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The Myers-Briggs Types of 202 Fictional Characters

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For those of you who are not familiar with Myers-Briggs, it’s a personality profiling system based on Jung’s typological theory that was developed by Katherine Cook Briggs and her daughter, Isabel Briggs Myers. In the Myers-Briggs typeology system, there are sixteen personality types consisting of four letters: E for extrovert or I for introvert, S for sensor or N for intuitive, T for thinker or F for feeler, and P for perceiver or J for judger. You can read more about Myers-Briggs here and find books about it here. Just for fun, here are the Myers-Briggs characters: types for a whole lot of fictional characters. (For more MBTI fun, check out my post “The Myers-Briggs Types of 101 Famous Authors.”)

Organized • Group Oriented • Focused • Conventional • Leader

ESTJs are traditionalists who like to take charge of situations. They are pragmatic and like things to be organized and clear. They are driven by a need to analyze and bring order to the world. ESTJs comprise approximately 9% of the general population, 11% of men, and 6% of women.

ESTJ characters include Rachel Lynde (Anne of Green Gables), Thresh (The Hunger Games), Vernon Dursley, Dolores Umbridge, Minerva McGonagall, and Hermione Granger (Harry Potter), Cersei Lannister (Game of Thrones), Mycroft Holmes (Sherlock Holmes), Estella Havisham (Great Expectations), and Peter Pevensie (The Chronicles of Narnia).

Organized • Outgoing • Affectionate • Open • Easy to Read

ESFJs are outgoing and community-minded people who value loyalty, dependability, and practicality. They are driven by an active and intense caring about people along with a strong desire to bring harmony to their relationships. ESFJs make up about 12% of the general population, 17% of women, and 8% of men.

ESFJ characters include Molly Weasley and Petunia Dursley (Harry Potter), Rabbit (Winnie the Pooh), Esme and Carlisle Cullen (Twilight), Margaret Hale (North and South), Sam Dutton (The Perks of Being a Wallflower), Effie Trinket (The Hunger Games), Diana Barry (Anne of Green Gables), Wendy Darling (Peter Pan), Mia Thermopolis (The Princess Diaries), Alfred Pennyworth (Batman), and Bilbo Baggins (The Hobbit).

Polite • Easily Offended • Timid • Dutiful • Private

ISFJs are quiet, caring, and dependable people who have a strong sense of personal responsibility. They are realistic and excellent organizers. ISFJs make up about 14% of the general population, 19% of women, and 8% of men.

Fictional ISFJs include Melanie Hamilton Wilkes (Gone with the Wind), Ophelia (Hamlet), Dr. Watson (Sherlock Holmes), Arthur Dent (The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy), Miss Havisham (Great Expectations), Amy Dorrit (Little Dorrit), Narcissa Malfoy (Harry Potter), Susie Salmon (The Lovely Bones), Gilbert Blythe and Matthew Cuthbert (Anne of Green Gables), Meg March (Little Women), Anne Elliot (Persuasion), Steve Rogers (Captain America), Balin (The Hobbit), Samwise Gamgee (The Lord of the Rings), and Edward Ferrars (Sense and Sensibility).

Responsible • Planner • Private • Perfectionist • Detail Oriented

ISTJs are logical pragmatists with a strong sense of personal responsibility. They take their work seriously and pay great attention to detail. ISTJs comprise approximately 12% of the general population, 16% of men, and 7% of women.

Fictional ISTJs include Susan Pevensie (The Chronicles of Narnia), Bathsheba Everdene (Far from the Madding Crowd), Gilbert Norrell (Johnathan Strange and Mr. Norrell), Jeanine Matthews and Tobias Eaton (Divergent), Edward Cullen and Charlie Swan (Twilight), Walter Fane (The Painted Veil), John Thornton (North and South), Charlie Kelmeckis (The Perks of Being a Wallflower), Katniss Everdeen (The Hunger Games), Jon Snow and Eddard Stark (Game of Thrones), Marilla Cuthbert (Anne of Green Gables), Éomer and Théoden (The Lord of the Rings) Alexei Karenin (Anna Karenina), Inspector Javert (Les Misérables), Dr. Alan Grant (Jurassic Park), John Jasper (The Mystery of Edwin Drood), and Thorin Oakenshield (The Hobbit).

Private • Loner Tendencies • Disorganized • Avoidant • Unemotional

ISTPs are driven by a desire to understand how things work. They are logical and realistic people who enjoy solving problems in a hands-on way. ISTPs make up about 5% of the general population, 9% of men, and 2% of women.

ISTP characters include Bard and Kili (The Hobbit), Merry Brandybuck and Aragorn (The Lord of the Rings), Tris Prior (Divergent), Peter Pettigrew (Harry Potter), Catwoman (Batman), Jace Wayland (Mortal Instruments), Jacob Black (Twilight), and Gwendolen Harleth (Daniel Deronda).

Disorganized • Modest • Suggestible • Indecisive • Guarded

ISFPs are the quintessential free spirit. They feel deeply and often have an adventurous approach to life. They are quiet, adaptable, and compassionate. ISFPs make up about 9% of the general population, 10% of women, and 8% of men.

Fictional ISFPs include Edmund Pevensie (The Chronicles of Narnia), Sydney Chambers (Grantchester), Claire Fraser (Outlander), Buttercup (The Princess Bride), Cinna (The Hunger Games), Dobby and Harry Potter (Harry Potter), Radagast the Brown (The Hobbit), Arwen, Éowyn, and Legolas (The Lord of the Rings), Liesel Meminger (The Book Thief), Pip (Great Expectations), and Catherine Morland (Northanger Abbey).

