Sign Up | Log in |

Emmanuel Kant/Immanuel Kant

MBTI enneagram type of Emmanuel Kant/Immanuel Kant Realm:

Psychology, Philosophy, Writing and Social Sciences


INTP - 39 vote(s)
INTJ - 13 vote(s)
INFP - 1 vote(s)
INFJ - 1 vote(s)
ISTJ - 1 vote(s)

Log in to vote!


1W9 - 16 vote(s)
6W5 - 4 vote(s)
1W2 - 1 vote(s)
5W4 - 1 vote(s)

Log in to vote!

Log in to add a comment.


Sort (descending) by: Date posted | Most voted
  • Posted on: 2017-09-12 02:25:25


    How is he in any way a perceiver?

    • Posted on: 2017-09-12 02:57:45


      It's hard to say. He is absolutely a 1w9 without question. In terms of his MBTI type, anybody who has read or dabbled in The Critique of Pure Reason, the pleonastic verbosity of the text is hard to follow without the reader scratching his or her head constantly. All that suggests INTP... Then again, we have accounts that say Kant left his house at the same time every day and followed the same schedule with painstaking scrupulosity. That all sounds very ISTJ-ish in behavior. But his prolix works are definitely the mark of an INTP. Plenty have assumed Kant is an ISTJ based on his development and proclamation of the Categorical Imperative. But there is no reason that Kant (as a possible INTP) couldn't still have developed a highly disciplined lifestyle due to his belief in a deontological moral universalism, stemming from the Categorical Imperative.... It's just hard to see an ISTJ writing this much. Nevertheless, he definitely does have Si as a function, which is why he can't be INTJ. So INTP seems like a good option, as stereotypical as that may be for the majority of philosophers.

    • Posted on: 2017-09-13 21:05:48


      Honestly I'd expect an INTJ to display more traits of MBTI's Si than an INTP, as an IxxJ type. Why must it be between INTP and ISTJ? If he must be intuitive then INTJ at least has more in common with ISTJ than INTP does. I also don't understand why an ISTJ couldn't have written as much as he did.

  • Posted on: 2017-12-29 22:53:18



    Clear INTJ in all letters.  I find it funny most people type him 1w9 since most people also seem to say his moral philosophy proceeds from his view of the mind and not the other way around (would seem to indicate 5 over 1).  Don't really understand 6w5 votes.  I actually agree with 1w9 though because I think his moral telos colored the way he went about categorizing the minds' functions.  1w9-5w6-4w5 probably though the heart thing I only put as that to tack on some more 5.

  • Posted on: 2018-02-13 15:34:30



    Crutique of Pure Reason is condensed Ti. It's like an average INTP ideas compressed 10x and put in a can.  I can't simply see Te anywhere.

    • Posted on: 2018-02-13 15:45:57



      Wasn't the book like 1000 pages long? How is that condensed lmao

  • Posted on: 2017-12-19 22:44:21



    let's compare Kant (ISTJ),Descartes (INTP) and Hegel (INTJ).

    Kant want to categorize the faculty of the mind, show the opposition between empirical knowledge and knowledge who came out of our experience (Si detail and comparison +Te classification).

    Descartes made a philosophy focused on possibility (Ne) and rationnality(Ti)

    Hegel have a clear vision about what future will be (Ni) and made one of the most complete philosophy about society organization (Te)

    • Posted on: 2017-12-19 22:45:18



      the hegel comparison can be applicate also to marx (another INTJ)

    • Posted on: 2017-12-29 22:56:56



      Even though Hegel certainly is INTJ he's a Jung Ti who actually moves fairly well into Te territory in constructing his all encompassing theory (I don't understand this NJ "Ni all encompassing" business because even the most INxJ heavy in all letters will probably not be driven to create such an all encompassing theory on things outside the self because it's focus is highly subjective).  Jung saw Hegel as Ti with mixed intuition and contrasted this with Kant who was pure thinking introversion and Nietzsche who was Ni mixed with Ti.

    • Posted on: 2017-12-30 07:44:18



      Nietzsche does not have any Ti.

      his philosophy is totally opposed to socrate's Ti desire of finding the idea/eternal truth.

      we can see his Te in Human all to Human, he explained why hard work and planning was the most important part in art.

      his philosophy inspired by ancient greek perfectionnism is also very Te

  • Posted on: 2017-12-30 11:06:54



    If he thinks like an INT but is very systematic, he's INTJ fair and simple.

    "detail and comparison" is thinking, not Si, Si is subjectivity in processing life experiences

    The "Si" talked about in function axis MBTI is really Judging: being methodical and duty-based is a caracteristic of Judging, not sensation. The exemplary ISTJ is a person characterized by methodology and principles above all, thus by thinking dominance.

    Kant is clearly characterized by thinking dominance but is also intuitive (no S will spend that much time perfecting theories inside their head), so he's INTJ.

  • Posted on: 2017-12-30 11:11:55



    He's used as the exemplary Ti type by Jung btw, almost as if Jung had Kant in mind when describing Introverted Thinking.

    Either 5w6 or 1w9, probably strong enough on both to switch between then.