Discworld: Tiffany Aching [INTP]
We know that Tiffany is an introvert. She is quiet in a group and doesn’t like to take the lead unless absolutely necessary. Tiffany spends a lot of time alone and gets upset when the Feegles interfere too much in her private time. This means her top function is also introverted.
Tiffany is one of those rare literary characters whose functions are all evident, and, what’s more, all used regularly. She has a highly-developed Ti in that she is always internalizing and analyzing things; Tiffany rarely shares what is going on inside her head with others, but instead strives to truly understand things. She is curious about any and everything, and wants to learn as much as she can. Her Fe is also evident in her kind nature, her sensitivity toward the criticism of others for her behavior and ideas, and her occasional emotional outbursts.
She has an extraordinary ability to take random pieces of information and discern from them patterns of behavior that reveal the truth about her companions, and their current struggles and problems. That’s her Ne, which also sometimes gets her into trouble with her craving for new ideas! Tiffany also has a well-developed Si: she is forever thinking about the home she left behind, and is sentimental about such things as the necklace the boy she likes gave her.
So, what do you do with a character like Tiffany, whose functions are all equal in strength? They give us two options: INTP or ISFJ. Even though Tiffany does use a lot of Si, she uses even more Ne in her reaction to the world around her. And while she tends to be emotional at times, her approach to life is practical and somewhat cynical at times. In less guarded moments, Tiffany has a wicked and even morbid sense of humor, and her Fe is used more to avoid conflict and repress her tongue than it is a genuine ability to feel intense compassion for others.
This reveals that Tiffany is a well-developed, very female INTP.
PS: if you haven’t read any of Terry Pratchett’s books, I highly recommend him. They are full of NP humor, satire, hilarity, absurdity, and mockery, but are also deeply moving and full of quirky and unforgettable characters.
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