The Great Langurd Psychoanalysis (Not Another Birthday…)

Today this blog turns nine years old! I hate that for us. Tewl and his descendants have plagued our lives for too long.

While I like to put out a post every year just to acknowledge the day, the level of effort always varies. Second only to last year’s Paint cake, this may be the laziest celebration of all—largely because I prepared it for the 8th birthday, and then ran out of time to flesh it out and saved it for this year instead.

So here’s the deal:


The Great Langurd Psychoanalysis

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Just for fun (I repeat: JUST FOR FUN) I decided to run every heir and heiress through the 16 Personalities MBTI test. How do you do that with Sims, you ask? Well, in what turned out to be a very scarring character exercise, I tried to put myself in the headspace of each Sim and answer the questions for them. I focused a little less on their in-game traits and a little more on the voices I gave them in captions, though I tried to take both into account.

For anyone who’s delved into MBTI stuff, you’ll know it can be super enlightening to read about different types and learn how they apply to your friends and family. If you’re a writer, it can be just as fun to try to type your characters.

For anyone who’s unfamiliar with it, the system is based on four different letter pairs: I/E, N/S, F/T, and P/J. Everyone is supposed to lean one way or the other on each of those spectrums, resulting in 16 possible personality types.

Here’s an EXTREMELY SIMPLIFIED breakdown of what these letter pairs mean:

E=Extroverted / I=Introverted
Extroverts focus their energy outward and tend to gain energy from being around other people. Introverts have an inward focus and tend to gain energy from being alone.

S=Sensing / N=Intuitive
Sensors gather information with their physical senses and tend to prefer things that are concrete and factual. Intuitives work from inner cues and tend to enjoy theoretical ideas and concepts.

T=Thinking / F=Feeling
Thinkers are more likely to base their decisions on objective reason, while Feelers are more likely to consider emotional factors (others’ and their own).

J=Judging / P=Perceiving
Judgers like to make plans and stick to them. Perceivers keep their options open and focus on the here and now.

There’s a fifth letter too – A (Assertive) or T (Turbulent). That just determines whether your identity is more stable/assured, or you tend to adjust according to stress or criticism.

This is like 0.00001% of the story. If you want to read more about it, there are plenty of resources out there!


My giant disclaimer:

Please take this all with about ten kilograms of salt, on account of:

a) They are sims.

b) The validity of MBTI as an index is constantly questioned by the psychology community.

c) My knowledge of it comes from YouTube, the general interwebs, and a few friends who know their stuff.

d) They are sims.

With that said, let’s get to the results!


Tewl: ESTP

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In-Game Traits: Rebellious, Loser, Flirty, Mooch, Commitment Issues

ESTP Stereotype: Literally a Chad

I mean, come on. This guy is just Tewl without the hawk. You just know that that “sport” bag is actually full of booze.


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Other tidbits that fit (from 16personalities.com):

“Entrepreneur personalities love to be the center of attention

Theory, abstract concepts and plodding discussions about global issues and their implications don’t keep Entrepreneurs interested for long”

“Entrepreneurs leap before they look, fixing their mistakes as they go”

“Entrepreneurs are the likeliest personality type to make a lifestyle of risky behavior. They live in the moment and dive into the action – they are the eye of the storm. People with the Entrepreneur personality type enjoy drama, passion, and pleasure

“Also challenging is that to Entrepreneurs, it makes more sense to use their own moral compass than someone else’s. Rules were made to be broken

“Entrepreneurs are full of passion and energy, complemented by a rational, if sometimes distracted, mind”


Razor: INFJ

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In-Game Traits: Brave, Disciplined, Good, Heavy Sleeper, Good Sense of Humour

INFJ Stereotype: Mentally 85. If you want to get to know them, good luck.

Razor being a literal four-letter opposite to his father makes ALL the sense. Also, we all know he was the true wizard in the family despite not really being one (sorry Boa).


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Other tidbits that fit (from 16personalities.com):

“Advocates can speak with great passion and conviction, especially when standing up for their ideals. At other times, however, they may choose to be soft-spoken and understated, preferring to keep the peace rather than challenge others.”

“Concepts like egalitarianism and karma can mean a great deal to Advocates.”

“Advocates may be reserved, but they communicate in a way that is warm and sensitive.”

“Advocates value deep, authentic relationships with others, and they tend to take great care with other people’s feelings. That said, these personalities also need to prioritize reconnecting with themselves.”

“Advocates need to take some time alone now and then to decompress, recharge, and process their thoughts and feelings.”

