Myers Briggs type: INTP
American born actor, author, politician, wrestler and former NAVY Seal Jesse Ventura is a Myers Briggs INTP.
INTP’s are the most studious readers of all 16 MBTI types. They crave information, they love absorbing information, they read a lot and they love it. Period.
Contrary to the fairly similar INTJ’s, INTP’s are not primarily driven by the practical application of information, but about the information itself and the questions. Phycisists are almost always INTP’s. So are mathematicians, scientists and engineers. In those four professions, the INTP is by far the most common type. Most authors are INTP’s as well.
Jesse Ventura is an author. When Jesse Ventura was wrestling at a young age, his fellow wrestlers would go out party come nighttime – well Jesse Ventura stayed home and read. Loads and loads of book. Over the course of his life, Jesse Ventura has read a very large amount of books.
The INTP is the cerebral, scientific part of Jesse Ventura. That’s the part of him that makes him wanna read books. That’s the part of him that wants to chip away at the large questions in life.
There aren’t many actors that are INTP’s. I can’t think of a single big actor who is. Though Joe Rogan and Eddie Bravo are both INTP’s.
Jesse Ventura is easy to mistype as an INTJ. The enneagram 8 really brings out Judging qualities in him; they are amplified, enhanced, increased – whatever you want to call it. It is commonly known that enneagram 8 enhances Judging qualities.
Jesse Ventura can, when he wants to, simplify reality. When he’s on CNN in a 7 minute interview – that’s when it comes in handy. This is an INTJ’s quality, and not an INTP quality. Again it’s the enneagram 8 that is at action here, simplifying reality.
Enneagram type: 8w9
Jesse Ventura is an enneagram 8 with a 9 wing.
The word “control” is a holy word for 8′s. Jesse Ventura has said that he’s always working on “controlling” his emotions, behaviour, and outcome of a situation. 8′s always want control.
8′s view the world in terms of control and they pay keen attention to the power struggles that exist and carefully note the outcome of them. You could say that 8′s are experts at war, asserting dominance, and winning power struggles. Because their worst fear is loosing a power struggle.
Jesse Ventura is also aggressive. He used to be wrestler, which required physical aggression. Now he battles Pierce Morgan (INTJ 8w9) on live TV using verbal aggression. Jesse Ventura is aggressive and “quite intense” in person as his friend Alex Jones has said on radio. Jesse is intense, but his behaviour isn’t “wild” or “crazy” or spontaneous and unpredictable like that.
Jesse Ventura is more calm, level-headed, and earthbound if you will. Although Jesse Ventura can get in-you-face aggressive and go primal on your ass, he is more “selective” with his aggression than for example Alex Jones (who is an 8w7).
If Jesse Ventura was an 8w7 he would be wilder, a little bit “crazy”, more spontaneous and more aggressive than he is now. He would also have less patience, and with that reduced patience he probably wouldn’t have become governor of anything. The word “wildman” is not a fitting description for Jesse. The words “strategic caveman” is however a very good description.
You can also tell he’s a 8w9 and not a 8w7 from the way his emotions work. His emotions (usually anger) comes in long waves ass oppose to short bursts. 8w7′s have shorter, more intense emotional bursts, like Alex Jones.
Enneagram 8′s have an incredible sense of fairness – and that’s what drives them. Due to their mental strength, fortitude and conviction 8′s can do incredible damage if they want to. But all of those qualities can also be used for good.
Enneagram 8′s are very anti-authoritarian in nature. If anyone else haven’t noticed, there is not a cell in Jesse Venturas body that worships authority. Jessen Ventura is in fact very anti-authoritarian and despise authority. But to a limit remember he DID serve in the military which is based on a hierchal system where people give and take order.
And if he runs for president 2016 he will do so as an independent. Again, not working within the system but creating options outside it.
Instinctual variant: Sp/sx
Jesse Ventura is a Self-preservation primary and a sexual instinct secondary. The self-preservation primary brings a couple key things to the table and they are;
- Awareness of surroundings (good as wrestler and in military)
- Impulse control and long term thinking (good for writing books, being a politician, and for military service)
Most people who work in the military are Self-preservation primaries. Sexual primaries are just too intense and too impatient to work in the military. Social primaries would like being in the military as you work in groups all the time and it’s always about the group. There’s lots of “groupthink”.
Jesse Ventura is not a sexual primary that’s for sure. And he is too comfortable all by himself to be social primary. Too comfortable with the fact that people hate him, and want to kill his guts.
The lack of social instinct allows you to “negate” what other people think about you.This can be good and bad. For Jesse Ventura it’s good, for psychopaths it’s bad – they need the added empathy of the social instinct more than anything.
Jesse Ventura has been harassed extensively over the years because of his political views. We are talking about threats and serious harassment here. But he’s standing strong and doesn’t seem to be breaking under the pressure, he seems to almost enjoy it a little.
I know he’s a sexual secondary because of his displayed passion and emotional intensity. He wouldn’t be as “intense” as Alex Jones put it if he lacked the sexual instinct.