Watched this movie for the billionth time on tv today. Gene hackmans character seems LSE, he drips of the "covert nervousness" and tried to pressure everyone shuting down Fe. "During a conversation he pressures his interlocutor, even tries to intimidate him, but if people do not fear him, he becomes courteous and polite. Fury is his line of defense in a situation of emergency in which he feels otherwise helpless." He can't seem to stand Washingtons cool demeanor, he punches Denzel in the face and when Denzel doesn't back down he suddenly puts on an air of politeness and starts small talk while they wait for the EAM.He does this several times in the movie.
His Ni POLR is most evident when he demands he follow the rational and dutiful course of action and launch his nukes; he doesn't forsee the drastic consequences of nuclear holocaust, that there are other boats out there too. He won't even wait to launch his nukes in the face of a possible stand down order from the EAM, even though he has time before the Russians would have launch capability. He tries to operates his crew at the peak of effieciency, giving them a bunch of crap about honor and duty.
"Initiative is habitual to him; he is decisive, likes to be the center of attention. He defends his ideas with guts and fervor. In front of his superiors he is not shy, even becomes aggressive. He knows that business only then goes perfectly if the necessary tempo is set from the very beginning. He does not tolerate procrastination, is an ardent struggler for quality and thoroughness in all work. A good army officer. Like Thomas Edison, a representative of this type is capable of working 19.5 hours a day."
Gene Hackman may be a real life estj too, has the look, acts similar in other roles like Enemy of the State. I can't see him being estp, not in this movie...estp;4. Dispassionate. He seldom gives in to fear, hatred, and other negative emotions, rarely gets surprised and rarely envies. The more dangerous the situation, the more self-disciplined and resolute he becomes. I think a comparable role for an estp is Sean Connery in The Hunt for Red October, though connery may or may not be estp.