A tumblr about the MBTI personality types of the characters in Homestuck.
Very possibly; the whole thing with ESTJs and INFPs having the same functions but in different order really throws you off to which he uses as his “real functions”. His Te comes off as inferior, though he appears as a successful leader for his team (but still it’s never really clear how much he actually contributed). His Fi function is indeed pretty solid, which I’m guessing is the original basis as an INFP.
So he shows his inferior function most often, and his dominant function least often. Karkat is a pretty messed up kid.
Thank you for the insightful input, Geromy Mindfang.
Let us establish things for everybody reading with a quote from the great Hussie, posted on an mspaforum in 2010 “The purpose is to pacify a partner who is dangerous. It’s not all about being platonic soul bros forever.”
The whole best-bros thing ties in with moiraillegiance, it’s very guardian-based, and primarily serves an evolutionary purpose to keep the troll race from killing itself with giving trolls feelings to individually keep watch over another, very similar to Auspisticism, but on matters beyond black romance.
Anyways, humanly speaking it’d basically be like if a more laid back person wants to have some type of relationship with a more uptight person to help them out, or at least that’s what I would define as human moiraillegiance. Theoretical pop-culture examples could be Higgens to Ms. Doolittle in My Fair Lady, Patrick to Spongebob, Donkey to Shrek, Biden to Obama, or even with Drake and Josh, but treating each other as the moirail instead of as separate roles.
Oh yeah, the question. According to this source on myers-briggs relationships, the result seems to resemble a form of moiraillegiance, with the INTP as the “Supervisor” and the ESTJ as the “Supervisee” (similar to the moirail role). It works as a decent parallell, but the INTP would be more condescending to the ESTJ as a moirail, and would work in the situation that both types had a mutual understanding.
So yes, a moiraillegiance-ish relationship could work out, but only successfully if they’re aware of the type of weird relationship.
I see, my response to Karkat as an ESTJ has been posted right over there
You have a good point, Karkat has a very interesting characterization, meaning a jumble of traits that don’t seem to quite add up. His ambitious desire for leadership is a trait very commonly found in ESTJs, but contrarily when ESTJs are stressed (which is seemingly always for Karkat) they have a harder time putting their feelings into words, not describing how Karkat usually is at all, which could mean:
Either way, any one or even multiple ones of those could be true; I’m just theorizing. Other than that, his ambitious straight-forward drive towards leadership and efficiency mainly point to ESTJ.
Another note, ESTJs really value competence, which Karkat illustrates colorfully with his arguments with past/future selves, a main topic usually criticizing his own competence for dealing with situations.
His own arguments with himself could even suggest an unnaturally extreme Thinking function, neglecting to even consider the feelings of his timey-wimey counterpart, with objectivism going as far as treating his future/past-self as a different person.
Anyways, awesome question/suggestion/thought thingy. Pretty cool.
Hi! I actually haven’t considered it until finejeez brought it up (he mentioned quite a bit about her being an INFJ a couple posts down) so you could say that she’s an INFJ in my personal headcanon. That’s definitely a good point for Calliope’s type, being all idealistically pacifist and stuff. Also, by the air of her, she also seems like one who’d have an unshown deep emotional side that you see a lot in INFPs.
Your two cents are a good two cents. I shall have these pennies bronzed and put on a pedestal.
Aah, good point.
The fact that Jane let her anger build up could indicate that she’s an Fi instead of the Fe that INFJs possess. BUT personally as an INTP and a fellow Fe, I still have acted in the same way where I let feelings build up inside instead of reflecting others despite it.
Oh! The first thing. Sorry, I haven’t really seen anything about INFJs about skepticism and cautiousness xP
I think that Jane uses Si more primarily, because Si is mainly about gathering details and making connections with them, which probably was used instead of Ni for figuring out a more detailed-oriented deduction, whereas Ni is more about the conclusions made about the information. Her whole sleuth-theme stuff shows her more looking for details with less of a focus on finding out ideas for the future.