Note

I’ve given this a lot of thought, and I have decided to do away with the quotes in my typings. This will allow me to get more typings up, because the addition of the quotes is really quite time consuming. However, I do still want to include quotes in a different format. I’ll either take a function and compile quotes from an assortment of characters in order to highlight that function (Fe Quotes, Ti Quotes, etc.) Or, I might do posts with titles such as “ESFJ quotes by [CHARACTER NAME].” I’m not sure which format I prefer yet, but I believe this change will make the blog much more efficient and grant me time to type more characters. Thanks!

Upcoming Hiatus

I just wanted to take a moment to say that I’m going to be taking a short break from the blog. I’m going to be moving next Tuesday, but the hiatus will start before then because I need to finish all my packing and whatnot. I can’t say for certain how long it will last, but it will probably start on Saturday the 19th and last until the following Saturday. If I have the time, I might make a post or two during the hiatus. I’m still in the process of finishing up some posts (and requests) before I go. Thanks!

gloomyprincess:

Can you type Elena and Stefan from The Vampire Diaries please?

I’m going to answer this one publicly as well because I received an ask for Elena once before, so I’m just gonna put this all out there. I’ll start by saying that I’ve always planned on typing them. The problem is (and this might be a controversial statement), I don’t think they’re very well-written. Elena more so than Stefan. I actually did a post (entitled “Main Character Syndrome”) that you can search for if you’re interested. In it, I wrote about Elena and why I believe she’s so difficult to type. Her character is inconsistent, and I feel that many typings for only account for a certain part of her personality, while neglecting other aspects of who she is in order to make the type fit. I use the word “personality” loosely, because I believe the writers were very lazy with her, defining her more by the things that happen to her than who she actually is as a person. She always felt more like a prop to me than an actual character. I’m quite certain she has high Si, though. 

As for Stefan, I think he’s an ISFJ, but I’ve also toyed with the possibility of him being an INFP stuck in a loop (there isn’t a lot of Ne there). I find the other characters to be much more clearly defined, but Stefan and Elena’s personalities sort of change to service whatever storyline the writers throw at us. 

I’m sorry I couldn’t be more helpful. I just don’t like to declare a character a certain type unless I’m certain. I’ll try to re-watch some episodes and see if I have an epiphany, though. 

gloomyprincess:

What’s your MBTI type, full tritype, and are you male or female?

I normally respond to my asks privately, but it didn’t occur to me until I received this question that I’ve never actually posted my type, so I thought it would be worth answering publicly (just in case anyone else is curious). I’m female and my type is ENTP 7w6 4w3 8w7 Sx/So. Thanks for asking! 

One Tree Hill: Brooke Davis [ESFP]

funkymbtifiction:

UNOFFICIAL TYPING BY: sheylanova

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.

So, I’ve always wanted to do a typing for Brooke Davis, but I had already done one for Funky MBTI before I started my own blog. I reblogged it here because I didn’t want to plagiarize myself, but I just went to search for it and it had mysteriously vanished, so I’m re-reblogging it. I’m also adding her enneagram: 3w2 7w8 8w7 Sx/So

Character Requests

Someone sent in a request for “Reaves” and I’m not entirely sure who that is or what they’re from, so if the person who submitted this character reads this, please either comment here or fill out the form again and include what movie, book, or TV show they’re from and I’ll be sure to look into it.

Also, I currently have requests for Tim Riggins, Jim Hawkins, and Dylan McKay. I’ve never seen Friday Night Lights, but I’ve considered checking it out, so I may do that and take a crack at typing those characters. I also received a request for Jim Hawkins. I’m not sure if you’re referring to the book or the movie there, so if you could just let me know which version you want typed, that would be great.

I’m not ashamed to admit that I spent a good chunk of my formative years swooning over Dylan McKay, so I can probably get a typing up for him soon! Thanks for the submissions!

Main Character Syndrome & MBTI

I’ve been thinking a lot about why certain characters can seem impossible to type. Sometimes, it can be really difficult to type a character when the writers haven’t really taken the time to give them a concrete personality. I notice that this seems to happen a lot with main characters specifically, which seems ludicrous, doesn’t it? I mean, if we’re watching a show, we’re supposed to root for the main character. We should feel as though we have a sense of who they are. However, many main characters are very poorly written. They’re defined in terms of what happens to them. We know them by their situation and their story. But their story isn’t who they are. Often, I find that their cognition will change in order to suit a storyline, which seems to happen less with supporting characters. Supporting characters tend to be very solid in terms of cognition, while main characters are all over the place and contradictory. I find it frustrating because it’s lazy.

I am starting to believe that certain characters can’t be typed. If you can see arguments for nearly every function in a character, then sure, you can try to narrow down which ones they use most frequently and pull a type out of that, but in the next episode, you’ll probably doubt yourself or change your mind. If you find yourself in this situation, it’s probably not you. It’s likely more of a reflection of the author/screenwriter than it is of your typing abilities. I’m going to run down some specific examples of this problem off the top of my head.

