Character Curtain Call

If asked to return for a curtain call, the characters I’m highlighting this week would only do so if it made logical sense to them. If they chose to proceed on stage, they wouldn’t just take a bow and walk away discreetly. The would make their closing remarks with boldness and self-confidence, giving us great clues as to who they are. Can you guess what movie or book character these quotes go with?

  • These five fingers… individually, they’re nothing. But when I curl them together like this into a single unit, they form a weapon that is terrible to behold! I could knock your block off!
  • Follow the sultry sound of my voice.
  • Don’t be defeatist, dear. It’s so middle class.
  • Before I do anything I ask myself,  “Would an idiot do that?” And if the answer is yes, I do not do that thing.

Whether stomping through the squares of a comic strip holding others accountable for their actions (Sally of Peanuts), or possessing a sense of bravado on the Scare Floor (Mike Wazowski of Monsters Inc.), the ESTJ personality is focused on productivity. Fully convinced that they’re in the know, they can easily jump to conclusions, sometimes overlooking the feelings and moods of those around them.

From grand English estates (The Dowager Countess of Grantham on Downton Abbey) to confined cubicle spaces (Dwight Schrute of The Office), these decisive supervisor types can be abrupt and adamant in their opinions, many times giving voice to what the rest of us are too afraid to say aloud.

Hard-working, dependable, and responsible, they organize people and projects efficiently, never doubting that others will follow their lead. What they seem to be is what they are.

Do you possess any of these attributes? Can you think of other characters who do?

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