INTJ Characters (An INTJ personality guide)

In this brief guide, we will look at the best INTJ characters as well as some other related concepts like the INTJ personality, INTJ famous people and lists of INTJ characters in movies and tv shows.

List of INTJ Characters

Given below is a list of INTJ characters which includes INTJ anime characters, INTJ characters in tv and INTJ characters in movies:

  • Hannibal Lector: Silence of the Lambs
  • Clarice Sterling: Silence of the Lambs
  • Gandalf: Lord of the Rings
  • Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy: Pride and Prejudice
  • Katniss Everdeen: The Hunger Games
  • Professor Moriarty: Sherlock Holmes
  • Dr. Gregory House: House M.D.
  • Sheev Palpatine: Star Wars
  • Ender Wiggin: Ender’s game
  • O-Ren Ishii: Kill Bill
  • Houtaru Oreki
  • Tsumugu Kihara
  • Angel (Kanade Tachibana)
  • Reginald Hargreeves: The Umbrella Academy
  • Elizabeth Bennet: Pride and Prejudice
  • Michael Corleone: The Godfather
  • Sherlock Holmes: Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes
  • Walter White: Breaking Bad
  • Amy Dunne: Gone Girl
  • Akihiko Kiyaba
  • Shougo Makishima
  • Kyubey
  • Masayuki Hori
  • Junpei Hyuga
  • Lisbeth Salander: Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Dagny Taggart: Atlas Shrugged
  • Severus Snape: Harry Potter
  • Shirley Fenette
  • Emiya Kiritsugu
  • Near
  • Mello
  • Ragnar Lothbrok: Vikings
  • Mr. Pink: Reservoir Dogs
  • Mr. Burns: The Simpsons
  • Stewie: Family Guy
  • Gus Fring: Breaking Bad
  • Elliot Anderson: Mr. Robot
  • Ro Laren: Star Trek
  • Claire Underwood: House of Cards
  • Ellen Ripley: Alien
  • Peter Wiggins: Ender’s Game
  • Alexander Mahone

INTJ Famous People

Given below is a list of some of the most well-known and respected INTJ famous people, and following are some of their best quotes that show their highly rational and logical thinking processes:

  • C.S. Lewis
  • Arnold Schwazernagger
  • Jane Austen
  • Isaac Newton
  • Thomas Jefferson
  • Augustus
  • Dwight Eisenhower
  • Chevy Chase
  • Susan B. Anthony
  • Colin Powell
  • Angela Lansbury
  • Lance Armstrong
  • Maria Shriver
  • Dan Aykroyd
  • Woodrow Wilson
  • Raymond Barr
  • Calvin Coolidge
  • Maria Navratilova
  • Katie Couric
  • Josephine Tey 
  • Arthur Ashe
  • Donald Rumsfeld
  • Pernell Powell
  • Chester A. Arthur
  • Julia Gillard
  • Abigail Adams
  • Stephen Hawking
  • Nikola Tesla
  • Charles Darwin.
  • John Nash
  • John Maynard Keynes
  • Ayn Rand
  • Isaac Asimov
  • Sylvia Plath
  • H. L. Mencken
  • Friedrich Nietzsche
  • G. W. F. Hegel
  • Jean-Paul Sartre

Friedrich Nietzsche

“Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.”

“He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying.”

“Hope in reality is the worst of all evils because it prolongs the torments of man.”

“We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once. And we should call every truth false which was not accompanied by at least one laugh.”

“The true man wants two things: danger and play. For that reason he wants woman, as the most dangerous plaything.”

“God is dead. God remains dead. And we have killed him. Yet his shadow still looms. How shall we comfort ourselves, the murderers of all murderers? What was holiest and mightiest of all that the world has yet owned has bled to death under our knives; who will wipe this blood off us? What water is there for us to clean ourselves?”

Jean-Paul Sartre

“Every existing thing is born without reason, prolongs itself out of weakness, and dies by chance.”

“When the rich wage war, it’s the poor who die.”

“Man is condemned to be free; because once thrown into the world, he is responsible for everything he does.”

“We do not know what we want and yet we are responsible for what we are – that is the fact.”

“Three o’clock is always too late or too early for anything you want to do.”

“That God does not exist, I cannot deny, That my whole being cries out for God I cannot forget.”

“One is still what one is going to cease to be and already what one is going to become. One lives one’s death, one dies one’s life.”

“She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist.”

Ayn Rand

“The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.”

“A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.”

“We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission; which is the stage of the darkest periods of human history, the stage of rule by brute force.”

“Contradictions do not exist. Whenever you think you are facing a contradiction, check your premises. You will find that one of them is wrong.”

“Achievement of your happiness is the only moral purpose of your life, and that happiness, not pain or mindless self-indulgence, is the proof of your moral integrity, since it is the proof and the result of your loyalty to the achievement of your values.”

“Government ‘help’ to business is just as disastrous as government persecution… the only way a government can be of service to national prosperity is by keeping its hands off.”

“The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren’t enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws.”

“Civilization is the progress toward a society of privacy. The savage’s whole existence is public, ruled by the laws of his tribe. Civilization is the process of setting man free from men.”

Sylvia Plath

“And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.”

“Perhaps when we find ourselves wanting everything, it is because we are dangerously close to wanting nothing.”

