Black Sails: Captain Flint [INTJ]
Introverted Intuition (Ni): discarding excess information to focus on a single goal, planning for the future
Extroverted Thinking (Te): taking swift, judgmental action, to change events in the world around them
Introverted Feeling (Fi): the need to remain true to one’s personal beliefs, no desire to negotiate
Extroverted Sensing (Se): living in the moment, enjoying dangerous experiences
Captain Flint is an intelligent and knowledge-seeking man constantly looking toward the future; he collects and loves books on different topics, but also focuses on a single goal – to gain information that would allow him to take possession of a Spanish treasure ship (Ni). Flint excludes all external ideas that don’t support this goal, while figuring out tangible ways to accomplish it (Ni-Te). He employs brutal, manipulative tactics to keep control of his crew (Te) to accomplish his dream (Ni-Fi).
He rarely shares his thoughts with anyone nor feels the need to confide his emotions in others to understand them (Fi). His narrow focus on the future sometimes prevents him from discerning unrest among his crew, forcing him to take swift, decisive action to maintain order (Se). Flint prefers not to do this; he is more comfortable with long-term plans (Ni) and business arrangements (Te) than spontaneity, but he is also keenly observant of his surroundings (Se).