“Many Advocates feel compelled to find a mission for their lives.”


Katana: ENTP

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In-Game Traits: Grumpy, Hates the Outdoors, Can’t Stand Art, Perfectionist, Party Animal

ENTP Stereotype: The ultimate chaotic neutral.

In my experience, ENTP’s often have a pretty chill exterior but are lowkey the best manipulators you will ever meet. If that doesn’t scream Katana, I don’t know what does.


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Other tidbits that fit (from 16personalities.com):

“Debaters are the ultimate devil’s advocate, thriving on the process of shredding arguments and beliefs and letting the ribbons drift in the wind for all to see”

“People with the Debater personality type have a way with words and wit that others find intriguing”

“…this type doesn’t mince words and cares little about being seen as sensitive or compassionate

“…find themselves respected for their vision, confidence, knowledge, and keen sense of humor, but often struggle to utilize these qualities as the basis for deeper friendships and romantic relationships.”

Boredom comes too easily for Debaters, and fresh thoughts are the solution”


Lira: ENTJ

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In-Game Traits: Evil, Insane, Athletic, Can’t Stand Art, Friendly, Absent-Minded

ENTJ Stereotype: We’re not all evil dictators… except when we are.

This just makes me even more scared of her, tbh.


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Other tidbits that it (from 16personalities.com):

“Commanders are also characterized by an often ruthless level of rationality, using their drive, determination and sharp minds to achieve whatever end they’ve set for themselves”

“…brilliant entrepreneurs, and their ability to think strategically and hold a long-term focus while executing each step of their plans with determination and precision makes them powerful business leaders”

“Commanders push their goals through with sheer willpower where others might give up and move on, and their Extraverted (E) nature means they are likely to push everyone else right along with them, achieving spectacular results in the process”

“To people with the Commander personality type, emotional displays are displays of weakness, and it’s easy to make enemies with this approach – Commanders will do well to remember that they absolutely depend on having a functioning team, not just to achieve their goals, but for their validation and feedback as well, something Commanders are, curiously, very sensitive to


Balboa: ENFP

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In-Game Traits: Heavy Sleeper, Clumsy, Supernatural Fan, Unlucky, Equestrian, Genius

ENFP Stereotype: Crackhead with big feelz.

ENFP’s aren’t really crackheads. In fact, most of the ones I know are way too intellectual for me to categorize Boa among them. But then again, he was mostly too hopped out on jellybeans to show his true colors…


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Other tidbits that fit (from 16personalities.com):

“Campaigners (ENFPs) are true free spiritsoutgoing, openhearted, and open-minded.”

“Without a healthy dose of imagination, creativity, and curiosity, a Campaigner simply wouldn’t be a Campaigner.”

“They can’t help but ponder the deeper meaning and significance of life – even when they should be paying attention to something else.”

“But once the initial bloom of inspiration wears off, Campaigners can struggle with self-discipline and consistency, losing steam on projects that once meant so much to them.”

“Campaigners are proof that seeking out life’s joys and pleasures isn’t the same as being shallow. Seemingly in the blink of an eye, people with this personality type can transform from impassioned idealists to carefree figures on the dance floor.”


Gumby: ENFJ

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In-Game Traits: Athletic, Evil, Frugal, Loves the Cold, Loves the Heat, Coward

ENFJ Stereotype: Has responded to hot singles in their area. Empathizes with ants.

ENFJ’s are one of my favourite types IRL, and Gumby’s Evil trait would technically disqualify him if he actually utilized it. I do feel this one’s a slight stretch, but I also wrote him as a cartoon character so any real personality would be.


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Other tidbits that fit (from 16personalities.com):

“Protagonists’ secret weapon is their purity of intent. Generally speaking, they are motivated by a sincere wish to do the right thing rather than a desire to manipulate or have power over other people”

“Few things bother Protagonists more than the prospect of letting down a person or cause that they believe in.”

“These types brim with interests, and they take great pleasure in pursuing their hobbies – whether that’s hiking, cooking, dancing, growing houseplants, or something else entirely.”

“But Protagonists have a tendency to take on other people’s problems as their own – a habit that can leave them emotionally and physically exhausted.”

“Protagonists can be among the best friends anyone could wish for. Kindhearted and trustworthy, people with this personality type dedicate incredible amounts of energy and attention to their friendships.”


Calamity: ISFP

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In-Game Traits: Insane, Brave, Couch Potato, Clumsy, Dramatic

ISFP Stereotype: Middle name is danger. Just wants to be a tree. Doesn’t get why everyone can’t just love each other. Fucking hippies.

