The world as perceived by a confused 22 year old introvert
Here’s a fun chart by ~makani & Simbaga outlining each Harry Potter character’s Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® type!
*We agree, we’d never pin Ron as an ENFP.
Character Artwork by Makani
Does anyone else find it strange that, for a website that is usually pretty good about mental health, Tumblr is somewhat obsessed with the Myers-Briggs Test?
Do people like it the way that total skeptics occasionally read horoscopes for shits and giggles?
No one really identifies themselves by the MBTI, right?
Tumblr’s also obsessed with absolutes, with defining everything as either Best Thing Ever or Worst Human Ever with no wiggle room for things or people to change, and Myers-Briggs allows for a suitably wide range of combinations that allows everyone to compartmentalize themselves and still be a special snowflake.
Also, seriously? Draco Malfoy as the Strategist/INTJ? If anyone was a strategist in those books it was effin’ Dumbledore.
Whoa there horsey. I don’t have this alleged agenda of putting people in boxes because I think I know who they are better than they do— that would be idiotic, because Myers-Briggs is entirely based on how people see themselves, not how they’re categorized by others. If you take a moment to look at my other charts like this one, you’ll notice that the range of characters falling under each personality type is extremely wide, as are the people who repost them and talk about their type.
I don’t just assume that all INTJs are conniving, or that all ENFPs are idiots, or that every INTP is just like Hermione. Pointing out people’s similarities within a certain type is boring and redundant, and exclusively reserved for shallow things like horoscopes and tarot cards. These charts are meant to comment on the individualized nature of these sorts of psychological tests, and how people of completely different backgrounds and preferences can share things in common with characters that are, in reality, wildly different from them in an endless variety of ways.
By the way, I’m an ENFP, and I’m almost nothing like Ron. ;)
So… I’m like Hermione?
King of Spades - Ned Stark
(Part of my newest on going personal project, more to come)
Contrary to the popular and nebulous myth perpetuated that Macs are better for “creative” things, that’s simply not the case. Software dictates everything and the Adobe Creative Suite which covers most digital creative trades is available universally, and with a very tiny number of Mac or PC exclusive pieces of software, none of which fall into the realm of digital painting (Photoshop, Sketchbook Pro, Painter, Manga Studio, etc. are all cross-platform) — which you choose is more a preference of workflow and budget than one with a definitive answer. I own both and while I’ve used both extensively, I personally have grown to prefer macs for my workflow for two main reasons:
- I find that how files are organized and accessed in the interface to be much more logical, and thus quicker to get to. This is one of those things that really depends on how cemented you are in using one operating system or another and how well you know the little tricks and gestures behind them. (Though my opinion of Windows deteriorated substantially with Windows 8’s fragmented interface)
- The hardware is more reliable in my experience by a very wide margin — wide enough that the price tag Apple slaps on them has proved to be totally worth it.
I build my PCs so I’m very aware how much more bang for the buck one gets when things aren’t encased in ultra-sleek aluminum and slapped with an Apple logo — but I’ve never had a single issue with a Mac I’ve owned, and many with the PCs I’ve built over the years, including the one I just built, despite it having the most reliable and highest-end parts I’ve ever used. I can happily fix these issues, but I don’t want them on something I rely on so heavily for work. But know that artists can create the exact same level of things across Mac or PC, so it’s not a matter of capability — it’s taste and budget. Before I had any income to make that decision, I used what I could afford and that meant a mid-spec PC and it did the job just fine — don’t feel like you need top of the line shit immediately. Beautiful work can be made with entry-level bamboo tablets and decade old PCs — the speed, efficiency, and quality of the tools you use can improve the experience of creating things digitally, but it won’t improve you magically. Much like oil painters start out with diluted student-level paints and cheap synthetic brushes only to eventually graduate to artist grade pure pigments and fine sable brushes, or a photographer starts with a disposable and works their way up to a 5D MkIII, let your equipment evolve with your progression and needs as an artist.