Outgoing • Conventional • Talkative • Spontaneous • Emotional

ESFPs are enthusiastic about having new experiences and meeting new people. They are warm and adaptable realists who prefer to go with the flow. ESFPs comprise approximately 9% of the general population, 10% of women, and 7% of men.

ESFP characters include Alexei Vronsky (Anna Karenina), Dudley Dursley, Ron Weasley, and Sirius Black (Harry Potter), Kitty Fane (The Painted Veil), Daisy Buchannan (The Great Gatsby), Rue (The Hunger Games), Lydia Bennet (Pride and Prejudice), Jamie Lannister (Game of Thrones), and Peregrin Took (The Lord of the Rings).

Content • Self-Confident • Outgoing • Open • Decisive

ESTPs are enthusiastic adventurers and realists who accept the world as it is and focus on enjoying new activities and challenges. ESTPs make up about 4% of the general population, 6% of men, and 3% of women.

Fictional ESTPs include Heathcliffe and Catherine Earnshaw (Wuthering Heights), James Potter, Ginny Weasley, and Draco Malfoy (Harry Potter), Inigo Montoya (The Princess Bride), Khal Drogo (Game of Thrones), Lestat (Interview with the Vampire), Rhett Butler and Scarlett O’Hara (Gone with the Wind), Emmett Cullen (Twilight), and Gimli (The Lord of the Rings). 

Easy Going • Open • Disorganized • Adventurous • Insensitive

ENTPs love new ideas and possibilities and are excited by innovation. They are energetic, enthusiastic, and spontaneous people with a deep need to understand the world around them. ENTPs comprise approximately 3% of the general population, 4% of men, and 2% of women.

ENTP characters include Helena (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Mark Watney (The Martian), Tyler Durden (Fight Club), Benedick (Much Ado About Nothing), Augustus Waters (The Fault in Our Stars), Dumbledore, Fred and George Weasley (Harry Potter), Henry Tinley (Northanger Abbey), and Tyrion Lannister (Game of Thrones).

Loner • Disorganized • Observer • Private • Detached

INTPs have a deep need to make sense of the world and are generally logical, analytical, and emotionally detached. They enjoy new ideas and are adaptable in their lifestyle, if not always their thinking. INTPs comprise approximately 3% of the general population, 5% of men, and 2% of women.

Fictional INTPs incude Pierre Bezukhov (War and Peace), R (Warm Bodies), Nick Carraway (The Great Gatsby), Samwell Tarly (Game of Thrones), Arthur Weasley (Harry Potter), Ian Malcolm (Jurassic Park), Violet Baudelaire (A Series of Unfortunate Events), and Smaug (The Hobbit).  

Loner • Observer • Perfectionist • Private • Skeptical

INTJs are idea people, driven by their inner world of possibilities and a deep need to understand the world around them. They are logical, systematic thinkers who enjoy turning their visions into reality. INTJs make up about 2% of the general population, 3% of men, and 1% of women.

Fictional INTJs include Fitzwilliam Darcy (Pride and Prejudice), Hannibal Lecter and Clarice Starling (The Silence of the Lambs), Gandalf, Saruman, and Elrond (The Lord of the Rings), Thranduil (The Hobbit), Professor Moriarty (Sherlock Holmes), Rosencrantz and Guildenstern (Hamlet), Severus Snape (Harry Potter), Amy Dunne (Gone Girl), Ender Wiggin (Ender’s Game), Jay Gatsby (The Great Gatsby), Thomas (The Maze Runner), Caius Marcius (Coriolanus), Jean Valjean (Les Misérables), and Rosa Bud (The Mystery of Edwin Drood).

Decisive • Planner • Engaged • Ambitious • Dominant

ENTJs are forceful personalities who excel at conceptual strategy and executing plans. They are future-oriented and natural leaders. ENTJs make up about 2% of the general population, 3% of men, and 1% of women.

Fictional ENTJs include Gale Hawthorne, Johanna Mason, and President Snow (The Hunger Games), Hatsumomo (Memoirs of a Geisha), Miranda Priestly (The Devil Wears Prada), Viserys Targaryn and Tywin Lannister (Game of Thrones) Irene Adler (Sherlock Holmes), Voldemort (Harry Potter), and Edward Rochester (Jane Eyre).

Social • Emotional • Altruistic • Involved • Open

ENFJs care intensely about people and are driven by a need for relational harmony. They tend to be warmly expressive and empathetic people who enjoy helping others reach their potential. ENFJs make up about 3% of the general population, 3% of women, and 2% of men.

Fictional ENFJs include Emma Woodhouse (Emma), Elizabeth Bennet (Pride and Prejudice), Amy March (Little Women), Edmund Bertram (Mansfield Park), John Jarndyce (Bleak House), Boromir (The Lord of the Rings), Anna Karenina (Anna Karenina), Peeta Mellark (The Hunger Games), and Arthur Clennam (Little Dorrit).

Creative • Observer • Avoidant • Cautious • Private

INFJs have an inner world filled with ideas, symbols, and possibilities. They are passionate, idealistic, and have a deep concern for others. INFJs make up about 2% of the general population, 2% of women, and 1% of men.

INFJ characters include Sonmi-451 (Cloud Atlas), Will Graham (Red Dragon), Sayuri (Memoirs of a Geisha), Theodore Lawrence (Little Women), Atticus Finch (To Kill a Mockingbird), Andy Sachs (The Devil Wears Prada), Lord Varys (Game of Thrones), Prince Caspian (The Chronicles of Narnia), Remus Lupin (Harry Potter), Hercule Poirot (Hercule Poirot Mysteries), Georgiana Darcy (Death Comes to Pemberley), and Galadrial (The Lord of the Rings).

