Nathan Scott (One Tree Hill): ESTP

Dominant Extroverted Sensing [Se]: Nathan is a natural athlete and the star of the Tree Hill High basketball team. One of the first things we see Nathan doing is stealing a school bus for a joyride with his teammates. He’s impulsive and lives in the now. Nathan often makes choices that he later regrets because he lacks the foresight to think about how his actions will impact him later. When he’s depressed about Haley leaving, he visits some relatives and drives race cars for fun. When the race is over, Nathan continues driving, going faster than he’s supposed to and crashes the car. During the school shooting, Nathan realizes that Haley is still in the building and goes in after her. When Lucas asks him if he has a plan, he simply says, “Yeah, I’m going to the tutor center and I’m gonna get Haley.” Lucas criticizes him for going up against a gun with a baseball bat, but Nathan doesn’t care. On the day of his wedding, Nathan and Haley are nearly in a collision with Cooper and Rachel. The limo they’re in goes off the bridge and into the water and, without hesitation, Nathan jumps in after them, saving both of their lives. While Nathan and Haley are having money problems, Nathan turns to a loan shark named Daunte, who is willing to give him money if Nathan agrees to shave points, which Nathan initially does. When he’s asked to throw the State Championship, he agrees, but in the moment, changes his mind and the Ravens win the game. Nathan fails to consider how Daunte might retaliate afterward. Daunte tries to hit Nathan with his car, but Haley sees and pushes him out of the way, and she gets hit instead. Nathan runs to the car, pulls Daunte out, and brutally beats him. While at a bar celebrating Nathan’s new shoe deal, fans of a rival team begin taunting him. He almost walks away, but when they bring Haley into it, he defends her honor and gets into a fight, which leads to Nathan getting thrown through a glass window, temporarily disabling him and effectively ruining his basketball career. When Jamie is missing, Nathan jumps in front of a police car to get them to stop and help, nearly getting himself killed. He sees opportunities and acts. If someone he loves is threatened, he reacts, usually without giving himself time to think.

Auxiliary Introverted Thinking [Ti]: If something makes sense to Nathan, he does it. Nathan perceives Lucas to be a threat and comes up with what he judges to be the best way to keep him from taking his life. Nathan gets to the point and expresses himself clearly and concisely. He does whatever he believes to be the best course of action. Nathan often thinks that he knows the best way to handle something, and can become stubborn once he reaches his own logical judgment about a situation, shutting out the thoughts and opinions of the people close to him.

Tertiary Extroverted Feeling [Fe]: When he was younger, Nathan used his Fe to get under people’s skin. He knows how to play on feelings to get a rise out of people (particularly Lucas). Nathan is charming and can get people to like him if he wants them to. When he first pursues Haley, he does it to upset Lucas, and he gets her to play right into his hands. He can be sweet, complimentary, and thoughtful when he wants to be. As he grows, Nathan begins to use this function in healthier ways. He becomes selfless, putting others and their welfare before himself. He also gets better at expressing his feelings, especially as his relationship with Haley progresses and he falls in love for the first time. His Fe develops even further when he becomes a father. He wants to help the people he cares about and becomes a shoulder for the people in his life to lean on. He is supportive, generous, and takes care of his loved ones. Nathan is fiercely protective and will spring into action if someone hurts his friends or family (Se-Fe).

Enneagram: 8w7

Inferior Introverted Intuition [Ni]: Nathan knows that he wants to someday join the NBA and he works towards this goal throughout high school and college until he makes it a reality. However, due to his often reckless behavior, he has major setbacks because he fails to consider his long-term objective when he acts on his impulses. He sees a future for himself and Haley and he looks forward to spending the rest of his life with her. At times, Nathan can lose sight of his vision for his future and get sidetracked, but once he regains his motivation, he works tirelessly to make his dreams come true.


Nathan: You have one chance, one life, and what you do with it is up to you.

Cop 1: What the hell are you doing?
Nathan: My son is missing.
Cop 1: Right, calm down. You could’ve got yourself killed!
Nathan: We just left the wedding okay, all the guests are gone and my son missing. He’s four and a half years old.
Cop 2: Have you been drinking sir? Maybe been to the reception?
Nathan: What kind of question is that? ‘Have I been drinking?’
Cop 2: You need to listen to me…
Nathan: No you listen to me! My name is Nathan Scott okay? My father is Dan Scott, he was arrested for murder, okay? He’s a bad guy and he was here today. Now either one of you two idiots gets on your radio right now and finds my son or I’ll knock you both out and I’ll do it myself!

Chris: Ah! Stop hitting me!
Nathan: Stop kissing my wife!

Nathan: You know what? Tragedies happen. What are you gonna do? Give up? Quit? No. I realize now that when your heart breaks, you gotta fight like hell to make sure you’re still alive. Because you are. And that pain you feel? That’s life. The confusion and fear, that’s there to remind you that somewhere out there is something better. And that something is worth fighting for.

