Robin Scherbatsky (How I Met Your Mother): ISTP

Dominant Introverted Thinking [Ti]: Ted’s greatest frustration with Robin is how closed off she is emotionally. She’s a rational person and dislikes when her relationships get too serious. Robin is extremely skeptical and can come up with a logical explanation for everything. She utilizes her Ti in her sense of humor, which is sarcastic and tends to point out other people’s errors in logic and inconsistency. Robin is brutally honest and can deliver harsh truths, though she usually does so in humorous ways.

Auxiliary Extroverted Sensing [Se]: Robin is a doer. She gets a thrill out of engaging with the physical world. She loves guns, sports, and traveling. Robin has mastered the art of living in the moment. She doesn’t get hung up on the past, or get worked up thinking about the future. Robin is good at seizing opportunities as they present themselves. The idea of new experiences excites her and she doesn’t hesitate to dive into the unknown.

Tertiary Introverted Intuition [Ni]: Robin has a clear picture of what she wants her life to be. She wants to be a reporter and visit new places. Children are not part of her plan. Sometimes, she gets hunches about what’s really going on in a situation and these hunches often prove to be valid. Robin will put up with undesirable circumstances (like anchoring the news at 4 in the morning), because she knows it’s a step towards advancing her career and opening herself up to new opportunities.

Inferior Extroverted Feeling [Fe]: “I really don’t like feelings.” This quote just about sums Robin up. Sometimes, when people are kind and considerate to her, she assumes the worst, like when Barney became more sweet and thoughtful with her, and she instantly came to the conclusion that he must be cheating on her. She doesn’t typically act on her feelings and is good at counseling her friends when they’re about to make foolish decisions based solely on their emotions. Robin’s hard exterior makes it difficult for her to let people in. Because Robin refuses to be emotional, when she finally does acknowledge her feelings, she has been known to do so in the form of a major meltdown.

Enneagram: 7w8 Sp/Sx


Robin: The future is scary, but you can’t just run back to the past because it’s familiar. Yes, it’s tempting, but it’s a mistake.

Robin Scherbatsky: Okay but, if relationships are like a freeway, then saying “mm hmm hmm” is like, getting into the carpool lane. And, I don’t want to take an exit but at the same time I’m not ready to get into the carpool lane. Because what’s in the carpool lane? Oh, it’s a big diamond!

Robin Scherbatsky: I can’t believe I’m talking to a therapist. Well, ususally I’m not the touchy-feely, talk-about-your-emotions type. But with this… I just had to be a big enough person to admit that I need help. Huh. I guess this is what growing up feels like.
Kevin: This is *court*-mandated therapy. You assaulted a woman.

Robin Scherbatsky: There are plenty of legitimate reasons to get in a fight. It might not be pretty, but in certain situations you gotta do what you gotta do.
Ted Mosby: Right, I forgot, she thinks fighting is sexy.

Robin Scherbatsky: So kids, I settled in for Christmas alone. I appreciated that Ted wanted to cheer me up, but honestly, it wasn’t necessary. So I can’t have kids. Big deal, this way, there’s no one to hold me back in life, no one to keep me from traveling when I wanna travel, no one getting in the way of my career. If you wanna know the truth of it, I’m glad you guys aren’t real. Real glad.

Robin Scherbatsky: A marriage has to be built on honesty and trust and all of that Lily-and-Marshall crap.

Robin Scherbatsky: Dear Marshall: I do not like that stupid hat. I want to beat it with a bat. Or maybe stab it with a fork. It makes you look like such a dork.

Robin Scherbatsky: Dear Ted: It’s “encyclopedia”, not “encyclopaedia”. You always pronounce things in the most pretentious way possible, and it makes you sound douchy, and not “douchay”.

Robin Scherbatsky: What would be the point in telling you that I want to live in Argentina? You don’t want to live there.
Ted Mosby: I could want to live in Argentina.
Robin Scherbatsky: No, you couldn’t. I mean, you life is here and your career. I’m a journalist, my career could take me anywhere, and I hope it does.

