In this guide we will be examining different fictional characters and their Myers-Briggs personality types. We will also describe each personality type so it will be easier to relate them to your favourite character.
Myers Briggs Characters:
The Myers Briggs personality system is one of the most widely used classification systems. The measurement tool used is the MBTI (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator). The MBTI is made of 16 different personality types. A person’s personality type on the MBTI is designed to identify a person’s personality type, strengths and preferences based on how they engage with the world.
Given its popularity, it is natural for people to try and identify the MBTI type of their favourite characters from books, movies or television shows. Following are the MBTI types of some popular characters:
Hermione Granger – ESTJ
Ron Weasley – ENFP
Professor Albus Dumbledore – INFJ
Jon Snow – ISFP
Tyrion Lannister – ENTP
Cersei Lannister – ESTJ
Professor Severus Snape – INTJ
Frodo Baggins – INFP
Batman – INFJ
Eowyn – ISFP
Aragorn – ISTJ
Lord Voldemort – ENTJ
Jamie Lannister – ENFP
Lord Varys – INTP
Katniss Everdeen – ISTJ
Arthur Weasley – INTP
Galadriel – INFJ
Molly Weasly – ESFJ
Elizabeth Bennet – ISFP
Remus Lupin – INFJ
Faramir – INFP
George Weasley – ENFP
Professor Minerva McGonagall – ESTJ
Petyr Baelish – INTJ
Legolas – ISFP
Gandalf – INFJ
Samwell Tarly – INFP
Daenerys Targaryen – INFJ
Draco Malfoy – ESTP
Arwen – ISFP
Dolores Umbridge – ESTJ
Ginny Weasly – ESTP
Bilbo Baggins – ESFJ
Samwise Gamgee – ISFJ
Boromir – ENTJ
Eddard Stark – ISTJ
Mr. F. Darcy – INTJ
Jo March – ENFP
Sansa Stark – ESFJ
Luna Lovegood – INTP
Sirius Black – ESFP
Tywin Lannister – ENTJ
Irene Adler – ESTP
Professor Moriarty – ENTP
Saruman – INTJ
Elrond – INTJ
Pippin Took – ESFP
Gimli – ESTP
Hannibal Lecter – INTJ
Meg March – ISFJ
Harry Potter – ISFP
The 16 Myers Briggs personality types are grouped into four categories based on certain similarities, as follows:
- Analysts: INTJ, INTP, ENTJ, ENTP.
- Diplomats: INFJ, INFP, ENFJ, ENFP.
- Sentinels: ISTJ, ISFJ, ESTJ, ESFJ.
- Explorers: ISTP, ISFP, ESTP, ESFP.
Fictional Characters who are ‘Analysts’:
INTJ (The Architect):
INTJs are independent, ambitious and rational individuals. Their keen insight enables them to find underlying meanings and patterns easily. Complex tasks as well as abstract theories and problems are like catnip for INTJs. Their Thinking function makes them approach all issues critically and logically. They have a deep desire to understand their inner world as well as the world around them.
Some fictional characters with the Myers-Briggs type INTJ include: Petyr Baelish (Game of Thrones), Artemis Fowl, Saruman (The Lord of the Rings), Hannibal Lecter (The Silence of the Lambs), Sir Reginald Hargreeves (The Umbrella Academy).
A number of these characters, Artemis Fowl, Petyr Baelish and Hannibal Lecter for instance, are classic INTJs. They possess superior intellectual abilities, while being slightly out of touch with their Feeling function.
INTP (The Logician):
This personality type is obsessed with answering the question ‘Why?’; to find out the logic behind everything in their surroundings. They analyse and question current ideas and systems to find the underlying framework. They are open to ideas and anything that will expand and challenge their intellectual abilities. They may seem inconsiderate of social rules and can appear clumsy or tactless.
The curious and questioning nature of this Myers-Briggs personality type is evident in fictional characters such as: Alice (Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland), Matilda (Matilda), Victor Frankenstein, Ariadne (Inception).
ENTP (The Debater):
This personality type is sharp and ingenious. They are good at analysing things and seeing them in a new way. They are rebellious and open to challenging tradition. Although they are open to new ideas they are keen on finding the ultimate truth.
