Which Iconic Movie Character Are You Based on Your Personality Type?

Have you ever wondered which of your favourite movie characters you are most like? What character tropes do you fall into? Are you a bold and daring 007 type, or a friendly and curious Disney princess? Are you the determined Imperator Furiosa from Mad Max: Fury Road or the calculated Neo from The Matrix?

According to the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, everyone fits into one of 16 personality categories – including your favourite movie characters. MBTI is a personality questionnaire which determines a subject’s character based on 4-letter personality indicators. The test, created by Katharine Cook Briggs and her daughter Isabel Briggs Myers, is based on the Jungian concept that there are 4 principle psychological functions through which humans experience the world – sensation, intuition, feeling, and thinking. Carl Jung believed that one of these traits is more dominant in a person most of the time. The official test includes over 90 questions, and you can take it here.

Based on the Myers Briggs typology, I have composed a list of some of the iconic movie characters that fit each personality type. Check out this list to find out what character you resemble from your favourite movies.

INTJ​ – Introverted, Intuitive, Thinking, Judging

Forming only 2% of the population, the hard-working and analytical INTJs are one of the more rare MBTI types. Characters with this personality type will often work their way to the top by whatever means necessary. They are self-confident and decisive, but can sometimes come across as arrogant. Some of the movie characters who may fit this personality type are:

  • Edna Mode – The Incredibles (2004)

  • Ellen Ripley – Alien (1979)

  • Mr. Miyagi – Karate Kid (1984)

 

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INTP – Introverted, Intuitive, Thinking, Perceiving

INTPs, sometimes known as “The Logicians” are known for being quite analytical. They are a straightforward and imaginative type, but they can also be withdrawn. Some well-known movie Logicians include:

  • Neo – The Matrix (1999)

  • Ariadne – Inception (2010)

  • Donnie Darko – Donnie Darko (2001)

 

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ENTJ – Extroverted, Intuitive, Thinking, Judging

Driven, energetic, and natural born leaders, ENTJs make up 3% of the population. Fictional characters with this type are known to be strategic and to take charge.  Some of the movie characters who resemble this type are:

  • Danny Ocean – Ocean’s Eleven (2001)

  • Imperator Furiosa – Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

  • Miranda Priestly – The Devil Wears Prada (2006)

 

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ENTP – Extroverted, Intuitive, Thinking, Perceiving

Known as “The Debater,” the quick-thinking and charismatic ENTPs love to play Devil’s Advocate. ENTP fictional characters are known to be headstrong innovators. Some examples of these movie innovators are:

  • Doc Brown – Back to the Future (1985)

  • Tyler Durden – Fight Club (1999)

  • Jack Skellington – Nightmare Before Christmas (1999)

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INFJ – Introverted, Intuitive, Feeling, Judging

INFJs are one of the most rare types, making up less than 1% of the population. They are known for being creative, insightful, and altruistic. Though passionate, these characters can also be quite sensitive. Some iconic movie INFJs include:

  • Obi-Wan Kenobi – Star Wars series

  • Elsa – Frozen (2013)

  • Claire Standish – The Breakfast Club (1985)

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INFP – Introverted, Intuitive, Feeling, Perceiving

The idealistic and very creative INFPs are known for being compassionate and dedicated. Characters with this type are often sweet and highly intuitive. Some examples from popular movies are:

  • Edward Scissorhands – Edward Scissorhands (1990)

  • Carl Fredricksen – Up (2009)

  • Celine – Before Sunrise series

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ENFJ – Extroverted, Intuitive, Feeling, Judging

ENFJs are charming, selfless, and natural leaders. This is a common type among fictional characters, as characters with this type often assume the role of the protagonist. Some of the movie characters who may fit this personality type are:

  • Judy Hopps – Zootopia (2016)

  • Elle Woods – Legally Blonde (2001)

  • Jules Winnfield – Pulp Fiction (1994)

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ENFP – Extroverted, Intuitive, Feeling, Perceiving

As one of the more common personality types, ENFPs make up 7% of the population. They are known for being curious, energetic, and friendly. Some well-known ENFP movie characters include:

  • The Genie – Aladdin (1992)

  • Clementine Kruczynski – Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

  • Kevin McCallister – Home Alone (1990)

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ISTJ – Introverted, Sensing, Thinking, Judging

ISTJs are generally quiet and reserved individuals, who are also known for being honest and practical. Characters with this type are known to love order. Some of the movie characters who may fit this personality type are:

  • Rick Blaine – Casablanca (1942)

  • Sgt. Nicholas Angel – Hot Fuzz (2007)

  • Vivian Kensington – Legally Blonde (2001)

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ISFJ – Introverted, Sensing, Feeling, Judging

ISFJs are a very common type, representing around 13% of the population. They are known for being loyal and enthusiastic, and they often have strong practical skills. Some famous movie characters with the ISFJ personality type are:

  • Joel Barish – Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

  • Norman Bates – Psycho (1960)

  • Will Turner – Pirates of the Caribbean series

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ESTJ – Extroverted, Sensing, Thinking, Judging

ESTJs, or “The Guardian,” are known for their dedication, reliability, and need for order and predictability. Some of the movie characters with this personality type are:

  • Claire Dearing – Jurassic World (2015)

  • Bryan Mills – Taken series

  • Daniel LaRusso – Karate Kid (1984)

 

 

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ESFJ – Extroverted, Sensing, Feeling, Judging

Another common type are ESFJs, who make up 12% of the population. ESFJs are extremely social, dutiful, and compassionate. Some iconic movie ESFJs include:

  • Dom Toretto – Fast and Furious series

  • Joy – Inside Out (2015)

  • Cher – Clueless (1995)

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ISTP – Introverted, Sensing, Thinking, Perceiving

ISTPs are hands-on explorers. They are optimistic, spontaneous, and quite laid-back. ISTP movie characters are often portrayed as adventurers. Some famous ISTP movie characters include:

  • Indiana Jones – Indiana Jones series

  • James Bond – James Bond series

  • Mulan – Mulan (1998)

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ISFP – Introverted, Sensing, Feeling, Perceiving

ISFPs are known for being artists. They are imaginative, passionate, they love adventure. There are many famous movie characters with this type, including:

  • Beatrix Kiddo – Kill Bill (2003)

  • The Dude – The Big Lebowski (1998)

  • Princess Ann – Roman Holiday (1953)

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ESTP – Extroverted, Sensing, Thinking, Perceiving

ESTPs are social butterflies – they are bold, blunt, and quite practical. Characters with this personality type are not afraid to say what they think. Some iconic movie ESTPs include:

  • John Bender – The Breakfast Club (1985)

  • Captain Jack Sparrow – Pirates of the Caribbean series

  • Vivian – Pretty Woman (1990)

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ESFP – Extroverted, Sensing, Feeling, Perceiving

Sometimes known as “The Entertainer,” ESFPs are the life of the party. They are fun, original, and love to perform for others. The characters with these personality types are often crowd favourites. Some of the examples of ESFP movie characters are:

  • Jack Dawson – Titanic (1997)

  • Austin Powers – Austin Powers series

  • Anna – Frozen (2013)

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So there you have it! I hope you learned a bit more about yourself. For more info about the Myers-Briggs personality test, check out the Myers Briggs foundation website here.