Robin Scherbatsky: Hey look, as the only one here packin a vag I got a natural instinct for nurturing and crap like that plus I could teach him how to bow hunt!

Robin Scherbatsky:Sometimes in life you have to be assertive and stand up for yourself.

Robin Scherbatsky: [What she would tell Marvin if Marshall and Lily died] Alright, kid. Here’s the deal with the deal: Your Mom and Dad are done, ski bellyflopped off a subway platform. Mom; busted open like a Piñata. What was left of your Dad hung around for a few days. Anyway, plugs pulled, organs donated, long story short, I’m your new mummy now.

Maggie Greene (The Walking Dead): ENFJ

Dominant Extroverted Feeling [Fe]: Maggie is all about group mentality. She makes decisions based on what she believes is best for everyone. She works well with others and her aptitude for leadership is only matched by her capacity for compassion. While she has certainly evolved from the bubbly girl we meet in the beginning of the second season, no matter what tragedy she endures, she manages to remain warm and caring. Though there are periods where she behaves colder and a bit more hardened, she does not allow herself to be permanently consumed by her negative experiences. Maggie has extraordinary control over her emotions and keeps them in check better than most. Maggie is very helpful and is a natural leader. She is unafraid to lean on other people and reaches out for support just as often as she gives it to others. Maggie can be quite diplomatic and knows how to negotiate. She’s also very good at adapting her manner of speech depending on who she’s speaking with, as she has good intuition about people and what they respond to (Fe-Ni).

Auxiliary Introverted Intuition [Ni]: She never loses sight of the big picture. When Maggie has a goal, she doesn’t mind taking the time to do the work to reach it. She has a clear picture of the future, more specifically, what the future could be. She’s full of optimism and hope because she knows that they can build a better life for themselves. She believes that things can be good again someday, and has the drive to make that a reality.

Tertiary Extroverted Sensing [Se]: Maggie is adaptable and can be pretty swift on her feet when she needs to. She is a skilled fighter, and once she’s introduced to Rick, Glenn, and the rest of their group, makes the transition from being the innocent farm girl to a bad ass warrior quickly and easily. Initially, the idea of adapting to this new world is difficult for her to accept, but her Se allows her to adjust to life off the farm. She is quick to involve herself in potentially dangerous situations and doesn’t hesitate in her actions.

Inferior Introverted Thinking [Ti]: When Maggie undergoes stress (or dealing with emotional trauma), she can become distant, withdrawn, and resentful of others. She can appear somewhat cold and make very blunt observations about others that can be somewhat hurtful. For the most part, though, Maggie’s Ti seems to be pretty well developed for an inferior function. She is logical and does a good job of considering both the rational and the emotional aspects of something in her decisions.

Note: This typing is based on Maggie from the TV series.


Maggie Greene: Mom would be ashamed to learn she raised such a coward. What about dad, Beth?

Maggie Greene:I’ve already lost three of the people that I care about most in this world.
Glenn Rhee: Maggie…
Maggie Greene: Shut up. You’re smart. You’re brave. You’re a leader. But you don’t know it. And your friends don’t want to know it. They’d rather have you fetching peaches. There’s a dead guy in the well? Send Glenn down. You’re Walker-bait. I can’t take you becoming one of them.

Maggie Greene: Women used to just die in childbirth. And they always thought the world was gonna end. Living through it, why would you just give up?
Paula: But are you going to live through it? Anyway, that’s cute. Babies are the point. Children are our future. Making bite-sized snacks for the dead. The point is to stay standing.
Maggie Greene: No. Walkers do that. I’m choosing something.

Maggie Greene: ‘Cause I was waiting for you. I’m not giving up. But I need your help. ‘Cause I can’t do it by myself. And even if I catch up to Bob, we can’t do it alone. I thought that I couldn’t ask you to risk your life. But I can. ‘Cause I know what you’d be risking it for. And it isn’t just Glenn. I get that you’re afraid.

Maggie Greene: Dad… you don’t have to fight anymore. If you’re worried about me and Beth, don’t. Don’t worry about us. We’ll take care of each other. We’ll look out. Me, Beth, and Glenn we’ll look out. Go ahead, Dad. It’s okay. Be peaceful. You don’t have to fight. If it’s time to go, it’s okay. Daddy, I just want to thank you. For everything, thank you.