Elena Gilbert: Man, Elena is rough. I’ve seen her typed as an ISFJ, INFP, ISTJ, INFJ, etc. The only thing people seem to agree on is that she leads with an introverted function. I would have to agree with that. I will say that I see more Si/Ne than Ni/Se. However, she’s extremely damaged, which may make it more difficult to type her. If you look at her life prior to losing her parents, she seemed very different, so how much of what we see is her true self and not muddied by all of the tragedy in her life? Elena is so inconsistent. She’s a giant ball of contradictions. I think a lot of people stereotype her, and, I can’t say that I fully blame them for that because there’s not a lot else to really go on. I can make arguments for both Fi and Fe, but if I were being forced to make a call one way or the other, I would probably go with Fi. Where Fi is in her functional stack… I really couldn’t say at this point in time.

In the six seasons that Elena was on the show, she really wasn’t developed very well at all. It seems that the writers relied too heavily on what other people do to her and what happens to her and not enough on defining who she is. She’s probably the best example of “Main Character Syndrome” that I can think of. She lost her parents. She’s a piece of meat in an alley and the Salvatore brothers are a couple of stray dogs. She’s a doppelgänger. Elena is a Mary Sue. I was never really able to root for her because, after six years, I honestly never really felt like I knew anything about her other than those facts. She’ll do anything to protect the people she cares about, but that’s not really a defining trait. As a matter of fact, that’s probably true of most people. She prioritizes the people who are close to her over strangers or people she doesn’t know very well. It’s hard to analyze her character and pull a personality type out of it when she’s just kind of all over the place.

Lucas Scott: Lucas is usually typed as an NF, most often INFJ or INFP. I’ve watched all of One Tree Hill more times than I can count over the years and I still find myself wavering on whether Lucas uses Fi or Fe. He can appear to use both functions at different times. He sometimes clings to his moral judgments and can become extremely critical of those who fail to measure up, but he is also good at articulating his feelings and giving speeches about them, and has ideas about the way things “should” be. I think that I see more Fi in him than Fe. I have a theory that when he appears to use Fe, it’s actually Fi. Lucas has strong ideas about the kind of person he is (or wants to be), and because he sees himself a certain way, he can take on some stereotypical Fe traits. Lucas cares about people and, for him, it is important to express that to them. I don’t think he expresses himself because he feels that’s the appropriate thing to do. I think he does it because that’s the sort of person he wants to be. It’s not really for other people’s sake, it’s for him. He wants to live up to his own personal ideals. However, when I try to look for the Te, there is virtually none in him. Honestly, I see a stronger case for Ti in him than Te. But, he obviously can’t be both Fi and Ti. Maybe I’m wrong. Maybe his morality isn’t decided internally. It’s really difficult for me to decide one way or another. As I’m writing this, I’m thinking of certain instances and going, “Oh, you know, maybe he is Fe after all.” I can’t make a call either way with any real certainty, so for now, I won’t.

Now… is he Ne-Si or Se-Ni? This is an even bigger struggle for me to lock down than Fi-Te/Fe-Ti. Lucas has an appreciation of symbolism and he’s extremely insightful. He can see people for who they are and has inherent understandings about things. I don’t really see Ne in him but I do see Ni. I can see a case for inferior Se in him, but is he really Ni-dom? And, if he were Ni-dom, he would have to be an INFJ, and I’m not ready to label him Fe just yet. He’s definitely not an INTJ. If he uses Te at all (which is a big “if” for me), then it would be low in his stack. I can’t come up with a single function that he absolutely, undoubtedly uses.

Aria Montgomery: Beyond being an Fi-dom, what other functions does Aria really use? There really isn’t enough evidence to support Se, Ne, Si, or Ni. She’s defined by her relationship with Ezra, but her personality is pretty bland. She’s “artsy.” I’ve seen people use her interest in writing and photography as support for both Ne and Se, which is weak and stereotypical. She makes stupid short-sighted decisions sometimes, like having an affair with her teacher, but I don’t feel like that’s evidence of Se. I’m sure you can find Ne users who have, or would be willing to have a sexual relationship with a teacher. Doesn’t mean they’re not Ne. A repeated argument I see to “support” INFP is her love of old movies as though no Se in the world enjoys older films. All of the reasonings I’ve seen have been extremely superficial and weak. I believe this to be a result of people desperately trying to fit her somewhere, when, in reality, she is just a poorly written character. Spencer, Hanna, Emily, and Alison are all reasonably fleshed out characters. I’ve never seen Hanna typed anything other than ESFP. Spencer is mostly typed ENTJ, but I have seen the occasional ESTJ, but the general consensus does seem to be ENTJ. I’ve never seen Emily typed as anything but ISFJ. I’ve never seen Alison typed as anything other than ENFJ. This isn’t because everyone jumps on the same bandwagon. It’s because there’s evidence and consistency. Aria, on the other hand, is defined in terms of her relationships and what happens to her. Is there really more to her than that?

