Archive for lord of the rings


Posted in MBTI Idealists, MBTI Stuff with tags , , , on 12/15/2014 by Taylor Holt


Of all the great characters in The Lord of the Rings, few are female and even fewer have a bigger part than to just look graceful and occasionally show of their power. Éowyn herself is a character that keeps being told where she should be and how she should act but like an ENFJ, refuses to do what they’re told- for the sake of humanity!

INFPs and INFJs seem to take care of the NF stereotype by carrying a great burden while the Extroverted NFs don’t seem to mind giving their lives as part of a vision to help humanity. ENFPs take pride in their spontaneity but ENFJs have Ni as their auxiliary function so ‘long-range’ is more their style. Éowyn takes most of her story to know where she really wants to be, but does some awesome things along the way to figure that out. Continue reading

MBTI: Bilbo Baggins- ESFJ

Posted in MBTI Guardians, MBTI Stuff with tags , , , on 01/07/2014 by Taylor Holt


You can’t have a character that cares about his and others’ health, hates change and anything else that’s out of order and have them typed as anything else. Bones, The Thing, and friggin’ Superman are all characters with their own pasts, abilities, and unique traits, but they’re all ESFJ.

But Bilbo doesn’t have Starfleet, the rest of the Fantastic Four, or a million super powers to back him up. Just one broken down old wizard telling him “No, you’re good. You got this.” Continue reading

MBTI: Boromir- ESTJ

Posted in MBTI Guardians, MBTI Stuff with tags , , , on 12/04/2013 by Taylor Holt


With The Hobbit coming in out in just over a week, I figured I might as well squeeze in a couple more Tolkien characters just for good measure. Notice I said “Tolkien” and not “The Hobbit.” Take note to my specificity, nerds!

There are certain traits that stick to me more than others when elaborating on types and the characters that go with them. Not necessarily stereotypes, but just about indisputable characteristics. For ESFPs, it’s having a good time and pissing people off. For INFPs, it’s being moody and creative. For ESTJs, it’s all about tradition…and their near psychotic bi-polarized demeanor.

Boromir fits this nicely, especially with the help of the ring. Continue reading

MBTI: Gandalf- INFJ

Posted in MBTI Idealists, MBTI Stuff with tags , , , , , on 11/11/2013 by Taylor Holt


There’s really so many options for the wisest of all Middle-earthlings.  While many believe him to be INTJ, there’s not enough logic and coldness to his character to be of the Rational group. He’s similar to Jedi in many respects; wise, powerful, caretaker of those weaker than him.

As before, “wise” is a key word when it comes to Idealists, none more so than INFJs, the Counselor. I’m closing any debate! Continue reading

MBTI: Legolas- ISFP

Posted in MBTI Artisans, MBTI Stuff with tags , , , , on 10/13/2013 by Taylor Holt


While there are characters who are stronger, faster, more in touch with their surroundings, and prettier than Legolas, none of them strike the balance that he does with all of those categories. Seriously, he’s just so pretty I can’t even handle it.

The ISFP is considered to be the most in touch with the physical world, so much that Keirsey gave them the name “Composer” for their ability to just know how to work the tricks of whatever trade they’re in, usually something artsy it seems. Painting, music, acting, or the simple, stressful life of nursing, ISFPs are the closest things we’ll get to actual elves, which is something I’ve never really cared about but I bet there are enough nerds out there wishing for something like that.

Just go find an ISFP, nerd! Continue reading

Four Things a Tolkien Fan Appreciates in The Hobbit Film (Besides Everything)

Posted in Top 5 Lists, Whatever with tags , , , , , on 12/20/2012 by Taylor Holt

“I want da gold!”

Written by Bryce Waller

Nine years.

That is how long I was forced to wait for another LOTR movie. And every day I was forced to wait was as long as a life age of the earth. I have to admit when this project was initially starting to gain attention, I was upset that Guillermo Del Toro was attached to direct and not Peter Jackson. I love Del Toro but LOTR fans claim only one man as the heir to the throne of Middle Earth – Sir Peter Jackson. If he has not been knighted, I just did it. Continue reading

Movie Review: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Posted in Reviews! with tags , , , , on 12/17/2012 by Taylor Holt


Stars: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Andy Serkis

Rated PG-13 for extended sequences of intense fantasy action violence, and frightening images , Running time 169 minutes, Fantasy/Adeventure

Compare to: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)

Telling a 16 year-old version of myself in 2003 that I would have to wait nearly an entire decade for another of J.R.R. Tolkien’s middle earth-based stories, I would have thought (in my bottomless impatience) “Why even bother making it it’s going to take that long?” But now that the first installment of The Hobbit films is here, I’m glad they decided to do it.

Director Peter Jackson’s return to the series that not only helped reignite people’s love of the stories and launch multiple careers, but change the way movies are made altogether; specifically the technology of motion capture. But aside from anything technical or what went on behind the scenes, this movie is great. Continue reading