The internet absolutely loves classifying things, particularly: personalities.
Hey, it’s cool! No glares from me. It’s very interesting actually. (Though I pretty much blame my mother for this since she analyses personalities all the time…I think it’s fascinating, Mum, don’t worry.) I’m pretty sure, though, there’s an internet quiz for everything.
You’ve probably heard of the Meyer-Briggs personality tests. With all the letters? WELL. When I was on Engie’s blog the other day (because, let’s face it, I’m always over there) I read her post on finding which literary characters have the same personality as yourself.
I’ve always wanted to be in a book.
And now I can see just what kind of person I would be if I was a bookish (or movie) character.
I’m an INTJ.
This stands for: Intensely Nice Terrific Jabberwocky. Sums me up quite nicely.
OKAY! For real now! (But pity about the jabberwocky bit, because, honestly? I would love to be a jabberwock.) INTJs are the rarest personality type of the world, making up just 2%. And only 0.8% are women.
The TV Topes site sums it up like this:
INTJs are clever, analytical, pragmatic and logical, and are not scared to tell someone (or themselves) when they’re being stupid. They emphasize efficiency, making them simultaneously loners and excellent leaders. Their natural talent for planning and system-building often makes them the perfect villains.
I’m a genius, see? Although the villain part is unfortunate.
I definitely relate to a lot of these, particularly the logical and (obviously clever). Ha, I’m joking okay?! And apparently INTJs are very good with dark humour and also very awkward around humans. I am, however, a follower and I’ve never done anything really villainous! I PROMISE. Except for, you know, killing characters, but these things happen.
Now there is a whole list of literary-characters who are supposedly INTJs too, but I’m picking out ones I recognise.
Okay, that’s a little unfair. Apart from world domination, I would definitely say I hold NOTHING in common with Jafar. Do I look like I have an evil lair and malicious intentions? Don’t answer that.
|Arthur…what have you done.|
2. Arthur from Inception
Although the dude has about as much personality as a fridge, he still manages to be one of the coolest and most loyal dudes in the movie. Which is saying something since NO ONE in that movie tells all the truth. They’ve got university degrees in omission.
3. Smaug from The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
4. Four (Tobias) Eaton from Divergent
5. Batman AND Scarecrow
This is a magnanimous pairing and I feel quite accomplished to be two fearsome Gotham scary people AT ONCE. I fit Batman quite fine because I a) am terrified of bats, and b) yell to Mime, “Come up here, Alfred!” ALL the time. No, her name isn’t actually Alfred. But. It’s a good quote. It is my favourite phrase. I’m nothing like Scarecrow of course.
6. Ebenezer Scrooge from A Christmas Carol
I OBJECT! Okay, I suck at giving presents. I am the most horrible gift giver in the world and, to be honest, any sort of celebration or fuss is more easily skipped in my mind….but…but I’m not Scroogey! Well. Maybe I am. Just a little.
7. Shere Kahn from The Jungle Book & Scar from The Lion King
8. Captain Hook from Peter Pan
To be honest, you’ve got to feel sorry for this guy. He spent his whole life driven crazy (and losing appendages) because of a little boy. And Peter Pan was never very old, I might add, since in the original fairy tale he still had his baby-teeth.
9. Fitzwilliam Darcy from Pride and Prejudice
|You and me both, Darcy.|
I object! Chief Vick is so snappy and short tempered, which I am actually not. I have quiet simmering temper and am quite able to hold dark grudges.
Although she is tough and doesn’t take nonsense from people. I get that. But, personally, I think I’m more like Shawn. Minus the detective abilities, but spot-on with the random name-calling and weird invites to share pineapple.
11. Atticus Finch from To Kill a Mockingbird
Look! I am GOOD people as well! Atticus is one of my favourite names as well as a character I honestly admire. I like this one.
12. Khan from Star Trek Into Darkness
Well. Yikes. Just let me sleep, okay? Just let me sleep.
I FEEL ABSOLUTELY DEVASTATED BY THIS. You know hating on Snape is my #1 life goal and I rant about it at ever opportunity. I don’t care if he has a tragic backstory, bullying is wrong. I AM NOT A BULLY. I am a gentle mover of people in the direction I want them to go. (“Gentle” is used loosely.)
Voldemort is just low. The dude has no nose.
14. Moriarty from Sherlock Holmes
I was going to protest to this mightily until I saw this gif…
Well, maybe. After all if there’s only one person who can live up to the brains of Sherlock: it’s Mister Moriarty. I won’t deny insane intelligence, an interest in mind games, oh and a high pitched voice. I sometimes squeak very, very high when I’m nervous.
What can we learn from this post?
Many, many things, my dear blogglings. Mostly a) this explains why I’m a writer, b) I may steal the moon one day and not put it back c) I have the ability to be an evil genius mastermind I’m in training so far, and d) I think INTJs are very easily squashed into a bucket of intense evil.
After all: there’s me.
Mwhaha haha ha.
Cait is actually usually a very nice person. Perhaps, during 4% of the year, she is jovial and light and dances with dandelions. The other 96%? Well. Let’s talk about that later. She’s still very wounded that she’s being compared to Snape (urgh) but quite pleased at all the genius references. Currently, she’s reading THE SKY SO HEAVY and eating evil chocolate.