Which MBTI type are the characters from Harry Potter?

Harry Potter is one of the most successful movie franchises to date. One of the main reasons for this is the wide range of characters portrayed in the movies. This article will take a look at the three main characters of the movie, and then a list of the other main characters has been formed.

Firstly, Harry Potter. Harry Potter has been diagnosed around the web as various types. It is annoying when I see people diagnose him as an extrovert, claiming he is famous so he must be an extrovert. It is evident that Harry doesn’t like this attention, and he clearly never tries to get the attention from others that he earns. As well as this, Harry is a feeling type, and has a great understanding of other people and underlying values. Unlike many others, Harry stands up for what he believes in, and believes he can achieve unrealistic goals, showing his high level of intuition. He is quick on his feet at solving puzzles, showing his extroverted intuition as his secondary function. This shows Harry is an INFP.

Ron Weasley will be analyzed next. Ron is Harry’s loyal friend, and primarily thinks with his emotions. He thinks in the present moment in a concrete, detailed matter, showing that he is an extroverted sensing type primarily. Ron Weasley is an ESFP.

Thirdly, Hermione Granger is an ENFJ. Hermione is an achiever; she wants the best results possible. This shows her high judging function. She also wants to win the approval of others of her achievements, and she is highly ethical about her moral beliefs, such as Dobby and the other elves getting equal rights to wizards in the fifth book. She is also a rebel with a cause, only breaking rules to achieve a greater goal (to defeat Voldemort in this case.)

Voldemort- INTJ
Draco- ENTJ
Dobby- ISFJ
Dumbledore- INFJ
Hagrid- ISFP
McGonagall- ISTJ
Snape- INTJ
Fred- ENTP
George- ENTP
Oliver- ESTP
Ginny- ESFP
Filch- ISTP
Dudley- ESTP
Cho- ESFJ
Crabbe- ISTP
Goyle- ISFJ
Lockhart- ENFP
Lupin- INFJ
Neville- ISFJ

Which MBTI type do you think the Harry Potter characters are? Leave your opinion in the comments section below!!

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73 Responses to Which MBTI type are the characters from Harry Potter?

  1. wifosaurus says:

    I’m quite new to the intricacies of MBTI, so my questions are questions, not corrections!

    I’m curious why you think Neville is an INTP. I’ve heard ISFP for him, too.
    Yet after reading the books, I seem to think that he would be an Introverted Sensing, like Samwise Gamgee, which would make him ISFJ. And that’s the complete opposite of what you suggested, so I’m wondering how you came to that.

    Don’t you think Harry is more Sensing than thinking? He solves problems, but not like Hermione. He seems to trust his instinct and go with his gut far more often than doing what he thinks is logical. The first example I can think of is when he tells Cedric that they should both grab the cup.

    Last but not least: Why is Snape an INTJ? He might be brilliant, but all of his actions derive from his feelings about Lily or James. I definitely agree that Voldemort is an INTJ, but Snape is very different from Voldemort. I’d put Snape in the same type as Sherlock Holmes, an Introverted Thinker.

    I look forward to your response and explanations!

    • tatl33 says:

      I found your reply very interesting- you seem to have grasped MBTI quite well!
      Neville was hard to decide; looking back on it, I think your right- he does seem like more of an ISFP/ISFJ. I’ll look into that.
      Harry, on the other hand, is definitely intuitive. He solves many issues using a deep analytical mind, which is an excellent example of his intuition. An example of this would be when he figured out that the monster in Hogwarts was the basilisk in book 2 and when he figured out that the stone was on the third floor in book 1. These sudden sparks of thinking outside the box are examples of intuition.
      Snape is an INTJ, as he is an excellent planner- he managed to use his introverted intuition to plan out his own death from Voldemort, making Voldemort’s Elder wand ineffective. This helped Harry defeat Voldemort.

