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Christopher Nolan MBTI

Myers Briggs type and personality details of 'Christopher Nolan'
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Amelie was never a woman just a fucking ass kisser.why you keep liking my comment here? do you want me to say something?Another INFJ quote: "I grew up in an era that was a golden age of the blockbuster, when something we might call a family film could have universal appeal. That's something I want to see again. In terms of the tone of the film, it looks at where we are as a people and has a universality about human experience.

MBTI type of Christopher Nolan

."I must be the only person in the world thinking he's INFJ (yes, those 3 votes are mine)bob: interesting system. I'd love to see you defining all 16 types, maybe more with such names and characteristics.

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. Please :DIn my ultra-subjective personality system, this guy is probably a Thinker-Dreamer, compared to Stanley Kubrick, who's a Thinker-Aesthete.Thinker-Dreamers correlate best with INTPs (Arthur C Clark) but can also fit with INTJs (like Isaac Asimov).Information about Myers Briggs Type Indicator of Christopher Nolan. Thinker-Dreamers are interested in potentializing their imagination but confined to scientific or rationalistic thought patterns.Now I think he isn't an Fi type but an Fe type, probably less developed Fe, I changed vote to INTP for now.Which of the 16 personality types is Christopher Nolan?. But I'm all ears :D1)His method seems very INTx, very high on Thinking and Intuition: "I draw a lot of diagrams when I work. I do a lot of thinking about etchings by Escher, for instance. That frees me, finding a mathematical model or a scientific model. I'll draw pictures and diagrams that illustrate the movement or the rhythm that I'm after."/2)I noticed that people who were born in certain parts of England seem like J types in interviews at first glance even when they're P types (Kate Bush, even Hugh Laurie). It's a certain etiquette that comes in that culture that makes individuals seem more disciplined and proper.This could explain the Fe like appearence./3) Nevertheless both his interviews, his movies and his method priorities thinking over feeling, and intuition over sensation quite clearly as well./ 4)Based on this discussion above I go with INTP over INTJ. But a proper INTP gentleman born in Westminster, London.He has so much Fe, just watch his interviews, but no so much for a Fe-dom. And in that clip thedude shared, it says that it's very important to him to make the actors comfortable to take the best out of them; a true INFJ gentleman. Unlike INTJ Kubrick who had so much drama with Shelley Duvall while filming The Shining. And Nolan talking about "collective fears that we have as a society" in another interview. XNFJs' favorite word is "collective" btw. Also, how important is for him to get credibility form the audience considering his future films; an INTJ would be independent and free of all this.If you haven't noticed already half of his movies were co-written with his brother.He's no INFJ either. He is (compared to most directors) way more focused on the inhuman elements relative to the human elements.There's no way an ISFJ would appear this distant, or make movies complicated on purpose.From interviews he has that INxx look about him, of being somewhat distanced from physicality (sort of sleepy/dreamy), that I don't associate with ISTPs. The same way I can't see Bill Murray ISTP, that physically detached/sleepy look.Kubrick by comparison, I saw a video about making Fullmetal Jacket and he kinda gave a "one of the guys" vibe about him among the actors.Also, my impression is that Kubrick seems to like it best when discussing particular scenes from his movies and the way they were made, while Nolan prefers to discuss the movie and its themes as whole and the way technology /effects were used to communicate those themes to the audience.I agree that it's becoming hard for me to see INTJ. I can see INTP to an extent but also IxFJ and ISTP... I might write more on why I think he could be ISTP, later. I have a muddled argument and if I am able to clarify I'll share.I don't find Nolan's movies particularly Ne like but still intuitive. Inception for example was exploration of a single idea in depth, that movie's subject matter was much more narrow than Matrix-like movie. I