pride & prejudice

Mr. Darcy

Requested by trishadulku & anonymous & unchartedlife13

Personality Type: INTJ

Dominate Function: Introverted Intuition

Darcy is the classic introvert, he dislikes large crowds of strangers and finds large-scale socialization difficult.  However, his introverted intuition makes him very perceptive. After only a short time with someone, he makes keen observations and pieces together someone’s character.  While at Netherfield, he comments on Elizabeth’s personality and flaws after having known her for a few days at most.  He gets much more out of social gatherings by observing people from afar than he does by directly engaging them in conversation.  Interestingly, he and Elizabeth share this dominant function, and therefore both stick very closely to their early impressions of a person. This is, of course, one of the biggest obstacles in the development of their relationship.

Auxiliary Function: Extraverted Thinking

When Darcy does speak out loud, he is far more comfortable talking about logic, reason, and events than he is with feelings – and noticeably more comfortable in smaller groups.  He can reason out loud and explain how things, or people, work – why something makes sense or doesn’t make sense, why he did or did not do something.  Darcy uses his intuitive understanding of situations to inform his decision-making, and then acts on what makes the most sense.  He takes action to separate Bingley from Jane Bennet when he believes she doesn’t return his affections, and keeps them from communicating even when she’s in London.  He also springs into action when the crisis with Lydia and Wickham comes up, and takes care of the situation while keeping it quiet.  He’s a great organizer, orchestrator, and analyzer.

Tertiary Function: Introverted Feeling

While not as vocal about it, Darcy is every bit as opinionated as Elizabeth.  He has his own set of values, largely based on his attachments and close relationships to people.  He doesn’t pay much attention to people he doesn’t deeply care for, and can be very dismissive – as with Caroline Bingley.  Internally he can form deep attachments, as he does quietly and over time with Elizabeth.  He is also an adept judge of character, and has a good sense of when someone may or may not be sincere.  Even though he communicates in more logical terms and comes off as aloof, he is visibly stung by Elizabeth’s harsh words in a number of scenes and keeps this generally to himself.

Inferior Function: Extraverted Sensing

With all of his observing, feeling, and introverted processing going on, Darcy can seem extremely aloof.  Which makes perfect sense – most of the time he’s not very “present” and more focused on a specific person or idea than his general surroundings.  He makes more of his judgments based on his inferences than on the strict facts of what he’s observed.  However, he does seem to enjoy being out and about by himself, enjoying the surroundings of various grounds.  Generally however, he seems to be much more an abstract person than an in-the-moment one.

Hogwarts House: Gryffindor

Darcy is extremely introverted and rational, but also very brave and stubborn.  Even when he knows he’s done something he probably shouldn’t be proud of, he owns up to it and doesn’t deny it.  If he deems it necessary or appropriate, he makes amends.  Once made, he stands by his convictions and judgments.  He is very protective of the people he cares about, and always looking out for their welfare – he takes decisive action in order to protect his friend Bingley, his sister Georgiana, and his future wife Elizabeth.  He is chivalrous and brave at heart, all very Gryffindor traits.