Helpful Function Tools for Typing from “My True Type” by Dr. A.J. Drenth

*Fictional character examples provided by me

Introverted Intuition Ni

Primary Role: To collect conscious and subconscious information, then synthesize it to produce impressions, insights, answers, and theories; to see deep causes, patterns, and laws underlying sense data.

Most Prominent in: INTJs & INFJs; also prominent in ENTJs & ENFJs

Associated with: Deep perceptiveness and insight, deep “knowing,” theoretical genius, powers of analysis and focus, advising and troubleshooting

Famouse INJs: Plato, Jesus, Nietzsche, Jung, Steven Hawking

Fictional INJs: Vanessa Ives (Penny Dreadful), Frodo Baggins (The Lord of the Rings), Yoda (Star Wars), Matt Murdock (Netflix’s Daredevil), Ragnar Lothbrok (Vikings), Twelfth Doctor (Doctor Who)

Extroverted Intuition Ne

Primary Role: To broadly explore, synthesize, and express ideas, associations, and possibilities

Most Prominent in: ENTPs & ENFPs; also prominent in INTPs & INFPs

Associated with: Brainstorming, innovative / artistic / ideational creativity, divergent thinking, holistic / weblike associations, a nose for promising new enterprises

Famous ENPs: Benjamin Franklin, Walt Disney, Steve Jobs, Ellen DeGeneres, Jon Stewart, John Edward

Fictional ENPs: Aang (Avatar: The Last Airbender), Lorelai Gilmore (GIlmore Girls), Eleventh Doctor (Doctor Who), Tenth Doctor (Doctor Who), Gandalf (The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings), Hiro Hamada (Big Hero 6), Dr. Walter Bishop (Fringe), Barry Allen (The Flash), Rick (Rick and Morty)

Introverted Sensing Si

Primary roles: To retain, condense, and recollect information; to consult past experiences, routines, and traditions; to perceive inner bodily sensations

Most Prominent in: ISTJs & ISFJs; also prominent in ESTJs & ESFJs

Associated with: Routines, habits, valuing and preserving “the tried and true,” material conservatism, high regard for traditions and authority

Famous ISJs: Dick Cheney, Martin Luther, Mother Theresa, George H.W. Bush

Fictional ISJs: Elsa (Frozen), Ben Wyatt (Parks and Recreation), Sam Winchester (Supernatural), Lord Voldemort (Harry Potter), Bruce Wayne (Gotham), Sam Gamgee (The Lord of the Rings), Rory Gilmore (Gilmore Girls), Lieutenant Worf (Star Trek: The Next Generation), Felicity Smoak (Arrow), Rumpelstiltskin (Once Upon a Time)

Extroverted Sensing Se

Primary roles: To perceive and mediate prompt responses to external details and events; to seek a breadth of novel sensory experiences; to physically interact with the world

Most Prominent in: ESTPs & ESFPs; also prominent in ISTPs & ISFPs

Associated with: Sensation-seeking, kinesthetic intelligence, an “eye for detail,” attunement to style and appearances, hands-on activities, effortless performance

Famous ESPs: George W. Bush, Lebron James, Beyonce, Shakira, Donald Trump

Fictional ESPs: Brona Croft (Penny Dreadful), Merida (Brave), Captain Hook (Once Upon a Time), Amy Pond (Doctor Who), Oliver Queen (Arrow), Dorian Gray (Penny Dreadful), Ariel (The Little Mermaid), Andy Dwyer (Parks and Recreation), Korra (Avatar: Legend of Korra), Captain Jack Harkness (Doctor Who), Darth Vader/Anakin Skywalker (Star Wars)

Introverted Thinking Ti

Primary role: To examine practical or conceptual issues using deep, implicit, and nuanced logic; to develop and refine subjective methods, strategies, or concepts

Most Prominent in: INTPs & ISTPs; also prominent in ENTPs & ESTPs

Associated with: Deep skepticism, tacit logic, self-regulation and self-optimization, personal independence and autonomy

Famous ITPs: Einstein, Bill Gates, Henri Bergson, Robert Pirsig, Robert Nozick, Ken Wilber, Lance Armstrong

Fictional ITPs: Dr. Victor Frankenstein (Penny Dreadful), Galadriel (The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings), Albus Dumbledore (Harry Potter), Ninth Doctor (Doctor Who), Obi-Wan Kenobi (Star Wars), Elphaba (Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West), John Luc-Picard (Star Trek: The Next Generation), Bellamy Blake (The 100), Toph Beifong (Avatar: The Last Airbender), Ron Swanson (Parks and Recreation), Emma Swan (Once Upon a Time), Luke Danes (Gilmore Girls), Cullen Bohannan (Hell on Wheels), Selina Kyle (Gotham), John Constantine (Constantine)

Extroverted Thinking Te

Primary roles: To succinctly express logic-based judgments; to understand or render systems and operations more rational, efficient, and effective

Most Prominent in : ENTJs & ESTJs; also prominent in INTJs & ISTJs

Associated with: Explicit Logic, precise and pointed expressions, bureaucracy and “red tape,” quantitative methods (”Show me the numbers!”)

