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.
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.
“Iron” Mike Tyson. Easily one of my top 5 favorite boxers of all time. See, I grew up in this era – a great time for boxing and a great time to be playing one of my favorite video games. Yes you’ve guessed it – Nintendo’s Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!!
So we all know Mike Tyson – if you don’t then you’re totally missing out on some really classic boxing fights and knockouts – literally. Mike Tyson has been in there with some true heavy weights all while overcoming adversity – Mike has been on top and he’s been way way down at the bottom. A true warrior indeed.
Jason Bateman, I really like this guy – dude has talent. I wasn’t even aware he was in a lot of shows I really liked back in the 80s like “Silver Spoons”, “Little House on the Prairie”, “The Hogan Family” then fast forward to “Juno”, “Arrested Development” and “Ozark”.
I’ve seen sources say Jason is “ENTP” or an “INTJ” and I disagree. I could not find one source that concluded what I think he is and I was a little surprised. I don’t see “ENTP”, however I do see a case for “INTJ”, but I don’t see “Introverted Intuition” being Jason’s dominant function – you can see it his interviews and his acting.
Denzel Washington, I don’t know anyone that doesn’t like Denzel. From the days of “Glory”, “Ricochet” and “Crimson Tide” to “The book of Eli” and “Equalizer” – Denzel has displayed a 360 view of what an ENFJ is like, but in Denzel’s body. Now I’ve heard sources say ENTJ, ENTP, or INFJ. ENFJ’s are versatile and sometimes I feel like an ENFJ’s is good amount of other personality types smashed into one. I just don’t see ENTJ and ENTP in Denzel, and definitely not INFJ.
Extraverted feeling is Denzel’s dominant function and many people take the feeling part in the wrong way. Extraverted feeling is what give Denzel the ability to make decisions based on the external world. This is why a lot of ENFJ’s do so well with connecting with people – it gives them the advantage on almost playing field – communication being an essential element in our society.
Ryan Reynolds is an easy one to type although some sources give ESTP as being a possibility, I think he’s an ENTP. These two types are a bit like INFP and INTP (and many others), two types that are so close it’s hard to tell which is what. It really boils down to a lot of factors and if you’re a linguist typing might actually be something you might want to get into. There’s a lot of reading to do.
Ryan is a likeable dude – he’s in the likes of Chris Pratt and Robert Downey Jr (both ENTP’s). ENTP’s are a tough one to dislike, the kind of trouble or mischief they get into or create is a bit different than that of an ESTP. ENTP’s are comical, funny, quick witted intellectuals – the mad scientist type so don’t let Ryan’s dashing good looks fool you.
Shia LaBeouf, can I just say “Shy La Buff”? Ok so Shia is an interesting dude, I usually like to write about people who have settled in to themselves, aged and seasoned folks who have a workable timeline I can observe. With Shia though, he’s matured into himself – well not fully but enough personality to grind through.
The sources have come up with INFP, INFJ, and ENFP. I do think Shia is a perceiver not a judger – yeah I know what you’re thinking, I’m breaking my own rule about cognitive functions. When observing dichotomies, what I like to do is feel one’s energy, one’s “vibe” if you will – something a person does long enough it shows. Perceivers have a different way of roaming the earth, you just have to get that vibe.
I’m a big fan of Patrick Swayze movie classics from “Dirty Dancing”, “Point Break”, “The Outsiders” and “Ghost”. Patrick is always a fun one to watch there’s no doubt about that.
Extraverted feeling rules Patrick’s function stack, a fluid and versatile ENFJ needs vast open space to really thrive – ENFJ’s need some space to roam and interact with their environment. Patrick can dance, sing, surf, skydive altogether with his dashing good looks, this ENFJ is the full package.