Creative • Idealist • Loner • Disorganized • Avoidant

INFPs are the dreamers of the world. They are deeply idealistic and passionate about their beliefs, ideas, and relationships. INFPs make up about 4% of the general population, 5% of women, and 4% of men.

Fictional INFPs include Anne of Green Gables (Anne of Green Gables), Bill Weasley (Harry Potter), Ashely Wilkes (Gone with the Wind), Coraline Jones (Coraline), Skeeter Phelan (The Help), Jasper Hale and Bella Swan (Twilight), Frodo, Faramir and Sméagol/Gollum (The Lord of the Rings), Frederick Bhaer (Little Women), Scout Finch (To Kill a Mockingbird), Jane Bennet (Pride and Prejudice), Juliet Capulet and Romeo Montague (Romeo and Juliet), Colonel Brandon (Sense and Sensibility), Lady Dedlock (Bleak House), Jamie Sullivan (A Walk to Remember), Lucy Pevensie (The Chronicles of Narnia), and Jane Eyre (Jane Eyre).

Outgoing • Disorganized • Spontaneous • Irresponsible • Energetic

ENFPs thrive on the new–new people, new activities, and new ideas. They see what is possible and are energetic, enthusiastic, and spontaneous. ENFPs make up about 8% of the general population, 10% of women, and 6% of men.

Fictional ENFPs include Natasha Rostova (War and Peace), Jonathan Strange (Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell), Willy Wonka (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), Horace Slughorn and Nymphadora Tonks (Harry Potter), Josephine March (Little Women), Beatrice (Much Ado About Nothing), Marianne Dashwood, and John Willoughby (Sense and Sensibility).

Note: I referenced the type descriptions at the Center for Applications of Psychological Type, Truity, and Special thanks to Funky MBTI in Fiction for informing many of my type choices.

The Myers-Briggs® Personality Types of 325 Fictional Characters

Have you ever wondered which fictional characters have your Myers-Briggs® personality type? Today we’re going to explore the types of over three hundred fictional characters! This can give you an idea of how your personality type might show up in different situations or at different levels of maturity. Let’s get started!

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The Personality Types of 325 Fictional Characters

The ENFP “Visionary” – Imaginative/Inspiring/Innovative

From left to right: Ariel (The Little Mermaid), Barley Lightfoot (Onward), Anne Shirley (Anne of Green Gables), Wizard Howl (Howl’s Moving Castle), Josephine “Jo” March (Little Women), John Keating (Dead Poets Society)

Imaginative, energetic, and friendly, ENFPs are often the most endearing of fictional characters. These types see life as full of possibilities and adventures that they can’t wait to explore. They make connections between events and data very quickly, seeing random links where others do not. Their focus on the big picture can make them forward-thinking and creative, but it can also mean they trip up over details in the real world. Spontaneous and flexible, ENFPs prefer being innovative rather than relying on a pre-ordained plan.  Freedom is crucial to these types, and they will fight being tied down by anyone. When it comes to decisions, they rely on their individual values to guide them.

Fictional ENFPs:

Bob Cratchit (A Christmas Carol), Anne Shirley (Anne of Green Gables), The Mad Hatter (Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland), Grandpa Joe (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), Josephine “Jo” March (Little Women), Peter Pan, Pippi Longstocking, Wizard Howl (Howl’s Moving Castle), Ellie (Up), Clementine Kruczynski (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind), John Keating (Dead Poets Society), Barley Lightfoot (Onward), Patrick (The Perks of Being a Wallflower), Renly Baratheon (Game of Thrones), Ariel (The Little Mermaid), Elizabeth Bennett (Pride and Prejudice, the book, not the movie), Percival Blakeney (The Scarlet Pimpernel).

The ENTP “Trailblazer” – Revolutionary/Energetic/Analytical

From left to right: Tony Stark “Iron Man,” Willy Wonka (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), The Tenth Doctor (Doctor Who), Captain Jack Sparrow (Pirates of the Caribbean), Fleabag (Fleabag), Augustus Waters (The Fault in Our Stars).

Mentally quick and often ingenious, the ENTP lives to dismantle tradition and explore new ways of seeing things. These types are rebellious but curious, open to many ideas, but anxious to find the truth. They enjoy solving challenging problems, analyzing a situation strategically, and developing novel solutions. Bored by routine, they will rarely do anything by the book. They tend to chase one interest after another, finding energy in a never-ending flow of ideas and alternatives.

Fictional ENTPs:

Tony Stark (Iron Man), Helena (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Augustus Waters (The Fault in Our Stars), Fred and George Weasley (Harry Potter), Henry Tinley (Northanger Abbey), The Cheshire Cat (Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland), Willy Wonka (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), Lord Henry “Harry” Wotton (The Picture of Dorian Grey), Mei Hatsume (My Hero Academia), Dustin Henderson (Stranger Things), Murray Bauman (Stranger Things), Klaus Hargreeves (The Umbrella Academy), The Tenth Doctor (Doctor Who), Jeff Winger (Community), Fleabag (Fleabag), Leo Valdez (Percy Jackson and the Olympians), Mercutio (Romeo and Juliet), Will Herondale (The Infernal Devices), Captain Jack Sparrow (Pirates of the Caribbean), Jack Skellington (The Nightmare Before Christmas), Ryuk (Death Note).

