fictional intj

The MBTI types as people in fiction

ESTJ: basically Dolores Umbridge
ISTJ: average dad
ESTP: fuckboy (very hot)
ISTP: fearless girl with stereotypical boy traits
ESFJ: mother of the hero
ISFJ: innocent cute girl (falls in love with ENTP)
ESFP: funny guy
ISFP: Harry Potter (probably innocent person until destiny tells him/her she’s the hero of the story)
ENTJ: evil mastermind who wants to rule the world
INTJ: narcisst, probably also the bad guy
ENTP: psychopath
INTP: Sherlock
ENFJ: flawless hero
INFJ: Jesus
ENFP: the hippie friend with good advice
INFP: misunderstood girl in her own dreamworld

Gregory House MD

SUGGESTED BY: ANNONYMOUS

MBTI TYPE: INTJ

Dominant function: Introverted intuition, Ni

House’s dominant function is introverted, meaning he takes a lot of time perceiving in his own ways and coming to his own conclusions. He is the doctor who doesn’t follow the rules of book, preferring to work in a very distinctive way. He likes to be unconventional and he is quite withdrawn from the world. House has very keen perceptions about how the world works, making a lot of broad and insightful comments on the world, that go beyond medicine, like, for example, ‘’Everybody lies’’ or ‘’It’s never lupus’’ or ‘’The first diagnose is always wrong’’. On the other hand, Doctor House has huge success in his diagnoses because he can put together contradictory and disperse evidence, forming an insight that is correct.

Auxiliary function: Extroverted thinking, Te

House has a tendency to use people around him as guiders to his own logic, making him using extroverted thinking. He craves for arguments between the people around him, which helps him think in his own way. He likes to have people who contradict him, in order to come to his correct diagnosis. He is an analyzer and makes his decisions based on logic and concrete facts, making him competency-driven. He also makes detailed plans and he quick witted.

Tertiary function: Introverted feeling, Fi

This function has a little influence on House. It’s clear that House has a strong code of personal values, like his decision of never meeting his patients, preferring to work isolated, etc. He tends to put his feelings aside to make the job done. He doesn’t extrovert his feeling function, meaning: he doesn’t care for social niceties and for being pleasant to others, usually saying what goes to his mind, which usually makes him troubles.

Inferior function: Extroverted sensing, Se

House lives in the present moment. He isn’t particularly nostalgic; neither has he used his experience in order to make his leaps in his thinking process. He focuses on data on the present moment, pulling out contradictory evidence in order to come to his own truth. House, on the other hand, has a tendency to indulge in his pleasures and sensing side, abusing of alcohol, drugs (to cope with the physical pain he is stuck in) and sensual pleasure.

HOGWARTS HOUSE: RAVENCLAW

House Works so he can join the pieces of the puzzle. He isn’t worried about fame or prestige, or even power. He likes to be in his mind, analyzing and dissecting information via intuition and he also isn’t very caring in his nature.

MBTI + quotes from fictional characters with their same type

Inspired by this. If the OP has some problems with this post, I’ll delete it.

ISFJ: “I’m really tired of everyone treating me like I’m made out of glass.” (Emily Fields, Pretty Little Liars)

ESFJ: “I was trying to fix something that I had no business trying to fix. It’s like textbook definition of a control freak from hell.” (Caroline Forbes, The Vampire Diaries)

ISTJ: “I do care, Clarke. But I made this choice with my head and not my heart.” (Commander Lexa, The 100)

ESTJ: “Okay, but for the record, if you’re wrong and I get killed, I’m going to be *very* pissed off!” (Cabe Gallo, Scorpion)

ISTP: “It’s not rocket science.” [”It is rocket science, actually”] (Raven Reyes, The 100)

ESTP: “Touch me again and I’ll end you… in a non-criminal way.” (John Murphy, The 100)

ISFP: “Hanna, friends don’t let friends sneak into insane asylums alone.” (Aria Montgomery, Pretty Little Liars)

ESFP: “I need to have fun. I need to just do something crazy, just because I can. And no one, including you, is gonna stop me.” (Octavia Blake, The 100)

INFP: “ There’s no such thing as moving on, it’s a lie.” (Elena Gilbert, The Vampire Diaries)

ENFP: “Is there a problem?” [”No, I’m just having a hard time understanding something”] “You’ve come to Dr. Linus for advice. Well, I’m flattered.” (Linus Ahluwalia, Stitchers)

