Which YA Character Are You? | MBTI Personality Type

The other day we were talking about personality type according to the Myers-Briggs or MBTI Personality types. I always forget what mine is but luckily I was able to remember because I had FIND YOUR HARRY POTTER PERSONALITY HERE!taken the quiz a while back and matched myself up with a Harry Potter characters thanks to an awesome graphic which I first saw on a Buzzfeed post. That got me thinking about other YA characters and who I might share a personality with and how other characters would fit into the same chart. I decided to take it into my own hands and create one! (Curious about that Harry Potter personality quiz? Check it out on the original  Buzzfeed post or click the image above to see! I’m ISFJ — Neville!)

Don’t know your personality type? Take the quiz here!

Before we get to the YA Character MBTI chart that I was inspired to create, I have to say that this was really hard to do! It seems a lot easier for Harry Potter because it’s a series that so many of us know and love SO well and there are SO many characters that are already well-known to choose from. Trying to pick from YA main characters proved a bit challenging because it’s hard to find a book revolving around some personality types because they’re more often a sidekick or secondary character. That being said, you’ll probably notice that some of my Es are maybe a bit more I in some places and some Ts a bit more F… The chart isn’t perfect, but I think it’s preeeetty darn close to what these characters really are and even if some may lean more introvert than extrovert, I think they matched the general description fairly well which is why they’re in the spot that they are! Anyway, it’s all for fun and I had a blast creating it so I hope you enjoy!

Introverted (I) vs Extroverted (E) | Sensing (S) vs Intuition (N)
Thinking (T) vs Feeling (F) | Judging (J) vs Perceiving (P)

