Hiyo. These are just my notes on some typings for characters from the Shatter Me series by Tahereh Mafi, as Restore Me is coming out soon and it got me thinking about the characters again. Looking over this, I’m surprised there are so many Ni users (no matter the position) in the main squad. Usually no one gets high Ni-users well enough to do more than one of them justice as characters, so I’m really glad Mafi does what she does.
Juliette – INFJ or INFP. It was a hard choice between INFJ and INFP despite these types being completely different in terms of functions because of how unstable Juliette came across and tbh I didn’t read the first book that carefully. If you asked me another day, I might flip-flop to the other one. I say INFP because she refuses to compromise her values when she refuses extravagent meals among other luxuries she’s offered in the first book. BUT I would also say INFJ because of how she’s mentioned how her parents had rejected her, she’s very concerned about how people feel and how they feel about her.
idk sometimes characters/people exist in ways that transcend mbti, alright? I think I’ll revisit this typing when I read Restore Me because I haven’t reread the original trilogy to prepare.
Warner – Most definitely INTJ or ENTJ. My first reaction was to say INTJ until I read Destroy Me, so more likely ENTJ after some thought. Best boy contender disguised as a villain. He initially (by this I mean the first scene) came across as a crazed ENTP, but that was an act. He copes with a lot of his stressors by controlling his immediate environment e.g. always wanting clean clothes, flossing thrice a day, wanting warm socks, which suggests lower Se. In the Destroy Me novella, he tells the liuetnant (his grandpa) to stick to his opinion on coffee even though Warner himself wasn’t a fan of it because he dislikes the idea of using beans (stimulants in this case?) to get through the day. This suggests Te/Fi over Ti/Fe.
Kenji – ESTP, side note: he’s got mcfreakin’ hillarious dialogue. I highly encourage people to keep going in this series for the brilliance that is Kenji alone. He’s got a bombastic way of expressing himself verbally.
Adam – he might have a personality idk (Sorry). jk, I think he’s ISFJ perhaps.
I fell into the Funko figure collection trap this month. I used to call them the poor man’s nendo, but yes, I have succumbed. I had a Pearl Funko pop (non-glow in the dark) from college sitting on my shelves, but ever since I decided to splurge on an Elsa nendoroid with some Xmas money, I decided to get Elsa Funko pops too. And since I got Chinese New Year money… I splurged again. I won’t divulge on how big I splurged, but I splurged, oh my I splurged.
NGL I love Disney Princesses, so I splurged a bit on Disney Princess funkos. Again, I won’t disclose how much but I did.
I’m back from the UK! I went to Edinburgh for vacation and headed down to London for my graduation ceremony ;;; I’m still recovering from jet-lag but my jetlag from China seems to have reset, so now I only have a 6 hour difference to get over. Anyway! I bought A Skinful of Shadows by Frances Hardinge from the airport bookshop on a whim because it was shiny and it was about ghosts and I did not regret it at all. It seems to be a reoccuring theme that I invest heavily in historical or historical-based fantasy books all while history was my worst subject, but I can’t help it, it’s my niche.
Hi… so I finished SOC and CK and though they made me suffer as a reader, I do have typings for the squad. These are preliminary typings and I will definitely not be going back to revisit for the sake of accuracy. These are just the impressions I got from mostly reading and a bit of skimming to get through the duology. I’ll mostly just dispute that Kaz is ENTJ not INTJ because honestly I didn’t care about the characters all too much in this series. I’m all about correcting NTJ stereotypes tho.
Spoilers for Crooked Kingdom below because I can’t bare to go back and remember SOC.
Kaz – ENTJ
I disagree with everyone who automatically types this boy as INTJ because coughs brooding bad boy INTJ stereotype is so old… I’m done with it. And being an INTJ myself, I would say about Kaz the same thing I’ve said about Jumin Han – his primary goal is to get shit done which reeks of dominant Te. Kaz tends to act first and get stuff done then ask questions later. He’s choosing specific actions (Te) to get what he wants (what auxillary Ni envisions) rather than the other way around as an INTJ would.
Kaz has a good quote (yes, I admit there are a couple of CK lines I actually liked that shows his dom Te) When he and Wylan break into van Eck’s place they have the convo: “You’re not weak because you can’t read. You’re weak because you’re afraid of people seeing your weakness. You’re letting shame decide who you are. Help me with the painting.”
Kaz’s primary struggle in this series is showing mercy on those who wronged him or something (again I didn’t read too carefully because of my hatred distaste for the writing but I’m sure it’s somewhere in his arc). Wylan and Inej serve as foils or morality guides with their dominant Fi to Kaz’s dom Te. Their interactions urge him to embrace his Fi.
When Jesper asks who’s Jordie, Kaz mcfreakin’ snaps and it’s really obvious to everyone, showing that he’s got a short emotional fuse – which is understandable since feeling is his lowest function. INTJs would be better at hiding their emotional outbursts in my opinion.
Not to be all shippy with the mbti typings because people of any type can get along fairly well, but this would make sense why his interactions with Inej and Wylan are like the strongest if we go by the ExTJ x IxFP dynamic being a nice pair off. Again, this is just my opinion.
Inej – ISFP
Jesper – ESTP
Matthias – ISTJ
Honestly the ESTP-ISTJ dynamic Jesper and Matthias had going on was really (A-OK SIGN). Given their almost Zuko-Katara backstories – Matthias, whom I begrudgingly will admit LB did incorporate some Zuko into his character, and Jesper basically having Katara’s tragic backstory – I kinda ship it. Jetthias it is and Jetthias so it shall be.
Nina – ENTP
Wylan – INFP
Kuwei – idk Wylan was Kuwei longer than Kuwei was Kuwei.
I think it’s sort of the consensus that Yuuri is ISFP, but for the sake of completion (Vikturi pair) here we go. *Spoilers for the entire series*
Fi – Yuuri needs time alone to process his emotions. He also thinks about his feelings in terms of himself. He may not be aware of how he comes across to others e.g. Minami while he’s stewing over his internal dilemma. He has a more subdued way of expressing his feelings vs. Vik who is outright affectionate (dat Fe).
Se – From Viktor’s POV in the proposal episode, he observes the way that Yuuri was always looking for the right something, indicating that Yuuri is comfortable with sampling his external environment in the moment.
It’s noted several times in the series that Yuuri is in his element when he moves with the music during a performance. He’s willing to take risks like changing the jumps in his program on the fly.
Yuuri also has a tendency to stress eat from pressure before competitions.
Ni -Yuuri struggles to grasp a concept for Eros and needs to use katsudon to help him focus.
Yuuri thinks quite a bit about his future regarding his retirement from skating. Yuuri also sees the implication of his bad performance on Vik’s reputation. He thinks a lot about how he can’t keep Viktor away from the skating world and about the skating world without Vik.
Te – Yuuri makes some callous remarks in his internal monologue at the Nationals after he and Vik have that moment in the parking garage because LOL Vik’s methods didn’t exactly work. So his grip Te activates and does what’s effective in his moment of Te grip clarity?? We see this again in the finale internal monologue when Yuuri skates Yuri on Ice when he talks about Yurio being an idiot for using up his stamina or smth.
Yuuri wants to add more quads to his routine to match JJ’s difficulty score – basically to get the job done and get dat marriage medal. Unfortunately, this plan backfires because he focuses too much on the technique rather than playing his stregnths and he’s unable to skate his best Eros in the penultimate episode.
A rather amusing example of his Te is where he tells Vik to take him sightseeing (more overplayed in the Eng dub, but I thought it was cute) because nah he got a plan to relax with his bae in Barcelona.