      • wifosaurus says:

        I thought about it, and yeah, Harry is definitely an Ne, Si. I first figured he was an NF, but read some forum arguing about Harry’s impulsiveness, and I thought of all the times he’s impulsive and didn’t even bother to think of all the times he’s intuitive. Like when they are looking for the horcruxes and he’ll “just know.”

        I can see the INTJ for Snape, now, too. I kept getting confused because I see N,S,F,T in so many characters, but learned everybody has parts of all of them, the difference is the hierarchy and which is internal/external. Since I struggle with figuring out what is the external or internal application sometimes, I have to rely on hierarchy.

        For example, choosing form over function. That’s F more than T, but is it Fe (choosing something external) or Fi (since the choice itself is internal)?

        I make things too complex in my head. Is that a Ti or Te? ;)

        • tatl33 says:

          Yeah, I understand your struggles- it is extremely difficult to determine the hierarchy of functions, especially considering many people have different motivations for their behavior unrelated to MBTI in many cases.
          Form, is extroverted feeling. This is because it is related to how somebody externally feels about something. For example, in the case of a new house. You are judging the environment with your extroverted feeling as it is in your environment, rather than using your interior (which is Fi.)
          Making things too complex in your head is introverted intuition or introverted thinking, depending on what you are thinking. If you deeply analyze how to solve something, it is most likely introverted intuition. :)

      • Anonymous says:

        Wasn’t *Hermione* the one who figured out the basilisk?

        • masterbat says:

          I really disagree with classing Voldemort as an INTJ rather than ENTJ. I don’t think he’s an introvert, but definitely an extrovert. ENTJs tend to automatically achieve leadership (his ‘gang’
          of Death Eaters) where as INTJs will if nobody competent will step up to the challenge. I know MBTI only really covers the realm of normal psychology but for a psychopath, an inferior Fi function makes sense.
          I’m not too sure about snape as an INTJ, he seems more like an INTP who is bitter and resentful because he had an unhappy childhood/was bullied at Hogwarts.
          Harry seems like an ISFP. Definitely Se. I disagree with the person who says he’s self centred, ignorant, etc and also with the person who says ISFPs are lacking in confidence and dumb. He is a teenager going through some rough stuff after all.
          Hermione strikes me as an ISTJ. Remember how stringent she was with rules in book 1? She still follows rules but doing what right comes first. She’s a model student and good at memorising information from books. She’s also very loyal to the people she cares about and dismisses anything unproven by standard methods (divination). Very SJ and Si. It also makes sense for her to enter law enforcement.

          • tatl33 says:

            Voldemort was described as quite as a kid who preferred solitude. He definitely appears to have an Ni vision that he predominately focuses on rather than Te

          • Val says:

            I think the reason Voldemort gets mistaken for an ENTJ is that he’s very good at faking it due to his legilimency. He can easily read others in this manner, rather than relying on the typical clues like body language and tone. He absolutely preferred solitude, though he had minions. An ENTJ likes being around people. An ENTJ would have wanted to be Minister of Magic, but Voldemort never wanted a formalized position. He preferred the freedom of pulling strings from the sidelines when he wanted, but left the day to day crap to the others.

          • tatl33 says:

            Good point Val. What’s your type by the way?

        • tatl33 says:

          She figured out about half of it, Harry fit all the clues together when he talked to Ron in the hospital about moaning mertile, the paralyzed people, the spiders, etc. and then they arranged to go down to fight the basilisk :)

  2. Amy says:

    I agree with most of these statements. Though I think both Hermione and Ron are more thinking than feeling. Ron is an ESTP particularly, especially when Luna states something on the lines of ‘he’s funny but he says things that aren’t nice sometimes.’ Speaking of Luna, what type do you thing she is? I’d consider her an INTP or INFP. Although Hermione has high ideals, she seems more of a thinking type than feeling. There’s plenty of incidences of her making decisions based on logic. A lot of sites describe her as ESTJ, but I think she’s an ENTJ. I would also take Voldemort as an extrovert and ENTJ rather than an introvert. Unlike Hermione, he is an unhealthy ENTJ, psychopathic, has a very weak ability to develop morals and consider other’s feelings (maldeveloped Introverted feeling). I also definately consider Snape an INTP rather than INTJ. He’s definately a introverted thinking type and has extroverted feeling as his inferior function – considering his relationships and relations with students. I also think he’s a bit too disorganised and doesn’t have the ‘natural confidence’ of an INTJ. I think most people instantly place brilliant characters as being INTJ but I disagree, other types capable of being brilliant too.

