I've been entertaining a little theory for a while now:
Are doctors and vampires really fulfilling the same function in literature, but merely representing opposite ends of the same spectrum? Think about it:
- Doctors are dressed in white, vampires in black;
- when a vampire bites you, you become one, but when a doctor injects you, you are shown your place as a non-doctor;
- both visit helpless people in bed;
- both tend to be wealthy;
- both are often portrayed with Eastern European accents;
- the doctor comes during the day, the vampire during the night;
- both are introvert, serious, unsmiling figures;
- both work methodically;
- both use strategy;
- both deal with blood a lot;
- both have "mortal" assistants they boss around;
- both show an intense interest in a single person at a time;
- both work alone;
- both fill volumes of books on the shelves of bookstores, usually of a similar genre, bought by people of the same sort of target group.
Now I don't know if vampire books are read more by younger women and doctor novels more by older women, but it seems that way to me; and they are read more by women than by men, both of them.
I wonder now if you agree with me that these two figures seem very INTJ. What do you think?