Fictional characters with the INFJ personality type

Fictional characters with the INFJ personality type

Today we look at 21 fictional INFJ characters. INFJs might be underrepresented in society but they are very well represented in fiction. 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 being 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 because he thinks he’s doing it to protect his loved ones and to make the world a better place.

Amy Elliott Dunne (Gone Girl)

Amy Dunne is an unhealthy INFJ. She was incredibly manipulative. If there’s one thing you can’t deny, it’s that Amy 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!

Jay Gatsby (The Great Gatsby)

Jay Gatsby was an INFJ. He feels deep emotions for Daisy which ultimately drives his decision-making process. Whilst Gatsby frequently hosted parties, he only did so primarily for Daisy and he was actually introverted. When he wanted to, he was able to work a room.

Elsa (Frozen)

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.

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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.

Nina Sayers, AKA. The Swan Queen (Black Swan)

The Swan Queen is an INFJ. She is fixated by 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.

Edward Cullen (Twilight)

Edward Cullen is an INFJ. He has a mysterious aura and is extremely thoughtful. He is self-sacrificing and always makes decisions based on what Bella wants and not what he wants. Plus, he is exceptionally talented at reading people…he can literally read their minds!

Galadriel (Lord of the Rings)

Galadriel from Lord of The Rings is an INFJ. She has an intense, mystical air about her and her natural ability to read people allows her to see future outcomes of situations based on people’s behavior. She follows her instincts and knows who to trust.

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 and he is also conflict-averse. He can sense people’s mood the moment they walk into a room. James is good at looking at the big picture and has a strong intuition.

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Lady Melisandre (Game of Thrones)

Lady Melisandre is an INFJ. She believes that the 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.

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 frequently dreams about his future.

Lisa Simpson (The Simpsons)

Lisa Simpson is 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 starting in 1995! Lisa is an intuitive living with a family of sensors and it’s clear that she often felt like the odd one out.

Will Graham (Hannibal)

There is no doubt that Will Graham is an INFJ. Will is people-oriented and uses this skill to solve murders. He physically puts 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.

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 finding solutions to people’s problems through new spells. Bonnie can also be stubborn at times, wanting to do things her way.

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.

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.

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 is has a strong moral compass and is principled, often calling out Jay and Gloria when they are…less principled!

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 translates his vision of defeating Voldemort through Harry Potter into a carefully considered plan, which he then follows through with.

Dan Humphrey (Gossip Girl)

We have another fictional INFJ character played by Penn Badgley; Dan Humphrey is an INFJ. Similar to Joe Goldberg, Dan has a vision of writing himself into the story and pulling strings over the Upper East Side and executes his plans pretty much to perfection!

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.

John Kramer, AKA. Jigsaw (Saw)

Jigsaw 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.

INFJ fictional characters

Do you relate to these fictional INFJ characters? ENTPs and ENFPs are the perfect personality matches for INFJs. Do you see yourself with someone like Chandler Bing from Friends, an ENTP, or Elizabeth Bennet from Pride & Prejudice, an ENFP? Take a look and see which ENFP fictional characters would be best matched to you!

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