In this brief guide, we will discuss some great ENTJ anime characters and some basic traits of the ENTJ personality subtype.
ENTJ anime characters list
· Byakuya Togami
· Rei Hino
· Reinhard von Lohengramm
· Lloyd Asplund
· Tobio Kageyama
· Spectra Phantom
· Misaki Ayuzawa
· Himeko Inaba
· Olivier Mira Armstrong
· Yuri Nakamura
· Charles Zi Britannia
What is ENTJ personality?
ENTJ stands for Extraverted, Intuitive, Thinking, and Judging personality traits.
ENTJ is a Myers Briggs personality type, and they are also known as Commanders, given their extraordinary leadership skills and tendency to be at the forefront of all the action.
ENTJs are extremely decisive and love momentum and a sense of accomplishment.
ENTJs are great at gathering information for their creative visions and rarely hesitate for long before acting on them, giving way to some great results.
ENTJs can also be charismatic and commanding, and their confidence is second to none. The downside of this is that they can also be slightly arrogant and haughty, which is just a risk someone like them is always at.
They have a fine attention to the minor details involved in a project, while at the same time focusing on the creative, formative, and conceptual aspect of it.
This sort of contrarian personality makes the ENTJ quite rare, and people with these traits make up just 3% of the population.
A brilliant study of the ENTJ personality can be made by looking at Steve Jobs. He is one of the famous ENTJs that embodies many of the strengths and weaknesses of this personality type.
Just like Steve Jobs, most ENTJ personality subtypes are heavily invested in seeking out new challenges and tackling them head-on. For an ENTJ, the rush that comes from seeking out a challenge and tackling it successfully is unparalleled.
This can however be another trait that may turn problematic for them, as in the absence of a challenge the ENTJ may rush into problems of their own making just to avoid feeling restless and bored, and if they are not able to find a new problem to solve or a new challenge to face, they may focus that restless energy inward, giving way tot a lot of negativity and mental health issues.
The ENTJs extroverted nature also works in their favor when they are out in the world tackling problems, as they are more likely to take others along with them, making sure others get included in the process and at the same time getting help from other people and not being left alone if they do run into any problems.
ENTJ Anime Characters
Byakuya Togami is an ENTJ anime character from the show Danganronpa, in which he holds the role of the leader in his family.
He is shown to have gained this role after having competed with his siblings and it might be fair to assume that his Commander personality he may have had an edge in this challenge, given how much people with these traits enjoy challenging situations and how much enthusiasm they show in tackling them.
He is also smart and calculating in the way he gathers his wealth and is able to amass a large fortune at a young age, which is an impressive, and very ENTJ thing to do.
The role he plays on the show is very obviously one of authority and this makes him very close to an ENTJ character.
This quote by Byakuya shows some of his ENTJ traits, like the sheer stubbornness towards losing and the need to come out on top of the challenges they are facing. “I won’t lose to the mastermind or you or anyone else. Even as the rest of you fall one by one, I will live and I will win. As long as my name is Byakuya Togami.”
Kyubey says at one point: “I want you to form a contract with me and become magical girls!”, which shows ENTJ characteristics like leadership and an ability to connect with other people, and even though Kyubey is not doing it out of a desire or emotion of any sort, due to her being of a race that is emotionless, to begin with, this still depicts some core ENTJ traits.
The manner in which Kyubey and her race go about fulfilling their goals may even be seen by humans as evil, but for them, it is the most convenient way of doing what they must and achieve what they set out to, and this trait is something one might find in some ENTJ personalities as well.
While an ENTJ is less likely to resort to downright evil ways to get something done, the bottom-line still stands that they are single-minded and dead set on achieving their goals, and very little deters them from it, and this makes Kyubey quite an ENTJ anime character.
Rei Hino is an ENTJ anime character from the show Sailor Moon, and while it would be stretch to say that she has all the ENTJ traits, her powers and some of her actions depict standard personality types under ENTJ.
Rei Hino has powers like precognition and archery, which may be thought of as metaphors for ENTJ traits like a singular sight of a goal and intellect to follow through on the plans they make.
It can also be seen as Intuitiveness in a non-magical, everyday human being, and ENTJs can be quite intuitive and perceptive to what is going on around them.
Rei Hino is also passionate and stands up for things she believes in, in very true ENTJ fashion.
Reinhard von Lohengramm
Reinhard von Lohengramm is an ENTJ anime character who features in the show Legend of the Galactic Heroes.
This man’s major ENTJ characteristic is the natural tendency to lead. He wins a war after collecting various different cultures under one goal, after which he makes himself the new official leader, and brings out radical changes in all sorts of policies under his command.
