What do you think Tintin's MBTI personality type is?
Of course, since he is a comic book character, none of the sixteen types may correlate to his own - however, I tend to think of him as a real and well-rounded individual. Personality typing is a very interesting issue, because through it one can discover more about the inner workings of an individual's mind.
General overview of MBTI typing: http://www.myersbriggs.org/my-mbti-personality-type/mbti-basics/
The sixteen types: http://www.myersbriggs.org/my-mbti-personality-type/mbti-basics/the-16 -mbti-types.asp
MBTI test online: http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/JTypes2.aspExtrovert/Introvert?
This is probably the hardest aspect to determine. I, for one, think that Tintin is probably more introverted than extraverted. Strictly speaking, these terms do not necessarily apply to how outgoing one is - even though Tintin is able to talk to many different types of people, and is energised by adventure, he seems to exude a more calming rather than invigorating aura. Introverts are not necessarily less social than extroverts, but prefer to spend time alone to "recharge." In Tintin's spare time, he seems to enjoy reading and researching.
But then again, one could argue that Tintin's drive to participate in the goings-on of the world could qualify as extraversion.Sensing/Intuition?
I would say that Tintin generally relies more on his imagination and ingenuity (i.e. intuition) than his senses. There are many instances throughout the series where he needs to think "outside the box" to solve a mystery. Thinking/Feeling?
I think it's obvious that Tintin is a strong and analytical thinker. It's almost impossible for him to leave something unsolved. He also has a powerful thirst for knowledge, and I think this is what motivates him during adventures. Of course, he is very fond of his friends, but it is more affectionate than overly-sentimental. Also, when he is insulted/attacked/pranked upon, he doesn't take it to heart and forgets about it soon afterwards.
However, there are instances throughout the series were Tintin sheds tears for the sake of his friends, indicating that he does have a "feeling" streak.Judging/Perceiving?
Hmm… this one's difficult to decide. On one hand, Tintin likes to categorise and fit clues together to make sense of the big picture - but on the other hand, he practically thrives off the sense of the unknown, and open-ended questions! It's hard to say. I would hazard a guess at judging, because he needs everything to make sense!Therefore…
Tintin's MBTI type may be either INTJ
, with a "feeling" streak.
It's hard to determine whether he is extraverted or introverted, because introverts can often give the impression of being extraverted; also, some extraverts are more quiet than talkative. Above all, much of Tintin's inner personality is not revealed in the series, making it even harder to determine his MBTI type.Note:
I attempted to complete the MBTI test online through Tintin's eyes, and ended up with the result ENFJ
! Indeed he might be more inclined towards empathy, but he certainly has remarkable intellectual abilities.
Tintin may be an ENFJ with an ingenious intellect. (Whaddaya know… Obama is a confirmed ENFJ as well!)