Jay Gatsby Personality Type, Zodiac Sign & Enneagram

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Jay Gatsby
  • Personality type: INFJ
  • Enneagram: 3w2
  • Birth date: Unknown
  • Series: The Great Gatsby (2013 film)
  • Zodiac: Cancer (Most likely)


We explore Jay Gatsby’s personality type, best personality matches, zodiac sign and Enneagram type. Jay Gatsby is a fictional character from The Great Gatsby who is portrayed by Leonardo DiCaprio.

Gatsby was a fabulously wealthy young man living in a Gothic mansion in West Egg. He was famous for the lavish parties he throws every Saturday night, but no one knew where he came from, what he did, or how he made his fortune.

As a young man, Gatsby worked for a millionaire which made him dedicate his life to becoming incredibly wealthy.

He met Daisy Buchanan while training to be an officer in Louisville and fell in love with her. Gatsby was willing to do anything to gain the social position he thought necessary to win Daisy. 

Which personality type was Jay Gatsby?

Jay Gatsby was an INFJ personality type. He had strong values and searched for meaning in all areas of his life, including romantic relationships, friendships and work. As an INFJ, Gatsby was deep and complex.

He had an innate ability to understand other people’s feelings and he preferred close, intimate relationships. Typically INFJs are misunderstood and this was the case for Gatsby.

Jay Gatsby

Gatsby was an introvert and he valued deep, authentic relationships with others. However, as an INFJ, he needed a reasonable amount of alone time to reconnect with himself, decompress and recharge.

Typically INFJs experience intense emotions but as highly private people, it’s not always easy to tell that this is the case unless they decide to let you into their inner world.

What were Jay Gatsby’s best personality matches?

As an INFJ personality type, Jay Gatsby’s best matches were ENFP and ENTP.

On So Syncd, these personality matches are considered ‘golden pairs’ because they have just the right amount of similarities to understand each other and just the right amount of differences to create that spark.

Read our blog post to learn more about INFJ compatibility.

Which zodiac sign was Jay Gatsby?

Jay Gatsby was a Cancer zodiac sign, which belongs to the Water element of astrology, along with Pisces and Scorpio. The symbol of Cancer is a crab, which represents a protective nature.

Cancer - Zodiac Sign

As a Cancer zodiac sign, Gatsby was highly intuitive. He trusted his instincts and was skilled at seeing patterns between things that other people might miss. People of the Cancer zodiac sign typically go with their gut rather than looking for tangible, verifiable information.

Which Enneagram type was Jay Gatsby?

Jay Gatsby was an Enneagram Three personality type with a Two wing. Enneagram Threes belong to the heart centre, along with Twos and Fours, and they naturally make decisions based on their emotions.

He greatly valued connections with others and mutual support. In addition, Gatsby liked to feel appreciated and recognition was key to his happiness.

3 Enneagram

As an Enneagram Three, Gatsby was driven, charming and direct. He had clear goals and he had a plan on how to get there.

Gatsby accomplished a lot in his life, which is typical of people of the Enneagram Three personality type. Exceptionally skilled at reading people, Gatsby naturally adapted to different social situations.

Jay Gatsby quotes

“I knew it was a great mistake for a man like me to fall in love…”

“You see, I thought you ought to know something about my life. I didn’t want you to think I was… Well, I didn’t want you to think I was just some nobody.”

“The only respectable thing about you, old sport, is your money… Now, I’ve just as much as you. That means we’re equal.”

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