don't know for sure though but he has that knack for realistic imagination that suits Ni-Se more than Ne-Si... Just saying. Not challenging :PINTPs are about other stuff...Do you mean that there is something with how movie directing on this level goes about that would be too constricting for an INTP? I have the impression it's a pretty open profession, as long as you are making money. I imagine if anything would be hard for an INTP it would be leading all these people, but that should be even harder for an INFP, and there are INFP directors. It's probably having to deal with so many people that Nolan's Fe seems so refined after all these years. Anyway, I don't mean to put words in your mouth. I'm just rambling based on associations to what you say. :PWhat I said had nothing to do with being original or not, or popular or not.@hello to: I disagree with the notion that he's "too inside the system to be INTP". He is a consistently groundbreaking director who is always doing something different. His next movie seems to be some kind of historical war film. The only thing that you can really hold against him is that he's incredibly popular, but honestly, Ne and Fe with an interest for space exploration movies, comic book heroes, etc. seems well suited for that. Besides, Nolan's movies are in many ways similar to The Matrix, which seems to have mainly been written by an INFP. These movies, of course, were also very popular. 40% of the population, or something, is Intuitive and many Sensors are interested in Intuitors stuff just like many Intuitors are interested in Sensor movies.in a way less crazy than INTJ, lol! But no, I think Nolan must be an Intuitive director. There is a lot of Sensor directors who are easily mistaken for Intuitives because they manage to work up such an air of mystery in their movies. Nolan is someone who very straightforwardly deals with abstract ideas though, for example depicting amnesia by arranging the scenes backwards or getting technical about "dream engineering". The arguments about Nolan's Fe seeming weaker/more awkward than the auxiliary of an INFJ also goes for the possibility of him being an ISFJ, of course.Nolan is way too inside the system to be INTP. INFJs don't have too much social skills either. @thedude Yes.Would it be crazy to consider ISFJ for him?Ne quip: https://youtu.be/dyHPLoHkS1I?t=6m48sNote all the stuff about how he is very relaxed and is making sure not to get in anyone's way as a director, etc. I doubt that would be one of the most prominent characteristics of an INTJ. This is something that generally makes me very skeptical of the INTJ typing: Nolan just simply seems very unimposing, "chill". Avoiding cellphones, not wanting people to think of the director when watching the film, and using practical effects all sounds like Fe quirks. What I mean by that is that there is a slight, maybe irrational conservative streak in him. I still think he's an INTP over INFJ though. First of all, again, I think his subject matter and the structure of his movies is clearly Ne. The topics are unusual (like a dream heist movie) and he is always subverting, playing with viewer expectation. Second, even when he made a Fe-ish movie like Interstellar (which is pretty late in his career), a lot of people considered it heavy-handed and clumsy, and it's not really what makes the movie so interesting. Finally I looked up some interviews. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyHPLoHkS1I I definitely think he has a very Fe-like approach to interviews. He is trying to be very reasonable and warm. Note that he's still not a very warm person though. Like the slightly awkward thing that happens when the interviewer tries to show him his old tickets from Memento. Someone like Carey Mulligan or Benedict Cumberbatch (INFJ) would have handled that a lot better, obviously. Also note how quickly he gets technical, talking about what he wanted to achieve with the different type of sets, etc. He basically seems to go about filmmaking as a kind of architect/engineer (INTP). Note also constant eyebrow shakes when talking, indicative of Ne.That video had a reverse effect on me. I will no longer chalk out INFJ for him actually even though I am not convinced he is one, or an INTx for that matter.I feel too lazy now to watch that vid now.