FeSi Uzumaki Naruto

FeSi :: Naruto Uzumaki

Shockingly, the way this character is portrayed is entirely realistic, despite the fictitious story that surrounds him. He is one of the few characters who is portrayed accurately even down to his third and fourth function. The whole Naruto anime is saturated in Fe, and also dripping in the nostalgia of Si. Characters constantly have flashbacks, and scenes are emotionally milked out as much as possible for dramatic effect.

But on the other end of it, Naruto is also called the “Number One Most Unpredictable Ninja“. This is due to his tertiary Ne. Once again, shockingly, he is portrayed realistically in how a child Fe dominant may react to being an ostracized orphan. He tries to draw negative attention to himself (Fe-desperation) but relies on Ne shenanigans to do it. He is deeply affected by the rejection of his village and makes it his life goal to gain acceptance by everyone.

Fe: The show continually emphasizes themes of friendship, community and togetherness. A vast percent of the show is Naruto giving speeches and lectures to different people across the ninja world and converting their hearts. He is talkative, conviction-oriented, headstrong, and filled with charisma. He has “guts” and his adamant ethical positions are his defining quality. He becomes the hero of the ninja world and is praised for having an ability to touch anyone’s heart.

Si: Naruto is a person that has to learn one lesson at a time, firsthand. And when he learns one lesson, he constantly references it. He tries to relate to everyone using his own similar personal experiences to empathize. If he comes across a fellow orphaned ninja, he’ll give them a lecture (Fe) on how he was also orphaned, how that made him feel, and how he overcame it. If he comes across someone who was abandoned as a child or treated like an outcast (i.e. jinchuriki) then he gives them a lecture (Fe) on how he dealt with it (Si), what he believes the best course to take is, and reminds them that they’re not alone. He’s also deeply loyal, to the point of stupidity, and doesn’t give up on his friends no matter how much they betray him. His continual nostalgia for Ramen, and not just any ramen but for Iruka’s ramen, also depicts this Si tendency.

Ne: Again, he’s incredibly random and ditzy whenever he’s not out saving the world. As a child he had a hobby of playing pranks on people. But even as an adult he still does silly things that also work very well to break the tension of a situation. Mostly his Ne is used by the producers as comic relief. At the most unexpected moment, when the mood is very serious, his Ne comes out in bizarre ways to remind the audience that he’s a closet clown.

Unconscious Ti: Naruto himself doesn’t demonstrate masterful use of Ti. It may come out when rationalizing a value such as “How can I become Hokage if I can’t even save one friend” or in other places but it is usually not very prominent. Though as he grows older he starts to become more self-aware via Ti introspection of his own value system. What is really noteworthy, though, is that the whole show in itself has a Ti-fetish. During battle scenes, whenever something even mildly complicated or clever happens, the author takes the time to meticulously explain what happened – and the characters are blatantly given a lot of praise for their brilliance. Praise in general (Fe) is another common theme of this show.