INFJ: “I bear it, so they don’t have to.” (Clarke Griffin, The 100)

ENFJ: “ You’re not taking a million-to-one shot with my friend’s life! You understand that? If you come near him with that ferret, I’m going to cram that furry little dude up into a place it can never run away from! You understand?” (Toby Curtis, Scorpion)

INTJ:  “How do I do this? Say I’m sorry [extends hand] we shake hands?” [”[laughing] Oh! You really don’t know how to apologize, do you?”]  “No. It’s really not one of my skills.” (Kirsten Clark, Stitchers)

ENTJ: “ Do you honestly believe that I don`t have a plan B? And if that fails a plan C and a plan D. You know how the alphabet works don`t you.” (Katherine Pierce, The Vampire Diaries)

INTP: “I gave the bartender my number in Roman Numerals. If she figures it out, she’s worth a shot.” (Spencer Reid, Criminal Minds)

ENTP: “Fear’s only a problem if you let it stop you, right?” (Jasper Jordan, The 100)

Characters I associate with the types
  • <p> <b><p></b> <b><p></b> <b>ESFP:</b> Korra<p/><b>ISFP:</b> Newt Scamander (Magical Creatures And Where To Find Them)<p/><b>ENFP:</b> Rapunzel<p/><b>INFP:</b> Zuko (ATLA) <p/><b>ESTP:</b> Jack Harkness (Doctor Who)<p/><b>ISTP:</b> Sherlock Holmes<p/><b>ESTJ:</b> Hermione Granger (Harry Potter)<p/><b>ISTJ:</b> Eddard Stark (Game of Thrones)<p/><b>ESFJ:</b> Foggy Nelson (Daredevil)<p/><b>ISFJ:</b> Molly Hooper (Sherlock)<p/><b>ENTP:</b> Tony Stark<p/><b>INTP:</b> L (Death Note)<p/><b>ENTJ:</b> Annalise Keating (How To Get Away With Murder)<p/><b>INTJ:</b> Dr. House<p/><b>ENFJ:</b> Clara Oswald (Doctor Who)<p/><b>INFJ:</b> Will Graham (Hannibal)<p/></p><p/></p><p/></p>

These are the 2016 winners! These are the favorites for each type (that I have typed) as voted by you. Their profiles are linked below, so please enjoy those or simply read them before guffawing at the characters’ types and expressing outrage without knowing the reasoning behind the typings of each of these character.

It should be noted that now that these characters have won in 2016 they cannot win in 2017. There will be no repeats. It should be fun as I have retyped certain characters and I try to keep typing new ones. Enjoy the 2016 winners and I look forward to the next vote for 2017!

Profile Links

ISTJ Winner: Ben Wyatt (Parks and Recreation)

ISFJ Winner: Samwise Gamgee (The Lord of the Rings)

INFJ Winner: Tadashi Hamada (Big Hero 6)

INTJ Winner: Gandalf (The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit)

ISTP Winner: Toph Beifong (Avatar: The Last Airbender)

ISFP Winner: Steve Rogers ‘Captain America’ (Marvel Cinematic Universe)

INFP Winner: Castiel (Supernatural)

INTP Winner: Luna Lovegood (Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling)

ESTP Winner: Han Solo (Star Wars)

ESFP Winner: Ginerva Weasley (Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling)

ENFP Winner: Ronald Weasley (Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling)

ENTP Winner: Jack Sparrow (Pirates of the Caribbean)

ESTJ Winner: Hermione Granger (Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling)

ESFJ Winner: Dean Winchester (Supernatural)

ENFJ Winner: Remus Lupin (Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling)

ENTJ Winner: Sokka (Avatar: The Last Airbender)

*Link to come


Illustration note: For the Harry Potter characters I used fan art illustrations as these typings are from the books and not the films. Many have the illustrator’s signature still on them but they are hard to make out. Please note that these are not MY illustrations and to find who did them a simple google search is all it takes.

Ratatouille MBTI

Remy – ISFP

“If you are what you eat, then I only want to eat the good stuff.”