Maggie Greene: I never see you. Everybody’s been working for weeks to get this place back together and you just disappear. Do you sit in your room all day?
Enid: No.
Maggie Greene: Then where’d you go?
Enid: Nowhere.
Maggie Greene: You helped Glenn get home. You helped me when I was up in that guard post.
Enid: Yeah.
Maggie Greene: So maybe there are better places for you to go than just nowhere. I’m around. Come talk to me.

Maggie Greene: I have to keep going. And I don’t want anything getting in my way.

Deanna Monroe: I put another one of your people in a position of power, you vouch for them. It’s becoming a pattern.
Maggie Greene: We know what we’re doing. It’s why you wanted us here. It’s why Aaron and Daryl are out there looking for more people. You wanted a future. You need us for that.
Deanna Monroe: That’s right.

Maggie Greene: We need someone on the perimeter keeping watch. That could be me. That would be safe. Safer.

Maggie Greene: Glenn told me I could tell everyone if that’s what I wanted to do. Could get Nicholas exiled. He’d die out there. Could have done that. You could do that now.
Tara Chambler: He got Noah killed and he tried to kill Glenn?
Maggie Greene: Glenn saves people. Even people like that. I couldn’t accept it either. But then I thought about you. How we were on different sides of the fence on the worst day of my life. And now you’re one of the most important people in the world to me. Things can get better. We can make them better. You tell me what you want to do.
Tara Chambler: I’m just gonna follow your lead, okay?

Maggie Greene: I didn’t want to, but we could have. We can have lives here.
Glenn Rhee: How can you say that after today? After Lori?
Maggie Greene: Because I don’t want to be afraid of being alive.
Glenn Rhee: Being afraid is what’s kept us alive.
Maggie: No, it’s how we kept breathing.

Maggie Greene: They need our help.
Carol Peletier: You are staying here.

Maggie Greene: Half.
Gregory: Excuse me?
Maggie Greene: Half of what you have. I saw what happened out there. Negan’s expecting more supplies from this place. And more and more. And if it keeps going like that, pretty soon you won’t have anything left. What happens then? Without ammo, without fighters… you’d be a dead man. So half of everything you have right now or the deal’s off. You see? I have leverage.
Gregory: Congratulations. You have yourself a deal.

Cisco Ramon (The Flash): ENTP

Dominant Extroverted Intuition [Ne]: Cisco loves to entertain possibilities. His mind is constantly making connections, which is frequently noticeable in his sense of humor. Cisco regularly references movies, television, comics, etc. He enjoys thinking up different names for each meta human, as though he’s writing his own comic book. Cisco is endlessly fascinated by metas. He uses his imagination and is open to any and all ideas, no matter how likely or unlikely. Cisco gets very excited when presented with new meta humans, new technology, and new situations. Many of his ideas, as well as the connections he often makes, are influenced by his exterior world, such as things he sees in movies. He gets great joy out of inventing (Ne-Ti) new devices for his vigilante friends, as he did for Barry, Laurel, and Kara. He is highly creative and it is this creativity that gets the team out of the many corners they are backed into. Cisco doesn’t get anxious about the unknown, he revels in it. He loves a challenge and gets a thrill out of attempting the “impossible.” While Cisco’s wild ideas usually save them, it can also sometimes cause their problems. How do we stop Savitar from being two steps ahead, when Savitar is Barry? We stop Barry’s brain from making new memories! That way, Savitar won’t know what they’re going to do before they know themselves. So, how do we do that? Let’s just tinker with Barry’s neurology and- Oh, we’ve erased his entire memory? Whoops.

Auxiliary Introverted Thinking [Ti]: Thanks to his curious mind, Cisco absolutely loves to think, whether it’s crazy scenarios or names for the various meta-humans Team Flash encounters. He takes theories and principles that he sees on television or reads in comics and attempts to apply them to real-world situations, often with no way of knowing whether they’ll actually work. Cisco loves theory. He doesn’t know whether it will work, but hey, let’s give it a shot! He has a highly scientific mind and uses it to fuel his dominant Ne. While he gets a thrill out of speculating and theorizing, he is also very logical, and it is this logic that allows him to fine-tune his grand ideas.