Brooke: Hi, Nate. Come in. It’s a tough day, huh?
Nathan: Yeah.
Brooke: I wish there was something I could do for you or Haley or Jamie.
Nathan: Well, actually we were wondering if there’s anything we could do for you.
Brooke: How do you mean? Why me?
Nathan: We know that your mom has been pulling some stuff with the company, and I don’t know, I guess having dealt with parent insanity I wanted to check your head. See how you’re doing.
Brooke: I’m fine. Really.
Nathan: That sounds like something I would say. Look, this thing with losing Quentin, it-it’s hard. And I have a feeling its gonna be a pretty prominent thing in our lives for a while, but that doesn’t mean that your problems are any less important, that all of us aren’t here for you.
Brooke: Look, like I said…
Nathan: You’re fine. You can handle it. Its all good. Look, I hope that’s true and maybe it is but the thing is, the two of us have been down very similar roads. We were in the same cliques first, we both felt the same pressures, the same expectations. Our parents were like children and we both grew into kind of bad versions of ourselves way too fast. So I think you know I get it.
Brooke: They never really gave us a chance did they? Our parents?
Nathan: They didn’t know how. Look, the thing is, you made your dream happen, alright? And even though I didn’t quite get there, when it was taken away from me I dealt with it alone. That was stupid, selfish, and wrong. So if your mom tries to take your dream away from you and you feel the same pain I did, I’ve sorta been there, okay? And I’m gonna be kind of pissed off if you don’t come talk to me about it. Anyway, thank you for coming today. It means a lot. I know you didn’t know Quentin, but it doesn’t surprise me that you’re thinking of other people when all this stuff is going on with you. That’s not bad for a girl who never had a chance. Come here.
[Nathan and Brooke hug]

Haley: I need to know that you’re going to let me in, Nathan. I mean, all the way.
Nathan: I will, okay. I’ll – I’ll let you in if that’s what it takes, I’ll let you in. It’s just… sometimes I’m afraid that if I do, you’ll see the real me. The guy I was before you. And I’m not proud of that person, okay; the one that I used to be. But if I have to be that guy to keep you safe, then that’s who I’m going to be. Look, if you want me to apologize for defending you, or for fighting back when somebody hurts you, then I can’t do that – I won’t do that, okay because the truth is: that’s a guy I’ll never be; a guy that just stands by and watches while the world hurts you. Can you understand that?

Nathan: It’s the oldest story inn the world. One day you’re planning for someday. And then quietly and without you ever really noticing someday is today and then someday is yesterday and this is your life.

Nathan: Every choice you make shapes your future.

Nathan: People just go through things, challenges that make them stronger.

Nathan: I am the kid, Hales and I’m sick of dealing with my parents’ problems. If it’s not my dad with a restraining order, it’s my mom with a glock. They’re unbelievable. My one saving grace. My one way out is if I play halfway decent in these playoffs, I can get a scholarship and I can get the hell away from both of these lunatics. Should my mom have a gun? No! But am I going to let her stupidity or anything else stand in the way of my dreams? Not a chance.

Peyton Sawyer (One Tree Hill): INFP

Dominant Introverted Feeling [Fi]: Individualism and independence are important to Peyton. She is who she is and she likes what she likes. She’s not a “typical” cheerleader and refuses to just follow along with what everyone else is doing. She’s true to herself and doesn’t try to please anyone. Peyton enjoys self-expression. She can’t talk about what she’s feeling, so she draws sketches that have relevance to her experiences, but her sketches are personal. She wants to share them with other people in the hopes that they’ll mean something to someone, but she doesn’t want other people knowing she drew them. She doesn’t need the recognition for her work. They’re for her, but she also wants other people to be touched by them. She wants someone to look at her drawings and feel something. Peyton also expresses herself through her music. She finds herself in the lyrics of her favorite songs. Music isn’t just words and melodies to her. She connects to it and the music she listens to describes who she is. It’s part of her. Peyton is extremely difficult to get to know, and only lets people in on her own terms. She’s guarded and has a hard time lowering her walls. When Lucas confesses his feelings for her, she panics and runs. When Peyton’s birth mother finds her, she keeps Ellie at arm’s length. Peyton values her autonomy. She doesn’t like being stereotyped or put into a box. “First of all, you don’t know me. Second of all, you don’t know me.” She wants to help make the word a better place and when her Fi and Te work together, she can accomplish amazing things, such as the Friends with Benefit album she organizes and distributes for breast cancer research. When she really believes in something, Peyton will fight tirelessly for it.

