Hey Arnold!: Helga Pataki [INFP]
UNOFFICIAL TYPING BY: anonymous
Introverted Feeling (Fi): Helga is a world of undisclosed emotions. She has a massive crush on Arnold, yet she has told almost nobody about said crush. While she hurls insults at people quite often, she rarely actually is upfront about her true feelings for said people. Even though she can be mean and harsh to others, she has very strict personal values that she holds dear, to the point where she’ll stick up for people she seemingly doesn’t like whenever one of those values is crossed, such as when her father called Arnold an orphan, another girl was manipulating Arnold for personal gain or when Rhonda pretended to love Curley. Many of these values pertain to herself in some way, so she tends to only get angered if someone else is mistreated if she can relate to it. She gets so upset when Curley is mistreated because she fears that Arnold is secretly leading her on. Helga doesn’t like to fake her emotion for the benefit of others and dislikes people who act seemingly fake, such as Lila.
Extroverted Intuition (Ne) If one thing is for certain, it’s that Helga has one creative mind. At 9 years old, she’s a brilliant poet and is gifted at describing her friends and family using elaborate metaphors. She also is quite witty and many of the demeaning nicknames she uses on people are out-of-the-box and unique. She’s built an entire statue of Arnold in her room and in the episode where the aptitude tests were mixed up, she freaks out when her mothers burns all of her books containing her creative side. She’s so abstract minded that she’s able to critique the work of famous artists, such as Edward Hopper’s fascination with women. She’s also quite good at getting herself out of adversity by disguising her identity, hiding in unique places or otherwise using creative tricks to fool people.
Introverted Sensing (Si):: Helga tends to remember certain things pretty well. The abuse she’s suffered at home has colored her perception of her family and because she was mistreated by her parents and older sister when she was younger, she sees them as being unworthy of respect. Her crush on Arnold was jumpstarted all because he was kind to her when she was in pre-school, again highlighting her tendency to judge others based on how they treated her in the distant past. She has some fairly consistent interests, such as playing sports with her friends and wrestling.
Extroverted Thinking (Te): Needless to say, Helga does NOT mince her words when she is not in a good mood. She is very blunt, tactless and cynical when she’s upset, but she also is a fairly effective leader and can organize people how she sees fit. However, she normally prefers not to take a leadership role, being relatively lazy and unmotivated much of the time.
NOTE: Helga is an extremely damaged INFP who tends to repress her dominant functions and use her lower functions as if she is an ESTJ. However, it’s clear that she’s not at all an ESTJ due to her relatively unmotivated, disorganized demeanor and her disdain for following social customs simply for the sake of it. While ESTJ females can be tomboyish, they’re much more likely to follow gender customs much more closely.