Carissa and Charity, two bloggers I've recently "met," are superb at figuring out what MBTI personality types different fictional characters have. In case, you don't know, MBTI = Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, a bunch of questions about your preferences and habits that can lead to great insights into your own personality, as well as other people's. What I find the most fun is seeing what fictional characters I have the same type as. I'm an ISFJ, and as I mentioned in this post, Dr. John Watson is also an ISFJ -- I'm so tickled to have a companion in the canon!
But anyway, my husband and I were discussing Sherlock last week, and how the characters are a lot different from the originals. The show is really a retelling, not an adaptation, and I'm fine with that. The show tickles me, for the most part. But that portrayal of Sherlock Holmes is quite a bit different from the character I grew up with. And, serendipitiously, Carissa and Charity have both blogged recently about what they believe Sherlock Holmes' MBTI type is -- Carissa discussed the BBC version, and Charity discussed the original. And they're both such fascinating posts that I have to share them.
Go here to read Charity's brilliant post about the canonical Sherlock Holmes.
Go here to read Carissa's scintillating post about the BBC's Sherlock version of the character.