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Well...my 2 cents...I read this book for my english module last semester, I still remember those characters a bit.

Catherine ENFJ (Fe-dom)
Heathcliff INTJ
Lockwood ISFP (stupid one, never liked him)
Nelly ESFJ
Edgar INFP (completely selfeless, sensitive, kind-hearted, kinda "sweet"...INFP! :D )
Isabella ESFJ
Cathy ENFP (my favourite character :) the only one I really liked in that book)
Linton ISFP (whinny and completely messed up one)
Joseph ISTJ (hated him, couldn't understand his dialect)
Hareton ISTP
old Earnshaw DRUNK

Overall - the book was good :)
 

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I'm so late ;__; But I'm reading it right now and it struck to me how well MBTI types fit for especially the two main characters (Heathcliff and Catherine Earnshaw/Linton).

ENFJ seems to fit Catherine really well - an ENFJ gone wrong. I first wondered if she'd be ENFP with all that...pixie-likeness, but I guess she's after all more, well, human in the bad way, needing the social approval and making decisions not based on heart. Also, Fe and Ni fit her better than Ne and Fi, since she's not exactly all that much into ethics but rather, haha, mystics, if I can say so.

Heathcliff could be INTP or INTJ, I'd be more for INTP, since he, too, doesn't seem exactly Fi.
 

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Heathcliff - unhealthy INTP. I don't see much Ni in him so that rules out INTJ.
Also, he reminds me of Gregory House, who is apparently an unhealthy INTP, sooo...
Ellen Dean - ESFJ?
Cathy jnr - xSFP
 

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I agree with you guys,

Edgar INFP
Cathy ENFJ
Heathcliff INTP
Nelly ESFJ
but I've my doubts about young Cathy: ENFJ or ENFP?
She looks like her mother, but she also doesn't look, at the same time.

My favorite character's Heathcliff. He's insane and complex. I just started understanding him in the end of the book. But I think he's the one of the reasons why the book worth it! (despite all this, I'm happy 'cause he died!)
I like Hareton too. I think he's a too strong guy and with a rich inner (as Nelly, she's nice too)

My least favorite character's Cathy, I think it'd be better if she got married with Heathcliff since the start.
If she had done this, I think she wouldn't have died so young. She would save Edgar from a lot of problems. She would make Heathcliff a better person (within the limits, 'cause she isn't a "good person" too, haha)
 

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I am surprised the consensus on Heathcliff so far is INTX.
This is funny, though. Because When I read the book for the
first time in school, I identified with Heathcliff right away.
When I tried to explain why, I couldn't. Others said things
like, "But you're so nice!" But when I was thinking about
the book recently, I thought Heathcliff was an ISFP.

Cathy, ENFP.

Haven't thought about this in awhile, though.
Will give it more thought.
 

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I am surprised the consensus on Heathcliff so far is INTX.
This is funny, though. Because When I read the book for the
first time in school, I identified with Heathcliff right away.
When I tried to explain why, I couldn't. Others said things
like, "But you're so nice!" But when I was thinking about
the book recently, I thought Heathcliff was an ISFP.

Cathy, ENFP.

Haven't thought about this in awhile, though.
Will give it more thought.

I don't see Heathcliff as an ISFP
I mean, he isn't a Sensing, he doesn't focus in the present, living the "here and now".
I always thought he was a lot steps ahead from the others. Always planning something to take advantage.

Why do you think he can be an ISFP? I'm just curious.
 

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I don't see Heathcliff as an ISFP
I mean, he isn't a Sensing, he doesn't focus in the present, living the "here and now".
I always thought he was a lot steps ahead from the others. Always planning something to take advantage.

Why do you think he can be an ISFP? I'm just curious.
In his most natural state (as he was in his youth)- he did live in the moment. It was
just him and Cathy, running around like wild things. He made decisions based on
how he felt in a split second, often getting himself into more trouble than he
was already in. Though he seems to think this trouble is worth it, every time.
This screams Fi to me, because he fights instinctively, immediately according
to his own, extremely individualized internal sense of right and wrong.

