Happy Friday! A few days ago, I promised Kate of The Owl and the Reader a little post about what an INTJ might look like in the fictional world, so…here is that post!
Anyways, Kate is an INTJ – this means that she favours Introversion, iNtuition, Thinking, and Judging. I referred to my favourite Myers Briggs website (it has pictures) to see what that could mean in practice:
People with the INTJ personality type are imaginative yet decisive, ambitious yet private, amazingly curious, but they do not squander their energy.
I had a browse through this website to find some fictional characters that might share the INTJ personality type, and there was such an interesting mix that I put together a few more examples than usual!
Fitzwilliam Darcy from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Okay, so Darcy isn’t a saint, but he is definitely good at heart. I think this is one to be happy about!
Gandalf and Saruman from The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkein
So we have two examples of people at opposite ends of the good/evil spectrum. I’d take this as confirmation that you can choose your own path…or something.
Professor Moriarty from Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Okay, so this is a little scary.
Severus Snape from Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
Again, lovely at heart.
Amy Dunne from Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Yep. Also a little bit terrifying. I’m just going to leave this here and back away…
Thomas from the Maze Runner by James Dashner
This is a really interesting one! I would never have thought of Thomas myself, but now someone else says it, I can see it!
Jean Valjean from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
I thought this was a great one to end on! There’s a really vast range of characters under this personality type, but I think Valjean is my favourite. He’s the definition of an overcomer!
That’s all from me – but are there any other INTJ characters you’d add to the list?
Thank you for reading, and have a lovely day!