Today we look at 21 fictional INFJ characters. INFJs might be underrepresented in society, but they are very well represented in fiction.
INFJ people are very kind and helpful. They like to help others and make them feel happy. INFJs are also very creative and often have a lot of good ideas.
INFJs are adept at understanding other people’s feelings and thoughts. They are usually very good at giving advice and helping others. They also have a strong sense of intuition, which allows them to see things that other people may not be able to see.
INFJs often have a strong desire to make the world a better place. They may be involved in many different causes and charities.
Usually, INFJs very private people. They often keep their thoughts and feelings to themselves. They usually enjoy spending time alone, but they also like being around people.
INFJs are often very idealistic and have high standards. They may be perfectionists, but they usually strive to live up to their own ideals.
Loyal is incredibly important to people of this personality type. They are the type of people who will always be there for you, no matter what. They are also very good at keeping secrets and being discreet.
Unhealthy personality traits of an INFJ include overthinking, worrying, and being overly critical of themselves. People with this personality type may also have a hard time dealing with change.
Stereotypically, villains are often thought to be INTJs, however, this list of fictional characters shows that INFJ is also a common personality type for villains. The difference is that unhealthy INFJs commit their crimes for what they believe is the greater good of the people they love and society. For example, Jigsaw sets up his escape rooms in order to teach ‘bad’ people the value of life.
From Amy Elliot Dunne, who set up her husband for her own murder, to Will Graham, who uses his skills to catch killers and then becomes one, INFJs have a unique talent of turning their visions into carefully thought out plans and executing them.
Joe Goldberg (You)
Joe Goldberg is an unhealthy INFJ, to say the least. Joe has an idealized perception of who he is. He kills people and justifies it to himself because he thinks he’s doing it to protect his loved ones and to make the world a better place. For example, Joe killed Beck’s ex-boyfriend, Benji, and her best friend, Peach, because he thought they were poisoning Beck’s mind. Joe also felt the need to protect Ellie and ended up murdering Henderson. But he also has to kill Delilah when she finds out about his true nature as he doesn’t want Delilah ruining what he has with Love.
Amy Elliott Dunne (Gone Girl)
Amy Elliott Dunne is an unhealthy INFJ. She was incredibly manipulative. If there’s one thing that’s certain, it’s that Amy Elliott Dunne transformed her vision of setting up her husband for her murder into a carefully considered plan. And executed it pretty well considering all the moving parts! Like a typical unhealthy INFJ, Amy is a great liar and can always think on her feet. When Amy got back to Nick covered in blood, she made up the lie that Desi had kidnapped her. She then manipulated Nick into going along with this story. Amy is also very charming and persuasive. This helps her get away with a lot of things. Unhealthy INFJs can be incredibly dangerous as they are able to use their powers of persuasion and manipulation for evil instead of good.
Jay Gatsby (The Great Gatsby)
Jay Gatsby was an INFJ. He felt a deep love for Daisy which ultimately drove his decision-making process. Gatsby’s parties were legendary. They were extravagant affairs with hundreds of people in attendance. He spared no expense when it came to entertainment and ensured that there was always an abundance of food and drink. However, Gatsby didn’t actually enjoy these parties. He only threw them in the hope that Daisy would one day attend one of them. Like an INFJ, Gatsby was an idealist and a romantic. He believed in the American dream and he was determined to achieve it. He worked hard and did whatever it took to make his dreams a reality. Unfortunately, his obsession with Daisy ultimately led to his downfall.
Albus Dumbledore (Harry Potter)
Albus Dumbledore is the ultimate INFJ fictional character. He is wise, thoughtful, and reflective, always taking time to think things through. This helps him translate his vision of defeating Voldemort through Harry Potter into a carefully considered plan, which he then follows through with. Dumbledore is also kind and compassionate, always looking out for others. We see this the most in his relationship with Harry. Dumbledore takes on a mentorship role with Harry, teaching him the things he needs to know to defeat Voldemort. INFJs are able to see the capabilities in others and help them reach their full potential, which is exactly what Dumbledore does with people including Harry Potter and Hagrid.
Elsa from Frozen is an INFJ. Elsa is intuitive, constantly thinking about the future and she is driven by her emotions instead of logic. The song ‘Let it Go’ is about Elsa being tired of being the perfect daughter and she lets her emotions out. INFJs are often misunderstood because they are different from the norm. We see this in Elsa. People think she’s strange and they don’t understand her. However, Elsa is magical and special. She has the power to create snow and ice. This is something that no one else can do. Elsa eventually lets go of her fears and learns to embrace her differences and let her true self out.
