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Sherlock Holmes MBTI

Myers Briggs type and personality details of 'Sherlock Holmes'
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There's great arguments to be made for both INTP and ISTP, even INTJ, I'd say that because of his intelligence he would have extremely great control over all the functions (except for the feeling functions, obviously). Like any fictional character he will end up somewhere on the spectrum, but that's where it should end. He's the product of someone's imagination, not an actual human being that conforms to a certain function stack. All you can really determine are his preferences, and solely based on his preferences he would be an INTP.

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. he have also the inferior fe who make him want to see as intelligent . a TJ would not care about what other think about him, SO NOT INTJ .Information about Myers Briggs Type Indicator of Sherlock Holmes. I've been to a lot of INTJ forums and it's so common to read this. .Which of the 16 personality types is Sherlock Holmes?. . I respect them cause I love the way they make fun of everyone (like sarcastic jokes), but over-confidence may be quite boring after a while. But I've found out that lots of interresting characters are actually INTJ. . . . . He has Aspergers. It is said in the show. I know a guy who has Asperger and is ENTJ. When he was younger he seemed like an INTP poster child. Like Light Yagami from Death Note. Or even sometimes that doen't even fit the superficial stereotype they normally type after, like Levi from Attack on Titan. "To qiet to be an INTJ". Actually Mycroft talks kind of a lot and is alway people telling what to do. But, Sherlock is an INTJ. He does not use Ti at all. He delts them. Which is against everything TI stands for. Believe me, I hate it when people that are INTJ, pretend to be INTJ or are just INTJ fanboys type an character as INTJ because "every genius is an INTJ" I get mad as fuck. Like Light Yagami from Death Note. Or like his brother, who isn't INTJ at all. "To qiet to be an INTJ". Which is veryp typicel for bot Te-Doms and fits that he probaly is ESTJ. But, Sherlock is an INTJ. In the famous "sun" scene he says that facts that don't have a practical use don't matter at all to him. He delts them. He relies on hunches that are based on obersavtions, yes but that is something different than the logic and number based deudction of an INTP. Te's are well these tuscan thinkers, who know little and force their application in several cases. Sherlock is far from being xNTP, really. INTP is a passive type of information. Sherlock radically filters his grip according to its applicability, to the point of having much knowledge of chemistry, but not knowing that the earth revolves around the sun. Knowledge that is not useful to him is . . . useless. . . The 11th Doctor seems ENTP, his charm is the expressive kind ETPs can have. ETPs come off as more expressive than EFPs. . . And Mello ESTP. Really. Ne and Fi is obviousHenzy Haha. Actually a retarded ENFP. Comparission is not an accurate way to type characters. Behavious doesn't imply functions. That said I usually think ESTPs are the smartest one. Some of my typing (from a retard enfp) Irene Adler ENTJ Mary ESTP Moriarty INTJ (Sorry) Mycroft INTP All of them clever people. . . Do I. You may or may not agree but try to avoid "Ad hominem" arguments. Comparision is not a. . . Please, compare Sherlock with Moriarty and shut up. #bobnickmad I haven't. People think Ne is creativity just to simplify, but it is a pattern gathering function. I think that the actual originative function (as we usually understand creativity) is Fi. The I just know think is related to every intuitive (not only Ni users). But he still creates a lot of theoris that he discards (When you discard the impossible whatever remains must be the truth). The mind palace has nothing to do with MBTI, it is just a memory trick. Trust me, I have a few ones. Shoot the wall, play the violin, get on drugs, have a swordfight. . . Ni and Se users act according to the context and situation. Se about the obvious, and Ni about the possible deep meaning. Even if that gets him into trouble. But he can excuse because all he says is the truth (a Ti manifestation) His main motivation is not being bored. Also to discover the truth, that's Ti. Ne dom with auxiliary Ti. Others see that he is a Ti user, he follows theory over pragmatism. That's why the battle is between INTP an INTJ. Introvert in MBTU just means that the dom function is focused in the subjective instead of the objective. Sherlock is focused on the external world but not in a pragmatic/realistic way, but an intuitive linking one. He was more theory oriented, while our sherlock is more adventure oriented. I'm curious about Euros. If #Birdchain had reas what others wrote he should known ENTP is out of the question. He "observes" (Se) and then "just knows" (Ni), doesn't ponder and comes out with possibilities