The Impact of Knowledge on oneself:
Ever since I came across this nifty little conceptual tool called the MBTI, I’ve had a bad case of ‘typomania’, also known as ‘Myers-Briggsitis’.It’ symptoms include obsessively and minutely observing the conversations, mannerisms and habits of the people around me, trying to ‘think'(Yes, being an INTP, and ‘thinking’ being my dominant cognitive function, I tend to do that a lot) what type they would fall into.
Over the next few months, I had joined groups on Facebook, Reddit, watched dozens of YouTube videos, read about half as many books and pored over twice as many info-graphics on the subject, but still was nowhere near to being cured of my condition. On the contrary, my desire to know more about this curious little aspect of human existence only seemed to grow stronger and stronger with each passing day.
While the MBTI has received its fair share of criticism for projecting an excessively positive outlook on all the types (everyone gets something) and doubts have been raised regarding it’s empirical validity, nevertheless I see it as a fairly good model for understanding human behavior.
Well, slightly better than the popular alternatives at least…
the fault in our stars?
This led me to ask myself the question ‘What about the personality types of some of the famous celebrities? , I searched the internet for answers but found it lacking. So I decided to compile my own list.
CELEBRITY PERSONALITY TYPES:
- Love playing the devil’s advocate
- Repress their Introverted Sensing function, meaning they “sweat the small stuff” sometimes with tragicomic results
Robert Downey Jr.:
From playing the role of Charlie Chaplin in “Chaplin” or the role of a black soldier in “Tropic Thunder” to playing as one of the best superheroes in history Robert Downey Jr. has proved beyond doubt that he is one of the versatile actors ever. He just didn’t limit his versatility just to acting but also in reality, he’s been a good philanthropist and on the other side a drug addict too. He never misses a chance to be funny. He’s a classic ENTP.
Quotes about RDJ:
[His wife:] “He’s this incredible amalgam of contradictory traits that is never boring. He’s completely eccentric … [and] has [a] kind of never-grow-up quality.”
- Thorough and responsible administrators
- Repress their Extroverted Intuition function, meaning they sometimes resist change.
The demanding perfectionist. Nothing can satisfy their picky minds which wants things to always be “just right”. Work is worship and all that. Sometimes narrow minded. One of the types most likely to be diagnosed with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
Quotes by Aamir:
- “The journey that I have undertaken, meeting people from all walks of life and learning from them, has been my biggest achievement”
- The epicurean adventurers, thrill seekers, frequently enjoy adventure sports.
- Repress their Introverted Intuition function, meaning they may overestimate the scope of their proposed solutions
Argued as one of the most beautiful woman on earth, Angelina jolie has never rejected a chance to thrill herself. Her roles have been so bold that she’s constantly been subjected to many controversies.
Quotes by Jolie :
- “I don’t believe in guilt, I believe in living on impulse.”
- “I never felt settled or calm. You can’t really commit to life when you feel that.”
- Determined visionaries, oriented towards action
- Repress their Extroverted Sensing function, which means they may lose touch with factual realities and fail to adapt their opinions accordingly.
Only really rarely in history, do you come across such determined personalities who also are very susceptible and adaptable to change. Though a professional body builder and a stunts-man, Arnold has never rejected a funny role (such as in ‘kindergarten cop’ and many more).
Quotes by Arnold Schwarzenegger:
- “Normal people can be happy with a regular life. I was different. I felt there was more to life than just plodding through an average existence.”
- “My relationship to power and authority is that I’m all for it. … Ninety-five percent of the people in the world need to be told what to do and how to behave.”