Remy follows his heart.  Though he loves his family and tries his best to oblige them, his clear omnipresent desire to explore what he really loves shows his strong Introverted Feeling.  He is fairly outgoing in some ways, but he seems most himself and happiest when he can go off on his own and satisfy his personal interests, showing detailed thoughts on the nuances of good foods in his highly imaginative mind.  Remy is also quite naturally able to tune into his physical environment, which is especially apparent with his talents around food and the physical senses.  Introverted Intuition is also used, which can be seen through his ceaselessly pursuing his dream in whatever we he can, as well as his desire to learn more deeply about his one main love–cooking.  He is always eager to look deeper, to sense and discover more in food.  Extraverted Thinking seems to be fairly well developed also–Remy can take command of his situations when he needs to.


Alfredo Linguini – ISFP

“Don’t look at me like that! You aren’t the only one who’s trapped, they expect me to cook it again! I mean, I’m not ambitious, I wasn’t trying to cook, I was just trying to stay out of trouble! You’re the one who was gettin’ fancy with the spices!”

Linguini may not have as strong a passion through most of the movie as does his little rat friend, but their personalities are not all that dissimilar.  Linguini is more on the reserved side.  He is kind hearted and perceptive, and a bit more open to a bit of a wild idea than many others might be.  Before he is going to throw Remy into the water, Linguini is moved by the rat’s pleading eyes and proceeds to project his own internal state on the animal, which indicates his Introverted Feeling.  He can get a bit caught up in his own world and sometimes has trouble controlling the outer world, but he finds a passion in the end and along with this, more strength in personality.


Collette Tatou – ISTJ

“Food doesn’t go, orders pile up, disaster! I’ll make this easier to remember: keep your station clear, or I WILL KILL YOU!”

Introverted Feeling is also a function of Collette’s.  Like Remy, her passion is cooking, and she works tirelessly to make her dreams in that world come true.  Collette is good at sticking to a plan and getting things done very well, down to the last important detail, and she doesn’t appreciate her hard work and great skill being interfered with.  Collette came to her cooking position by following the system, diligently and rigorously, and she strictly follows Gusteau’s original recipe’s–all indicators of strong Introverted Sensing.  As an introvert and a thinker, especially a Te user, she is good at presenting an organized and commanding exterior, but she is happiest when she can follow her true passions as well.


Anton Ego – INTJ

“We [critics] thrive on negative criticism, which is fun to write and to read. But the bitter truth we critics must face, is that in the grand scheme of things, the average piece of junk is probably more meaningful than our criticism designating it so.”

Things had better go Anton Ego’s way–his word is powerful and can determine the future of any great restaurant.  Ego has the commanding presence of Te, and the classic deep concern for quality that comes with an Ni and Se combination (especially prominent in INxJ types).  He enjoys thoughtful reflections on the subjects of his critiques, and he thinks deeply to find the truth.  Through his honest and thorough thought into the matter, he comes to break not difficultly but drastically from tradition, praising the artistry of a rat and even becoming a most frequent diner.  


Skinner – ESTJ

“You are COOKING? How DARE you cook in MY kitchen! Where do you get the gall to even attempt something so monumentally idiotic?”

Nothing is more infuriating and bewildering to skinner than things getting out of his control–especially if he suspects someone is playing games.  This chef is an ESTJ of a particularly unforgiving and controlling sort, one could almost say an exaggerated caricature of dominant Te (not to mention the other functions in his stacking).    


Django – ISTJ

“Food is fuel. You get picky about what you put in the tank, your engine is gonna die. Now shut up and eat your garbage.”

Django has been through a lot and feels great responsibility for his large rat family.  He’s learned from experience and lives accordingly to how the world has shown itself to be.  It is this and his caring nature towards his loved ones that has him holding his son from following what understandably seem like dangerous and unrealistic dreams.


Emile – ISTP

“I don’t like secrets. All this cooking and-and reading and TV-watching, while we…read, and…cook. It’s like you’re involving me in crime, and I let you. Why do I let you?”

Emile likes his food too, but unlike his brother, he’s not terribly picky.  Emile is happy to go along with things how they are, and he’s hesitant to do anything that might put him in unnecessary danger or upset his father, also skeptical of Remy’s unusual habits and interests.  


Auguste Gusteau – ENFJ

“If you focus on what you left behind you will never see what lies ahead!”

Though for most of the movie Gusteau is only a figment of Remy’s imagination, we still can see his personality enough for a rough typing.  The chef is jovial and extraverted, and he is a great encourager of others, as a living man as well as for Remy, helping others follow their dreams.  The Ni/Se combination is also quite plausible in this case, considering Gusteau’s excellent taste and naturally strong appreciation for the finer things.


