Gandalf Myers-Brigs type - MBTI, enneagram and personality type info
I believe Gandalf is a Je type and a sure introvert. Some INTJs may have stronger judging preferences than others. Grey, however, seems more INFJ/INTP tbh. And yes, INTJs are 100% J as much as any other J types, and INTPs are as P as any other P type. Why Te-Fi over Fe-Ti. The P/J dichotomy is most erroneously used again and again. But I agree that Gandalf the Grey is more P than Gandalf the White. Not much of a planner at all. Noticeably stronger presence of Fe over Fi because of his acceptance of a variety of cultures; also, he is a likable individual, naturally able to get along with others. Though he may change the tactics as complications arise, the overall plan remains exactly the same: get to Erebor. His entire demeanor, how he interacts, particularly with the hobbits, and every action he takes and everything he says. Gandalf failed to use Ni-Te to see a possibility where Bilbo can make it. Gandalf is an ESFP. Same goes for ISTPs and IxFPs. He's wiser and more powerful but noticeably less whimsical and solely focused on the outcome. But they're excellent insights into someone's inner workings and motivations. Drawing an arbitrary line as to "how J" a type should be because of a ridiculous concept that everyone prefers 4 vaguely defined symbols that are never supposed to be used to type people according to one of 16 fixed "orders" is ridiculous. I actually sort of think Gandalf’s biggest character flaw comes from his strongly perceiving nature. It's always made more sense to me to type Grey and White separately. Gandalf is an Ni dominant, no hint of Ne. Because he's a villain lmao. He takes things as they come. Free in-depth and practical information on the 16 personality types, including careers and relationships.. Stripped down of all things else Gandalf's preference is for Ni-Te. He's hard to type considering him being a Maiar and have lived for like 1000+ years. Well I'm including The Hobbit as part of the storyline. Were they watching the same movies I was. There's only 16 different types and a ton of different personalities, so comparing him to Galadriel isn't exactly fair. Te is as logical as Ti. And Gandalf the White's lower Fi naturally implies higher Te, and vice versa for Grey, which is why White appears more "J" and less warm than Grey despite them both being INTJ. Don't waste your time writing about how this fictional wizard's dominant function is "Ni" and how because in this instance it is in favor of your argument even though in another it might not be, that means he is really a J who just happens to act like a P. got it Gandalf is an INTJ. He kinda have that INTP look and humor first. I settled for INTJ when I recall his battle mode, which is kind of Se. Can you give it to them. The entire point of The Hobbit is to contrast Gandalf's very P lifestyle to Bilbo's very J lifestyle and show how Gandalf gave him a sense of adventure and whimsy. I used my Ni-Te to project into the future and imagine a scenario with good chances of you making it and surviving, and failed to see it. Though his plan evolves as the journey continues, it's still always in place and every big decision he makes furthers that plan. And some that die deserve life. You're a close friend of mine and I cannot afford to lose you. "lol @Debaser. INTJ not INFJ. They were never ever ever intended to be (ab)used this way. You are in the best place to test MBTI and learn what type Gandalf likely is!. When he is with the group, he's actually pretty focused and structured and leads them assertively. I agree with you there. It's about how it is done, not what is done. The real INTJ is Saruman. An INTJ would have kept a much stronger watch over Frodo and Bilbo's journeys and actively reigned them in. Many of the things you explain away with Fe are not at all beyond Fi. " And "All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us. He's not unstructured or particularly relaxed; he's structured and tenacious. I see him as very unstructured and rather relaxed. Woah and since when are INTPs not strong willed. To give an example, when Bilbo told Gandalf that Bilbo lost the ring, Gandalf knew he was lying, but let him keep it because he could tel that Bilbo badly desired to keep it. No, I think that even if functions weren't total pseudoscience (which they totally are) and even if they were intended to be used as typing tools according to the original theory (which they totally weren't), Gandalf the Grey still fits "Ne" better - that is to say, he extroverts his intuition and perceiving. He has a ton of power but is very modest and really doesn't try to shape the world apart from when strong circumstances arise. It's all relative and typing loses all meaning when you do it that way. Now, I definitely agree that the troll-ish quote about "good morning" is extremely INTPish, but that's very small evidence that doesn't preclude J by itself. But those two types are less likelier than INTJ in my opinion. " Not concretely saying Gandalf is an INFJ, but I see a lot of Ni, and I would say the argument for INFJ is more plausible and compelling than the credit given to it. His communication is the opposite of that Te conciseness. Gandalf is simply not one. Well, if anything is evidence of "Ti," that right there is it. As for your comment about keeping a stronger watch over them, in Bilbo's journey he had to leave in order to investigate the Dol Guldur fortress. INTJ 1w9 so/sx. As a Guardian