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 (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.

thumbnail[4]+ Leonard Hofstadter from The Big Bang Theory. Honestly, I don’t see any similarities here.

+ 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.

+ Romeo from Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. Um. OK then. I’ve 400px-Gatsby_1925_jacket
never been that melodramatic about romance, but whatever.

+ 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?


What’s your Meyers-Briggs personality type? And which characters resemble you?

About nevillegirl

Elizabeth. University of Iowa class of 2019. Triple majoring in English & Creative Writing, Journalism, and Gender, Women's, & Sexuality Studies. Twenty-one-year-old daydreamer, introvert, voracious reader, aspiring writer, and lesbian. Passionate about feminism, mental health, comic books, and cats.
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38 Responses to INFP

  1. matttblack42 says:

    I got the same personality test! *high fives*

    You should definitely try To Kill A Mockingbird. I think you’d love Scout. And Atticus. And Dill. (Dill’s the best.) You don’t really remind me of her, though, mostly because Scout’s only like 9 years old by the end of the novel.

    • nevillegirl says:

      Yay! You’re extremely cool, in that case. 😛

      *nodnod* I shall certainly take it under consideration, especially if I get a bunch of other comments on this post that say I should try it.

  2. bookworm445 says:

    I got the same result on the personality test! Truly, I baffles me, because there is NO WAY I could EVER get the ring to Mordor. I’d probably be taken over and turned into Gollum. And one of my friends once told me my personality is a lot like Hermione. Although, I am also called insane, and dreamy and that kinda matches Luna. Hiccup I’m happy with, because a) DRAGONS and b) He creates so much cool stuff!

  3. Cait says:

    This post is awesome and I totally had to go on and find out what characters I was like. I’m an INTJ…which makes me usually the villain. *sigh* But hey! At least I’m like the most unusual personality type for a woman in the world. Awesome. Heh. SO apparently I’m like Tobias Eaton (sorry) and Ebenezer Scrooge (I can so see that) and Batman (WOOHOOO!!) and…um. SNAPE. Omg. This is why I hate Snape so much. HE IS LIKE ME. Okay….I need to go sob. Or have an identity crisis. Or just…yeah. I need chocolate right now. Smaug, Shere Kahn, Jafar…I feel attacked.

    OH. And Moriarty. I’m done.

    Btw, I think it’s hugely awesome that you are like Lucy Pevensie. XD

  4. That’s what I got! And I think it fits perfectly. *snods*

  5. Miriam Joy says:

    Scout, my little bby ❤ At the time that I read TKAM, I loved it. But I think if I read it now, I wouldn't, because my attitude towards stories and stuff has changed. (I'm not gonna elaborate, because that would probably involve major spoilers.) I do love Scout, though.

    I don't know what my type is because I'm terrible at answering quizzes so I always get different results and they rarely sound like me. I will try again, though.

    • Miriam Joy says:

      Update: tried again using the link you supplied, which was different to the one I did before, and also got INFP. (Pretty sure that’s not what I got last time.)

      • Miriam Joy says:

        But my description’s different? “You are one of the Diplomats – an empathic and idealistic individual who enjoys exploring interesting ideas and prizes morality. You are known for your poetic nature, intuitive skills and pure, childlike enthusiasm” Huh. That’s mostly true. Not sure about childlike enthusiasm though. (Apparently I’m “turbulent”. Oooh. That sounds scary.) Still, apparently Tolkien, Shakespeare and Tom Hiddleston all show up as INFPs so I’m not complaining.

    • nevillegirl says:

      I’ve gotten different types, but I usually get INFP. So that’s why I decided to use that one here.

      I think your description’s different because you got it from the testing-link… I used TVTropes’ description, which evidently says something different. And “childlike enthusiasm” DEFINITELY fits me. Also “turbulent.”

      Ooh, those are cool famous INFPs! 😀

  6. Mo says:

    I don’t consistently test towards one type, except I always place as an introvert. That test gave me ISTJ, so apparently I place with Susan Pevensie, Zoe Washburne, Elsa, Luke Danes, Hermione, Argus Filch, Spock, and Eeyore (these being the ones from things I recognize). The pattern I’m seeing is a number of quiet, intelligent girls (Susan, Zoe, Elsa, Hermione) and people who are pessimistic and get fed up quickly (Eeyore, Luke).