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxJdCPVhsI8 Some of that could be interpreted as Te. I don't see him as INFJ at all.There's no Te component in the movies this guy makes, so no INTJ. And he can't be ISTP because a true ISTP would get annoyed watching the type of movies he makes (not too much wild imagination from their part). So he's been INFJ since day one.O.o Woah..sassy. Did you write that? Mine's not what I wrote, just an old English poem I remember in literature class though.Fe is more "mouth smile" while Fi smile is called "eyes smile", which I find very moe. 。◕‿◕。Talking about smiles, I think Nolan has Fi smile. Fe users smile in a 'formal' way, like they're posing for a photo-shoot. Fi users smile more genuinely, mostly not as wide as Fe smile, but with emotions in their eyes. (See: Cumberbatch's smile below vs. St. Vincent's and Nolan's). And of course, INFPs can smile :).Ti and Ni >>> ISTP! Thank you!Nolan definitely looks INTx, although somewhere between INTJ and INTP. Uh, uh, do an INFP smile : ) ?Woops, here is another INFJ picture http://i45.tinypic.com/14wwvfc.jpgBody language is always unreliable as it's possible to control for effect. For example, you will probably never catch Heidegger (INFJ) smiling. With that said: INTJ - Goofy, earnest, but lacking in conviction and force. http://img004.lazygirls.info/people/annie_clark_aka_st_vincent/annie_clark_aka_st_vincent_sweet_smile_ehVlwBO.sized.png INTP - Wry, detached, charming. http://data.whicdn.com/images/175871075/large.jpg INFJ - Warm and intense, but somewhat restrained. http://40.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m2z427ZTW91qcxhnmo1_ 500.jpg I'll leave you guys to do the math on Christopher Nolan. :Pphysically-fit seems to take bad arguments to an art level.He's NFJ because he cares about super-heroes...lol.I precisely feel like taking superheroes seriously is Ne though. It's just like what GRRM does with Tolkien-esque fantasy. Making Batman into a symbol of authoritarianism is subversion ... And lol! I think it's a bit farfetched to say something can't have Si because they made a movie where someone is forgetting the past ... I also don't think Haneke and Cronenberg are the only type of INTP artist. I think someone like the writer Borges is closer in tone to Nolan.You seem an intelligent person, butterfly. He definitely has Fe. Who besides INFJ and ENFJ cares deeply about freaking comic superheroes? No one. INFJ Nolan does. And that Memento movie about fogetting the past, aka non existant Si; clearly INFJ in this case. Therefore INTP (strong Si) is out of the question. Movies directed by INTPs are super dry and shocking to watch (Haneke, Cronenberg).Imo you are really, really taking his imagination for granted. The ways dreams are chosen to be portrayed is one choice within a context full of wacky choices. I feel like whenever I go on movie forums or even here, people are always bashing on Nolan and making him seem shallow, etc. Whereas I'm pretty sure that were he obscure everyone would be loving him soooo much and thinking he is soooo deep.Also, his style isn't even close to Cronenberg's, IMO.Butterfly: I really don't get a Ne vibe from his movies at all. I'm INTP, and I initially disliked Inception because I was baffled at how un-dreamlike the visuals were (in fact, I found it pretty boring). I'm starting to think he's either ISTx or INTJ.I think it's useful to make the comparison to David Cronenberg (INTP). It's normally some new type of weirdness in each of Nolan's movies which is experienced through a Fe-ish group of characters. The difference is that Cronenberg is drawn to horror whereas Nolan tends towards sci-fi-ish action thrillers, and there is a long tradition of movies that take you into strange and new worlds, like Star Wars or superhero movies, making money. Even Cronenberg was pretty big at some point in his career though ...This guy is clearly an INFJ. His movies are to please the crowds (Fe), and emotionally sappy like Interstellar (lack of Fi). Intestellar's accurate scientific background is because of his bother who wrote it, the one with the real knowledge. Obsession with magic in "The prestige" is very INFJ. If he looks cold like INTJ, then INFJs also looks cold (ice queen Nicole Kidman). INTJs diirectors make movies with an arthouse feel, so Nolan is INFJ.I'll also say I think the more clearly introverted INTJ's repress their Te and give off a Ti vibe (Nolan may be a good example). And the more introverted INTP's can also likewise give off an Ni vibe (I think Kubrick is a good example even though