    • tatl33 says:

      I am certain Luna is an INFP- she is quirky, in her own world, and emotionally reserved.
      Good point- I must say, I was placing Snape based on him being serious and strict, and come to think of it, that could just come from a dislike of Harry and a liking of abusing his students :P You could be right
      Hermione as a thinker hmm… never thought of that. That’s an interesting idea- I guess she isn’t afraid of conflict, is she? And she’s brutally honest at many points.

  3. anais dunsby says:

    i can see why you placed harry as an infp but to me hes always kinda come off to me as an istp,though that maybe cause i am actually infp and i dont i am like harry at all.i also see snape as a intp with a well devolped j.cause in his younger years from the memories we saw he didnt remind me at all of how he is like as an adult.i hope my ramblings make sense to you i am more into maths than english

    • Nilay says:

      He is not INFP, he is ISFP. INFPs are not so lack in confidence and dumb.

      • Josephine says:

        Since when was Harry ever dumb? But I agree that he is an ISFP, not an INFP.

        • Nilay says:

          His role appeared very dumb to me, in later parts like 6 and 7 it was ok. But before that he was lame.

          • Angelcake says:

            ‘Dumb’ is a vague. How would you describe ‘dumb’? What was ‘dumb’ about him? Since when were ISFPs and sensors ever ‘dumb’? MBTI was never an intelligence test. I feel a bit offended…

          • tatl33 says:

            *hugs*
            Yes, sensors aren’t dumber than intuitives. Intuitive types are more analytical and theory orientated, but doesn’t mean they aren’t as smart. There are also many types of intelliegence as well.

          • tatl33 says:

            This could also be do to with him being younger and with J.K. Rowling helping us to relate to him as he must be realistic. As he grew up, he would have learnt more

      • tatl33 says:

        Sensors are great at adapting to the present moment and practical moments… They are also explorers, such as Harry. I wouldn’t call him dumb, just interested in different areas of life to INFP’s.

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  6. chentong says:

    Harry is S and not N. He is not the type focus on theory, possibility or future. He focuses on tasks at hand, lacking perspective of future but reacting quickly on incidents, he has no overall theory or perspective in dealing with issues.
    By temperament, NF (strong value, idealist) or SP (fun loving, experience the day)? Obviously SP.

    I or E? Introvert, only hand full of good friends, talk little, uncomfortable with attention and in crowd.

    J or P? Surely P, messy trunk, late to classes, spontaneous, disorganized, last minutes study and homework, etc.

    T or F? Many people said F. NO, he is T. Self-centred, self-focus, insensitive/ ignorant to how people feel, have problem dealing with emotion of others, always deal with tasks at hand and ignore feeling of friends.

    When under stress, he reacted with losing temper. This is the characteristic of inferior Fe function. Two types out of 16 has inferior Fe, i.e. ISTP & INTP.

    Obviously an ISTP. ;-)

    • tatl33 says:

      Good point, Harry displays lots of Se

    • acidane. says:

      Harry is as clearly an introverted FEELER as anybody ever could be. Fi is not particulary warm but instead very self-centered, value-oriented, and committed to few close friends and causes. Inferior Te can result the explosion often associated with Fe, but it attacks by telling how and why others are misunderstanding/misjudging a situation. Te uses (poor) logic, generalizes, and shows evidence to its judgements. As Harry.
      So, ISFP.

      • tatl33 says:

        I see you believe Harry is primarily Fi, meaning IXFP, but you didn’t explain why you believe the second function is Se?