All that nonchalant running into burning buildings… I think it works.


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Other tidbits that fit (from 16personalities.com):

“Adventurers live in a colorful, sensual world, inspired by connections with people and ideas.”

“…they use aesthetics, design and even their choices and actions to push the limits of social convention. Adventurers enjoy upsetting traditional expectations with experiments in beauty and behavior

“Adventurers live to find ways to push their passions. Riskier behaviors like gambling and extreme sports are more common with this personality type than with others.”

“Adventurers don’t plan their futures in terms of assets and retirement. Rather, they plan actions and behaviors as contributions to a sense of identity, building a portfolio of experiences, not stocks.”


Siesta: ENFJ

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In-Game Traits: Party Animal, Loves the Heat, Bot Fan, Animal Lover, Hot-Headed

ENFJ Stereotype: Subtitute Mom Friend. Nobody cares about ENFJs.

Somehow, Gumby and Siesta being the same makes a lot of sense. The quoted stuff below I mostly see in her relationship with Dusty, and maybe a little in her “Cool Robot Mom” schtick. Besides that I’m not super confident in this one either.

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Other tidbits that fit (from 16personalities.com):

“Few things bring Protagonists a deeper sense of joy and fulfillment than guiding friends and loved ones to grow into their best selves.”

“When something strikes them as unjust or wrong, they speak up.”

“When Protagonists care about someone, they want to help solve that person’s problems – sometimes at any cost. […] After all, there’s a reason that these personalities have a reputation for helping others improve their lives.”

“Protagonists tend to have a clear vision of what people can or should do in order to better themselves, but not everyone is ready to make those changes.”


Observations and Stuff

6 Extroverts / 2 Introverts
2 Sensors / 6 Intuitives
3 Thinkers / 5 Feelers
4 Judgers / 4 Perceivers
5 Assertive / 3 Turbulent

Average Type: ENFP-A or ENFJ-A

Types can also be categorized into Analysts (*NT*), Diplomats (*NF*), Sentinels (*S*J), and Explorers (*S*P).

We have:
4 Diplomats
2 Explorers
2 Analysts
0 Sentinels

Sentinels are literally the glue of society, so this explains a lot.


And there you have it! I am mostly pleased to discover that not a single one of them shares my type (INFP). However, I also fit in the Diplomat category with Razor, Boa, Gumby AND Siesta, and that’s not a comforting thought.

Kudos if you read through all of this! It truly wouldn’t be a Langurd birthday if I didn’t go and take something way more seriously than it deserves to be taken.

If you know your Myers-Briggs type and want to share in the comments, I’d love to hear it! If you’re a MBTI expert and you want to shut all of this down, go ahead! Or if you want to try it with your own Sims—proceed with caution, but by all means, do it!

That concludes the ninth birthday of The Dysfunkshinul Legacy. See you in a year! Hahahahahahaha just kidding I’m chaining myself to 7.17 as we speak.

Happy Simming!

-Sam

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  1. Hot damn that’s some impressive analysis. And I thought I was going big by taking the hogwarts sorting hat quiz as a good chunk of my heirs and spares!

    I am also pleased none of them share my type; I’m an INFP I think, though I might be INFJ?? It’s been a long time and my memory is garbage.

    ANYWAY, I want to say congrats on making it to nine years, but I also don’t want to say that, so what I AM going to say is congrats on not giving up!!!! You can do it!!! 🎉

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    • That IS going big! I totally forgot you did that – and in retrospect, it could’ve made for a much more fun and topical post. 😛

      Woooooo, INFP club! Or potentially not, but I’m also veeeeery borderline on the P/J spectrum (like 1 or 2 percent) so close enough either way. Woooo INF-something club!

      Yes, perhaps not something to be congratulated on. XD But thanks!! I’m getting there! I can’t see the finish line, but I can maybe see like… the last water station before the finish line… or something. Idk, I don’t run marathons.

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    • Oh also not sure if I ever said congrats on completing the Gordon!!! I may have missed some chapters toward the end, so I’ll hop back over there once I’m done with all these comments. XD

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  2. Magpie2012/Ravenangel888

    INTP-T over here.

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  3. You call that lazy?? Damn!

    I don’t think I ever registered that Gumby was evil.

    I tested as an ENTJ in my misspent youth, though now I’m pretty sure I’m an I, I’m pleased to share a MBTI score with the scariest of all Langurds.