The INFP “Dreamer” – Idealistic/Imaginative/Individualistic

From left to right: Frodo Baggins (Lord of the Rings), Newt Scamander (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them), The Little Prince, Jacob Portman (Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children), Lucy Pevensie (The Chronicles of Narnia), Fern (Charlotte’s Web)

Creative and contemplative, INFPs look for meaning over material success. These types are driven by their imagination and their hope for a better, kinder world. More than anything, INFPs are loyal to their personal values. They gain their perspective of right and wrong from an independent standpoint, rather than looking to society’s rules and agendas. Naturally curious, they are adept at thinking outside-the-box and seeing many perspectives. Their lifestyle is flexible, adaptable, and tolerant unless a value is threatened.

Fictional INFPs:

Belle (Beauty and the Beast), Newt Scamander (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them), Scout Finch (To Kill a Mockingbird), Louis de Pointe du Lac (Interview with the Vampire), Nico de Angelo (Percy Jackson and the Olympians), The Little Prince (The Little Prince), Quasimodo (The Hunchback of Notre D’ame), Mike Ross (Suits), Frodo Baggins (Lord of the Rings), Faramir (The Lord of the Rings), Romeo Montague (Romeo and Juliet), Coraline Jones (Coraline), Lucy Pevensie (The Chronicles of Narnia), Fern (Charlotte’s Web), Jacob Portman (Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children), Marius Pontmercy (Les Miserables), Marianne Dashwood (Sense and Sensibility), Lady Dedlock (Bleak House), Tamaki Amajiki (My Hero Academia), Eric Alphonse (FullMetal Alchemist: Brotherhood), Nagato (Naruto), Joyce Byers (Stranger Things), Will Byers (Stranger Things), Vanya Hargreeves (The Umbrella Academy), Hester Prynne (The Scarlet Letter).

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The INTP “Prodigy” – Curious, Creative, Analytical

From left to right: Alice (Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland), Victor Frankenstein, L Lawliet (Death Note), Hiccup (How to Train Your Dragon), Nick Carraway (The Great Gatsby), Arthur Weasley (Harry Potter).

The INTP prodigy is driven to understand the logical components behind everything around them. They question and scrutinize ideas and systems, trying to decipher the underlying framework at play. More interested in ideas than social rules, they can seem tactless even if they do care what people think of them. INTPs enjoy exploring ideas and tend to have an open, curious outlook on life. They are eager for anything that will stretch the bounds of their mind and make them question and refine their thinking.

Fictional INTPs:

Margaret “Meg” Murry (A Wrinkle in Time), Arthur Weasley (Harry Potter), Smaug (The Hobbit), Pierre Bezukhov (War and Peace), Nick Carraway (The Great Gatsby), Alice (Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland), Hiccup (How to Train Your Dragon), Matilda (Matilda), Tsuyu Asui “Froppy” (My Hero Academia), Scott Clarke (Stranger Things), L Lawliet (Death Note), Bruce Banner “Hulk”, Neo (The Matrix), Elliot Alderson (Mr. Robot), Ranpo Edogawa (Bungou Stray Dogs), Winston Smith (1984), Victor Frankenstein, Ariadne (Inception), Betee Latier (The Hunger Games).

The ENFJ “Mentor” – Empathetic/Visionary/Organized

From left to right: Morpheus (The Matrix), Donna Paulsen (Suits), Anna Karenina, Queenie Goldstein (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them), Professor Charles Xavier “Professor X” (X-Men), Margaery Tyrell (Game of Thrones)

Harmony-focused and insightful, ENFJs are driven to unite people towards a cause. They seem to have an innate sense of other people’s potential, and they enjoy inspiring people to grow. These types are more interested in what’s going on behind the scenes than what’s apparent on the surface, and because of this, they can often sense underlying motivations and needs. They have a gift for taking care of people’s emotional needs and counseling during tough situations.

Fictional ENFJs:

Margaery Tyrell (Game of Thrones), High Sparrow (Game of Thrones), Donna Paulsen (Suits), Luke Castellan (Percy Jackson and the Olympians), Anna Karenina, Phoebe Caulfield (The Catcher in the Rye), Mufasa (The Lion King), Morpheus (The Matrix), Diana Prince “Wonder Woman (Wonder Woman), Queenie Goldstein (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them), Charles Xavier “Professor X” (X-Men), Carlisle Cullen (Twilight), Tanjiro (Kimetsu no Yaiba “Demon Slayer”)

The ENTJ “Architect” – Strategic/Organized/Decisive

From left to right: Lyanna Mormont (Game of Thrones), Number Five (The Umbrella Academy), Tywin Lannister (Game of Thrones), Lady Mary Crawley (Downton Abbey), Ross Poldark (Poldark), Edward Rochester (Jane Eyre)

ENTJs have a unique ability to set long-range goals and implement them in an organized manner. More focused on the future than the present, they enjoy trailblazing new paths, playing with ideas, and directing a team to achieve far-reaching objectives. These types are focused on the big picture and understanding the meaning of life. They believe every moment in life is meant to be used to its maximum potential.

