INTJ anime characters Haikyuu (5 characters)

This blog will discuss five characters from the popularised anime show Haikyuu. It will give a brief description of what Haikyuu is, define an INTJ and outline the characteristics of an INTJ.

Anime characters from Haikyuu are INTJs.

The following characters from Haikyuu are INTJs:

  • Kei Tsukishima
  • Keiji Akaashi
  • Tobio Kageyama
  • Sachirō Hirugami
  • Tamahiko Teshiro

The following is a detailed description of the aforementioned INTJ characters from Haikyuu:

Kei Tsukishima

Tsukishima is the perfect depiction of an INTJ as he is the master strategist of the Karasuno volleyball team. He is very quiet, observant, contemplative, and analytical. 

Tsukishima can strategize systematic and pragmatic approaches to get the edge on his opponents and defeat them. 

He displays the management and leadership skills of a typical INTJ as he is able to make his teammates work together and cooperate to execute his strategies.  

He is a true INTJ who is daring, brilliant, and challenging to get past during a volleyball game.

Tobio Kageyama

Kageyama is another strategist with impeccable insight that he uses to map out plays and coordinate the team’s game plan. He uses his intuition to create plans that usually succeed. 

Like most INTJs, Kageyama is emotionally detached and lacks the necessary courtesy to sugarcoat his words when talking to people about sensitive issues. As a result, he gives people cold, hard truths that they are not ready for. 

He also shows lthe eadership talents of a typical INTJ as he is not afraid to take charge and show others the way. He has high standards and will stop at nothing to accomplish his vision of being the best setter in Japan.

Keiji Akaashi

Akaashi is an introvert who is calm and composed most of the time who is unable to show a wide range of emotions. He is true to his INTJ  nature with his bluntness and often chimes into the conversations of others with witty comments and responses. 

He also has a habit of challenging the decisions of others. Bokuto is usually the primary target of this habit which causes them to bump heads often. 

In contrast, he shows a diplomatic and humble side which is probably a survival tactic as he is younger than most of his teammates. 

Akaashi also has a strong mental prowess with impeccable analytical skills which he uses to make split-second decisions on how to save the game from Bokuto’s mood swings. 

Like any INTJ, Akaashi lives inside his head and sometimes becomes overwhelmed by his thoughts. He has high personal standards which lead him to feel pressured. 

The pressure got so bad at one point that he had to be benched in order to clear his head. When he sat down, he had a moment of calm, right before not being able to take the stress and yelling into his hands in an uncharacteristic display of emotions.

Sachirō Hirugami

Hirugami possesses a very calm and composed demeanor which makes him look cold and detached. He has the ability to focus intensely as seen in his ability to not get easily distracted or fazed in matches. 

He is the type of strategist that takes in and processes all information on the volleyball court like a supercomputer. He is also highly observant and calculating, as shown when he purposely targets Asahi with a difficult serve knowing that the latter is already under heavy pressure to perform well.

It is revealed that he used to be a perfectionist who strives to be the ideal player. He would feel guilty over every mistake he made and practiced intensely to make up for it. 

After a talk with Hoshiumi and realizing that quitting is an option, Hirugami moved on from his uptight personality to become more relaxed.

Tamahiko Teshiro

Tamahiko has been shown to remain calm and collected during high-pressure situations such as nationals. 

He also seems to be perceptive and observant as he noticed Kenma’s change in behavior during the last set of the Nekoma vs Karasuno match. His keen observational abilities and ability to keep a level head are all characteristic of an INTJ.

What Haikyuu!! Is About?

Haikyuu!! is a Japanese manga series and anime that focuses on Shoyo Hinata, a boy determined to be an outstanding volleyball player despite his small stature. 

The series follows Hinata as he joins the other volleyball players of Karasuno High against formidable opponents. While other high-schools underestimate Karasuno and label the team the “clipped crows” because they’ve fallen from their previous powerhouse abilities.

They embark on an adventure to redeem themselves together. Shoyo and his teammates work to improve and prove to Japan that they are no longer a team to be ignored or underestimated. 

It is a classic story of the underdog rising to beat the top players in the country. It is both heart warming and thrilling to watch the spirit of competitiveness and cooperation. The importanance of hard work and team work come together seamlessly to put on a show that promotes the spirit of togetherness.

What is an INTJ?

The INTJ (Introverted, Intuitive, Thinking, and Judging) is one of the 16 personality types identified by a personality assessment called the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)

Sometimes referred to as the “Architect,” or the “Strategist,” people with INTJ personalities are highly analytical, creative, and logical.

What are the characteristics of an INTJ?

The following are the characteristics of an INTJ:

  • INTJs are very innovative
  • They have many original ideas
  • They have a deep resolve to execute their bright ideas and achieve their goals. 
  • They quickly pick up on patterns in sets of information.
  • They always finish what they start.
  • They are skeptics
  • They are autonomous and independent
  • They have extremely high standards of competence for everyone
  • They are very precise and efficient performers in tasks
  • INTJs are future-focused, 
  • They are very rational and logical
  • They are calm and quiet
  • They are often seen as perfectionists
  • The INTJ enjoys spending time alone
  • They hate crowds
  • They hate noise

Conclusion

This blog discussed five characters from the popularised anime show Haikyuu. It gave a brief description of what Haikyuu is, defined an INTJ, and outlined the characteristics of an INTJ.

The following characters from Haikyuu are INTJs:

  • Kei Tsukishima
  • Keiji Akaashi
  • Tobio Kageyama
  • Sachirō Hirugami
  • Tamahiko Teshiro

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Frequently Asked Questions: INTJ anime characters Haikyuu.

What Haikyuu characters are Intj?

  • Tobio Kageyama
  • Kei Tsukishima 
  • Keiji Akaashi
  • Sachirō Hirugami
  • Tamahiko Teshiro

Who is the smartest character in Haikyuu?

Terushima is the smartest character in Haikyuu.

Which Haikyuu characters are INFJ?

Kõushi Sugawara is an INFJ.

What is Suga’s personality type Haikyuu?

Sugawara is an INFP with a good nature and always searching for the good in others.

Why is Sugawara’s hair grey?

Sugawara’s hair is grey because that is its natural color. A joke that’s been going around is that Sugawara has gray hair because “the life of a mother can be stressful”.

How old is Kiyoko?

Kiyoko is 17 years old.

References

Raya A. Jones, (2013), ‘Jung’s “Psychology with the Psyche” and the Behavioral Sciences’, Behavioral Science (Basel).  Published online 18/07/2013. doi: 10.3390/bs3030408

MyANIME LIST, (2021) retrieved from https://myanimelist.net/anime/20583/Haikyuu/characters

Divya is currently a Clinical Psychology Trainee in a Master of Philosophy program and holds a Master’s in clinical psychology. She has a special interest in Personality studies and disorders, having researched the subject before, and Neuropsychology; with an additional interest being Mood disorders. She likes to write about Psychiatric issues, having worked in multiple specialty setups during her time as a clinical psychology student, and in her free time she likes to cook and read.