Pirates of the Caribbean: Jack Sparrow [ENTP]
OFFICIAL TYPING by Charity / the Mod
Extroverted Intuition (Ne): Jack has some truly nutty ideas. When he lands on a cannibal-inhabited island, he sells them a load of bunk and becomes “their king.” When he meets Will Turner, he quickly figures out the association to Bootstrap Bill and realizes he can use Will to barter for the Pearl with Barbossa. Jack often takes people on wild verbal tangents, as he “wordplays” with them in nonsensical loops as a distraction; he comes up with weird, complicated intuitive arguments to counter any point anyone brings up. He manages to keep the big picture in focus most of the time, which helps him achieve his ends, even if his methods are unorthodox. He whimsically pursues … dreams. Curses, cures, things that must exist, if only because they are so awesome not to.
Introverted Thinking (Ti): He is extremely intelligent and quick-minded, keen to play with others using word manipulations and by pointing out the inconsistencies in their belief system. Jack can get in and out of any situation with minimal harm to himself, for the most part; he prefers not to do long term planning but instead improvise in the moment. He rarely shares what is on his mind, which gives him the advantage over others, and isn’t flummoxed by the facts. Facts are pesky things that he can think around if you give him a few seconds.
Extroverted Feeling (Fe): Though Jack pretends not to care about his crew or his friends, he rarely does anything intended to directly harm them in a lasting way; he always has a way to get them out of any situation he puts them into. Jack uses his outgoing, charming, and personable nature to win over people, read their emotions and respond accordingly, and mess with their heads. He also cares what people think about him, hence his emphasis on being the captain.
Introverted Sensing (Si): Sentimental? Eh… just about his ship. His only ship. His bloody ship! But he does have a good grasp of details on occasion when he needs it. His memories of what happened with Barbossa, and how to fix problems, are rather subjective (did it happen how he said it happened? Not so much, probably… but who knows?). Jack seems to have a fondness for keeping familiar crew members and friends around him.
Note: I used to type him ESTP in the past, and it’s true, he has a lot of Se going on – but his Ne is more apparent. He has too much fun with words, puns, nonsensical rambles, and suchlike to not be a Ne.