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
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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93 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? ๐Ÿ˜‰

        • 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. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • 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?

          • Dr Luck says:

            Voldemort is at the end motivated by his origin . Althought his mother had pure blood and she is descendant of Slytherin, his father was muggle. All entj villains are victims of their inferior Fi and feeling of inferiority.

          • INTP-SweetTsubaki says:

            ‘Iโ€™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.’
            Well Snape seems to clearly express Ni ( Ni users tend to mention โ€œfollowing their guts/instinctโ€) , Te (Te users tend to talk in direct, commanding statements / They use very few hedging, and they wonโ€™t turn a sentence into a question unless they actually want to ask a question /Thereโ€™s an intensity about them. They easily come off as intimidating. They are not afraid to stare people down when they talk.), Fi (Fi users tend to โ€œshow offโ€ their values quite a bit, which can make someone with different values feel uncomfortable) and Se (Se users tend to notice everything in the environment).
            And if you use the letters he’s most definitely a J (organized, not really adaptable)
            INTPs have the opposite functions Ti, Ne, Si and Fe.
            The way he gets stucked on what happened to him seem to show Fi more than Fe

        • 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

  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 ๐Ÿ˜› 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.

      • INTP-SweetTsubaki says:

        Actually though I agree that Hermione is most probably an ENFJ.
        Luna is most definitely an INTP.
        She shows a clear Ti-Ne dom-aux and has an obvious Fe
        Ti: seeks precision, such as the exact word to express an idea. It notices the minute distinctions that define the essence of things, then analyzes and classifies them.
        Ne: Ne finds and interprets hidden meanings, using โ€œwhat ifโ€ questions to explore alternatives, allowing multiple possibilities to coexist. This imaginative play weaves together insights and experiences from various sources to form a new whole, which can then become a catalyst to action. Ne gives INTPs a grasp of the patterns of the world around them. They use their intuition to amalgamate empirical data into coherent pictures, from which they can derive universal principles. INTPs frequently puzzle over a problem for hours on end, until the answer suddenly crystallizes in a flash of insight.
        SI: Si collects data in the present moment and compares it with past experiences,
        Fe: seeks social connections and creates harmonious interactions.
        Taken from cognitiveprocesses.com
        INFP have a dom Fi (How does the world affect me ?) which is quite opposite to Luna’s Fe (How do I affect the world ?)

        As far as letters go as a Ravenclaw she expresses the NT part quite often (she is very logical and rational even if in her own world and is not really a “feeling” type). I hesitated at some point with ENTP but after thinking about it she not only expresses more of a Ti-Ne loop than a Ne-Ti one but also seems more introverted (though she’d probably more be ambivert than anything but it doesn’t really matter here). Finally she’s VERY adaptable and is overall more of a P than a J.
        So yeah she’s most probably an INTP IMO.
        I think Arthur Weasley’s probably an INTP too.

  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:

            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. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

  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. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • 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.


          • 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 ๐Ÿ˜› 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. ๐Ÿ™‚

          • tatl33 says:

            you’ve convinced me! ISTJ! ๐Ÿ˜‰

          • 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
            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! ๐Ÿ™‚

          • 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.

  17. Andy says:

    I really lean towards Snape being more iStj than iNtj. Lily being a motivational factor for eveything he does in the series fits ISTJ better i think.
    Also has no one really considered that Hermionie might actually be an extravert. The descriptions for ESTJ really fit her i think.
    Also Luna INTP. Again, people just assume she is an F but i dont think are really considering her as T

    • rongsee says:

      Luna is pretty much an exaggerated, stereotypical INTP (Fi thinks of what should be like, value-wise, whereas Luna is going on about what things could be, which is Ti), I am baffled at how people call Snape an INTP, because Luna and Snape are completely different type of thinkers. I agree with Snape being an ISTJ, especially with the Duty Fulfillers title that ISTJs are given.
      As for Hermione, I agree about ESTJ, especially the leadership qualities and bossiness over Harry and Ron’s schoolwork, just not completely sure if she’s an ESTJ or ISTJ, as she likes organising stuff but it’s a time-to-time activity (organising and recruiting for S.P.E.W and Dumbledore’s Army and organising supplies for the Horcruxes search journey). Though at the same time, she’s obviously much more comfortable hanging out with her few best friends than when she’s interacting with a larger group of people, in contrast with Percy, who seems to crave power so that he can boss almost everyone around while he can. Hermione only does it for the few friends she is really close to.