Tertiary Extroverted Feeling [Fe]: Cisco cares deeply about people. When he creates technology for his friends to use, he usually does so because he’s trying to be helpful (though, his Ne and Ti get a kick out of doing it). He gave Kara a device that would allow her to travel between their worlds, so that she could easily get their help when she needs it. Cisco doesn’t mind breaking rules or laws in the name of science or vigilantism. Cisco is much more upfront with his feelings than many other ENTPs. It’s never too difficult to figure out what Cisco is feeling, as he is typically quite upfront with his emotions. He can easily express happiness, anger, sadness, and anger, and doesn’t usually attempt to hide his feelings from others.

Inferior Introverted Sensing [Si]: He gets very animated about the connections he makes to things he has seen or read in the past (Ne-Si). He has a large internal storage system for all of the concepts and theories he’s read about or seen and can easily relate them to situations that are currently happening. He uses this stored knowledge and can quickly see how it can be applied to whatever problem they happen to be facing at the time. Because his mind moves at such a frenetic pace, Cisco can often get distracted and lose focus on the task at hand.

Enneagram: 7w6 Sx/So


Cisco Ramon:I either came up with the best idea ever or the worst idea ever. Either way-
Barry Allen: It’s an idea.
Cisco Ramon: It’s an idea!

Caitlin Snow: That light was perfect bait. What made you think of that?
Cisco Ramon: I don’t know. I think I saw it in a comic book somewhere.

Barry Allen: We’re gonna need something else, too.
Cisco Ramon: Really? And what’s that? ‘Cause I don’t know about you guys, but I’m not at all interested in helping you get yourself killed.
Barry Allen: I need you to build a time machine.
Cisco Ramon: Go on.

Lyla Michaels: You made a Flash lure?
Cisco Ramon: It’s the best I could come up with given the time frame. It’s rigged to mimic and enhance the electric field Barry’s body generates. King Shark takes one whiff of that, cue the “Jaws” soundtrack.

Cisco Ramon: Forget multiple personalities. You guys have seen The Exorcist, right?
Joe West: You and your movies.

Cisco Ramon: When the dark matter hit Grodd, all the drugs and serums that Eiling injected him with could’ve activated. Maybe the Accelerator explosion created a meta-gorilla. I think we know what happens when a super-intelligent ape who’s pissed off at humans escapes captivity.
Caitlin Snow: Cisco’s right about the first part.

Cisco Ramon: If I hadn’t seen Jurassic Park, I wouldn’t be nearly as frightened right now.

Cisco Ramon: What was his lair like? Did he eat the banana? Does he like King Kong? He’s more of a Planet of the Apes kind of ape?
Joe West: Uh, terrifying, no, and I didn’t ask.

Joe West: What are you looking for, Cisco?
Cisco Ramon: You ever seen “Twin Peaks”? Of course not. Why do I ask? This is an old black masking trick they used for the Man from Another Place, where they record his audio backwards and then play it forwards.

Cisco Ramon: So, you can sink up all social media postings on meta-human activity, somebody sees something cray in Central City, I get an alert about it.
Barry Allen: Yo, man, you have too much time on your hands.
Cisco Ramon: Oh, I thought you were gonna say it was cool.

Barry Allen: Wait, so, if that app gives you eyes and ears all over the city, then why don’t you use it to find the next Ms. Right?
Cisco Ramon: Did I just make the meta-human Tinder?
Barry Allen: Mm-hmm.
Cisco Ramon: Nope, not starting that fetish.

Joe West: I ran background checks on everyone involved in this Tar Pit mess, came up empty. I mean, they all have records, but they’re sealed, so can’t read ’em.
Cisco Ramon: Well, that’s ’cause you’re bound by ethics, Detective West.
Joe West: How many felonies are we committing breaking into sealed court records?
Cisco Ramon: Eh, three or four. Nope, five.

