Severus Snape

Severus Snape

View Poll Results: What was Severus Snape's MBTI type?

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  • INTP

    11 10.89%
  • INTJ

    53 52.48%
  • INFP

    16 15.84%
  • INFJ

    6 5.94%
  • ISTP

    1 0.99%
  • ISTJ

    11 10.89%
  • ISFJ

    1 0.99%
  • ISFP

    0 0%
  • ENTP

    0 0%
  • ENTJ

    0 0%
  • ENFP

    0 0%
  • ENFJ

    1 0.99%
  • ESTP

    0 0%
  • ESTJ

    0 0%
  • ESFJ

    0 0%
  • ESFP

    1 0.99%
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    ISTJ - The Duty Fulfillers

    Severus Snape

    This character was very logical and didn't display his true feelings. Even Dumbledore misunderstood Snape's feelings in 1997, and by then Snape had worked for Dumbledore for more than a decade and a half. Snape was also introverted, so Dominant Ti and Inferior Fe makes sense.

    Snape was very inventive with spells when he wrote in the Half-Blood Prince book. He invented many new spells, and wrote them on almost all pages of the book. He also had an excellent sensory memory, and was able to tell what was wrong with a potion simply by sensing it. Auxiliary Ne and Tertiary Si.

    My vote goes to INTP.

    What do the rest of you think?



  2. #2
    INTP - The Thinkers

    I'd guess INTP as well going from basically what you stated.
    He cared deeply about Harry's mother and Harry himself but he never knew how to show it ... inferior Fe?
    His inventions seemed more abstract than something an INTJ would create ... the INTJ would need it to have a fairly practical application.
    And yes, he had a very good sensory memory but it wasn't his strongest suit. Tertiary Si.

  3. #3
    ENFJ - The Givers

    intj

    seems to be very domineering, strict, etc
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    Unknown Personality

    INFP - He doesn't have Fe not even as an inferior functions. Motivated solely by his love for lilly, his own personal feelings (fi). He's not a typical INFP as an adult but as a kid I can definitely see him fitting as a troubled INFP.

  5. #5
    ISTJ - The Duty Fulfillers

    @CupcakesRDaBestBruv, he doesn't prefer to plan what to do. He prefers to stay open to respond to whatever is put in front of him.
    @Sporadic Aura, why is he Fi dominant other than because he loved Lily, though?
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  6. #6
    Unknown Personality

    Quote Originally Posted by Solired View Post
    This character was very logical and didn't display his true feelings. Even Dumbledore misunderstood Snape's feelings in 1997, and by then Snape had worked for Dumbledore for more than a decade and a half. Snape was also introverted, so Dominant Ti and Inferior Fe makes sense.

    Snape was very inventive with spells when he wrote in the Half-Blood Prince book. He invented many new spells, and wrote them on almost all pages of the book. He also had an excellent sensory memory, and was able to tell what was wrong with a potion simply by sensing it. Auxiliary Ne and Tertiary Si.

    My vote goes to INTP.

    What do the rest of you think?
    Literally all the evidence you presented in favor of INTP could apply just as well (or even more aptly) to an INTJ.
    Inferior Fe can look similar to Tert. Fi because the resulting behavior looks similar: Rudeness/Bluntness of weak Fi as opposed to the lack of friendliness and conformity to social niceties of the I_TP's.

    INTJ's, though outwardly "uptight", have rich inner worlds and can be more inventive than their ISTJ counterparts ('dat Ni), which could manifest itself in creating new spells. I could easily imagine Snape being bored by an inept teacher and using spare time, long after his potion was done, to practice new incantations on the side.

    But I think the was he doles out punishment on whims clearly exemplifies weak Fi along with the pragmatism of Te
    But 'dat Ni's always present. He knows what's going on.
    __TJ of some kind--certainly not a TP.


    "You are here to learn the subtle science and exact art of potionmaking," he began. [...] I don't expect you will really understand the beauty of the softly simmering cauldron with its shimmering fumes, the delicate power of liquids that creep through human veins, bewitching the mind, ensnaring the senses ... I can teach you how to bottle fame, brew glory, even stopper death -- if you aren't as big a bunch of dunderheads as I usually have to teach."
    Analogies that come easily to him, impatience, intellectual elitism and superiority, Se-oriented descriptions.... INTJ

    "That is the second time you have spoken out of turn, Miss Granger," said Snape coolly. "Five more points from Gryffindor for being an insufferable know-it-all."
    The above, along with what I remember from Harry's first interaction with Snape, when he punished Harry for Neville's errors - shows weak Fi. An INTP wouldn't bother; trust me. They practically never lose their cool like Snape does.

    "You might be laboring under the delusion that the entire wizarding world is impressed with you," Snape went on, so quietly that no one else could hear him, "but I don't care how many times your picture appears in the papers. To me, Potter, you are nothing but a nasty little boy who considers rules to be beneath him."
    "The usual rules do not seem to apply to you, Potter. The curse that failed to kill you seems to have forged some kind of connection between you and the Dark Lord. The evidence suggests that at times, when your mind is most relaxed and vulnerable -- when you are asleep, for instance -- you are sharing the Dark Lord's thoughts and emotions. The headmaster thinks it inadvisable for this to continue. He wishes me to teach you how to close your mind to the Dark Lord."

    Harry: "How come I saw through the snake's eyes if it's Voldemort's thoughts I'm sharing?"
    "Do not say the Dark Lord's name!" spat Snape.


    Certainly an __TJ. __TP's don't emphasize rules, regulations, and processes to this degree. If anything, an INTP would respect the breaking of rules in pursuit of something worthy (ends justify means)


    And there he was, at a table right behind Harry. Harry stared. Snape-the-teenager had a stringy, pallid look about him, like a plant kept in the dark. His hair was lank and greasy and was flopping onto the table, his hooked nose barely half an inch from the surface of the parchment as he scribbled.
    Okay, not to be mean, but this could certainly describe an INTJ or INTP in their teen years.

    As I was reading these "Snape quotes" I started to wonder if he used Si>Ni... But then I remembered his sass directed towards authority he has no regard for.
    When Umbridge was in charge, I remember his being very sassy.

    I think the biggest clue to his being INTJ not ISTJ is his love for Defense Against the Dark Arts. Look at this little speach:
    The Dark Arts," said Snape, "are many, varied, ever-changing, and eternal {powerful archtypes-Ni}. Fighting them is like fighting a many-headed monster, which, each time a neck is severed, sprouts a head even fiercer and cleverer than before [Analogies, again, come easily to him]. You are fighting that which is unfixed, mutating, indestructible."
    Harry stared at Snape. It was surely one thing to respect the Dark Arts as a dangerous enemy, another to speak of them, as Snape was doing, with a loving caress in his voice?
    "Your defenses," said Snape, a little louder, "must therefore be as flexible and inventive as the arts you seek to undo."


    I think he is an Enneagram 1 INTJ...
    This was fun for me :)
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  7. #7
    ENTP - The Visionaries


    Total INTJ.

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    ENTP - The Visionaries

    Esfp

  9. #9
    Unknown Personality

    haha, Snape might be the most anti-esfp character ever written.
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  10. #10
    ENTJ - The Executives

    I'm pretty sure he's INFP


 
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