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This is a discussion on Dean Winchester (Supernatural) within the Guess the type forums, part of the What's my personality type? category; @ DemonAbyss10 I don't think I know a confirmed ISTP in real life, so I don't know these things. :) ...

  1. #21
    Unknown Personality

    @DemonAbyss10 I don't think I know a confirmed ISTP in real life, so I don't know these things. :) So do you think ISFJ would fit? That would seem to fit with the way I see him.. (No, I'm not obsessed... at all...)
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  2. #22
    Unknown Personality

    oops... double posted on accident.

  3. #23
    ISTP - The Mechanics

    Quote Originally Posted by Beauty for Ashes View Post
    @DemonAbyss10 I don't think I know a confirmed ISTP in real life, so I don't know these things. :) So do you think ISFJ would fit? That would seem to fit with the way I see him.. (No, I'm not obsessed... at all...)
    You aren't alone, I am one of the few men that love the series (own all the seasons on DVD so far too.)

    ISFx is what I have been leaning towards in the Analysis. And Considering his Intuition when it does show up tends to be more along the lines of Ne. Yet at the same time he comes off more as an introverted feeler than an extroverted one. It is that snarl that is keeping me from settling upoon ISFP or ISFJ
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  4. #24
    Unknown Personality

    I think that's what I'm going to go with for now. All his hardness and logic, in my mind, are all from John's training.

    I chain watched all the seasons on Netflix this summer right after I had my baby.. Not loving the current season, but hey. Whatever.
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  5. #25
    Unknown Personality

    Wow. I have an unpopular opinion, it would seem. I'm pretty thoroughly convinced that he's an ENFJ with a dominant-tertiary loop.

    Obviously he's an Fe-user and not an Fi-user, and he's pretty clearly an Se-user, meaning he's got some order of Fe/Ti and Se/Ni. That leaves the xNFJ and xSTP types, which means both my crack-theory and the running popular theories have some measure of credence. The thing is, Fe and the Se are his strongest preferences by far, which makes sense given that Dean is the posterchild of a repressed, unhealthy personality. So we've got an Fe-Se/Se-Fe loop, meaning he's either an ENFJ or an ESTP...but which is it?

    Well, ESTP is what he wants to be: cool, controlled, practical, autonomous, and oh-so-stereotypically masculine. If you glean all your ideas about Dean's personality from only what he says and what he openly values, then yeah, you're going to see him as the ESTP he wishes he were.

    But when it comes down to it, the Se is a defense mechanism. It's what he's outwardly placed the most value in -- what he's resorted to, to create the persona he hides behind. But in recent episodes, we've seen a Dean who's tired of living in the moment and escaping through earthly pleasures and excess. An Se-dom would not grow so disillusioned with age; the sensual, in-the-moment living would be his primary lens, but this is not the case for Dean.

    Fe is literally just how his personality works. Yes, John's influence pushed him into a nurturing role, but he took to it like a duck to water. It's not something he's proud of or thinks about -- the desire for harmony and good for those he cares about is so essential to his personality that it essentially is Dean. It's his hero/martyr complex, his repressed sense of self, the unbreakable tie of his self-esteem to his ability to protect the ones he loves, the self-loathing he experiences when he thinks for even a moment that what he's done hasn't been for the greater good.

    Dean may have practical skills and enjoy some of the finer things in life, but it's far secondary to the fact that he's a nurturer. The role of nurturer/hero/caretaker is one he'll never outgrow. He's what a repressed Fe-dom looks like; in the powerfully masculinity-idealizing world of hunting (especially under the care of one John Winchester -- don't even get me started), you're not going to see an ENFJ male acting like the usual fluffy stereotypes of an ENFJ. You're going to see a massively unhealthy, hero-complex-laden mess like Dean who chooses to emphasize parts of his personality that are more acceptable in the environment (i.e. Se).

    TL;DR: If Dean isn't an ENFJ, I'll eat my hat.
    Last edited by agokcen; 03-18-2013 at 04:51 PM.
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  6. #26
    Unknown Personality

    What think we about this post (Dean Winchester - MBTI in Fiction) stating he's an ESFP? I think it makes some good points, but I'm still not sure.

    It brings out the strong presence of Se that you mention, @agokcen.

  7. #27
    Unknown Personality

    Quote Originally Posted by Beauty for Ashes View Post
    What think we about this post (Dean Winchester - MBTI in Fiction) stating he's an ESFP? I think it makes some good points, but I'm still not sure.

