In this blog we will be examining the different characters in the Naruto manga series and their MBTI types.
The MBTI is one of the popular personality classification systems in use today. It was devised by Isabel Briggs Myers, and Katharine Briggs. It classifies people into 16 personality types based on how they normally engage with and perceive their worlds. The tool assigns people slong 4 dimensions: introversion vs. extraversion, sensing vs. intuition, thinking vs. feeling, judging vs. perceiving.
The MBTI helps people understand, not only themselves, but also the world around them. Naruto, as mentioned before, is a highly popular manga series. The characters serve a number of functions for the readers. They are role models, kindred spirits, love interests, mentors, muses…the list is endless.
A lot of people share a special attachment to the Naruto characters or identify with them on a personal level. Thus, it is natural for readers to be curious about what the MBTI of these characters is.
Naruto himself is an ENTP (The Campaigner). Like all ENTPs, he never minces his words. He is an extrovert and makes sure everyone around him knows exactly who he is and what his needs are. Naruto embodies the confidence and free-spiritedness of ENTPs to a T.
Naruto is independent and driven and is good at taking initiative. One of Naruto’s biggest dreams is to be Hokage or the leader of his village. Because ENTPs are so good at rallying people together they are often in positions of leadership. However, they also have an abhorrence for structure and rules which can make it difficult for them to manage this power, which is also something Naruto struggles with.
Sasuke – INTJ (The Architect):
Sasuke is often considered the polar opposite of Naruto. This is true in a lot of respects. Naruto is an extrovert, while Sasuke is an introvert. While Naruto is brash and wears his heart on his sleeve, Sasuke is calm and calculating. This cool and strategic tendency is common to everyone in Sasuke’s Uchiha clan and it is what makes him a formidable enemy for Naruto.
Sasuke, like other people with this MBTI type, is organised and desires efficiency and usefulness above all else. Like all INTJs, Sasuke appears cold and detached because of logical turn of mind.
However, this doesn’t mean that he is completely emotionless. He also shows the intuitive understanding of INTJs. Sasuke also exhibits the INTJ tendency to find meaning and underlying patterns in everything he sees around him.
Sakura – ESFJ (The Consul):
Next we come to one of Naruto’s close friends, Sakura. She is very much like the warm and friendly ESFJs. ESFJs are the people who are usually described as ‘good at networking’. They are in tune with the needs, abilities and preferences of everyone around them. This is evident in Sakura’s awareness of the tension between Naruto and Sasuke and her efforts to mediate it.
This MBTI type is hard working and diligent and often surpasses the expectations that are set for them. The basic desire of ESFJs is to help their loved ones grow and achieve their potential, and this is evident in Sakura’s character.
Hinata – INFP (The Mediator):
Like Sasuke, Hinata is introverted/intuitive. Like all INFPs she is perceptive and understanding. She embodies the quiet optimism of INFPs throughout the Naruto series. Unlike Naruto, she is calm and reserved. Hinata’s support and encouragement of Naruto is courtesy of the INFP love for individuality and to inspire others to follow their dreams.
Although INFPs are empathetic and considerate of others feelings, they often hesitate to be open about their own thoughts and feelings. They are quiet and dislike being the centre of attention. Hinata exhibits these traits.
Neji – ISTJ (The Logistician):
The MBTI type that suits Neji is ISTJ, because he is steadfastly logical and shows little or no interest in feelings. In a way he is the opposite of his cousin Hinata. ISTJs focus on tangible facts rather than underlying meanings or symbolism. ISTJs thrive in rigid, rule-based environments. This is seen in Neji and his dedication to his training.
Like all ISTJs, Neji is extremely organized and efficient. He feels a need to stay busy constantly, and can find fun-loving people like Naruto difficult to understand.
Shikamaru – INTP (The Logician):
One of the factors that distinguishes INTPs and INTJs is that the former dislike any kind or rules or structure. This difference is exhibited in Shikamaru and Sasuke’s characters. While Sasuke is focused and organised, Shikamaru prefers a free reign. Their spontaneity and avoidance of structure makes them good at improvising. Although they appear laidback, this MBTI type is intelligent and observant.