Fictional character analysis: INTJ

SUBMITTED by anonymous

The INTJ is often considered one of the most unique and intriguing personality type among the MBTI community. And yet in fiction, they often seemed like a copy/paste of each other, often pigeon-holed as the cold, calculated, genius villain and rarely portrayed as something beyond that. Either they are bent on destroying the world or sending shockwaves through the police force and having detectives relentlessly trying to hunt them down. Hell, when I type an INTJ character here, I often feel as though I’m copy/pasting my last INTJ entry. While many INTJ characters with this profile are iconic, this clearly doesn’t do the type justice. In a way, they almost receive the reverse treatment of ISTJs, the latter whom are often seen as one of the most boring type in real life, but come in all sorts of variety in fiction.

Introverted Intuition (Ni): So why are INTJs typically shoved into the mold of the ultimate villain? Many reasons, but in a nutshell, fictional INTJs are often seen as extremely misanthropic. Some real-life INTJs may actually relate but this is clearly blown out of proportion in fiction. The point is, right off the bat, this characteristic already makes for a great villain. I mean, they typically hate humanity, so the first box is checked. But mostly it’s because introverted intuition couple with extroverted thinking tends to scare the living crap out of people. There’s nothing scarier than someone who can predict your moves and always stays two steps ahead of you. Think of literally any serial killer movie where the highly trained detectives are outsmarted time and time again by the INTJ antagonist. It sends shivers down the spine of viewers who hope they never have to deal with such an individual. INTJ characters always have a well thought out, complicated, intricate plan that they carry with the utmost devotion. Again….that’s scary. Most of the time they have been working on that plan forever, sometimes since birth. Needless to say however, Ni in fiction tends to be on steroids. Real-life Ni-Doms don’t use the function nearly to that level.

Extroverted Thinking (Te): Though Te is known as the “proactive” function, the truth is many INTJ characters are usually slow to act, but when they do, their actions are precise and deadly. You often get this sense that the INTJ in fiction, hero or villain, actually doesn’t take any joy in acting so ruthlessly (probably because of inferior Se) but they find it necessary, so it gets done. While the way INTJ characters perceive things can be extremely abstract and complex, their actions and logic tend to be very direct and to the point. 

Introverted Feeling (Fi): Every INTJ character is always supported by a very strong sense of morals and since they are often villains, that morality is typically very twisted, but nonetheless strong. The INTJ character is usually seen as socially inept, albeit, often deliberately, but they always show this need to get their message across, to force their own sense of right and wrong on the masses and leave a permanent mark on others (Ni). Going back to serial killer movies, the antagonist never kills people for his own pleasure, but to prove some sort point, to right a perceived wrong. Through Ni/Fi, the INTJ character often feels misunderstood and uses Te make sure that people will “get it”.

Extroverted Sensing (Se): If there’s a character you rarely see in fast-faced, punching, kicking, shooting, multiple explosions scenarios, it’s the INTJ. True to the stereotype of Inferior Se, the INTJ character typically stays hidden as much as possible and wherever he or she is, they are plotting their next move in total safety. Prime example is Hannibal Lector, a main antagonist who literally spends most of the movie locked away and there are many examples like this. They usually act in the shadows, so much so that a lot of times their actions are off-screen and it seems that once the INTJ is cornered, that is typically when they have reached the end of the line. This is where in typical inferior Se fashion, you will see them do something really desperate and dramatic. For the villain: Suicide or making something blow up, for the hero, channel all their energy for a final fight. 

INFP romance

A list of INFP romances in fiction with the sixteen types

INFP/ISTJ: Bella Swann and Edward Cullen (Twilight)

INFP/ISFJ: Stan Marsh and Wendy Testaburger (South Park), Victor Van Dort and Victoria Everglot (Corpse Bride), Marla Singer and the Narrator (Fight Club), Ashley Wilkes and Melanie Hamilton (Gone with the Wind)

INFP/INFJ: Marius Pontmercy and Eponine Thenardier (Les MIserables), Victor Van Dort and Emily (Corpse Bride), Belle and Rumpelstiltsken (Once Upon a Time)

INFP/INTJ: Sarah and Jareth (Labyrinth), Beast Boy and Raven (Teen Titans)

INFP/ISTP: Kat Stratford and Patrick Verona (10 Things I Hate About You), Bella and Jacob (Twilight), Drusilla and Spike (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)

