Due to popular demand, it has become requested that the three main fiction world series be tackled; Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings and Star Wars. As you well know, in a previous article, I investigated the MBTI types of the characters from Harry Potter. This article will investigate the characters from Lord of the Rings, and the final article will investigate the characters from Star Wars.
Frodo is an INFP. Frodo is incorruptible throughout the trilogy, and makes every decision based on what he believes is the morally correct decision; he is adaptable to any situation, and as a small hobbit fighting the biggest villains appears to always be able to find his way out of any situation. His Ne allows him to understand concepts that seem out of this world; the entire idea of the ring may seem unbelievable to an everyday inhabitant of Middle Earth.
Sam is one of the easiest typed characters of all times, and is often labelled as the ISFJ for case study in fiction. He is loyal to Frodo throughout the movies and his loyalty never sways, even when Frodo betrays him due to Gollum. Remember the end of the third movie, who helped Frodo reach the end of his journey when all hope seemed lost? Sam. This loyalty is evident in most ISFJ’s, as explained in this article.
Gandalf is an INTJ. He is wise and self-righteous; he believes he knows exactly the right decision to make, and is a natural leader. He is not as open minded as he wishes, especially during a few puzzles that he believes he can solve due to his high self belief of intelligence that many Ni’s have not working in particular situations. He is calculating and commanding, and acts as a perfect role model of an INTJ. Saruman, much like Gandalf, is an INTJ. He is much like an evil version of Gandalf, and shows how two characters who are powerful and knowledgeable can behave in completely different ways.
Other types include: