Myers Briggs Types
Poetic, kind and altruistic people, always eager to help a good cause.
from Anne of Green Gables
Anne is driven by her imagination and enjoys creating little stories in her mind and acting them out with her friends. She’s also driven by her values and a strong sense of what she wants in life. Nobody can dissuade her from what she holds dear and nobody can put out the spark of her imagination. These are all traits that make NFPs some of the most endearing and exciting people to be around.
from Charlotte's Web
Idealistic and nurturing, Fern captures the protective side of the INFP personality type. These types feel a strong sense of devotion to the underdogs of the world, or in this case, the “underpigs.” Fern’s imagination and intuitive eagerness is apparent throughout the book. She’s the only human who can seem to understand the animals at the farm. In fact, she surprises her mother when she says, “Charlotte is the best storyteller I’ve ever heard.” INFPs will relate to the protective, individualistic, imaginative qualities of Fern Arable, especially in childhood.
from Romeo and Juliet
While Romeo’s type is debatable (some say INFP while others say ENFP), INFPs will find his character relatable and appealing. He is driven primarily by his heart and is deeply in touch with his own feelings and values in life. He doesn’t care about rules or social expectations as much as he cares about being authentic and chasing after his dreams. His intuitive side is evident in his language. He speaks primarily in metaphors and is always making comparisons between the real world and larger, big-picture concepts. He lets his imagination run wild and playfully pursues his dreams wherever they guide him.
Coraline Jones is a tricky character to type because in the movie she’s an INFP, but in the book she has more of an INTP vibe. Either way, INFPs will relate to her playfulness, curiosity, and restless desire for adventure and discovery. In typical INP fashion, Coraline cares little about the opinions of others and is more concerned with forming her own ideas about the world. Like most INFPs, she’s not easy to convince or sway because she’s got such an individualistic, independent outlook on life. INFPs will also relate to her vivid imagination and hunger for the extraordinary.
Shy, introspective, and thoughtful, Tamaki Amajiki gives us a deeply endearing version of a socially anxious INFP. While you might think Tamaki is cowardly because of how he faces a wall whenever he feels humiliated or nervous, his bravery makes him stand out on the battlefield where he faces formidable villains with courage and selflessness. Like many INFPs, Amajiki underestimates his own talents and abilities and often feels overwhelmed by the fast-paced, competitive nature of the world around him.
Iroh’s morals are not shaped by the Fire Nation or any nation’s ideas of morality or social acceptability, but are formed by his own subjective experiences of simply being a human being. Iroh will always ignore structural factors and put human values first. He doesn’t care what nation rises or falls as long as the human values he prizes come first. Iroh is at a point in his development that he doesn’t fight his Te because he has healthy Ne development and is able to acknowledge objective principles to a point without forgetting the unconditional human values. By not denying Te Iroh is not an unhealthy INFP who is too subjective that simply what he likes and is comfortable with is what is right, instead he is able to keep with his Fi without losing sight of the actual world outside of himself. Thereby he is able to change hearts and minds by being himself inside society instead of having to actively change others to align with himself. Basically, Te and Ne help ground Iroh in the real world without getting blinded by his purely subjective Fi function.
Forgiving, brave, and curious, Lucy Pevensie captures many of the qualities that healthy INFPs emulate. Of all her siblings, she is the most in touch with wonder, magic, and the ability to believe in goodness and the fantastical world. INFPs will relate to her imagination, insight, and her deep devotion to others. While many other characters would have had nothing to do with Mr. Tumnus after his possible betrayal, Lucy shows only concern for his welfare and understanding for his predicament. Her empathy, as well as her ceaseless curiosity, will be relatable to most INFPs
The Little Prince
from The Little Prince
Curious, compassionate, and filled with wonder, many INFPs list “The Little Prince” as one of their favorite and most relatable characters in fiction. Unlike the grown-ups in the story, the little prince sees past frivolities and surface-level details. He is also deeply sentimental and can’t let go of how much he misses the rose he had left behind on his home planet. The little prince, like INFPs everywhere, wants to live a life based around what really matters – not what society tells him to value. He cares deeply for others and eventually becomes a teacher of people who have lost their way.
Eleanor “Nell” Crain
INFPs will relate to the strong feelings and curiosity that drive Nell Crain. Unlike most of her siblings, she chases her curiosity down and faces her inner darkness instead of becoming detached, distracted, or repressed. She follows her heart, but still struggles to share her feelings openly. While her feelings are deep and nuanced within, because of her introverted feeling side, she struggles to make sense of them for others. Her insights and intuition allow her to sense truths about Hill House that her other siblings are blind to.
Frodo Baggins exemplifies just how driven INFPs are to stay true to their values and moral code. Even in the face of overwhelming adversity, Frodo is able to keep fighting against darkness and temptation in order to do what he believes is right. His good heart is what draws Gandalf to him and it is the one thing that separates him from everyone else who could have carried the ring (and failed to destroy it). INFPs will relate to the kind-spiritedness and value-driven nature of Frodo, as well as his love of stories and his loyalty to his friends.