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mega-mbti-and-tv-obsessed said: Ok so I was wondering how much you think the household you were raised in (as in like your parents types) influence the development of your type and temperament? For instance my dad is an ENFJ, my mom is an ENFP, my sister is ENFP and I'm INFJ. And I have a friend whose family is Mom-ESFJ, Dad- ISTJ, Daughter-ESTJ and other Daughter-ISFJ.

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SUPPOSEDLY, types are determined by brain function development more than anything else, but I think the type itself is often the result of the parents’ types as well as your growing up environment. I don’t think your experiences growing up can literally change your personality type, but I do think that what your parents value and instill in you can alter your natural behavior — both in positive and negative ways.

For example, something you hear about my type (ENFP) all the time is how we are chronically late everywhere. That was a major stumbling block for me in determining my own type, because I am never late. I’m very time-conscious so I always leave early, get there early, and am frustrated if other people are late. It wasn’t until later that I realized my parents’ emphasis on politeness as being on time made an impression on me, so they trained me to be on time, not only for its own sake but out of respect for other people. They developed that Te aspect of my personality early.

I know an ISFJ, on the other hand, who is often late, which isn’t usual for an ISFJ; but she was raised in a free-spirited family who spent much of her childhood in traveling fairs, fostering a bit of a wanderer-like lifestyle. As a result, even though she displays clear Si-Fe traits, she has a bit of a restless, wandering spirit who would probably drop everything and go traveling at a moment’s notice if given the chance, because her Si remembers how much fun it was to travel and see new places.

I think our functions develop according to how much our environment allows them to develop, but our environment can also impact their development — strengthening some functions we may not have used as quickly on our own. The functions we share with our parents are probably strengthened the quickest, because we see and emulate their behavior as children. So yes, I think environment, parents, and siblings have a lot to do with our development.

Ahhhh, so that explains my crazy urges to just get in the car and drive. It’s not the “norm” for an ISFJ, but travel was a great part of my life as a kid and I miss it. Boy, do I miss it. And yes, I am chronically late. No amount of planning seems to get me anywhere completely on time, unless I left a half hour early. Maybe I should try that.

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Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce [INFJ]

Introverted Intuition (Ni): discarding excess information to focus on a single goal, planning for the future

Extroverted Feeling (Fe): considering the welfare of all, needing external approval on decisions

Introverted Thinking (Ti): objectivity and the desire to challenge established beliefs

Extroverted Sensing (Se): living in the moment, enjoying dangerous experiences

William Wilberforce focuses his entire political career on one goal: abolishing the slave trade in Britain (Ni), for humanitarian reasons (Fe). He risks his own health to stand up for both people and animals (Fe), and establishes an animal humane society. He works tirelessly toward abolition with renewed enthusiasm once friends point out that he can be both a politician and do God’s will (Fe). His narrow focus demands abolition (Fe) regardless of the fall-out on the British economy (excluding excess information – Ni, in favor of a humanitarian outcome – Fe), which sets many fellow politicians against him.

He challenges the established ideas of the day in his desire to change the world and challenged established beliefs that it is moral to deal in slavery (Fe-Ti). Once it becomes apparent that his tactic isn’t working, William finds another, creative way to approach slavery that will force abolition within two years (Ti). He has the heart of a naturalist, sometimes slipping away simply to sit out in nature and enjoy its beauty, but has trouble not looking toward the future (inferior Se).

Fascinating! I totally see it.

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Warehouse 13: Steve Jinks [ISFJ]

Introverted Sensing (Si): remembrance of and comparison to past experiences and learned information

Extroverted Feeling (Fe): considering the welfare of all, needing external approval on decisions

Introverted Thinking (Ti): objectivity and the desire to challenge established beliefs

Extroverted Intuition (Ne): gathering ideas from the outside world, reading between the lines

Steve Jinks finds it very difficult to overcome the past. He particularly dislikes talking about past hurts, since he neither knows how to deal with his own grief nor how to stop thinking about it (Si-Fe). He’s attentive to detail and remembers facts very well (Si). He’s an excellent cook and likes for things to be “homey,” since it helps him feel more at ease (Si). Steve is shy and rarely talks about his own feelings, but is always concerned about everyone around him (Fe). This gives him an unnatural ability to discern whether or not other people are lying (Si-concentration, Fe-vibration reading, and Ne-intuition).

He is the calm, quiet voice of reason in a bad situation (Ti), particularly if it requires him to sacrifice himself to protect other people (Fe-leading Ti). Jinks isn’t fazed by new artifacts or experiences, but instead is curious about how they work and interested in seeing what happens (Ti). He has a heavy amount of discernment, but struggles to utilize his intuition fully in anticipating betrayal (inferior ne).

Ok, now I may need to watch this show. No, not because he’s an ISFJ, but because I love Aaron Ashmore.

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Happy Birthday, Jason Dohring!

Happy Birthday, Jason Dohring!