Fictional ENTJs:

Ross Poldark (Poldark), President Snow (The Hunger Games), Tywin Lannister (Game of Thrones), Edward Rochester (Jane Eyre), All For One (My Hero Academia), Muzan Kibutsuji (Demon Slayer), Madara Uchiha (Naruto), Maximus Decimus Meridius (Gladiator), Octavian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians), Number Five (The Umbrella Academy), Francis J. Underwood (House of Cards), Donald “Don” Draper (Mad Men), Harvey Specter (Suits), Lyanna Mormont (Game of Thrones), The Handler (The Umbrella Academy), Lady Mary Crawley (Downton Abbey)

The INFJ “Mystic” – Insightful/Empathic/Determined

From left to right: Louise Banks (Arrival), Will Graham (Red Dragon), Kagaya Ubuyashiki (Kimetsu no Yaiba “Demon Slayer”), Sayuri (Memoirs of a Geisha), Gandalf the Grey (Lord of the Rings), Atticus Finch (To Kill a Mockingbird)

INFJs desire to grasp the profound and meaningful aspects of life and form authentic connections with individuals. These types have a skill at understanding complex meanings and grasping underlying themes and patterns. They trust their insights to guide them in the right direction and to help them decipher the background processes at work under the surface of events. With their big picture vision and empathy, they are often emotionally insightful, compassionate, and driven. Personal growth and improvement are a large focus of their lives and they are rarely content to be stagnant.

Fictional INFJs:

Gandalf the Grey (The Lord of the Rings), Dumbledore (Harry Potter), Amelie, Atticus Finch (To Kill A Mockingbird), Galadriel (The Lord of the Rings), Jane Eyre, Sayuri (Memoirs of a Geisha), Will Graham (Red Dragon), Holden Ford (Mindhunter), Remus Lupin (Harry Potter), Sydney Chambers (Grantchester), Sara Crewe (A Little Princess), Abbe Faria (The Count of Monte Cristo), Agnes Wickfield (David Copperfield), Tamayo (Kimetsu no Yaiba “Demon Slayer”), Kagaya Ubuyashiki (Kimetsu no Yaiba “Demon Slayer”), Itachi Uchiha (Naruto), Armin Arlert (Attack on Titan), Siddhartha, R’As Al Ghul (Batman Series), Louise Banks (Arrival), Lorraine Warren (The Conjuring), Malcolm Crowe (The Sixth Sense), Izuku Midoriya (My Hero Academia).

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The  INTJ “Strategist” – Independent/Rational/Insightful

From left to right: Kai Chisaki “Overhaul” (My Hero Academia), Petyr Baelish (Game of Thrones), Ender Wiggin (Ender’s Game), Fitzwilliam Darcy (Pride and Prejudice), Thranduil (The Hobbit), Lisbeth Salander (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo)

INTJs are global thinkers with an eye on the big picture and future possibilities. Deeply insightful, they have a knack for reading between-the-lines and detecting underlying meanings and patterns. These types love complex challenges and theoretical and abstract topics. They use their thinking side to assess everything critically and quickly identify solutions to problems. Both philosophical and rational, INTJs trust their insights and opinions and aim to understand the underlying meaning of all things.

Fictional INTJs:

Amy Dunne (Gone Girl), Artemis Fowl, Saruman (The Lord of the Rings), Thranduil (The Hobbit), Ender Wiggin (Ender’s Game), Dracula, Caleb Trask (East of Eden), Heinrich Faust (Faust), Elrond (Lord of the Rings), Annabeth Chase (Percy Jackson and the Olympians), Fitzwilliam Darcy (Pride and Prejudice), George Warleggan (Poldark), Kai Chisaki “Overhaul” (My Hero Academia), Petyr Baelish (Game of Thrones), Bruce Wayne (Batman), Lisbeth Salander (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), Rowena Ravenclaw (Harry Potter), Captain Ahab (Moby Dick), Hannibal Lecter (The Silence of the Lambs), Phileas Fogg (Around the World in 80 Days), Sir Reginald Hargreeves (The Umbrella Academy), Lelouch vi Britannia (Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion)

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The ESFP “Champion” – Adventurous/Individualistic/Spontaneous

From left to right: Ron Weasley (Harry Potter), Finnick Odair (The Hunger Games), Mina Ashido (My Hero Academia), Peregrine Took (The Lord of the Rings), Steve Harrington (Stranger Things), Daisy Buchanan (The Great Gatsby).

Gregarious, enthusiastic, and fun-loving, ESFPs believe in seizing the day and making the most of each moment. These types are highly observant and quick to respond to sudden changes in their environment. They enjoy working alongside others to learn new skills or make something happen. They often have a restless, adventurous streak and enjoy being active as much as possible. When it comes to decisions, ESFPs are guided by their personal values and individual moral code.

Fictional ESFPs:

Ron Weasley (Harry Potter), Alexei Vronsky (Anna Karenina), Kitty Fane (The Painted Veil), Daisy Buchanan (The Great Gatsby), Lydia Bennet (Pride and Prejudice), Peregrine Took (Lord of the Rings), Fred (A Christmas Carol), Felicity Merriman (American Girl Character), Amy March (Little Women), Percy Jackson (Percy Jackson and the Olympians), Francis Poldark (Poldark), Dorian Grey (The Picture of Dorian Gray), Mina Ashido (My Hero Academia), Present Mike (My Hero Academia), Yuga Aoyama (My Hero Academia), Zenitsu Agatsuma (Kimetsu no Yaiba “Demon Slayer”), Naruto Uzuaki (Naruto), Steve Harrington (Stranger Things), Kallen Kozuki (Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion), Finnick Odair (The Hunger Games), Theon Greyjoy (Game of Thrones), Oberyn Martell (Game of Thrones), Robert Baratheon (Game of Thrones).