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YA CHARACTERS ACCORDING TO MBTI PERSONALITY TYPE

Personality types from myersbriggs.org

  • ISTJ | THE EXAMINER | Cassel Sharpe | White Cat by Holly Black
    “Quiet, serious, earn success by thoroughness and dependability. Practical, matter-of-fact, realistic, and responsible. Decide logically what should be done and work toward it steadily, regardless of distractions. Take pleasure in making everything orderly and organized – their work, their home, their life. Value traditions and loyalty.”
    Other possible ISTJ characters: Sybella (Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers)
  • ISFJ | THE DEFENDER | Cricket Thompson | Nantucket Blue by Leila Howland
    “Quiet, friendly, responsible, and conscientious. Committed and steady in meeting their obligations. Thorough, painstaking, and accurate. Loyal, considerate, notice and remember specifics about people who are important to them, concerned with how others feel. Strive to create an orderly and harmonious environment at work and at home.”
    Other possible ISFJ characters: Adam Parrish (The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater)
  • INFJ | THE COUNSELOR | Delilah Montgomery | Open Road Summer by Emery Lord
    “Seek meaning and connection in ideas, relationships, and material possessions. Want to understand what motivates people and are insightful about others. Conscientious and committed to their firm values. Develop a clear vision about how best to serve the common good. Organized and decisive in implementing their vision.”
    Other possible INFJ characters: Richard Campbell Gansey III (The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater)
  • INTJ | THE STRATEGIST | Celaena Sardothien | Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
    “Have original minds and great drive for implementing their ideas and achieving their goals. Quickly see patterns in external events and develop long-range explanatory perspectives. When committed, organize a job and carry it through. Skeptical and independent, have high standards of competence and performance — for themselves and others.”
    Other possible INTJ characters: Alina Starkov (Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo)
  • ISTP | THE CRAFTSMAN | Kestrel Trajan | The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski
    “Tolerant and flexible, quiet observers until a problem appears, then act quickly to find workable solutions. Analyze what makes things work and readily get through large amounts of data to isolate the core of practical problems. Interested in cause and effect, organize facts using logical principles, value efficiency.”
    Other possible ISTP characters: Sean Kendrick (The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater), Tess Kendrick (The Fixer by Jennifer Lynn Barnes)
  • ISFP | THE ARTIST | Anna Oliphant | Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
    “Quiet, friendly, sensitive, and kind. Enjoy the present moment, what’s going on around them. Like to have their own space and to work within their own time frame. Loyal and committed to their values and to people who are important to them. Dislike disagreements and conflicts, do not force their opinions or values on others.”
    Other possible ISFP characters: Mia Hall (If I Stay by Gayle Forman)
  • INFP | THE DREAMER | Park Sheridan | Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
    “Idealistic, loyal to their values and to people who are important to them. Want an external life that is congruent with their values. Curious, quick to see possibilities, can be catalysts for implementing ideas. Seek to understand people and to help them fulfill their potential. Adaptable, flexible, and accepting unless a value is threatened.”
    Other possible INFP characters: Parker Frost (Golden by Jessi Kirby), Isola Wilde (Fairytales for Wilde Girls by Allyse Near)
  • INTP | THE ARCHITECT | Lihn Cinder | Cinder by Marissa Meyer
    “Seek to develop logical explanations for everything that interests them. Theoretical and abstract, interested more in ideas than in social interaction. Quiet, contained, flexible, and adaptable. Have unusual ability to focus in depth to solve problems in their area of interest. Skeptical, sometimes critical, always analytical.”
    Other possible INTP characters: “Will” Scarlet (Scarlet by A.C. Gaughen)
  • ESTP | THE PROMOTER | Sloane Williams | Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson
    “Flexible and tolerant, they take a pragmatic approach focused on immediate results. Theories and conceptual explanations bore them – they want to act energetically to solve the problem. Focus on the here-and-now, spontaneous, enjoy each moment that they can be active with others. Enjoy material comforts and style. Learn best through doing.”
    Other possible ESTP characters: Vanessa Park (Behind the Scenes by Dahlia Adler)
  • ESFP | THE PERFORMER | David Charleston | Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson
    “Outgoing, friendly, and accepting. Exuberant lovers of life, people, and material comforts. Enjoy working with others to make things happen. Bring common sense and a realistic approach to their work, and make work fun. Flexible and spontaneous, adapt readily to new people and environments. Learn best by trying a new skill with other people.”
    Other possible ESFP characters: Captain Carswell Thorne (Scarlet by Marissa Meyer)
  • ENFP | THE CHAMPION | Delancy Sullivan | Dissonance by Erica O’Rourke
    “Warmly enthusiastic and imaginative. See life as full of possibilities. Make connections between events and information very quickly, and confidently proceed based on the patterns they see. Want a lot of affirmation from others, and readily give appreciation and support. Spontaneous and flexible, often rely on their ability to improvise and their verbal fluency.”
    Other possible ENFP characters: Rose Hathaway (Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead), Charlie Reynolds (On the Fence by Kasie West)
  • ENTP | THE INVENTOR | Wade Watts | Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
    “Quick, ingenious, stimulating, alert, and outspoken. Resourceful in solving new and challenging problems. Adept at generating conceptual possibilities and then analyzing them strategically. Good at reading other people. Bored by routine, will seldom do the same thing the same way, apt to turn to one new interest after another.”
    Other possible ENTP characters: Sturmhond (Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo)
  • ESTJ | THE SUPERVISOR | Julia Lichtenstein | Meant to Be by Lauren Morrill
    “Practical, realistic, matter-of-fact. Decisive, quickly move to implement decisions. Organize projects and people to get things done, focus on getting results in the most efficient way possible. Take care of routine details. Have a clear set of logical standards, systematically follow them and want others to also. Forceful in implementing their plans.”
    Other possible ESTJ characters: Colin Singleton (An Abundance of Katherines by John Green)
  • ESFJ | THE PROVIDER | Holly Nolan | The Chapel Wars by Lindsey Leavitt
    “Warmhearted, conscientious, and cooperative. Want harmony in their environment, work with determination to establish it. Like to work with others to complete tasks accurately and on time. Loyal, follow through even in small matters. Notice what others need in their day-by-day lives and try to provide it. Want to be appreciated for who they are and for what they contribute.”
    Other possible ESFJ characters: Tristran Thorn (Stardust by Neil Gaiman)
  • ENFJ | THE TEACHER | Evan Walker | The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
    “Warm, empathetic, responsive, and responsible. Highly attuned to the emotions, needs, and motivations of others. Find potential in everyone, want to help others fulfill their potential. May act as catalysts for individual and group growth. Loyal, responsive to praise and criticism. Sociable, facilitate others in a group, and provide inspiring leadership.
    Other possible ENFJ characters: Brimstone (Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor)
  • ENTJ | THE MAVERICK | Kat Bishop | Heist Society by Ally Carter
    “Frank, decisive, assume leadership readily. Quickly see illogical and inefficient procedures and policies, develop and implement comprehensive systems to solve organizational problems. Enjoy long-term planning and goal setting. Usually well informed, well read, enjoy expanding their knowledge and passing it on to others. Forceful in presenting their ideas.”
    Other possible ENTJ characters: Maggie Silver (Also Known As by Robin Benway)

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So what do you think? It was really hard to match everyone up perfectly (go easy on me!) and some seemed pretty borderline for a couple different personality types, but I think they match up pretty well! Which characters do you agree with? What other characters have you done a personality analysis for? Where would they fall?