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Pushing Daisies: Ned [ISFJ]

Introverted Sensing (Si): remembrance of and comparison to past experiences and learned information

Extroverted Feeling (Fe): considering the welfare of all, needing external approval on decisions

Introverted Thinking (Ti): objectivity and the desire to challenge established beliefs

Extroverted Intuition (Ne): gathering ideas from the outside world, reading between the lines

Ned is a man dominated through past regret and experiences (Si). He has vivid memories of his childhood and his affection for his next door neighbor. Once he realizes his gift (curse?) he experiments with it (Ti) to avoid hurting more people (Fe), then uses that stored information (Si) to influence his behavior in the present. Ned feels enormous guilt if someone dies as a result of his interference, but also struggles mightily with understanding his own emotions (Fe). He doesn’t want to hurt Olive, but isn’t sure how he feels about her, and has to talk about his emotions with Emerson to reach any sort of conclusion (Fe).

Due to being under so much constant stress, Ned has developed his Ti to the point where he is quick to point out logical fallacies, inconsistencies, and contradictions in behavior. He primarily lives in the past and the present (Si), but worries about and plans for his future with Chuck in creative ways, often spurred by the world around him – he dreams about accidentally brushing up against her, finds inventive ways for them to hold hands, and uses his imagination to come up with a creative way to profit from his gift (Ti-Ne).

Awww, I knew it!

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Teen Wolf: Chris Argent [ISFJ]

Introverted Sensing (Si): remembrance of and comparison to past experiences and learned information

Extroverted Feeling (Fe): considering the welfare of all, needing external approval on decisions

Introverted Thinking (Ti): objectivity and the desire to challenge established beliefs

Extroverted Intuition (Ne): gathering ideas from the outside world, reading between the lines

Chris Argent is a hunter because his father trained him to be one (Si). He understands the responsibilities involved with protecting humanity (Fe), and does so while clinging to traditional methods. He deals in facts, sometimes softened through his desire to be understood, to have his decisions supported, and to show concern for the welfare of other innocent parties; Chris submits to external authority unless he feels it has become harmful to humanity in general or is in danger of negatively impacting his family; he supports his wife’s decision to commit suicide, and helps her accomplish it, because she asks him to (Fe).

His objectivity is used to point out the flaws in others ideas and desires as well as to occasionally step outside established methods and implement a new brand of justice (Ti) – he allows Scott to live despite his status as a werewolf, out of compassion and a revised sense of justice (Fe-Ti). Chris sometimes struggles to discern people’s motivations quickly enough to stop them (the plight of inferior Ne) but is also good at foreseeing the consequences of his daughter’s actions.

Oh my gosh, it’s Martouf! That’s quite a flashback!

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RDJ and Scarlett sharing a moment of cuteness!

RDJ and Scarlett sharing a moment of cuteness!

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The Princess Bride: Westley [ISFJ]

Si: Westley is practical and down to earth; he has a good memory for details, and continues to hold on to his love for Buttercup even though a significant amount of time passes. He’s specific in his choice of words, and likes to understand the facts of a situation before going into them.

Fe: He serves Buttercup selflessly as a farm boy, even when her requests were demanding. Westley begs for his life from the Dread Pirate Roberts out of affection for Buttercup. He puts so much into their relationship that it offends him when he thinks she has forgotten about him. He compassionately doesn’t kill any of his adversaries, except Vizzini, when pursuing her – and even lives the Prince alive after being ruthlessly tortured. Westley helps Inigo figure out how to carry out his revenge and preys on the Prince’s emotions to defeat him, and tries to keep Buttercup calm in the Fire Swamp, even though he too is frightened.

Ti: All his planning is done in his head; Westley mentions things he needs to work with his plan, rather than the plan itself (“…if only we had a wheelbarrow, that would be something!”). He lets no one in on his ideas until he’s prepared to put them into motion. His acceptance of the life of a Pirate reveals his disregard for external laws and rules.

Ne: Westley picks up on the weaknesses of his adversaries through observation, then exploits them. He plans for the future possibilities accordingly (building up an immunity to poison). He accepts a life of piracy, then happily plants that idea in someone else’s mind and hands it over to him.

Oh no. I was afraid of that!

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X-Men:John Allerdyce / Pyro [ESFP]

Se: Pyro is an act now, think about it later kind of guy. He’s always eager for action and forever in motion. He’s quick to act and uses the world around him to his advantage. He can be reckless and sometimes needs Magneto to hold him back until the right moment to engage. Danger excites him.

Fi: He gets defensive about his abilities, and snaps at Bobby’s parents when they imply mutants are bad. Pyro does what is best for himself, often without considering other people’s needs. He switches sides because Magneto appeals to him on a personal level, and strokes his ego.

Te: Curious how things work? Nah, let’s just use them. That’s Pyro’s mantra. He comes up with a way to enhance his natural abilities and keep a lighter in his palm at all times. He works with Magneto to take down his enemies. Pyro believes in an external cause and fights for it. He can make coldly logical decisions, if they benefit his cause.

Ni: Once Magneto sets a belief system before him, Pyro fixates on it. He narrows his focus into accomplishing their shared goals. He envisions a future in which he is powerful and mutants are in charge.

Aha! That explains so much!