        • Charity says:

          Se-users are instinctively good at sports. Harry is a skilled Quidditch player with barely any practice. Se-users act immediately, often without thinking, and rarely think about the consequences of their behavior. Typical Harry.

          • tatl33 says:

            So true. Harry often makes spontaneous decisions that get him out of messy situations, using his resourceful Se function. I definitely agree with this comment :)

  7. Eddy says:

    Snape is INFJ, though, Not a T.

    • tatl33 says:

      I would be interested to here why you believe that, most people think he’s an INTJ, hence why his Fi makes him very secretive about his personal feelings and why he feels a sense of duty towards Harry because of internal morals (Fi)

    • bingobango says:

      Snape is not an F type by far. He’s always so cool and rational, also emotions and caring doesn’t come naturally to him. Te/Fi functions would make sense for him, as would possibly an inferior Fe function.

  8. Maheen says:

    I just had a feeling Dumbledore was an INFJ!

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  11. B says:

    What does everyone think Lily Evans is? I know we see little of her character, but a guess? I think definitely E and F, but I can’t be sure about the others.

    • tatl33 says:

      I’m definitely thinking EXFJ. She has that warm Fe, motherly feel about her. If I had to guess by her standard, traditional wizard life I’d guess ESFJ. She fits that role perfectly imo. What do you think about ESFJ?

  12. Charity says:

    Harry — I think he’s an ISFP. He has intuition, but it’s not his first or second function; his second function is Se — he’s very reckless, he lives totally in the moment, he never thinks about the potential consequences of his actions. His Ni kicks in third, and he’s usually right about people (like Draco being a Death Eater). He’s a feelings-first version of Ron, which is why they get along so well — they have a lot of the same reactions to things.

    Hermione — difficult. I don’t see much Intuitive in her. She seems more ISTJ than anything, with occasional flashes of Ne. She’s very much about the rules and keeping them; she’s clearly Te (organizes everything, comes up with grand plans, tries to boss everyone around) and Fi (if Hermione were a people-pleaser, she wouldn’t tick off Ron and Harry so much by taking sides, or making personal judgment decisions — like wanting to save the house elves, even though they are HAPPY being in servitude). My bet — INTJ or ISTJ, but her reliance on things she has learned screams Si to me.

    Snape can’t be an INTJ. He would see things coming — like Voldemort betraying him and killing Lily, like Dumbledore’s reasons for keeping Harry alive, like his own death. He is totally Si-dominant — every decision he makes, every conclusion he draws, is based on his own previous experiences. Snape is all about the rules; he despises Harry for breaking them, and at the same time, flashes back to Harry’s dad doing the exact same thing. He’s a really, really, super screwed up, highly emotionally-driven ISTJ.

    Mostly agree with the others, though. :)

    • tatl33 says:

      Your insights on Harry/Hermione are very interesting. I like how you thought through every individual function for HP and I think you nailed down what a lot of people were trying to say about ISFP’s.
      Snape I do believe is an INTJ for a few reasons (feel free to oppose these, I could be totally off):
      1. I don’t remember, was it clear that Snape didn’t know Voldemort would kill him? I thought he could of planned that with Dumbledore because he wanted to mislead Voldie into believing that he had successfully obtained the powers of the Elder Wand (which he didn’t, because you must defeat the previous person to get the wand, and Dumbledore wasn’t defeated..)
      2. I don’t think Ni’s are psychic! How could he of known that Voldemort would of killed Lilly?
      3. I think his flashing back is his Fi kicking in. Him reliving those internal feelings of suffering.
      I definitely can’t counter-oppose your arguments about his decisions being based on past experiences/him following the rules all the time though. Those are definitely Si signs.

      • Charity says:

        Do Intuitives hang onto stuff for a long time? Granted, I’m Ni-Fe, but I get over stuff fairly fast. Snape, on the other hand, hung onto all his resentment, bitterness, and anger for seventeen years. He reminds me a lot more of an ISTJ I know than an Intuitive. Yes, his forward-focus is evident in his desire to keep Harry alive, but I see more Si-signs in him than Ne-signs. Plus, you can’t be an INTJ and have Si — yet, he evidently does. So I dunno, no type really fits him perfectly.