  18. Pipehead420 says:

    I love how Hagrid is my type! I love Hagrid! Still don’t see Hermione as an Extravert though..

  19. Elizabeth says:

    I took a personality quiz as Harry and I got ENFJ. I only disagree with your reasoning for why he would not be an Extrovert. Sure, he is uncomfortable in early books with his new found fame, but as the story moves along he soon finds that this is his destiny and embraces it. He learns to work with his friends along with other students to ultimately make a better future. Once he is in his own element, and not under a cupboard under the stairs, he finds his true self.

    • Yes, but I think you’re misunderstanding what introverted and extroverted actually mean by themselves. They just refer to where one feels most comfortable recharging–with others or by oneself. Now there are different TYPES of introverts and extroverts but that’s something I implore you to research when you have the time and inclination. Also, many introverts actually can pass as extroverts but they just run out of steam when in prolonged social situations (myself being among them). Being introverted doesn’t mean that you can’t work or learn to work well with other people-friends or otherwise. I think the best way to disprove your theory though is found in the epilogue in the final book, where Harry just claims he’s a normal guy. That’s his dream–never to be a savior, never to be the center of attention, or a hero for the praise, but to be normal (as the Dursleys never treated him, making him feel a freak) but that doesn’t mean that he hasn’t come into his own or is lacking. It just means he’d prefer to be out of the spotlight. It means he’s an introvert.

      • Also, sorry, his destiny isn’t to be extroverted, but to be placed in a position of great power and spotlight. That may be more comfortable of a position for extroverts (and one that many of them seek), but that does not mean that introverts may never be placed or belong in such positions, but that they will probably not easily welcome it and/or will always struggle with it in some capacity. Harry is never really comfortable with the fame his name holds.

  20. Bb says:

    In my opinion:

    Harry INFP
    Ron ENFP
    Hermione INFJ
    Voldemort INTJ
    Dumbledore ENFJ
    Fred, George ESTP
    Snape INTJ
    Sirius ENTP
    James ENTP
    Hagrid ISFP
    Malfoy ENTJ
    Crack, Monstro ISTP
    Umbridge ESTJ
    McGonagall ISTJ
    Dudley ESTP
    Lily INFP
    Luna INFP
    Percy ISTJ
    Dobby ISFP
    Lucius INTJ
    Molly ESFJ
    Arthur ISFJ
    Vernon ESTP
    Petunia ISTJ
    Lupin INFJ
    Lockhart ESFP
    Bellatrix ESTP

  21. Dawn says:

    I haven’t watched the film, but this is the conclusion I would have come to from the books:

    Harry – An ISTP, but only just scraping into the T.
    Ron – ESFP.
    Hermione – ISTJ.
    Ginny – ISFP.
    Fred & George – ESTP.
    Professor Dumbledore – I actually see him as an INTP.
    Professor Snape – ISTJ.
    Sirius – Hard one! I am thinking he’s an ISFP, but I’m not sure.
    Hagrid – An ISFP.
    Draco Malfoy – ENTJ.
    Professor McGonagall – ISTJ.
    Dudley Dursley – ESFJ.
    Luna Lovegood – INFP.
    Percy Weasley – ISTJ.
    Molly Weasley – ESFJ
    Arthur Weasley – ISTP
    Uncle Vernon – ESTJ
    Aunt Petunia – ISFJ
    Remus Lupin – INFJ

  22. Harry is totally an INFP. I’ve read a lot of opinions talking about how Harry is an S but Harry frequently looks at the big picture (when he’s not being forced to focus solely on the tasks that have been thrust upon him). Although he can be impulsive, it’s nearly always because someone has threatened his values or loved and he’s standing up for himself or protecting them. Harry also jumps to correct conclusions with little or no proof, a strong iNtuitive trait. For example, he’s sure that Malfoy is working for Voldemort in the Half-Blood Prince and he also believes that the Resurrection Stone is in the snitch that Dumbledore leaves him, despite the fact that he has no real reason to think so… aside from a feeling.