  7. Ashley G. says:

    My personality type is completely consistent. Usually I’m an INFP also, but sometimes I test out INTP because I love learning and facts and there’s little distinction between my F and T. So it seems I can be an Idealist and a Rationalist. Which makes a lot of sense (bleh,and conflict), because I can be be very imaginative and then turn around and be sarcastic and realistic about something far-fetched. You already know the INFPs 😉 (Violet from the Incredibles, does that mean I get a superpower too?), so I’ll list some of the INTPs that I recognize.
    The Hulk (I always liked Bruce Banner, he’s interesting)
    Belle from Beauty and the Beast (Yes, she’s my favorite!)
    Linus from the Peanuts (He carries a blanket and an intellectual conversation everywhere he goes)
    Peter Parker (Yes! He’s my favorite superhero. It could also explain why he’s the only one the Hulk will trust)

  8. I’m an ISFJ, I took the test a while ago, but I didn’t know about the fictional characters thing. And I think you’ll be excited to hear I GOT NEVILLE. ❤ ❤ ❤ I am Neville. I am SO NEVILLE. *crashes into a door although is nowhere near one* Also Rory from DW, Ianto from Torchwood, Watson from EVERY SHERLOCK HOLMES SHOW EVER, and surprisingly Ziva from NCIS (I was pleasantly surprised). 😀
    Just my theories, but I'm probably also a lot like Hermione, and whichever Doctor is the most logical and sarcastic (lol, Nine, probably…) 😛
    LUNAAAAAA! I love Luna. ❤ And Romeo's hilarious. I saw 8 in a minisode and I liked his Doctor. 🙂 But then I like all of them. I'm the Protector (???) which seems very not me, but y'know…. NEVILLE.

    • nevillegirl says:

      OH MY GOD YOU ARE ADORABLE. You’re Neville AND Rory AND Ianto AND Watson? So basically you’re a huge dork? xD I mean that affectionately, of course. You can protect us all with your dorkiness!

  9. Yay! I love finding out what MBTI type people are. And I find there are a lot of INFP writers. I’m INFJ and the description fits me to a tee, except I’m more of an extrovert than usual. But different people with the same type can be very different – for instance, my sister and I are both INFJ and we’re as different as apples and oranges. Apparently, I’m like Aragorn and Peter Pettigrew. Um, no. I don’t think that’s accurate. I’m pretty sure Aragorn is a IXTJ and Pettigrew is a XXFP

    You should try To Kill a Mockingbird! I think it might be something you’d like.

  10. orphu44 says:

    I got INFP too, but I feel sure I’ve taken this test before and gotten something else. And while admittedly I don’t know who a number of the people are, there wasn’t anyone who made me think, “Yeah, actually, that’s me.”

  11. Alexandrina Brant says:

    Ooh, interesting. I didn’t realise TV Tropes had a page of MB-Typed characters. 😛 Love the characters that came up for you. Luke Skywalker! *makes spaceship noises*
    In its philosophical sense (which, of course, I know more about), I don’t like being classed as a complete Idealist; but in the sense here of nicenesses and values, it’s all right. Seems like this is something I’ll be doing/looking at later in the week. FYI, I’m INFJ. 😉

  12. We have the same personality type this is awesome. And yes, getting Castiel is very good 🙂 It’s better than Lucifer or Michael. Cas is the type of quiet, awkward guy who’s actually hella badass on the inside. Think of a pretty much Coulson-esque person, and that’s Cas in a nutshell. Also, it doesn’t hurt that the majority of the fandom headcanons Cas as really super queer.

  13. Lydia says:

    My mom and I are serial personality test takers, so this post is right up my alley. I’m always split between INFP and INFJ. And ooh, Luna Lovegood, Lucy Pevensie, and Scout Finch are all good characters to resemble.

    You should DEFINITELY try To Kill a Mockingbird again. It always goes on the top of my favorites list. Partly because I read it at a time when I deeply identified with some of the characters, but also because it’s an incredibly written story.

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