Dawson Leery: Sort of like a less tolerable late ’90s Lucas Scott. I see him typed as INFJ or INFP, just like Lucas. I can’t justify him being Ni-dom, though. I lean towards INFP for him because he has that strong moral code and a tendency to chastise anyone who violates it. He can be so judgmental with people when they make decisions he disagrees with. Dawson sees a lot of things as black and white. He can also be pretty selfish with his emotions. And I can see a stronger case for inferior Te than inferior Se. If someone were to ask me what type I think he is, I would probably instinctively say INFP, but if I were asked to explain why, in any kind of detail, I would probably be at a loss.

Sam and Dean Winchester: Ugh, Sam and Dean. I love them to death, but they give me such a headache when it comes to MBTI. I’ve mostly seen Sam typed INFJ, INTJ, and INTP. I definitely think that he’s a Fe-user, and I don’t think it’s inferior, so I’m more inclined to subscribe to the INFJ typing, but I’m still trying to gather enough evidence to actually do a post for him. A lot of people think he’s Fi because he carves out an individual identity from his family away from hunting, but I don’t think that argument is strong enough. Fe-users are capable of doing that. Leaving home and carving out a new life for himself could stem from Ni instead of Fi. Though, there are also times I think he might use Si instead of Ni. All of the “evidence” I’ve seen in the various typings for him that I’ve read seem flimsy and like they’re really just trying to make something fit him, so as of right now, I don’t really know anything for sure when it comes to Sam. My opinion varies episode to episode.

I see Dean mostly typed as ESTJ, ESTP, and the most ridiculous one in my opinion, ESFJ. I believe that he’s definitely Fi/Te, so I don’t think that he’s an ESTP and definitely not an ESFJ, but I’m not completely sold on him as a Te-dom, either. I’ve always been mostly torn between ESTJ and ESFP for him. I think a big problem with the Winchesters is that Supernatural has been on the air for so long that their personalities seem to go through a lot of changes over the years. Maybe it has to do with different writers coming on, I’m not really sure. They’ve also been through a lot and are far from healthy, which makes things pretty difficult as well.

Klaus Mikaelson: ENTJ or ESFP? Most days, I will declare Klaus an ESFP with absolute certainty, but every now and then I find myself watching an episode of The Originals (or an old episode of The Vampire Diaries) and second guess myself. My problem with him is that I see more of a case for dominant Se than dominant Te… but I notice more signs of inferior Fi in him than inferior Ni. I’m going to have to launch a massive character study to determine his type once and for all because he drives me crazy.

Ted Mosby: I sometimes see him typed as an INFJ, but the main argument in those typings seems to be his long-term goal of getting married, as though that can’t also be true of a Si-dom. Does his goal come from doing what is traditional and expected of him (Si) or because that is simply the vision he has for his life (Ni)? What is his motivation? There are sometimes cases to be made for inferior Se in him, though. I’m actually pretty evenly split on Ted. Let’s take the story that he’s telling his kids. Very detail-oriented. Very specific, vivid memories (which he sometimes tends to remember subjectively rather than objectively). However, he sees how all of these memories are connected to build a larger, overall picture and has a strong concept of symbolism. He’s future-focused and has a clear visual of the life he wants for himself, yet he is also hung up on the past and tends to hold onto old relationships instead of moving forward (Karen, Victoria, Robin). He even keeps all of the stuff he has received in his past relationships in his apartment because they remind him of specific experiences. He’s both a realist and an idealist. He’s grounded and his head is in the clouds. Past-focused and future-oriented. Out of every character I’ve had to decide between Si and Ni for, Ted probably gives me the most trouble.

I’m currently rewatching episodes of One Tree Hill and Pretty Little Liars in order to definitively type Lucas and Aria. After that, I’m going to try to tackle Elena and Klaus… and then the Winchesters. Ted will probably come sometime after that. Dawson is probably going to take a while, because while I loved Dawson’s Creek, I don’t know if rewatching the series is actually worth sitting through Dawson himself. I consider him to be one of the most insufferable television characters in history, so, while I find the show entertaining and I like the other characters, I always have a heavy feeling when I consider watching it again because he just annoys me to no end.

MBTI and Enneagram Correlation Survey

enfperks:

Alright so awhile back I was the author of this survey and frankly I’m bored now so time to try another one! Yay!

Please reblog this with your enneagram tritype and variant, your MBTI type, and a percentage indicating how sure you are of these types. For everyone who does this, I’ll check out your blog and maybe follow you!

An example would be: ISTJ 1w2 3w4 5w4 so/sx, 75% sure

When I get enough data (I’m looking for at least over a hundred, hoping for closer to 500 but idk) I’m going to post the results! Thanks so much for helping me out!

ENTP 7w6 4w3 8w9 Sx/So, 100% on MBTI, 75% on Enneagram

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.

Quotes:

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.