Sense and Sensibility: Elinor Dashwood [ISTJ]

Functional Order: Si-Te-Fi-Ne Perceiving Functional Axis: Introverted Sensing (Si) / Extroverted Intuition (Ne) Elinor has a great awareness of how the world works, and how to accomplish things within it (she reminds Margaret that girls cannot inherit, that their brother does in fact own the house, that they must rely on good marriages to make … Continue reading Sense and Sensibility: Elinor Dashwood [ISTJ]

Sense and Sensibility: Colonel Brandon [ISTJ]

Functional Order: Si-Te-Fi-Ne Perceiving Functional Axis: Introverted Sensing (Si) / Extroverted Intuition (Ne) Colonel Brandon has pined for his lost first love for many years, and the similarities between her and Marianne strike him at once – their innocence, their idealism, their love for life. She transports him back to the life that evaded him, … Continue reading Sense and Sensibility: Colonel Brandon [ISTJ]

Murder on the Orient Express: Hercule Poirot [INFJ]

Functional Order: Ni-Fe-Ti-Se Perceiving Functional Axis: Introverted Intuition (Ni) / Extroverted Sensing (Se) Poirot astounds the police and others by being able to intuit whodunit by what is not present in a crime scene, as much as what is right in front of him. He has an almost instant ability to size up people’s personalities … Continue reading Murder on the Orient Express: Hercule Poirot [INFJ]

Atonement: Briony Tallis [INFJ]

Functional Order: Ni-Fe-Ti-Se Perceiving Functional Axis: Introverted Intuition (Ni) / Extroverted Sensing (Se) Briony is bound and determined to fit the outside into her very rigid, immature, and “fanciful” way of seeing the world. Rather than interpreting a situation correctly (that her sister is in love with a local boy), Briony completely re-works the truth … Continue reading Atonement: Briony Tallis [INFJ]

The African Queen: Rose Sayer [ENTJ]

Functional Order: Te-Ni-Se-Fi Judging Functional Axis: Extroverted Thinking (Te) / Introverted Feeling (Fi) Rose is much more pragmatic than her brother; when hearing about the German invasion, she suggests they leave immediately. Despite being overwrought with his death, when Charlie arrives, she agrees to his prompt burial to avoid the body stinking up in the … Continue reading The African Queen: Rose Sayer [ENTJ]

The Man in the High Castle: Takeshi Kido [ISTJ]

Functional Order: Si-Te-Fi-Ne Perceiving Functional Axis: Introverted Sensing (Si) / Extroverted Intuition (Ne) Kido is a traditionalist to the hilt. He places such value on Japanese honor, dignity, and duty he’s willing to take his own life in the tradition of his people if he fails. Kido is detailed and notices curious things about others, … Continue reading The Man in the High Castle: Takeshi Kido [ISTJ]

Father Goose: Catherine Freneau [ESFJ]

Functional Order: Fe-Si-Ne-Ti Judging Functional Axis: Extroverted Feeling (Fe) / Introverted Thinking (Ti) Catherine wastes no time in passing judgment on Walter for how he treats a bunch of strangers; she finds him rude, unkempt, foul-mouthed, and altogether a “drunken beast.” On their first meeting, she successfully guilt-trips him (“if there’s no room, I’ll just … Continue reading Father Goose: Catherine Freneau [ESFJ]