many will disagree) But still I see an organized/directed vs scattered/searching difference in thought between the two which could be revealing the Te/Ti difference.I think it's more like that he was commissioned for Batman movies due to his skills, and he was able to develop that "Se" side. But his early movies which arguably are the most true to himself seem like they are very much based in intuition, more likely Ni. I actually would see him as closer to ISTJ than ISTP if we were going to type as a sensing type, but I think he's more of an INTJ catering to the broader audience with his later work.Also, his Sx drive is his blind spot, so he's naturally more subdued than most SPs.This may be an unpopular opinion, but now I actually think he's ISTP. His Ti-dominance seems clear to me, and I don't think the complexity of his films necessarily means he's intuitive. In particular, the military aesthetics of his Batman films and the action scenes in Inception seem like things an xSTP would be interested in.I meant "Tertiary Si users always have" of course.Preeeeeeetty sure he's an INTP. Just look at him. He has that dour, sleepy look that Tertiary Ti users always have. He carries himself nothing like an INTJ. Similar to a lot of other directors who are types you wouldn't expect to fit the profession, like Nicolas Winding Refn (INFP), he grew up in a big movie family. Furthermore, all his movies have weird and unusual subjects and try to use your expectations for Hollywood blockbusters to surprise and awe you. This is very Ne. If you look at Ni users, like James Cameron and J. K. Rowling, they are far more likely to be drawn to concepts already deeply ingrained in the culture, like killer robots and wizard schools, and then try to make the ultimate statement about them. And one last, weird argument: Almost all his movies have a scene where two characters are discussing something, and then at the end of the discussion one of the characters casually reveals he own the establishment, and we're supposed to think he's incredibly cool because he didn't use it during the disagreement or something. This is exactly the kind of disrespect for titles, money, etc. INTPs celebrate.“All filmmakers want to fail on their own terms”—no, not necessarily; that quote suggests that Nolan values completing the film using his methodology according to his vision above all else, even if it means failure. Find me an INTP who agrees. : Find me one who doesn't. / “All movies have plot holes…but Interstellar spent lots of time being scientifically accurate”—Yes, but that doesn’t preclude INTJ. : yes but it suggests INTP. / About Nolan and Fincher, I convinced you since then that Fincher is an INTJ, and what's sure is they don't share a type : They only share the INT preferences, but they're nothing alike. Fincher and Kubrick are the kind to be tyranic on set, taking hundreds of takes before being satisfied. Nolan says the sentence he uses the most on set is "Moving on !" and your article says he is seen as "quiet, reserved and docile". He is more visually and story-wise inventive but not that much of a perfectionnist. / And of course he's not relaxed or spontanuous on set because of all the responsabilities and pressures it entails + he's a strong introvert ? (your own words) / So here, I explained my "stereotyping" :) And about "there are objective definitions of functions you know".. Give me a break.. If typing to you is just describing behaviour then it's worthless. Saying Cameron is XNTJ because he is assertive and directive is only TJ stereotyping and it's the only way you can come up with this typing because there is no way he isn't Ne>Ti. Same with Nolan, having a "vision" doesn't equal being Ni dom..Ne users usually start their worlds and stories from scratch and are very imaginative (like Tarantino, or Woody Allen who manages to act, write plenty of theatre plays and movies and direct them, having released a movie every year for nearly fourty years..) sometimes ideas or whole worlds/stories are written or shot after having a dream about it (Lynch, Nolan's Inception, Cameron's Avatar (those last two being lucid dreamers, like the Wachowskis, Salvador Dalí (hard to look more NP than him), Richard Feynman (I don't know about him but the consensus is ENTP), etc..) So mixing reality and dream/illusion is an Ne theme. NTJs are more likely not to write their films or invent worlds but to adapt novels or scripts because