What you should be for Halloween, based on your Myers-Briggs type
Don't go as a zombie or a witch. Let us help you be something more unique.
With Halloween only a few days away, you may be in crisis. You may have gotten caught up in life and/or Netflix over the last few weeks, only to wake today in a kind of stupor, tearing apart your closet for props. You may even be so desperate that you're considering going as one of this year's most popular costumes, like a zombie, Harley Quinn or Wonder Woman (though even Gal Gadot hasn't historically been that unoriginal).
But if you can dredge up some effort, consider taking a more scientistic route: we've put together some costume ideas for you based on the famous Myers-Briggs personality test. Haven't taken the test yet? Take an unofficial version here to find out which one of the 16 types you are, and what all these letters mean. Have a spooky day...
INTJ (Introverted, Intuitive, Thinking, Judging)
Your costume: Sherlock Holmes.
You've probably already used your deductive powers to deduce your ideal Halloween costume this year, you future-thinker you. But consider this: If you walk around with a trench coat and a pipe, you can tell people uncomfortable things about themselves and pretend you're just being in character. And if you're up for it, use your analytical abilities to solve "The Case of the Missing Decorative Pumpkin You Worked Way Too Hard On."
INFP (Introverted, Intuitive, Feeling, Perceiving)
Your costume: Nina from "Black Swan."
Use Israeli-American actress Natalie Portman's likeness to access your artistic, emotional energy. Dance on, you dark beauty. Dance on.
ISTP (Introverted, Sensing, Thinking, Perceiving)
Your costume: Astronaut.
Your love of exploring the universe and tendency to tinker will not be wasted with this costume. Walk into the Halloween night like someone coming back from the international space conference that was just held in Israel. Alternatively, if you're not so into launching into space, you can build yourself a "rocket scientist" costume: a rocket with a lab coat. One free pun comes with every costume.
ISTJ (Introverted, Sensing, Thinking, Judging)
Your costume: Hermes from "Futurama."
This funky Jamaican bureaucrat may have been a little more extroverted than you, but he has a love of rules and structure that'd surely win him a place in your heart, or at least make him a decent employee.
ISFP (Introverted, Sensing, Feeling, Perceiving)
Your costume: A painting.
A painting. Not a painter, a painting. You've got an artistic personality, so now's the time to have some serious fun with your costume: Buy a white outfit and paint all over it. When people ask "What are you supposed to be," just reply, "whatever you think I am."
ENTJ (Extroverted, Intuitive, Thinking, Judging)
Your costume: The Brain from "Pinky and the Brain."
You're a logical thinker who's assertive around others, enthusiastically shares ideas, and has a white tail that looks like you broke it while falling down a staircase. Just go easy on your minions, they love you so.
ENFJ (Extroverted, Intuitive, Feeling, Judging)
Your costume: Billy Flynn from "Chicago."
It's party time, and all eyes are on you. Razzle-dazzle them, 1920s style like American actor Richard Gere did in the video above.
ENFP (Extroverted, Intuitive, Feeling, Perceiving)
Your costume: Ariel from "The Little Mermaid."
You're a spontaneous dreamer with a zest for life, and you've always wanted to be part of a new world: one you create yourself. Or one you figure out how to breathe in after making a sketchy pact with an octopus woman, despite not having room for lungs in that head-to-waist ratio of yours. Either way.
ESTJ (Extroverted, Sensing, Thinking, Judging)
Your costume: Judge.
Grab your gavel, it's time to get everything straightened out. For your first case: Smith v. Smith. As in, which of your younger siblings ate all the candy?
INTP (Introverted, Intuitive, Thinking, Perceiving)
Your costume: Dr. Who.
You're as endlessly curious as a Brit in a red Turkish cap, and what others consider "reality" doesn't hold much space glop for you. Just make sure not to get too distracted by some fascinating thing and find yourself in a "Dude, where's my TARDIS?" kind of situation.
ENTP (Extroverted, Intuitive, Thinking, Perceiving)
Your costume: Cosmo Kramer from "Seinfeld."
You've got big ideas, and you're not just going to let them stay in your head, whether they include putting a jacuzzi in your living room or opening a pizza store that lets you make your own pizza.
ESTP (Extroverted, Sensing, Thinking, Perceiving)
Your costume: Bart Simpson.
You're great at persuading other people and thinking on your feet. Or on a skateboard, in this case.
INFJ (Introverted, Intuitive, Feeling, Judging)
Your costume: Thomas Jefferson.
Your intuition and inward focus make you as independent as the guy who wrote the Declaration of Independence. As Jefferson said, "delay is preferable to error," so take your time gathering Victorian clothes and dying your wig orange.
ISFJ (Introverted, Sensing, Feeling, Judging)
Your costume: Padme from "Star Wars."
Natalie Portman has dropped into this list once again, ISFJ-ers, all for you. Like Padmé, you'll sail to the edges of your galaxy for your people, and you make sure to take care of them with your thought-out plans that would go so much more smoothly if pesky surprises didn't get in the way.
ESFJ (Extroverted, Sensing, Feeling, Judging)
Your costume: Dorothy.
You may be far from Kansas, but you spend most of your time helping your friends find their brains, courage and hearts. Not to mention vanquishing a witch using your awesome ability to pour water out of a bucket.
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