Monday, March 30, 2015

Myers-Briggs Personalities of Fictional Characters

Poll: Myers-Briggs Personalities of Fictional Characters


The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) measures psychological preferences in how people perceive the world and make decisions. Which fictional character comes closest to your personality?

You may discuss this poll here.

Sources:
* http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/JustForFun/ExamplesOfMyersBriggsPersonalitiesInStories
* https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myers-Briggs_Type_Indicator

IMDb Polls: http://www.imdb.com/poll/
IMDb Daily Polls: http://www.imdb.com/poll/questions
Index: Index of Polls
Polls: By Date | By Vote | By Vote and Author | By Rate | By Contention | Alphabetical | Alphabetical by Author | Friday Face-Off | Votes by Author

In descending order of results 

Myers–Briggs Type Count Percent Character

Keirsey temperaments

INTJ 1,015 15% Batman (Mastermind)
INTP 880 13% Gandalf (Architect)
INFJ 730 11% Professor Albus_Dumbledore (Counselor)
INFP 569 8% Frodo Baggins (Healer)
ISFP 517 8% Harry Potter (Composer)
ISTP 437 6% Han Solo (Crafter)
ISTJ 420 6% Spock (Inspector)
ENFP 324 5% Marty McFly (Champion)
ENTP 316 5% Willy Wonka (Inventor)
ENFJ 291 4% Yoda (Teacher)
ESFJ 277 4% Truman Burbank (Provider)
ESTP 275 4% James Bond (Promoter)
ESFP 250 4% Penny (Performer)
ISFJ 244 4% Jiminy Cricket (Protector)
ESTJ 234 3% Princess Leia Organa (Supervisor)
ENTJ 111 2% Mr. Kesuke Miyagi (Fieldmarshal)
Total 6,890 100%

By Myers-Briggs type

Myers–Briggs Type Count Percent Character

Keirsey temperaments

ENFJ 291 4% Yoda (Teacher)
ENFP 324 5% Marty McFly (Champion)
ENTJ 111 2% Mr. Kesuke Miyagi (Fieldmarshal)
ENTP 316 5% Willy Wonka (Inventor)
ESFJ 277 4% Truman Burbank (Provider)
ESFP 250 4% Penny (Performer)
ESTJ 234 3% Princess Leia Organa (Supervisor )
ESTP 275 4% James Bond (Promoter)
INFJ 730 11% Professor Albus_Dumbledore (Counselor)
INFP 569 8% Frodo Baggins (Healer)
INTJ 1,015 15% Batman (Mastermind)
INTP 880 13% Gandalf (Architect)
ISFJ 244 4% Jiminy Cricket (Protector)
ISFP 517 8% Harry Potter (Composer)
ISTJ 420 6% Spock (Inspector)
ISTP 437 6% Han Solo (Crafter)
Total 6,890 100%

Cognitive learning styles

Extroversion 30%
Introversion 70%
iNtuition 61%
Sensing  39%
Feeling 46%
Thinking 54%
Judgment 48%
Perception 52%


The Sixteen Types
US Population Breakdown
The table organizing the sixteen types was created by Isabel Myers (an INFP person).






Row





Total

ISTJ ISFJ INFJ INTJ
Wikipedia 11–14% 9–14% 1–3% 2–4% 23-35%
Wiki Mid 13% 12% 2% 3% 29%
IMDb 6% 4% 11% 15% 35%

ISTP ISFP INFP INTP
Wikipedia 4–6% 5–9% 4–5% 3–5% 16-25%
Wiki Mid 5% 7% 5% 4% 21%
IMDb 6% 8% 8% 13% 35%

ESTP ESFP ENFP ENTP
Wikipedia 4–5% 4–9% 6–8% 2–5% 16-27%
Wiki Mid 5% 7% 7% 4% 22%
IMDb 4% 4% 5% 5% 17%

ESTJ ESFJ ENFJ ENTJ
Wikipedia 8–12% 9–13% 2–5% 2–5% 21-35%
Wiki Mid 10% 11% 4% 4% 28%
IMDb 3% 4% 4% 2% 13%






Column Total




Wikipedia 27-37% 27-45% 13-21% 9-19% 76-122%
Wiki Mid 32% 36% 17% 14% 99%
IMDb 20% 19% 28% 34% 100%






Wikipedia 76-122%
Wiki Mid 99%
IMDb 100%

Estimated percentages of the 16 types in the U.S. population.[30]
"CAPT—Center for Applications of Psychological Type". Retrieved 2010-06-19. 