Caitlin Snow: Barry has super powers. Oliver has a bow and arrow.
John Diggle: Do you have any idea how many people Oliver has killed with that bow and arrow?
Cisco Ramon: Recurve bow arrows can travel up to 300 feet per second, so, like, 200 miles an hour. Barry can run three times that fast.

Dr. Harrison Wells: Anger. Hate. Aggression.
Cisco Ramon: A Jedi craves not these things.
Cisco Ramon: No one is feeling that quote?

Dr. Harrison Wells: What exactly are we debating?
Cisco Ramon: The average number of bugs Barry swallows in a day of running.
Dr. Harrison Wells: I look forward to seeing you accept your Nobel.

Cisco Ramon: Oh, man. I love this shirt. I thought the dryer ate it.
Barry Allen: Focus, Cisco.

Luna Lovegood (Harry Potter Series): INTP

Dominant Introverted Thinking [Ti]: Luna has a very personal thought and belief system. She doesn’t care if what she thinks isn’t the norm. It doesn’t bother her if people think she’s peculiar. Luna can tend to make other people feel awkward, because she will vocalize uncomfortable truths that most people prefer to not mention. Her eccentricity and nonconformity can sometimes make it difficult for other people to relate to her.

Auxiliary Extroverted Intuition [Ne]: Her Ne works very closely with her Ti, allowing her to easily pick up on things. She’s extraordinarily open-minded. She makes connections and is very insightful. Luna is uncommonly perceptive, and picks up on more than people would probably like her to. Highly intelligent, Luna has a seemingly endless supply of curiosity and frequently questions… well, everything (Ti-Ne). She has an impressive amount of insight and has a gift for objectivity, when it comes to both situations and people (Ne-Fe). Her imagination works with her rationality to let her see all of the possibilities, which allows her to make eerily correct assessments and aids her in solving problem by thinking outside of the box.

Tertiary Introverted Sensing [Si]: Luna has a very personalized belief system (Ti-Si) that doesn’t usually jive with the beliefs of her peers. She appears to believe most things that she reads in The Quibbler as truth, probably because her father writes it and she trusts him, so she is willing to accept even his most outlandish claims as factual.

Inferior Extroverted Feeling [Fe]: This function often serves Luna’s extroverted intuition. She does not require external validation and is very content with who she is. Luna doesn’t often share her feelings or emotions with others, though she does make it clear that she cares very deeply for her friends. It takes her a while to believe that others care for her as much as she cares about them. When she wants her feelings to be known, she usually makes a casual remark that expresses her emotions, or does something that gets her feelings across, typically in an unconventional sort of way (painting the faces of her friends on her ceiling). She doesn’t get hung up on the way people tease her and remains unfazed by ridicule.

Note: This typing applies to both the book and movie versions of Luna.

Enneagram: I see both 5 and 9 in her. Her tritype is probably 594 or 954. Likely Sp/Sx. If anybody has some insight they’d like to share on this, please feel free, because I can’t seem to make a decision one way or another.


Ravenclaw Eagle Knocker: Which came first, the phoenix or the flame?”
Luna: Hmm… What do you think, Harry?
Harry: What? Isn’t there just a password?
Luna: Oh no, you’ve got to answer a question.
Harry: What if you get it wrong?
Luna: Well, you have to wait for somebody who gets it right. That way you learn, you see?
Harry: Yeah… Trouble is, we can’t really afford to wait for anyone else, Luna.
Luna: No, I see what you mean. Well then, I think the answer is that a circle has no beginning.
Ravenclaw Eagle Knocker: Well reasoned.

Luna: I enjoyed the meetings, too. It was like having friends.

Luna: Come, daddy, Harry doesn’t want to talk to us right now. He’s just too polite to say it.

Luna: You can laugh! But people used to believe there were no such things as the Blibbering Humdinger or the Crumple-Horned Snorkack!

