Cullen Rutherford (ESTJ)

Cullen_training ground.gif“We’re dying, but we can decide how. Many don’t get that choice.” -Cullen

Extraverted Thinking (Te): Commander Cullen is teased by his peers for constantly working on Inquisition operations, and taking little time for rest or recreation. He is always planning troop movements, allocating resources, and training soldiers. This causes him to become frustrated when people intentionally act irrationally. The Winter Palace is a nightmare for him; he is surrounded with people who do not share his regard for efficiency and order.

i.e. “Everything in the empire complicates matters. It’s the Orlesian national pastime.”

Cullen_daorigins.jpg“If you squint, Lake Calenhad is shaped like a bunny.” -This guy

Introverted Sensing (Si): The Commander uses his memories as a library. He looks back on past events, rather than seek out new experiences. This can cause him to misjudge people and ideas based on his personal experience with them. After being tortured by mages in Dragon Age: Origins, he thinks of all magic-wielding persons as cruel and unstable*. This opinion later changes when he encounters more mages, and is faced with the corruption within the Templar Order.

Extraverted Intuition (Ne): Cullen is able to think of many responses when faced with a problem. He mentions an enjoyment of reading, and he enjoys learning new tactics to overcome enemies (even if only for a chess game with his sister).

Cullen_chess.png“Really? Because I just won. And I feel fine.”

Introverted Feeling (Fi): Like Cassandra, Cullen is very passionate about rules and order. He wants to feel internally whole, and has a difficulty coming to terms with his past. Through much of Dragon Age: Inquisition, Cullen struggles to balance his inner harmony and freedom, and duty to the Inquisition.


*Another kind reminder that PTSD can make typing characters difficult. If, for example, I was only able to reference Dragon Age: Origins, Cullen would appear to have a different MBTI type.


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