like Ne, specially Ne-dom. Bein "show-off" is probably instinct related. Very objective, seletive, and concentred to be an ENTP. . . For me Sherlock is an INTJ or ENTJ with aspergerSorry guys, but ENTP. Too emotional for being an INTP or ISTP Too accurate for being an INTJ He has the classic maniac excitement of Ne users. He is too bored from reality to be a sensor. Ne: He percieves the ideas of the objective reality. But. . . WTH . He's some sort of STP, nothing INTx about him you fools. when will this hell site return to normalI think the majority voted for INTP the simple stereotype of ''lonely man who is addicted to puzzles and very disorganized. '' Indeed, only they know the superficial way MBTI is common to find that it refers to '' INTP style '', but obviously this is far from true. As a INP trait tend to be open to other options and rapidly changing idea or theory, they can learn to be objective, but tend to rely on the relativism of the environment and does not rely totally on anything – are questioning by nature. Ni-Te [INTJ] seek control and meaningful understanding of the world, so select and develop what it takes to be applied and used in their favor; unlike INTP who has chaotic[random] ideas and are free thinkers, INTJs are more rigid with yourself and tend to be more focused and precise ideas about what actually will happen, not what could happen, so tend to complement the detail being exposed and beyond in a straight tunnel until the final answer; INJ as a trace, the organization is fully focused on the mind, not in the external environment. Sherlock really have traces of IxTP, the point is that the INTJ functions predominate strongly in him. Sherlock is decisive and NEVER distrusts his insight's - which is quite common with Ne users. . My love is boundless, even for a racist ESFP Nazi like you. Accept me as your Lord. Sherlock is obviously an antisocial ESFP that has its shadow INTJ quite exposed. Sherlock demonstrates strong social and manipulative abilities [Se-Te] a INTx are very quiet and do not know manipulate and persuade equal ESxP's. It is clearly a gifted ESFP racist like me. I'm sociopath. I have an IQ 173. He is not INTJ. He is not ISTP. He is not ESFP. I'm an INFP with Te developed. I have an IQ 173. I can say four things about Sherlock. He is not ISTP. He is not INTP. I'm an INFP with Te developed. I'm sociopath. I can say four things about Sherlock. He is not INTJ. He is not INTP. He is not ESFP. I'm sociopath. I have an IQ 173. He is not INTJ. He is not ISTP. He is not ESFP. I'm an INFP with Te developed. I have an IQ 173. I can say four things about Sherlock. He is not ISTP. He is not INTP. I'm an INFP with Te developed. I'm sociopath. I can say four things about Sherlock. He is not INTJ. He is not INTP. He is not ESFP. I'm sociopath. I have an IQ 173. He is not INTJ. He is not ISTP. He is not ESFP. I'm an INFP with Te developed. I have an IQ 173. I can say four things about Sherlock. He is not ISTP. He is not INTP. I'm an INFP with Te developed. I'm sociopath. I can say four things about Sherlock. He is not INTJ. He is not INTP. He is not ESFP. I'm sociopath. I have an IQ 173. He is not INTJ. He is not ISTP. He is not ESFP. I'm an INFP with Te developed. I have an IQ 173. I can say four things about Sherlock. He is not ISTP. He is not INTP. I'm an INFP with Te developed. I'm sociopath. I can say four things about Sherlock. He is not INTJ. He is not INTP. He is not ESFP. I'm sociopath. I have an IQ 173. He is not INTJ. He is not ISTP. He is not ESFP. I'm an INFP with Te developed. I have an IQ 173. I can say four things about Sherlock. He is not ISTP. He is not INTP. I'm an INFP with Te developed. I'm sociopath. I can say four things about Sherlock. He is not INTJ. He is not INTP. He is not ESFP. I'm sociopath. I have an IQ 173. He is not INTJ. He is not ISTP. He is not ESFP. I'm an INFP with Te developed. I have an IQ 173. I can say four things about Sherlock. He is not ISTP. He is not INTP. I'm an INFP with Te developed. I'm sociopath. I can say four things about Sherlock. He is not INTJ. He is not INTP. He is not ESFP. I'm sociopath. I have an IQ 173. He is not INTJ. He is not ISTP. He is not ESFP. I'm an INFP with Te developed. I have an IQ 173. I can say four things about Sherlock. He is not ISTP. He is not INTP. I'm an INFP with Te developed. I'm sociopath. I can say four things about Sherlock. He is not INTJ. He is not INTP. He is not ESFP. I'm sociopath. I have an IQ 173. He is not INTJ. He is not ISTP. He is not ESFP. I'm an INFP with Te developed. I have an IQ 173. I can say four things about Sherlock. He is not ISTP. He is not INTP. I'm an INFP with Te developed. I'm sociopath. I can say four things about Sherlock. He is not INTJ. He is not INTP. He is not ESFP. I'm sociopath. I have an IQ 173. He is not INTJ. He is not ISTP. He is not ESFP. I'm an INFP with Te developed. I have an IQ 173. I can say four things about Sherlock. He is not ISTP. He is not INTP. I'm an INFP with Te developed. I'm sociopath. I can