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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)

ya character personality mbti myers briggs


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?

Top Ten Tuesday – October 7, 2014: Top Ten Character-Driven Books


October 7, 2014

It’s Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by the wonderful blog at The Broke and the Bookish! This week’s topic: Top Ten Character-Driven Books

Okay, so as usual, I cheated. I came up with twelve of my favorite character-drive novels. Some have a bit more action than others, some are just driven by the characters alone, but these are the books whose characters really made a big impact on me and shaped the story!


So these are my favorite books with the best characters and ones that really made an impact on me! I recommend looking up any one of those if you’re looking for a good book with great characters!

Here’s a list of the books that were mentioned — click on any one to take you to my original review!

Top Twelve Character-Driven Books:

Not pictured, but also great character-driven books:

Looking for more recommendations? Check out some of my previous graphics!

  • If You Liked… If I Stay: For fans of IF I STAY, here are a few hand-picked selections of books you should read next!
  • If You Liked… The Fault in Our Stars: With so many great YA adaptations hitting the big screen, I wanted to make a lovely graphic of suggestions for people who have enjoyed them! This one kicks off the series with recs for THE FAULT IN OUR STARS fans!
  • The Book Addict’s “GUIDE” to “Crossover” Books: Know adult readers who want to get into YA? Or YA readers who want to pick up new adult reads? Check out this guide to “crossover” books!
  • The Book Addict’s GUIDE to paranormal, sci-fi, and fantasy: The second in my series of guides! I hard a hard time separating these three so they all got smushed together.
    Infographic: A guide and compilation of paranormal, sci-fi, and fantasy recommendations
  • The Book Addict’s GUIDE to contemporary: First of many to come! I created a road map/choose your own adventure-style guide to YA contemporary romances. If you’re looking for a good contemp read, start here!
    Infographic: A guide and compilation of contemporary recommendations

Top Ten Tuesday: April 22, 2014 – Top Ten Characters Who I Totally Relate To


It’s Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by the wonderful blog at The Broke and the Bookish! This week’s topic: 
Top Ten Characters Who X and we get to fill in the blank so I’m picking characters I related to as I was reading!


ANNA: Anna and the French Kiss – Stephanie Perkins
JULIA: Meant To Be – Lauren Morrill
MALLORY: Going Vintage – Lindsey Leavitt
STEPHANIE: Lean Mean Thirteen (Stephanie Plum #13) – Janet Evanovich


ALLYSON: Just One Day (Just One Day #1) – Gayle Forman [re-read: Just One Day]
MACALLAN: Better Off Friends – Elizabeth Eulberg
LEXI: Revenge of the Girl with the Great Personality – Elizabeth Eulberg


JUDE: The Book of Broken Hearts – Sarah Ockler
DEVAN: The Reece Malcolm List – Amy Spalding


CAYMAN: The Distance Between Us – Kasie West
HERMIONE: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Harry Potter #1) – J.K. Rowling
MAGGIE: Also Known As (Also Known As #1) – Robin Benway

Okay, okay, so that’s twelve. But these are for sure the girls I relate to most in the books that I’ve read! Each for different reasons, but clearly the characters I relate to the most help ease a book into being one of my favorites!

Top Ten Tuesday – October 22, 2013: Top Ten Character Names I Love or Top Ten Unusual Character Names


It’s Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by the wonderful blog at The Broke and the Bookish! This week’s topic: Top Ten Character Names I Love or Top Ten Unusual Character Names

So if you know me (you do), you know I’m going to cheat/stretch this topic to the max. Breakin’ it up!



Favorite Name #1: WREN

As Read In: Reboot, Fangirl, The Infinite Moment of Us, Just One Day (second half)
Also Seen In (which I still need to read): Lovely, Dark and Deep; The Promise of Amazing
I don’t know why but I just love the name Wren and it has been popping up in SO many books in YA/NA recently! I totally fell in love with it.


Favorite Name #2: OLIVER

As Read In: Going Vintage – Lindsey Leavitt, The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight – Jennifer E Smith
Also Seen In (which I still need to read): The Last Little Blue Envelope, Blue Bloods, A Darkness Strange and Lovely, The Art of Wishing
I’ve also found that I pretty much love all Olivers. I feel like I’m blanking on one that I’ve read and I don’t know why, but I’ve read two Olivers that I totally loved and I think I’ll like many, many more!


The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle #1) – Maggie Steifvater
The Dream Thieves (The Raven Boys #2) – Maggie Stiefvater

How great is Maggie Steifvater’s character naming ability?! Besides just making the characters themselves come alive, the names really add something magical to the characters and I absolutely love them.


Favorite Name #4: KIRI BIRD
Wild Awake – Hilary T. Smith

“Kiri Bird” kind of sounds like a noise a bird makes. It just sounds like and airy and I really enjoy it. I think it’s unique and not one of those unique names that bother me because it’s too out there! (That happens a lot haha.)


Favorite Name #5: CRICKET THOMPSON
Nantucket Blue – Leila Howland


Favorite Names #6: The characters of A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE
A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire #1) – George R.R. Martin
A Clash of Kings (A Song of Ice and Fire #2) – George R.R. Martin
A Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire #3) – George R.R. Martin

Honestly. How epic are pretty much ALL of the character names by George R.R. Martin??? I have so many favorites but the ones listed above are some of the top. Beric Dondarrion. It’s just fun to say!


Favorite Names #7:  Puck Connolly & Sean Kendrick
The Scorpio Races – Maggie Steifvater

Another excellent pairing of names from Maggie Steifvater. Everything about Thisby (Thisby itself!) and the people in it are just perfect. I even loved the horse’s names. She really is fantastic at character names!


Favorite Names # 8: The Characters of READY PLAYER ONE
Ready Player One – Ernest Cline

I love the alliteration of Wade Watts, but I also love the “character” names of their avatars in the Oasis. I listening to the audio of this so I love the brilliance of “Aech”, which listening to, I totally thought was just the letter H.


Favorite Names #9: Veronica Rossi’s characters in the Under the Never Sky series
Under the Never Sky (Under the Never Sky #1) – Veronica Rossi
Through the Ever Night (Under the Never Sky #2) – Veronica Rossi

I love how… Natural these names are. Peregrine, Roar, Talon… they all fit the characters and their surroundings perfectly. And I love Aria’s name since she’s a singer. It’s feminine and seems like a real name instead of just something completely fabricated.


Favorite Name #10: CRESS
My Latest Bookish Addiction [8] – The Lunar Chronicles (my sneak preview of CRESS!)

I also love Cress’s name. I think it’s so pretty and it just a lovely name, especially for a Lunar! It’s just so appropriate.


  • I really enjoyed reading ENCLAVE this past week but… Deuce…? Yeahhhh, I just can’t. Not on board with that one. Like, “Two” or “Card” would have been better that Deuce.
  • I listened to the audio of BEAUTY QUEENS and honestly… Couldn’t stand hearing the name MoMo B. Chacha (or his character either, really)
  • Fia from MIND GAMES also irked me. I think Sofia is such a pretty name! Why shorten it to Fia? It just felt yucky.
  • You guys are probably going to hate me for this but… Hazel Grace & Augustus Waters. THE FAULT IN OUR STARS. Nah. Not doing it for me. I actually like the name Hazel just fine, but calling her Hazel Grace all the time. I don’t know. It seemed uptight or something. Just some weird connotation I have in my head. And REALLY hard to get swoony over Augustus/Gus. GUS. I just couldn’t.
  • And lastly… Echo from PUSHING THE LIMITS. I understood the story behind it and sure, sure, okay. But I just didn’t like it. It was one of those names that was unique, but just too “out there” for me.