This Myers-Briggs type dislikes routine and is given to chase after new interests. Solving complex problems and developing strategies.
The keen intellect and rebellious nature of this Myers-Briggs type is evident in fictional characters such as Tony Stark (Iron Man), Fred and George Weasley (Harry Potter), The Tenth Doctor (Doctor Who), Captain Jack Sparrow (Pirates of the Caribbean), Willy Wonka (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory).
ENTJ (The Commander):
This personality type has the unique capacity to identify long term goals and execute them in an efficient and organised manner. They are decisive and strategic and enjoy leading people and forging new paths. They make the most of each moment and are focused on the bigger picture.
The systematic and organised ENTJs are exemplified by fictional characters such as Lyanna Mormont (Game of Thrones), Lady Mary Crawley (Downton Abbey), Edward Rochester (Jane Eyre), Donald “Don” Draper (Mad Men), Harvey Specter (Suits).
Fictional Characters who are ‘Diplomats’:
ENFP (The Campaigner):
ENFPs are imaginative people. They are warm, friendly and energetic and some of the most endearing fictional characters tend to be ENFPs. This Myers-Briggs type prefers to be flexible and spontaneous and doesn’t usually abide by convention. They are good at seeing connections between things that most people don’t see and at focusing on the big picture. While this makes them very creative it can also make them lose touch with reality at times.
The free and independent-thinking ENFPs are exemplified in fictional characters such as Jo March (Little Women), Anne Shirley (Anne of Green Gables), John Keating (Dead Poets Society), Ariel (The Little Mermaid), Elizabeth Bennet (Pride and Prejudice).
INFP (The Mediator):
INFPs are idealistic and imaginative people. They place more importance on meaning than material possessions. This Myers-briggs type has their own agenda for what is right or wrong that may or may not differ from society’s. They are good at thinking outside the box and viewing multiple perspectives. They are reflective and driven by their imagination.
The creativity and desire for a kinder world that is characteristic of INFPs is evident in fictional characters such as Belle (Beauty and the Beast), Newt Scamander (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them), The Little Prince (The Little Prince), Marianne Dashwood (Sense and Sensibility).
ENFJ (The Protagonist):
ENFJs desire harmony and like bringing people together for a common cause. This Myers-Briggs type is empathetic and prefers to go beyond the surface of what’s apparent. They are good at identifying people’s underlying potential and enjoy inspiring other people to grow.
The caring and visionary ENFJs are exemplified by fictional characters such as: Morpheus (The Matrix), Anna Karenina, Professor Charles Xavier “Professor X” (X-Men), Margaery Tyrell (Game of Thrones).
INFJ (The Advocate):
This personality type is compassionate and empathetic and desires authentic connections with people. This Myers-Briggs type is good at grasping underlying meanings and relies on intuition rather than logic when making decisions. They are visionary and idealistic and seek to see a better future.
The insightful, determined and empathetic INFJs are exemplified by fictional characters such as: Sayuri (Memoirs of a Geisha), Gandalf the Grey (Lord of the Rings), Atticus Finch (To Kill a Mockingbird), Dumbledore (Harry Potter).
Fictional Characters who are ‘Sentinels’:
ESFJ (The Consul):
ESFJs are grounded and down-to-earth because they prefer to focus on the concrete rather than the abstract. They enjoy making people around them happy and are warm and tactful . However, this Myers-briggs type can also be systematic and decisive and are good at organising a group together to accomplish a task.
The practical and warm ESFJ is exemplified in the following fictional characters: Anna Smith (Downton Abbey), Molly Weasley (Harry Potter), Bilbo Baggins (The Lord of the Rings), Sansa Stark (Game of Thrones).
ESTJ (The Executive):
ESTJs are objective, competent and efficient people. The thing they dislike most is wasting time and are good at organising themselves and others to complete tasks on time. This Myers-Briggs type is skilled at troubleshooting and anticipating and preparing for potential errors.
The assertive and organised ESTJs are exemplified in fictional characters such as: Hermione Granger (Harry Potter), Minerva McGonagall (Harry Potter), Rabbit (Winnie the Pooh), Mary Poppins.