27 thoughts on “Which YA Character Are You? | MBTI Personality Type

  1. Beth W

    Well, I haven’t read either book listed of INTJ, but it’s gotta be better than seeing my personality type as Draco Malfoy. Fitting, but…ouch. 🙂

  2. Kj

    Best post ever – I’m ‘The Teacher’ or Dumbledore apparently. Thanks for the great post – great to find out my book personalities. – Kj

  3. Emma @ Miss Print

    Love this post! I can see what you mean about struggling to find characters who are universal enough though.

    True story: The only way I remember my type is that I took a Disney version which put me as Pocahontas (which would be Remus Lupin on the HP version and Dee in yours). While I would love to have the same personality as some of the other characters in your chart, I have to say I’m pretty okay with being a Dee because she’s pretty great! (And if I’m being honest, INFJ is totally accurate–there’s just really no other choice.)

    I have to be sure to show this post to all of my bookish friends now!

  4. Mel@thedailyprophecy

    I got INTJ this time, but in another test I got INFJ. I definitely agree with the IN part. I turn out to be Celaena, who is a character I really admire, so that is pretty cool. I can also identify with most of the things you’ve written down, but I could never be as bad-ass or fearless as her :p

  5. Kritika

    Hell yes I’m a Celaena!! Usually INTJs are villainous characters on every version of the “which character are you” quizzes (Malfoy, Littlefinger, Palpatine…) so I’m super excited to not be evil lol

  6. Cee

    This is cleverrrrrrrr, Brittany!

    I fall under the INFJ camp, so that’s Delilah and Gansey (unsurprising to me for some reason even though I haven’t exactly read the series).

    (Also, for the Harry Potter one, I’m Lupin, which is like a YESSSSSSSSSSS to me. Ha.)

  7. Chrystal

    ISFJ sounds just like me. I haven’t read either of the books you mentioned, but it does sound like me!
    Except I’m only organized at work not so much at home. Thank goodness my husband is organized.

  8. Appletaile

    PARK IS AN INFP TOO??! This actually makes me so happy, hehe. I have a longing to be a Cool And Badass character but if I’m with Park & Luna then YES. *pumps fist* This is such a cool idea — I mean, I see a lot of starsign things but they’re usually horribly inaccurate. All of your choices fit so well! 🙂

  9. Andrea @ The Overstuffed Bookcase

    Love this! I’m an INFJ, and when I first took the test, I felt so understood! I own Open Road Summer, so I’m going to have to move that up on my TBR pile. And I’ve only read The Raven Boys but with you saying Gansey is another INFJ, plus Meg from Cuddlebuggery’s covers she just designed, I’m going to need to read that series ASAP!

    Such a cool post idea!

  10. annie

    i’ve had to take the test multiple times for my careers class and i’ve gotten enfp all four times i’ve done it so i’m pretty confident that’s my mbti type. and from the other myers briggs personality posts i’ve seen, it seems to be a pretty accurate description of my personality. i haven’t read dissonance but i guess i should now to meet del since we have similar personalities! i love the other girls i’m in company with though – rose from vampire academy and charlie from on the fence. great post brittany!!

  11. Olivia Roach

    I’m an INFJ myself which is usually the kind which is a generalisation as in you don’t fit any of the others xD But I liked my personality and I think you got me spot on!

  12. Holly J

    I am THE DEFENDER. I actually really like that and feel that the description fits me so well. And I think Adam Parrish could definitely be an ISFJ. LOVE this post, Brittany! So super creative and fun. 🙂

  13. Caroline F

    Nice post 🙂 I agree with most of these except Kestrel. As much as I wish that she did have the same type as me, she’s definitely an INTJ, not an ISTP.

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