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    • It was lazy until I spent another, like, four hours on it. XD

      I don’t blame you. I have to keep reminding myself that he wasn’t a Coward until AFTER university. That kid didn’t have an evil bone in his whole celery stalk of a body.

      Oooooh, either way, very cool! I think those are the two rarest types for women, actually? And I’m a little envious that you get to match Lira. One of the stereotypes I read was that ENTJ’s “make INFP’s shit their pants with their presence alone.” I’m an INFP and I’m highly offended but also nodding in agreement.

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  4. I think I’m an INTJ, if I’m remembering that right, it might be INTP. It always amuses me that this blog shares a birthday with my younger brother.

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    • Nice! I’m loving that I have so many NT readers because you guys tend to be big intellectuals! 😛

      And wow, really?! It’s actually two days after my younger brother’s birthday, too! So unfortunate for both of our brothers (but moreso yours, lol).

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  5. I agree, this is impressive! I wish I was as in tune with my Sims as you and other bloggers are. I also love the small but funny interactions those Sims get up to. Gumby and his horses are the best!

    Yes, absolutely congrats on 9 yrs and sticking with it. Your characters and their antics make my day. Looking forward to the next chapter. Cheers!

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    • Ahh, that’s so nice of you to say! “In tune with” is a really generous way to phrase “sharing a measly braincell with.” 😛 I do miss Gumby and his horses!

      And thank you! I will try to get many more chapters out this year! 😀

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  6. I am disturbed that I share 3 out of 4 letters with Tewl…

    Hi, ISTP-A here. We’re not all “mechanics”…some of us are mathematicians…it boils down to the exact some thing but with numbers & letters instead of wrenches & metal bits. XD

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    • I am so, so sorry for you XD

      But also that’s super cool! I’ve tended to be a bit narrow-minded about N types being the masters of the theoretical realm, but my brother is an ISTJ and also very good at visualizing numbers and patterns (he’s in robotics), so both of your types intrigue me. (My updated theory is that N’s are all the crazy people. 😛 )

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      • I’ll admit, I know very little about the personalities. That being said, the way I understand N vs S is that S tends to be more “I want to understand this thing, so I take it apart and put it back together” while N is more “I want to think about the world and human nature and how everything in between fits together.”
        The difference seems to be “understand” vs “think”. S types want to decompose something they don’t understand into bite sized pieces until they DO understand, whether that’s a literal take-apart-the-car-engine or a more mental unravel-mysteries-of-physics thing, it’s all a more…tactile way of exploring the world, physical or mental. N types aren’t looking for a one-and-done solution, but more like…a conversation or internal debate and what-ifs that can change with new information. It’s like the difference between a physicist and a metaphysicist. One talks about the rules of the universe (S), and the other thinks about “what if the universe is a simulation” (N). Neither are “wrong” or “bad”, and the ideas CAN exist together. But they’re VERY different perspectives.
        I’m S, my partner’s N and we DO NOT understand how the other one thinks.

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      • Yes, that’s a very good way to put it! It may be a liiiiittle less clear cut, because I know a lot of N’s (myself included) who lean toward systematizing/breaking things down in pursuit of understanding, but in general I think we’re more likely to accept the rules of that system without seeing them in concrete practice, if that makes sense? Because almost everything is open-ended and hypothetical for us, so every framework we make in our heads is kinda temporary anyway.

        But yes, in my experience as well, N and S types may just have the biggest disconnect in trying to explain themselves to each other. XD

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      • Huh. You learn something new everyday! It also explains my partner’s headspace a bit more.

        It gets better. My partner’s a borderline INTJ / INTP, but with the Emotional Understanding chip installed. He likes communicating stuff, and emotions are no exception. And I’m just standing there, “Dude, when I figure out these random balls of chest energy, I’ll let you know.”

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      • “Random balls of chest energy.” I love that. XD My type is *supposed* to be the most in tune with our emotions, but that still seems accurate sometimes.

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      • Huh. That’s a fascinating breakdown of N and S, and I agree it definitely describes personality types. OTOH, my spouse and I are both Ns, and that’s the classic computer scientist trait. We computer scientists are ALL about breaking things down into their component parts and analyzing them.

        I guess really these personality categorization systems never have a prayer of really capturing the complexity of human personality.

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      • Are you both NT’s, too? If so, practically tailor-made for computer science. Lol.

        But yes, you’re right. I really enjoy “typing” for all the doors it opens to understanding people (and also from a character development standpoint), but there’s so much it can’t possibly account for!

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