheesecake and a newsreel…with enough change left over to ride the trolley from battery park to the polo grounds.”) He has a lot of stereotypical high Si traits, such as being conservative, stuck in the past, and often brooding over former experiences. His lack of flexibility often spurs on the plots, as his Ne is fairly low. He occasionally thinks of out-of-the-box methods of getting around a problem, and doesn’t like the unfamiliar or unpredictable. Any episode where he’s forced out of his comfortable, predictable existence always makes him panic. He has the occasional wild fantasy, such as when he imagines Marge’s husband must be some kind of stud and the two were laughing at him behind his back.

Extroverted Thinking (Te)/Introverted Feeling (Fi): Burns’ Te is fairly obvious, since he usually employs direct and controlling methods to accomplish his goals. He’s very direct and blunt with his criticisms of others, and quick to use any method necessary to get what he wants. He likes tangible signs of success and needs to have as much control as possible over a situation to feel comfortable. His Si/Te combination helps to make him very controlling, since he likes things to be predictable and ordered. If he wants something, he’ll do whatever it takes - first bribery, then sneaking into the Simpsons’ house multiple times, and finally taking over all TV and beer in the town, all in order to get his bear, for example. Emotionally, Burns tends to conceal what he feels from everyone but Smithers. A few episodes have focused on him falling in love, and he usually goes about proving that affection with his actions rather than revealing it in words; in the episode where he develops a crush on Marge, after coming to terms with her marriage, he hires/kidnaps her favorite singer, Tom Jones, as an apology. His values aren’t exactly visible, since he’s a generally amoral character, but he does stick to certain internal standards, even if they don’t often tally with those around him.