Angel, Gandalf sorta plays it fast and loose. @Wh1skey: What's your definition of Fe. For all his bluster and occasional rage, Gandalf isn’t very controlling and likes to keep his options open perhaps a little too much. For example, here's your comments on the Gandalf/Bilbo thing with different explanations: "In one scene in the hobbit (3rd movie towards the end), Bilbo volunteered to travel across the battlefield to warn the dwarves of somrthing. They do have a lot of the same sarcastic mannerisms. An INTJ with stronger Ni/weaker Te than most would be like this. His frustration kind of reminds me of Locke (Lost). "Natural" maybe is better. Better, but I still completely disagree that Gandalf THE GREY is more of a planner than an improviser. Gandalf is more balanced and is on the side of good but they're both logical, sincere, and self-centered, and neither modify what they say for the sake of outer ethics and group harmony. The way he just changes plans on the fly and wanders off. " Seriously, how do so many people think Gandalf is a J. I'd say he's a Ti user considering he's taken so long in diving deep into some knowledge, probably Ne got him distracted by the archives of Gondor, lol. This is true of INFJs who may appear tactless; the Ni is so strong that Fe can be overshadowed by the pressure of an "inner vision. The White may be a different story, I'm not so sure. From his beard to his clothes to his laid back demeanor to his fireworks. But the point still stands: Gandalf, grey or white, always does have a plan and is prepared to do nearly anything to execute it. It's not like INTP's are incapable of planning. " Here's a by-the-letters argument for you: Gandalf's an INT, clearly, and a J because he's more of a planner than an improviser. He got captured and imprisoned in the process. You have no evidence whatsoever for Gandalf being an "Ni" type or preferring to extrovert judging. Not the way it's supposed to work. I don't see him as particularly goal-focused, certainly not beyond the capability of an old, wise INTP. When recalling information, he consults his data of stored knowledge to reinforce his Ti-Ne possibilities. If you enjoyed this entry, find out about the personality types of Lord of The Rings characters list.. This is indicative of Si. This bites him HARD when he realizes that the ring Bilbo has is The One Ring, and effectively has to scramble for a last minute solution. Where are you even seeing Fe in him. Whereas Gandalf wasn't as convinced and instead chose to assist whatever Middle Earth forces wanted to stop the forces of evil as a wise but seemingly lowly Wizard. The book goes into great detail on how different he is. Compare to Galadriel (INFJ). Everything about Gandalf the Grey points to INTP in my book. But he's also tenacious, strong-willed, and very comfortable in a leading role. Ni is all "P", thus INJs aren't as J as you might think. See this is what I mean by people arbitrarily shapi g what each type can be and the definitions of functions, etc. If anything I would say Js are less strong willed on average as they are more likely to turn to external rules and structure for guidance and concede to external standards of judgement. I used my Ti-Ne to see a good possibility with good chances of you making it and surviving, and failed to see it. The best that can be said about Gandalf is that, for the reasons I explained, his behavior is generally more consistent with the definition of a type who predominantly extroverts perceiving rather than judging. @jlee-blue: I like that heuristic. INTJ and INFJ are much more grounded than their INTP and INFP counterparts who are huge dreamers and philosophers. Even if not directly tested, public voting can provide good accuracy regarding Gandalf Myers-Briggs and personality type!. The following quote is literally the most INTP thing ever said: "What do you mean. In this site you can find out which of the 16 types this character 'Gandalf' belongs to!. Welcome to MBTIBase - PersonalityBase, here you can learn about Gandalf MBTI type.. He's not a total dick, but he's still an INTJ. " and then explains to Frodo calmly why he cannot take it. True but I could invert that argument to make the exact same case for a more adaptable INTJ. Internal judgers temper their theories in personalized judgment, while extroverted judgers temper them in a more collective judgment. He lets things happen, then reacts to them via intuition. They can be twisted to mean anything you want them to and argue anything and write off opposing evidence by pointing to some ridiculous function loophole that does not exist and was not ever intended as part of the theory. Here you can explore of famous people and fictional characters.. Now, maybe Gandalf became a bit more J like Sauroman when he became the White, but as the Grey. And Gandalf's contrast to the clearly INTJ Saruman only drives this home. He arrives precisely when he means to. He may have ethics but that tertiary Fi gives that and I have seen it in other INTJs as well. Ah, so not only did it enhance his wardrobe and magical ability but also his personality. A healthy INTJ. I mean yeah he's completely reborn. Gandalf the White seems INTJ. Thus he is an INTP, not INTJ. But in the movies, Gandalf is clearly shown to be basically the opposite of Bilbo, and the P/J divide is the clearest difference between the two. Also, when tempted by the Ring, Gandalf doesn't show external signs of temptation but merely shouts "Don't tempt me, Frodo. You're