say four things about Sherlock. He is not INTJ. He is not INTP. He is not ESFP. I'm sociopath. I have an IQ 173. He is not INTJ. He is not ISTP. He is not ESFP. I'm an INFP with Te developed. I have an IQ 173. I can say four things about Sherlock. He is not ISTP. He is not INTP. I'm an INFP with Te developed. I'm sociopath. I can say four things about Sherlock. He is not INTJ. He is not INTP. He is not ESFP. I'm sociopath. I have an IQ 173. He is not INTJ. He is not ISTP. He is not ESFP. I'm an INFP with Te developed. I have an IQ 173. I can say four things about Sherlock. He is not ISTP. He is not INTP. I'm an INFP with Te developed. I'm sociopath. I can say four things about Sherlock. He is not INTJ. He is not INTP. He is not ESFP. I'm sociopath. I have an IQ 173. He is not INTJ. He is not ISTP. He is not ESFP. I'm an INFP with Te developed. I have an IQ 173. I can say four things about Sherlock. He is not ISTP. He is not INTP. I'm an INFP with Te developed. I'm sociopath. I can say four things about Sherlock. He is not INTJ. He is not INTP. He is not ESFP. I'm sociopath. I have an IQ 173. He is not INTJ. He is not ISTP. He is not ESFP. I'm an INFP with Te developed. I have an IQ 173. I can say four things about Sherlock. He is not ISTP. He is not INTP. I'm an INFP with Te developed. I'm sociopath. I can say four things about Sherlock. He is not INTJ. He is not INTP. He is not ESFP. He prefers to live in the moment, playing the violin, snorting cocaine and test your observation skills; if by chance take it from him, he is clearly sad and depressed [Fi]. Sherlock demonstrates strong social and manipulative abilities [Se-Te] a INTx are very quiet and do not know manipulate and persuade equal ESxP's. Sherlock is obviously an antisocial ESFP that has its shadow INTJ quite exposed. He prefers to live in the moment, playing the violin, snorting cocaine and test your observation skills; if by chance take it from him, he is clearly sad and depressed [Fi]. It is clearly a gifted ESFP racist like me. The author of the manga revealed that L constantly lies to himself. He came to the conclusion that Light was Kira very quickly in the first few episodes, but I understand what you mean. Fuck you, you want it to be an INTJ just because he's smart, but in fact it is a super INTP like me. L was not confused about his theories, especially for the Kira case. He was actually very confident in his reasoning but didn't have the proof. You don't say Manecleis. According to this thread, INTPs dont have eyes nor ears. Its just the trading mark of Sherlock Homes, in every adaptation of himself his method is about observation. But this doesnt mean anything. So its not "observation = Se", its "being observative in his daily behavior = Se" which is not the case with Sherlock at all. I wonder why people type Robert Downey's Sherlock as ENTP while he does absolutely the same thing, first observe carefully and then put a course of action according to it. Yet they continue to mention L as a perfect example of an INTP without mentioning this time that during all the storyline L pursued thoroughly one hypothesis : Light is Kira. he's fully trust in your intuition. Rust in my view is an INTP learning to be objective, but also spends a lot of time questioning the very idea and seeking more theories to be able to go deep; While Sherlock is so arrogant that you fully trust your intuition. But it's true starting observations. The way Sherlock notes quickly and already has an accurate intuitive response is more Ni than Ne. You don't say Manecleis. He doesn't even show better skills at spotting things than other, what makes the difference is how he interprets it. Its just the trading mark of Sherlock Homes, in every adaptation of himself his method is about observation. MBTI isn't about capacities, its about tendencies (well the two can be correlated what's put people into bias). So its not "observation = Se", its "being observative in his daily behavior = Se" which is not the case with Sherlock at all. About this "decisive" thing, i wonder why there are so many INTPs in history who achieved such great things in Science domain for example, after all INTPs are just people who know nothing and who change their mind everytime. Yet they continue to mention L as a perfect example of an INTP without mentioning this time that during all the storyline L pursued thoroughly one hypothesis : Light is Kira. An INTP would not intuitive concentration internally, would be much more chaotic and would not quickly abandon an idea, the actual L is confused about his theories, forehead, but never feel comfortable about something, unlike Sherlock and Near to see what is the idea more efficient, makes a logical explanation, selective and sequential and hits - or think he hit. The plan he reveals to Watson in season 3 of how he faked his death is very Ne. He keeps all his, memories, facts, and sensory details in it. He talks about it more in the second episode of season 3. Just to say that S typings should be reconsidered, as