In the latest entry, the types of the characters from the TV show Game of Thrones, based on the book series, was investigated.
In this next entry, the MBTI types of the characters from Breaking Bad will be investigated.
Walter White is one of the most well developed characters on TV today. Walter White is a token example of an INTJ type gone bad, and there is much evidence to support this. Walter White is introverted, as seen especially in the first season in which he prefers to isolate himself from others and only talks when necessary. This creates problems, as Skyler is an extrovert and wants him to speak more to her. He is also intuitive, due to his advanced complex knowledge of chemistry. He is a thinker, with a disregard for other people’s feelings making all his decisions logically (Te), and making them all with long term visions in mind (Ni). This makes him an INTJ.
Skyler is an ESFJ, representing the typical wife who is loyal to her husband until her trust starts to fade. When she finds out that Walter is in the drug business, she is absolutely disgusted due to how immoral it is; she values his trust, and wants to help him throughout the first two seasons, but as she discovers more, we see her emotional state deteriorate. She values structure and order (Si) and when she finds out the truth, she begins to fear the power that she realizes her husband possesses, as evident by her noticeable reactions (Fe).
Jesse Pinkman is an ESFP. He is often impulsive and takes risks, and is not very organized. This occurs with many ESFP’s who are not interested in schooling. He enjoys thrills (Se) but is still motivated by morals (Fi) and often questions the ruthless decisions Walter makes.
Gus is much the same as Walter, only more powerful to begin with. With the death of Gus at the end of season four, many fans argued that Walter was going to become the new Gus. This is due to the similar personality that they both possess. Gus is controlling and cautious, and devious and introverted, another prime example of an INTJ gone bad.
- Hank- ESTP
- Marie- ESFP
- Walt Jr- ISFP
- Mike- ISTJ
- Saul- ENTP