In this brief guide, we will look at a list of INTP fictional characters and try to understand the typical INTP personality traits through 5 fictional characters that show a lot of them.
List of INTP Fictional Characters
Here is a definitive list of INTP fictional characters that any Logician would approve of:
- Violet Baudelaire: A Series of Unfortunate Events books.
- Liz Lemon: 30 Rock
- Chidi Anagonye: The Good Place
- Neo: The Matrix.
- Pierre Bezukhov: War and Peace
- Data: Star Trek
- Ender Wiggin: Ender’s Game
- Alexander Mahone: Prison Break
- April Ludgate: Parks and Recreation
- Sheldon Cooper: The Big Bang Theory.
- Gandalf: The Lord of the Rings.
- Death: Terry Pratchett’s Discworld books.
- Eugene Porter: The Walking Dead.
- Maester Luwin: Game of Thrones.
- The 9th Doctor: Doctor Who.
- Haymitch Abernathy: The Hunger Games.
- Bruce Banner: Marvel Universe
- Tom Branson: Downton Abbey.
- Ian Malcolm: Jurassic Park.
- Yoda: Star Wars.
- Velma Dinkley: Scooby-Doo.
- Hiccup: How to Train your Dragon
- Arthur Weasley: Harry Potter
- Ariadne: Inception
5 Logical INTP Fictional Characters
The INTP is ruled by the perceptual processes and their dominant function is that of introverted thinking, which means that they have extroverted intuition as their secondary process and they use this to create huge information maps in their mind which guides their decision-making processes.
The INTP personality is also known as the Logician and they fit the stereotype of the absent-minded professor quite well, as they tend to take in information in chunks and deal more with abstract and vague theories than specific and organized data like a Logistician might.
These individuals tend to be more introverted than most of the introverted personality types in the MBTI and the reason for this is that they are predominantly focused on intuition and their thinking capacity takes so much of their energy that they may not want to deal with anyone else.
The INTP type takes their logic and analysis most seriously, and everything else may come second to these, as they are incredibly proud of their intellect and may sometimes also be somewhat arrogant or condescending about it.
However these individuals are not condescending on purpose, they just somehow operate on a higher level than most people because of how intuitively they collect their data, and they may find people are not able to understand them very well when they try to explain their convoluted thought processes.
The INTP individual may sometimes appear cold or standoff-ish but it is simply because so much of their thinking process is mechanical and fact-based, and they are so minimally interested in other people.
Now that we have oriented ourselves to some information about the INTP personality, let us take a look at some great INTP fictional characters.
Data from Star Trek
The INTP individuals may sometimes be described as machines, but not as cold as INTJ, and this kind of analysis is perfect for Data from Star Trek, as he shows some great traits if the INTP personality.
The two personality types of INTJ and INTP differ in the way their cognition works, where the INTJ is ruled by a strict judging process that is concerned about the most logical step to take or the analysis of data analytically and logically, the INTP is more concerned about the intuitive aspects of things and understanding and exploring more than doing.
INTPs may sometimes also appear to be somewhat odd or weird, and most people often wonder why this person looks so weird, but the truth is that they are just s focused on understanding and making sense of their surroundings that it gives them a somewhat far away and dreamy look, or the tendency to be an absent-minded professor.
They may also seem like that odd friend we like being around and watch as they try to make sense of the puzzling circumstances they keep finding themselves in.
Data is a lot like this description, and he may often wonder why people do the things they do and why it is that they are not simpler to understand the way other things make sense.
The typical INTP traits of Data may be seen in these quotes more than anything else:
“Apologies, Captain. I seem to have reached an odd functional impasse. I am, uh … stuck.”
“I never knew what a friend was until I met Geordi. He spoke to me as though I were human. He treated me no differently from anyone else. He accepted me for what I am. And that, I have learned, is friendship. But I do not know how to say goodbye.”
“Could you please continue the petty bickering? I find it most intriguing”
“We are more alike than unlike, my dear Captain. I have pores. Humans have pores. I have… fingerprints. Humans have fingerprints. My chemical nutrients are like your blood. If you prick me … do I not … leak?”
“I just love scanning for lifeforms. Lifeforms… you tiny little lifeforms… you precious little lifeforms… where are you?”
“Doctor Pulaski: What is the difference?
Data: One is my name, the other is not!
Data: It appears to be an arm!
Worf: Very astute !”
