MBTI: Solidus Snake- ENTJ

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Never one to be unprepared, Solidus Snake is the only Rational family member of the Snake clan. Cloned from Big Boss himself, he fits right in with them and sticks out in just as many ways. Solidus’ mark on the franchise can seem small compared to that of Big Boss and Solid Snake but he and his plan still left an impression on players everywhere.

And what’s an ENTJ need besides a plan? Cronies, of course! And Solidus has got plenty of them. From his Dead Cell and Raiden to the people of the free world, Solidus wasn’t a dog to get kicked and run off with his tail between his legs and neither is the ENTJ, as they don’t mind telling you.

Okay, so now that you’ve watched that and have been reminded how much of a badass Solidus is, let’s bring up the fact that not only was Solidus secretly the reason behind the events of the first game while simultaneously presidenting it up in the oval office, he’s also the only perfect clone of the Big Boss, as opposed to Solid and Liquid Snake who are of course, imperfect.

But still, these feats weren’t enough for Solidus, aka George Sears (Or “Mr. President” to you) as he wanted to be responsible for bringing down the actual Patriots; ominous masterminds that currently run the world- discreet and untouchable, Solidus went out of his way to make sure he would get the upper hand and was willing to use anything and anyone to do it.

There’s a reason ENTJs are called the Fieldmarshal or the Executive. There’s a bunch of other names that sound similar but you’ve heard them and you get the idea. There’s a natural drive that ENTJs have, or if we wanted to make them sound crazy, a little voice in their head that tells them to plan and execute, plan and execute. Unlike the ENTJ’s Rational siblings, the ENTJ isn’t content with acquiring information or strategizing “in case of”, but a combination of the two that can make them a force to be reckoned with should they choose to direct their prowess properly.

There’s not really much room for error with an ENTJ either. Very much like their Sensor cousin, the ESTJ, in the sense that their Fi (Introverted Feeling) is inferior, ENTJs are good with facts and data that don’t require much empathy. When Solidus finds out that Olga has betrayed him to save her infant daughter, Solidus doesn’t show any pity because he doesn’t have any and *POP*, just shoots her in the head. As much as Solidus believes in his dream of freedom and knows he needs people to accomplish his goals, he doesn’t see any one person as being a key to that aside from himself.

There's this guy on the left but nobody ever really knows what he's doing...

Then there’s this guy on the left but nobody ever really knows what he’s doing…

Te (Extroverted Thinking) dominant types have implementation on their mind at all times. Whatever the goal, continually working toward it is the number one priority. So it’s no wonder that ENTJs, who use Ni (Introverted Intuition) as their auxiliary function come off as cold or uncaring toward others. All NTs focus heavily on their projects and goals but you’re not going to deal with INTPs and INTJs in the same way you would an ENTJ because the formers want nothing to do with people, INTPs foremost. ENTJs however, love people, they just have a funny way of showing it at times. Fi inferior, remember.

With Ni as their auxiliary, you could almost say ENTJs are looking so far into the future, they’re looking over their friends, family, and others to watch the horizon. I’m trying to keep from sounding poetic about this because it can be really annoying for those around them who have to deal with a “Do what I say or get out of my way” attitude. You might not know an ENTJ but you probably know an ESTJ and it’s the same principle, the ENTJ just has a better way of convincing you to do things their way while the ESTJ works solely on cold logic, which not every adheres to.

It’s an interesting debate on whether or not Solidus really believed in everything he does being about freeing the world considering how many people he’s willing to kill to make his plan a reality. It may have been for personal power or glory more than freedom but it is believable when he tells his adopted son Raiden that he really just wants to be remembered.

“The data of life is transferred from parent to child. That’s how it works. But we have no heirs, no legacy. Cloned from our father, with the ability to reproduce conveniently engineered out. What is our legacy if we cannot pass the torch.”

In Solidus’ case, it’s tough to say whether or not he should have done things differently seeing as how the massively convoluted plan to free everyone ended up working out by MGS4. In reality however, the biggest issue with the ENTJ seems to be their personal struggle to balance what they need and the needs of those around them. While this may sound obvious to some, many don’t have an issue with putting others before themselves while ENTJs have a tendency to forget others are even there until they’re needed.

No matter how many subordinates die in pursuit of your dream, just make sure you keep your katanas and missile shooting octopus exoskeleton.

No matter how many subordinates die in pursuit of your dream, just make sure you keep your katanas and missile shooting octopus exoskeleton.

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