Obi-Wan Kenobi (Star Wars)
Obi-Wan Kenobi is an INFJ. He is idealistic, passionate, and thoughtful. He spends time trying to understand people. Obi-Wan Kenobi was dedicated to his life as a Jedi for the greater good, rather than out of duty. In doing so, he was self-sacrificing and prioritized that over his own personal life. And like most INFJs, he always tried to see the best in people. Even when Darth Vader killed his beloved mentor, Qui-Gon Jinn, Obi-Wan still saw the good in him and believed that there was still some hope for him. This led to him making the decision to train Anakin’s son, Luke, even though it went against the Jedi Council’s wishes. Obi-Wan always follows his heart and does what he thinks is right, even if it isn’t easy.
Nina Sayers, AKA. The Swan Queen (Black Swan)
Nina Sayers, also known as the Swan Queen, is an INFJ. She is fixated on her vision of perfection which draws out unhealthy personality traits. Lily, the Black Swan, an ESTP, is the exact opposite personality type of Nina, which was ultimately the intention of the writers. Nina’s unhealthy INFJ traits include; an obsession with perfection, rigidity, and inflexibility, and overthinking and overanalyzing. However, these unhealthy traits are also what makes Nina such a great ballet dancer. She is dedicated, hardworking, and has an unyielding determination to be the best. Ultimately Nina is jealous of Lily’s carefree attitude to life.
Edward Cullen (Twilight)
Edward Cullen is an INFJ. INFJs are typically mysterious and introspective, just like our favorite brooding vampire. Edward is self-sacrificing and always makes decisions based on what is best for Bella and what she wants, not what he wants. When he broke up with Bella this was ultimate to protect her. Plus, like an INFJ, Edward is exceptionally talented at reading people…he can literally read their minds! He is always thinking about the future and he makes decisions based on his intuition. Edward is also a great listener and he always takes time to understand people. This is what makes him such a good friend and husband to Bella. Edward is always there for her, even when she doesn’t want him to be, which is also down to his intuition.
Galadriel (Lord of the Rings)
Galadriel from Lord of The Rings is an INFJ. She has an intense, mystical air about her which we often see in people with this personality type. Galadriel’s natural ability to read people allows her to see future outcomes of situations based on people’s behavior. She follows her intuition and she knows who to trust. Galadriel is also very compassionate, always looking out for others. We see this when she is talking to Gandalf through their minds and she knows the hobbits are escaping but she lets them go. Even though Galadriel is a powerful elf, she is also humble and always puts others before herself.
James (The End of the ****ing World)
James from The End of the ****ing World is an INFJ. He is incredibly adept at reading people. He can sense people’s moods the moment they walk into a room, which is typical of an INFJ. James even felt Alyssa makes the room colder when she enters. Like an INFJ, James values social harmony and he often considers what he is going to say before he speaks as not to offend people. This is the opposite of Alyssa, who is blunt and doesn’t think twice. James is also very private and does not share much about himself with others. He has a lot of childhood trauma that he hasn’t fully dealt with and instead he has internalized it. In season 2, James becomes more empathetic as he deals with the trauma.
Daenerys Targaryen (Game of Thrones)
Daenerys Targaryen is an INFJ. She has a deep desire to save people and right the wrongs within the Seven Kingdoms. She wants to free the slaves and she gives people the option to follow her, rather than forcing them to. Daenerys was initially reserved and introverted. She was quiet and didn’t really trust anyone except for her brother. However, after he betrayed her, she became more extroverted and open. She began to trust people more and she was able to connect with them on a deeper level. But she still only kept a small group of trusted people around her. INFJs are often drawn to helping others and they have a strong sense of justice. Daenerys fits this description perfectly. She’s always fighting for the underdog and she wants to make sure that everyone is treated fairly… until the power went to her head, which it often does with people.
Ted Mosby (How I Met Your Mother)
Ted Mosby is an INFJ. He is passionate, quick-witted, and dedicated to those closest to him. He feels a sense of responsibility for taking care of people and making them happy, including Robin, even years after their break up. Ted is always looking for the deeper meaning in things and he has a strong intuition, like a typical INFJ. Ted is an idealist who wants to make the world a better place. He is often seen as a mentor or father figure by those around him. Ted is loyal and protective of his friends and family. He has a childlike innocence and wonders which end is up. Ted can also be overly dramatic and emotional. He’s also a bit of a control freak. But overall, Ted is a good person with a big heart.