He seems predominantly Fi to me throughout the whole book. This is because
he never stops for a second to judge everything and everyone around him
according to his own set of values, no matter what trouble it may cause him
or anyone else, no matter what anyone thinks or says.

Mainly he thinks love for Cathy = right. Anything or anyone that tries to get in
the way of that= wrong. No logic or compromise involved. Just pure personal value.

It seems to me that he becomes an intricate and obsessive planner only
after he overhears Cathy talking about marrying Edgar, because of
Heathcliff's low station. It is not his natural state of being, but something
he learns in order to satisfy his need for revenge (which also strikes me
as very Fi).

S and N do not denote not planning and planning to me, anyhow.
I associate P and J with that. And even then, only in that P
prefers to improvise and J prefers to plan (not that P doesn't
or can't plan and/or that J doesn't or can't improvise).

Everybody plans, and everybody improvises. People are just usually
a bit more satisfied by one a bit more over the other. Heathcliff strikes
me as being more satisfied with improvising, even though he makes
one damn good planner.

So to explain why he strikes me as an S instead of
an N: he is very coordinated, athletic. He seems in tune with his
surroundings, very earthy, a nature lover. He is ready for
most anything and responds quickly to outside stimuli. He easily
intimidates others with a sense of physical 'presence' (this is a trait
I often associate with Se).

More reasons for S: He also seems to have a natural knack for
'street smarts'. He easily notices the opportunity in the mundane
details and/or depressing realities of life that others' do not notice
as quickly or would prefer not to think about, as they are thinking
about other, perhaps more interesting, but less realistic things.

This is one of his main sources of power over others' in the
book. He easily exploits the property laws and others'
humanity due to this characteristic.
 

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In his most natural state (as he was in his youth)- he did live in the moment. It was
just him and Cathy, running around like wild things. He made decisions based on
how he felt in a split second, often getting himself into more trouble than he
was already in. Though he seems to think this trouble is worth it, every time.
This screams Fi to me, because he fights instinctively, immediately according
to his own, extremely individualized internal sense of right and wrong.

He seems predominantly Fi to me throughout the whole book. This is because
he never stops for a second to judge everything and everyone around him
according to his own set of values, no matter what trouble it may cause him
or anyone else, no matter what anyone thinks or says.

Mainly he thinks love for Cathy = right. Anything or anyone that tries to get in
the way of that= wrong. No logic or compromise involved. Just pure personal value.

It seems to me that he becomes an intricate and obsessive planner only
after he overhears Cathy talking about marrying Edgar, because of
Heathcliff's low station. It is not his natural state of being, but something
he learns in order to satisfy his need for revenge (which also strikes me
as very Fi).

S and N do not denote not planning and planning to me, anyhow.
I associate P and J with that. And even then, only in that P
prefers to improvise and J prefers to plan (not that P doesn't
or can't plan and/or that J doesn't or can't improvise).

Everybody plans, and everybody improvises. People are just usually
a bit more satisfied by one a bit more over the other. Heathcliff strikes
me as being more satisfied with improvising, even though he makes
one damn good planner.

So to explain why he strikes me as an S instead of
an N: he is very coordinated, athletic. He seems in tune with his
surroundings, very earthy, a nature lover. He is ready for
most anything and responds quickly to outside stimuli. He easily
intimidates others with a sense of physical 'presence' (this is a trait
I often associate with Se).

More reasons for S: He also seems to have a natural knack for
'street smarts'. He easily notices the opportunity in the mundane
details and/or depressing realities of life that others' do not notice
as quickly or would prefer not to think about, as they are thinking
about other, perhaps more interesting, but less realistic things.

This is one of his main sources of power over others' in the
book. He easily exploits the property laws and others'
humanity due to this characteristic.
In my view, Heathcliff changed his way of being not just by the fact that Catherine decided to marry Edgar (of course it helped a lot) , but also because he grew up.
I mean, when we're children we don't have clearly defined our personality.
I remember I was more Sensing than Perceiving. I was more Extraverted than I'm today.
I have a little sister and it's difficult to place within a specific type.
But I'm not generalizing, I think there're children that scream a type, and it won't change when they grow up.


Anyway, your explanation makes sense to me.
He acts according to what he thinks is right, according to his values. There is no logic in his thinking about others. Everything revolves around his feeling for Catherine and all.
And it isn't Heathcliff natural state, but a state he had to undergo to get what he wanted.
 

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I haven't read it in a while, but I always thought Heathcliffe was a very unhealthy INFP. Very introverted, obviously, and well ahead of everyone else in terms of plotting and planning out just the best way to control the situation. I can't see him as a thinker though, I wouldn't say logic and rational thought were his strong points. He's never objective about the situation, he always takes everything very personally and most of his insanity is driven by the fact that he can't step outside of himself and his viewpoint and look at what's really going on and why. The P/J is more difficult to determine, but I agree that Heathcliffe is very Fi dominant, and he uses a lot of Ne, especially when he's older, so I went with INFP.

I think he's really tough to type though, because he's so incredibly complex and messed up. XD

Cathy is easier. Definitely ENTP. She uses Ne dominant, with a lot of Ti/Fe use.
 

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Guys, and how about Charlotte's novel, Jane Eyre?
Have you guys read it?

I haven't found a thread about it.

I think Jane's an INFJ.
Rochester ENTx
Miss Temple ENFJ
Helen Burns IxFJ
Diana Rivers ExTJ
Mary Rivers INxP
St. John Rivers IxTJ
Adéle ExFP
Mrs. Fairfax ESFJ
Bertha ExxP ?
Grace Poole: ISTx
Rosamond Oliver ExFx

LOL, I'm really bad at this

Any guesses?
 

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Tentative typing...

Catherine Senior:ENFJ 4w3
Heathcliff: ISFP 4w5
Nelly Dean: XSTJ 1w2
Lockwood:ISTJ
Hindley:ESTP
Isabella:ISFJ
Edgar:ISFJ 9w1
Linton:IXXP 6w7
Hareton:ISTP
Catherine Junior:ESFP 7w6

Never had so much difficulty typing characters. They're all a very unhealthy bunch, with the exception of Nelly.

I loved reading Wuthering Heights, but I have mixed feelings about the characters. One one hand, I enjoyed that they were all very complex, very obviously "grey". They were interesting, unlike most characters invented. On the other hand, I was repulsed by everyone's lack of morality. I would have liked to see a balance between unealthy characters and healthy characters.

I really liked Heathcliff despite his feeble conscience. This liking was significantly reduced after he was shown mistreating the children,though. Nevertheless, there's a lot of layers to explore in him. Both Catherines annoyed me.
 

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I'm rereading it for the third time now. For some reason, I can't get enough of this book. I too found the characters hard to type, as most if them are both unpredictable and unhealthy. This is how I've typed the main characters:

Heathcliff: ISFP 8w9
Catherine: ENFJ 8w7
Edgar: INFJ 2w1
Catherine, younger: ENFP 7w6
Nelly: ESFJ 6w5


Heathcliff and the older Cathrine are my favorites, despite all their temper and revenge-lust. I can understand Heathcliff well, see why he acts the way he does, and this makes me love his flawed, cruel character. I think both he and Catherine are enneagram type 8, because they are both so aggressive and constantly figthing with each other, or fighting for each other. They are so similar in a way, they share the same soul<3 Nymma; I can see why you would type them as 4s. They are very much individuals, but I feel that the fighter in them is stronger.

All of the Lintons annoy me. I think Linton Heathcliff is worst, what a spineless wreck! Isabella too, strike me as quite weak, ignorant, and easily persuaded/devastated by Heathcliff. Edgar is not as bad, I guess, but he too is really meek and fragile. He does have a lot of patience and love in him though, and he seems to be a great father for the younger Cathy. The younger Cathy seems to me to be one of the best persons in the novel, as she is loving and fair, yet independant and strong willed.
 
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