their Te see how to perfect it, be efficient and pragmatical (David Fincher, Steven Soderberg, Stanley Kubrick, Ridley Scott, etc..) NPs when they make adaptations usually adapt their own works (Woody Allen who adapts his plays or Guillermo del Toro who adpats his books). / “XNTPs are, far more than XNTJs, pioneers in technology.” - Tell that to James Cameron (xNTJ), arguably THE pioneer (in this day and age) of cutting-edge film technology. : I think Cameron is an ENTP, and that it's a clue to his type. He's had like twenty jobs, is a scientist/engineer/inventor, makes sci-fi movies and even dreams one, was maried five times, and he is a fucking deep-sea explorer ! How on heart is he not ENTP ? / “I find that listening to him is very difficult, he talks like a robot (Ti).” That’s because he’s a pretty strong introvert and has a lower-order Feeling function : Well you interpreted a quote just before as "Strong Fi", so I'm not following you, he has strong Fi or not ?..I'm finding the courage to respond to you now (Is it worth it because I don't know if you're still on this site, I haven't seen you post anything recently^^) "So in your world, geek = INTP?" : Well no, to me geek = XNTPs in general :p, by that I mean that because of their Ne they are more likely than other types to be drawn to fantasy, comics, that kind of stuff.. and the mix with Ti (which predisposes them to science for example) makes science-fiction the perfect match between imagination and logic. XNTP directors, because they're NPs like world-building, where they can express their imagination, possibilities, or complex or bizarre worlds or characters (like Douglas Adams and his "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy") I'm not saying that an ESFJ can't like Doctor Who, but come on.. it's NTP as fuck. / “Reality vs. illusion is the theme of his career.” - How does that preclude INTJ? : It's a Ne theme, that's how. One of the reasons I didn't reply to you before is I don't agree with a single one of your typings (except Iñárritu, who is clearly ENTP for me : http://www.businessinsider.com/the-revenant-one-of-the-worst-movies-to-ever-win-best-picture-oscars-2016-2?IR=T What's reproched to him is he's very visually impressive and inventive (Ne) but that his characters are "dimensionless" (same as what I said about Nolan, see the NTP pattern here ? :p) "it’s a movie that’s only interesting when no humans are speaking or even on screen." = Ti (btw the article : "Is it just me or are Nolan's films highly emotional ?" Yes it's just you..)) Reality vs. illusion/fantasy is a Ne(vs. Si) theme, present in the filmography of both NFPs like Tim Burton (Big Fish, Alice, Sleepy Hollow, etc..), David Lynch (Twin Peaks, Lost Highway, Mulholland Drive..), Guillermo del Toro (Pan's Labyrinth..) or NTPs like Woody Allen (Midnight in Paris, Magic in the Moonlight..), Iñárritu (Birdman), Christopher Nolan (Inception, Memento, The Prestige, etc..), the Wachowskis films are very NP too and it's the main theme in their "The Matrix" trilogy : Dream/illusion/imagination is a Ne theme.Also, on using stereotypes, c'mon. Like it or not, there are objective definitions of the various functions. And they don't include any of the stereotypes you've based your arguments on. If you're just going to argue based on your preconceived notions about type while ignoring the objective definitions, then your arguments hold zero weight... even if the conclusion they reached is correct. I could just as easily say Nolan's an ESFP because in my world ESFPs are this and that and etc. That's much more absurd than typing him INTP but no less valid, since in that case neither of us would be arguing from the actual theory.11. “David Fincher is an INTJ and he’s not like Nolan”—Fincher could be either Ni-dom, actually, but I’m very happy you brought him up, since this article says that despite some peripheral differences the two filmmakers have very similar filmmaking approaches, strengths and weaknesses; in other words, they’re both Ni-doms: http://screenpicks.com/2011/12/cinematic-gladiators-david-fincher-vs-christopher-nolan/. 12. “His coldness shows INTP over INTJ”— See #7. Finally, Nolan’s working method on set is *not* spontaneous or relaxed even though he shoots fast for efficiency’s sake: “’He’s a man on a mission,’ Hoytema told me. ‘He assigns all his time and all his effort to serving that mission.’”