That kind of commanding quality is seen often in ENTJs. Even in matters that are not about winning wars or running countries, ENTJs are likely to put themselves in roles that allow them to make the rules and get things done, it may even be just a class project but they will bring order and discipline till the job gets done.
Lloyd Asplund, an ENTJ anime character on the show Code Geass, might not be an ENTJ through and through, but he certainly shows some traits that may very well be classified under the personality type ENTJ.
Lloyd claims to be a sociopath and seems to have a love for only science. While this is not something an ENTJ would normally do, as they do tend to be rather high on feelings and intuition, the unique focus on one particular thing that catches the person’s interest is something most ENTJs would likely associate with.
ENTJs are also somewhat capable of removing emotion from a situation, even some relationships, where it seems that emotion may complicate things, and this is something Lloyd excels at, as he sees people more like machines and things to control or study.
He is not what one might call an Extrovert, per se, given that he prefers to keep things about him to himself, he does have some other characteristics that make for a pretty spot-on ENTJ.
Tobio Kageyama is hailed as the “king of the court on the show All World Alliance, due to his tyrannical attitude towards the team he leads.
This is something that a lot of ENTJs may suffer from. The problem is that because of their natural tendencies to lead, and their preoccupation with their plans and the details they have about the achievement of a certain goal can sometimes make them come across as somewhat rude and dictator-like.
In their struggle to share the perspective of those they have chosen to, or been asked to, lead, they may some times forget that their way might not always be the best way. While only a few ENTJs do it consciously, most of them don’t realize that they are hurting anyone in the process.
Tobio is the kind of ENTJ whose preoccupation with perfection and winning makes him arrogant and uncaring towards the teammates.
Spectra phantom is an ENTJ anime character on the show Bakugan Battle Brawlers; New Vestroia and he is yet another character that shows the typical ENTJ characteristic of being a leader, and maybe even a slightly antagonistic one at that.
While his trait of being enigmatic and leaving those affiliated with him to constantly try and guess his intentions and desires is something that not a lot of ENTJs would relate to, his traits of not being intimidated by enemies or adverse circumstances and his confidence, or even overconfidence in his abilities are some things one might see in a lot of ENTJ individuals.
He is also cunning and knows how to get his way, and retains this trait long after he has stopped being an antagonist.
On the show Kaichou Wa Maid-Sama we meet another ENTJ character named Misaki Ayuzawa, who shows ENTJ traits such as leadership and a need to achieve leadership roles like President, being hardworking, and being proactive when things need to be done.
She also tends to show a kinder side and helpfulness, but what truly drives her is a need to be good at life and overcome the obstacles she has had throughout her life.
She is fierce and determined and shows an innate tendency to put her entire might into whatever she does. These are quite ENTJ traits.
She may at times refuse to acknowledge her feelings as well and instead act out in unfitting ways, but generally, she is a good person who tries to do right by people while at the same time trying to make her life better.
Himeko Inaba is a character on the show Kokoro Connect, and she displays some authentic ENTJ characteristics.
She is in an authority role as the vice president of the Student cultural society and she can be somewhat overbearing and hard on those around her in the process. She may also be seen as volatile due to her intolerance of disorder and this is something some ENTJs might relate to, given their preference for things getting done a certain way.
She also comes across as rather arrogant and confident, which is another trait people may associate with ENTJs quite often, and though she has low self-esteem under that outward demeanor, she still makes a good ENTJ.
Olivier Mira Armstrong
This amazing ENTJ anime character can be found on the show Fullmetal Alchemist, where she is an heir to the illustrious Armstrong family and the commanding officer looking after Fort Briggs.
Like many ENTJs, she holds a commanding position and runs a tight ship, even so far as to say that her subordinates are rather scared of her.
She can be sharp-tongued and somewhat combative, and goes by the nickname “The Queen”, that ha been given to her by the Briggs soldiers.
The kind of personality one needs to be in a commanding position can be found quite often in ENTJs and therefore it is not particularly a surprise that so many ENTJ anime characters are in leadership or commanding positions.
Yuri Nakamura is a secondary character in the show Angel Beats and the protagonist on the show Heaven’s door.
Yuri is an ENTJ anime character due to her leading the campaign of students against God, in order to protest their cruel fates.
She is seen as a charismatic leader and has the determination to lead in difficult times as well as good ones. This trait in particular makes for a good leader and a good ENTJ.
She also has the respect of the people she leads and she is seen as competent and able to handle most situations they may face.
