October 12, 2014 by Bernadette ~ The Bumbling Bookworm
There’s a thing going around the interwebs at the moment about finding out what literary and other characters have similar personalities to you, using the Meyer-Briggs Personality Test. I first saw it on The Notebook Sisters and I knew I HAD to find out who I’m similar to! How cool does that sound!
So it turns out I’m an ISFJ. You may have just had the same response as me: What the hell is that?! Well, ISFJ stands for Introverted, Sensing, Feeling and Judging.
TV Tropes provided this definition for an ISFJ personality:
ISFJ – The Protector
ISFJs are loyal, orderly and sensitive. They can be very shy around people they don’t know, but are the sort of person who will always remember your birthday, and are never accidentally offensive.
I actually think that’s pretty spot on for me! Also, did you know that Queen Elizabeth II is an ISFJ as well?! Nor did I until about 5 seconds ago…
The list of ISFJs can be found here, but I thought I’d share some of my favourites!
Bernadette Rostenkowski-Wolowitz from The Big Bang Theory
This one surprised me a bit, I’d have thought that Amy would’ve been more an ISFJ than Bernadette. Although, it’s pretty cool to be matched up to a character that shares my name!
Prue Halliwell from Charmed
Prue epitomises the Protector role and she was a pretty kick-arse character! I identify more so with Piper’s personality traits, but I’d rather be similar to Prue.
Commissioner Jim Gordon from The Dark Knight Saga
I adore Jim Gordon, he’s a quiet achiever and steadfast in his beliefs. I’ll happily share a personality type with him!
Marlin from Finding Nemo
As scared as he may be for most of the film, Marlin is DEFINITELY a protector when it comes to Nemo and Dory. I think this one’s fairly accurate 🙂
Emma from Glee
Yeah, I don’t see this AT ALL. I’m nowhere near as neurotic as Emma! She may be more extreme on ISFJ scale than I am…
Neville Longbottom from Harry Potter
This sounds about right!
Dr. James Wilson from House
Ah, Wilson. Always putting up with House’s antics, being the voice of reason… But he’s very protective of his friend, and can see some of the similarities between us.
Ted Mosby from How I Met Your Mother
I really wish I was more like Lily, but deep down inside I KNOW I’m a Mosby.
As much as I like to think I’m like Jo, I suspect I’ve got way more of Meg inside me. She shy and struggles to talk to people she’s not familiar with, and she’s not especially outgoing. That’s me alright!
Setsuna Meioh/Sailor Pluto from Sailor Moon
I’m just glad I didn’t get Sailor Moon, that girl is straight-up CRAY-CRAY. I can’t really remember Sailor Pluto, although I often think people don’t remember me, so… Probably accurate!
Ted Buckland from Scrubs
This is like Emma from Glee, I’m nowhere near that pathetic! Another more extreme example methinks, and a low blow 🙂
If I had to pick a character I identified most with in S&S, it’s definitely Elinor. She’s introverted, caring, puts family first and has difficulty sharing her feelings. I could be writing about myself here!
Marge Simpson from The Simpsons
Poor Marge, here’s hoping I don’t end up with a husband like Homer!