… "Nolan likes to shoot fast. A great believer in the level of creative concentration enforced by the pressures of time and money, he maintains a focused energy on set, starting at 7am and finishing at 7pm, with a break for lunch.” “There’s no fucking around on set."@Moolfreet: nearly all of your arguments are based on false stereotypes. I’ll go through them one by one. 1. “He makes geek movies.” - So in your world, geek = INTP? 2. “Reality vs. illusion is the theme of his career.” - How does that preclude INTJ? 3. “He loves writing stories.” - Yes. That’s why he’s a writer-director, like James Cameron (xNTJ) and Darren Aronofsky (INTJ) but also Quentin Tarantino (ESFP), A.G. Inarritu (ENxP), Terrence Malick (INFP), Woody Allen (ISTP), and so on; that has nothing to do with type. 4. “His characters … just serve the story, there’s no emotion at all.” - To you. http://www.gamesradar.com/is-it-just-me-or-are-christopher-nolan-s-films-highly-emotional/ Also, Ti-doms have the capacity to be emotional with defined characters too (Clint Eastwood, Woody Allen), so this argument can just be thrown out entirely. 5. “How are we not in front of an INTP?” - This is how: "Films are subjective... but the thing for me that is absolutely unifying is … I want to feel that the people who made that film think it's the best movie in the world ... Whether or not I agree with what they've done, I want that ... sincerity. And when you don't feel it, that's the only time I feel like I'm wasting my time at the movies.”—Nolan. (Strong Fi). 6. “XNTPs are, far more than XNTJs, pioneers in technology.” - Tell that to James Cameron (xNTJ), arguably THE pioneer (in this day and age) of cutting-edge film technology. 7. “I find that listening to him is very difficult, he talks like a robot (Ti).” That’s because he’s a pretty strong introvert and has a lower-order Feeling function; that has nothing to do with Ti specifically. So in your world, everyone you’re bored by is an IxTP? 8. “All filmmakers want to fail on their own terms”—no, not necessarily; that quote suggests that Nolan values completing the film using his methodology according to his vision above all else, even if it means failure. Find me an INTP who agrees. 9. “Einstein wanted control over his life too”—okay, yeah. 10. “All movies have plot holes…but Interstellar spent lots of time being scientifically accurate”—Yes, but that doesn’t preclude INTJ.Alright, other Zeego, what the hell are you doing?Now I think he is ENTJ. I was being silly before.Because that's not how everybody works, with stereotypes residing in their own heads.. Especially when it comes to MBTI.. But you're above that I guess.Here goes Moolfreet with his awful arguments again based off stereotypes residing within his own head.Just to clarify, I was NOT the one who said "Sorry, he is an INTJ." I think someone else is using my account name, or perhaps hacked my account.Ventus413 : He makes geek movies (from a Batman trilogy to space movies), "reality vs. illusion" is the theme of his career.. He loves writing stories, his caracters are functionnal (who said superficial ?), they just serve the story, there's not emotion at all. How are we not in front of an INTP ? Yes his films are impressive, intelligent, but far from Ni movies. "pioneers visual effects" XNTPs are, far more than XNTJs, pioneers in technology. "is cold and aloof but very articulate in interviews" I would have written boring but that's my opinion :p I find that listening to him is very difficult, he talks like a robot (Ti). "believes that he should be fully responsible for the films he makes ("if I fail, I fail on my own terms")" If that's XNTJ aren't all filmmakers XNTJs ? "wants to be control of his life/the master of his own fate ("it's definitely something I have a fear of - not being in control of your own life")" Einstein said the same thing and he's the archetypical INTP. "And his films have quite a few plot holes that are there because he sacrificed logical consistency for the sake of poetic grandeur" You mean the movies he takes years to write ? Even if it was the case all movies have plot-holes.. I remember before Interstellar came out there was all lot of talk about all the research he made/the scientists that helped on the film for it to be 100% consistent with physics laws, etc.. "he does, at most, three takes before getting irritated" How uncommon, a P that gets easily bored :p What's intersting is that David Fincher, who is known for taking hundreds of takes