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
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!!