Myers Briggs Types
Innovative inventors with an unquenchable thirst for knowledge.
Rebellious and curious, Winston Smith will fight against innumerable risks to unveil the truth behind “Big Brother.” He is constantly challenging the authority of the Party, even if it means he could lose his life in the process. His rebellious nature, analytical mind, and quest for the unadulterated truth is something that any INTP will relate to. His yearning for freedom and independence is something that INTPs prioritize to the highest degree.
Luna is attracted to logical possibilities. She is fairly open minded and always looks for the possibilities. Luna uses her Ti first to get a sense of the structure she is dealing with and then she uses Ne to see the impact of these structures on the outside world as it actually exists. This is why Luna can seem in her own world far more often before she becomes good friends with Harry and his friends. She seems to not deal in the actual world in their eyes, but they are only seeing her dominant function. Before socializing with Harry and his friends Luna was a social outcast. She didn’t understand the social rituals of those around her and was always left out. Because she wasn’t comfortable with Fe, which functions to help us find our identity in relationships with others, she further isolated herself when people didn’t accept her. However, Harry and his friends help her deal with her extroverted functions more so she develops better as an INTP. With them she finds her identity in her relationships with them. She finds a social circle that she can work in.
Arthur Weasley has the curiosity and laid-back nature of the INTP, as well as the inventiveness that the type is famous for. Arthur also embodies the warmth that many INTPs develop as they mature and progress in life. While in their early years many INTPs struggle to understand emotional complexities, as they get older they become more in tune with the feelings of the people around them.
Hiccup is a free thinker. His judgments are independent of any system or societal standards, but are of logic. As odd as it sounds they are of a personal logic. What that means in regards to Ti, is that the logic is based on each situation. No rule is the same in every situation. Rather than Te logic, Hiccup deals with exceptions to the rule. As an inferior function there is a love hate relationship Hiccup has with Fe. On the one hand, combine this with his Ne and it is why he likes to help others in a more abstract sense. His riding of the dragons theory and skill helps the society move past murdering dragons. But this was more for the overall improvement of society and not a true intense study of people and the social codes. It was him using his analytical mind for the better of the system and efficiency for the greater good. As an INTP Hiccup would not be happy conforming to the norm to find a place within his community. We get a much healthier and happier Hiccup when he is able to be himself within his community and appreciated for his brains.
Margaret “Meg” Murry
from A Wrinkle in Time
Rebellious yet surprisingly intelligent, Meg Murry has a habit that many INTPs struggle with: Her intelligence isn’t as obvious on the outside as it is evident on the inside. While she underperforms in school and clashes with authority figures, she has an intellect and wisdom that shows up when the welfare of her entire family depends on it. INTPs often struggle to take authorities seriously, and because they hold themselves to an internal standard rather than an external one, they are often underestimated by others (even themselves). Many INTPs, especially INTPs who have struggled with loss, will relate to the life struggles that Meg faces in her story.
Flavia de Luce
The books are written in Flavia’s voice and you get to know her personality from the inside-out. She’s intensely independent and devoted to acquiring all sorts of knowledge. Clever, logical, and easily bored, she uses an abandoned chemistry laboratory in her sprawling ancestral home and turns herself into an accomplished amateur chemist. I’m quite certain she’s a young INTP, and the author does a fantastic job of making her an engaging, layered character.
from Death Note
Intensely intelligent yet often underestimated, L captures the ingenious but often haphazard nature of the INTP personality type. People tend to misjudge him due to his disheveled appearance and lack of tact, but his analytical abilities and strong powers of deduction are next to none. In typical INTP fashion, L has a creative, clever sense of humor and an ability to connect the dots in complex situations. He’s driven by a desire to understand and solve mysteries, and many INTPs will relate to this hunger for discovery and truth.
from The Hunger Games
Quiet and calm but devastatingly intelligent, Betee Latier was underestimated from the beginning. No one thought that someone from District 3 could make it in the arena, but Latier showed just how powerful the INTP mind can be in a crisis. His knowledge of electricity and his unique ability to craft innovative strategies and plans made him the competitor you never saw coming. Even in the most bewildering scenarios, his intellect and vision never failed him.