ISFJ (The Defender):
This personality type is considerate and reliable. They are upholders of tradition and committed to those they love. People are drawn to this Myers-Briggs type because they are down-to-earth and sensitive people. They are responsible and detail-oriented and complete all tasks wholeheartedly.
The nurturing and grounded ISFJ is evident in fictional characters such as Steve Rogers (Captain America), Beth March (Little Women), Charlie Buckets (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), Dr. James Watson (Sherlock).
ISTJ (The Logistician):
ISTJs are characterised by a deep loyalty to their principles and the people they love. Unlike a lot of other personality types, they are not given to distorting the truth or manipulating people to get something. This Myers-Briggs type remains rational and objective and focuses more on facts than intuition.
The humble, responsible and meticulous ISTJ is evident in fictional characters such as Harry Potter (The Harry Potter Series), Eddard Stark (Game of Thrones), Inspector Javert (Les Miserables).
Fictional Characters who are ‘Explorers’:
ESFP (The Entertainer):
ESFPs are spontaneous, sociable and fun-loving people. ‘Carpe Diem’ is a phrase all ESFPs follow. They tend to be restless and adventurous and like working with other people. This Myers-Briggs type is observant of the surroundings and responds quickly to sudden changes.
The spontaneous and adventurous ESFP is visible in fictional characters such as Ron Weasley (Harry Potter), Alexei Vronsky (Anna Karenina), Daisy Buchanan (The Great Gatsby),Finnick Odair (The Hunger Games).
ESTP (The Entrepreneur):
ESTPs are spontaneous and action-oriented people. They are practical, flexible and prefer to handle things as they happen rather than planning for them in advance. This Myers-Briggs type is focused on the present and has a rational and straightforward view of life.
The impulsive and clever ESTPs are evidenced in fictional characters such as Tyler Durden (Fight Club), Frank Abagnale, Jr. (Catch Me If You Can), Catherine Earnshaw (Wuthering Heights), James Potter (Harry Potter).
ISFP (The Adventurer):
This personality type is march to the beat of their own drummer. They want the freedom to pursue their lives as they see fit based on their personal values. This Myers-Briggs type is usually sensitive and kind as well as realistic and practical in their approach to life. Like most people with Sensing and Perceiving functions they are good at noticing and responding to details in their environment.
The practical and gentle ISFP is exemplified in fictional character such as Lady Sybil Crawley (Downton Abbey), Claire Fraser (Outlander), Liesel Meminger (The Book Thief), Fantine (Les Miserables), Isabella “Bella” Swan (Twilight).
ISTP (The Virtuoso):
This personality type is tuned into their surroundings and are good at gauging a problem and getting to it’s core. This Myers-Briggs type prefers hands on activities and is interested in how or why things work. Like most people with Sensing and Perceiving functions they don’t like to be restricted and desire freedom.
The rebellious and realistic ISTPs are exemplified in fictional characters such as: Arya Stark (Game of Thrones), Jason Bourne (The Bourne Identity), John Wick (John Wick), Natasha Romanoff “Black Widow” (The Avengers).
In this blog we covered different Myers Briggs characters. Here we examined the different Myers-Briggs personality types as fictional characters from movies, tv shows and books. We also looked at each personality type in detail.
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FAQ on ‘Myers Briggs Characters’:
What is the rarest of the 16 personality types?
The rarest of the 16 personality types is INFJ. Only 1.5% of the people who take the MBTI tend to type as INFJ.
What are the Myers Briggs letters?
The 8 Myers Briggs letters are: E (Extraversion), I (Introversion), S (Sensing), N (Intuition), T (Thinking), F (Feeling), J (Judging) and P (Perceiving).
What is the most common personality type?
The most common personality type is ISFJ. They make up 13.8% of the general population.
What personality type is Harry Styles?
Harry Styles is usually typified as an ENFJ, but it is also possible that he is one of the introverted personality types.
What personality type is Jesus?
Jesus is usually typified as an ENFJ.
What personality type was Albert Einstein?
Einstein is one of the finest examples of the INTP personality type.