        • tatl33 says:

          I think the trouble with Snape is he has changed a lot over the books and movies as a character. I definitely think he is an IXTX, the other letters are up for debate.

          • Charity says:

            I’m kind of convinced he’s in a Si-Fi loop, just like Voldemort is in a Ni-Fi loop… both of them miss things that they’d notice if their Te was being consulted.

          • tatl33 says:

            Hmmm that’s interesting!! Voldemort in an Ni-Fi loop…. I can see that because of his Fi values of getting rid of the Mudbloods, and his Ni vision of how to do so =Ni-Fi loop. What do you mean by Snape’s Si-Fi loop?

          • Charity says:

            Snape — dominant Si; everything reminds him of the past, but when it comes to Harry Potter, he skips his logic entirely and goes totally on his emotions — Fi. With everything else, he’s Si-Te; with Harry (and Lupin and Sirius) it’s all past experiences-and-hurts.

        • Binog says:

          You think of MBTI in too strict terms. Snape’s tendency to bear grudges and be bitter can be attributed to his poor upbringing rather than a simple personality type. Anyway, I think Snape is INTP with more Ti-Ne than Ni-Te (definitely an Ne with his creation of spells and potions) which would give him a poorly developed Si function. He’s not an INTJ, he’s an INTP with a snarky attitude.

          • Charity says:

            Where do you get Fe with Snape at all, though? He only cares about himself — with Lily, he just wanted to save her for his own sake, not for her sake. Snape pretty much screams unhealthy Fi, particularly in the last book. He sincerely didn’t care if James died. I can see Ne in an inferior function of some sort, tho.

        • OPHELIA says:

          As an INTP, he would have Fe as his inferior function. He definitely has less skills in regards to his own emotions and expressing them as well as caring for the emotions of others. It kind of makes sense for him to have an inferior Fe as his personal skills are definitely poorly developed.

          http://www.myersbriggs.org/my-mbti-personality-type/understanding-mbti-type-dynamics/the-fourth-or-inferior-function.asp

          • Charity says:

            I’m aware of how inferior functions work, and I can accept that maybe Snape is an INTP, but I’m still not sure he has Fe. I guess one could say that his caring for Draco and his reluctance to kill Dumbledore is Fe, but he was really very selfish when it came to Lily Potter. His dealing with Harry is totally irrational and built up entirely of personal feelings — he hates Hermione and treats her badly because she reminds him of Lily; he hates Harry and treats him badly because he looks like his father; he hates Neville because it could have been HIM that died instead of Harry’s parents, etc. That looks more like a Si-Fi loop to me than a Ti-Si loop. *shrugs*

          • tatl33 says:

            That’s what I said too. Plus Fe users are more likely to express their emotions, and can be more easily read, with their values more transparent. An Fi user not so much- we didn’t know what Snape wanted, who he was fighting for, until the end of the series, which screams Fi to me.

          • Charity says:

            After studying the functions a lot more in the last few months, I’ve realized I’m not an INFJ, but an INTP. My Ti (desire to analyze and understand everything) is extremely dominant. (Even as a little kid, I wanted to know WHY, and why I’m pointing out pros and cons and even pointing out the flaws in my own arguments.)

            Snape gives no indication of being Ti-dominant. He never questions anything unless it relates directly to him. He’s completely uninterested in learning about anyone else’s mental process or how they think. He is a man of action — everything he does is for a reason (Te). An INTP is disorganized, easily distracted, and highly logical — Snape is systematic enough to teach class, disciplined enough to learn Occulmency, rarely distracted, and often driven by his emotions. He’s Te-Fi.

