The Hunger Games is a successful series of books, the first in the series recently becoming a movie. The protagonist of the series is a girl named Katniss, who must venture into an arena and fight the other competitors to the death. This series had great character development, and was a perfect example of different character personalities conflicting with each other. With this in mind, let the typing begin!
Katniss Everdeen was hard to type. This was for a numerous reasons. Firstly, she was portrayed differently in both the book and movie. Secondly, she was often portrayed in different ways; sometimes intuitive, whilst at other times as a sensor. Her personality was never straight forward obvious, and hence it took me a little researching and analyzing before I could conclude on her type. The introversion was obvious. Katniss hated being in front of a crowd, as evident during her interview in front of the Capitol. There was also a lot more internal dialogue than talking, showing truly how much of the story went in her own world. Katniss was also extremely adaptable, flexible to dangers, quick on her feet and cool during situations where others would not be. She was also very spontaneous when making decisions, such as volunteering as tribute in Prim’s place. This shows Katniss is a perceiver. As well as this, Katniss is a concrete person, not a dreamer. Many times, Gale and Peeta have visions about defeating the Capitol- Katniss is a realist, and being a strong sensor and thinker (ST) she brings them back into reality. This makes Katniss an ISTP- (an introverted thinker- which is obvious if you read her monologue- and an extroverted sensor- which allowed her to observe her environment and survive so long.) Please keep in mind, although Katniss is an ISTP, she has many intuitive traits which is why I originally typed her as an INTJ, and there is a big debate currently happening about whether she is an ISTP or an INTP.
Peeta, on the other hand, is an ENFP. He is charming, charismatic and an individualist, each characteristics of an ENFP. He enjoys the attention he receives when he is chosen for the Hunger Games, and tries to garner his popularity by connecting with a wide audience. He is also a dreamer, believing that he can win over Katniss, and he is a feeling type, playing with his heart throughout the game. He is also very spontaneous, as he does many out of the bloom things, such as telling Katniss he loves her and giving her bread when she was dying (betraying structure to help others- very Ne/Fi.) This shows he is an ENFP, with extroverted intuition as his dominant function, and introverted thinking as his secondary function.
Finally, Gale is an ENTJ. He is primarily an extroverted thinking, as he is very structured in personality. He is described as a leading person who is future orientated, and this is evident throughout the series and the movie. He wants fairness, a common Te trait, and he has a vision of how to achieve it (Ni.) This shows that he is an ENTJ.
As well as these three characters, there are a few other main characters that will be identified in a list:
- Rue- INFJ
- Cinna- ENFJ
- President Snow- ENTJ
- Finnick Odair- ESFP
- Haymith- ISTP
- Primrose- ENFJ
Which MBTI type do you think the characters from The Hunger Games are? Leave your opinion in the comments section below!!