  23. Veronica says:

    This is how I see it:

    Harry Potter is an ISTP. No doubt. His analytical mind stems from Ti (introverted thinking), where he tries to make sense of the world around him by searching for “the objective truth”. His quick problem solving stems from the combination of Ti and Se (extraverted sensing), something that is very typical for the ISTP. (This great ability is shown in Rumpledunk, for instance, as well as in several crises.) If he was using Ne (extraverted intuition) when extroverting (like the INFP), he would love to ask “what if’s” (rather, it is Hermoine that takes this role… I’ll explain later). Harry does, however, activate his Ni (introverted intuition), and sometimes get into a Ti-Ni loop that makes him paranoid, and as a result he shuts the world out and forget to account for others. On the other hand – when functioning well – his Ni provides a sense of connectedness, a gut feeling that tells him that something bigger is going on, and that he is just a small piece. Dumbledore (as an INFJ) is great at activating this in Harry, and Harry accepts his word without too many “what if’s”. When he is stressed, we can also notice how his Fe (extraverted feeling) makes an appearance, and watch him worry about what other people might be thinking. When he is focused he doesn’t think like that at all. A feeler would potentially be more sensitive to this (seeing as Harry is basically a celebrity), especially an INFP, seeing as they often search actively for their true identity during their teen years. No, it is the Ti-Se combination that makes Harry so brilliant, and ISTPs are cool! Plus, is he really that idealistic…? I find him to be realistic, brave, and loyal (to idealistic people).

    …is an ESFP. I agree. His super powers are Se (extraverted sensing) combined with Fi (introverted feeling). This makes him enthusiastic, playful and charming. Which is great! He also frequently activates the Se (extroverted sensing) in Harry so that Harry actually sees what is happening around him and becomes more mindful of the “now”. However, when Ron gets all Fi (introverted feeling) – confused/hurt/angry – Harry has a hard time understanding. (If Harry was an INFP, this would not be the case!) At the same time, Harry has a stronger Ni (introverted intuition) than Ron, and they make a great team because of this push-pull relationship. Ron gets Harry out of his shell, and Harry brings out a more serious side of Ron. He is also great in a crisis due to his extraverted sides: Se and Te (extraverted thinking). “I see what happens and I do what works!” This can sometimes lead to hasty decisions if he gets stressed and as a result forgets to consider his true emotions (like when he leaves Harry and Hermoine in the tent). And speaking of: although Ron and Harry are great friends… they really need Hermoine to balance things out once in a while.

    As for Hermoine, I get why some people perceive her to be a feeler, but I don’t think that she is. She has feelings, yes, even strong feelings, but this is because her Fi (introverted feeling) comes out bursting in the worst ways possible when she is stressed, as it is her inferior function. Other than that, feelings aren’t usually on her radar. She basically survives by structuring the environment around her in an objective way, and by mastering facts and principles and history. Feelings definitively becomes easier for her as she grows older because she gets more experienced with the social codes and finds her identity, but she nevertheless always makes her decisions based on logic and facts. Her power combination is Te (extraverted thinking) and Si (introverted sensing), and this is partly why she is so great at mastering spells. It is tempting to type her as an intuitive, but this is because she has Ne (extraverted intuition) as her third function, making her great at asking “what if”? She is first and foremost brilliant at executing and researching, but her brainstorming isn’t bad. However, if she can’t remember a spell in a crisis, she has no more tricks up her sleeve. She relies heavily on her Si, a big contrast to Harry and Ron that use Se. In a crisis, her Ne can therefore even be damaging because if her Si weren’t any help she could into a Te-Ne loop and start guessing rather than knowing (“I desperately want something to work, so I’ll try anything!”). No, she is brilliant due to her masterful structuring skills and her discipline, not due to her brainstorming.

