Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

Someone at my Livejournal blog (which I keep specifically for fandom and personal rantings) posted about what characters in fiction share your Myers-Briggs personality. I admit, I had to take the test all over again because I did not remember what I was.

(If you don’t know either, take the test here.)

I’m an INFJ (Introverted, iNtuition, Feeling, Judging) which according to several internet sites is a rare personality type among the 16 types.

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Here is INFJ in a nutshell:

INFJs are creative nurturers with a strong sense of personal integrity and a drive to help others realize their potential. Creative and dedicated, they have a talent for helping others with original solutions to their personal challenges.

The Counselor has a unique ability to intuit others’ emotions and motivations, and will often know how someone else is feeling before that person knows it himself. They trust their insights about others and have strong faith in their ability to read people. Although they are sensitive, they are also reserved; the INFJ is a private sort, and is selective about sharing intimate thoughts and feelings.

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This describes me to a T, and actually it’s a little frustrating to see myself so plainly spelled out, but it made me think that perhaps a lot of my stress and woes really tries into my nature of wanting to be everyone’s counselor and fix everything in life that’s broken. Maybe I do care a bit of a superman complex as well, or at least a person so blindly dedicated to a cause.

And yet when I posted my results on facebook as well, I noticed at least three more INFJs, which makes me wonder if we really are that rare, or that it really is true about INFJs when it comes to friendship, that we’re very particular and like to collect friends with perfectly aligned interests.

I thought it was interesting. Here are the famous people that are also INFJs that I like:

Mohandas Gandhi, Eleanor Roosevelt, Emily Bronte, Carl Jung, Florence Nightingale, Shirley MacLaine, Jimmy Carter, and Edward Snowden.

And then of course, here are the fictional characters that I know which are also INFJ:

Yue and Roku from Avatar: The Last Airbender
Paige Matthews from Charmed
Bruce Wayne from The Dark Knight
John and Anna Bates from Downton Abbey
Walternate from Fringe
Peter Petrelli from Heroes
Merlin from Merlin
Anthy Himemiya from Revolutionary Girl Utena
Christine Chapel from Star Trek: The Original Series
Kes from Star Trek: Voyager
Ezri Dax from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Ianto Jones from Torchwood
Jasper Hale from Twilight
Phil Coulson from the Marvel Cinematic Universe
Obi-Wan Kenobi from Star Wars
Allison Argent from Teen Wolf
Amy Pond Doctor Who

Find your fictional character personality types too HERE.

What personality type are you? Does it fit you?

Have a good weekend!

H.K. Rowe

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9 thoughts on “Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

  1. I’m very close to you – INTJ or “The Mastermind.” And it’s spot on. Masterminds don’t understand the purpose of social customs like flirting/weddings/tradition, they like planning, and they simultamiously have big dreams and pragmatic expectations. They also tend to put the concept of an idea before the social cost of it, which I can be guilty of – and it also explains why I’m drawn to Rand and Nietzche and why they’re both INTJs too!

    Some other famous ones are Ben Bernanke, Niels Bohr (famous chemist!), Eisenhower, Stephen Hawking and Isaac Newton. I guess they’re people who combine some intellect with leadership rather than just being super smart or super tyrannical.

    I’m not sure about what fictional characters could be INTJs but it does make me curious.

      • Eisenhower did the Interstate didn’t he? Smart guy.

        Ha, a lot of those are villains. I suppose I could be morally gray 😛 But also SO MANY CHARACTERS I LOVE AND RELATE TO.

        Artemis Fowl (!)
        Bruce Wayne
        Marvin from Hitchhiker’s Guide
        Arthur from Inception
        Sayid from LOST
        Cece from New Girl
        Miranda from Sex and the City
        Jean Luc Picard

        I knew there was a reason I always considered myself a “Miranda”. Supposedly Ross from Friends is also an INTJ but I don’t watch enough Friends to know.

      • Artemis Fowl and Bruce Wayne!
        Definitely geniuses.

        I never liked Ross from Friends but that’s me. Never got into Sex in the City and I’m really surprised right now to learn you watched that show. LOL.

      • Yeah from what I’ve seen, Ross is kind of flaky and whiny? I would think Chandler is more INTJ but he’s not really introverted. I think they might have pegged that one wrong.

        Ah SATC is a guilty pleasure lol. It actually is legitimately funny most of the time, although it’s obviously problematic in ways and Sarah Jessica Parker’s character was not great. Some of the other women were more likeable though – mostly Kim Cattrall lol.

      • Kim Cattrall is totally awesome.

        Guilty pleasures are totally okay. That’s how I feel about Hell’s Kitchen and I am so adamantly against reality TV, lol.

  2. I am also INFJ – although I’m very close to center on Intuition vs Sensing, so at any given time I might also classify as ISFJ :-). I’ve actually taken several different tests and the results vary between INFJ and ISFJ depending on the test (they ask the same types of questions in such different ways!) and when I take it.

    I’ve seen the list of famous people, but never the list of fictional characters; that was interesting to note!

    Have a great weekend!

    • Oh cool! I wonder what I’d get if I take the test again if I’d get different results. But that’s cool to meet another INFJ.

      I hope you have a good weekend too. I’m going to a Wine Festival at Starved Rock. What a nice reward to myself after recovering from the flu. 🙂

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