Lisa Simpson (The Simpsons)
Lisa Simpson is an INFJ. Just like an INFJ, she is principled and holds strong moral values, which she is passionate and outspoken about. She was way ahead of the rest of us in her vegetarianism, which started in 1995! Lisa is a gifted musician and she uses her talent to make the world a better place. She’s also a brilliant student, always striving to learn more and do her best. Despite all her intellectual gifts, Lisa Simpson is still a young girl who sometimes struggles with feeling misunderstood. Lisa is an intuitive living with a family of sensors and it’s clear that she often felt like the odd one out. This is a common feeling for INFJs, who are one of the rarest personality types.
Will Graham (Hannibal)
There is no doubt that Will Graham is an INFJ. INFJs are known for their intuition, which allows them to understand people and situations very well. Will Graham relies heavily on his intuition in his line of work and it has definitely helped save lives and solve murders. Will has a unique skill of physically putting himself in the mind of the killer to see through their intentions and plans in order to understand what the murder symbolized to the killer. Will is a deep thinker and often over-analyzes things. This can be seen when he is trying to piece together a murder case and he will often get lost in his thoughts. However, this trait also allows him to be an excellent strategist and he is able to come up with creative ways to catch killers.
Bonnie Bennett (The Vampire Diaries)
Bonnie Bennett is a mystical INFJ. She is an incredibly strong character and cares deeply for those she is closest to. She is creative with ideas and finds solutions to people’s problems through new spells, which is typical of the strategic INFJ. Bonnie is always able to see both sides of every issue and strives for peace and understanding. However, she is also fiercely loyal and will fight tooth and nail for her family and friends. Bonnie is the kind of person who always puts others first, which can sometimes lead her astray. She always puts Elena first, even if she doesn’t always agree with saving Damon and Stefan. Bonnie can also be stubborn at times, wanting to do things her way. But she has a good heart and means well.
Michael Scofield (Prison Break)
Michael Scofield is an INFJ. Prior to his time in prison, Scofield was doing community and charity work. The whole reason he went to prison was to break his brother out, who was on death row for a crime he didn’t commit. At the end of the day, helping people for the greater good is a core part of who he is as an INFJ. He’s also fiercely loyal to those he loves, which we see from his dedication to rescuing his brother. INFJs are the most strategist of the feeler types and Scofield’s character is a great example of that. When it comes to getting things done, INFJs are the masters of strategy. They like to plan everything out in advance and have a clear idea of what they are doing before taking action. This is exactly what Scofield did with tattooing the prison blueprints onto his body.
Lady Melisandre (Game of Thrones)
Lady Melisandre is an INFJ. She believes that things happening around her are due to the Lord of Light. She takes what she believes the Lord of Light is asking her to do and she will do it, regardless of personal beliefs. She uses this moral code to justify doing the bad things she does. Melisandre is also highly intuitive. She often has visions and knows things before they happen. INFJs are known for their ability to see the hidden meanings in things and their suspicious nature can make them very good at reading people. This can make them dangerous individuals. However, it is the others that should be suspicious of Melisandre. She often manipulates those around her to get what she wants.
Manny Delgado (Modern Family)
Manny Delgado is an INFJ. He has a strong interest in other people and he’s insightful, looking beyond physical appearances to what matters…personality. Manny has a strong moral compass and is principled, often calling out Jay and Gloria when they are…less principled! Manny is definitely an old soul and he often feels different to Luke, who is the same age as him and much more immature. Manny is always looking for the deeper meaning in things and he’s also a great listener. We see Manny at a young age acting as a therapist to Claire Dunphy and offering his help and support.
Dan Humphrey (Gossip Girl)
We have another fictional INFJ character played by Penn Badgley; Dan Humphrey is the classic example of an INFJ mastermind. Similar to Joe Goldberg, Dan has a vision of writing himself into the story. And, like Joe, he’s not afraid to use manipulation to get what he wants. Dan Humphrey was the one pulling the strings over the Upper East Side and he executed his plans pretty much to perfection! We would expect nothing less from an INFJ. Dan has a tendency to overthink and over-analyze everything, which is also typical of people with this personality type. From the beginning, Dan was overthinking his encounters with Serena van der Woodsen.
Jax Teller (Sons of Anarchy)
Jax Teller is an INFJ. He was a natural leader and the most introspective member of the Sons of Anarchy club. Despite being a member of the violent gang, Jax takes a less violent approach to decision-making and tries to use his thoughtful nature to guide his decisions where possible. INFJs often love to read and write, which is a surprising characteristic of Jax Teller. He frequently wrote in his journal and was always seen reading his Dad’s book. This showed that he was constantly introspecting and trying to make sense of the world around him. Jax’s main objective in life was to protect his family and friends. He was willing to do whatever it took to keep them safe, even if it meant making some difficult and often illegal decisions.
