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.

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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.

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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.