This is a discussion on Lost within the Guess the type forums, part of the What's my personality type? category; Originally Posted by Niccolo Machiavelli This was a great show, too bad the ending sucked! It had a great meaning, ...
I'm bored, so I thought I'd type as many of the Lost characters as I could, leaving out a few more obscure ones. I categorized them according to MBTI type (adding the Enneatype) and emboldened the main, and/or most important, characters. The majority of the characters are N's and J's, with an unusual number of introverts. I would also add that, for such a philosophical plot, they might have used a lot more INTP's and INFP's. Everyone is so action-oriented and not so contemplative.
Benjamin Linus: INTJ, type 8
Sayid Jarrah: INTJ, type 5
Charlotte Lewis: INTJ, type 8
Richard Alpert: INTJ, type 6
Shannon Rutherford: INTJ, type 6
Kate Austin: INFJ, type 1
Sun Kwon: INFJ, type 1
Penelope "Penny" Widmore: INFJ, type 1
Juliet Burke: INFJ, type 6
Desmond Hume: ENFJ, type 6
Boone Carlyle: ENFJ, type 2
Elizabeth "Libby" Smith: ENFJ, type 1
Jacob: ENFJ, type 1
Michael Dawson: ESFJ, type 6
Charlie Pace: ESFJ, type 6
Jin Soo Kwon: ISTJ, type 6
Jack Shephard: ISFJ, type 1
Rose Nadler: ISFJ, type 6
Bernard Nadler: ISFJ, type 6
John Locke: ENTJ, type 3
Charles Widmore: ENTJ, type 8
Ethan Rom: ENTJ, type 8
Smoke Monster (guy): ENTJ, type 8
Ana Lucia Cortez: ESTJ, type 8
Hugo 'Hurley' Reyes: ISFP, type 9
Claire Littleton: ISFP, type 9
James Sawyer: ISTP (with a lot of 'N'), type 6 (hardest to figure out)
Miles Straum: INTP, type 5
Daniel Faraday: INTP, type 5 (easiest to figure out)
Last edited by Empurple; 03-16-2013 at 04:11 PM.
I just started season 3...LOVE this show!! Desmond is my absolute favorite so far :P
Jack: ESTJ (dom Te)
Sawyer: ESTP (hilarious, but also makes me wanna punch him :P )
Sayid: INTJ (I love Sayid actually; he keeps his cool for the most part and is quite common-sense)
Locke: I have a hard time typing Locke; his tendency towards mysticism points him toward NF and I think he's a perciever but I have no idea really. He's very hard to pin down.
Charlie: ISFP (extreme dominant Fi)
Desmond: he's so INF it's not even funny...I see more Fe than Fi tho. But I haven't seen much of him, either.
Mr Eko: ISTP? hahaha I have no idea.
Jin: XSXJ? Guardian fo' sho.
Ana Lucia: ESTP
Libby: IXFJ (seems to have aux Fe)
Michael: ESFJ? No idea really. The guy pisses me off.
WAAAALLLLT!: maybe INFJ? don't really know, he's a kid. The "kid" type. ;)
Boone: ISFJ. He's a Guardian, not an NF by any stretch of the imagination.
Shannon: ESFP, altho her flashback episode reminded me a lot of myself & the way I react to stuff
Juliet: sooooo INFJ
At the moment my favorites are Desmond, Mr Eko, and Hurley. Charlie was on my good list for awhile there, he seemed like such a sweetheart, but then he knocked Sun out and I can't believe he did that so now I'm mad at him. :P I liked Libby too, until she died :( Locke and Ben are the two best-written characters IMHO. Locke and "Henry Gale" are both so ambiguous; you never can tell about them. And Ben is just a creepy mastermind :P
Characters I don't like....well, Jack and his saviour complex get on my nerves. Like, you can tell he's being the hero and saving all these people not for their welfare so much as to satisfy his psychological need. And Michael is just--don't get me started. And Kate & Charlie are too impulsive and emotionally driven to make good decisions--they get on my nerves that way. Sawyer...well, I love his hilarious comments and I like that he's always a smartass to the bad guys. But the rest of the time he acts like a jerk. I appreciated Ana Lucia's tough-girl stance and I felt sorry for everything she went through but she also made some really stupid decisions.
