Many of you probably saw my tweet yesterday about a Harry Potter Myers-Briggs test. What you probably didn’t know is that this is a combination of two of my favorite things. The Harry Potter element isn’t much of a surprise. Who doesn’t like Harry Potter? It’s arguably one of the greatest book and movies series in recent memory. The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) isn’t quite as riveting to most, but I have always been fascinating with the concept of it. Naturally, this was a match made in heaven. The original article was at at dailinfographic.com and the source image can be found here.
These groupings are clearly subjective, but its difficult to argue with this group. The “Big 4″ of Harry, Ron, Hermione, and Dumbedore are almost a given, and I threw in Hagrid and Sirius Black for good measure. There are so many dynamic, lovable characters, but I had to try to the line somewhere.
Harry Potter (ISTP) – Let’s be honest, the first thing you probably did after checking your own letters was to see what type Harry was. Most of us were sorely disappointed. Quiet and reserved but adventuresome and defiant? Sign me up. Now if only I can figure out how to take the MBTI test to give me ISTP…
Ron Weasley (ENFP) – Oh Ron, you are so beloved despite being a bumbling idiot most of the time. Apparently J.K Rowling thought he was an idiot too, as she almost decided to kill him off midway through the series… But cheers to all you Rons out there!
Hermione Granger (INTP) – If you are a girl and weren’t hoping for Hermione (or Harry), then you are lying. Hermione is my 2nd most likely character and I’m just fine with that. This type will over-analyze the crap out of everything, but also seem to be right more often than not.
Hagrid (ISFP) – I had assumed that Hagrid’s title would be “The Dreamer”, but that title was given to Luna Lovegood so “The Artist” will have to do. Doesn’t get much better than “Quiet, friendly, sensitive and kind, loyal…”
Sirius Black (ENTP) – How cool is Sirius Black? So cool. He was actually voted as the third most popular character in the series. “Bored by routine, will seldom do the same thing the same way.” What a crazy life ENTP’s must live.
Dumbledore (ENFJ) – Definitely a top 5 most beloved character from the series due to his ability to inspire. Be honest, at least one of Dumbledore’s quotes has changed your life. If you haven’t read all the books or watched all the movies, you probably shouldn’t watch the video below…
The Bad Guys
These characters couldn’t fit under the Big Winners group because they are bad guys, but they couldn’t fall under the Big Losers because they are prominent, dynamic characters. They get their own grouping here. Feel free to move them up or down depending on how you feel about villians.
Severus Snape (ISTJ) – Not sure why Snape has always been so compelling, even when he was a complete jerk. The definition for ISTJ’s is pretty boring, but take solace in the fact that you are Severus Snape.
Draco Malfoy (INTJ) – Ahh Draco, me and you are like two peas my friend. At first I was upset that the Myers-Briggs sorting hat had assigned me Draco, but then I realized that it wasn’t too far off. “Tend to have an aura of definite self-confidence.” Oops.
If your personality type falls into this category, then you probably weren’t thrilled to find out who you were. It’s possible that you think Neville is adorable, Harry’s parents are incredible, and that the Weasley brothers are hilarious, but the majority of people would rather see almost anyone else’s name appear for their MBTI type.
Neville (ISFJ) – You are Neville Longbottom, not much else needs to be said. But I’ll say it anyways. They are “known for their kindness and willingness to go to any length to help those in need.” That’s sweet, but you probably get walked on by people just like Neville.
James (ENTJ) and Lily Potter (ESFJ) – Come at me haters. Yes, I would not want to be Harry’s parents. They were important in their own way, but didn’t play as pivotal a role as some others. The personality types or too different to show here, so feel free to read about how special you are.
Fred & George Weasley (ESFP) – If you hated me for putting the Potters here, then you’ll probably hate me even more now. The Weasley’s are just fine and fairly entertaining, but they wouldn’t be on my short list of favorite characters. ENFP’s are great; however, as they bring a lot a positive energy and joy to the party. Just don’t be too annoying about it.
Sorry that not all personality combinations fit into one of these buckets. If you weren’t a big winner, a bad guy, or a big loser, then you are probably just an average Joe. As I stated, I’m either Draco Malfoy or Hermione Granger, which are both pretty spot on. Which character(s) are you and is it at all accurate?