    It brings out the strong presence of Se that you mention, @agokcen.
    I take issue with this because Dean is most definitely an Fe user, not an Fi user. (And, yeah, Se is what he likes to project, but Fe is far stronger. It's just not typical because it doesn't manifest as a gentle, empathetic personality most of the time.) He takes the world's burdens onto himself and is hardly in touch with his own feelings; it's all based on the greater good and taking care of others -- even harmonizing when it comes to inter-familial relations. The boy wouldn't know Fi if it came up and punched him in the face! (Maybe you could use that to argue for inferior Fi or something, but he's far too much of a nurturer for that, methinks.)

    In fact, I'd argue that Dean and Sam are a perfect example of the difference between Fe and well-developed Fi (which can look similar to the untrained eye). Both are unendingly loyal and protective of their loved ones, but Dean's Fe means he takes on external burdens and values as his own while Sam's well-developed Fi means he comes off as highly empathetic (as Dean often comments on) -- he's got strong convictions and understands that everyone else has their strong, individual feelings, too.

    Sam's exact type evades me yet (obvious Fi within the top three functions, but that's about it -- I'm still trying to work him out), but I stick by my Dean-is-a-really-unhealthy-ENFJ theory and I'm actually working on a big, long essay showing as much.

    (Note: I could still be convinced that Sam might be an INFJ or something, but my gut says Fi and not Fe for him. Ugh, Sam, how I struggle to fully understand you!)
    Last edited by agokcen; 03-19-2013 at 01:02 AM.

  8. #28
    Unknown Personality

    Quote Originally Posted by agokcen View Post
    I take issue with this because Dean is most definitely an Fe user, not an Fi user. (And, yeah, Se is what he likes to project, but Fe is far stronger. It's just not typical because it doesn't manifest as a gentle, empathetic personality most of the time.) He takes the world's burdens onto himself and is hardly in touch with his own feelings; it's all based on the greater good and taking care of others -- even harmonizing when it comes to inter-familial relations. The boy wouldn't know Fi if it came up and punched him in the face! (Maybe you could use that to argue for inferior Fi or something, but he's far too much of a nurturer for that, methinks.)

    In fact, I'd argue that Dean and Sam are a perfect example of the difference between Fe and well-developed Fi (which can look similar to the untrained eye). Both are unendingly loyal and protective of their loved ones, but Dean's Fe means he takes on external burdens and values as his own while Sam's well-developed Fi means he comes off as highly empathetic (as Dean often comments on) -- he's got strong convictions and understands that everyone else has their strong, individual feelings, too.

    Sam's exact type evades me yet (obvious Fi within the top three functions, but that's about it -- I'm still trying to work him out), but I stick by my Dean-is-a-really-unhealthy-ENFJ theory and I'm actually working on a big, long essay showing as much.

    (Note: I could still be convinced that Sam might be an INFJ or something, but my gut says Fi and not Fe for him. Ugh, Sam, how I struggle to fully understand you!)
    Cool! I can't wait for your essay! I'm seriously very undecided about what he is. I wish I had been thinking about it when I was watching the whole series recently. You make good points about both Dean and Sam. I'd always thought of Sam as an INFJ, but you are right that he has a high amount of Fi. And I think he's an introvert... So does he work as an INFP??? Him taking forever to get over Jessica and going rogue after Dean goes to hell would seem to support that.

  9. #29
    Unknown Personality

    Quote Originally Posted by Beauty for Ashes View Post
    Cool! I can't wait for your essay! I'm seriously very undecided about what he is. I wish I had been thinking about it when I was watching the whole series recently. You make good points about both Dean and Sam. I'd always thought of Sam as an INFJ, but you are right that he has a high amount of Fi. And I think he's an introvert... So does he work as an INFP??? Him taking forever to get over Jessica and going rogue after Dean goes to hell would seem to support that.
    I'm somewhat tempted to say he's an INFP, but I'm nowhere near certain at this point. He could be a sensor, for all I know. The only thing that I'm certain of is that there's Fi within his top three functions, which leaves us with INFP, ISFP, ENFP, ESFP, INTJ, and ISTJ. I'm fairly certain we can rule out ESFP and ISTJ, but being stuck with INFP, ISFP, ENFP, and INTJ isn't much better.

    Uh...I'm working on it.
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  10. #30
    ENFP - The Inspirers

    Couldn't Dean be I/ESFJ? I see more Si in him than Se (yeah, he acts in the moment, but a lot of it is tied to previous memories, to how "dad did it," etc). He looks like a really screwed up, emotionally-repressed (he tries, but fails to hold it in) XSFJ to me.


 
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