Hollow Crown: Henry IV [ISTJ]
OFFICIAL TYPING by Charity / the Mod
Introverted Sensing (Si): Henry IV, unlike his son, is rooted in the tried, true, and familiar. He takes the responsibilities of the realm seriously, and carries previous experience, traditional beliefs, and expectations for the future based on his understanding of the past, into every decision he makes. His concerns mount the longer his son remains “in poor company and idleness,” because he begins to fear his son may never change, or become what the realm needs. Henry sometimes becomes caught up in the minute details of things, and is reluctant to commit to any course of action without much time to contemplate.
Extroverted Thinking (Te): He wants to accomplish things. Henry values a good work ethic. His son’s “playing” around bothers him, because it shows a lack of serious commitment to the ruling responsibilities of kings. Henry corrects others’ statements, and relies on objective logic to problem solve. He’s interested in having solid reasons for action. His focus mainly lies in the duties, responsibilities, and tasks of being a good, efficient monarch. A man with a sharp tongue…
Introverted Feeling (Fi): … he doesn’t hesitate to lament his son’s failures, or wish aloud that another, more virtuous boy were the prince instead. He needs no affirmation or encouragement in his emotional state, but refuses to hide his true feelings, either. Henry’s own strong sense of duty guides his decisions, and makes him annoyed at others who do not share his inner convictions.
Intuition (Ne): The future
worries him. How could it not? It is unknown. And his son may or may not improve
himself! He dislikes war, for it has uncertain outcomes. On occasion, Henry
delves into symbolism or multiple perspectives, but is far more content to deal
in the here, and now.