Tintin, the Secret Indentity: A study behind tintin's personality traits.

Jaime Valero, Juan F. Cano

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Introduction: Personality traits can be described using the five factor model of general personality functioning: Extraversion, Agreeableness, Emotional stability vs Neuroticism, Conscientiousness, Culture. Serving as a model to clarify situations related to personality psychology. The Myers-Briggs type indicator is an introspective self-report questionnaire that serves to indicate different psychological preferences in how humans experience the world around them. It is based on four principal functions sensation, intuition, feeling and thinking.
Case Study: This case describes Tintin’s personality traits (A series of 24 comic albums created by George Remi “Hergé”). A clever journalist and adventurer pilot. Almost a hero in his early twenties.
Discusion: Personality traits can be described using the five factor model of general Tintin is a celebrated comic “hero” who has been gone through a lot in a physical way but also emotionally. To make things worse, Tintin didn’t get to share his problems with a lover or partner. The results of the MBTI test give us a INFJ type personality which lands of a person with vision and meaning oriented, quietly intense, insightful, creative, sensitive, seeks harmony, growth but serious. Although the inconclusiveness of Tintin’s Introversion versus Extraversion balance suggests he fits between INFJ and ENFJ personality type. Interestingly, data from the website typologycentral.com suggests that 65% of users who stated inbetween types as Tintin end to be gay males. Inconclusively, Tintin’s sexual orientation remains a mystery that only he can solve.
Translated title of the contributionTintin, la identidad secreta: Un esudio detrás de los rasgos de personalidad de Tintin
Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages2
StatePublished - May 6 2018
EventAmerican Psychiatric Association (APA) 171st Annual Meeting - Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, Nueva York, United States
Duration: May 5 2018May 9 2018
Conference number: P1-070


ConferenceAmerican Psychiatric Association (APA) 171st Annual Meeting
Abbreviated titleAPA
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNueva York

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Medicine


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