    Ah, how I love them ๐Ÿ™‚

  24. Maria says:

    I know it’s been like a year since someone last commented on this post but I think it’s really important not only to focus on the four individual traits but on each personality type’s strengths and weaknesses. In my mind, Harry is 100% an ISTJ. This one website (16personalities.com) does cool strengths/weaknesses lists for each personality type, and reading the ISTJ ones literally felt like reading a character profile of Harry. Direct, strong-willed, dutiful, practical, create and enforce order, stubborn… The most blurred aspect of his personality, I think, is the P/J part – I think he is very close to ISTP. However, aspects of the ISTP personality include commitment issues, and getting bored easily with other people, which Harry definitely does not – he is loyal to a ridiculous extent. BUT I do think he’s more of a rulebreaker than the typical ISTJ, cause obviously, Harry breaks a lot of rules (though usually for the greater good).
    Also, speaking as an INTP here, I’m not sure why people so consider Luna an INTP when INTPs rely so much on science/logic/fact to explain greater concepts and Luna…..doesn’t. Also, people consider Snape an INTP, but I think he’s much too reliant on his emotions, although I’m not sure what that makes him. INFP? The only INTP I can think of in the series is Arthur Weasley.

  25. Mordekai says:

    im not sure on the others honestly, but im certain harry is an ISTP.
    im an ISTP myself and ive always related to harry, large reason why i actually got attached to the stories.

    and im going to explain why i believe harry is an ISTP!
    for his first aspect, we will be analyzing whether harry is an (E) extrovert or an (I) introvert:

    “This aspect shows how we interact with our surroundings:

    Introverted individuals prefer solitary activities and get exhausted by social interaction. They tend to be quite sensitive to external stimulation (e.g. sound, sight or smell) in general.


    Extraverted individuals prefer group activities and get energized by social interaction. They tend to be more enthusiastic and more easily excited than introverts.”

    every fan knows that harry is an obvious introvert. he has smaller groups, and prefers it to be like that. but that doesnt mean hes crippled to social interaction or very shy. just an introvert.

    this aspect will show if harry is an (N) Intuitive or an (S) Observant type:

    “The second aspect determines how we see the world and process information:

    Observant individuals are highly practical, pragmatic and down-to-earth. They tend to have strong habits and focus on what is happening or has already happened.


    Intuitive individuals are very imaginative, open-minded and curious. They prefer novelty over stability and focus on hidden meanings and future possibilities.”

    i believe harry is an (S) type because he is practical, rather than having that ‘over the top’ mind /example: luna/. he is calm, and he does focuse on what has happened and present time rather than future. which explains more of his impulsive behaviour without thinking thing. he has a mind set in the now, not much of the consequences (future).
    (N) types ‘prefer novelty over stability’.
    harrys not much of a novelty person (definition: the quality of being new, original, or unusual), he rather have a more logical view on things.
    and if youre noticing (N) type has ‘Focuses on hidden meanings’, ISTP types do that too in some sort of way.
    we mostly focuse on details before the bigger picture which people confuse us for being stupid. and we are not stupid, we just learn differently.


    now this aspect shows if he is a (T) thinker or a (F) feeler:

    “This aspect determines how we make decisions and cope with emotions:

    Thinking individuals focus on objectivity and rationality, prioritizing logic over emotions. They tend to hide their feelings and see efficiency as more important than cooperation.


    Feeling individuals are sensitive and emotionally expressive. They are more empathic and less competitive than Thinking types, and focus on social harmony and cooperation.”

    i think harry is a (T) thinker.
    we all know harry struggles expressing himself and feeler types are emotionally expressive, which goes against harrys character. he is competitive, and he is insensitive. emotions is not what he makes decisions based off.
    ‘feelers go off social harmony and cooperation’, though he does not mind cooperation, if it works, (like any ISTP), he tends to lean towards the lone wolf act. and usually its his friends having to remind him that he isnt in this alone, but he didnt want to lose them. and harry didnt show much care of social harmony, just helped those around him, but from a safe distance, and made sure to give them space often. (which is seen as an ISTP thing).
    though people believe ISTP’s are heartless and mean, we have a lot of emotions, we just are horrible at expressing them and we really are loyal to those we care for (we also tend to be honest with the way we feel, sometimes coming off as aggressive accidentally).
    especially because we tend to think a lot and not say much, we might already be 2 steps ahead and people need to pull us out of that state so they can understand what we are thinking/feeling. being a (T) doesnt mean we dont care.
    no one is 100% of anything.
    no one is 100% introvert, we all have a percentage of each aspect/type.

    this aspect determines whether harry is a (J) judging type, or a (P) prospecting type.