INFP/ISFP: Faramir and Eowyn (Lord of the Rings), Lori and Rick Grimes (The Walking Dead), Peter and Mary Jane (Spider-Man movies)

INFP/INFP: Marius and Cosette (Les Miserables), Romeo and Juliet

INFP/INTP: Katrina Von Trapp and Ichabod Crane (Sleepy Hollow)

INFP/ESTP: Eric Forman and Donna (That 70s Show), Ashley Wilkes and S carlett O’Hara (Gone with the Wind), Fanny Price and Henry Crawford (Mansfield Park), Lori and Shane (The Walking Dead)

INFP/ESFP: Zuko and Mai (Avatar the Last Airbender), Angela and Broadway (Gargoyles), Britanny and Santana (Glee), Christian and Satine (Moulin Rouge), Rose deWitt and Jack Dawson (Titanic), Jasper Hale and Alice Cullen (Twilight)

INFP/ENFP: Carl and Ellie (Up), Drew and Claire (Elizabethtown), Veronica and JD Heathers), Bhaer and Jo (Little Women), Davy Jones and Calypso (Pirates of the Caribbean), Viola and William Shakespeare (Shakespeare in Love), Harry Osborn and Mary Jane Watson (Spider-Man comics)

INFP/ENTP: Pam and Jim (The Office), Sybil Crawley and Tom Branson (Downton Abbey), Marla Singer and Tyler Durden (Fight club)

INFP/ESTJ: Sweeney Todd and Mrs Lovett (Sweeney Todd)

INFP/ESFJ: Bill and Fleur (Harry Potter), Marshall and Lily (How I met Your Mother), Jane and Bingley (Pride and Prejudice), Rogue and Bobby (X-men), Opal and Bolin (Legend of Korra), Harry Osborn and Liz Allen (Spider-Man comics)

INFP/ENFJ: Fanny Price and Edmund Bertram (Mansfield Park

INFP/ENTJ: Matthew and Mary Crawley (Downton Abbey), Jane Eyre and Mr Rochester (Jane Eyre), Harry Burns and Sally Albright (When Harry Met Sall), Kermit and Miss PIggy (The Muppets)

MBTI types + fictional characters funny quotes
  • <p> <b>ISFJ:</b> "What do you like to do for fun on weekends? Break old ladies' hip?" (Caleb Rivers, PLL)<p/><b>ISFP:</b> "How come he always gets the hug? I'm standing right next to him." (Toby Curtis, Scorpion)<p/><b>ISTP:</b> "I need a pressure regulator." ["What for?"] "...Regulating pressure." (Raven Reyes, The 100)<p/><b>ISTJ:</b> "No blood (donation), no cookie. I didn't make the rules." (Spencer Hastings, PLL)<p/><b>INTJ:</b> "I don't have any feelings and even I am uncomfortable watching this!" (Walter O'Brien, Scorpion)<p/><b>INTP:</b> "So she lived somewhere two months and didn't make any friends? I thought that only happened to me." (Spencer Reid, Criminal Minds)<p/><b>INFP:</b> "Can I please have a little emotional escapism while we trace his phone?" (Toby Curtis, Scorpion)<p/><b>INFJ:</b> "Yelling doesn't help. I don't even have a digital foot in the door." (Sylvester Dodd, Scorpion)<p/><b>ENFJ:</b> "You're like the queen of not helping." (Spencer Hastings, PLL)<p/><b>ENFP:</b> "Do you think this means we're all going to grow two heads?" (Finn Collins, The 100)<p/><b>ENTP:</b> "I can't change the tide if the moon won't cooperate." (Monty Green, The 100)<p/><b>ENTJ:</b> "Meatloaf is about to get your trophy." (Asher Millstone, How To Get Away With Murder)<p/><b>ESFJ:</b> "Stop acting like kids, I'll stop acting like your dad." (Cabe Gallo, Scorpion)<p/><b>ESTP:</b> "Seriously, just because my facial hair isn't exactly as luscious as yours, doesn't mean I can't still kick your ass." (Asher Millstone, How To Get Away With Murder)<p/><b>ESFP:</b> "You look like a strung-out Powerpuff Girl" (Hanna Marin, PLL)<p/><b>ESTJ:</b> "Let's put Max on the stand and have him cry like a little baby." (Asher Millstone, How To Get Away With Murder)<p/></p>
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Some of my personal favorite INTJ fictional characters (part 3):

