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This is a discussion on Is Sherlock (BBC) an INTJ? within the INTJ Forum - The Scientists forums, part of the NT's Temperament Forum- The Intellects category; Is Sherlock (BBC) an INTJ? I (BBW) don't know. I've heard Sherlock (JOI) typed as INTP. Moriarty is (DVDA) definitely ...

  1. #11
    INTJ - The Scientists


    Is Sherlock (BBC) an INTJ?
    I (BBW) don't know.

    I've heard Sherlock (JOI) typed as INTP.

    Moriarty is (DVDA) definitely a Ni-dom though.

  2. #12
    INTJ - The Scientists

    I've used the memory tricks that the Sherlock referenced in the show for some months, you can memorize any number, sequence, list without much problems. Interlinked concepts that I understood - almost all that I payed attention - I hardly ever forget - if I ever forgot, I forgot - so it was a nice complement.
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  3. #13
    INTJ - The Scientists

    Either INTJ or ENTP, though I think he is more ENTP. He cares too much about people thinking he's smart/ superior, while INTJs don't really give a crap and just want to get the job done. He likes to mess with people, which is perfectly in line with every other ENTP I've ever met (anyone else think ENTPs are trolls?).

  4. #14
    INTJ - The Scientists

    Quote Originally Posted by anonimouze123 View Post
    Either INTJ or ENTP, though I think he is more ENTP. He cares too much about people thinking he's smart/ superior, while INTJs don't really give a crap and just want to get the job done. He likes to mess with people, which is perfectly in line with every other ENTP I've ever met (anyone else think ENTPs are trolls?).
    I don't know where you get the idea from that INTJ's "just want to get the job done", but that's not at all what INTJ's are like. INTJ's will get very dedicated at what they do or,... they won't do it. "INTJ's don't really give a crap about many things, but about things they actually invest time and energy in, they do give a crap, and a HUGE crap too.

    The Sherlock we are talking about here doesn't "like" to mess with people. He messes with people in order to gain information or new insights. It's not something he does because he "likes" it.


    INTJ's tend to do the things that are necessary to reach their goals. It's not really about enjoyment but when an INTJ can't do what he thinks is necessary to reach his goal, he'll be annoyed to death. It's not strange to find INTJ's breaking the rules and do what they think is necessary to reach the goal. To an INTJ the goal is more important than the way he gets there,.... as long as it doesn't break any of his internal moral values.

  5. #15
    INTJ - The Scientists

    Quote Originally Posted by Alx7 View Post
    I've used the memory tricks that the Sherlock referenced in the show for some months, you can memorize any number, sequence, list without much problems. Interlinked concepts that I understood - almost all that I payed attention - I hardly ever forget - if I ever forgot, I forgot - so it was a nice complement.
    That trick is called Method of Loci, been around since Ancient Greek and Roman.
    Food for thought:
    Method of loci - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    How to Build a Memory Palace (with Sample) - wikiHow
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    BBC Sherlock is definitely INTJ. There is a clear presence of Ni as his dominant function. He unconsciously gathers sensory information from the people and environment around him through Se, and then synthesizes a cohesive theory or solution through his dominant Ni. His unhealthy sensory habits (drugs, nicotine patches) are also an example of inferior Se. The INTJs here made a mistake in trying to identify his type through how much they relate to him, which is a flawed method to embark upon because he is a fictional character and thus his characteristics and traits are over-exaggerated. He should be compared to the INTJ model, not how many of his quirks/attributes/abilities you relate to.

    On a side note, Moriarty in this show is a prime example of a psychotic ENTP. The way the two play off each others functions was a glorious sight to behold in the second season.

  7. #17
    INTJ - The Scientists

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter View Post
    He comes up with the answer, through some irrational process (Ni), which only he seems to be able to figure out and which he eventually manages to organize into a rational explanation (Te) in the end of the episode. That's totally INTJ.
    Wow, whoah, you just completely described how my brain works. I get an answer, then say to myself, you can't have possibly known that with the information given, so I go around finding things to prove the answer that I already know. I used to worry that I was crazy. As I've gotten older (and gone through therapy) I'm coming to just accept, celebrate and use my out-of-nowhere (or everywhere) INTJ problem solving. Makes me a great engineer, systems analyst and tutor.

  8. #18
    INTJ - The Scientists

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter View Post
    Ofcourse he is not an ISTJ. He comes up with the answer, through some irrational process (Ni), which only he seems to be able to figure out and which he eventually manages to organize into a rational explanation (Te) in the end of the episode. That's totally INTJ.

    This blog explains it even better:
    Sherlock Holmes - MBTI in Fiction

    The character Gregory House in the series House is based on Sherlock Holmes ( "House's name itself is meant as "a subtle homage" to Holmes.[8][19] House's building number is 221B, a direct reference to Holmes's street address." from WikiPedia.). The MBTI type of House is also INTJ. (though some people also question that idea.)

    It's not difficult to see. It's not a self fulfilling theory of INTJ's because:

    1) INTJ's in general couldn't care less.
    2) As much as Sherlock Holmes is very good at solving mysteries, he's also a total @sshole socially. Even for most INTJ's this goes way too far.


    This idea that he is not a specific type,.... totally dumb because it's almost impossible to create a character that isn't an MBTI type. Certain types of behavior are associated to certain types of personality. Creating a character that changes personality all the time won't get appreciated very much. Our brains have certain expectations (regardless of knowing the MBTI or not) and when someone is not matching those expectations, the character isn't believable. (for example, a super introverted character that's also a social butterfly,.. just doesn't make sense. It will seem fake.)
    Perfectly explained. When I looked at the BBC Sherlock, I looked for the way he processes, gets energy and keeps management of himself. He is clearly an I (spacing out for hours?), N (where's her suitcase? who took it?), J (never procrastinates). The T is undeniable since he sucks with emotions and values.
    House is my favorite show, largely because he is Holmes for US by a British actor. And its fun to see him screw with everyone.

  9. #19
    INTJ - The Scientists

    I think that he exhibits INTJ traits.

  10. #20
    INTJ - The Scientists

    He spends days by himself (or did), he clearly uses Ni (quick analysis of a scene, easily makes connections), he makes his own values-and he even made his own job (Fi). Can't remember if the show used the quote in which he claims not to care about anything irrelevant to him, but that seems like something an extreme INTJ would say.

    Particularly this version of Holmes I'd call an INTJ. As for Watson, I'll go with ISFJ.


 
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