In this brief guide, we will look at a list of INFJ fictional characters, and also explore some of these characters in more detail.
A list of INFJ Fictional Characters
Below is a list of some of the most prolific INFJ fictional characters:
- Will Graham
- Atticus Finch
- Elizabeth Bennet
- Sam Winchester
- Vanessa Ives
- Olivia Dunham
- Akane Tsunemori
- Ender Wiggin
- Theodore “Laurie” Lawrence
- Jane Bennet
- Kif Kroker
- Melanie Hamilton
- Dr. Ivchenko
- Dr. Andrew Garner
- Sabrina Spellman
- Prince Charming
- Thomas Sharpe
- Madame Gao
- Harley Quinn
5 Character Portraits of Typical INFJ Fictional Characters
INFJ stands for introverted, intuitive, feeling, and judging, and this personality type is also known as the advocate.
This is a personality type that occurs frequently in fiction as these individuals are empathetic to a fault, and they get most of their joy from helping people and standing up for them.
They have a feeling function which means they have strong morals and also an understanding of other people’s emotions and feelings.
INFJs are also known for the tendency to be kind and compassionate and altruistic in their community, and though they are shy and reserved they have a very good understanding of human behavior.
These traits and more may be seen in many of these following INFJ fictional characters.
Saruman from The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit
Saruman is a very good study of an INFJ fictional character with negative traits, as he shows rebellion out of his need of not wanting to be part of the system.
An INFJ may turn bad and let their shadow functions show when they get tired of the world around them and when they become disillusioned with the humanity that they love so much.
Sometimes particularly talented INFJs may also veer from their quests and lose their true self, which is something similar to what happens to Saruman.
Saruman turns inwards from being alone and from feeling like he is powerless even in the face of great power, and his aggression and negativity comes from a need for self-care and aspirations.
INFJs are known for their desire to help but sometimes they may get sick of it, as Saruman does, and they may start trying to break away from servitude.
Like Lucifer, Saruman may be thought of as the fallen angel, who was so very good, until he turned bad, which is perhaps the most amazingly INFJ thing about him as these people are the sweetest, but when they lose their best they can use their substantial skill to hurt others just as much.
Saruman also becomes sad about humanity and starts to detest it because he sees them acting with greed and not appreciating the beliefs and morals that he once held, which is something a lot of INFJs may struggle with, given how moralistic and good they can be.
Tadashi Hamada from Big Hero 6
Tadashi Hamada is a character on the movie Big Hero 6, and he is a great example of an INFJ fictional character, and he makes for one in a very unconventional way, as he is relatively young and he still acts as a mentor and guide to his little brother even after his death,
Tadashi’s death catapults most of the story into action and changes the protagonist in major ways.
Tadashi is a typical introvert and used to spend most of his time in his lab working on Baymax.
An INFJs Dominant Function is Introverted Intuition and this makes Tadashi a visionary as he seems to live in a different world altogether, which can be seen contrasting with Hiro, his brother.
Hiro is just as smart as Tadashi, probably smarter, but he doesn’t know how to use his skill and he is kind of reckless about it, but Tadashi has a deep inner world which allows him to see meaning in the world around him.
Tadashi also cares about the community very deeply, which is obviously evident in his creation Baymax, and his concern for his loved ones in a typical INFJ style may be seen in how much it bothers him to see Hiro squander his potential.
Tadashi also has a healthy skepticism which aids him in his scientific quest, and this is also due to the introverted intuition function.
Sometimes unhealthy INFJs may ignore this function and be way too romantic or use this function too much and have huge self-doubt, but in Tadashi’s case, this is the very function that helps Tadashi relate to Hiro and speak with Hiro on Hiro’s level.
Because Tadashi’s sensing function is introverted, it may also be seen in how much he hates the fact that Hiro gambles, as the typical INFJ may not approve of such behavior at all.
Lisa Simpson from The Simpsons
Lisa Simpson is a great INFJ fictional character and it can be seen on the show tha her dominant function of introverted intuition gives her a somewhat huge inner world which is solitary, and can be a bit obsessive at times as well.
INFJ’s tendency of going on just about any path of knowledge is also something that Lisa displays often and she likes to see where knowledge takes her, based on her intuition about things.
She often likes to collect intuitive knowledge about things, which may be seen often in how much knowledge she has on a topic of interest to her, and for this reason, she can be stubborn in her intuitions.
She thinks with her intuition, in a way, and sometimes she holds on to her faulty beliefs as well with great confidence, likely because of how innate they feel to her.
