16 Fiction Book Characters' Myers-Briggs Personality Types

16 Book Characters' Myers-Briggs Personality Types

You may remember the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator from your high school homeroom class, or that crazy ex who said your opposite psychological preferences made you doomed to fail. If not, here's the run-down:

It's a personality quiz based on Carl Jung's typological theories that divides people into 16 types based on these four variables:

Introvert (I) versus Extravert (E)

Are you invigorated by office gossip or do you hide out in the nap room?

Intuitive (N) versus Sensing (S)

If someone asks you what time it is, are you likely to say "3ish" or "3:04"? In other words, are you a big picture thinker, or detail-oriented?

Thinking (T) versus Feeling (F)

Are you a people person, or a "How It's Made" person?

Judging (J) versus Perceiving (P)

Is your desk covered it receipts, Starbucks cups, silly putty (?), and half-finished knitting projects, or a simple to-do list with every item checked off?

You may find Myers-Briggs to be about as accurate as astrology or fortune cookies or this seriously nihilistic color quiz. To you I say, how very INTP.

For everyone else, we've created a mostly entertaining list of the book characters best associated with each type. Interestingly, many protagonists and authors are INFPs due to the type's creative, introspective nature, so don't take offense if you're matched up with a villain or a sidekick. If you don't know your type, there's a boatload of online quizzes to choose from, but this is our favorite (Be prepared to waste your entire day categorizing yourself and your friends. Don't say we didn't warn you!).



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