          • tatl33 says:

            Agree completely- the cold, and strict ruling that is evident in potion class indicate INTJ 100% in my opinion. He is often very focused on one particular issue, rather than questioning and suspecting things that don’t particular relate to him, like Harry and friends. This creates some conflict between Harry’s group and Snape in the first few movies

          • Charity says:

            … where are you getting INTJ from? Snape’s behavior is all reinforced through past experiences; he’s living in the past and present at the same time — dealing with Harry as if he’s James. That’s Si-dominant behavior.

          • tatl33 says:

            Hmmm I don’t think I considered Snape’s Si function enough. Do you think its possible he’s an ISTJ? I still find it hard to find him as a perceiver, just because I can’t see him as flexible, or as open to oppurtunities as a perceiver. I don’t exactly get Ni- I’m more getting a judging introverted vibe.. I also think he’s firm with his decisions- you would never ask Snape for an extra day on a potion’s assignment :P an INTP, maybe you would… So I’m now thinking ISTJ. What do you think?

          • Charity says:

            I’ve always thought Snape was an ISTJ stuck in a Si-Fi loop. :)

          • tatl33 says:

            you’ve convinced me! ISTJ! ;)

          • Charity says:

            Have you read the notifiable traits of an INTP?

            Flexible and tolerable
            Highly logical and objective
            Childlike love for people close to them
            Laid back and easygoing
            Willing to defer to others
            Tolerant
            Undemanding
            Don’t like authority figures
            Resent others controlling them

            That sounds a lot like Gandalf, not Snape.

          • tatl33 says:

            Thank you, the domineering presence of Snape really shows how little of these traits that he fullfils. thanks for supporting the INTJ case! :)

          • tatl33 says:

            OR it would also make sense that he doesn’t have Fi at all, depending on how you look at it. I see it as his third function is Fi, which is a function that is not always apparent and easily understood, but when you find out what guides someone with Fi it all makes sense. In Snape’s case, his values became clearer by the end of the series.

      • OPHELIA says:

        I always considered Snape as an INTP. Snape knew that Voldemort would kill the Potters because he relayed Dumbledore’s prophecy, back then he foolishly believed that he would leave Lily untouched. He has more of a tendency to be physically disorganized and untidy (outwards perceiver) but judgmental and rigid at the same time (internal judging function). I would consider him Ti-Ne, a quiet, serious boy with a knack for invention of spells and potion techniques (very Ne, as opposed to Ni). It also makes sense for him to have a inferior Fe function with his aloof appearance and attitudes as well as ability to suppress his emotions. I think his snarky attitude has more to do with his difficult upbringing than being Te.

  13. Katy says:

    Okay, I really, really beg to differ here.

    First of all, Harry is definitely an ISFP. You claim that he is an intuitive because he believes that he can reach high goals. I disagree here. Harry isn’t ever sure of himself when he undertakes dangerous missions. As Hermione has commented, it is nerve that drives him. His primary Fi necessitates his actions when his friends are in danger, and auxiliary Se urges him to act on impulse. He uses extraverted sensing, not extraverted intuition. It’s as simple as that, and that makes him an ISFP.

    Hermione is not an ENFJ. Her Si is far too prominent for that. She follows rules simply because they are rules, a dead giveaway for Si. As she grows older in the series, she begins to challenge rules because her tertiary Fi develops and causes her to question the authority. In overriding rules, she has to put aside her Te. As you said, she is only a rebel with a cause. Her need for ethics does not prove that she’s a feeler; it’s evidence of her Fi. She is an ISTJ.