I'll give you Claire being an ISFP, and I agree about Desmond being NF. You may have a good point saying he's introverted. He's my favorite character too. So complex, full of believable contradictions. Interesting guy. I'm with you on Michael too - THE MOST ANNOYING CHARACTER EVER!!! And I agree, ESFJ.
As for Hurley, I hadn't considered ENFJ, but that actually makes sense. And I think you may have a point with Boone being SJ not NF. Hmm ... :-)
I think Charlie has dominant Fi. Which could quite possibly put him in the INFP camp, but still. I see where you're coming from with the EXXJ but I don't agree. He wants attention because he hasn't had enough affirmation in his life (I've seen other introverts do the same). I'll have to finish watching season 3 to get a full picture of his character tho.
I think Sawyer has dominant Se. I just don't see him having dom Ti. And he mainly stays away from the group because he's not welcome. Let's say XSTP, shall we?
Really? I got the complete opposite picture of Kate. I mean, she might be an introvert but I don't really see her character having much intuition. She strikes me as being a sensor. Evangeline Lilly is XNFJ, though, and this was her first acting job, so that might be her own personality shadowing through. *shrug* I got the sense, though, that Kate is more Fi and she seems to offer sympathy like an SFP, not empathy like an NFJ. Also, would an NFJ really be a 'runner'? Open to debate.
After thinking about it some more, I believe Locke is an ENFP. Dom Ne, very perciever. And I saw someone type Mr Eko as INFJ? That might fit. I guess? He's too dang mysterious! 'Mr Enigmatic' is more like it.
Haha I'm glad someone agrees with me about Michael! I understand where he's coming from (just trying to get his son back & all) and I feel sorry for his situation, but man!
And after thinking about Desmond some more...I think he's definitely a 4w5, which is where the romanticism comes from. Most people say he's an INFP because he's such a romantic, but I'm an INFJ 4w5 and it's very difficult to tell between me and and INFP 4w5 unless you get to know us pretty well and see our functions in action (which are completely different). You typed Desmond as a 'J', which I agree with...do you think a perceiver would feel the obligation to stay there and press the button for ages to 'save the world'? Because at the moment that's the only way I can think to tell between INFJ 4w5 and INFP 4w5 for Des.
I saw someone else somewhere who typed Hurley as ENFJ and all of the sudden, I saw it...before that I thought he was a sensor and a perciever, no less! But for some odd reason, ENFJ fits. *shrug*
Fascinating discussion, thanks for replying.
Thank YOU for replying. It is a fun discussion. It makes me want to watch Lost again. It's been a few years.
I'm re-watching the series right now; every time I watch the show, I get something new out of it. The first few seasons were especially clever. There's so much subtle stuff going on here (ex: Sun's pregnancy test is produced by Widmore Labs; at this point we haven't met Penny or Charles yet, so someone watching for the first time wouldn't get the connection).
It's hard to try and type the characters because of their stressful situation, though. That said, Ana Lucia is pretty much the perfect of example of an STP under stress. You see her lesser Ni come out in a big way; it's her suspicion and paranoia that ends up getting people killed. And maybe she's reaching a bit into her Te shadow?
@Empurple:After thinking about it some more, I believe Locke is an ENFP. Dom Ne, very perciever.
How do you guys see Ne for Locke? Examples?Ne is pretty apparent!
Eko's a tough one to type; we don't get a lot from him, even in the episodes that focus on his flashbacks.
Michael, I could see as either inferior Ti or inferior Fe, actually; it's hard to tell.
He doesn't have much of a connection with Walt prior to the crash, yet two months later he's willing to a) run blindly into the jungle after him and b) shoot two people and take a bullet himself?
What's the NFJ "doorslam?"
Locke has always striken me as an INFJ. I see no ounce of Ne in that guy.
Mr. Eko, I believe could be an INFP.
Well, I can't really explain or give examples of why I think Locke is ENFP...except to say my Ni radar is detecting Ne-Fi :P Not very logical, I know. However I've heard lots of people say he turns ENTJ in later seasons...*shrug*
Mr Eko could very well be INFP. I've pretty much given up typing him since we didn't get very much of his character. (Just watched his last ep last night. )
hahaha the INFJ doorslam...just type it into the search bar, you'll come up with lots XD