Myers Briggs Types Of Anime Characters

Myers Briggs Types Of Anime Characters

Since I love psychology and anime, I couldn't help assigning Myers Briggs personality types to some anime characters.
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I love anime. The art style, the characters, the storylines...they're all exquisite. At least, in the anime I've seen (the plural of "anime" is "anime", just FYI).

My two favorite anime are Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood and Death Note. I've re-watched them a couple times, and now that I know a good amount about Myers Briggs personality types (since I've spent an embarrassing amount of free time studying them), this time around, I couldn't help trying to type the characters.

So, here we go! (Take these with a grain of salt since I am by no means a professional typer. Do those exist? Probably.)


Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood


Edward Elric

ENTP

Ed is actually pretty difficult to type. On one hand, gets really openly angry whenever anyone insults his short stature, which suggests E and F. On the other, he appears to be very rational and cool-headed in a fight, which suggests NT (NTs are known as tough-minded rationals), and he seems to be reserved on some accounts, which might indicate I. I feel pretty certain about the N and P: Ed connects ideas quickly, suggesting N, and he's very spontaneous and adventuresome, suggesting P. Therefore, I believe his possible types besides ENTP include: ENFP, INTP, and INFP. The reason I think he's most likely an ENTP, however, is his expressiveness, his amazing ability to stay cool and logical in a fight, and his spontaneous, exploring nature and general energy, indicative of both E and P. ENTPs also have a fierce desire to grow in character, which I think is one of Ed's central motivators throughout the series.


Alphonse Elric


ISFP

Again, not easy to type. Easier than Ed, but I'm torn between INFP and ISFP for him. As you can see from above, I feel more certain about ISFP: they are very kind and sensitive, and generally viewed as the kindest type. Al constantly reassures people throughout the series and seems worried about others' feelings, generally more so than Ed, so he's definitely an F. He's also spontaneous and adventuresome, so probably a P. He seems reserved and not as expressive as Ed, so he's likely an I. He has some idealistic notions, which suggests NF, but generally seems more grounded in reality than the abstract, so I would ultimately guess S.


Roy Mustang


INTJ

My favorite character in the series seems to fit the INTJ type of fairly well. Roy is very strategic, as shown in his fight to rise to through the military ranks to become Fuhrer (the president, essentially) of Amestris (the fictional country Brotherhood takes place in). Roy seems unafraid to do whatever it takes to have to rise up as long as it doesn't hurt those he cares about, suggesting the tough minded NT. He does depend on others quite a lot, however, lacking the independent streak most INTJs have, and is fairly idealistic about being able to transform the corrupt government after he becomes Fuhrer which suggests NF. Most likely, however, due to his quick thinking and love of strategy, Mustang is an INTJ.


Death Note


Light Yagami

INTJ

Light, first and foremost, is an excellent strategist and extremely intelligent. In fact, he's in the top of his class in high school. Part of the reason he feels so alienated from the world is his genius. Of all the types, the INTJ generally performs the best in school and is also usually highly intelligent. However, Light is also ruthless, the dark side of the NT types that can come out in certain people. He's definitely a "the end justifies the means" kind-of-guy. He has some naive idealism, however, as he thinks he can wipe out all evil from the world, but ultimately he shows too many traits linked to NTs (generally focused/reliant on logic, not emotion, tough-minded, and in some cases, definitely in his, ruthless), to be an NF.


"L" (L Lawliet)

INTP

A huge part of what makes Death Note thrilling is the rivalry between L and Light. I would say this is because they are so similar, and sure enough, in my view, their Myers Briggs types are only one letter off. Just like Light, L is highly intelligent and feels alienated from others. He also is a great strategist and figures out innovative ways to figure out more about Kira. This innovation is more characteristic of an NP, however, than an NJ, and sure enough, being innovative is more of a prominent trait in L than it is in Light. INTPs are less confident than INTJs too, which I think is evident in the relationship between L and Light. L is more humble than Light, as shown when he dries off Light's feet after they stand in the rain together (a Jesus washing-the-feet parallel, maybe? Wouldn't put it beyond this deep anime that makes other religious references. But that's a topic for another article). L is also very honest, a trademark of the INTP. His reserved nature, brilliant reasoning ability, and authenticity leave little doubt: L is an INTP.


Naomi Misora

INFJ

Although not one of the main characters in Death Note, she's arguably one of the most compelling. A former FBI agent known for her strong investigative powers,

*** SPOILER ALERT, DO NOT KEEP READING IF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN/READ DEATH NOTE ***





Light writes her name in the Death Note, forcing her to commit suicide when she starts to suspect him of being Kira. Naomi's powerful insight into people is indicative of an INFJ, known as one of the most insightful types. Her loyalty to her nation and her husband also indicates INFJ, as INFJs generally love standing behind a cause and are extremely loyal to those who earn their trust.


That about sums it up for the characters I feel especially passionate about in both series. If you haven't seen Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood or Death Note, I would highly recommend doing so if you love sci-fi (FMAB), fantasy/supernatural (Death Note), and animation.

Also, if you're a personality/psychology nerd, check out https://www.16personalities.com. You can take a free test to figure out what type you are. It's fascinating to see, because a lot of the times the personality type you get is eerily accurate (I'm an ENFP, in case you were wondering).

As always, thanks for reading! Also, hope you check out all of the above. I'm biased, of course, but I think they're definitely worth your time.


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I'm The Girl Without A 'Friend Group'

And here's why I'm OK with it

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Little things remind me all the time.

For example, I'll be sitting in the lounge with the people on my floor, just talking about how everyone's days went. Someone will turn to someone else and ask something along the lines of, "When are we going to so-and-so's place tonight?" Sometimes it'll even be, "Are you ready to go to so-and-so's place now? Okay, we'll see you later, Taylor!"

