So there’s this thing that has been going around the Internet and it involves Meyers-Briggs personality tests and fictional characters. Basically, you take the personality test (if you don’t already know your type) and then go over here to TVTropes.org (a site I have wasted far too much time browsing) to see which characters theoretically have the same personality type as you. I have no idea how they determined any of this, but it’s fun all the same.
I already know my type; it’s INFP. This is what TVTropes has to say about my personality:
INFP – The Healer
INFPs are absolute idealists: They have values inside them which they really want to live by. This makes them good at encouraging other people’s growth, but can cause them to be too hard on themselves. They can be shy and reserved, but they’re incredibly passionate and intelligent individuals with an innate need to change the world.
Uh, yeah. That’s definitely me. My Meyers-Briggs subcategory-thingy is already Idealist (all _NF_s are), but I’m the ultimate idealist… which would explain why I’m so often frustrated about both myself and others. I want things to be perfect.
Now let’s see which characters are INFP! The TVTropes list for my personality type is huge, but I’m not going to list everything anyway. I’ll just pick out the characters I’m familiar with – mostly characters from books I’ve read and movies/TV shows I’ve watched, but also some that I know just from hearing other people mention them so often.
+ Anne Shirley from Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery. Yes, yes, yes! I never gotten a friend drunk on “raspberry cordial,” nor have I ever broken my ankle thanks to falling off of a roof, but honestly? Those sound like very “me” things. I’m very glad I resemble her.
+ Holden Caulfield from The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger. I have not heard very nice things about Holden. In fact, apparently he’s whiny and the book is terrible? Darn.
+ Lucy Pevensie from the Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis. I AM SO HAPPY ABOUT THIS HOW DO I EVEN EXPRESS HOW MUCH I LOVE THIS RESULT?
+ The Eighth Doctor from Doctor Who. I have not yet watched his movie (he didn’t appear in any TV episodes, unless you count one very recent minisode), but I’ve heard a lot about him thanks to this dorky geek on the Internet. He’s, like, very enthusiastic and forgetful and SUPER QUEER and has the bestest TARDIS of all – it has a Victorian/steampunk interior!
+ Jay Gatsby from The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. All right, now I’m officially worried. I shall make a note to avoid swimming pools.
+ Luna Lovegood from the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. I can’t say that I’m very surprised by this result, but there are other characters I’d rather be.
+ Hiccup from How To Train Your Dragon. Does this mean I get my own dragon?! BECAUSE I AM SO DOWN WITH THAT. (…oh dear, I’m never using that phrase again. I sounded really awkward there, didn’t I?)
+ Lawrence from Lawrence of Arabia. My life is filled with sand. And camels.
+ Frodo Baggins from the Lord of the Rings trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien. Well, I… was not expecting this result AT ALL, but it’s cool! I really admire Frodo’s qualities, even if he isn’t my favorite character. Apparently I will carry the One Ring into Mordor… though I do not know the way.
+ Arthur Dimmesdale from The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne. I’m
currently reading this for school and
it’s really dull this result made me laugh out loud! I mean, really? I don’t see any similarities between us, but then again I haven’t finished the book yet. Maybe I’ll change my mind later.
+Bran Stark from A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin (and Game of Thrones). I’ll admit that I wouldn’t have guessed that Bran is an INFP, but it makes sense now. I’d be happier with this result if he were a little less boring, though.
+ Castiel from Supernatural. I’m vaguely familiar with this show but have never seen it, so: Is this good? Bad? Weird?
+ Luke Skywalker from Star Wars. I never really got all that interested in Star Wars, but Luke was definitely one of my favorite characters. I like quiet, introspective heroes, I guess.
+ Scout Finch from To Kill A Mockingbird. I tried to read this when I was about twelve, but never finished it. So, I have two questions for you. One, should I try reading it again? And two, do I remind you of Scout?
+ WALL·E from WALL·E. THIS MAKES ME SO HAPPY. I AM A TINY CUTE ROBOT, PEOPLE!
What’s your Meyers-Briggs personality type? And which characters resemble you?