Caroline Forbes (The Vampire Diaries): ESFJ

Dominant Extroverted Feeling [Fe]: Is there a character who uses Fe more than Caroline Forbes? While she might be able to slip into a very confident public persona, Caroline is extremely insecure, neurotic, and vulnerable. She longs to be loved and admired by others. Caroline craves validation. She is very expressive with her feelings and can easily tell what other people are feeling. After becoming a vampire, she becomes much more comfortable with herself, and her formerly unhealthy Fe seems to mature and evolve. She is fierce, loving, protective, and kind. She cares very much about other people and hates seeing anybody hurt. She comforts people when they’re down and can easily talk about her feelings, as well as the feelings of others. Caroline cares deeply about her image and loves being in charge. Miss Mystic Falls, cheerleading, organizing dances and parties, you name it, Caroline has a hand in it. Most of the things she participates in serves to elevate her social status. Because she is so motivated by what others think of her, she tends to be an overachiever. Caroline is a complete control freak and needs everything to be just so. She is warm and sensitive and, when threatened or attacked, has no trouble using her Fe to take someone down. Caroline knows how to take charge and get things done. She has a knack for leadership and can sometimes be a bit bossy and overbearing. She inserts herself in other people’s problems and is a known meddler. Being extremely opinionated, Caroline is very quick to tell others when she feels they’re in the wrong. She can also be rather judgmental at times and inflexible in her ideals. Caroline adjusts remarkably well to being a vampire and, because of her capacity for empathy and goodness, is able to control her urges. She enjoys harmony, teamwork, and likes when everyone is happy and getting along.

Auxiliary Introverted Sensing [Si]: Caroline has a very difficult time letting go of the past. She learns through experience and trusts those prior experiences to judge new situations. She can be quite rigid, unforgiving, and stubborn when something threatens her Si impressions. She has a strong sense about the way things should be. She is also very passionate about all of the Mystic Falls traditions. Caroline is extremely detail-oriented and has a talent for organizing. Her Si supports her Fe in her planning of various town social events. Caroline likes things the way they are and uses her Fe to keep them that way.

Tertiary Extroverted Intuition [Ne]: As Caroline’s Ne develops, she becomes more open-minded. She learns to become more adaptable and to get less worked up about things that threaten her Si. When Caroline entertains ideas and possibilities, it is usually to achieve a specific goal or to solve a problem, rather than just for the sake of speculation itself.

Inferior Introverted Thinking [Ti]: It’s not easy for Caroline to put her feelings aside and make a logical choice. She gets so caught up in her emotions that her judgment can often get clouded. When she wants to, she can tap into her Ti to make assessments about people and situations. Because she is so focused on the emotions of other people, her inferior Ti sometimes causes her to project her own feelings onto others and leads her to incorrect conclusions.

Enneagram: 3w2 So/Sx


Caroline: I’m shallow. I’m worse than shallow. I’m a kiddie pool.

Caroline: Do you ever feel like there’s not a person in the world who loves you?

Caroline: If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself.

Caroline:I’m a terrible, awful person, but I’m working on it.

Caroline: So you’re saying that, now, I’m basically an insecure, neurotic, control freak on crack.

Tyler: Why are you helping me?
Caroline: What do you mean?
Tyler: Why do you care? We’ve never been friends before.
Caroline: That’s not true. I’ve known you for my entire life, Tyler.
Tyler: We’ve never been close. Not like this.
Caroline: I don’t know. You just seem like you kinda need it. I was alone when I turned. I had no control over my body or my urges. And I killed somebody. I don’t want that to happen to you. I don’t want you to be alone.

Caroline: I don’t hurt anyone, I swear. Dad, I swear. I can handle the urges. I can!

Caroline: I just want this school year to be great, you know? I just want everyone to be happy. Even in the midst of all the crazy unhappy bits.

Caroline: How did he plan a better party than me so fast? What? Is that a band outside?

Caroline: I get it. Your father didn’t love you, so you assume that no one else will either. And that’s why you compel people or you sire them or you try to buy them off. But that’s not how it works. You don’t connect with people, because you don’t even try to understand them.

Caroline: I’m sorry, but Stefan is your epic love and I’m not going down without a fight.