he's for sure an intuitive. I don't have a clear idea on his type, but I just want to shoot down the "possibility" argument because it's wrong. This is not contradictory at all to the NTP reasoning (you could say this is exactly how they work). The deceptive thing with Sherlock is how fast it happens: he's a genius after all. Why. Maybe because. . . I would logically assume their goal is to find the ultimate truth behind each case they work on. As far as I can tell, they don't stop their investigations when they have found every possible answer they can come up with. ''Sherlock’s Se observations (which we’ve gone over) feed his Ni, but there are also times where Sherlock knows the answer long before he can logically or empirically prove why it’s true. This is something that’s relatively unique to Ni users –especially Ni dominants. It is not Ti-gift, he does not show Ne, it is very objective and decisive to have Ne, it is not open minded to possibilities he is focused on what is, not what could be equal to L, Rust or ReidI mean. . . There is no way he is Te-Fi. He's a Ti-Dom with inferior Fe. Mycroft is not INTJ, is ESTJ with Ne developed. Sherlock use obvius Ni-Se than Ne-Si, and is objective not subjectiveHe's much more closure to INTJ than to INTP tough. Another INTJ that thinks every smart character is an INTJ. Mycroft he is a better example of an INTJ than Sherlock is. youtube. com/watch. ISTP's tend to be great deductive and physical, I have a ISTP teacher who has tremendous knowledge about physics and is very good at metaphors and deduce mathematical problems. He is INTJ, and you do not have arguments for it not to be INTJ or House. He isn't INTJ, nor is House, nor are you. This can also be Ni. For me I'm INFJ and am Ni gift, I know exactly how to anticipate and set behavioral tendencies. Not to mention that the thought of it moves like a movie scene [Ni-Se], not with full information random images [Ne-Si]. youtube. com/watch. I'm an INTP. I'm sociopath. I can say three things about Sherlock. He is not INTJ. I'm an INTP. I'm sociopath. I can say three things about Sherlock. He is not INTJ. I'm an INTP. I'm sociopath. I can say three things about Sherlock. He is not INTJ. Yeah. He is very Ni-Te than Ti-Ne. INTJ. He is not indecise and chaotic intuition like INTPsINTJ. He is selective, objective, arrogant with a concentreted intuition. He is selective, objective, arrogant with a concentreted intuition. He is not indecise and chaotic intuition like INTPsI doubt that you have arguments to INTJ after reading this:: https://mbtifiction. INTP over INTJ. WTF. . He's clearly an INTJ. MBTI assess how an individual thinks, not how he behaves or keeps his environment. He lacks Fe, as he constantly reminds us all. Yes, I agree that Sherlock is an INTJ. Sherlock wants things done, Sherlock is decisive and arrogant is not someone easy to get along like the INTP's. I think it is generally typed as INTP simply because it hate boredom and be someone disorganized, and there many INTJ's unorganized who spend hours playing to kill the boredom. . com/2014/11/09/why-sherlock-isnt-an-intp/The Sherlock deductions are very assertive and well-aimed to be an INTP. He has a very quick brain, but Ne would he lose a long time in their conclusions. ISTP not have the patience to fully understand everything related. He just wants to learn enough to come kicking the door and giving slap in the face. Sherlock must use its Ni a very coherent way. Finding connections without losing too much time thinking about assumptions not as viable. I understand why they see it as you, but come on . . . Ni-Te is thus Ti-Ne is comprehensive, indecisive, open mind and regardless of how you use stored knowledge. If Sherlock handle only cases that matters is because it is clearly a mentally superior person who values what they do and only takes something really think it worth spending your time, not because he is a very Ne user. I respect your opinion M, but I'm still pretty sure he's a Ti dude. He doesn't solve things for the police for a greater good or to achieve something, he does it all because he wants to figure it out on his own. His motivations are similar to that of the ENTP House, except I don't see much Ne in Sherlock. Si is another thing since he has really good memory/sensory recall, but regardless. It is organized mentally and selects everything that is important to him and acts sequentially to the goal and quickly discards what is not important to the work, there is no defocus and comprehensiveness in solving something, like all Ti user have. @TheMemphis, Is not only the enneagrama, his mind works as something objective, selective, sequential with an unerring intuition focused on what will happen; it rarely is in doubt about something like L does. If it proves to be unrealistic at times is by just having inferior Se, but when he really wants, he can be fully aware of the environment and select logically what he see without any coverage. Ni-Te-Se. This guy is literally all about sensory