It's little things like that, little things that remind me I don't have a "friend group." And it's been like that forever. I don't have the same people to keep me company 24 hours of the day, the same people to do absolutely everything with, and the same people to cling to like glue. I don't have a whole cast of characters to entertain me and care for me and support me. Sometimes, especially when it feels obvious to me, not having a "friend group" makes me feel like a waste of space. If I don't have more friends than I can count, what's the point in trying to make friends at all?

I can tell you that there is a point. As a matter of fact, just because I don't have a close-knit clique doesn't mean I don't have any friends. The friends I have come from all different walks of life, some are from my town back home and some are from across the country. I've known some of my friends for years, and others I've only known for a few months. It doesn't really matter where they come from, though. What matters is that the friends I have all entertain me, care for me, and support me. Just because I'm not in that "friend group" with all of them together doesn't mean that we can't be friends to each other.

Still, I hate avoiding sticking myself in a box, and I'm not afraid to seek out friendships. I've noticed that a lot of the people I see who consider themselves to be in a "friend group" don't really venture outside the pack very often. I've never had a pack to venture outside of, so I don't mind reaching out to new people whenever.

I'm not going to lie, when I hear people talking about all the fun they're going to have with their "friend group" over the weekend, part of me wishes I could be included in something like that. I do sometimes want to have the personality type that allows me to mesh perfectly into a clique. I couldn't tell you what it is about me, but there is some part of me that just happens to function better one-on-one with people.

I hated it all my life up until very recently, and that's because I've finally learned that not having a "friend group" is never going to be the same as not having friends.

SEE ALSO: To The Girls Who Float Between Friend Groups

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What The 2019 'Season Of The Crab' Means For Your Zodiac Sign

It could be a super emotional month for everyone.

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It's officially summer, and that means it's time to dive into the watery depths of Cancer season on June 21. There is a different energy in the air; different from the vibe in Gemini season. Each sign can expect to notice its effects, whether they are obvious or more subtle.

Cancer season means you're probably going to feel more moody than usual. Maybe you're crying more often. Maybe you'll feel more dreamy and intuitive. Maybe you'll be more irritable. Whatever the case, it never hurts to know what you're about to get yourself into.

So what does Cancer season mean for you, based on your zodiac sign?

1. Cancer - 21 Jun to 22 Jul

@rebeccahmac_

Happy solar return, cutie crustacean!

This is one of the dreamiest times of the entire year for you, but lacking structure and planning could prove stressful. You're in an imaginative zone and you may not feel like settling down before chasing the stars, but you must think ahead so things will work out.

2. Leo - 23 Jul to 22 Aug

@lolasuxs

Cancer season will find you exploring who you want to become, and what you want to leave behind. With your season just around the corner, this is also a magical time for healing and exploring yourself. Journaling, creative pursuits, or talking things through are wonderful ways to nourish your soul.

3. Virgo - 23 Aug to 22 Sep

@nahomi.17

This Cancer season, you'll find that the stars and the moon are asking you to rest. You will be faced with many choices and decisions this month. Enjoy your time fostering whatever creativity comes to mind. Do not force yourself to go out if you're not feeling up to it. It's okay to be you and be alone sometimes.

4. Libra - 23 Sep to 22 Oct

@tiiffahh

Cancer season and Neptune retrograde begin on June 21, causing you to need to pause and reflect on your goals. Change can be uncomfortable, but every small shift brings us closer to our goals. Be willing to take a risk, and let the universe push you in the direction of happiness and adventure.

5. Scorpio - 23 Oct to 21 Nov

@jordansavannah_r

Cancer season finds you traveling and opening new doors of opportunity. Are you really gaining anything by holding onto the past so tightly, Scorpio? Set your sights on new dreams, and leave all those people and situations that are holding you back in your rearview mirror.

6. Sagittarius - 22 Nov to 21 Dec

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The question Cancer season asks you now, Sag, is whether you'll run away from your past, cling on to it, or do the emotional work necessary to process it and let it go. Appreciate the memories you are making and try not to get too wrapped up in the little things that annoy you. This is a time for experimentation.

7. Capricorn - 22 Dec to 19 Jan

@xxadriiana

You love your deadlines and goals, but remember that taking care of your emotional health will ultimately help you be more efficient! Trust your intuition, take it slow, and use the energy for play and creativity rather than detailed planning.

8. Aquarius - 20 Jan to 19 Feb

@yeeshibee

Cancer season this year is all about being comfortable and doing what you know, so go ahead and stick to that. This is also a great time for you to check in with yourself when it comes to wellness and your habits.

9. Pisces - 20 Feb to 20 Mar

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This Cancer season, the heightened emotion that is in the air will bring you natural happiness. Go out, have a wonderful night under the summer stars, and use your experiences for inspiration. It will reinvigorate your soul to be more creative and more adventurous.

10. Aries - 21 Mar to 19 Apr

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Cancer season finds you focused squarely on your personal life. It's a wonderful time for an adventure. Go on that hike. Wake up early and drive to the beach. You'll feel an inclination to do it all-- and you can! Remind yourself that you are capable.

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11. Taurus - 20 Apr to 20 May

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Cancer season causes emotions to be even more extreme so you'll probably reach your breaking point this month, Taurus, but you are never alone in the problems that you face. Remember to control your temper long enough to cool off and take some relaxation for yourself.

Take a day off and drive around with the windows down. Take five days off and drive to the beach to hang out and reflect. Whatever it is that you need to feel better, it is time to do it this month.

12. Gemini - 21 May to 20 Jun

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