John Kramer, AKA. Jigsaw (Saw)
Jigsaw, also known as John Kramer, is an extremely unhealthy INFJ. Despite all of his obvious flaws, he is extremely talented at reading people and preempts their behaviors to ensure no victims escape. He also believes what he is doing is positively impacting the world. Unhealthy INFJs are extremely self-righteous and egotistical. Jigsaw is the kind of person who will do whatever it takes to get what he wants. He’s manipulative, Machiavellian, and completely devoid of empathy. If you act in a way that goes against his morals, he punishes people often in the most creative and sadistic ways possible.
Loki Laufeyson (MCU Heroes)
Loki Laufeyson is an INFJ. He’s the trickster god of Asgard, and he’s known for his mischievous nature. INFJs are incredibly adept at reading people. When this trait is used in an unhealthy way, INFJs can easily identify people’s weak spots and use that to manipulate them, which Loki definitely does. He’s always looking for ways to get what he wants, and he’s not afraid to use whatever means necessary to get it. INFJs are also known for their ability to see both sides of every issue. This gives them a unique perspective that allows them to see solutions that others can’t. This is definitely true of Loki, who is always coming up with creative ways to get out of difficult situations. Finally, INFJs are highly idealistic and they’re always looking for ways to make the world a better place. Loki may not always be working towards that goal, but he does have a deep desire to create change.
Remus Lupin (Harry Potter)
Remus Lupin is an INFJ character from the Harry Potter series. He is intelligent, generous, and loyal. He is always willing to help others, even if it means putting himself in danger. Remus is always looking out for others from the moment he is introduced; where he saved Harry Potter from the dementors on the Hogwarts Express. Lupin is willing to sacrifice himself for the greater good, which is typical of this selfless personality type. He is loyal and protective and has a deep understanding of people and their motives. He is also a bit of an outsider, due to his upbringing as a werewolf, and this gives him a unique perspective on the world. He is able to see through people’s façades and knows how to get to the heart of the matter. Lupin is a great example of an INFJ character who is complex, deep, and full of compassion.
Lexi Howard (Euphoria)
Lexi Howard from Euphoria is the ultimate INFJ. She is sensitive, compassionate, and caring. She is also intelligent and insightful. Lexi is the kind of person who can see through people’s façades. She is always looking for the good in people. However, she is also realistic and understands that not everyone is good. INFJs are often misunderstood. People see them as shy or introverted. However, INFJs can be social. They just prefer deep, meaningful conversations to small talk. This is what Lexi eventually has with Fezco. Lexi’s play was the ultimate INFJ move. It showed her extremely perceptive observations of her friends and all their quirks. She was the fly on the wall in their lives, often overlooked and underestimated. However, Lexi created a play that was both entertaining and thought-provoking.
Aragorn (Lord of the Rings)
Aragorn is a typical INFJ. He is brave, determined, and loyal. Aragorn is very intuitive and perceptive. He is the kind of person who is always aware of what is going on around him. He is also very introspective and thoughtful. As well as being aware of his surroundings, Aragorn is also looking for deeper meaning in things. This is a unique characteristic of INFJs, who are intuitive but observant. Aragorn is also a natural leader. He is the kind of person who can inspire others to follow him. He is confident and charismatic, but he also has a strong sense of justice. Aragorn is the perfect example of an INFJ type.
Gellert Grindelwald (Fantastic Beasts)
Gellert Grindelwald is a stereotypical INFJ villain. He is the evil to Dumbledore’s good. He is power-hungry and ruthless. He is also intelligent and charismatic. Grindelwald is the kind of person who can easily manipulate those around him. He is a master of manipulation and deception. He is also very persuasive. INFJs are usually good at convincing others to see things their way. Grindelwald is no exception. He is a dangerous and powerful wizard who uses his charm to manipulate people. Grindelwald believes everything he is doing is for the greater good, but in reality, he is motivated by his own selfish desires.
Ali Muhammad (Euphoria)
Ali Muhammad is another INFJ character from Euphoria. He is introverted and quiet. However, he is also observant and has a great sense of intuition. Ali knew when Rue was taking drugs again and he confronted her about it. INFJs are able to see through people and understand them in a way that others can’t. This is ideal for a Narcotics Anonymous sponsor. Ali is able to help Rue in a way that no one else can. He understands her as he’s been in that position himself and knows how to help her.
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