The ESTP “Daredevil” – Impulsive/Clever/Energetic

From left to right: Rebecca Sharp (Vanity Fair), Midnight (My Hero Academia),  Tyler Durden (Fight Club), Jamie Lannister (Game of Thrones), Aquaman, Gimli (Lord of the Rings)

ESTPs have a strong need for action and a desire to be spontaneous. They have a pragmatic, flexible approach to life and enjoy solving problems and responding to life as it happens. More than most types, they stay focused on the here and now so that they can react quickly to any surprise or information that comes their way. These types have analytical, rational minds and a straightforward approach to life. They tend to learn by doing, plunging headlong into experiences and learning as they go.

Fictional ESTPs:

Tyler Durden (Fight Club), Frank Abagnale, Jr. (Catch Me If You Can), Bigwig (Watership Down), Jamie Lannister (Game of Thrones), Catherine Earnshaw (Wuthering Heights), James Potter (Harry Potter), Khal Drogo (Game of Thrones), Lestat de Lioncourt (Interview with the Vampire), Gimli (Lord of the Rings), Rebecca Sharp (Vanity Fair), Frank Churchill (Emma), Caroline Penvenen (Poldark), Robinson Crusoe, Phinks (Hunter X Hunter), Nemuri Kayama “Midnight” (My Hero Academia), Inosuke Hashibira (Kimetsu no Yaiba “Demon Slayer”), Envy (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood), Billy Hargrove (Stranger Things), Merida (Brave), Bronn (Game of Thrones), Chuuya Nakahara (Bungou Stray Dogs), James “Sawyer” Ford (Lost), Arthur Curry “Aquaman” (Aquaman), Tanaka Ryunosuke (Haikyuu!!), Joanna Mason (The Hunger Games), Clarissa LaRue (Percy Jackson and the Olympians).

The ISFP “Virtuoso” – Gentle/Practical/Creative

From left to right: Claire Fraser (Outlander), Rose Dewitt Bukater (Titanic), Eleven (Stranger Things), Cinna (The Hunger Games), Jon Snow (Game of Thrones), Eowyn (Lord of the Rings).

ISFPs want the freedom to pursue their own course in life, set their own schedule, and live according to their personal values. These types crave freedom for themselves and want others to enjoy freedom as well. They are typically sensitive, kind, and gentle and crave a life that is meaningful and personally rewarding. They balance this with a realistic, practical, and factual outlook on life. Like all Sensing-Perceivers, ISFPs can respond quickly to changes in their environment and are usually adept at noticing details.

Fictional ISFPs:

Lady Sybil Crawley (Downton Abbey), Jacob Black (Twilight), Claire Fraser (Outlander), Princess Buttercup (The Princess Bride), Cinna (The Hunger Games), Arwen (The Lord of the Rings), Liesel Meminger (The Book Thief), Catherine Morland (Northanger Abbey), Eowyn (The Lord of the Rings), Demelza Poldark (Poldark), Fantine (Les Miserables), Chizome Akaguro “Stain” (My Hero Academia), Jane Ives Hopper “Eleven” (Stranger Things), Jonathan Byers (Stranger Things), Jon Snow (Game of Thrones), Eren Yeager (Attack on Titan), Rose Dewitt Bukater (Titanic), Isabella “Bella” Swan (Twilight), Yuichiro Hyakuya (Seraph of the End), Baby (Baby Driver), Edmond Dantes (The Count of Monte Cristo), Shoto Todoroki (My Hero Academia).

The ISTP “Vigilante” – Analytical/Realistic/Independent

From left to right: Arya Stark (Game of Thrones), Jason Bourne (The Bourne Identity), Shoto Aizawa “Eraserhead” (My Hero Academia), Levi Ackerman (Attack on Titan), Jessica Jones, Jace Herondale (Shadowhunters)

ISTPs are extremely attuned to the moment and can quickly size-up a situation and get to the core of a problem. These types are interested in knowing how and why things work and are usually fascinated by hands-on pursuits like crafting, sports, or even playing musical instruments. Realists at the core, ISTPs trust facts over feelings and try to solve problems as efficiently as possible. Like all Sensing-Perceivers, ISTPs crave freedom and autonomy and rebel under a lot of micro-management or strict rules.

Fictional ISTPs:

Jason Bourne (The Bourne Identity), John Wick (John Wick), Bard (The Hobbit), Jace Herondale (Shadowhunters), Alex Fierro (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard), Jean-Baptiste Grenouille (Perfume), Kyoka Jirou “Earphone Jack” (My Hero Academia), Shoto Aizawa “Eraserhead” (My Hero Academia), Levi Ackerman (Attack on Titan), Arya Stark (Game of Thrones), Natasha Romanoff “Black Widow” (The Avengers), Saitama (One Punch Man), Clint Barton “Hawkeye” (The Avengers), Max Mayfield (Stranger Things), Geralt of Rivera (The Witcher), Sandor “The Hound” Clegane (Game of Thrones), Daryl Dixon (The Walking Dead), Shinya Kogami (Psycho-Pass), Jessica Jones, Diego Hargreeves (The Umbrella Academy).

The ESFJ “Defender” – Practical/Personable/Thorough

From left to right: Sakura Haruno (Naruto: Shippenden), Anna Smith (Downton Abbey), Molly Weasley (Harry Potter), Bilbo Baggins (The Lord of the Rings), Sansa Stark (Game of Thrones), Effie Trinket (The Hunger Games)

ESFJs have a gift for understanding the physical and emotional needs of the people around them. They are adept at organizing people to complete a task in a timely manner. Because they are more focused on the concrete than the abstract, they have a down-to-earth, grounded aura. When meeting an ESFJ, you’ll likely notice their warm, tactful nature and their natural love of people. These types enjoy making people happy and are hurt by insensitivity or indifference. When it comes to getting a job done, ESFJs are decisive, consistent, and methodical.

