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Sherlock Holmes MBTI type

 35



I

95%

N

92%

T

98%

J

51%

Temperaments

SJ [3%]
SP [5%]
NT [91%]
NF [1%]
 

Breakdown of 360 votes


INTJ   (166)

 
The Mastermind

INTP   (144)

 
The Architect

ISTP   (17)

 
The Crafter

ENTP   (13)

 
The Inventor

ISTJ   (10)

 
The Inspector

ENTJ   (3)

 
The Field Marshal

INFJ   (2)

 
The Counselor

ENFJ   (1)

 
The Teacher

ESTP   (1)

 
The Promoter

INFP   (1)

 
The Healer

ISFJ   (1)

 
The Protector

ISFP   (1)

 
The Composer



40 Comments



INTP

November 14, 2017

Watching it right now. We INTPs get lost in our heads and need our Watson's who can define truths with clarity and prescion . INTJs accomplish things . INTPs live inside a problem going over everything , every angle, possibility, solution,variable etc. Sometimes analysis paralysis set in and we do nothing.


otime001

INTP

ENTP

November 10, 2017

ENTP + se

He needs interaction to bounce ideas off, just most people around him he considers idiots so he seems alone alot


MBTI

ENTJ

INTP

October 14, 2017

He is Crazy. He Is not J.


reLight

ENTP

ENTP

October 7, 2017

Clearly ENTP, with Causal-Deterministic cognition style.

Both ENTP/INTJ are Constructivists and Process Types.

This one has weak Fe, but it's still valued.

ENTP can't be more obvious.


Foxkit

INFJ

INTP

July 24, 2017

Though logical and clear in his thinking, Sherlock is way too disorganized and unplanned in his personality to be INTJ. That's more Mycroft, perhaps.


Luminis

INTJ

INTJ

August 27, 2017

@Foxkit

I wouldn't say he is disorganised at all. He just makes it appear that he's disorganised, but everything fits into a system only he sees (I realize the same could be applied to INTPs). But for example, remember the marriage episode, 03x02? He went into a crazy planning mode to compensate for his uncertainty - organized sitting arrangements, learned napkin modelling from YouTube and even took it upon himself to personally talk to all people who could've potentially caused problems for Mary in the day of her wedding. Seems pretty Te to me.


PZ;)

INTP

INTJ

August 27, 2017

@Luminis

I agree with you and I would just add that yes, Sherlock seems to be pretty disorganized most of the time in real life. But his thoughts, his mind palace is organized. He doesn't care if his flat is messy. He doesn't care about any of this ordinary stuff. That's Sherlock. But show me an INTP that is able to perfectly organaize his/her thoughts into some mind palace. I tried. I really did and if I continue speaking figuratively, I'd say, it's destroyed by idea bombs every few seconds.


INTP

January 12, 2018

@PZ;)

His mind is organized but he is creative and he knows what it's happening in the case fast


Sherlock

ISTP

ISTP

July 9, 2017

The fictive Sherlock Holmes is absolutely an ISTP. No doubt.


INTP

January 12, 2018

@Sherlock

He is lazy and he is faster at thinking


INTP

July 9, 2017

I believe he is an INTX but I would have to differ with him being a J. When emotionally unstable, INTPs tend to act out emotionally. They do things that go against usual logic.


A Kay

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INTP

June 2, 2017

It seems pretty clear that he's a Ti user. With Ne, he sees different alternatives to a solution and used Ti to eliminate and find the best one. Furthermore, Ti cares mainly about logical consistency, that's why Ti users (as a dominant function) excel at finding discrepancies and making logical connections. Now regarding his behavior. Watching the show you can see his behavior is typical of a perceiving type. Sherlock is not distressed in an uncontrolled environment. Sherlock himself is disorganized and impulsive. He's also more inclined to make rough plans and improvise the rest of the way. And Sherlock doesn't seem to have a long term goal or plan, he just wants to solve cases (only the most interesting ones of course). He doesn't even take money for solving them (unless pressured to do so by John). He just wants intellectual stimulation. INTP is the best guess.


frodo

INTP

INTJ

May 29, 2017

He often wants to control other people's actions, for example telling Anderson to shut up while he thinks. This is a Te trait. An INTP could also be overconfident with his thoughts and ignore others, but 'dominating' trait is very far from INTP. He is an INTJ who uses NiTe.


INTP

May 14, 2017

It's clear he's an INTX.
If you look at his planning skills, everything seems to be really improvisational. Not to mention his work/home space are very disorganized.. leading me to believe he's a P.


andressa

INFJ

INTP

April 30, 2017

I think it's pretty clear he's INTX. I vote for P because he pivots, improvises, and lives intensely in the moment. I see how it would make sense to think he's J for making plans and thinking ahead, but I deal with 3 INTPs and 2 INTJs on a daily basis, and the INTPs act so Sherlock-like I am often dumbfounded. :)


Luminis

INTJ

INTJ

January 23, 2017

1/2 Now that S4 is out, let's review everything we know. I rewatched everything and took notes. I could justify both INTP and INTJ by using functions - uses Ti to understand everything holistically, Ne for random bursts of insight, Si for accurately remembering stuff and inferior Fe when he isn't able to assess when he's hurtful to others and then feeling sorry, like when he deducted all the things about Molly's present in S2E1. For INTJ, inferior Se amasses info from outside and his Ni connects it to the bigger picture but also makes him very oblivious to some things that are happening (not noticing John isn't sitting next to him for a few hours in S4E1). His Te works to solve problems impersonally and effectively and his Fi makes him ignorant of social conventions and only does what is personally meaningful.


ME

ENTP

INTP

February 8, 2017

@Luminis

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INTJ

February 18, 2017

@ME

I can understand that...


