Hi there and welcome to Anime Rants, where the MBTI types of Psycho-Pass characters will be discussed. Some of these choices I believe in strongly, while for others I’m simply not sure. I would love some comments and friendly debate, but please don’t be rude. These are fictional characters, and it’s possible for different sides to argue their types with equal value. I will be using a mix of typing by letter and by cognitive function.
Please note that I have so far only seen Psycho-Pass 1 and 2, as well as the movie. For this post, at the current time, I will only deal with characters in the first season. As I rewatch the second season, and then view the third, I will begin to add other characters. With that, let’s get rolling!
Akane Tsunemori: INFJ
Akane is introverted, is more of an idea person than a practical one, lives in accordance with her values, and uses wise judgement in planning and being thorough. One thing I’ve noticed about most INFJs is that they are very driven, working tirelessly toward some larger cause that speaks to them. We can also observe this in Akane, with her sense of justice and ethics. INFJs are known as Advocates and Protectors. Their functions are Ni, Fe, Ti, Se. This means that their inner world of thoughts and ideas is their strongest function, followed by great care and concern for other people. While the Thinking trait can be strong in INFJs, most of them are, as the functions suggest, very out of touch with their Sensing sides.
Guseong Choe: Unknown
Choe is the companion of Makishima for the first half of the series, before he is killed for seeing the true form of Sybil. Due to limited information and character development, one cannot be sure of his MBTI type. I don’t even have a guess at present.
Jouji Saiga: INTJ
This usual man is a psychologist and philosopher often visited by Kougami and later Akane. He has incredible intuition about people and what they are thinking. The thoughtful nature of his lectures led to questioning of the Sybil System in many cases, so he was fired and is regarded as dangerous. Keeping to himself, Saiga is introverted, and he uses iNtuition more than Sensing. The two prominent cognitive functionss of an INTJ are introverted intuition and extroverted thinking. I believe this is a better fit than the INFJ type, whose second function is extroverted feeling. INTJs are intelligent, independent, and have the ability to put long, difficult goals into concrete plans. It may be possible to argue that Saiga is an ENTP based on the idea that his first function would be extroverted intuition. To me, however, INTJ seems more likely.
Joushuu Kasei: ESTJ
The functions for ESTJ and ENTJ are quite similar, with both having a primary function of Te and a fourth function of Fi. Both are heavy on the Thinking trait, using logic to interact with the world. However, the difference is that an ESTJ like Kasei is in touch with her senses and factual reality, more focused on tasks and follow-through than possibilities and inventive ideas. Kasei is the chief of the police force for most of the series. She is a leader who makes tough calls, and is concerned with guiding others to be effective and practical. We can see an example of this in her interactions with Ginoza, as she tries to lead him away from questioning the system.
Nobuchika Ginoza: ISTJ
ISTJs are sometimes called the duty-fulfillers. They value tradition, order, and logic. Unlike the ESTJs, they aren’t necessarily driven to lead, and can still work excellently on an independent basis. Ginoza would be a turbulent-type ISTJ, easily stressed, impatient with others, and often failing to understand others’ values and feelings. However, he is also dutiful, loyal, hard-working, and altogether highly effective at his job. The dominant function for ISTJ is Si, and secondary is Te. Sensing and Thinking are the prominent traits, with the Thinking function directing how this type interacts with the world. This is in keeping with Ginoza.
Rikako Ouryou: ESTP
I’m sure I’ll have a few people objecting this choice here, so I’ll explain my reasoning. First, in typing by letter, Rikako is obviously Extroverted, with social grace, confident, and charm. She is Sensing as shown by her excellent practical skill and proficiency and passion for art. Logical thinking takes the place of concern for others and personal values. Rikako is more of spontaneous than a calculated person, needing freedom and room. This would make her Perceiving. The ESTP is a risk-taker who lives for the joy of the moment and usually fails to see the bigger picture. If you ask me, I believe this sounds most like Rikako. However, I could also see an argument for her being ESFP. I’d love to hear feedback.
Rina Takizaki: ISFP or ESFP
Not much is known about Rina, since she only appears as a supporting character in one episode. However, if I had to guess her type, I would definitely go with XSFP. Rina is a singer who fought against the Sybil system by producing music that was unapproved and rebellious. She was fond of Yayoi, who sometimes played guitar with her band in the same venue. The four functions would be Se Fi Ti Ne for ESFP, and Fi Se Ni Te for ISFP. The difference, then, is whether the extroverted sensing is stronger than the introverted feeling or not. I believe it’s not, and Rina would be ISFP. She is more driven by values. However, her ability to have confidence and shine in the spotlight could be indicative of strong extroversion.
