Today we take a look at the 16 personality types of Friends characters. Friends is an American sitcom that aired on NBC from 1994 to 2004. Friends is an American sitcom that aired on NBC from 1994 to 2004 but its timeless jokes have led to it remaining popular even after its initial airing. The show follows the lives of six friends; Rachel, Monica, Phoebe, Joey, Chandler, and Ross.
The show became popular in part because of its characters and their relatability to viewers. Each character had a unique personality, and the group dynamic between them helped to create an enjoyable and relatable show.
Rachel Green – ESFP
Rachel Green is an ESFP. ESFPs often follow their hearts, like Rachel. She is adaptable and has no problem changing plans last minute if she feels like it. Rachel is spontaneous and makes decisions with her heart and not her head. When she flew to London to tell Ross she loved him when he was marrying Emily, she wasn’t thinking about the consequences of her actions but had to follow what she felt she needed to do. Rachel is definitely a people person. However, ESFPs do struggle to accept criticism, which can definitely be said for Rachel. She’s very sensitive and takes things very personally. Rachel doesn’t realize quite how emotional she is. She often tries hard not to cry but ends up crying quite a lot. And we LOVE it! Crying is healthy.
Chandler Bing – ENTP
Chandler Bing is an ENTP on Friends. ENTPs are sharp, funny, and have a dry sense of humor, just like Chandler Bing. He’s sarcastic, quick-witted, and always has a clever comeback. Chandler loves making inappropriate jokes at awkward moments. As he says himself, “I’m Chandler. I make jokes when I’m uncomfortable.” He loves to debate and is always up for a good argument. He is always playing devil’s advocate and bringing people back to reality. Like many ENTPs, Chandler is a bit of a mess when it comes to his personal life. He’s constantly dating the wrong women and getting himself into sticky situations. His tendency to overanalyze situations causes him anxiety at times. Chandler is definitely an introverted extrovert.
Monica Geller – ESTJ
Monica Geller is a typical ESTJ. As an ESTJ, Monica is a perfectionist and has high standards, both for herself and others. She takes great pleasure in bringing order and structure to their surroundings, particularly in her apartment and in the kitchen. Monica is also quite bossy and can be a bit of a control freak. She likes to be in charge and make sure things are done her way. ESTJs love protocols and rules, which can be seen in Monica’s competitive nature. If there aren’t existing protocols, Monica will quite happily take the initiative to implement them, just like an ESTJ. She loves games and is always keeping score. In “The One With The Kips,” when the group gets together to play Madlibs, Monica announces that “rules help control the fun!” This can be a bit much for people, particularly her friends. However, we love Monica and her quirkiness!
Ross Geller – ISTJ
Ross Geller is an ISTJ. He is grounded, loyal, and logical. Ross is detailed oriented, like a typical ISTJ, which is great for his job as a Paleontologist. He’s also a bit of a know-it-all and can be quite stubborn. ISTJs can be notoriously inflexible, which can definitely be said for Ross. He doesn’t handle change well and can get stuck in his ways. He is set in his routine and doesn’t like when things are thrown off balance. Ross loves intellectual conversations, which is why he geeks out on dinosaurs. When it comes to relationships, ISTJs are most compatible with partners who are fun and spontaneous to balance out their more structured nature, so this balance works perfectly for Ross and Rachel. Interestingly, Ross is the only introvert in the group.
Phoebe Buffay – ENFP
Phoebe Buffay is an ENFP. ENFPs are creative, spontaneous, and always up for a good time. Phoebe is definitely all of those things. No matter what the situation, Phoebe always manages to see the bright side. Phoebe is also very compassionate and empathetic. This is shown by her love of animals and it’s in the lyrics to her song “Smelly Cat”! ENFPs are also big dreamers and believe anything is possible. Phoebe certainly has big dreams and ambitions, even if they don’t always make sense to others. she’s always striving to make her dreams a reality. Phoebe is an ENFP through and through. When anyone of the Friends is feeling down, Phoebe is always there to lift their spirits and make them laugh.