Caroline: Look. I’m your best friend. I would never pick sides. But, are you sure that this is what you want? Because Stefan is your soul mate! Sorry, picking sides.

Elena: Well, what was I supposed to do? Lie to him?
Caroline: No. But you weren’t supposed to let Damon weasel his way into your confused newbie vampire heart.

Caroline: Fine, friend-tervention. I think your so-called “feelings” for Damon are really starting to cloud your judgment and I don’t like it. And the thought of you two together really makes me want to barf.

Caroline: It’s just, as her best friend it’s my duty to warn her when she’s making a giant mistake, right?

Caroline: You help your friend, that’s what you do.

James ‘Sawyer’ Ford (Lost): ESTP

Dominant Extroverted Sensing [Se]: As a conman, Sawyer is in touch with his exterior world. Money is no good on the island, so what does Sawyer do? He hoards as many goods as he possibly can and uses this advantage to barter with and gain leverage over the other castaways. Sawyer acts first and thinks later. When he’s taken by the others and put to work with Kate, he’s aware that putting a single toe out of line is cause for punishment. So what does he do? He stops working, right in front of them, walks over to her, and kisses her. When the helicopter taking them to the freighter runs out of fuel, Sawyer jumps out and swims back to shore, giving up his chance of getting back home and his shot with Kate. Sawyer knows how to play multiple sides and can see situations for what they are. Polar bear in the middle of the jungle? No worries, Sawyer lifted a gun off a U.S. Marshal and shot it. He’s highly adaptable and resourceful.

Auxiliary Introverted Thinking [Ti]: Sawyer is very logical and, through his constant awareness of the external world (Se), he is able to come to conclusions, often before other people do. The helicopter was low on fuel. Frank advised everyone to throw anything out that wasn’t bolted down. Sawyer knew that wouldn’t be enough, and jumps out in order to keep the helicopter in the air. He speaks truths that other people are sometimes not comfortable hearing and is quick to point out logical inconsistencies. He enjoys reading and knowledge for the sake of knowledge. He doesn’t usually endeavor to use it for anything. Sawyer is the only person to immediately realize that Locke isn’t Locke (Ti-Ni). He is able to put his feelings aside in order to find solutions to problems. When he was taken by the Others, he figures out the machine in his cage and earns himself a fish biscuit (though, this is slightly less impressive when we find out that it “only took the bears two hours.”

Tertiary Extroverted Feeling [Fe]: Having Fe in this position aids Sawyer in his cons. He enjoys messing with people and getting inside their heads. He uses their emotions to manipulate them and knows exactly the right buttons to push. He is excellent at getting people to play right into his hands. At the start of the show, Sawyer actively tries to be hated by everyone and keeps his distance. Though he mostly uses his Fe for nefarious purposes (especially in the beginning of the series), there are times where he can be very caring and selfless. After working long and hard to get his fish biscuit, he then gives it to Kate. When the entire camp can see that the Marshal isn’t getting any better and his suffering is only being prolonged, Sawyer is the only one who steps up and attempts to put him out of his misery. When Sawyer cares about someone, he is fiercely protective of them, particularly with Kate, Hurley, and Claire.

Inferior Introverted Intuition: Sawyer gets hunches about what’s really going on in certain situations, and is often correct. The combination of each of his functions make him very successful at conning others. While Sawyer is mostly preoccupied with the present and survival, he utilizes his inferior function quite often in his plans and schemes. He has an understanding of how situations will play out and how each of his actions have a domino effect. He knows how to harness this into coming up with brilliant plans to get himself money off the island, and power on the island.

Note: I frequently go back and forth between ESTP and ISTP for Sawyer. However, I’m sticking with ESTP for now.

Enneagram: 8w7 Sx/Sp


Kate: What the hell were you thinking
Sawyer: I couldn’t help myself – you just looked so damn cute swinging that pickax. Chain gang looks good on you, Freckles.

Charlie: Sawyer, this idea, all of this, what we did, what made… How does someone think of something like that?

Sawyer: I’m not a good person, Charlie. Never did a good thing in my life.