Kakashi – INTJ (The Architect):
Like Sasuke, Kakashi is an INTJ. Like most INTJs, he is not concerned with feelings and is even willing to sacrifice team mates in favour of the greater good. He is focused, systematic and organised with an incredible intelligence. The quick-wittedness and logic of this MBTI type is clearly seen in Kakashi’s character.
Jiraiya – ENFJ (The Protagonist):
Sensei Jiraiya is a perfect example of ENFJs, who tend to have a natural proclivity for leadership and make great mentors and teachers. This MBTI type has the keen ability to identify and foster the potential in others. This is what makes him such a good mentor for Naruto. The outspoken and charming ENFJ is evident in Jiraiya.
Tobirama Senju – ESTJ (The Executive):
ESTJs are sticklers for tradition and tend to be organised and sensible people. Like Neji, Tobirama is concerned less with feelings and more with facts. However, unlike Neji and other ISTJs, ESTJs derive energy from interacting with other people. Tobirama embodies the objectivity and rigidity of this MBTI personality type.
Madara Uchiha – ENTJ (The Commander):
The best way to describe ENTJs is as people who always get what they want. This description fits Madara Uchiha perfectly. They are single-mindedly focused on their goals and will go to any lengths to achieve them. The ENTJ emphasis on rationality and facing every challenge head-on, is evident in Madara Uchiha.
Itachi Uchiha – INFJ (The Advocate):
Itachi embodies some crucial INFJ traits. INFJs are insightful individuals who are good at understanding people and what makes them tick. They are wise and seek a deeper meaning in the world around them. Like most INFJs, Itachi is conscientious and principled. INFJs carry a vision for a better society and they are good at following through on this vision.
Asuma – ISTP (The Virtuoso):
Asuma is a good example of an ISTP MBTI type. They tend to be people who are tolerant and unperturbed, but are good at taking quick action when a problem arises. They value logic and efficiency and deal with facts rather than feelings.
Choji Akimichi – ISFP (The Adventurer):
Choji is an example of the ISFP MBTI type. This personality type is dedicated to their values and principles and to their loved ones. They are quiet and sensitive and prefer not to get into conflicts or force their opinions on others. They are grounded in the present and like to work at their own time and pace.
Nagato – INFP (The Mediator):
Like most INFPs, Nagato is loyal to his values and to his community. They are good at thinking creatively and at implementing their ideas. They understand people and want to help them fulfill their potential.
Hidan – ESTP (The Entrepreneur):
ESTPs are pragmatic and desire immediate results. They prefer to do rather than think and are focused on the here and now. They like hands-on activities and problem-solving.
Ino Yamanaka – ESFP (The Entertainer):
Outgoing, friendly and spontaneous are words frequently used to describe ESFPs, and they fit Ino as well. This MBTI type is energetic, vibrant and likes material comforts. They like working with other people and adapt easily to new environments and people.
Orochimaru – ENTP (The Debater):
Orochimaru embodies the resourcefulness and analytical ENTP. ENTPs don’t like to follow a set structure and have a tendency to change interests frequently. They are quick, clever and alert and are good at gauging people and situations around them.
Shisui Uchiha – ENFJ (The Protagonist):
ENFJs are tuned into others needs and feelings and are motivated to help others fulfill their potential. They are warm, caring and empathetic individuals. This MBTI type is good at leading and facilitating growth in groups.
In this blog we examined various characters from the Naruto manga series in terms of their MBTI personality types.
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FAQ on ‘Naruto MBTI’:
Which MBTI is the laziest?
The laziest MBTI type is usually considered to be INTP. However, they are capable of focusing on and completing tasks that interest them. ENTPs are also considered lazy.
Which MBTI has the highest IQ?
The MBTI type with the highest IQs are usually INTP, INTJ, INFJ and INFP.
Is Sasuke an INFJ?
Sasuke is typified as an INFJ by some people because of
What is the rarest MBTI personality type?
The rarest MBTI personality type is INFJ.
What MBTI type is most likely to be a psychopath?
Although there is evidence contradicting this, ESTPs are the most likely MBTI to be a psychopath. This may be because of ESTPs introverted thinking function which makes them focused on thinking logically in the present moment.
What was Jesus’s personality type?
Jesus’s personality type is ENFJ. He embodies the kindness, sensitivity and intuition of this personality type.