Yoda’s Personality Type (A Complete Guide)

In this article, we will discuss Yoda’s Personality Type. We will do that by giving a brief overview of Yoda’s character. After that, we will discuss INTP personality and Yoda’s personality type in reference to it.   

Yoda’s Personality Type 

It appears that Yoda’s personality type is INTP. This points to the idea that Yoda is an introverted, intuitive, thinking, and perceiving character. He speaks a few words but they carry a depth. He is reserved and private about his life story and does not open up to other characters about his feelings. It appears that he is more of a thinking personality since he passes through life by following logic and rationality. 

Yoda is neither impulsive nor a risk taker rather he takes each step by carefully thinking it out. He also teaches this to Luke Skywalker. It is possible that he sees emotions as a form of weakness, especially in battle. He also does not have many close connections and thinks that Skywalker’s attachment and fear of losing his loved ones is the reason he is weak. 

Yoda evaluates and analyzes others and acts according to their needs. It appears that he likes spending time alone away from others since he can be frequently seen mediating and in isolation. This is especially apparent when he is stressed and when the impact of war took a toll on him in the latter part of the series.

Overview of Yoda’s character

Yoda is a fictional character in Star Wars. He is a humanoid alien with strong powers. He is only 66 cm in height, green in color, and 900 years old. He is depicted as a Jedi Master of Obi-Wan Kenobi. In the Series, he is responsible for training the main character Luke Skywalker. He has a unique manner of speaking and is popular among people due to his role as a mentor. He has the power of force and trains Jedi children.

Yoda, the Jedi Master is stoic and powerful and is a mystery since his personal background is unknown. Even his species is not apparent in the movie.

In the personality database, Yoda’s personality type has been voted to be INTP from the Myer Brigg type indicator.

INTP-MBTI

According to MBTI, INTP personalities are quiet and reserved. They have an analytical manner of being and like to ponder about how things work. They are focused on coming up with new ideas and solutions. Most of their time is spent contemplating in their inner world rather than the external world. They understand things by breaking them down into simple parts in order to thoroughly understand them before taking any decision, action, or forming an opinion. 

INTPs have a rich imagination and can utilize previous experiences to govern their future decisions. They have a strong ability to identify patterns between interconnected concepts. They are careful and attentive to detail. Furthermore, they organize information into categories and use previous information to make a judgment about the future.

INTPs are not too social, however, they can connect with others if they feel comfortable. In stressful situations, they prefer spending time with themself and think logically.

Yoda’s Personality type-INTP

If we apply the same concepts to Yoda, we can see that his character was able to pick out the feelings of fear and anger in the main character. He used his observation skills to guide his training of Luke Skywalker. Furthermore, he initially declined to train him because he was old and had no prior experience of training someone of his age. 

Additionally, he stated that he was bound to the Jedi code due to which he did not want to train him. However, with time he revises his decision and agrees to mentor him. He can be considered a person of few words and wisdom. He has a very strong ethical and moral side which is apparent by his  strong sense of right and wrong. He is not seen to be talkative or social. Rather, he spends a lot of his time in isolation, away from others. He used his previous experiences to foresee that Luke Skywalker was the chosen one. 

Apart from that, Yoda is a logical and rational character  who practices caution before taking any action. This is apparent by his dialogue when he said:

“I think it is time we inform the senate that our ability to use the force has diminished”

“Only the Dark Lord of the Sith knows of our weakness. If informed the Senate is, multiply, our adversaries will.” ―Mace Windu and Yoda

 As mentioned earlier, Yoda spends a lot of time in his inner world which helps him to foresee the future. He is seen to experience visions while meditating and knowing that other characters were in pain.

His decision-making is based on identifying the needs and requirements of the environment. This is apparent when he decided that Skywalker’s fear of losing his loved ones could be overcome by assigning him to be a teacher. Based on this, he believed that he would mature at an emotional level and learn to let go of his disciples after their training was complete. He sent Tano to him in order to teach him to not develop an excessive emotional bond with them.

Yoda makes an excellent mentor since he encourages others to believe in themselves and in their uniqueness. He is able to use skills of meditation to sense the desires of others and accordingly, acts in ways that would assist their growth. He is also open to considering multiple perspectives, this was apparent when he changed his opinions of the clones. He contemplated whether they had a humanistic quality to them and suggested that they should be treated like humans instead of machines. 