She is also not afraid to make sacrifices as there are no major consequences to her subordinates dying, per se, and this trait makes her a ruthless leader.
Azula is a firebending prodigy on the show Avatar, and she is sadistic, manipulative, and obsessed with power, which are not necessarily ENTJ traits but they do tend to be drawn more than anyone else to powerful positions and places of authority.
She is also a skilled strategist who orchestrates the coup over the Earth Kingdom capital Ba Sing Se, and this trait also makes her an ENTJ anime character.
Azula has had deep-seated issues as well, having been raised by someone that did not show her the affection any child needs, and having to work for the smallest things and being perfect all the time.
This kind of upbringing can have a serious effect on anyone, and make them believe that the only way to survive in the world is by being perfect all the time and voiding failure at all costs no matter what, which sounds like an ENTJ trait but in her case is actually just something that has come about as a result of how she was raised.
Charles Vi Britannia
Charles Vi Britannia is included in the list of ENTJ anime characters due to his strong leadership position and the importance he gives to be strong in order to survive in society.
He also tends to be cynical and struggles with putting confidence in people.
It is however interesting to note that his antagonistic views and ideologies seem to stem from his traumatic upbringing because when he was a child, he often witnessed his family kill each other in pursuit of the throne.
This trauma may have pushed his normal, healthy ENTJ traits of wanting to achieve power and wanting to be in a commanding position through hard work, as something everyone must do or perish.
Trauma can often skew some of our stronger traits into a distorted version and they may become characteristics that hurt others instead of inspiring them.
Anime characters with some ENTJ traits
There are some anime characters that are too loosely created and have an amalgam of various different traits, which makes it hard to pin them down to any one type. Such characters may show up as INTPs, ENTJs, ENSPs, and so on.
In these cases it may be worthwhile to consider than just as real people can be a mix of many different subtypes, for instance, an ENTJ may not necessarily like to be around people all the time but may still have good people skills, Anime characters can also show different traits based on the different situations they are shown in.
Another thing to bear in mind is that Myers Briggs test puts people on a continuum between two contradictory personality subtypes, that is, it is possible to be 60% Extrovert and 40% introvert, and therefore some of these characters may appear to be a completely different personality type at some points and a different one on another.
With that in mind, let’s see what ENTJ characteristics we might find in the following Anime characters.
Light Yagami of the show Death Note has been included in a list of anime characters with INTP characteristics, but he also shows some ENTJ traits.
While there is little extroversion in him, he does tend to succumb to hubris rather easily, once he comes in contact with the notebook, and he is quick to find ways to use it. The traits of resourcefulness and single-minded determination are something seen in ENTJs quite often and this brings him pretty close to the ENTJ anime character list.
Another thing that puts him in the ENTJ column is the fact that he is popular among peers and loved and well known in his circles. The ENTJ personality is quite people-oriented.
However, like ENTJs, he tends to be prone to arrogance and hubris due to the love and adoration from family and friends.
Iroh from the show Avatar can also be included in the ENTJ anime characters group due to his characteristics like being a crown prince and master of his chosen art of Firebending, as well as his occasional desire for power.
He claims at one point that his “blood boiled with desire [for power]”, which is a trait one might find in ENTJs.
He was also very strategic and crafty and he led his armies into many successful ventures, which also speaks to the commandant or ENTJ characteristics.
Erwin Smith from the show Attack on Titans is another character that is close to the other characters on the ENTJ anime characters list, due to his intelligent and successful handling of the position of commander.
He loves and protects his men, but he has also been seen to sacrifice his men if there was a need to protect the larger group as a whole. This tendency to get things done at whatever cost, and the ability to make tough decisions only a leader could make, is something that usually gets attributed to ENTJs, and is also the reason why people with ENTJ traits make great antagonists.
At the same time though, Erwin also felt remorse for sacrificing his people, as a good leader would, and it is seen that he does not take pleasure in the tough things he has to do.
Neji Hyuga from the show Naruto starts out as a stoic, philosophical person that may seem like he belongs in the INTP list, but his eventual desire to become as strong as possible and ensuring that he has the ability to overcome any problem with practice and training is something that makes Neji a good ENTJ anime character as well.
Neji also has some sad events in his background that manipulate his actions, like his stoicism, that may be a result of early losses he suffered and once he starts to come out of his shell, he is able to care about freedom again and is shown relating to birds flying in the sky.
While this action may be seen as an introvert coming out of their walls, it may also be seen as an extrovert who has been convinced that there is no one that cares and no one that will help them, and so they stop trying and feel like caged birds, as Neji does.