Joey Tribbiani – ESFP
Joey Tribbiani is another main ESFP Friends character. He has a warm and bold presence. He’s outgoing, spontaneous, and loves to have a good time, just like an ESFP. ESFPs are charismatic and flirty, making them popular people. This can definitely be said for Joey. People love him, particularly women. Joey is always up for a good time and willing to go with the flow. His unrivaled confidence pushes him to take risks, such as being a struggling actor in New York with no backup plan. He may not be the sharpest tool in the box, however, the fact that he just goes for it and doesn’t overthink things makes us love him even more!
Gunther – INFP
Gunther from Friends is most likely an INFP. INFPs are sensitive and compassionate people who care deeply about others. They are often drawn to artistic or creative pursuits. Gunther actually tol Joey he was an actor prior to being a waiter but his character was killed off. INFPs are big dreamers, just like Gunther. He often fantasized about marrying Rachel and let it slip to Joey that one of the perks of his job was being able to stare at her all day. INFPs are gentle, caring people who want nothing more than to make the world a better place. Just like Gunther, who is loyal and supportive, giving Rachel and Joey jobs when they are in need even though they are no good at waiting.
Mike Hannigan – INFP
Mike Hannigan is an INFP. INFPs are introverted, idealistic, and creative. They are often drawn to the arts and enjoy finding new ways to express themselves. Mike is definitely an INFP. He’s a musician and has a very laid-back personality. He’s also very compassionate and supportive, always being there for Phoebe when she needs him. INFPs are emotionally led and Mike is no exception. He’s very in tune with his feelings and those of others. He’s always quick to comfort Phoebe when she’s feeling down. Mike is a great match for Phoebe because he understands her unique perspective and helps her to see the world in a new light.
Janice – ENFP
Janice from Friends is quite difficult to type, but we’ve settled for ENFP. Just like an ENFP, Janice is the kind of person who is always up for a good time. She’s outgoing and loves to be surrounded by people. Janice can sometimes be typed as an ESFJ. However, Janice really has no idea how people feel about her, namely her boyfriends, and her lack of self-awareness is much more ENFP than ESFJ. Janice is also known for her unique and bold sense of style, which is another ENFP trait. Although she can be a lot to handle, Janice is ultimately a good person.
Richard Burke – INFJ
Richard Burke from Friends is an INFJ. INFJs are adept at reading people, just like Richard is, especially when it comes to Monica. INFJs are also incredibly selfless people, always putting the needs of others before their own. Richard does this with Monica. He knows what he wants, but he also knows what Monica wants, which is a family. And, Richard knows he can’t make Monica happy in the long term so he breaks up with her. Richard maintains an air of mystery that intrigues Monica and keeps her coming back for more. But ultimately they aren’t compatible.
David ‘The Science Guy’ – INTP
David ‘The Science Guy’ from Friends is an INTP. For starters, INTPs are famously intelligent, particularly when it comes to science. So it’s only fitting David, The Science Guy, is an INTP! INTPs are able to think logically and analytically. They look at complex problems and find solutions using reason and logic. Additionally, INTPs are able to focus on details and see the big picture simultaneously. This combination of abilities allows them to be successful scientists, just like David. Who knows what would’ve happened between David and Phoebe if he didn’t have to leave for Minsk!
Ugly Naked Guy – ISTP
Ugly Naked Guy is most likely an ISTP. This one is a bit of fun. We don’t really know much about Ugly Naked Guy but what we hear from the gang. What we do know is he spends a lot of time at home… alone… naked. So at least we can narrow him down to an introvert for sure. Things we do know about Ugly Naked Guy are that he has a cat, which he sat on and squashed, he lights candles, he plays the cello, and he sleeps in a hammock by the window.
16 personality types of Friends characters
So there you have it, the 16 personality types of the six famous Friends characters and a few extra supporting characters for fun.
Ross Geller, an ISTJ, and Rachel Green, an ESFP, are the perfect personality match and it’s obvious why! They have just enough similarities to create a strong connection and just enough differences to create a spark.
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