Summer Movie Personality Typing

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on June 22, 2008

If you're a true personality nerd (as I'm afraid I am) you find yourself trying to type people wherever you go--and that includes in the movie theater! Here are my thoughts on the type of some of our most famous summer movie heroes.

Indiana Jones, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull: ENTP. Quick-witted, clever, and relentlessly risk-taking, ENTPs are drawn to academic pursuits but often feel a need to indulge their lust for adventure. The dual personalities of the tweed-suited professor and the wisecracking tomb raider fit together perfectly when you realize that Indy is a enterprising, inventive ENTP.

Carrie Bradshaw, Sex and the City: ENFP. Charming, romantic, and restless, ENFPs seek a meaningful connection with others. They love to relate, appreciate the spiritual and heartfelt, and often long for a sense of romance that is only seen in movies. Because of the ENFP's deep romanticism, they can often seem fickle as they search for a relationship that feels as true and eloquent as they expect. Like Carrie's relationships with Mr. Big, Aidan, and a whole cast of others, an ENFP's romances often don't proceed in the usual fashion--but they are always exciting.

Miranda Hobbes, Sex and the City: INTJ. Organized, self-reliant, and determined, INTJs often claim they don't need anyone else. Content to exist much of the time in the world of logical, predictable work, INTJs sometimes have trouble opening up to the erraticism of romantic relationships--especially when their objective analysis of their partners is not appreciated. When won over, however, INTJs are often fiercely loyal partners, willing to defend their loved ones until the end.

Samantha Jones, Sex and the City: ESFP. Girls just want to have fun, at least when they're ESFPs. Spontaneous, lively, and charismatic, ESFPs move quickly from one entertainment to the next. Commitment just doesn't seem important to many ESFPs, who'd rather be open to the next fun thing to come along, whether it's a man, a bag, or a fabulous new nightclub.

Charlotte York Goldenblatt, Sex and the City: ESFJ. Traditional, caring, and attentive to detail, ESFJs are the cornerstones of family life. They enjoy the tasks of taking care of a family and believe that happiness comes with the customary milestones of adult life: marriage, children, and home. ESFJs often feel strongly tied to a religious beliefs and enjoy keeping up the traditions of their family heritage, whether by wearing a tartan plaid to a Scottish gathering or cooking a Chanukah meal.


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About the Clinical Reviewer

Steven Melendy, PsyD., is a Clinical Psychologist who received his doctorate from The Wright Institute in Berkeley, California. He specializes in using evidence-based approaches in his work with individuals and groups. Steve has worked with diverse populations and in variety of a settings, from community clinics to SF General Hospital. He believes strongly in the importance of self-care, good friendships, and humor whenever possible.

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