Clue MBTI: The Feeling Functions


Mrs. Peacock: Extraverted Feeling (Fe)

Mrs. Peacock is determined that everyone have a good time, despite the mysterious circumstances of their invitations, and breaks the ice with dinner conversation to cut through the silent awkwardness. She’s a great hostess, a skill she used to throw parties that kept her husband socially connected with the right people. She depends on appearing socially respectable, expressing disgust at Green and Plum’s alleged sexual deviancy while denying her own crimes. She’s loud and expressive with her feelings, and constantly blurts out things she shouldn’t without thinking. When the Evangelist comes to the house, Peacock rushes to hurry him away, for fear that he will become another victim in the rash of murders.

Best Suggestion: ESFJ


Mrs. White: Introverted Feeling (Fi)

Mrs. White is seething with rage from within—flames on the sides of her head!–but you’d never know it to look at her cool, icy exterior. She’s vain and self-absorbed and believes men should be as disposable as Kleenex, tossed away when she’s done with them. She feels no remorse after the death of her husband, just happiness at having her own life back. She recognizes Yvette as the woman who cheated with her husband, but denies she was jealous. In fact, she hated Yvette and waits for the right opportunity to strangle the life out of her.

Best Suggestion: ISFP


Clue: The Movie MBTI


How do you solve a mystery like the cognitive functions?

CLUE is packed with colorful characters, and while I don’t think proper typings are possible, they each make good stand-ins for the individual cognitive functions. So, rather than write full profiles for this series, I’ll cover the dominant function for each suspect in the house. Consider it a fun primer on the functions (and for more straight-forward, academic descriptions of the functions, click through the links below).

Granted, these are comically exaggerated examples, but think of it as holding your detective’s magnifying glass up to a specimen to get a good, close look. It’s as easy as 1 + 1 + 2 + 1…or 1 + 2 + 2 + 1…Never mind!

(With apologies to my IxxJ readers, I confess that I stretched a bit for the Ni and Si characters, but I hope it’s still informative and entertaining.)

Info on cognitive functions:


Understanding the 8 Cognitive Processes

MBTI Resources Index

MBTI-Notes: Overview of Cognitive Functions