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    Really? I've always gotten this strong ESFJ vibe from him.
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  2. #12
    INTP - The Thinkers

    Quote Originally Posted by angelcat View Post
    You can use evidence directly from the show to prove Sherlock is an INTP, an ISTP, and an INTJ. He's all over the place -- using Se-Ni sometimes, Ni-Te sometimes, and Ti-Ne sometimes.

    My BFF said, "He's a lot like you," and in some ways it's very true -- and in some ways, it isn't. I TOTALLY mess with people like he does (when he lets John suffer from thinking a hound is stalking him, I laughed -- I've pulled pranks like that, but they weren't quite as mean), but I have a much higher Fe / ability to fit in socially. We both get frustrated at how irrational and emotional people can be.

    I would LOVE for Mycroft to be an INTP (as he is in the books), but I see a lot of ISTJ in him -- very loyal and dutiful to the government, very purpose-driven, with evident Fi at times. He has an abnormally HIGH amount of Ne, though. Tons of it. So again, he looks like an INTP at times, and an ISTJ at other times.

    Love the show. I do "get" Sherlock very well. It's kind of funny, because when he does lean INTP, his relationship with John is a lot like my relationship with my BFF -- an ISFJ. We get irritated at one another in a lot of the same ways.
    If you're the girl who runs the Funky MBTI on Tumblr (big fan btw), I've seen your posts about Sherlock's various typings that fit. However, based on the evidence you gave for him being an INTP (and also speaking from a completely non-biased POV even though it may seem difficult to believe that I am able to be unbiased) I really felt as though it was the most fitting. I mean, Si and the Mind Palace thing, that was what really proved it to me and got me so riled up in the first place! In the end, everyone uses all the cognitive functions, so just because Sherlock has an acute Se doesn't mean his Ne-Si isn't what he relies on more in his thinking process and the way he evaluate the information he takes in, which is really what MBTI boils down to, right?

    Also, I've also been told that I'm a lot like Sherlock on several occasions, too. I've even been told that I copy his personality on purpose because I don't have my own, which is utter bull as I strongly doubt that the person who has this opinion has enough brain cells to have any coherent thoughts in the first place.
    Thanks for replying!

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    INTP - The Thinkers

    nah son don't you think he's more of a J.
    He's got J all over, its practically dripping off of him.
    Can't you tell, especially with the last season? He's Sherlock's exact opposite, in terms of cognitive functions he relies on I mean:
    INTJ: Ni-Te-Fi-Se
    INTP: Ti-Ne-Si-Fe
    So yeah, I definitely think Mycroft is a serious Judger,how else would he be such a valuable asset to the British government otherwise? Also, I don't really know how to vocalize (or rather, transcribe) what I feel is really clear in terms of which cognitive functions Mycroft uses, but they make sense to me idk.
    Thank you for replying!

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    I don't think he's an INTP. *shrug* I mean, who really cares about type politics? He's either one type or another.

    For one, I think INPs essentially grapple with doubt (it's the interplay of Ji + Ne... one's certainty of logic is always constrained/undermined by the open-ended nature of Ne), and Sherlock operates with J closure. I don't see him as ever being unsure; he always knows the answer because of his internal insight. He also expresses J closure in his appearance and how he organizes the world around him. Despite cloaking it in "logic," I think he actually operates off insight and then explains it via logic.

    Maybe some of that is Cumberbatch's nature coming through, but whatever.

    All that being said, I did connect with Sherlock's insights and perceptiveness; however, he seems far too sure of his interpretations, which could actually have other interpretations that he happens to discount to find closure. I wouldn't feel confident making some the leaps he does, from my own logical perspective.
    @ndabb : yes, I think Mycroft is an even obvious Judger.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ndabb View Post
    If you're the girl who runs the Funky MBTI on Tumblr (big fan btw), I've seen your posts about Sherlock's various typings that fit. However, based on the evidence you gave for him being an INTP (and also speaking from a completely non-biased POV even though it may seem difficult to believe that I am able to be unbiased) I really felt as though it was the most fitting. I mean, Si and the Mind Palace thing, that was what really proved it to me and got me so riled up in the first place! In the end, everyone uses all the cognitive functions, so just because Sherlock has an acute Se doesn't mean his Ne-Si isn't what he relies on more in his thinking process and the way he evaluate the information he takes in, which is really what MBTI boils down to, right?

