About 100 years ago, Katherine Cook Briggs and her daughter Isabel Briggs Myers developed the 16 Myers-Briggs personality types, based on the work of Carl Jung. As with every personality test, MBTI has its fans and its detractors, and is an imperfect measure…but it can be really fun, especially when applied to fictional characters, such as Star Wars Myers-Briggs types.
Many people have done charts for Star Wars Myers-Briggs types, and we didn’t want to be left out. But one thing we noticed about most of the existing charts is that they tend to include characters from the original and prequel trilogies, and no one else. Understandable, since most of them were made before the new cycle, so we decided to use only characters that appear in the new trilogy (The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi) or one of the Star Wars Stories (Rogue One and Solo).
How Myers-Briggs Types are Categorized
Every Myers-Briggs type is four letters, which stand for the four different categories below.
Introvert or Extrovert
The first letter is either I or E for Introvert or Extrovert. Do you thrive on alone time or social time? (You might be an outgoing introvert or a shy extrovert—this isn’t about appearances, but about your inner self and the way you recharge.)
Intuitive or Sensing
The second letter is either N or S for Intuitive or Sensing. This refers to how you process information. Are you looking for theories or facts?
Thinking or Feeling
The third letter is either T or F for Thinking or Feeling. Do you make decisions based on analytical thinking or your values and opinions?
Judging or Perceiving
The final letter is J or P for Judging or Perceiving. This refers to your lifestyle: do you like planning and structure or are you more likely to go with the flow?
Star Wars Myers-Briggs Types
ISTJ (Introvert, Sensing, Thinking, Judging): The Inspector
Characteristics: Responsible, loyal, hardworking. Acute sense of right and wrong. Willing to make sacrifices.
My choice: Rose Tico. Possibly her sacrifices are too big tbh.
INFJ (Introvert, Intuitive, Feeling, Judging): The Counselor
Characteristics: Caring, Sensitive, complex. Lives a life with purpose. Sees others’ strengths.
My choice: Luke Skywalker. Most existing charts put Luke in the role of the idealist, which may have been true in Episode IV, but by Episode VIII, he belongs here.
INTJ (Introvert, Intuitive, Thinking, Judging): The Mastermind
Characteristics: Independent, thorough, adaptable. Natural leader. Perfectionist and goal-oriented.
My choice: Rey. There’s a reason she is the great hope of the resistance.
ENFJ (Extrovert, Intuitive, Feeling, Judging): The Giver
Characteristics: Warm, empathetic, charismatic. Takes obligations seriously. Helps others fulfill their potential.
My choice: Mon Mothma. What I wouldn’t give for a whole movie about her leadership in the rebellion.
ISTP (Introvert, Sensing, Thinking, Perceiving): The Craftsman
Characteristics: Independent, adventurous, reserved. Lives in the moment. Unconcerned with rules. Gets things done.
My choice: Jyn Erso. The description above and the picture on the left are basically interchangeable.
ESFJ (Extrovert, Sensing, Feeling, Judging): The Provider
Characteristics: Warmhearted, conscientious, popular. Sensitive to criticism. Driven by concern for others.
My choice: Saw Gerrera. This is a debatable choice, but I stand by it as I believe Saw believed that he was acting for the greater good, and therefore other people.
INFP (Introvert, Intuitive, Feeling, Perceiving): The Idealist
Characteristics: Private, creative, idealistic. Driven by their values; laid-back unless values are threatened. Imaginative, very present in one-on-one situations.
My choice: Finn. He isn’t a chosen one. He doesn’t have any special skills in particular. But he will do what’s right, whether he knows how or has to figure it out on the way.
ESFP (Extrovert, Sensing, Feeling, Perceiving): The Performer
Characteristics: Outgoing, friendly, fun-loving. Center of attention, lives for the moment. Enjoys material comforts and ensuring others have fun.
My choice: Lando Calrissian. Come on. Who else could it be?
ENFP (Extrovert, Intuitive, Feeling, Perceiving): The Champion
Characteristics: Enthusiastic, idealistic, inspiring. An advocate for what they feel is important. Can’t be bothered with details. Ability to inspire and motivate others.
My choice: Poe Dameron. I believe you’ll agree that this description could be summed up as “trigger-happy flyboy.”
ESTP (Extrovert, Sensing, Thinking, Perceiving): The Doer
Characteristics: Friendly, adaptable, action oriented. Thrives in crises. Never lets rules get in their way. Straightforward, realistic, gets things done.
My choice: L3-37. Droids’ rights! (This spot usually goes to Han Solo.)
ESTJ (Extrovert, Sensing, Thinking, Judging): The Supervisor
Characteristics: Practical, realistic, strategic. Natural leader with strict boundaries, who takes responsibilities seriously. Provides security for loved ones. Gets results.
My choice: General Leia Organa. Do not fucking @ me.
ENTJ (Extrovert, Intuitive, Thinking, Judging): The Commander
Characteristics: Assertive, strategic, decisive. Well-informed, natural leader, values competence. Good at identifying problems and finding solutions.
My choice: Vice Admiral Holdo. Vice. Admiral. Mother. Fucking. Amilyn. Holdo.
INTP (Introvert, Intuitive, Thinking, Perceiving): The Architect
Characteristics: Logical, reserved, curious. Calm exterior but very passionate. Appreciates intelligence. Stays on task, building complex systems and theories to improve lives.
My choice: Galen Erso. I mean, excuse me, but he built a flaw into the Death Star???
ISFJ (Introvert, Sensing, Feeling, Judging): The Protector
Characteristics: Loyal, quiet, kind. Sensitive to others’ needs, likes routine and order. Prefers to work behind the scenes. Selflessly helps others.
My choice: Chewbacca. This may or may not apply to original trilogy and Solo Chewbacca, but it sure as heck applies in the new trilogy. The sadder but wiser Wookiee for me.
ENTP (Extrovert, Intuitive, Thinking, Perceiving): The Visionary
Characteristics: Quick, innovative, resourceful. Logical, carefree nonconformist. Crafty. Takes risks and succeeds.
My choice: Maz Kanata. We don’t know a lot about her yet, but everything we do know fits this description.
ISFP (Introvert, Sensing, Feeling, Perceiving): The Composer
Characteristics: Serious, sensitive, kind. Loyal, faithful, difficult to get to know. Yearns for freedom, works for the well-being of others.
My choice: Cassian Andor. In lieu of an explanation I am going to rewatch Rogue One and cry.