Luminis

INTJ

INTJ

March 11, 2017

@ME

What was that supposed to mean? If you want to challenge my opinions then please come at me with facts instead of senseless mockery. I'm always open to change my views when presented with reasonable proof but this is plainly stupid. What's wrong with trying to come to this responsibly? We both know this Sherlock J vs P war is going on forever so I wanted to shed some light on this conflict


INTP

August 31, 2017

@Luminis

"We both know this J vs P Sherlock war is going on forever". Might be the most accurate statement in this entire app.


Luminis

INTJ

INTJ

January 23, 2017

2/2 With that out of the way, I think S4 really proved Sherl in fact isn't a Sensor (to those few). However, Miss Hudson raised the question whether Sherl isn't in fact a Feeler, though I refuse to believe it. Now, let's go back to the absolute basics. Sherl doesn't like to leave things open. He always makes conclusions at first and only later he tests them. He decides at the first possible moment. When something doesn't go the way he planned, he's nastily surprised. He still adapts quickly due to his very high intelligence but I think these facts suggest that he's in fact a J.


Luminis

INTJ

INTJ

November 2, 2016

I thought of Sherl as an INTP at first because I thought he's way too spontaneous, but I see a nice Ni-Se combination where he subconsciously amasses loads and loads of data from the external world to incorporate it into a net used to 'predict future'. Ni and Ti can be easy to confuse because both create a system of knowledge. I also see him using Te to solve problems


INTP

October 29, 2016

He doesn't often rely on hunches, preferring to logically organize the data instead (sign of dominant Ti). Even when he does use hunches, though, they tend to be Ne in nature: random bursts of insight. Also, he uses a lot of Si, learning from the past and retaining information well.


INTP

October 28, 2016

I guess people say he is a J because he can make plans and stuff, but a INTP can do it as well. The difference rest on how he reacts to events. J people tend to be more calm and plan the next action. I guess Moriarty is a INTJ, but Sherlock from bbc is very VERY spontaneous. There is simply no way he is J


ENTP

July 8, 2016

This is so frustrating ! Am I the only one here who sees him as a pure ENTP ?!!
He has a massive Ne followed by a very good Ti with extremely high IQ ...
Can't U really see this , I mean he is jumping from one subject to another - while talking - very quickly, wants always to look clever and wet , looking for fun - no personal goal and no schemes - , talking very quickly - he likes to talk he just can't stop talking and showing off - and finally he is crazy enough to play ...
That's what I think


scifigrl

ISTP

ISTP

October 2, 2016

@Khaled Aymen

I'm an ISTP with adhd and that describes me. He's a genius. His mind's going to be overactive. I think the fast talking is just because he's so far ahead of everyone. Doesn't necessarily mean ENTP.


Luminis

INTJ

INTJ

November 3, 2016

@Khaled Aymen

I can understand why someone sees him as an INTP. But with the amount of time he spends in his head, there's no way his dominant function is extroverted


INFP

June 10, 2016

I don't know why... But I don't see him, his character as an INTJ... True, that SH is fictional and change a lot, so hard to decide which type is him!
Sorry for my english!


INTP

January 12, 2018

@SherLockedRiss

Are you kidding me?! He doesn't understand anything about feelings


ISTP

December 3, 2015

(BBC Sherlock) I feel that he is sensing rather than intuitive as he remembers the scene as a snapshot and is able to look deeper into this rather than remembering the underlying meaning in a scenario. He is also very random in his approach and doesn't have plans for the future.


INTJ

November 2, 2015

He's definitely an INTJ. It's almost as if no one has even heard of cognitive functions over here.
He uses NiTeFiSe. If you don't know what that means, don't vote.


INTJ

October 23, 2015

Sherlock uses a mind palace to remember details and automatically connects small pieces of data to a big picture. He has huge abstract systems in his mind and intuitively knows things - Ni. He is only concerned with data that solves crimes, not knowing that the earth goes around the sun. Obviously Te. NiTe is INTJ and TeNi is ENTJ. NOT an INTP, who use TiNe. Since he wants to solve problems more than direct people, an INTJ. (This is the brief analysis. I ran out of space.)


INTP

October 24, 2015

@Brenna Thompson

I can see J. On the other hand, he's not planning anything. He lets the details come to him and works with what he is given.


INTJ

January 31, 2016

@Brenna Thompson

Remembering details and connecting bits of data is a trait of Si.


INTJ

March 6, 2016

@Brenna Thompson

Remembering data is Si trait, connecting the data to a bigger picture is Ni trait


ISTJ

July 14, 2016

@Brenna Thompson

But he doesn't intuitively know things. He always has to have proof. He says himself that he observes everything, from which he gathers facts. He's not dealing with intuition. He's relying upon what he can see. That's sensing.


INTJ

August 10, 2016

@Becky Sue

Exactly. That's extraverted sensing, which is an INTJ's cognitive function, unlike ISTJs that use introverted sensing as their main function. Study cognitive functions before, then vote, please.


INTP

September 19, 2015

He calls himself a "Sociopath" which means a person who's personality disorder manifests into "antisocial" behavior or lack of conscience. This is BBC Sherlock so the books don't fully apply with personality but more story so the books don't fully apply here. He is highly annoyed by people but that might just be because he sees others as idiots because of his high IQ. He prefers to text rather than call which is a trait most common among typical introverts. I view him as an introvert.


ME

ENTP

INTP

February 21, 2017

@Oyashiro Higurashi

Anti-social doesn't necessarily mean that a person hates socializing. Just that they don't want to confirm to the so-called "normal". They want to be different. For example, I'm anti-social but I like socializing.


Cassie

INFP

INTP

August 18, 2015

I think he is more of an extrovert in the books.


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