Legendary comedian Eddie Murphy is back, for how long who knows but his recent comeback on Saturday Night Live (SNL) and “Coming 2 America” (a sequel to the original Coming to America) exceeded my expectations. If anything it was refreshing to see some old school talent totally crush it.
Some of my other all time faves are “Beverly Hills Cop“, “48 Hours“, “Another 48 hours“, “Dr. Doolittle“, yeah even “Norbit” are some of my all time faves. Eddie Murphy took a break from showbiz for a long while though and his return to the big stage made me want to dig into his personality type.
Bill Gates, co-founder, pretty much the face of Microsoft. Software developer, billionaire and in his later years, philanthropist which I think are all key in typing Bill Gates. At the time of this post, Bill and Melinda Gates have decided to break up and throw in the the towel, who knows why really. We’ve got more important matters at hand, like figuring out whether Bill Gates is an ENTJ, INTP and I even considered the possibility of the ESTJ (I know that’s a stretch, but worth a chance in our analysis). Let’s take a dive, shall we.
Tom Hardy, who could have better casted as “Bane” in “The Dark Knight Rises” (2012). Better yet, a better “Max” for the movie “Mad Max: Fury Road” (2015). Not to mention “The Revenant” and “Warrior“- both excellent choices for movie night.
Alright, I haven’t forgotten about Marvel’s “Venom“. Tom Hardy, does so well in dark movies it seems, villains and anti-heroes, I don’t know maybe it’s the tats and the beard. Grungy, savage beast mode, mysterious, rugged seems to be Tom Hardy’s default – a tad bit menacing, maybe a little depending on the mood.
Tom Hardy is a highly debated personality type and when you do your research, there isn’t much to go by. He seems guarded with a lot of unknowns – we can only go by his interviews, movies and some informational stuff on Wikipedia. One things for sure though, Tom Hardy is an SP user. In personality speak, that means he is sensory perceiving leaning. Extraverted Sensing, I would say this shines more than any other function on his stack.
“Dumb and Dumber“, “Ace Ventura“, “Saturday Night Live“, “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind“, yeah I know I can’t list all of them here, but you get the point. Jim Carrey brings his talent to the table, no matter what the character nor the script, Jim Carrey is game. “Capable” wouldn’t do this personality type any justice, so read on and I’ll tell you what that is.
“Relentless” would probably be more fitting, after all were talking about the ENTJ here. Jim Carrey, an ENTJ – no not an ESFP or an ENTP but a relentless ENTJ, with that dominating, Te we call Extraverted Thinking.
Look I know what you’re thinking, An ENTJ? Not the jovial entertaining ESFP or the intergalactic creative ENTP? Yeah, Jim Carrey is an ENTJ. ENTJ’s aren’t always the CEO, Entrepreneur, Top Executive, Director types. ENTJ’s can be whoever they want, a perfect type to be when you’re Jim Carrey.
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Colbert had some pretty big shoes to fill and that he did, carrying on the torch after David Letterman left the set back in 2015. Colbert and his humble beginnings included “The Daily Show” hosted by Jon Stewart where he moved on to hosting his own show known as the “The Colbert Report“.
One of my favorite segments on the “Colbert Report” was yes, you guessed it – “Truthinews”. Witty, entertaining and intellectually light on the heart – if that makes any sense. I think it’ll make sense later, so read on.
Dwayne Johnson, a.k.a. “The Rock” we all know from WWE/WWF Wrestling before he went on to star in several blockbuster movies including Fast & Furious, Doom, Rampage, Baywatch (2017) and Jumanji (2019) just to name a few.
At the time of this writing, recently announced was his casting as DC’s “Black Adam”. Yeah, definitely looking forward to do that – bring it on. Dwayne Johnson would totally kick ass as Black Adam.
Dwayne Johnson’s personality type is somewhat of another brain twister, but I’m up for the challenge. Try looking up his personality type on the interwebs and you will get a mix of attempts.
Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder and Amazon CEO of this massive E-Commerce company we all know as Amazon. Yeah I love the name. A name I don’t think will ever go away, online shopping -everything online. One of Bezos‘ famous quotes –
“The best customer service is if the customer doesn’t need to call you, doesn’t need to talk to you. It just works.”
I couldn’t agree more. I shop on Amazon all the time, yeah there are returns and awful products out there. Sometimes, my package gets lost, damaged, stolen or in extremely rare cases – just never arrives, but that’s the worse case scenario. At the end of the day, Amazon isn’t successful for nothing. Amazon, or should I say Bezos – keeps customer service as the main priority.
Enough about Amazon, though it’s hard to separate the two. On to the man who literally wrote the word Amazon on his wall before Amazon went online.
Barack Obama, 44th and first African President of the United States. A super interesting personality type to dive into, partly because of his eloquent delivery and hand gestures while speaking, but mostly because there’s been a split consensus to what his type really is. Even after his term(s) as President, he is still remains quite relevant and active in politics, culture and social media all around.
There was a time when Barack Obama was under scrutiny over whether he is in fact a U.S. citizen, conspiracy theories and speculation hovered for quite some time. Whether he was born in Kenya or Indonesia is no longer a subject of debate now, it seems we all agree now Obama was born in Hawaii based on Wikipedia and FactCheck.org.
It’s about time I write about Jimmy Fallon, Saturday Night Live and talk show “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” are some of his notable achievements. I took a quick gander at Wikipedia, and it was Tina Fey who said, quote “He’s one of two people I’ve ever seen who was completely ready to be on the show.” Coupled with what I already know about Jimmy Fallon – his show is packed with so much entertainment, music and laughs. Guests are fully engaged on his show, the participating factor in of itself is attention grabbing.
Alright on to Jimmy’s personality type. I’m pretty solid on my assessment, but would like to mention I could see a case for ENTP or ENFP. But I see more sensory expressed in how Jimmy carries himself, let alone the way he engages with his guests and audience. It’s the in the moment, experience given that really shines for Jimmy. The scattered versatility sprinkled about, most of which are sensory from mimicking, popular impressions and fun activities that reveal how relentless Jimmy is. It’s that Se, Extraverted Sensing element that keeps reaching, ever ready for anything reached for. With the exception of stars, based on one of Jimmy famous quotes –
“Don’t keep reaching for the stars because you’ll just look like an idiot stretching that way for no reason.“
Today I wanted to write about Jack Black, yeah I know random yet out of the ordinary. Best known for “School of Rock”, “Nacho Libre” and yes, even King Kong – Jack is so fun to watch. My ultimate favorite though is “Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny”. Yeah he can be a little quirky, but that’s heavily overshadowed by originality and innate talent – qualities that the ENTP possesses. Yeah, Jack is an ENTP.
Yeah, if you checked out the video above – only an ENTP would cross his legs in a child like manner on a live talk show.