Yoda is also open to accepting his mistakes as has been found to admit that he had gone to the dark side at some point in his life. He said ‘I carry a darkness within me’. He teaches his students by example and has excellent skills in combat with a lightsaber. He had a way with words and could use them to encourage his students and lift their spirits in battle. Yet, at the same time, he could discourage his enemies and opponents as well by using the right words.

Another factor apparent in Yoda is that he withdraws during stress. Many times, it can be seen that the stresses of the war and his visions, were distressing for him and left him confused. He retreated to isolation and meditation to overcome it. This is also apparent by his statement when he said: “Into exile, I must go. Failed, I have.”―Yoda, to Bail Organa

Apart from that, Yoda had a sense of humor. He would occasionally play around and lighten the situation by looking through Luke’s belongings. He is also seen to be laughing and saying he had set Jedi texts on fire. It appears that he was comfortable in the presence of Luke since he was more relaxed in his presence and also said that he missed him.

Yoda was reserved and a private  since he would keep his emotions and thoughts to himself. He also did not reveal his background or personal life story to anyone. It appears that he did not ask anyone for help and preferred to carry his burdens alone. This may have contributed to him being more serious and mature with time. The other character describes him as:

You knew Master Yoda?

Yes. He taught almost all of the younglings in the temple, at one point or another.

Kanan described him to me. Small, green, and wrinkly with pointy ears. But he didn’t know what he was really like.

I’m not sure anyone did. He was wise, kind, but when I was young, he seemed happier. As the Clone War dragged on, he carried a great burden, a deep sorrow, as if he knew before anyone else that one time was ending, and another beginning.’―Ezra Bridger and Ahsoka Tano

He also restrains himself from impulses and acts carefully. It is rare that he is seen to act spontaneously in the movie and also says to Skywalker that acting on impulses is foolish since it can act against a person and make the situation dangerous. He teaches him to be patient and reminds him to learn from his prior experiences especially considering what happened with his father. He says. “Adventure. Excitement. A Jedi craves not these things.” The Empire Strikes Back

It also appears that he sees acting on emotions as a weakness and something that touches the vulnerability of a person. He teaches Jaywalker to overcome his shortcomings and grow as a person rather than cowering in fear. This says a lot about his own personality as well. He says,

”Fear is the path to the dark side…fear leads to anger…anger leads to hate…hate leads to suffering.” The Phantom Menace

He is also seen to be against war and violence. It is likely that Yoda wants to have peace and harmony in the world. He says ‘Wars not make one great’-The Empire strikes back.

In short, we can say that Yoda is an interesting character with a unique personality. His wisdom, patience, kindness, compassion and morality makes him a popular and likable character.

FAQs: Yoda’s Personality Type

Which personality type is the kindest?

ISFJ personality types are kind since they are likely to serve others and fulfill their needs. They like life to be simple and follow a set of values.

What Personality Type is Yoda?

Yoda is likely to have the INTP personality type from the Myer Brigg Type indicator.

What is Yoda’s most famous saying?

Yoda’s most famous saying is “Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.”

Is baby Yoda actually Yoda?

No, baby Yoda and Master Yoda are two different characters. They do however belong to the same force species.

Who trained Yoda?

Yoda was trained by N’Kata Del Gormo, who was a Jedi  master during the time of Galactic Republic.

Conclusion

In this article, we discussed Yoda’s Personality Type. We found that Yoda’s personality type is INTP. This points to the idea that Yoda is an introverted, intuitive, thinking, and perceiving character. He speaks a few words but they carry a depth. He is reserved and private about his life story and does not open up to other characters about his feelings. It appears that he is more of a thinking personality since he passes through life by following logic and rationality. 

Yoda is neither impulsive nor a risk taker rather he takes each step by carefully thinking it out. He also teaches this to Luke Skywalker. It is possible that he sees emotions as a form of weakness, especially in battle. He also does not have many close connections and thinks that Skywalker’s attachment and fear of losing his loved ones is the reason he is weak. 

Yoda evaluates and analyzes others and acts according to their needs. It appears that he likes spending time alone away from others since he can be frequently seen to be mediating and in isolation. This is especially apparent when he is stressed and when the impact of war took a toll on him in the latter part of the series.

 I hope you found this article interesting. If you have any queries or comments, please state them in the comment section 😊

Citations

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yoda

https://www.personality-database.com/profile/581/yoda-star-wars-mbti-personality-type

https://www.charactour.com/hub/characters/view/Yoda.Star-Wars-Series

https://starwars.fandom.com/wiki/Yoda

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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