Heathers: JD [ENTP]
Extroverted Intuition (Ne): "Chaos is what killed the dinosaurs, darling.“ Big ideas? That’s JD. He has nothing but ideas and sees the untapped potential of other people, though it is often used to serve his own goals. He sees Veronica’s unhappiness with her friends and her high school life and exploits that, leading to their “Bonnie and Clyde days”. After Heather Chandler’s death, he sizes up the two remaining Heathers and goes for the potential he sees in Heather Duke, exploiting and playing upon her desire to be the new Heather Chandler. His ideas and goals become more lofty and grandiose as the movie progresses, going from offing Heather Chandler to blowing up the entire school and everyone in it - an idea that strikes him when his father shows him a demolition video. His big idea is that “The only place different social types can genuinely get along with each other is in heaven.”
Introverted Thinking (Ti): JD’s mind is extremely analytical. He often speaks in metaphors and uses them to convey his philosophies on certain matters. ”People will look at the ashes of Westerburg and say, “Now there’s a school that self-destructed, not because society didn’t care, but because the school was society.” Now that’s deep.“ He prides himself in picking apart constructs, ideas, and people and he’s very good at it. He can think his way out of situations, such as the story to Veronica regarding the “Ich Luge” bullets when Veronica says she doesn’t take German. Or when he proposes, “What if this was like a suicide thing?” after the death of Heather Chandler.
Extroverted Feeling (Fe): JD can be quite charming, knowing how to appeal to the emotions of Veronica, Martha, and Heather Duke. He’s good at reading people and is absolutely thrilled by the reactions of the school over the death of Heather Chandler, unlike Veronica who seems uncomfortable and points out the phoniness of people’s responses when being interviewed. He cracks jokes at Kurt and Ram’s funeral. When he feels as though the school “does not need mushy togetherness. It needs a strong leader”, he sets Heather Duke on the crash course to becoming the new “leader”. Unlike Veronica, JD has no real internal moral code. He tells Veronica that “Football season is over, Veronica. Kurt and Ram had nothing left to offer the school except date rapes and AIDS jokes.” and infers that she really did want them dead after they spread rumors about an alleged sexual tryst with her. When Veronica no longer becomes useful to him, he plans on killing her. “I loved you! Of course, I was coming up here to kill you…" The only way she survives in the end is because she thwarts his plan, showing her that she has “strength” and that he underestimated her which he accepts before ending his own life outside of the school.
Introverted Sensing (Si): “Seven schools in seven states and the only thing different is my locker combination.“ JD’s past experiences color how he sees people and society as a whole. To him, everything is stagnant. He doesn’t care much for details when Veronica points out that Heather Chandler would never use the word "myriad” in her suicide note as she got it wrong on a vocab test but quickly asserts “That only proves my point more. The word is a badge for her failures at school." He’s in tune with social dynamics of the school as soon as he steps in the front door but that doesn’t mean he cares much for them. His past resentment for how things "are” is what fuels his motivations. He makes a lot of jabs at “society” as a whole.