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Do you think Christian Grey, from Fifty Shades of Grey, is an ENTJ?


Why or why not?




To add:


If you have an opinion on further characters, these are my opinions:

Christian: ENTJ
Ana: INFP
Kate: ESTJ
Elliot: ESTP
Mia: ENFP
Ethan: ISFJ
Taylor: ISTP
 

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Implying many of us have read this book.
 
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I didn't read it but I looked at the reviews on Amazon to see what the hype was about. The most helpful review was hilarious. Here is an excerpt:

About half way through the book, I looked up the author to see if she was a teenager. I really did because the characters are out of a 16 year old's fantasy. The main male character is a billionaire (not a millionaire but a billionaire) who speaks fluent French, is basically a concert level pianist, is a fully trained pilot, is athletic, drop dead gorgeous, tall, built perfectly with an enormous penis, and the best lover on the planet. In addition, he's not only self made but is using his money to combat world hunger. Oh yeah, and all of this at the ripe old age of 26! And on top of that, he's never working. Every second is spent having sex or texting and emailing the female character. His billions seem to have just come about by magic. It seriously feels like 2 teenage girls got together and decided to create their "dream man" and came up with Christian Grey.
I doubt such a character can be typed, but I wouldn't be surprised if they had to take on ENTJ traits just to make it half believable. To achieve all that, a person would have to have a lot of Te. Perhaps not in character but in backstory. You can't be that... diversified and remain in control without it.
 

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@wiarumas

That review is awesome. So I tried to look into the tags used. I was expecting comedy and found the review you found (last paragraph):

I don't know what happens in the remaining books and I do not intend to read them to find out. But given the maturity level of the first book, I imagine that they get married, have 2 perfect children, cure world hunger, and live happily ever after while riding into the sunset, as the female character climaxes on her horse causing her to chew her bottom lip and blush fifty shades of crimson. Jeez!
I laughed and gave up the tags. It is comedy.
 

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It originated as a FanFic from Twilight, so yeah, I would safely assume a lot of it did come from multiple 16 yr old girls' fantasies. Kinda funny that the fantasies appeal to women from all ages though.

Also, the girl and her BFFL are meant to be everyone and everyone's best friend, i.e. relatable to all, i.e. just enough traits from all the personalities for the female readers to think "I'm just like Ana, I wish I had a Christian Grey!"

So I don't think you can really type a lot of the characters in this book.

(I can see Christian as an ENTJ though... not that I've read it or anything...)
 

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The power that he harnesses in his life. He excels at business. He knows what he wants and he does what he can to get it. If he can't he moves on. He is firm in his beliefs but willing to compromise. Clean, well put together. Beautiful house. Can be sensitive to others feelings, but it's a process.

You know, he's actually the stereotypical ENTJ. I could just copy the strengths and weaknesses of ENTJs from a website and that would be him in a nutshell.
 

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The power that he harnesses in his life. He excels at business. He knows what he wants and he does what he can to get it. If he can't he moves on. He is firm in his beliefs but willing to compromise. Clean, well put together. Beautiful house. Can be sensitive to others feelings, but it's a process.

You know, he's actually the stereotypical ENTJ. I could just copy the strengths and weaknesses of ENTJs from a website and that would be him in a nutshell.
Thanks. Out of curiosity, how did you know all these things without reading it?
 
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Thanks. Out of curiosity, how did you know all these things without reading it?
Yeah I've totally read it. Them. All three. They got consecutively worse, so I don't advise it. But it sure was something, alright.
 
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this = scary.
But very interesting, yes? Either society's influence is way worse than I thought, or those particular fantasies are just inherently appealing to a wide range of people. I kind of suspect the latter.
 

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A few of my coworkers were going on and on about Fifty Shades of Grey for awhile. Then again, they were also nuts over Twilight back when it came out. I really don't see the draw to be honest, and doubly not when you're already in your 30's. :rolleyes:
 

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But very interesting, yes? Either society's influence is way worse than I thought, or those particular fantasies are just inherently appealing to a wide range of people. I kind of suspect the latter.
why not both?
 

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Whenever I hear of 50 shades I get reminded of this image posted from a Sainsbury's Local (one of our supermarkets)
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Besides if survey statistics are remotely correct. These books should appeal to an older crowd. Wasn't the woman who wrote this in her 50s? Similarly the vast consumers of homoerotic fiction are also women 35+.

But I don't know of the characters in the book to type them. So I suppose this was a threadjack.
 

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Whenever I hear of 50 shades I get reminded of this image posted from a Sainsbury's Local (one of our supermarkets)
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Besides if survey statistics are remotely correct. These books should appeal to an older crowd. Wasn't the woman who wrote this in her 50s? Similarly the vast consumers of homoerotic fiction are also women 35+.

But I don't know of the characters in the book to type them. So I suppose this was a threadjack.
The supposed target demographic for Twilight was teenage/young adult females, and Bella herself was only 17.
 
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How was I not mocked for my previous quote from Fifty Shades? I totally deserved it. You ENTJs are letting me down.
 
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Well you did confess to reading it. After that to add insult to injury you quoted from it.

I think the deafening silence was disapproval enough.

I'm sure the ENTPs would've mocked it more but we wanted to see how far it would go. And now I've broken the game.
 

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You're a good man, @Devil , a mighty good man.
 
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