before being satisfied, is an INTJ : http://maaarine.tumblr.com/tagged/david+fincher/page/19 + All the things you wrote about how he deals with people suggest T over F, yes, but in no way Te over Ti. And Ti doms are known to be the less expressive types "he barely even smiled back" that's often what's very striking in TPs and especially in IXTPs, the fact that they're so oblivious to how things work socially (inferior Fe)I'd actually say he's INTP, not INTJ. His movies have a certain "dryness" to them that suggests a lack of Fi, and his style of shooting with short shots and inconsistent visual logic (particularly apparent in his fight scenes) suggests a weak or lacking Ni, which would also explain why the dream visuals in Inception are so un-dreamlike. I think his strength as a filmmaker comes primarily from his ability to analyze and think things through (Ti), as well as his ability to be pragmatic and find creative solutions to problems (Ne).And if I didn't make INTJ over INFJ clear enough, he's a tenacious and expedient filmmaker who is never belabored by over-analysis or over-intellectualization. Morgan Freeman said he does, at most, three takes before getting irritated. He doesn't care about perfecting each individual shot; he cares about results. If there are no results after the third take, he gets annoyed. In addition, he pioneers visual effects and, in interviews, basically always talks about the filmmaking process/grammar and how he used it to convey his themes. This all implies Te, not Ti. Also, he wants a hand in every part of the film he can, does not project his emotions outwardly, deals with his actors by giving them what he knows they need, not what they think they need ("[his advice] may not be what they think they need, and it indeed may even be counter to that"), and more. Also, apparently, at a convention, someone came up to him and told him he was his favorite director, and he barely even smiled back (his wife, Emma Thomas, beamed much more overtly and enthusiastically, and she wasn't even the one the guy was complimenting). Here's two articles that mention his aloofness, including the example I wrote above: http://www.chud.com/23240/a-sneak-peek-at-christopher-nolans-chilly-cerebral-inception/ http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2011/02/15/christopher-nolans-inception-oscar-snub.html Anyway, based on everything I've said and all the evidence I've shown, Nolan is Te-Fi, not Fe-Ti. And an Ni dom.I'm very surprised by the INTP votes; he's extremely strongly INTJ. Compare to David Cronenberg (INTP). They have somewhat similar demeanor, but their films are nothing alike at all. Cronenberg dislikes ambiguity (and Nolan's Batman films, as a sidenote), while Nolan prizes it and made multiple films that explore ambiguity as a theme. In addition, Todd McGowan, a respected film analyst, analyzed all of Nolan's films and concluded that, more than any other filmmaker, Nolan had devoted his films' themes to the nature of illusion, the illusion of filmmaking as an art form, and how the subjective brings about the objective/the truth comes out of the lie. He then called him a "thoroughly Hegelian filmmaker" because all of his films align themselves ideologically with INTJ philosopher G.W.F. Hegel. This is extremely compelling evidence that Nolan is at the very least an Ni dom, if not certainly an INTJ. In addition, Batman's character arc in the Dark Knight series has been described as analogous to the Nietzchean Übermansch (another INTJ philosopher). As for Nolan himself, he prizes efficiency and quickness when filming, pioneers visual effects, likes control in every aspect of filmmaking he can, is cold and aloof but very articulate in interviews, believes that he should be fully responsible for the films he makes ("if I fail, I fail on my own terms") wants to be control of his life/the master of his own fate ("it's definitely something I have a fear of - not being in control of your own life"), and has had an almost meteoric rise in the film industry that's largely due to his tenacity and visionary filmmaking. And his films have quite a few plot holes that are there because he sacrificed logical consistency for the sake of poetic grandeur, further implying he's an Ni dom rather than a Ti dom (or really any Ti type). And that just scratches the surface. Nolan is, in my view, the most stereotypically INTJ filmmaker working today. Even more INTJ than James Cameron.