Shikamaru Nara, another character from Naruto, also has some traits that make him sound rather similar to other ENTJ anime characters.
Shikamaru is initially lazy and want to stay away from responsibility and wants to live as unremarkably as possible. This may sound far from ENTJs, but after the death of his teacher, he is jolted from his tendencies and is able to do what is required even if he doesn’t like it.
The fact that he is able to grow up and start doing what is needed means that he possesses the strength to accomplish things that are asked of him, which makes him quite similar to an ENTJ.
An ENTJ doesn’t necessarily always do what they want, just because they are headstrong and focused, sometimes they have to do things they don’t want to and take responsibilities they would much rather avoid, and Shikamaru shows this well.
Ryuk isn’t human, so can we apply the MBTI traits onto him? Some traits may apply, given that he is a character written by human beings and therefore it is entirely possible that their traits might be somewhat reflected on to him.
Ryuk is a humanoid sort of creature on the show Death Note, and he is the reason that the death note finds its way into the human world. W
While Ryuk shows traits that may belong to more than one personality subtypes, he does show some that belong in a list of ENTJ anime characters. For instance, his boredom with just existing in his world, him not being happy with the life he is living, and his need for a challenge, are some things that make him seem like an ENTJ.
While he is not necessarily an Extrovert, given that he really only deals with Light, he is quite curious about how human beings function and follows Light around, trying to understand his motives and actions. This is a trait that one might find in an ENTJ that is fascinated by people around him.
ENTJs are also always looking to mix things up and find challenges that stimulate them, and ENTJs like that can also create challenges out of nothing for the sake of having something to do, and we see this behavior in Ryuk.
Misa Amane is another Death Note character that possesses some traits usually seen in other ENTJ anime characters.
For one thing, she is extremely outgoing and popular, and rather different from what her goth or punk appearance would suggest. This extroverted tendency puts her squarely in the ENTJ territory.
She also ha abnormal emotional reactions like some ENTJs, and tells Light that she would kill any girls he dates. She can also be cruel on occasion, which is something people may notice in ENTJs sometimes, as their preoccupation with themselves and their own goals may sometimes make them callous towards the need and wants of others.
Satsuki Kiryuin holds a position of authority, can be somewhat tyrannical, and is definitely respected and feared by those under her.
Satsuki is on the show Kill la Kill, and she may be considered an ENTJ anime character due to her iron-fisted ruling tendency and his calculating and forward-thinking nature.
She can be strategic and exacting in terms of what she wants to achieve which makes her quite ENTJ personality-wise.
She also tries to look out for those under her wing, and this is a true testament to her role as a commander personality.
Kallen Kozuki is a character on the show Code Geass and she depicts the ENTJ traits of determination, bravery, and a strong will.
She takes on the responsibility of liberating Japan in a very ENTJ fashion and succeeds at doing so as well in a manner well suited for any ENTJ anime character.
Kallen can be powerful, willful, and independent, which are some other traits that make her a great ENTJ.
Ciel Phantomhive has some traits of an Introvert, but aside from those, his ruthless following of missions given to him and the respect he commands are traits that make him fit for the list of ENTJ anime characters.
He is helped by his demon servant and he is from a line of aristocrats, and therefore possesses a regalness that cannot be taught.
He is also an amazing chess player which shows his skill at strategizing, and the way he visualizes chess moves when trying to decide on a course of action seems to be suggestive of the typical ENTJ trait of being good at decision making and charting the course for plans of action.
The ENTJ personality traits are very evident in Sakura Haruno of Naruto when she is faced with the challenge of raising her daughter all alone and yet she does a good job and tells her constantly that the father will come back eventually.
She also does not tolerate mistakes and problems well and this can be seen in her admonishing of her daughter when she messes up somehow.
In addition, despite her initial insecurities, through hard work and determination, she is able to overcome her shortcomings, which is something that makes her fit for the ENTJ anime characters list.
Kuriso Makise is a character on the show Stein’s Gate and is characterized by traits like sarcasm, jealousy, and her tendency to say disrespectful things sometimes. However, she is also friendly and gets along with most people.
Kurisu also tends to have little patience for those who might be better than her at things and gets jealous of people who accomplish more than her. She is extremely proud of her accomplishments and she does not particularly care for people upstaging her in any way.
These are some ENTJ traits that are not seen often but still exist in a subset of the ENTJ personality subtype.
Alphonse Elric is a character on the show Fullmetal Alchemist and his single-minded determination that drives his journey and missions put him in the list for the ENTJ anime characters.