details, I don't see how people don't see "sensor" in him. He doesn't use Ne or Te, his process is clearly all Ti/Se based with Ni insights. @TheMemphis, I think people type him as ISTP due to something resembling the Ti-Ni loop theory despite showing all intuition and no sensing. The loop theory always seemed silly to me especially in cases like this. To finish to repeat myself, i until now fail to see how he could be a high Se user. There are so many scenes in which he basically says he thought he was talking to Watson while he wasnt there, that seeing him as a natural observer is weird for me. But . . . From what I saw so far, Sherlock wants to use his knowledge pear something he does not want to cover ideas he just wants to know the facts and (again) direct their conclusions to reach the end. What about the case of "The Abominable Bride", I see no problem of Ni more than do. L had their deductions, and actually hit, but it was not focused as Near, a clear example of INTJ. Where I'm getting at is that Sherlock is not customary to leave your options open, he enjoys internal debate, but he wants to get a place and does not use many possibilities for this are more intuitive facts directed with What will happen no what could happen. consider* My bad, i'm a bit exhasted. Both INTx's use both inductive and deductive reasoning. Sherlock doesn't really have any of these weaknesses characteristic of his type, because he is an ideal form. not necessarily in the middle, but he is an INTJ when best to be so and an INTP when best to be so. Finally, if you havent seen it, you should watch the latest episode "The Abominable Bride", where he basically imagined an entire case just to be sure that Moriarty was truely dead (yet he saw him die in front of his eyes), which shows that he isn't someone who only trust the facts and has a huge logical job behind to considerate their relevance. Well to begin with, what L first did in Kira case was to do some observation : the murders were occuring in a specific city (fact) then he emitted the theory that Kira was located in this city and then organised a way to prove that. To continue : L was in fact quite decisive, since the beginning he had the conviction that Light was Kira and pursued this lead since the end (others were even calling this obsession) - i made some post on L's page to explain further his personality if you want to check it. This Sherlock's only goal is to solve interesting cases, not to prove his conclusion or get something bigger from that (like he said to Moriarty with the painting case) which is not consistent with Te as extraverted thinking users want to systemise, reach a common goal through showing to others evidence of their work that they can themselves get. L process is different from Sherlock. INTP's obviously collect evidence, but pave the way for various theories and end up ignoring certain facts and sequential process. In the history of The Hounds of Baskerville an INTP to hear about the alleged dog would have to accept the fact that there is actually a huge mutant dog, but would look for evidence. An INTJ would probably find impossible and would want facts and conclude that the boy was suffering from a trauma. An INTP investigator doesn't look to evidences . What is this idea out of nowhere that INTPs are indecisive guys who cant consider fact . He search for facts, his theories are according to facts already stored it in order to select them and use them in the future. Ni-Te. The alleged deductions it has to be according to actual and potential events. Just to prove that Sherlock does use deductive logic (instead of what your link claims), when he comes to a crime scene he has several ideas in mind, then looks to the facts to reduce them progressively (you can see it on the "A scandal in belgravia" episode ~6 mn) -sometimes he needs to do experiment to test his ideas . It is not INTP. It is clearly more inductive than deductive, he wants facts and then sequentially to the final path, knowing select what is important and what is not. www. thescienceofdeduction. co. uk. So even if the inductive/deductive association was relevant, it wouldnt makes him an INTJ, because he isnt. He is an INTP, and i join you on the fact that observation isnt in his natural tendencies. There are more induction than deduction. Ni-Te works with more induction than deduction equal Sherlock. com/@daniellekkincaid/the-sherlock-holmes-conundrum-or-the-difference-between-deductive-and-inductive-reasoning-ec1eb2686112#. f02ok1ny2 Ti is more Deduction and Te is more Induction: http://www. com/blog/2013/04/why-te-is-inductive-and-ti-is-deductive/ Sherlock is more induction than deduction. Te>TiISTJ makes more sense than INTP and ISTP, but the method is different from Si, because it concentrates the mind in a targeted and fully deductive way. Sherlock is not very interested in that; the organization is in the mind, not the environment like your brother; It is a deductive, inductive, immediate, non-inductive, immediate, manual. No, man. That's