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Nathaniel_Near
Firstservingman
Firstservingman
Probably about an 8, but depends on situation.
I actually identify more with Mycroft.

Good show btw.
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Nathaniel_Near
I ask because most seem to think that this interpretation of Sherlock is INTJ, but earlier somebody claimed that he is basically me in totality and I am most definitely not INTJ. However, they showed me this video at which point I had to agree.
Firstservingman
Firstservingman
He's pretty close to INTJ, although I think Mycroft is closer.
I am a strong INTJ myself.

Have you seen Sherlock?
Firstservingman
Firstservingman
Also Moriarty definitely is too, especially in the recent movies.
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Nathaniel_Near
I jest somewhat though, the reality is that I also identify more with Mycroft - haven't seen much of the show though.
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Nathaniel_Near
No I haven't seen it but somebody keeps begging me to start.
Firstservingman
Firstservingman
Which personality are you, if you aren't INTJ but identify with Mycroft?
He's one of the most INTJ characters I've ever seen.
Firstservingman
Firstservingman
Also I definitely recommend the show when you get the time.
The recent movies too.
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Nathaniel_Near
Well bear in mind I'm going off much less evidence than you are, having only seen bits of the show every now and then. And I'm INTP - thought that was obvious.
Firstservingman
Firstservingman
Not entirely.
This will probably shock you (and I'm not being sarcastic), but I often don't trust my judgement of other people.
Still, you're right, it should've been fairly obvious.

I think Sherlock is borderline INTJ/INTP, Mycroft and Moriarty are definitely solid INTJ though.
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Nathaniel_Near
I have too long a list of recommendations from a billion people to get through. Who knows what I'll watch next...

Sport is the only constant when it comes to watching stuff.
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Nathaniel_Near
Sherlock's juvenile treatment of many situations and callous insults is very INTP so it's possible. Generally, I see very few of them in any shows. Sherlock possibly comes across as a quite immature INTP, on the other end of the spectrum would be an aura more akin to Gandalf. The reality is that most aren't as childish as that interpretation of Sherlock nor as warm hearted and empathetic as Gandalf.
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Nathaniel_Near
In actuality, from what I saw of Mycroft I had ISTJ as just as likely a type as any other but I'll trust your judgment given you've watched the show.
Firstservingman
Firstservingman
Definitely borderline IMO.

You could well be right about them not being common on screen, I wonder why that could be?
INTJ is probably overrepresented considering that many of the scheming, sociopathic villains from history were that type.
E.g. Hannibal lol.
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Nathaniel_Near
I think INTJ's are well represented in many shows and films BUT we also too easily just assume many of these characters are INTJ when many are often actually INFJ or ENTJ. In other words, people have caricatured the INTJ characteristics as applied the mastermind-villain types, but the actual characterisation doesn't always match our assumptions. Anyway they are fictional chars LOL.
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Nathaniel_Near
As for INTP's on screen - we are far too dull and behind the scenes.

Dumbledore is a possibility. Maybe Russell Crowe's interpretation of John Nash in the film A Beautiful Mind - but I disagree with that, just that I've seen it mentioned.

Struggling here. The invisible type.
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