Famous ETJs: Henry Ford. Bill O’Reily

Fictional ETJs: Sir Malcolm Murray (Penny Dreadful), Boromir (The Lord of the Rings), Martha Jones (Doctor Who), Maria Hill (MCU), Hermione Granger (Harry Potter), Thomas Durant (Hell on Wheels), Eric Cartman (South Park), Regina Mills (Once Upon a Time), Azula (Avatar: The Last Airbender), Paris Gellar (Gilmore Girls), Princess Bubblegum (Adventure Time), Princess Leia (Star Wars), Sokka (Avatar: The Last Airbender), Annalise Keating (How To Get Away With Murder), President Josiah ‘Jed’ Bartlet (The West Wing)

Introverted Feeling Fi

Primary roles: To explore and refine personal tastes, feelings, and values, contributing to a strong sense of personal uniqueness; to maintain inner emotional and moral order; to emotionally invest in a limited number of persons, animals, or interests

Most prominent in: INFPs & ISFPs; also promient in ENFPs & ESFPs

Associated with: Fighting for “Underdogs,” emotional restraint, nuanced morals and values, nurture and caregiving, sensitivity to perceived inequities and injustice

Famous IFPs: Henry David Thoreau, Jean-Jacque Rousseau, Kiekegaard, Camus, Virgina Wolfe, Van Gogh, J.D. Salinger, Jane Austen, Bob Dylan

Fictional IFPs: Ethan Chandler (Penny Dreadful), Aragorn (The Lord of the Rings), Zuko (Avatar: The Last Airbender), Daryl Dixon (The Walking Dead), Harry Potter (Harry Potter), James Gordon (Gotham), Rory Williams (Doctor Who), April Ludgate (Parks and Recreation), Uncle Iroh (Avatar: The Last Airbender), Nick Miller (New Girl), Belle French (Once Upon a Time), Merlin (BBC’s Merlin), Luke Skywalker (Star Wars), Quasimodo (The Hunchback of Notre Dame)

Extroverted Feeling Fe

Primary roles: To survey a breadth of human emotions, values, and morals, striving toward interpersonal or group consensus; to directly express feelings and judgments; to instruct or motivate others toward growth and excellence

Most prominent in: ENFJs & ESFJs; also prominent in INFJs & ISFJs

Associated with: An interpersonal focus, emotional expressiveness, communication skills, talkativeness, attunement to social norms, advice-giving

Famous EFJs: Dr. Martin Luther King, Dr. Phil McGraw

Fictional EFJs: Clarke Griffin (The 100), Dean Winchester (Supernatural), Leslie Knope (Parks and Recreation), Donna Noble (Doctor Who), David Nolan (Once Upon a Time), Ferdinand Lyle (Penny Dreadful), Thor (MCU), Hercules (Disney’s Hercules), Glinda (Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West), Laurel Lance (Arrow), Phil Coulson (MCU), Clara Oswald (Doctor Who), Jessica Day (New Girl), Katara (Avatar: The Last Airbender), Piper Chapman (Orange is the New Black), Padme (Star Wars), Olivia Moore (iZombie), Chris Traeger (Parks and Recreation), Snow White (Once Upon a Time)

Functions react to bullying

Ti: “You’re an asshole.”

Te: “These are the reasons you’re an asshole.”

Si: What have I done in this situation before? What have people told me to do?

Se: the fuq u think u doin m8 i’ll fuck u up

Ni: Ignores the situation but also secretly plans out your murder.

Ne: Ignores the situation but is also going through all the possible ways to murder you.

Fi: Gets out of the situation and then cries, most likely thinks the bullying is their own fault.

Fe: Might cry or might knock you out, depends on who’s watching.

Disadvantages of having an ENTP friend

counter points to this post:

  • Interrupts you a lot
  • Doesn’t seem to pay attention when you talk sometimes
  • Destroys your ideas mercilessly with logic
  • Will be gone for like 4 months and then show up like nothing ever happened
  • Is kind of like a stray cat, only around when it wants to be and eats all your food while there
  • Can go on long tangents you don’t understand but doesn’t stop despite your confusion
  • Blunt to the point of pain
  • Says things without thinking a lot
  • You can’t tell if they genuinely care about something or if they’re just using that ENTP charm to make it seem like they’re a pro on a topic
  • They seem like very vulnerable individuals, and easily talk about themselves and their struggles, but they’re actually very private. You can know one for years, and then find out you really didn’t know them all that well with just one honest heart-to-heart