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    INTJ - The Scientists

    The Great Gatsby

    The Great Gatsby has just been made into (another) movie and I have just finished reading the book (in order to see the movie). In honor of this, what do you think the types are of each character?

    Here's what I got:
    Gatsby: ENFJ (a lot of Fe)
    Nick: ISTJ
    Tom: ISTP
    Daisy: ISFJ
    Jordan: ESFP
    Wolfsheim: ENTP
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    INFP - The Idealists

    Gatsby doesn't strike me as particularly ENFJ. He's probably not very extroverted because he hides during his own parties. An extrovert gains energy by being around other people, but Gatsby really only spends his time with a select few. Consider the size of his funeral! I'd say he's an INFx.

    Daisy as ISFJ? I haven't seen the new movie, but I have read the novel, and I wouldn't say she's ISFJ. An ISFJ's functions are Si Fe Ti Ne, and they don't really fit. She's obviously a feeler, and she's pretty flighty, so I'd say perceiver.
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    ENTP - The Visionaries

    Quote Originally Posted by Katy Linsao View Post
    Gatsby doesn't strike me as particularly ENFJ. He's probably not very extroverted because he hides during his own parties. An extrovert gains energy by being around other people, but Gatsby really only spends his time with a select few. Consider the size of his funeral! I'd say he's an INFx.

    Daisy as ISFJ? I haven't seen the new movie, but I have read the novel, and I wouldn't say she's ISFJ. An ISFJ's functions are Si Fe Ti Ne, and they don't really fit. She's obviously a feeler, and she's pretty flighty, so I'd say perceiver.
    You have to consider why he hides - he doesn't want anyone to figure out his past. To me, that's not introversion but insecurity.

    I believe he may be an ENFJ because he is conscientious of his looks, his image, his history, and his place in society. Not saying that this is specifically Fe, but among ENFJs I've seen this.

    Also, I believe he is extroverted because he makes these grand parties for everyone to come, he is gregarious, and talks to multiple people. The reason why people didn't come to his funeral, is because they were in it for the money, and not him. You have to remember that the story is a postmodern story, which highlights the individualism and lack of community in that time.

    Gatsby needs the company, but he does so because he is trying to find a soul mate - I believe.
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    ISTJ - The Duty Fulfillers


    Haven't seen it; is it worth seeing :-x
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    INTJ - The Scientists

    Quote Originally Posted by FlightsOfFancy View Post
    Haven't seen it; is it worth seeing :-x
    I haven't seen the movie, but I just read the book and thought it was fantastic. Definitely worth a read if you haven't read it already.
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    INTP - The Thinkers

    Quote Originally Posted by FlightsOfFancy View Post
    Haven't seen it; is it worth seeing :-x
    For the love of god no. The book is good though.

    As for the types, going off my memory (and ignoring that bastardized travesty of a headache parading as cinema I saw last night):

    Gatsby is an Ni user and probably an introvert. Also quite clearly a feeler so I would say INFJ.

    Daisy I'd be tempted to call an ESFP– Jordan Baker an ESTP.

    Tom Buchanan could be an ISTP or an ESTP. The latter sounds more likely to me.

    Nick as an ISTJ seems a given.

    PS: pardon my harshness towards the film but I really hated it. It ruined a fine book for a generation as far as I'm concerned– not to mention the irony of the whole thing (the lavish excess of the production which was based on a novel which critiqued the excess and materialism of the burgeoning consumerist culture of the time). And that's by no means my only complaint. Again, sorry if you like it, but I find it really hard not to rant about (probably pent up passive-aggression because the people I saw it with thought it was decent so I had to pretend it was okay so as not to be that guy).

    EDIT: or does it actually make more sense for Gatsby to be an ENTJ in the grip of the inferior?
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    ENTP - The Visionaries

    Quote Originally Posted by FlightsOfFancy View Post
    Haven't seen it; is it worth seeing :-x
    Very, only if you haven't read the book
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    INFP - The Idealists

    Quote Originally Posted by Katy Linsao View Post
    Gatsby doesn't strike me as particularly ENFJ. He's probably not very extroverted because he hides during his own parties. An extrovert gains energy by being around other people, but Gatsby really only spends his time with a select few. Consider the size of his funeral! I'd say he's an INFx.

    Daisy as ISFJ? I haven't seen the new movie, but I have read the novel, and I wouldn't say she's ISFJ. An ISFJ's functions are Si Fe Ti Ne, and they don't really fit. She's obviously a feeler, and she's pretty flighty, so I'd say perceiver.
    I like your theory on how they are. It is very rooted. Are you Irish, perhaps?
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    ENTP - The Visionaries

    Quote Originally Posted by ManWithoutHats View Post
    For the love of god no. The book is good though.

    As for the types, going off my memory (and ignoring that bastardized travesty of a headache parading as cinema I saw last night):

    Gatsby is an Ni user and probably an introvert. Also quite clearly a feeler so I would say INFJ.

    Daisy I'd be tempted to call an ESFP– Jordan Baker an ESTP.

    Tom Buchanan could be an ISTP or an ESTP. The latter sounds more likely to me.

    Nick as an ISTJ seems a given.

    PS: pardon my harshness towards the film but I really hated it. It ruined a fine book for a generation as far as I'm concerned– not to mention the irony of the whole thing (the lavish excess of the production which was based on a novel which critiqued the excess and materialism of the burgeoning consumerist culture of the time). And that's by no means my only complaint. Again, sorry if you like it, but I find it really hard not to rant about (probably pent up passive-aggression because the people I saw it with thought it was decent so I had to pretend it was okay so as not to be that guy).
    Not a problem, harshness is fine if it gets to the point. Though, I haven't seen the books, so you're a probably right.
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    ENTP - The Visionaries

    I don't know a lot about MBTI, but I'd say Gatsby was a feeler.

    Nick...ISTJ, yeah. I can see that. As with Daisy being ESFP.

    I'm thinking Jordan was an introvert?
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