    Also, I've also been told that I'm a lot like Sherlock on several occasions, too. I've even been told that I copy his personality on purpose because I don't have my own, which is utter bull as I strongly doubt that the person who has this opinion has enough brain cells to have any coherent thoughts in the first place.
    Thanks for replying!
    Yes, I'm her. Glad to amuse you with my typing shenanigans! :)

    I lean INTP for him as well (somewhat reluctantly, because I've been accused in the past of typing him "my type" simply because I like him so much) but ... frankly, he exhibits at lot of Se-Ni traits too. Ne-Si is all about widening possibilities; instead, Sherlock eliminates external information in his case-solving (remember that session in his head in the wedding episode? he eliminated anything that didn't fit, narrowing down his possibilities until he came up with a single solution) -- which is very, very Se-Ni. He notices the tiniest speck of dust on a man's shoe, or a cat hair on a woman's coat. INTPs have a hard time doing that, because we're so distracted. That was a Se-Ni heavy episode. Even drunk, he still had incredible reflexes. Sherlock gets out into the world and DOES THINGS; he doesn't just think about them, or wonder about them, he does them -- he beats up corpses in the morgue, he harpoons pigs, etc.

    And yet, you turn around and in other episodes, he's so INTP it hurts. He fails to notice when people are or aren't in the room; he's too lazy to get up off the couch and fetch his own phone; he can be so focused on what he's doing (clueing for looks... err...) that he is totally oblivious to the fact that a bad guy is standing right behind him, about to clock him one. He stores incredible amounts of information in his Mind Palace, and has a hard time not getting very bored with nothing to do. An ISTP would FIND something to do. The INTP simply complains about it, and waits for someone to deliver him something worth thinking about.

    So yes, Sherlock gravitates between types, sometimes in the same episode. Although, granted, a mature INTP can learn to filter out extra information and details into a finite conclusion, if they are working steadily to resolve or finish something, which means he could be an INTP 99.9% of the time and simply have learned to channel his mind into resolving things, rather than simply thinking endlessly about them.

    ETA: I don't see J in Sherlock all that much; not only is he obviously an internal thinker, I think he has adapted that one part of his life to have a J-appearance (rather like I do at work) in order to hold his own with Mycroft, while remaining P in everything else (um... have you seen his flat?).

    On Mycroft... the way Mycroft micro-manages everything, tries to control his brother, and leaps into immediate action, with a network of minions around to do his bidding is more TJ than TP. And I say that with remorse, because man, do I relate to Mycroft on so many levels, and I absolutely adore him. I love Sherlock, but I have an almighty crush on Mycroft's power complex and smartassery.
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    INFP - The Idealists

    I feel like fictional characters often get advantages of many functions, without the associated disadvantages. Sherlock is super-human, and maybe a type just doesn't fit him?
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    INTP - The Thinkers

    Hmm I've thought the classic Sherlock Holmes was more of an ISTP. I never seen the BBC version.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FightingSpirit007 View Post
    Hmm I've thought the classic Sherlock Holmes was more of an ISTP. I never seen the BBC version.

    He is
    . :)

    You should watch the BBC Sherlock. It's terrific fun.
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    INTP - The Thinkers

    My husband loves Jeremy Brett as Holmes. He did a great job. Apparently the actor was bi-polar. Don't know if this helped playing Sherlock or just exacerbated his condition. Rip JB.

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    Unknown

    My reflection is definitely left-handed. I've watched him shave.
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