Lisa’s framework of thinking and intuition is deeply philosophical and she truly believes that everything is just an alternate perspective.
She approaches life with this tendency so that she can deal with things that she doesn’t want to as well, which is something that may be seen in many INFJs.
She is also deeply sentimental and keeps her emotions inside, not letting it show when she has been hurt in any way.
Vanessa Ives from Penny Dreadful
Vanessa Ives is an INFj fictional character on Penny Dreadful and she does a brilliant job of portraying typical INFJ traits like intuition, which come across in her “deep sense of knowing.”
Even though her sensing function is inferior, she uses it to collect outside sensory information her dominant introverted intuition function processes in a way that feels like gut feeling but actually involves the typical complex processes of the INFJ personality type.
She also has supernatural visions which are obviously dramatized and in an INFJ that might simply be considered as a very deep manner of knowing what is going to happen, somewhat
like an Empath.
She also has a deep conviction of her beliefs and her ideas and sometimes even when she can’t prove it, even when it is not logical, she just knows, and this “knowing” is more than just her supernatural abilities.
Her deep perception of people comes from her introverted intuition as well as extroverted thinking, which is evident in this exchange she has with Ethan Chandler where she exercises her INFJ functions:
“Vanessa: I have a need for a man who is skilled in fire-arms and not hesitant in dangerous endeavors. Or is all that a tall tale as well?
Ethan: What do you think?
Vanessa: Expensive watch, but thread-bare jacket. Sentimental about the money you used to have. Your eye’s steady, but your left-hand tremors. That’s the drink., so you keep it below the table hoping I won’t notice. You have a contusion on your other hand, from a brawl with a jealous husband, no doubt. Your boots are good quality leather but have been re-soled more than once. I see a man who has been accustomed to wealth but has given himself to excess and the unbridled pleasures of youth. A man, much more complicated than he likes to appear.”
She is also honest about her sentiments, even though sometimes she may express them in slightly more odd ways like this “Your father loves you very much and would do anything to save you. But I love you in a different way. I love you enough to kill you.”
Her inferior fucntion is quite developed, despite being an inferior function, and this is evident in how she reads her surroundings before processing it with her intuition.
Harley Quinn from the DC Universe
Harly Quinn is one of the more surprising INFJ fictional characters as on the surface it seems that she is quite extroverted, but her thinking and intuition processes are actually quite introverted, which is what introversion is in Jung’s theory.
Harley is extremely analytical and she is able to frequently shift her perspective and this puts her at a unique advantage to justify practically any action she takes and the actions of others as well.
Harley is originally a psychologist, and this is a career that INFJs may find themselves in pretty often, as it involves understanding people as well as helping them, both of which the INFJ loves to do.
She needs to understand things well but at the same time, she is also very emotional, even though she gets sucked into a relationship with the Joker.
Harley’s inner narrative is important to her and she tends to see meaning and some hidden intent that is connected everywhere, which is extraordinarily intuitive in nature.
Harley also often collects objects that have significant meaning to her, but to others, it may seem somewhat chaotic and quirky, however, there is almost always depth to everything Harley does and she is deeply personal, which proves the extent of her feeling based decision-making processes.
Despite outward appearances, Harley is quite reserved and private and enjoys living alone, save for a random pet she may pick up here and there, and even though she loves the joker and sometimes may even seem dependent on him for affection and love, the truth is that she can be just as lethal and amazing on her own.
In this brief guide, we looked at a list of INFJ fictional characters and also explored some of these characters in more detail. Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions or comments you may have.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): INFJ Fictional Characters
What fictional characters are INFJ?
Here is a list of fictional characters that are INFJ:
Theodore Lawrence (Little Women)
Atticus Finch (To Kill a Mockingbird)
Sonmi-451 (Cloud Atlas)
Will Graham (Red Dragon),
Andy Sachs (The Devil Wears Prada)
Lord Varys (Game of Thrones)
Prince Caspian (The Chronicles of Narnia)
Sayuri (Memoirs of a Geisha)
Remus Lupin (Harry Potter)
What was Jesus’s personality type?
It has been theorized that Jesus’s personality type may have been ENFJ because of his kind and sensitive traits and his ability to care for people deeply.
ENFJs tend to be very open to people and fully aware of their emotions, which may be seen in accounts about Jesus both in the Bible as well as other philosophical literature.
Is Loki an INFJ?
Yes, Loki is widely considered to be an INFJ.
Loki is particularly a good example of an unhealthy INFJ or an INFJ gone “bad”.