Alphonse Elric has an outer shell due to an Alchemy accident that occurred when he was younger when he was trying to bring his mother back from death.
Now he goes in search of his body accompanied by his brother and his adventures are recounted on the show, and it gives us a glimpse into the kind of focus one might expect from an ENTJ with a purpose.
It is also reminiscent of the ENTJ tendency of facing every challenge head-on and doing what needs to be done without feeling sorry for oneself or stopping to whine about the problems one is facing.
Katara features in the popular Anime show Avatar, where she is a waterbending master, and after dealing with the initial trauma of losing her mother to murder and going through enormous difficulty, she goes on to become a master healer through hard work and dedication, and even finds love in the process.
These are core ENTJ traits, as these people tend to be driven and determined when they have a goal they can focus on.
Katara takes on numerous responsibilities expected of an adult at a very young age and quickly became independent and strong-willed, in the spirit of a true ENTJ anime character.
Katara, like many ENTJs, is morally and emotionally driven, and she makes the best of traits that might be problematic in those that do not know how to control and harness them for efficiency.
She also has a great sense of justice and compassion for others and is fiercely protective of those in need, which can also be seen in good ENTJ leaders, who care about their subordinates and understand the need of taking care of their wards in order to get the best possible results from them.
Rinko Yamato is very extroverted and is popular with people and makes friends easily, something that one can see in many ENTJs and other Extroversion based personality types.
She can be seen on the show Ore Monogatari, and she first makes an appearance when the protagonist saves her from a molester on the train. She promptly falls in love with him, which may remind some ENTJs of their own tendency to let their emotions run rather wild.
She is also prone to jealousy but handles it more with sadness than hatred, which may not be typical of ENTJs but she comes around quickly as well, which many people might relate to.
She also enjoys cooking and baking, which shows the ENTJ anime characters’ skill of being able to focus on details and hard work to get results.
Akane Tsunemori is a character on the show Psycho-Pass, and she shows ENTJ characteristics like being headstrong and insightful, as well as somewhat stubborn about things she would like to do to get her way. This makes her a good addition to the list of ENTJ anime characters.
She is also very skilled at her job as an investigator and the skill she shows in talking down a person with a bomb is something people might see in ENTJs.
ENTJ personalities can tackle generally emotionally charged subjects with great finesse owing to their tendency of being focused on the job at hand and not getting sidetracked by things like emotion, and this skill goes a long way in getting them success in their career.
Shizuo Heiwajima is the protagonist’s bodyguard on the show Durarara. He is a somewhat enigmatic character who engages in violence because he needs to but not necessarily liking it and is the strongest person in the city.
Shizuo’s strength is not limited by his brain, and therefore he is able to perform extraordinary feats with ease, which is what makes him so strong.
This might be thought to be something of a metaphor for ENTJs, in that when they do find themselves unable to move forward it is likely because of their mind blocking their way, and once they find the right kind of people to help them or the right circumstances in which they can harness their full potential, they are able to achieve great strength and success.
In this brief guide, we looked at some strong and significant ENTJ anime characters. Please feel free to reach out with any questions or comments you may have.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):
Is Entj personality rare?
Yes, ENTJ personality is rare, and they make up only about 3% of the population
ENTJ females are even rarer, as they make up about 1.5%, whereas the ENTJ males are about 4.5% of the population.
Who Should an Entj marry?
An ENTJ should marry an INTP, although they can get along well with other people who share their world view as well.
ENTJ’s natural partner seems to be the INTP or the ISTP.
An ENTJ’s dominant function is Extraverted Thinking, which is best-matched with a personality type that is dominated by Introverted Thinking.
Who are ENTJs attracted to?
ENTJs may be most attracted to INTJs, INTPs, and INFPs.
Some ENTJs may also be attracted to ENTPs, ENFJs, ENFPs, INFJs, ISFJs, and ISTPs.
Generally speaking, ENTJs are attracted to people who share the world view they do and see the things as the ENTJ does, intuitively, and live in a world of ideas and possibilities.
What anime characters are Esfp?
Some anime Characters that are ESFP are: Seiya Kou (Sailor Moon), Kallen Kozuki (Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion) Present Mike (My Hero Academia), Zenitsu Agatsuma (Kimetsu no Yaiba “Demon Slayer”), Mina Ashido (My Hero Academia) and
Yuga Aoyama (My Hero Academia).
Are ENTJs lazy?
No, ENTJs are not lazy, typically, they tend to be quite focused and driven towards their goals, however, with repeated failures of problems in attaining goals or other hurdles they may face, ENTJs can sometimes become lazy, incompetent, and inefficient.