Welcome readers one and all to my list of anime characters that fit the MBTI personality type of INFJ. This article assumes you have a basic understanding of the four preferences (E/I, S/N, F/T, J-P). If you don’t know anything about MBTI typing, but you want to, then check out the Myers-Briggs Foundation website. You can also find a very simplified explanation at the beginning of my other post, The 16 MBTI Types as Anime Characters. 🙂
This post contains links to three descriptions of the INFJ, in case you want a better understanding. Following that, you will see my list of 16 INFJ anime characters with a picture for each. Last are my notes about some of the INFJs mentioned.
The description of the INFJ type from Human Metrics is one of the best you’ll find on the web. My personal favorite type descriptions are those from Personality Page. Alternatively, you might prefer the description from 16 Personalities, which is fairly accurate, but tends to romanticize things, and exaggerate the positive and “artsy” sides of each type. The letters in INFJ stand for Introverted, Intuitive, Feeling, and Judging. (This type is often called “protector” or “advocate.”)
~List of 16 INFJ Anime Characters~
Note: The following are also INFJ type: Kenzou Tenma from Monster, Suzaku Kururugi from Code Geass, Akane Tsunemori from Psycho-Pass, Yuno Gasai from Mirai Nikki, and Homura Akemi from Madoka Magica. I’m dwelling on them much in this post because I’m planning to write character study posts for each of them. I already have one of them done: Yuno Gasai Character Analysis. I have a Suzaku personality post as well, but that article needs to be edited because I mistook him for an ISFJ. Eventually I will have character analyses for the others.
~Notes on The Characters’ INFJ Traits~
INFJs are dedicated, fighting for a grand or idealistic cause with everything in them. (Think of Annie, Rika, Kiritsugu, and Kiba, who never give up on their quests, will do anything for their cause, and chase one goal down single-mindedly.) INFJs have are quiet, but have unique insights, a tolerant nature, and an air of mystery. (Chise, Kanade, and Ritsu are good examples.) INFJs are intelligent, full of feeling, and sometimes eccentric. (Take Haruhi and Koizumi, for instance.)
Some INFJs are very difficult to read, hiding their plans and intentions because of their private, introspective orientations. (Norman, Johan, and maybe Kaname are this way.) Many INFJ characters on this list are normally quiet; but if the need arises, they are persuasive and moving with their words. INFJs like Rock and Saki are adaptable, innovative thinkers, but they stick to their strongly developed sense of values. Often found in creative vocations, an INFJ is poetic and dramatic in nature. (For example, Satoru is a manga artist and Seishin is a novel author.) Most of the characters listed here have an overlapping of most or all of the traits mentioned. They are great examples of INFJs.
Thank you so much for reading my post today. If you are a fan of the MBTI and/or you have a hobby of putting personality types on fictional characters, I hope this article will serve as a good reference. And/or, I hope it is a source of discussion. Do you think those characters would all be INFJ? Do you disagree with some of them? What type would you say they are? To all other readers, have my posts helped you understand the MBTI a little? Or are any of you INFJ types? If you don’t know anything at all about the MBTI, are the characters in this post ones that you like and identify with? Which ones do you dislike? There’s plenty of room for discussion. 🙂
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(All images were found by searching the web, and I don’t own any of them.)