  14. Harmonic Psyche says:

    Here’s my list:

    -Lavender Brown: E_FP
    -Sirius Black: ISFP
    -Collin Creevey: ENFP
    -Bartimeus Crouch Sr: ISTJ
    -Cedric Diggory: ISTJ
    -Dobby: ISFJ
    -Aberforth Dumbledore: ISTJ
    -Albus Dumbledore: INFJ
    -Horace Filch: ISTJ
    -Mundungus Fletcher: ISTP
    -Hermione Granger: ENTJ
    -Rubeus Hagrid: ISFP
    -Kreacher: ISTJ
    -Victor Krum: ISTJ
    -Bellatrix Lestrange: ESTP
    -Gilderoy Lockhart: ENFP
    -Neville Longbottom: ISFJ
    -Luna Lovegood: INFP
    -Remus Lupin: INFJ
    -Draco Malfoy: ENTJ
    -Minerva McGonagol: ESTJ
    -Cormac McLaggen: ENTJ
    -Alastor Moody: ENTJ
    -Madame Pomfrey: ESTJ
    -Harry Potter: ISTP
    -James Potter: ESTP
    -Tom Riddle: INFJ
    -Rita Skeeter: ENTJ
    -Horace Slughorn: ENFP
    -Severus Snape: INTJ
    -Dolores Umbridge: ESFJ
    -Arthur Weasley: INFP
    -Fred Weasley: ENTP
    -George Weasley: ENTP
    -Ginny Weasley: _S__
    -Molly Weasley: ESFJ
    -Ron Weasley: ISTP
    -Percy Weasley: ISTJ
    -Oliver Wood: ESTJ

  15. I disagree that Voldemort is an INTJ. Snape, absolutely yes. Voldemort, no. Voldemort has no close friends, but that is not a sign of being an INTJ. INTJs tend to have a few close friends (Snape doesn’t unless you count Dumbledore, but Snape’s also not a very healthy example of an INTJ). Voldemort has many friends who are not so close–an extroverted trait. I think that ENTJ is a better estimate of his personality. But, obviously, being an ENTJ doesn’t quite explain Voldemort. Extroverts may have a larger circle of friends, but that does not mean they are incapable of intimate relationships, as Voldemort is. Voldemort’s large circle of friends do not really know him, largely because he doesn’t want to be dependent on anyone. That’s why, upon learning of his acceptance to Hogwarts, he wanted to go to Diagon Alley without Dumbledore. Be dependent on someone older and wiser? No way! Voldemort is, in fact, a textbook case of narcissistic personality disorder (NPD). People with NPD like having a circle of admirers, but generally they have no close friends. They can’t let themselves be vulnerable with others. Everything is a show. Introverts can have NPD, but they generally aren’t as grandiose in manifesting it. Voldemort, however, is probably the most grandiose person in the series, with the possible exception of Gilderoy Lockhart. (Fortunately, Lockhart’s case of NPD doesn’t involve the traits of anti-social personality disorder that accompany Voldemort’s.)

    Where the INTJ Snape basically avoids other people (unhealthy introvert), Voldemort actively seeks them out–to make them dependent on him. That’s a narcissistic trait. INTJs value their independence. Look at Snape–he’s an effective double agent, but not because he has a great social network. Snape prefers to work on his own.Voldemort wants people around because he likes being the center of attention. This exhibitionism backfires on Voldemort–he wants to show his admirers how tough he is, so he doesn’t simply kill Harry, he challenges Harry to a duel. And Harry escapes. Most INTJs would have simply killed Harry if they wanted him dead. Think of Snape–he’s not exactly into creating dramatic situations to show other people how great he is. Real-life INTJs might manage world domination (assuming that they find it interesting), but if they do, they’d generally prefer to orchestrate things from a back room.

    Voldemort’s overall personality traits are more extroverted than introverted. But mental illness does throw how MBTI type manifests itself, making his many relationships shallow and centered around Voldemort showing off his own abilities.

    • Bindi says:

      I also think Voldemort is an ENTJ, he obviously likes to have a group around him even when he was at Hogwarts. Not to mention the grandiosity. He is clearly an extrovert. His childhood of being a loner might reflect his inability to make real friends and his childhood antisocial behaviour rather than introversion. Snape is a better picture of an INTJ.

      Also, I would consider Hermione an ISTJ. She has a great memory for facts and details. She prefers authority except when it is inethical or corrupt.

  16. Turnip says:

    Harry is an ISFP not an INFP.

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