always hilarious when you type character you like as INFJ because you think being one. That way, I can defend my typings whether I'm talking to a "Keirseyan" or a "functions-user. However when we have to vote we should look for best fit. It might be hard but one can somewhat make out the Fe based motivations of Gandalf seeing his choice to protect the welfare of Middle Earth over succumbing to his fear of weakness. This is the problem with functions. Well, for starters, in The Desolation of Smaug it is revealed that Gandalf, not Thorin, was the person who started the quest for Erebor. you can't make it. There's no evidence of actual spontaneity or indecision. On the other hand, I don't see much Fi with the White. He prefers to influence others in their decision-making by providing information. I can understand the INTP argument from a by-the-letters perspective but I can't see INFJ at all. ") It all screams INTP. I will just laugh. That sort of mystical intuitiveness, and his interaction methods - can't be anything but INFJ. It's hilarious that some philosophers come up with singular concepts and somehow that becomes proof of "Ni" to the community here. " before refusing it. It's like saying that everything that seems Si is Se. Its part of why the character is sort of a fun take on the Merlin archetype, but It’s also part of the reason why the fate of Middle Earth becomes the responsibility of a couple of Hobbits in the first place. And that quote I posted. They just prefer less rigid plans that allow for spontaneous adjustment. So though he has some P qualities, overall he's a J. Of course this is just a general correlation but it makes true in theory and based off observations of real people. The difference between Gandalf and Saruman is not F vs. I think that while he certainly gives off that vibe and thus probably is INTx letter-by-letter he actually does try to shape the world in grand ways. He’s largely reactive, not proactive. He is about as INTP as it gets. If that's not strong willed, absolutely nothing is. IxxP types in general are fiercely independent and very strong willed. Seems like a fully matured INFJ that can actually use their Ti and Se. I would think his drive and vision and then his attempt to fulfill the vision. Therefore not an INFJ. Yes I see more INTJ in him than anything else as well.
. Representative Exemples are based on the number of vote , not on ratioWhy the hell does the home page list Gandalf as an INTP example when the votes weigh in favor of INTJ. Loyal to their peers and to their internal value systems, but not overly concerned with respecting laws and rules if they get in the way of getting something done. Detached and analytical, they excel at finding solutions to practical problems.. Do not be a fool, Bilbo, if you can help it. Far easier for the healthy INTP to exist which is why he comes across as one. If you don't then I can see how you'd get more INTJ. I wonder, though: if you exclude every time Gandalf changes the plan due to something out of his control, how many times does he adapt the plan at all. Nothing more can be said regarding this fictional character's "functions" (an absurdity in itself) that can be even close to accurate or consistent or that I couldn't rip a hole in to argue Gandalf is in fact ESFP. Gandalf is not warm, fuzzy, or overly emotional. I think it's true for any type: the stronger the dominant, the weaker the auxiliary. While he can use Ne to foresee a variety of possibilities of a situation, he lets others make decisions. Gandalf stops paying attention to Saruman because he knows that the dwarves are leaving while the White Council deliberates and knows that the blade is a Morgul blade, thus having no need to listen to Saruman's droning. I just see him more on the Fe/Ti axis. I'd say that most famous philosophers of the last few centuries are actually INxP despite getting typed as INxJ because of supposed "Ni". Too many Te-Fi types (Sauron and Saruman) on the side of the bad guys. I think he's an INTP. They do seem quite a like. When he's forced to go through the mines of Moria, he shows very weak Se/Te, not being able to adapt his plans to reality. " How much more INTP can it get. seems pretty INTJ to me. So from the start, Gandalf had a clear vision and plan in mind: to collect a group of dwarves, a burglar (who he picked before Bilbo even knew about the quest), and send them to obtain the Arkenstone and unite the dwarves. Te relies on data/empirical induction while Ti on principles/deductions. Pretty much, yeah, Khel. I'd also argue that Gandalf exhibits a different type of "strong will" than the one you just described for INTPs. So everything that seems Ni is actually Ne. Therefore not an INFJ. i don't know if it's cute or just pathetic He seems INTP for more of the storyline than INTJ, but he is never INFJ. Just contrast him with Dumbledore. The answer is none. If they hold any use at all, it is only as a tool for breakdown and further reflection AFTER one has already determined their type through proper means. What is the best option for the MBTI type of Gandalf? What about enneagram and other personality types?. When the dwarves refuse to go to Rivendell, Gandalf leads them there without their knowledge, because he knows, for the plan to work, he needs to get Elrond to read the map. Finally someone who sees Grey as INTP and White as INTJ. But in The Hobbit and Fellowship, he is definitely an INTP. He's not 100% J but leans that way, even if only slightly.