Shion Karanomori: INTP?
Although I adore her, I don’t have such a solid grasp of Shion’s personality. I’m nearly certain she’s an iNtuitive type. In addition, I believe she would have to be a Perceiving type, working better on the fly and rejecting structured lifestyles. Shion does not exhibit the idealism of an INFP. She also doesn’t seem to have the excited visionary and debating traits of an ENTP. Therefore, I believe INTP is the best choice. They are clever, logical, independent thinkers who don’t usually say all that much. They enjoy the fact that they are unique. The stereotypical INTP has trouble with motivation and day-to-day grunt work, but if they’re driven by their interests, they can be amazingly productive. I can still see a strong argument for Shion being ENTP.
Shinya Kougami: ISTP
ISTPs are known as mechanics, virtuoso, or crafters. They almost always have excellent physical, hands-on skills. For Kogami, this would be his prowess in combat. The ISTP’s internal world is built on the thinking function, and they relate to the world using their senses. This means they are normally very logical, practical, factual, and appropriately skeptical, with good judgement. Kogami followed his sense of logic so far that it led to him leaving the police force and becoming a criminal. The cognitive functions for this are Ti, Se, Ni, and Fe.
Shougo Makishima: ENTP?
This is another tough one. My guy tells me that ENTP is more likely for Makishima, but I could also see strong arguments for him being an INTJ. These types are pretty different in terms of cognitive functions, and yet I could see both fitting Makishima. For me, it makes more sense to think that his dominant trait would be extroverted intuition rather than introverted intuition. ENTPs are some of the most mentally quick people, tending to love logical arguments and debates, as well as enjoying the role of underdog. These are independent thinkers, who will pursue their interests with passion, and communicate with a strange charisma. Makishima seeks to set people free from the Sybil System and see what happens, even if that means mass violence and the breakdown of all order. Let me know your thoughts on Makishima’s type.
Shuusei Kagari: ENFP
ENFPs are known as campaigners and champions. They’re excitable, enthusiastic, friendly, and a bit lacking in life direction. ENFPs are also generally laid-back and flexible. The stereotype would say an ENFP is a bit of an airhead, and that’s usually true, but they’re insightful in their own ways. If we’re typing by letter, ENFP is the obvious choice for Kagari. The cognitive functions (Ne Fi Te Si) also make sense for his character. As an extrovert, Kagari likes hanging out with others and having fun. He’s intuitive about people and much more of an idea person than a practical one. As a Feeler, his personal thoughts and values matter more than logical soundness. Finally, as someone with the Perceiving trait, he prefers to play it by ear rather than planning ahead.
Tomomi Masaoka: ESFJ
I’ve seen Masaoka typed as an ENFJ before, but I believe ESFJ is more fitting due to this type’s high regard for tradition and the way things “should be.” An ENFJ is more imaginative by comparison. Consuls and Caregivers are some titles often associated with ESFJ. This type is very loving, especially with family members. They want the best for others. Masaoka’s love for Ginoza shows this, as does the way he welcomes Akane so readily, and the way he supports Kogami in his his controversial decision. SF types are often interested in things like art and cooking, and Masaoka enjoys painting in his free time. The cognitive functions for ESFJ are Fe, Si, Ne, and Ti.
Toyohisa Senguuji: Unknown
Senguji is the cyborg man who takes after an old-timey sports hunter. He’s the one who kills Rikako with the help of the two cyber-hounds he commands. To be honest, I don’t have a decent guess as to what type he would be. For now, I want to focus on the other characters. If you have a suggestion, please don’t hesitate to leave a comment.
Yayoi Kunizuka: ISTP
Yayoi is almost certainly an ISTP like Kogami. She’s very quiet and difficult to get to know. She is more practical than imaginative. In addition, Yayoi excels with hands-on stuff, such as playing guitar, doing mechanic work, and operating drones. Although sometimes it’s close, logic still matters more than personal beliefs and emotional reasoning to Yayoi. We can see this when she tried to shoot and subdue Rina when they met again after so long. It was difficult for Yayoi to do this, but it was logical next step for an aspiring Enforcer, as well as upholding order. Not really one to plan, Yayoi works best with some flexibility. She seeks action in her life like most SP types. All of this makes it pretty clear she is an ISTP.
Yuki Funahara: Unknown
Yuki is Akane’s kind friend who ends up being killed by Makishima. As with Cheo and Senguji, there’s limited character information, and the best I can guess is that she’s an NF like Akane.
Thank you so much for reading my work today! It means a lot to me. Just to restate, I will add more characters in the weeks to come. Enjoy your day and come back soon!
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