In order:

Carl Elias (Person of Interest), The Batman (Justice League Unlimited), Professor Albus Dumbledore (Harry Potter franchise), The Question (DC Comics), Hercule Poirot (BBC’s Poirot), Professor James Moriarty (The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes), Professor Hugo Strange (Gotham), Ferb Fletcher (Phineas & Ferb), Ultron (Avengers: Age of Ultron). 

plagueamon  asked:

I know it has been a while, since you typed Hobbit and LOTR characters, but why did you type Saruman as an INFJ? I mean, the reason for him becoming an antagonist seemed to be the preservation of himself and those, who are like him, which hints at very specific values (Fi), and, once he finally chose a side, he literally uses every resource available to him to contribute to a potential future, where he would be in a position of power (Te). Wouldn't it make sense for him to be an INTJ instead?

Saruman’s rebellion did not come out of preservation. But out of not wanting to be part of the system and get some resemblance of independence. More than the reason he was put on the earth to be a White Wizard. Looking deeper into the lore we see that many of the wizards veered from their religious quests and lose their power, forgetting themselves. This is the ultimate fate of Radagast. He was placed in Middle Earth to defend against the powers of Sauron, but he was not allowed to use his powers for himself in anyway.

So his veering was far more direct than Radagast. His veering was one of self care, of having aspirations and trying to break away from his servitude. He is a Lucifer like character. The North Star, the white one, fallen brother. Saruman was the favorite the most powerful. 


It is actually Saruman’s Fe judgment that leads him to break away, not Fi as you argue. 

Secondary Extraverted Feeling (Fe): His Fe directs him to see inequity in how people are treated, in opportunity, and in status. He is actually very emotionally aware of others. At a point he did care about his duty and thought what the wizards were doing was right. But his Ni combined with Fe leads him to be disenchanted. He sees social hypocrisies. He wants to believe the myths of the world, the idealism, but he doesn’t see them in reality. 

He no longer believes in the race of Men. He explicitly states this. Saruman sees them as greedy and those who mistreat each other and the world. As guardian of the Elves (who are leading) and Men, when you don’t believe in what you are guarding, what is the point? But he doesn’t realize even within himself that his idealism, his disenchantment, his emotions are what lead him down the path he goes.

Tertiary Introverted Thinking (Ti): That is when his tertiary function comes into play. He is looping because of this disenchantment. He thinks the choice he is making is a logical one, out of strategy. He takes in all the facts of his situation to back his Ni perceptions of the world. He uses his Ti to convince himself he is on the winning side, that he is just a survivalist. It is his Ti that makes him resourceful, not Te as you attribute. He isn’t emotional about his role and the world he lives in, but simply being smart. He uses Ti to convince himself of this. 


But in truth he is just a lost INFJ, who has lost hope for how he once perceived the world with his Ni. The world no longer conforms within his singular narrative, to him it turned his back on him, not him on the world. Gandalf as INTJ actually handles the state of Middle Earth better than Saruman because of his Te. He is naturally logical, scientific, and skeptical in his approach to the outer world. It is because Saruman is not like this, because his Fe makes him a romantic searching for meaning, not an intellectual challenge (Ni-Te) that leads to him leaving his role as the White Wizard.

Zootopia MBTI

Judy Hopps – ENFJ

“Life’s a little bit messy. We all make mistakes. No matter what type of animal you are, change starts with you.”

A little bunny with big dreams, Judy Hopes is stopped by nothing to pursue her vision of being a police officer and moving on from the carrot farm.  Judy is tenacious, full of energy, and believes in her dreams and accomplishing them in reality above everything else.  Though she pursues her own personal goals, she is very focused on the big picture as well.  She readily puts others before herself, and is skilled in understanding others and working with them as well.  


Nick Wilde – ENTP

“It’s called a hustle, sweetheart.”

Nick Wilde may initially seem a bit of a colder con artist, but he has a softer side as well.  Hurtful events from the past are hard for him to let go of, and he lives accordingly to what he feels he’s learned from them.  He’s quick-witted and sly, but he is also kind-hearted and sentimental, even though he doesn’t usually show it.  


Bellwether – ESFJ

“Fear always works, and I’ll dart every predator in Zootopia to keep it that way.”

Assistant Mayor Bellwether has good people skills, and she uses them for manipulative purposes.  She is organized and quite successfully makes herself appear as just a sweet and helpful busy assistant.  