Hiccup from How to Train your Dragon
Hiccup from the franchise How To Train Your Dragon is usually considered to be an INFP or INTPO character, but the case for him being an INTP character is much stronger due too the fact that he is far more thinking dominant than feeling dominant, and this makes him a definite INTP fictional character.
Hiccup figures out on his own how dragons work and he figures out on his own how to tame a night fury, which most people have not even seen before.
Like a true logician, he applies the scientific method to his training of the dragon and trying to figure out what they like and what they don’t like, and his intellect and ability to work things out shows in his mechanisms and inventions as well.
Hiccup is also very intuitive, and he perceives things very quickly because he pays acute attention to everything around him.
Intuitives are usually very uncommon anyway, so it is not unusual that he feels out of place, because many intuitive people, and especially INTP, do.
Hiccup’s actions are mostly based on what feels authentic to him, and while this may seem like an introverted feeling trait, one needs to keep in mind that what feels authentic to him is based for the most part on his knowledge and things he has understood about the world.
His typical thinking process tends to lean more towards “what makes sense?” and while obviously, he cares about other people, he cares about his passion for learning and discovering way more.
The fact that he is higher on thinking functions and tends to think logically more than according to feelings does not mean he does not have any because he feels a great deal both for Toothless and other members of his tribe, and this can be seen in how he uses his INTP traits to help them and make their lives better.
Neo from The Matrix
Neo from the Matrix has been hailed as one of the most obvious INTP fictional characters, and his INTP traits may be seen in his tendency to want to understand the universe.
The intuitive side of Neo is very evident in the way he goes about understanding the situation he has found himself in and he takes things in very easily and clearly, while still maintaining his ideas and concepts in the back of his mind.
His hacking abilities at the beginning indicate his ability to be able to think critically and analyze what has been provided but at the same time when he discovers the new and strange things that are afoot he assimilates the information in a near-fluent way like he somehow always knew what was happening.
Neo also seeks answers, but instead of going about exploring in a sensing heavy way he finds things out methodically and scientifically, and his interest in mind-expanding knowledge is a hallmark of Introverted Thinking.
Ariadne from Inception
Like most INTP fictional characters, Ariadne can be seen using her Introverted Thinking comfortably, which is evident in how logical she is and her love for solving puzzles.
Ariadne also shows typical tendencies of the INTP personality type in how quick-thinking, rational, and analytical as well as very creative she is, and in true INTP manner, most of the processing of information she does takes place inside her head outside of the external world, which is what gives her that trademark INTP attitude of someone lost in the complexity of their mind.
Ariadne talks about her creative process exactly how you would expect someone with perceptual cognition to, and she says she understands things “like I’m discovering it.”
A fun fact is that the actress that plays Ariadne, Ellen Page, is also an INTP personality type, so that also explains why she was able too to understand the character and play her so well; in fact, another INTP fictional character is played by an INTP actress, which is Liz Lemon, played by Tina Fey.
Velma Dinkley from Scooby-Doo
Velma is one of the smartest characters in fiction and a lot of the cases that the Scooby-Doo gang solves are in part because of her intellect.
She makes for an amazing INTP fictional character because she thinks and receives information intuitively, and she deals primarily in situational logic.
While she is not the stereotypical absent-minded scientist that is usually seen in the INTP personality type, her intellect comes in handy because she likes solving the mysteries, focusing on all the pieces that make the whole, which are due to her intuitive processes.
Velma is also always very skeptical and uses more introverted thinking like a true INTP user, unlike the other objective logic users who use more extroverted thinking.
She tends to become an integral part of whatever mystery she is trying to solve as a result of her introverted thinking because this tends to involve her completely in whatever she is trying to understand.
In this brief guide, we looked at a list of INTP fictional characters and tried to understand the typical INTP personality traits through 5 fictional characters that show a lot of them. Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions or comments you have about the INTP personality type or if you have any fun additions of fictional characters that you think maybe INTP.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): INTP Fictional Characters
Which characters are INTP A?
Here are some of the best INTP A characters:
Why are INTPs so weird?
INTPs may seem weird sometimes because they are lost in their world or may not seem ot interested in others, and this is because a lot of their thoughts and emotions remain inside and they tend to take in information in large chunks which may sometimes make them seem somewhat absent-minded and lost.
The INTP’s inner mind is filled with incredible imagination and rich thought processes, and this may sometimes make them appear somewhat weird.
Do INTPs make good actors?
Yes, INTPs may make good actors as they can be very witty and funny, and they may be able to use their dry wit for some great comedic timing.
There are many famous INTP actors like Tina Fey, Ellen Page, and Kristen Stewart.