“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.
Mike Tyson is an entertaining watch in and out the ring. Obviously nowadays he’s gained much more popularity in podcasts and wide range of interviews. There really is so much depth to this guy – I highly recommend checking out the documentary “Tyson”, on Netflix.
Now onto Mike’s personality type. I must admit I was super excited to have discovered his type – the ESFJ (aka. The Caregiver). Yeah I know, this may be a little mind boggling for you personality fanatics but I stand confident in this assessment. I’ll tell you why.
So which cognitive function rules Mike? It’s the Fe (Extraverted Feeling) – a very expressive function. Followed by Si (Introverted Sensing). The his tertiary function – Ne (Extraverted Intuition). I think we’ve seen a lot of this through Mike’s career and boxing post interviews. One may conclude that Mike is just all brawns, an uncontrollable brute with a nasty mouth. Well okay, I think during Mike’s heyday this is all actually true.
Fast forward to now – Mike has revealed another side to him. It’s this dynamic combination of his past and present that really intrigues me. Even more, it’s his most inferior function Ti (Introverted Thinking) that’s emerged into the limelight. You get a chance to really get to know Mike and appreciate his honesty, there’s a sense of authenticity.
So even though ESFJ’s are known to wear their hearts upon their sleeves, I found that when they do get angry the root cause comes from a place that they themselves wish to understand. It’s almost innocent and naive.