Mayor Lionheart – ENTJ

“Did I falsely imprison those animals? Well, yes. Yes, I did. It was a classic ‘doing the wrong thing for the right reason’ kind of a deal!”

Mayor Lionheart is commanding and generally straightforward.  He can be a bit gruff and dismissive at times, though he is a prideful and noble leader.  He’s good at reaching to the public and following positive visions through.


Chief Bogo – ESTJ

“Life isn’t some cartoon musical where you sing a little song and all your insipid dreams magically come true. So let it go.”

Intimidating, stern, and realistic, Chief Bogo is a no-nonsense commander.  He doesn’t have time for impractical excursions, and he sticks strongly to getting things done and organizing others to do so as well.


Benjamin Clawhauser – ESFP

“Hoo, I’m so sorry! Me, Benjamin Clawhauser, the guy everyone thinks is just a flabby doughnut-loving cop, stereotyping you.”

He likes doughnuts, Gazelle, and generally just finding some fun in things.  Clawhauser is excitable and generally outgoing and jovial.  He’s kindhearted, and always means the best.


Mr. Big – INTJ

“We may be evolved, but deep down we are still animals.”

Reserved but undeniably commanding, even around others many times his size, Mr. Big is not to be messed with and he makes that clear.  He is cunning and insightful.


Fru Fru – ESFJ

“What did we say? No icing anyone at my wedding!”

Fru Fru loves to spend time with her friends, shopping for jeggings and such fashionable things.  She is sociable and quite outgoing, and not afraid to step in when she wants to.


Mrs. Otterton – ISFP

“Please, there’s gotta be somebody to find my Emmit.”

Soft-spoken and caring, Mrs. Otterton is determined to find her beloved husband again.  She won’t give up until she gets through to someone for the help she needs to find him.


Gazelle – ESFP

“We cannot let fear divide us. Please, give me back the Zootopia I love.”

A lover of the spotlight and being the center in a big crowd, Gazelle is very socially aware and peaceful, using her entertainment skills and name to help bring the citizens of her beloved city back together.


Flash – ISTP

“I don’t… know.  What… do… you… call… a… three-humped… camel?”

He may be slow on the outside, but Flash likes a fast ride as well.  He’s generally soft-spoken and professional, and he enjoys a good (long) laugh.  


It’s a gift

It’s a gift, they say.

It’s a gift to be able to read people.

When I ask why this is what they tell me:


You have empathy. Empathy is good.

Empathy keeps you from hurting people.


You can tell when people are hurt.

It makes it easier to help people.


You know when people are lying to you.

It keeps you from being fooled.



But that’s not quite right.



Empathy is not good. Not for me.

It’s true that I can sense people’s emotions,

true that I can feel them. But it doesn’t keep me

from hurting people.

I hurt them because, sometimes,

the pain helps me.

It helps me remember I’m human.

Helps me remember I’m human as I’m crying,

crying for the person I hurt just an hour ago,

curling up on the floor because I’m sorry,

but my stupid pride won’t let me tell them.


Of course I can tell when people are hurt.

I can see it in their eyes,

in their hands,

hear it in their voice,

in their hesitant words.

Of course I can tell,

but I don’t know how to react.

It’s different for every person.

Do I hug them?

Do I murmur words of comfort?

Do I leave them alone?

Do I ask them what’s wrong?

It’s different for everyone.

Knowing they’re hurt does not make it easier.


Their eyes dart to the side.

Their hands clench.

Their words falter.

They are lying to you, a voice whispers.

I ignore it.

I ignore it because they’re kind

and they’re there

and they’re talking to you.

Their words dull and the voice gets louder.

It gets so loud I have to tune it out altogether

because shut up, they’re talking.

And the voice goes away,

or maybe I just get used to it.

But now it’s some time later

and I’m hunched over my phone,

seeing who I can cry to, and dammit,

I should’ve listened.

I tell myself that so many times

it’s ingrained, so many times it might as well

be carved into my skin.

I won’t let that happen again. I’ll listen.

But the whole process will repeat soon,

just as it always has.


Being able to read people,

to know when they’re uncomfortable,

to feel their pain,

to hear their obvious lies,

it does not help.

I keep telling people this,

and I keep hoping they will understand.

“Oh, you’re just not using your gift properly,”

But how would you know?

I am using it properly.

I cannot turn it off.

But please, please, I want to.


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