Fictional ESFJs:

Effie Trinkett (The Hunger Games), Margaret Hale (North and South), Bilbo Baggins (The Hobbit), Anna Smith (Downton Abbey), Wendy Darling (Peter Pan), Mrs. Bennett (Pride and Prejudice), Elizabeth Poldark (Poldark), Lucie Manette (A Tale of Two Cities), Sansa Stark (Game of Thrones), Sakura Haruno (Naruto: Shippenden), Nancy Wheeler (Stranger Things), Molly Weasley (Harry Potter), Cedric Diggory (Harry Potter), Bob Newby (Stranger Things), Allison Hargreeves (The Umbrella Academy), Maka Albarn (Soul Eater).

The ESTJ “Captain” – Decisive/Organized/Objective

From left to right: Hermione Granger (Harry Potter), Mary Poppins, Peter Pevensie (The Chronicles of Narnia), Hopper (Stranger Things), Endeavor (My Hero Academia), Boromir (The Lord of the Rings)

ESTJs value competence, efficiency, and results and are skilled at organizing a task to make sure it’s accomplished as quickly as possible. These types enjoy interacting with others as long as they’re not procrastinating or wasting time. Typically assertive and logical, they work out problems objectively by focusing on the facts and details at hand. ESTJs tend to take naturally to leadership and are good at projecting the steps needed to get something done. They are also skilled at managing logistics and catching errors before they create major problems.

Fictional ESTJs:

Hermione Granger (Harry Potter), Rachel Lynde (Anne of Green Gables), Minerva McGonagall (Harry Potter), Peter Pevensie (The Chronicles of Narnia), Rabbit (Winnie the Pooh), Violet Crawley (Downton Abbey), Cersei Lannister (Game of Thrones), Boromir (Lord of the Rings), Leia Organa (Star Wars), Endeavor (My Hero Academia), General Li Shang (Mulan), Jack Shephard (Lost), Yubaba (Spirited Away), Tatsumaki (One Punch Man), Cornelia li Brittania (Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion), Mary Poppins, Dolores Umbridge (Harry Potter), King Triton (The Little Mermaid), Shirley “Shiri” Crain (The Haunting of Hill House), Hopper (Stranger Things).

The ISFJ “Protector” – Nurturing/Grounded/Detail-Oriented

From left to right: Steve Rogers (Captain America), Jennifer Honey (Matilda), Beth March (Little Women), Charlie Buckets (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), Sophie Hatter (Howl’s Moving Castle), Clay Jensen (13 Reasons Why)

Dependable and considerate, ISFJs are deeply committed to protecting the people and traditions they love. Their grounded, down-to-earth demeanor puts people at ease, and their sensitive and thoughtful spirit is usually a source of comfort. ISFJs aren’t afraid to weather tough storms if it means they are protecting the people they care about. Their thorough, detail-oriented nature means that they rarely leave a task unfinished or sloppy.

Fictional ISFJs:

Clay Jensen (13 Reasons Why), Amy Dorritt (Little Dorritt), Steve Rogers “Captain America” (Captain America), Dr. James Watson (Sherlock), Arthur Dent (The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy), Miss Havisham (Great Expectations), Narcissa Malfoy (Harry Potter), Matthew Cuthbert (Anne of Green Gables), Meg March (Little Women), Anne Elliot (Persuasion), Samwise Gamgee (The Lord of the Rings), Edward Ferrars (Sense & Sensibility), Kirsten Larson (The American Girls Series), Amelia Sedley (Vanity Fair), Charlie Buckets (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), Jonathan Harker (Dracula), Elizabeth “Beth” March (Little Women), Miss Jennifer Honey (Matilda), Grover Underwood (Percy Jackson and the Olympians), Verity Poldark (Poldark), Cosette (Les Miserables), Sophie Hatter (Howl’s Moving Castle), Mayuri Shiina (SteinsGate).

The ISTJ “Detective” – Thorough/Meticulous/Responsible

From left to right: John Thornton (North and South), Eomer (The Lord of the Rings), Marilla Cuthbert (Anne of Green Gables), Harry Potter (The Harry Potter Series), Susan Pevensie (The Chronicles of Narnia), Eddard Stark (Game of Thrones)

Detail-oriented and down-to-earth, ISTJs have a careful eye on tasks and procedures to make sure they’re done right. These types are also deeply loyal to their loved ones and beliefs, standing up against any adversary that would threaten them. Their practical, sensible outlook on life makes them a trusted source of information. Unlike some other types, they’re not likely to bend the facts or manipulate people. They trust facts over hunches and try to stay detached and objective when a decision has to be made so that they will be as fair as possible.

Fictional ISTJs:

Harry Potter (Harry Potter Series), Tenya Iida (My Hero Academia), Bill Tench (Mindhunter), John Bates (Downton Abbey), Susan Pevensie (The Chronicles of Narnia), Bathsheba Everdene (Far from the Madding Crowd), John Thornton (North and South), Marilla Cuthbert (Anne of Green Gables), Eddard Stark (Game of Thrones), Eomer (The Lord of the Rings), Theoden (The Lord of the Rings), Alexei Karenin (Anna Karenina), Inspector Javert (Les Miserables), Dr. Alan Grant (Jurassic Park), Thorin Oakenshield (The Hobbit), Ebenezer Scrooge (A Christmas Carol), George Knightley (Emma), Eudora Patch (The Umbrella Academy), Luther Hargreeves (The Umbrella Academy).

