This is a discussion on Fictional ISTPs within the ISTP Forum - The Mechanics forums, part of the SP's Temperament Forum- The Creators category; Originally Posted by Galldune Classic Sherlock Holmes = INTP New Sherlock Holmes = ISTP... Sorry, but in the books, Mycroft ...
And there can be more than one INTP in a story you know :P
Tobirama Senju (Second Hokage) is an ISTP..
Classic Sherlock Holmes (as in the books): ISTP.
Classic Mycroft Holmes (as in the books): INTP.
Classic Sherlock is very hands-on, physical, pragmatic/practical. He tests his theories by doing real-life experiments (rapping corpses in the morgue with a cane to see if/when they bruise).
Classic Mycroft "will not even go out of his way to verify his own solutions, and would rather be considered wrong than take the trouble to prove himself right", and Sherlock admits that between them, Mycroft would be the better detective if he ever got his butt out of his chair.
Hrm..I have to say after reading some more about Sherlock.. I think you are right sir
I agree that Mycroft is INTP, but the difference between him and Sherlock is down to E/I, not N/S.
The idea that Sherlock is an ISTP is patently ridiculous. Everyone knows he is ENTP. Saying that he must be a sensor because he can do "real life" experiments is frankly an insult to intuitives. He uses intuition far more than mere "common sense". He just knows how to supplement it with concrete facts and details, because he's a genius. All geniuses use their inferior functions, that's why they're geniuses.
In other words, you're not an expert on Sherlock because you haven't read all the books. You'd have to read the books to know the character.Originally Posted by Galldune
Anyway... why do I bother. So if Sherlock is our new definition of ISTP, what the hell is MacGyver?
I don't know I think Mycroft is INTJ after reading over look alike personality types ...I'm going with
"One need not have been Caesar in order to understand Caesar."
and tell me if ENTP matches up with Sherlock....
Let me save you the trouble....It wont because hes an ISTP...
Those descriptions are written for ordinary people. Sherlock Holmes is not an ordinary person.
Anyway I'm not going to spend any more time on this. The topic has already been debated ad nauseam in other threads on PerC and elsewhere.