This is the same table as above. It may be easier to read.



Since participants in the poll are not randomly selected, the results only represent the participants in the MBTI poll. This poll and the IMDb Polls in general, are self selection polls. Although the results of this poll are interesting, the results only represent the participants in the MBTI poll. As such extrapolating beyond those taking a specific poll is probably meaningless.

I suspect that the majority of people based their choice on the picture and/or character rather than the description, since the results vary widely from percentages of personality types reported in articles related to the MBTI. It would be interesting to conduct a proper controlled study of IMDb users. If would also be interesting to know the demographics of the people taking this poll.

Someone who has a masters in psychology posted in the discussion thread for the poll that the characters chosen for this poll do not accurately represent the MBTI types. This person also told me via PM that the percentages of the personality types in the general population have not been validated; the cost would have been prohibitive.

Description of Myers-Briggs Type

ESTJ (Supervisor) - ESTJs are very practical and make good administrators, with a good eye for detail and a flair for setting up logical systems. They sometimes overlook feelings and mood, though.

ISTJ (Inspector) - ISTJs are orderly, dependable, practical and dutiful above all. They prefer working with facts and can be conservative in their loyalty to traditions.

ESFJ (Provider) - ESFJs value security and enjoy making others feel well-cared-for. They are loyal to the belief system of their environment (as opposed to an internal one) and can be outspoken when others fall out of line.

ISFJ (Protector) - ISFJs are loyal, orderly and sensitive. They can be very shy around people they don't know, but are the sort of person who will always remember your birthday, and are never accidentally offensive.

ESTP (Promoter) - ESTPs are very good at convincing others to do things their way. Having said that, they developed this skill because they are the best at improvising towards a desired result, and enjoy sharing the finer experiences in life with friends.

ISTP (Crafter) - ISTPs are structurally oriented and very good at understanding how things work. Quiet, analytical and private, they nonetheless gravitate towards Xtreme Sportz and other high-speed, high-risk hobbies.

ESFP (Performer) - ESFPs live in the moment, learn by doing, and enjoy promoting harmony and fun. This is a team player of the highest degree, but only if they aren't bored. They also enjoy their creature comfort.

ISFP (Composer) - ISFPs live in the moment and are easy-going, preferring a "live and let live" approach. They don't like confrontations and sometimes keep their mouths shut for that reason. Tend to be artistic and nature-loving.

ENFJ (Teacher) - ENFJs are good at making a lot of friends and facilitate community-building without even thinking about it; they act as a counter-balance to almost all social situations.

INFJ (Counselor) - INFJs are private, preferring one-on-one friendships to crowds, and often quiet about their own feelings. They are often thoughtful, artistic, and wise, and prefer to operate behind the scenes.

ENFP (Champion) - ENFPs like to change things for the better, and have contagious enthusiasm, but no patience for crossing I's and dotting T's. They are good at anticipating others' needs, but crave attention and recognition.

INFP (Healer) - INFPs are absolute idealists: they have values inside them which they really want to live by. This makes them good at encouraging other people's growth, but can cause them to be too hard on themselves. They can be shy and reserved, but they're incredibly passionate and intelligent individuals with an innate need to change the world.

ENTJ (Fieldmarshal) - ENTJs, like most NJs, enjoy making plans and carrying them out. They make really good leaders, but have trouble not being objective and accounting for emotions. They are fact-driven and good at highlighting inefficiencies.

INTJ (Mastermind) - INTJs are clever,analytical, pragmatic and logical, and are not scared to tell someone (or themselves) when they're being stupid. They emphasize efficiency, making them simultaneously loners and excellent leaders. Their natural talent for planning and system-building often makes them the perfect villains.

ENTP (Inventor) - ENTPs are clever and analytical, often with quick wits and a quicker tongue. They love arguing just for the sake of arguing. They aren't fans of planning and prefer a spontaneous lifestyle. They're almost always thinking outside the box, and are easily bored.

INTP (Architect) - INTPs are loners with a love of information and a knack for logic. This can lead to Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness, but also the opposite, as INTPs are best at describing complex ideas concisely. They are independent, creative, and curious. They are basically the 'nerds' of MBTI; that is certainly not a bad thing.

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