Which MBTI type are the characters from Shrek?

In some of my previous articles, I have mentioned characters from Shrek as examples for MBTI. Although I have mixed opinions about some types, such as Donkey’s MBTI type, I have put my foot down and truly analyzed the types of each of the characters. Without further ado, here are the MBTI types of the characters from the Shrek series.

The star of the show, Shrek, can be seen in the first movie pouring tea by himself, in his small little home. He appears to prefer living by himself, and really doesn’t care too much about his future. He lives in the present time, a clear indication that he is an IXXP. When he meets Donkey, Shrek does not care about the feelings of Donkey, as it is evident that he is an introverted thinker to the extreme, who prefers to spend time on his own rather than with others. Shrek is also an action hero, who enjoys facing danger head on, making him an extroverted sensor as well. This shows Shrek is an ISTP.

Secondly, Donkey is shown to be an extroverted feeling type, as he is constantly trying to

Shrek and crew

win the approval of Shrek and keep harmony amongst everyone. He is highly sensitive and loyal, and becomes emotional as he can’t accept criticism well. He also tells many stories about past experiences (Si), and expresses his emotions at the time of the events (Fe). This shows Donkey is clearly an ESFJ.

Thirdly, Fiona is a dreamer, hoping that she will be rescued by Prince Charming making her an NF type. She is also an extrovert and judging type, who has her mind set on things and achieves them. This makes her an ENFJ type.

Finally, Puss in Boots. Puss in Boots was introduced in the second film, and it was clear from the beginning he was a charming cat that knows his way around in the world. I strongly believe that he is an ENFP. You can see he uses his Ne and Fi to manipulate the emotions of many by portraying himself as a “cute cat” before ripping the heads off all the guards in the second movie!

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


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11 Responses to Which MBTI type are the characters from Shrek?

  1. Father Tan says:

    I think the gingerbread man is an ENFP cuz he’s a pussy

  2. John says:

    There’s no way Donkey is a J. His main perceiving function has too be extraverted as he is a very chaotic and unsrtuctured type of person. I say he’s an ENFP.

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  4. Katy says:

    I really don’t think you can assume Fiona is an NF simply because she hopes she will be rescued from the tower. That has nothing to do with idealism. She’s in prison, of course she wants to be rescued.

    • tatl33 says:

      It is more to do with her idealistic vision of a handsome prince rescuing her. You can tell she has such a strong NF vision of exactly how she would be rescued- most prisoners probably wouldn’t be so idealistic. Feel free to disagree though? 🙂

  5. Quaker says:

    Donkey is an esfj like me!

  6. Working out the intertype relations can help work out what the typing is. (The relations are usually given with socionics types, as three letter codes, or similar to the MBTI code with the last letter in lowercase, and with its meaning inverted for introverted types – i.e. INTj=INTP, ENTj=ENTJ)

    (Shrek is likely an ISFP or ISTP)
    (Donkey is likely ENFP, ESFP or ESFJ)

    e.g. Donkey and Shrek’s relationship seems to be Mirage, Conflict or Extinguishment.
    Mirage doesn’t match well with the individual personalities.

    Conflict would be ENFP-ISTP

    Extinguishment doesn’t match the likely personalities either.

    So it’s likely that Shrek is an ISTP, but that Donkey is an ENFP, as suggested by John.

    If Shrek was an ISTP and Donkey was an ESFJ they would have a semi-duality relationship, which isn’t a completely ridiculous suggestion, but in them the introverted partner tends to be accepting of being ignored and/or pestered by the extrovert, which is clearly not the case when Shrek meets Donkey for the first time, and a third party tends to drive them apart rather than draw them together as Fiona did.

    ISTP and ENFJ are “duality”, which explains why Shrek and Fiona fell in love…

  7. Anonymous says:

    Shriek is often alone, clearly emotional but struggles to show it, is innovative, selfless/heroic like, greatly misunderstood and looks for understanding. IN my opinion shrek is an infj. Donkey is very livly, confident, emotional, friendly, clingy, and loyal so my guess for donkey would be an ENFP. Fiona is a strong indepent woman but is also emotional loyal. She has strong instincts, looks for piece, and caring as well making me believe she’s an enfj. Lastly theirs puss in boots who is friendly,clever, confident, and showy my guess would be an entp.

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