Sawyer: You’re just not looking at the big picture, Doc. You’re still back in civilization.
Jack: Yeah? And where are you?
Sawyer: Me? I’m in the wild.

Sawyer: It’s Lord of the Flies time now.

Sawyer: I saw a guy lying there with an ankle holster, so I took the gun. Thought it might come in handy. Guess what? I just shot a bear!

Kate: What are you doing?
Sawyer: Same thing I’ve always done, Kate… surviving.

Sawyer: I heard once Winston Churchhill read a book every night, during the Blitz, said it made him think better. It’s how I like to run things. I think. I’m sure that doesn’t mean that much to you… cause back when you were calling the shots you pretty much just reacted. See, you didn’t think, Jack… and as I recall, a lot of people ended up dead.

Sawyer: Who are you? Cause you sure as hell ain’t John Locke.
Man in Black: What makes you say that?
Sawyer: Because Locke was scared, even when he was pretending he wasn’t. But you, you ain’t scared.

Buffy Summers (Buffy the Vampire Slayer): ESFP

Dominant Extroverted Sensing [Se]: Buffy lives in the physical world. She lives in the moment and enjoys material possessions. Her primary interests, particularly prior to becoming the slayer, include shopping, cheerleading, and dating. She also enjoys going on patrol and gets a thrill out of a good tussle. Buffy understands the value of being able to think on her feet, adapt, and improvise in the moment. She is very resourceful, and, in fighting, knows how to use her environment to her advantage. She doesn’t particularly enjoy planning ahead, but throughout the course of the show, she develops her Te and actually becomes pretty good at it. Buffy dislikes details and much prefers just diving in and doing something.

Auxiliary Introverted Feeling [Fi]: Known for being highly individualistic, and, oftentimes, rebellious, Buffy accepts her destiny as the slayer, but she does things her way. She’s frequently reminded that slayers work alone, but Buffy goes against the grain and works with a team. She doesn’t compromise on the things she feels strongly about. She typically keeps her feelings in, sometimes using humor to mask what’s really going on. Buffy always does what needs to be done, no matter what the cost, such as when she killed the love of her life in order to save the world. She feels very deeply, but when something major happens in her life, her first instinct is usually to get away from other people and process things alone, like when she moved to Los Angeles and changed her name after killing Angel. When she’s in despair over her resurrection, instead of talking about her feelings with her friends, she begins an unhealthy, tempestuous relationship with Spike.

Tertiary Extroverted Thinking [Te]: Buffy is usually blunt and to the point. She just wants the facts. She doesn’t really get a kick out of organizing and planning, but she can when she needs to. When Buffy cracks a book, it isn’t for pleasure. More often than not, if Buffy’s nose is in a book, it’s to research a particular demon or supernatural threat so she can gain an understanding of how to defeat it. She doesn’t learn for the sake of knowledge, but for practical application.

Inferior Introverted Intuition [Ni]: Sometimes, Buffy gets keen insight into a person or a situation, whether it be a bad feeling about something, or a sharp analysis of a person’s feelings (Fi-Ni) or motives. She doesn’t get much enjoyment out of thinking about the future, and, at times, gets stressed about thinking in the long term. Towards the end of the series, Buffy’s Ni is utilized much more and she is able to think about changing the world for the better. Why should there be only one slayer? Wouldn’t it be more productive if every potential slayer was activated? Can you imagine how much more slaying would get done? Why should the weight of the world be on just one girl’s shoulders?


Buffy: Oh, please! Look at his jacket. He’s got the sleeves rolled up. And the shirt – Deal with that outfit for a moment.

Giles: It’s dated?
Buffy: It’s carbon-dated. Trust me, only someone living underground for ten years would think that was still the look.

Buffy: Well, my philosophy – Do you wanna hear my philosophy?
Willow: Yeah, I do.
Buffy: Life is short.
Willow: “Life is short.”
Buffy: Not original, I’ll grant you. But it’s true. You know? Why waste time being all shy and worrying about some guy and if he’s gonna laugh at you. Seize the moment. ‘Cause tomorrow you might be dead.

Buffy: A good fighter needs to know how to improvise, to go with the flow.