Auxiliary Extroverted Intuition [Ne]: Peyton is extremely creative. She can draw, paint, and she’s good with words. Peyton likes to keep her options open and sometimes has difficulty with commitment. She can also have trouble figuring out what she wants. Peyton is often good at counseling her friends because she is able to see multiple perspectives (though, often not as good when it comes to her own personal problems). She’s capable of keeping sight of the big picture. When she hears a song or sees a work of art, she’s able to connect it to her own life and her own experiences. Peyton can draw a picture about an event in her life that is represented by symbolism and metaphor. When Peyton’s Fi cares about a cause, it’s her Ne that allows her to brainstorm ways to creatively make a difference.

Tertiary Introverted Sensing [Si]: The high school experience and its various traditions are lost on Peyton. She does choose to become a cheerleader even though it’s not for her, because her mother was a cheerleader. She picks up the pom-poms to honor her, not because she craves the limelight or popularity or actually enjoys it. She often acts like it’s a waste of her time, but she can’t let it go. Though she finds most social conventions to be lame, her Si pops up in other ways. She has a difficult time letting go of the past, and it frequently torments her. Her mother died because she ran a red light, so Peyton purposely runs them. She has her albums meticulously organized and, even though she has hundreds of them, can locate the one she’s looking for with ease. It’s particularly hard for her when her relationships end and she holds onto them long after they’re over (“People always leave.”)

Inferior Extroverted Thinking [Te]: Peyton is a nonconformist and tends to rebel against systems she finds flaws in. When Peyton has an idea, her inferior Te helps her reach her goal. Because music is very important to her, she came up with the idea of an all-ages club in Tree Hill. She believes in the importance of music, and so, her Te springs into action to open TRIC. She dislikes the corporate climate at the major record company she works for, so Peyton decides she’s not going to play their game. Instead, she starts her own label from nothing that embodies her ideals. All of her projects are deeply personal to her. She even calls her label Red Bedroom Records.

Note: Okay, here’s the issue with Peyton. She’s not a typical INFP. She loops. A LOT. When I first started typing characters, I typed her as an INFP and later thought to myself, “What if I’m just stereotyping? Is she really an INFP? For a while, I actually strongly considered ISFP, but I think at times she can just present as one because she’s damaged and unhealthy in many ways, leading to reckless choices. I tried to sit and come up with arguments for both types, and, while I could make a case for each function present in INFPs, I wasn’t able to do the same for ISFP. I drew a total blank when it came to Ni. She just doesn’t use this function. She’s a Fi-dom through and through, but her Si often seems stronger than her Ne. However, she does use Ne. It’s what allows her to come up with creative ways to express her Fi values.

Enneagram: 4w5 Sx/Sp (Tritype is either 459 or 469)


Peyton: What difference does it make if you sleep with a popular guy, or you go to the right party, or you know the moves to some moronic cheer to do with some lame ass game I could care less about?

Peyton: I never let myself need anybody, ever.

Peyton: Don’t be afraid to be who you are.

Peyton: Silence only makes them stronger.

Peyton: I want to draw something that means something to someone.

Peyton: When you said you wanted to be with me, I got scared and I pushed you away. But the truth is, I want all the same things you want, and I want them with you.

Peyton: I’m not gay, but if I was, I wouldn’t let other people tear me down because of it.

Peyton: I think that music can be the thing that changes their world.

Peyton: I guess I’m just a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside a bitch.

Peyton: Yes, losing your heart’s desire is tragic. But gaining your heart’s desire? That’s all you can hope for. This year I wished for love. To immerse myself in someone else and to make a heart long afraid to feel. My wish was granted. And if having that is tragic, then give me tragedy. Because I wouldn’t give it back for the world.

Peyton: I used to have one of her t-shirts that smelled like her and I slept with it every night until one day it started to smell like me more than her. And so I took it out and I tried every detergent I could find just trying to find that smell, and I couldn’t.

Peyton: I guess I have a lot of friends, but I don’t really have any I can talk to.

Peyton: You don’t like the person you’ve become? Then do something about it, cause no one’s going to do it for you.

Peyton: Life’s too short to fight, to be miserable, to let the bitter ones change how awesome you are.

Peyton: My life is pretty good, it is. But I was just searching for something to make it great, something to make it matter.

Peyton: I wanna believe in it all again. Music and art, faith and love. And I wanna believe I’ve made the right choices and that I’m on the right path. And there’s still time to fix the mistakes I’ve made. I guess I want hope.

Peyton: Look at the kids, look into their eyes. They’re all looking for something to believe in and I think that music can be the thing that changes their world.

Peyton: I get it, though, you know? The fear of letting people in. Getting close to somebody and then it just not working out.

