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Sherlock Holmes & Watson

Pizzabeak

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#1
Holmes - ENTP
Watson - INTP
 
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Id say Mycroft is the INTP.
Watson is - I dunno.
Moriarty an xNTJ
I agree on Sherlock as an ENTP
 

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Sherlock Holmes in the book was aberrant. Simultaneously dominant in Ti and Ni while having healthy doses of Se, Ne, Te, and Si. You could say the same of the TV one too.
 
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Which version are we talking about? It's important.
This is true

Unless we're talking about Elementary. That show sucks.
 

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There are several portrayals of Sherlock, it is important to know which one we're talking about...

He's an introvert for sure in the BBC series. Maybe E because he needs/wants affirmation of his genius? But he doesn't want attention from everyone or anyone...

I always thought Mycroft was an INTJ and Sherlock was INTP. Watson is some kind of guardian personality.
 

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I refer to the literature version, not really any of the screen versions, although people may be free to speculate on the types of those. And actually, INTJ is another good type for him, so maybe a mixture of both of those.

How on earth is Holmes an ENTP. He is INTP by construction.
By construction? Do explain. I should also mention that Doyle didn't necessarily care what any producers did to Holmes for the adaptations, as he essentially gave them free reign. So I speak mainly of the lit version, which I assume is what most people go by when they say he's INTP...
 

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Downey Junior's Sherlock is close to ENTP but ENTJ might actually work out bit better.
Cumberbitch's Sherlock is ENTP.

Dole's Sherlock is socially introverted ESTJ (enneagram type 5)
 
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Watson is ISFJ.
Sticks with partner even when he should have left long ago
Deserves better but still is loyal
Was medic in war
Reliable as hell. Always there to save the day. Reminds me of my grandma who is ISFJ. She's a badass. Her husband is ESTP, they remind me of the Sherlock and John duo, except yer husband is very reverent of her (he calls it "fear of God")
Intrigued by Sherlock's intellectual stuff
ISFJ ISFJ ISFJ

Sherlock's weird and doesn't fit into normal typings that well
Se not Si the way he observes things and picks up all those tiny physical clues and all that- it's some crazy shit, even though it's something you learn, it's still crazy and I want to die just thinking of myself trying to learn all that. But then he has his mind palace which says Si to me, and it requires a good amount of visualization, which goes to Se, blah blah.
:confused:
He does the "Ti" thing of sitting, thinking, smoking a pipe, even starving himself and using drugs to increase his thinking abilities

Normal Sherlock is a charming dude. There are certain types that tend to come across like that.

ISTP is Ti Se Ni Fe and that makes a lot of sense to me
ESTP is Se Ti Fe Ni which also makes a ton of sense

I might say Sher is ESTP and Watson ISFJ.

((BBC Sherlock is an extremely unhealthy mess. Where the hell is his Fe))
 
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Sherlock's weird and doesn't fit into normal typings that well
Se not Si the way he observes things and picks up all those tiny physical clues and all that- it's some crazy shit, even though it's something you learn, it's still crazy and I want to die just thinking of myself trying to learn all that. But then he has his mind palace which says Si to me, and it requires a good amount of visualization, which goes to Se, blah blah.
In the Study in Scarlet, Sherlock explained to Watson how he mostly worked from indoors on his cases, that the testimony and the details his clients expressed to him usually sufficed him to solve cases, and he only occasionally had to go out for 'leg work'.
The book's Sherlock doesn't really seem to care much for going out and actually experiencing his cases - he doesn't have BBC Sherlock's evident liking for the excitement of immersion in crime scenes and such. Also, the staggering imagery in the show of Sherlock's quick perceptions and taking up the environment, is contrasted by how Sherlock's gathering of data, as seen in the first CSI in the same first novel, is said to be methodical, precise, using tape measure and scanning the whole room, in a rather routine manner.

All seems more Si to me. BBC Sherlock's definitely ISTP, though.
 
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