As a result of Taking the Meyers-Briggs 16 Personalities test from the perspective of the Nurse from Romeo and Juliet, I have come to the conclusion that Juliet’s beloved Nurse is an ENTP, or an extraverted, intuitive, thinking, and perspective character.

From within the text, it can be seen that the Nurse is an extraverted character through her behaviours while interacting with strangers Mercutio, Benvolio, and Romeo in act 2 scene 4. After being made fun of by the group of young men, the Nurse maintains her composure and responds with “By my troth, it is well said: “for himself to mar,” quoth a’?”, a poke back at Mercutio regarding him being a man that God created simply to ruin. Her ability to take a joke and come up with a witty response in some capacity demonstrates the Nurse’s Extraverted nature (2:4, 111-12).

Generally, thinking personality types prioritize practicality over psychological needs. This value in the Nurse can be represented by her confusion over Juliet’s choice to make sacrifices in her life for love. The Nurse expresses this confusion by telling Juliet that “then, since the case so stands as now it doth, I think it best you married with the county” (3:5, 213-14). In this statement she tries to communicate to Juliet that things would be much easier for her if she were to just marry Paris and let her love for Romeo go. This shows a conflict between the manner in which she and Juliet value love. For Juliet, any number of hurdles are worth the effort if it means that she can end up with Romeo in the end. For the Nurse, it is not so.

The prospecting component of the Nurse is represented in her flexibility and inconsistency. After Juliet discovers that her family has arranged for her to marry Paris while she is secretly married to Romeo, the Nurse quickly shifts her position on Juliet’s suitors. Although she is a trusted holder of Juliet’s secret regarding her relationship with Romeo, she has now switched up her perspective as she tells Juliet that “I think you are happy in this second match, For it excels your first; or if it did not, your first is dead” (3:5, 224-6). This statement enforces the Nurse’s role of Devils Advocate, a position highly associated with ENTP personality types.