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Game of Thrones: Samwell Tarly [INTP]

Introverted Thinking (Ti): Sam is somewhat detached from his surroundings and environment; he is curious about everything and wants to learn as much as he can, but also takes a logical approach to life’s situations. He makes what he believes are logical decisions: going after Jon to bring him back to the Watch so he won’t be punished and branded an outsider, taking the girl he loves to a “safer” place outside the Watch, etc. He is sparing with his words, and chooses them carefully.

Extroverted Intuition (Ne): He is imaginative and excited by the thought of new ideas; Sam can get caught up in his musings and be oblivious to his environment. He is creative in his thinking, but also has a much larger, broader perspective. Sam enjoys exploring the many possibilities of a single idea, and finding all his options (he wants to know the specifics of the oath, and what it entails; he also searches for, and finds, loopholes that would allow him to get what he wants). Sam is a bit of an unrealistic dreamer and romantic, but also has strong perceptions about his companions, and has profound insights into their true desires and motivations.

Introverted Sensing (Si): His own perception of previous events colors his perspective on the present; Sam is tormented by his ineffectiveness at home and his father’s disdain for him. He is also interested in collecting information on things that interest him (even if it’s just as simple a thing as the idea of having a lover). He sometimes muses at length on the past, showing warmth and sadness in revisiting happy or sad memories.

Extroverted Feeling  (Fe): He has a strong sense of loyalty to his companions, and a desire to comfort them when they are down. Sam also seeks their affirmation and is hurt if others think or speak ill of him. He cares very much about other people and may even go out of his way to help them, though it is a danger to himself. He feels a need to express his emotions, and encourages others to do the same (he’s disappointed when Jon is less than amiable to that idea).


Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, writer/producer David Benioff, actors Gwendoline Christie, John Bradley, Kit Harington, Natalie Dormer, Sophie Turner, Craig Ferguson, Rory McCann, Maisie Williams, Rose Leslie, Pedro Pascal, writer/producer D.B. Weiss and writer/creator George R.R. Martin attend HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’ Panel during Comic-Con 2014