onegrandcreative asked: Re: thinking females, feeling males and social expectations. Have you read The Hunger Games? It is can be an interesting study for this subject, as Katniss is a thinking female and Peeta is a feeling male. There has been some discussion on gender roles in the series. I'm interested in psychometrics myself, and am an INTP female.
I have (in fact am rereading the series and just started Catching Fire)! I’m sure I’ll now pay a lot more attention to this while I finish the series.
I’d have to reread some stuff, but I’m inclined to say that Hermione of the Harry Potter series is also a thinking female.
Which I find interesting because two HUGELY popular female role models for girls are both thinking and logical, as opposed to being feeling.
Which then gets tied up into gender expectations: do girls aspire to Hermione/Katniss because we’re taught logic=male and male=good (and, alternately feeling=female and female=bad)? Because that’s still a problem. (And not to say that feeling people aren’t/can’t be logical).
But it also points to the fact that maybe thinking/feeling isn’t as gendered as people make it out to be if all of these young girls have strongly logical young women as role models - it really can be heavily influenced by how men and women are “supposed” to act and make decisions.
Also, both Katniss & Hermione are pretty badass in general, so there’s that.
Oh, and I’m an ENTP woman. And strongly so. My “T” is as far “T” as is possible. (And all of the stuff about how ENTPs have a systematic, logical approach to the world and want to analyze everything and then change it - but with a big picture view because I suck at details - that is SO accurate to me. So if you ever find me analyzing stuff and seeming “cold” - now you kind of know why. It’s just how I understand the world better and figure out how to change it for the better hopefully.)