From Death Note
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Personality Type: INTP
Dominate Function: Introverted Thinking
It is evident L is a very rational and introverted individual. He does his deductions and most of the case within his internal framework, which very few people understand. He looks for patterns and worked off logic, and he is always a step ahead of the rest of the team through his ability to keep track of complexities in his head. Sometimes, his solutions juggled multiple variables and possibilities, but L can narrow down truth, from what he had worked out on his own. Most of the time, L is a being based on logic; he would always do what he believed was logical, and his view on the world was heavily calculated. He was often analyzing things, and he uses that skill extensively in the case. This function’s tendency to not explain thought process, coupled with his genius-level intelligence, makes L a somewhat estranged individual.
Auxiliary Function: Extroverted Intuition
L is often a highly intuitive individual. He would make remarks that would seem like they’d come from nowhere (i.e. suspecting Kira was a member of the investigation team) and trusts abstract patterns, even without solid evidence to support his claims. While he doesn’t appear to understand social interaction or people’s feelings very well, he certainly knows how they function. He is perceptive of others, and he can easily interpret evidence and the like from the investigation. L was very much an ‘ideas’ person, and he generates his ideas through exposure to new data and experiences. He often sees a multitude of possibilities, and he would quickly set to work on narrowing them down, yet only when logic demanded it. L is not afraid to look outside of the box, and is quick to accept the unexpected when it is the logical thing to do.
Tertiary Function: Introverted Sensing
L uses Introverted Sensing to help him solve crimes. He relies on past experiences, and what worked before to help him solve the case. He compares and contrasts evidence and leads in the case, using this function to help him make connections. L can arrange any learnt information into a system that works for him, and he applies any required information to the issue at hand.
Inferior Function: Extroverted Feeling
With his top three functions so highly developed, Extroverted Feeling ended up being severely underdeveloped. L isn’t a very emotional person. While he cares about justice in the world, his concern doesn’t seem to be for the sake of people within society. L doesn’t care much for connecting with people; he has no friends, and has only one person that he trusts. He doesn’t care much for taking other peoples feelings into account or not offending them, and has no qualms with being brutally honest. He rarely expresses his feelings, and he never lets his feelings cloud his judgement. With most of his interest in solving puzzles, L absorbed the values of society at large (criminals should be punished, regardless of their vigilantism) largely without question.
Hogwarts House: Ravenclaw
While he cares about bringing ‘Kira’ to justice, L’s primary reason for becoming involved in the case was for the intellectual thrill. He was more interested in truth being found, than he was about justice, glory, or security that would come with Kira’s capture. As a being who thrives on intelligence, L holds both wits and a sharp mind, which both attributed to his brilliant deductive skills. L was also a very original person, with his quirks and even his appearance, another trait valued in Ravenclaw.