Are you a no-nonsense leader like Hermione or gregarious attention-seeker like Ron? Read on to find out which Harry Potter character shares your Myers-Briggs personality type.
ESFP – Ron Weasley
Gregarious, optimistic, and up for anything, Ron is a classic ESFP. ESFPs are known as the “performers” of the Myers-Briggs system for good reason. Ron loves the spotlight, as evidenced when he briefly becomes a Quidditch hero in The Half-Blood Prince.
ESTP – Ginny Weasley
During the first few books, Ginny appears as a quiet, shy girl. Later, she comes into her own, demonstrating her tactical prowess on the Quidditch pitch and propensity for risk-taking—classic ESTP traits.
ISFP – Harry Potter
While Ron loves being in the limelight, Harry doesn’t find it so appealing. He’s more of an introvert, preferring to mull things over in private than air them out loud. Harry’s SP nature also shines through whenever there’s a crisis or threat that needs to be dealt with. Harry doesn’t sit around and strategize before attacking the problem. He jumps right into the fray and figures things out as he goes.
ISTP – Viktor Krum
Taciturn, fearless, and athletically gifted, Krum is a classic ISTP. I always laugh when I rewatch The Goblet of Fire when Hermione comments toward the end of the film that, “Viktor’s more of a physical being.” That’s so stereotypically ISTP—grounded in the present moment and what can be perceived by the five senses.
ESFJ – Molly Weasley
ESFJs are the mother hens of the world, a description that perfectly fits everyone’s favorite magical mom, Mrs. Weasley. ESFJs are sociable, caring, and gentle leaders in their families and communities. Just don’t piss them off by attacking someone they love or they’ll go all “not my daughter, you bitch” on you.
ESTJ – Hermione Granger
ESTJs are known as supervisors in the Myers-Briggs system. They’re no-nonsense, take-charge, matter-of-fact people who could easily be accused of being bossy. But you know what? Bossy is GREAT. Especially if you’re a whip-smart powerful witch like Hermione.
ISFJ – Neville Longbottom
Considerate and Unobtrusive, ISFJs are often overlooked and underestimated, much like Neville. But underestimating them is a huge mistake. ISFJs are deeply devoted to the people, places, and traditions they love, and they will fight to the last to preserve them, even if it means taking on a powerful tyrant like Lord Voldemort.
ISTJ – Alastor Moody
ISTJs are straightforward pragmatists who place a high value on duty and tradition. They can laser-focus on tasks and emotionally detach to complete difficult assignments. Sound familiar? ISTJs are also loyal to a fault. Once they’ve committed to a cause or person, they see things through to the bitter end.
ENFJ – Lily Potter
Intuitive, idealistic, and expressive, ENFJs have a strong tendency to reach out to people who are sad, lonely, or isolated—just like Lily does with Snape. They’re people-oriented and usually have lots of friends, and they have an uncanny ability to bring out the best in those around them.
ENFP – Nymphadora Tonks
Expressive, energetic, and enthusiastic, ENFPs have a zest for life that few other personalities can match. They’re oodles of fun and can often seem eccentric to more conservative or traditional types. Tonks perfectly demonstrates typical ENFP warmth, creativity, and optimism in the face of adversity.
INFJ – Albus Dumbledore
INFJs (along with INTJs) are known for their uncanny ability to predict the future. No, it’s not magic, just introverted intuition, a cognitive function that unconsciously collects known facts and synthesizes them to predict likely outcomes. Professor Dumbledore’s introverted intuition is what makes him such a brilliant longterm strategist in the war against Voldemort.
INFP – Luna Lovegood
INFPs can seem a bit looney to the uninitiated but take a closer look and you’ll find that they’re highly intuitive, intelligent, and imaginative. They just love to daydream. Much like Luna, they’re great friends to have around and are highly adaptable, thanks to their perceiving orientation.
ENTJ – Tom Riddle
ENTJs are visionary leaders. They’re commanding, strategic, and highly efficient. Paired with a strong sense of ethics and a healthy dose of compassion, these traits make them effective and beloved leaders. In the case of Tom Riddle, those wonderful qualities were twisted into ugly bigotry and a quest for power at all costs.
ENTP – Fred & George Weasley
Fred and George Weasley are quintessential ENTPs. In fact, the ENTP type is actually called “the inventor” in the Myers-Briggs system. ENTPs are full of ideas. They love to experiment and are endlessly curious about how the world works. They also have an extremely well-developed sense of fun, just like Fred and George.
INTJ – Severus Snape
INTJs are the ultimate strategists. They’re utilitarian, tenacious, and adept at games of espionage. These qualities are what make Snape such an effective spy for the Order—so effective that not even the paranoid Lord Voldemort suspects he’s a traitor.
INTP – Arthur Weasley
It’s not hard to see where Fred and George get their endless curiosity and delight in oddball inventions. INTPs like Mr. Weasley share many of these qualities. They’re just not quite as outgoing. Mr. Weasley’s personality shines through most when he’s talking about his love of muggle inventions and amazement at how muggles manage to live without magic.
Which Harry Potter character are you? Leave a note in the comments below!
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