Brooke Davis (One Tree Hill): ESFP



Extroverted Sensing (Se): “It’s the good girls who keep diaries. The bad girls never have the time. Me? I just wanna live a life I’m gonna remember, even if I don’t write it down.” Brooke leaps into everything she does, and (particularly earlier in the series) does not give much thought to how her decisions will impact herself and others down the road. She lives very much in the present without giving much thought to the consequences of her actions. She begins a sexual relationship with her teacher, makes a sex tape with her best friend’s ex-boyfriend (albeit, under the influence of alcohol), and uses her sexuality to convince a medical student to give her pain medication, which she takes more of than instructed. She takes Peyton to a college party, where Peyton is drugged and nearly raped, and Brooke comes to her rescue. While she is feeling down about Lucas, Brooke attempts to numb the pain by sleeping with Chris Keller. She knows how to get people to loosen up and enjoy living in the moment. She manages to get Lucas to have fun and get out of his head. On their first date, she takes him to a bar and he ends up getting a tattoo. Brooke has a deep appreciation for the finer things in life. She’s attracted to luxury and clings to her position as the popular cheerleader. Though she does a lot of maturing throughout the series, she does always retain a passion for beauty and extravagance. Brooke is interested in things that are tangible, whether that’s pursuing guys, shopping, or going to parties. She expresses herself through her clothing and is so interested in fashion that she launches her clothing empire as a high school student. “If you had a friend that you knew you’d never see again, what would you say? If you could do one last thing for someone you love, what would it be? Say it. Do it. Don’t wait. Nothing lasts forever.” This line encapsulates almost all of Brooke’s functions and really creates a clear picture of how her Se, Fi, and Te work together.

Introverted Feeling (Fi): Brooke begins the show as a stereotype. She’s rich, she’s a party girl, and she’s a cheerleader, but as the show progresses, Brooke’s desires to be loved and appreciated for the person she is, and not just what people see on the surface, becomes one of her defining traits. She begins to believe in herself, she grows, she “stops letting boys define her,” and sees her own potential and worth. Brooke feels intensely. She keeps a diary, which she uses to express the way her parents made her feel unloved. Oftentimes, her relatively strong Te allows her to bring her Fi ideals to life. She organizes a safe ride program in high school called DWNotI to prevent students from driving drunk. When she finds out that Felix spray-painted “DYKE” on Peyton’s locker, she immediately ends their relationship and gives him a piece of her mind. She launches her “0 Is Not A Size” campaign through her fashion line in order to help women feel comfortable in their own skin. She stands up for those who don’t have a voice and reaches out to people when she feels she can make a difference. Brooke is so deeply afraid of being hurt that she establishes strict Friends with Benefits, no strings attached policies in her relationships. When Peyton is criticizing Haley for leaving Nathan, Brooke defends her, saying “Maybe she just got scared of needing somebody too much.” Brooke writes 82 letters to Lucas over the summer, but doesn’t send them out of fear of getting her heart broken. During the school shooting, Brooke puts on a brave face, but slips out to cry alone and let herself feel. She is very much aware of her own emotions, but doesn’t always vocalize them until it becomes absolutely necessary.

Extroverted Thinking (Te): Brooke is enterprising and entrepreneurial, as previously noted in her establishment of DWnotI. She knows how to put people to work and organize individuals to achieve a common goal. After launching her Clothes Over Bros website, such an overwhelming number of orders were placed that she realizes she needs help creating enough clothing to send to her customers. She ran an entire workshop out of her apartment, delegating tasks (and becoming quite bossy and authoritarian in the process) in order to get the job done. She runs a successful campaign to become Student Body president and uses her new platform to create positive change at Tree Hill High. She organizes an entire Fantasy Boy Draft just to keep Lucas away from Rachel and to keep her cheerleading squad from imploding. Brooke tells it like it is and does not hold back. She knows how to put people in their place and does not mind hurting other people’s feelings with her brutal take downs.

Introverted Intuition (Ni): While Brooke doesn’t allow herself to worry too much about the future, she does get sporadic insights into it, which she usually uses to her advantage. Brooke can be extremely manipulative and, at times, knows exactly how certain actions will cause a domino effect. In the beginning of the show, she utilizers her bursts of intuition to mess with other people’s heads and gets them to do and say things that push them outside of their comfort zone. When she has to choose between leading her squad to victory at a cheerleading competition or presenting her designs at Rogue Vogue in New York, she chooses the competition. When Haley asks her about it, Brooke says, “I have the rest of my life for that stuff. Not so much to be seventeen with my friends.” She believes that things will work out the way they are supposed to and trusts that she will get to where she needs to be one way or another.

This is a typing I did for Funky MBTI in Fiction before I started my own blog. I didn’t think they were going to use it, so I was just going to post it on mine instead, but it appears they did use it, so I’m just reblogging instead! 

Brooke Davis (One Tree Hill): ESFP

Note: This is a typing that I did for Funky MBTI in Fiction before I started my own blog. I was going to post it here because some time had passed and I didn’t think they were going to use it, but they ended up posting it today, so I’m just going to share it here!