. And he just seems to use Ti and not Te, understanding the world through logic primarily, except for maybe in his reborn form he could be an INTJ. " Bilbo firmly replied with "I can do it. It just doesn't get more P than Gandalf the Grey. That being said I've had him as INTP for a while now. Lincoln's leadership style was different from Gandalf's, at least from what I know of Lincoln and what I've said about Gandalf. They are extroverted, idealistic, charismatic, outspoken, highly principled and ethical, and usually know how to connect!. INTJs are Ni doms too, so they can have "mystical intuitiveness" just like INFJs. In one scene in the hobbit (3rd movie towards the end), Bilbo volunteered to travel across the battlefield to warn the dwarves of somrthing. Especially if you try to understand to the moral landscape Tolkien might've been trying to paint. I actually think that Ni vs Ne is extremely misunderstood. Discover Array, and more, famous people, fictional characters and celebrities here!. And let us not forget "A wizard is never late, nor is he early. If they are on the good side like Elrond they tend to have Si instead of Ni. Ne is constantly being mistaken as Ni just because guess what, Ne can manifest itself as one big idea. In the book he took like 20+ years to learn about the ring of power. Seriously what. Like Anakin and Vader have different types too. Are you going to tell me that the greatest leader in US history, INTP Abraham Lincoln, was also an INTJ for this reason. To find out what your MBTI personality type is you need to complete the MBTI questionnaire and take part in a feedback session from a qualified MBTI practitioner.. INTJs won't necessarily be domineering in a leadership position, they'll just be focused on the goal/vision above all else and will strive for it in a logical, objective, impersonal manner. INTPs are well known for their brilliant theories and unrelenting logic, which makes sense since they are arguably the most logical minded of all the personality types.. And by the same logic as offered below, could I not say that Gandalf is "more J than you might think" because his "dominant function" Ti is a "introverted judging function. Definitely more Ti/Fe than Te/Fi in this form. I was certain when I made this comment but now I can’t remember why. Hence, his occasional outbursts at Bilbo. He somehow lacks the warmth and humanity of the Grey. INTPs can be quite stubborn and refuse to allow themselves to be pushed into anything by anyone and stand firm on their (logical) principles no matter what. If we just keep saying "INTPs can make grand plans too" and "INTJs can adapt plans too" then we won't get anywhere. For Gandalf, he's strong-willed in that the plan and goal comes first above all else, while INTPs are strong-willed in that they won't budge unless they deem it necessary to. Gandalf told him, "You won't make it. The Grey seams INTPish to me (indecisive, not a very good planner, not always straightforward in his communication style etc), while The White is one of the best INTJ example that comes to mind. Therefore not an INTJ. Saruman seemingly was motivated by his fear of loss of power - or something like that. " Gandalf uses his Fe to trust his word. we can see the 1 integrate to 7"No, no no no. INFPs, like most introverts, are quiet and reserved. They prefer not to talk about themselves.. Ni types are actually usually much more direct and concerned with reality than their Ne counterparts, especially the introverts. Remember, Saruman is biased against Radagast and refuses to accept his testimony that the sword is a Morgul blade, while Gandalf trusts Radagast's judgment and can see for himself that the blade is indeed a Morgul blade. He pays little to no regard to schedules and rules and he changes plans on a whim.
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Category: Movie Characters
Series/Domain: Lord of The Rings
TOTAL MBTI VOTES: 94
INTJ - 54 vote(s)
INFJ - 25 vote(s)
INTP - 12 vote(s)
ENTP - 2 vote(s)
ENFJ - 1 vote(s)
TOTAL ENNEA VOTES: 32
1W9 - 24 vote(s)
5W4 - 3 vote(s)
5W6 - 3 vote(s)
2W1 - 1 vote(s)
9W1 - 1 vote(s)