Ni-Te. The method of Mind Palace is practically the main basis that it supports, where the information he selected as important are stored to be used in the world. Again, Ni-Te-Se. He's an Se user. He's the ultimate realist and doesn't bother indulging other people's ideas. He evens mock them. But the character is certainly introspective, but not like Ti, but as Ni, because he believes in all their guesses and deductions that are well-aimed, thus rewriting correctly virtually EVERYTHING he's see - Ni-Te-Se, no. And I think the character has more Fi than Fe. When he is in emotional moments - like the episode that he was drugged - he can understand what you're feeling at the moment and is quite sluggish in understanding what the momentary feelings of others. Ti is the focus on introspectiveness to analyze the present situation or various imaginary situations so 'subjective logic' '. In the case of Sherlock, he wants to apply what they learned individually and not delve into the introspectiveness and rationalize all he's feel. bobnickmad , Sherlock is only aware of things that draw attention; Sherlock is not all the time analyzing the small details of the environment - has moments that he must have everyone shut up and think. Sherlock sees the flaws and makes a deduction of how it happened. Sherlock divides what is important to use and act sequentially to the goal, is not lost on internal logical ideas, he goes ahead because he wants to get somewhere. ISTP too are only interested in the knowledge they can use, because being STs they aren't interested in knowledge for knowledge sake, but only in how it help in whatever skill they try to excel at. http://ojjt. I find the idea of an individual who excels at using the 4th function pretty far-fetched. Can a type develop their 4 function so well that they use it as an asset, or even be really good at it from time to time. Sure. No, that's for higher users. An INTJ with mature Se will pay attention when he needs to, but being hyper aware like Sherlock. ISTP makes more sense than INTP or INTJ because it's less self-contradictory. An INTJ with inferior function Se very well treined. He wants things done, is selective and addresses a sequential order and logistics to solve the case. Te definitely. I can say the same with the "possibilities" argument they use for arguing against Ne. Also posted a comment on the site and so far not appeared. I just go to a website where it says that Sherlock is INTJ: https://mbtifiction. com/2014/11/09/why-sherlock-isnt-an-intp/ The site has some interesting arguments, however, I disagree in part. The argument that Sherlock is decisive is rather generic, because IxxP's when they're doing something that really matters can become quite decisive and objectives. I set out my arguments on the site I mentioned up there, it would be interesting you also expose their arguments to the author read, because the author appears to be serious and it would be interesting to see how reprimand the debate (if if you have one) to try to reach a decisive conclusion about the kind of character. ISTP. . Serious. . Sherlock relies a lot on the mental knowledge, relies heavily on what comes to your mind. The concrete that you speak is already being dominated by these ideas beyond the present. There's no way he's not intuitive. Now we go to where I want to go: INTJ or INTP. . . Now we see the side INTJ: Arrogant, assertive, concentrated intuition and selective, decisive and goal - not to leave the options open to something you are doing. They think that Sherlock is more like what. ''. Do not. This is how it works Ni. Sherlock is INTJ. Sherlock was created to be a kind of detective superhuman: the character demonstrates comprehensive ideas and connections with past details creating a recreation and has needs to give life to a skull to discuss about it and always are storing data for that [Ti-Ne -Si]; usually shows a quick analysis of what happens around focusing on small details of the environment and likes to taste with concrete techniques [Ti-Se]; It has good deductions, plans, only learns what matters for the future and has great need to finish things [Ni-Te]. ISTP. Ti is obvious but I don't know where did people see Ne. He isn't an N type at all just because he wasn't conceived as one. All the explanations about Sherlock being INTP or INTJ work nicely for ISTP as a whole. ISTPs perhaps are the best at analysing the world around them and using practical deductive logic. It is VERY helpful in small details, he usually sees what is happening around you and see that there on the couch that is a few meters away is the cats, all in a few seconds. It is not wise, he does things risks without thinking of the consequences of his actions, his plans is not something complex and phenomenal are only small strategies. Not because it is natural observer he'll only see what's there, Ti in a ISTP is great for analyzing details and patterns, and it only learns what it would be useful for your work, nothing to cover his knowledge. He is a ISTP with Ni very well treined. It is not INTP. Arguments to INTP are few convincing. INTJ's with asperger syndrome can be quite thorough and observers. Sherlock is selective, is not concerned with comprehensive knowledge, he is only interested by what is important to your work. They are still denying. Compare it with L and Near and see which of the two it will be more like. And from what I observed, the INTJ's who want to be more quiet, always think what to say and, in some cases, think both in talk that end up not saying anything just because of Ni. (Nothing a developed You can not solve. In objectivism, Sherlock is really more like the side INTJ. Sherlock seems also to have lower Fe has certain moments in the series that he knows he's being rude and insensitive and tries to comfort the person, just as a lower Fe does. He does not care much about the mess and also liked to discuss ideas with a skeleton John to appear. He likes to share and explore possibilities - it seems Ne, no. (Though I think INTP's may end up being so, since I heard that many lose interest in various issues they consider boring and only seek development in which they are constantly challenged. ) mental palace seems to be Ti-Si, always likes to store data inside the palace and when he is in trouble he calls connections with details of the past, analyzing every detail to find the solution, all internal way a computer. Finally, the character has traits of INTP and INTJ. But it makes me fall to the side P - an INTP well developed indeed. And from what I observed, the INTJ's who want to be more quiet, always think what to say and, in some cases, think both in talk that end up not saying anything just because of Ni. (Nothing a developed You can not solve. In objectivism, Sherlock is really more like the side INTJ. Sherlock seems also to have lower Fe has certain moments in the series that he knows he's being rude and insensitive and tries to comfort the person, just as a lower Fe does. He does not care much about the mess and also liked to discuss ideas with a skeleton John to appear. He likes to share and explore possibilities - it seems Ne, no. (Though I think INTP's may end up being so, since I heard that many lose interest in various issues they consider boring and only seek development in which they are constantly challenged. ) mental palace seems to be Ti-Si, always likes to store data inside the palace and when he is in trouble he calls connections with details of the past, analyzing every detail to find the solution, all internal way a computer. Finally, the character has traits of INTP and INTJ. But it makes me fall to the side P - an INTP well developed indeed. The fact that he does not care about any of the aftermath of the cases he resolves is also very INTPish. Cumberbatch probably being an INFJ might be the answer. He does not rule out possibility without exploring them, while an INTJ wouldn't bother to do it so much. Also, all of his findings are described and depicted in a very logical way, giving all the details of the reasoning from point A to Z without many leaps (its basically when he starts speaking quickly to enumerate every piece of the puzzle). No INTJ would say he doesnt need to bring evidence once the case is solved, its just the perfect contrary of Te. Once the problem is solved, Sherlock Holmes has done with it and passes to something else. It uses Ni and Te for this. The process is fast, can quickly identify and choose what should be done. Thank you for the explanation. Changing my vote for INTP. But as he says, at the beginning he has many explanations and progressively explore all of them (sometimes doing experiment on his room to test his theories or searching on his mind palace the issue of past cases). He even asks Watson or Lestrade to generates ideas that he can check. I think we shouldnt be fooled by the need of results of his job and take it for Ni. Ni types would naturally omit since the beginning possibilites and arbitrary/intuitively follow one lead. @TheMemphis But as has been said, it is not leaving much possibilities open, he dismisses, something that is not very common among INTP's because, like it or not, the cycle will repeat itself. You think an INTP rule out possibilities. Se will make connections, but not connections as deep as Ne (which is what they said basically). It's also worth noting that he thinks wayyyy too deep when he goes over his cases in his mind, much deeper than an Se probably would. What Sherlock uses isnt the sensorial facet of observation. He observes what's beyond what is present. The way he proceeds on a case is basically puting all his mind on spotting certain things and then do some connection that others cannot. Thats Ne aux, not Se aux. All of his time he's this guy lost in thoughts, always enriching his mental palace with new data, making new connections , with his past cases also. At a point he often misses whats happening on his surroundings, while ISTP are aware of these things. The INTJ vote is just laughable, he doesnt share any point with this type. All he wants is solving cases. . . ) . This Sherlock Holmes is an INTP, there is no doubt about it. I think IxTP makes more sense than INTJ. Even being surprised If the normally active in it, it does not get much time in the world of planning and consequences, he risks, like challenges. What makes me be in doubt about intuition is the Memory Palace which to me is quite Ne-Si / Si-Ne, finally I have not finished the series, and for me this Sherlock was created to show the image of a perfect detective with its sensory side and intuition quite developed. The way his Ni hits him later on and makes his thought process "click" makes me inclined to believe that it's tertiary. Then he runs off and tries to tells other about it so he can solve the case (Se. ). Ti are always changing ideas as they analyze things, it's the nature of Ti. I didn't believe it at first, but I'm sure he's a Ti user of some sort. wtf. . 5w6 - agreed. Quite possibly a 531 tritype. . Sherlock acts, his thought process is visible. Ti is silent, subjective logic that keeps to itself. Sherlock draws from the evidence at hand (Se) to predict the case´s solution in a tunnel vision-like manner (Ni). INTJ, INTJ, INTJ. Sorry for the Flood, it seems that this site is bugI understand ISTP vote, but does not have as an auxiliary If having all that intuitive ability. I understand ISTP vote, but does not have as an auxiliary If having all that intuitive ability. He is seeking mind games, something that ISTP not like much. He is seeking mind games, something that ISTP not like much. I understand ISTP vote, but does not have as an auxiliary If having all that intuitive ability. I understand ISTP vote, but does not have as an auxiliary If having all that intuitive ability. He is seeking mind games, something that ISTP not like much. He is seeking mind games, something that ISTP not like much. An INTP would not be able to ignore possibilities or the worst day of his life. Not because the character is disorganized that it has no Te. It does not use all the possibilities in his favor, he knows, he is bound for facts to create intuitive analysis. He is objective and bound in now. Ni-Te-SeGuys, he is the embodiment of Mastermind. Guys, he is the embodiment of Mastermind. has left the house* (for my first post)Just adding the parallel between him and Moriarty. And Moriarty is an ENTP. The guy who talks to his chair during an entire month before someone ( Lestrade) tells him that Watson is no longer there and has left, an ISTP and not an INTP . He is clearly an INTP. 5w6 INTP. I thought it was INTP, but I must agree that the character is quite observer facts in the here and now, and can draw logical conclusions of the present moment without thinking of many possibilities, so much so that it goes on quite unpredictable. I do not know if an INTP with Si developed would be so, but I think he is a ISTP Ni developed. Yes, ISTP. He's very observative, he takes note of everything visually (Ti/Se), and it usually takes him a while before the answer hits him and he comes to a realization (moments of visionary Ni). In defense of sensor: I know this is a weird concept, but sensors can also make logical connections to arrive at the complete picture. They just start from the evidence and draw conclusions from that (deductive reasoning/S) instead of coming up with a vague hypothesis and THEN finding evidence to fill in the gaps (inductive reasoning/N). Brought to you by a Snarky INTP. Dude is detail oriented and obsessed with concrete data. The problem with typing Sherlock is the fine line between Si and Se. Sherlock appears to be using Se when he exhibits hyper-vigilant traits during cases, is looking for new cases out of boredom, and makes impulsive decisions. So is he an INTJ or INTP. To be honest, it's too early to tell. In general, his version of Sherlock has INTJ facade: tenacious, arrogant, crystal-clear vision. I think it's probably because Benedict himself is an infj. So I think I'll have to go with INTP then. The people who think Sherlock is S crack me up. I am gonna say INTJ but you could also make a good argument for INTP. Mind palace = Si The rest of the "Se" is Ne Clear INTPWhy sx/sp . . A Te would also be more organised, which is not the case if you look at his flat. Ne collects data and possibilities from the external environment and he interprets them with Ti and stores them in his mindpalace. The weaker Si helps him to build his mindpalace based on past ideas and deductions. His Fe is very weak, he doesn't care about what other people think of him and doesn't want to please them. My verdict: INTP. Those lightning fast, intuitive logical connections he makes by simply looking at an object, things that allow him to "observe" patterns in things others can only merely "see," combined with the way he works through problems internally, should be huge red flags that he is INTP. What you meant to say is no way is Sherlock an S. Clear INTP. Impossible type, so.