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Myers-Briggs personality types: ESTJ

Posted by Tatiana at . Published by Personality Psychology Last updated: 30/11/2014

ESTJ is one of the 16 personality types defined in the Myers-Briggs Typology (MBTI), one of the most responsible and practical types of people. David Keersey believes that approximately 8% to 12% of people can be attributed to this type.

Features ESTJ

Such people are sociable, in addition, they enjoy leading and controlling other people. They like to receive concrete facts more than abstract information. ESTJs rely on objective information and logic to make important and complex decisions, rather than their own feelings or experiences. They like order, so they plan everything in advance.

  • practical and realistic;
  • are reliable;
  • self-confident;
  • industrious;
  • traditional;
  • leaders by nature;
  • are very fond of clear structures, hierarchies and organization;
  • strictly adhere to their own standards;
  • categorically do not accept inefficiency and disorganization;
  • are always looking for like-minded people.

ESTJs tend to be very practical. They like to learn from what they can see with their own eyes, from what has a specific purpose, and almost always lose interest in things that are abstract or theoretical. The ESTJ doesn't care about the past or what could theoretically happen in the future.

Such people attach great importance to traditions, rules, and confidence in themselves and others. Maintaining the status quo is important to ESTJs, which is why they are often fascinated by working in government and public organizations. They value order and organization, so they often excel in supervisory roles. Assuming a leadership position, they are determined to force the rest of the group to follow the rules and traditions, as well as the letter of the law established by the highest authorities.

Because of their orthodox approach to life, they can sometimes be seen as tough, stubborn, and uncompromising. Their responsible attitude to everything allows ESTJs to occupy leadership positions. And self-confidence and strong convictions - to successfully translate plans and ideas into reality, although from time to time they become overly critical and even aggressive, especially when other people do not try to meet their high standards.

At school and at work, ESTJs are very hardworking and reliable. They strive to follow directions exactly and show great respect and deference to authority figures. They carefully work through everything and always turn in the work on time, very rarely asking questions or complaining about the work.

Because ESTJs are extroverts, they are very sociable; they always enjoy spending time in the company of other people. They can be very noisy and cheerful in social situations and often like to be the center of attention. Family is of paramount importance in the ESTJ value system. They put in a lot of effort in fulfilling their duties and obligations. Solemn events are also important for them; they are good at remembering important events such as birthdays and anniversaries. ESTJs look forward to weddings, family reunions, holiday parties, homecomings, and more.

Famous people like ESTJ

Some experts believe that the characteristics of the ESTJ personality type appear in the following persons:

  • James Monroe, US President;
  • Harry S. Truman, US President;
  • George Bush, US President;
  • Sam Walton, businessman;
  • John D. Rockefeller, philanthropist and industrialist;
  • Billy Graham, evangelist;
  • Bette Davis, actress.

As for fictional characters, ESTJs are usually classified as:

  • Lucy, character in the Peanuts comic book series;
  • Tony Soprano, The Sopranos;
  • Princess Leia, Star Wars;
  • Rachel Lind, Anne of Green Gables.

Preferred Occupations for ESTJ

ESTJs have a wide range of qualities that help them excel in a number of different professions:

  • policeman;
  • military;
  • judge;
  • teacher;
  • school director;
  • manager;
  • accountant;
  • banker, etc.

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Myers-Briggs personality types: ENFJ

Posted by Tatiana at . Published by Personality Psychology Last updated: 04/12/2014

According to the Myers-Briggs typology, those who can be attributed to this personality type are friendly, funny, loyal and empathetic. David Keersey - a psychologist who developed his own questionnaire - suggests that approximately 2-5% of all people can be considered ENFJ.

Features ENFJ

ENFJs are accustomed to having a good time with other people, communication helps them stay in good shape. They like to think about the future, and they concentrate on more general goals, so they can sometimes lose sight of the immediate details. When making an important decision, ENFJs focus on personal considerations rather than objective criteria. They are often concerned about how this decision will affect others. ENFJs are organized and like to plan everything carefully in advance. By sticking to a predictable schedule, ENFJs feel they have some control over the reality around them.
In addition, people of this type:

  • prefer harmony to discord;
  • are friendly;
  • genuinely interested in other people's feelings;
  • often have a wide circle of friends and acquaintances;
  • will always give support to another;
  • excellent organizers;
  • often need approval from other people.

ENFJs have good communication skills, so people enjoy spending time with them.

Thanks to just the same communication and organizational skills, they become great leaders or at least excellent managers. They are happy to organize events, help each member of the group to realize their potential or participate in resolving interpersonal conflicts. They strive to create harmony in all situations and always seem to know what to do to ease tension and minimize disagreements. ENFJs also derive personal satisfaction from helping others.

ENFJs are so interested in helping others that they may even neglect their own needs. They also tend to be self-critical, blame themselves when things don't go their way, and don't reward themselves enough when things go well. Because of this, it is imperative that people with this personality type regularly set aside time to attend to their own needs.

Famous people like ENFJ

Some of the experts believe that the following famous people have the ENFJ personality type:

  • Abraham Lincoln, US President;
  • Sean Connery, actor;
  • Dennis Hopper, actor;
  • Diane Sawyer, journalist;
  • Johnny Depp, actor;
  • Oprah Winfrey, TV presenter;
  • Abraham Maslow, psychologist;
  • Ronald Reagan, US President;
  • Peyton Manning, football player.

Fictional characters also belong to the ENFJ type: