4434 7.6 8.21. A Beautiful Mind (2001)
John Nash (he HAS to be an INTP!)- and, yes, I know the movie was based on reality but I still wanted to include him.
Note: I don't think the *real* John Nash was an INTP but an INTJ- however, the Nash portrayed by Russell Crowe in the movie seems more INTP than INTJ. That distinction is important.
Clips from the movie that really emphasize the INTP-ness (keep in mind some of this behavior is also supposed to hint at his schizophrenia but a lot of it is just pure INTP behavior).
4001 6.7 7.12. A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)
Even though he only had a relatively minor part in this movie, Teddy struck me as very INTP. Although he could also be INTJ. I have David (the boy robot) pegged as an INFJ but am open to other theories.
I remember hearing they were going to make a toy of Teddy around the time the movie came out. I actually wanted one, just so I could have someone I could relate to but it fell through...
Unrelated to this list or even this list's entry, but so far (as of 2010) this seems to be where the Japanese are at at giving us a "super toy" like "Teddy".
1832 7.3 7.73. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
1002 7.7 8.24. Criminal Minds (2005)
I am guessing Spencer Reid from Criminal Minds is an INTP, although he could also possibly be considered INTJ. Because he is not a real person but a fictional person he changes with the ratings. I have noticed that in the earlier seasons (especially seasons 1 and 2) he was very INTP and the little I have seen of the later seasons he is more J type.
2484 7.2 7.85. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000)
I am going to say Gill Grissom is an INTP but many assume INTJ because of his apparent confidence and the fact that he is more obviously productive than "most" INTPs.
He has quite a lot of the P going on that I think is masked by his apparent confidence. He does change his mind and adapt to new information quite a lot and has the quirky bug-obsession going and no desire to really delegate to others or lead or follow. True INTJs do like to lead a great deal more than Grissom, which is why he makes the INTP cut as far as I am concerned.
I have noticed (not enough evidence to make an assertion that many INTPs are interested in hobbies that are complicated systems: video games that can be added to (and computer languages), role-playing games, studying insects (especially the social insect), paleontology, etc...
941 7.4 8.26. Dead Like Me (2003)
5151 7.7 8.17. Donnie Darko (2001)
Donnie Darko is an INTP. Yup.
The above is a perfect example of an INTP. Keep in mind Donnie is 15, drunk and a schizophrenic.
The clip below brings back so many memories from multiple high schools I attended.
In some scenes he seems to have the confidence of an INTJ but considering the idiots he has to deal with, he can afford to appear a little over-confident. He also *knows* things because he has seen the future so that tends to make him appear more INTJ than INTP but his true nature is INTP.
7809 7.7 88. Edward Scissorhands (1990)
Reclusive Inventor played by Vincent Price strikes me as INTP although I can see some people also thinking INFP just because of his childlike nature (again, going off stereotypes). INTPs CAN be child-like and happy go lucky. INTP is a way of looking at and addressing the world, but within that major personality type there is quite a bit of variability.
He might also be an INFP. Have to think about this. As these lists get larger it might be easier to tag characters without being as unsure.
I may move the inventor to my future INFP list. I am debating Willy Wonka's character- he is only sociable when he has to find a protege so I'd say I (despite the golden ticket scheme). He is more intuitive than sensory (just to be able to do what he does and imagine all these future possibilities is much more N than S). He seems emotionally stunted a bit, despite the weird emotional outbursts (especially in the Tim Burton remake)- and while he comes up with ideas he is more than happy to let the Oompa Loompas do the work while he sits around tweaking the system towards quasi-perfection at whim. So my guess is Willy Wonka is a very hard-to-read INTP.
3851 7.4 8.49. Family Guy (1999)
Brian (if not an INTP then he is an INFP- hard to tell as I don't watch it enough- Stewie is an INTJ).
I think Brian is a little too idealistic to be a true INTP so I will probably move him to the INFP list (along with Emily from the INFJ list, the inventor from Edward Scissorhands from this list, etc)...
1989 7.2 7.810. Gattaca (1997)
Vincent Freeman (Ethan Hawke's character) has got to be an INTJ- he is too confident to be anything but a J and the other factors are self explanatory.
Despite his suicide attempt, Jude Law's character, Jerome Eugene Morrow seems very INTP: both passionate and strangely dispassionate and bored all at the same time. It's a weird paradoxical quality seen in most INTPs (passion mixed by apparent indifference) that many people misread.
Haha. It's funny how we can see ourselves in others of the same personality type.
953 7.1 7.811. Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
Ted Kramer from Kramer vs. Kramer seems pretty much like a classic INTP (he loves his son and cares deeply but can seem a little cavalier to onlookers at times)...
It's hard to tell with kids, especially, but
Billy Kramer also strikes me as a budding INTP maybe more than any other kid I have seen on-screen. INTPs can be hard to peg, but Billy strikes me as one.
Like father, like son...
All the kid can think of is grilling his father's "business associate", even though she is half-naked and obviously uncomfortable. Heh.
An INTP father and son...funny to watch... I love when Dustin Hoffman mocks the 5 year old kid regarding the ice cream.
Classic little kid INTP stare off at about 50 seconds in! HA!
And even when he gets older and is in "Sixteen Candles" he still seems like an INTP in that role... so maybe actors are type-cast to play certain MBTI types. Haha.
3501 7.5 8.912. South Park (1997)
102 7.2 6.913. Star Trek: The Next Generation Encounter at ... (1987)
1395 6.6 714. Stargate (1994)
936 7 8.515. Stargate SG-1 (1997)
2668 7.8 8.716. Supernatural (2005)
797 7.5 7.717. The City of Lost Children (1995)
Heh. I am guessing Krank is an INTP. Or... god, that one is so hard.
Miette, as well, could be a possible INTP, but I could also peg her as an INTJ. She doesn't seem like an ISTP or ISTJ to me. She is a definite I, and seems more N than S 9although given her upbringing she does have quite an acute awareness of her surroundings which most INTPs do not possess but how much of that is survival)- definitely a T type and...damn she could almost equally be P or J. What some might view as confidence others might view as apathy with this character. I am going to trust my initial hunch and think- abused, neglected, eerily self-sufficent INTP.
2292 7.7 8.818. The X Files (1993)
Fox Mulder is a definite INTP. As you can probably see, even amongst INTPs (even strong INTPs) there is a lot of variability as to how INTPs act (after all, you can't fit the entire world into 16 basic types- and if you try, like I am, you are still going to see a lot of difference even amongst those with the same type).
Some people assume Mulder is an INFJ- hell give an INTP enough guilt and crap and they wil 8eventually* react. Besides, I am a strng INTP and my sister is a strong INFJ and I don't see her in Mulder. I see a lot of myself in that character though. Scully, I think, is an ISFJ or ISTJ (although apparently a lot of people see her as an INFJ- I don't see the N at all though, not for Scully).
People who voted for this also voted for
More lists from Lex