“I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead; I lift my eyes and all is born again.”

If you expect nothing from anybody, you’re never disappointed.

It is as if my life were magically run by two electric currents: joyous positive and despairing negative – whichever is running at the moment dominates my life, floods it.

“My childhood landscape was not land but the end of the land – the cold, salt, running hills of the Atlantic. I sometimes think my vision of the sea is the clearest thing I own.”

“I think that personal experience is very important, but certainly it shouldn’t be a kind of shut-box and mirror-looking, narcissistic experience. I believe it should be relevant, and relevant to the larger things, the bigger things, such as Hiroshima and Dachau and so on.”

Isaac Asimov

“There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.”

“The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.”

“The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not ‘Eureka!’ but ‘That’s funny…’”

“I don’t believe in an afterlife, so I don’t have to spend my whole life fearing hell, or fearing heaven even more. For whatever the tortures of hell, I think the boredom of heaven would be even worse.”

Female INTJ Characters

INTJ females are very rare, and they are even rarer in fiction, which is why there are so few Female INTJ characters, which one might find in the list given below:

  • Lisbeth Salander
  • Amy Dunne
  • O-Ren Ish
  • Katniss Everdeen
  • Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier
  • Yennefer of Vengerberg
  • Detective Kate Beckett 
  • Dr. Temperance Brennan

Here are some typical INTJ dialogues from these amazing and intimidating female INTJ characters:

Katniss Everdeen: The Hunger Games

Katniss Everdeen is one of the few protagonists that have an INTJ personality, and she displays classic traits of being introverted yet very practical and rational.

“I Never Wanted Any Of This”

“I Outgrew Them”

“If We Burn, You Burn With Us!”

“We Keep Each Other Alive. That’s What We Do.”

Yennefer of Vengerberg: The Witcher

Yennefer of Vengerberg has a sad life, but instead of being someone that feels sorry for herself all the time, she becomes someone who is able to come out of her shell and in a massive way, becoming one of the most powerful magi in her world.

“I’m sorry you didn’t have a life. But if truth be told, you’re not missing much. I know it’s easy for me to say with warm breath in my lungs, and you with nothing. Still, what would you have had? Parents? Well, they’re the ones who wrote your last act, so not much lost there. 

Friends? Most likely fair weather. Lovers? Fun for a bit, I’ll admit, but all eventually disappoint. And let’s face it, you’re a girl. Your mother was right about one thing. We’re just vessels. And even when we’re told we’re special, as I was, as you would’ve been, we’re still just vessels, for them to take, and take, until we’re empty, and alone. So, count yourself lucky. You’ve cheated the game and won without even knowing it.”

Amy Dunne: Gone Girl

Amy Dunne is quite possibly one of the best and most ruthless INTJ characters in fiction, and she makes for a great study of how the rational and pragmatic, as well as well thought out thinking process of the typical INTJ works.

The thinking function of the INTJ is very evident in Amy Dunne. 

“But her obsessions tended to be fueled by competition: She needed to dazzle men and jealous-ify women: Of course Amy can cook French cuisine and speak fluent Spanish and garden and knit and run marathons and day-trade stocks and fly a plane and look like a runway model doing it. She needed to be Amazing Amy, all the time. Here in Missouri, the women shop at Target, they make diligent, comforting meals, they laugh about how little high school Spanish they remember. Competition doesn’t interest them.”

Conclusion

In this brief guide, we looked at the best INTJ characters as well as some other related concepts like the INTJ personality, INTJ famous people and lists of INTJ characters in movies and tv shows.

INTJ is usually a very misunderstood personality type, and they are usually not as villainous as most INTJ characters in tv or movies would have you believe.

If you have any questions or comments about INTJ characters we discussed here or about the INTJ personality in general, please feel free to reach out to us at any time.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): INTJ characters

What characters are Intj?

Some characters that are INTJ are: Batman, Palpatine of Star Wars, Katniss of Hunger Games, Loki from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Hannibal Lecter of Silence of the Lambs, Moiraine of Wheel of Time, Ripley of Aliens, Gandalf of Hobbit and Lord of the Rings, Severus Snape of Harry Potter.

Are INTJs the rarest?

INTJs are not the rarest personality type but they are very rare, and they may make up only about 2 percent of the population, on top of which female INTJs are even rarer and make up only about 1 percent or less of most populations that have taken the MBTI test.

Who are famous INTJ personality types?

Some famous INTJ personality types are as follows:

Isaac Newton
C.S. Lewis. 
Stephen Hawking
Charles Darwin
Nikola Tesla

Why are INTJs always villains?

INTJs are always villains (in most cases, anyway), because this personality type tends to internalize emotions, which can sometimes make them extremely hard to understand or figure out, which may make a lot of people uncomfortable in their presence, and therefore see them as negative in some way.

INTJs also tend to be cast as villains in most cases because they are very logical and rational and they have a tendency to think in a highly calculated manner, which many people associate with being negative in some way, or with someone who may be difficult to deal with.

Citations

https://www.psychologyjunkie.com/2020/10/07/12-amazing-fictional-intj-characters/

https://fictionalcharactermbti.tumblr.com/INTJ

https://www.16personalities.com/intj-personality

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.

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