Rust Cohle

Explain Dominant Color Explain Auxiliary Color

The Green in this spiritual portrait represents Cohle's dominant trait, his rationality. In Introverts, the dominant trait is directed inwardly, and spiritual portraits use a long horizontal line to represent this. He demonstrates this trait in the way he focuses all his energy on his work rather than having a family.

The Blue in this spiritual portrait represents Cohle's auxiliary trait, his iNtuition. In Introverts, the auxiliary trait is directed outwardly, and spiritual portraits use a vertical line to represent this, because it is more evident than the dominant function. He demonstrates this trait when he finds a way to use his former undercover identity to help them solve a case.

Louisiana State Police Homicide Detective

In his position as a Homicide Detective on the Louisiana State Police force, the highly iNtuitive — and rather shell-shocked — Rust Cohle seems like ....

In his position as a Homicide Detective on the Louisiana State Police force, the highly iNtuitive — and rather shell-shocked — Rust Cohle seems like someone from another planet.

As someone who is also highly iNtuitive, I know exactly how this feels. And this is why I find it much easier to relate to his character than to Hart's.

The following quote, ostensibly about the birth of his daughter, but obviously influenced by the horrors he experienced while working undercover, sums up his rather alien outlook quite well:

Think of the hubris it must take to yank a soul out of non-existence into this meat. To force a life into this thresher.

This is just the type of comment that makes me sit up, rewind the video a bit, make sure I heard it correctly, and ultimately use my favorite editor to save it for future reference!

And I believe it is this sort of personality, especially when paired up with a contrasting personality such as Marty Hart's, that makes for great viewing. And I, for one, am definitely looking forward to additional seasons of this show!

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Rust Cohle:
The Story

In his position as a Homicide Detective on the Louisiana State Police force, the highly iNtuitive — and rather shell-shocked — Rust Cohle seems like someone from another planet.

As someone who is also highly iNtuitive, I know exactly how this feels. And this is why I find it much easier to relate to his character than to Hart's.

The following quote, ostensibly about the birth of his daughter, but obviously influenced by the horrors he experienced while working undercover, sums up his rather alien outlook quite well:

Think of the hubris it must take to yank a soul out of non-existence into this meat. To force a life into this thresher.

This is just the type of comment that makes me sit up, rewind the video a bit, make sure I heard it correctly, and ultimately use my favorite editor to save it for future reference!

And I believe it is this sort of personality, especially when paired up with a contrasting personality such as Marty Hart's, that makes for great viewing. And I, for one, am definitely looking forward to additional seasons of this show!