    “This aspect reflects our approach to work, planning and decision-making:

    Judging individuals are decisive, thorough and highly organized. They value clarity, predictability and closure, preferring structure and planning to spontaneity.


    Prospecting individuals are very good at improvising and spotting opportunities. They tend to be flexible, relaxed nonconformists who prefer keeping their options open.”

    you can guess already, harry is a (P).
    INTJs and ISTPs are similar, but what makes us difference is this:
    an INTJ cares for how they represent themselves, they like organized, structured things, and love following rules.
    and ISTP myself, i find it a little annoying. the way i work, is that i analyze the rule and if i dont like it, then i pretend it doesnt exist. which INTJ’s hate.
    INTJ’s can be a bit judgemental and they give the side eye when you “step out of line”, and they also do this to themself too. they have high expectations for themself and others.
    harry certainly isnt clean, organized or plans out anything. he isnt predictable like an INTJ. he just goes with the flow, improvising.
    he keeps his options pretty open, especially when his friends give more ideas.


    as an ISTP, i believe harry is an ISTP too.
    hes an Introvert, obServer, Thinker, Prospector.

    he does not fit (F) feeling, he does comfort people, but he tends to have more of a logical reason for the things he does.
    he sure isnt extremely selfish, but he thinks for himself first, but he doesnt think for himself ONLY. there is a difference.
    he can be insensitive, and hes not expressive.

    hes not a (J) judger type, hes isnt focused on the rules, being organized or planned anything. hes messy, and hes late to class.
    hes impulsive, improvising and thinks in the now and an (S) which makes him not think of the future. which can ALSO be confused with stupidity.

    hes not an (N) either, hes just an (S).
    the (N) type shows more ravenclaw traits, thinking abstract, future planning, originality, imaginative ect.
    the (S) is more of the whole focuse on the now, and rememeber the past. hes more of the logical thinker, rather than the unrealistic (idealistic) thinker.

    also some people are mentioning how ISTP’s dislike commitment and are easily bored, and how harry wasnt like that.
    harry and ron both have times where they arent even listening to their professors during class because they are bored. id describe harry bored easily, but he isnt vocal about it. especially being a Quidditch player, he would rather be on his broom than sitting in class.
    (ISTP people are also known for liking sports).
    now for the dislike of commitment. this isnt necessarily towards love relationships, but for every relationship. we tend to like our space, being closed off and not being retrained. bit after we know certain people are ‘good’ for us, we settle down well.
    which is what harry does. he does seem a little distant at first with friends, but after a while he really stuck like glue with hermione and ron.
    he had a crush on cho, then ginny, even seemed to starting to like hermione for a split second (tent scene) then right back to ginny, but not right away because he was busy with the war.
    he was sort of all over the place, but in the end he found out ginny was the one for him and he settled.
    us ISTP are loyal, we just scared of losing freedom and must of realized ginny wasnt going to retrain him.
    i do not think im the best at explaining, but here is a video also explaining how we ISTP’s work. btw do not listen to the sterotypes we have (where we are all craftmen and such):

  26. Beyonce says:

    That’s a wetg-thoulhl-out answer to a challenging question

  27. Anthony says:

    As an ENFP, I can honestly tell you that Gilderoy Lockhart is not an ENFP. I believe him to be a very negative and cartoonish portrayal of an ESFP but this is to be expected since he is an antagonist that is not to be taken too seriously. The reason I believe this is because ENFPs are focused on making genuine interpersonal connections with others and are contemplative idealists considering how connections with others affect the past, present and future while finding a deep meaning in every interaction they have. ESFPs are focused on sensing the present by living in the pure joy of the moment. They enjoy putting on a show, soaking up attention, and have a strong sense of what is aesthetically pleasing which describes Lockhart in a nutshell.

    Here are links to the ENFP and ESFP personality types:

    Anybody else have thoughts on this?

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