Which MBTI type are the characters from Star Wars? (Old and New Trilogy)

After the first article written about the characters from Harry Potter, and a second article being written about Lord of the Rings, an article has been written about the Star Wars triology- both the characters from the original trilogy and the prequel trilogy.Remember some characters may overlap in both series!

Original trilogy

The protagonist of the original trilogy was Luke Skywalker, who is an ESTP. He is a typical adventuring young male. Being good mechanically, a common trait of TP types, and always wanted to explore and adventure as an XSTP, Luke Skywalker always manages to find a way out of the most dangerous situations.

Han Solo is an ESTP without a doubt. He is a risk taker, as evident when he was involved in the risky business with Jabba the Hut. He is also sarcastic and good at getting out of dangerous situations, such as the asteroid situation with a very low chance, he survived!

Princess Leia is an ESTJ. She wants everything to go as planned and seems to be the one controlling a lot of the decisions that occur. She often gets stressed out and cannot easily adapt. She is often rude and condescending, but honest all the same.

R2D2 is an INTP- a type often described as a walking encylopedia, this robot fits the role. C3PO, on the otherhand, is an ESFJ, acting as the normal, social accustomed one of the two, never afraid to express how it is feeling.

Darth Vader/Annakin Skywalker is an ENTJ. The third movie of the prequel trilogy shows this side of Annakin Skywalker and his ability to be corrupted; a challenge many ENTJ’s face; morals versus power. Annakin is highly ambitious and wants respect, and when that is not given to him, he gradually becomes Darth Vader.

Yoda first appears as a crazy creature in the original trilogy that isn’t quite sure what they are doing, but it becomes evident that he is wise with many years of experience. He represents INTP’s well.

Obi-Wan Kenobi is an INFJ. Obi-Wan is wise and patient, and tries his best to help out Annakin. He is guided by his morals of following the good side of the force.

Finally, Palpatine/Darth Sidius is the main antagonist of the films, and is an INTJ. He is plotting for power, and acts as a typical powerful and manipulative INTJ.

Other characters include:

  • Chewbacca- ISFP
  • Padme Amidala- ENFJ
  • Jabba the Hut- ESTP
  • Darth Maul- INTJ
  • General Grievious- ENTJ
  • Mace Windu- ISTJ
  • Jar Jar- ESFP
  • Shmi Skywalker (Annakin’s mother)- ESFJ
  • Qui-Gon Jinn- INTJ
  • Antilles- ESTP
  • Lando Calrissian- ESTJ
  • Admirrel Piet- ENTP

About tatl33

Hello, my name is Tim! I am an INFJ interested in psychology currently residing in Australia. My aim is to provide you with information on MBTI and how it can be related to real life situations. Enjoy :)
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21 Responses to Which MBTI type are the characters from Star Wars? (Old and New Trilogy)

  1. wifosaurus says:

    It makes me happy that you typed R2 and Yoda as an INTP. That is all.

    • tatl33 says:

      Thank you, how come?

      • wifosaurus says:

        Because I’m an INTP, and those two are my favorite characters—it all makes sense 🙂

        • tatl33 says:

          Yeah, you told me you were an INTP 😀
          And good, often we like people that act like us in movies… I notice that a lot. What other characters do you like that are INTP?

          • wifosaurus says:

            My other favorite characters are Samwise Gamgee, whom you type as an ISFJ, and Neville Longbottom, who you originally typed as INTP but changed to ISFJ.
            So opposites attract? 🙂

          • tatl33 says:

            Haha maybe your right! intp and isfj= complete opposite 😀
            also it is often easy to go for the underdogs, particularly as IN’s often we like to see something different happen in movies/TV shows. Such as the story of an ISFJ who gradually becomes more confident… just a thought :P,

    • Simon says:

      LOL Star Wars nerd alert!! Hahahaha jk man 😉

  2. Angelcake says:

    Love Star Wars. But I think you got most of the characters totally wrong. Luke is definitely an INFx and Anakin is an ENFx. Yoda as INTP is perfect but Obi Wan is also an INTP – he’s so cool and collected.

    • tatl33 says:

      I wouldn’t say INFX type for Luke. He doesn’t ever come across as a deep thinking type, more of an explorer type fighting for his people and going along with where he is taken.

      • saira says:

        I think that qui gon jinn is ENFP. He’s charismatic, spontaneous, and very rebellious. He tends to do things without thinking too much about it… but what do you think?

  3. Anthony says:

    These are interesting assesments. I agree with most of them and enjoyed reading them. I disagree about Luke being an ESTP. Luke and Han are not the same personality type. Luke is much more empathetic and compassionate than Han and he is more open about his feelings. Luke is also dreamier, more imaginative than Han Solo. He sees the possibilities more than Han who just sees things clearly in the here and now Han is the more grounded and pragmatic of the two. I certainly agree that Han is an ESTP I think Luke is an INFJ with the I bordering on E.

    • tatl33 says:

      You’ve actually got a really good point on that one. It is highly unlikely that Luke and Han are both ESTP’s, I never considered how different it looks when you put my types next to each other 😛
      Hmm… I dunno about INFJ, the way your describing him makes him sounds Pish… seeing lots of possibilities, very dreamy and imaginative (very INFJish, but even more INFPish..)

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  5. Michael J says:

    I do disagree with some types. I like that Yoda is an INTP – it suits him well.
    Chewbacca – ISTP, can’t see much feeling
    Luke – ISFP, Luke doesn’t strick me as an extrovert at all. His personality is more reserved. He seems more of an introverted feeler.
    Han Solo – borderline ISTP, although he’s over confident at times, he strikes me more as a loner with only a few friends. ISTPs can also be strong risk takers. Not an obvious introvert.
    Leia – ENTJ, very political, I think she’s more intuitive than a ESTJ who are more traditionalistic.
    Anakin – ENFP, while Darth Vader – ISTJ, he is quite an immature one though and is strongly ruled by his internal feelings without much structure in the external world (P rather than J).
    Obi-Wan Kenobi – INTP, patient, logical and reserved. More of a curious logical type than a faith based one.
    Jar Jar – Idiot

    • tatl33 says:

      Haha love the Jar Jar one!
      I find it interesting you complete oppose Anakin and Darth Vader. I don’t think there was that much of a change personally! I agree with the Leia/Chewbacca/Luke typings, I can see where you are coming from!

  6. Sophie says:

    I like that you typed Darth Maul as an INTJ. He is commonly typed as an ISTP, which is incorrect as he is strategic and intuitive, especially in the Clone Wars show…. I see Leia as more of an ENTJ than an ESTJ due to her values that are less traditional and her more imaginative mind. Good job on these types! 🙂

  7. flashali says:

    I agree with most of them… But, seriously, I hate when villains are ALWAYS seen as INTJ. Most of them are not INTJs, for example, Palpatine is NOT one of them, nor Darth Maul. I don’t know what type they are, but I’m an INTJ, and I have nothing in common with them. Except for the INTJ/villain stereotype, they have nothing similar to an INTJ. I don’t know if Qui-Gon is one, I think he is… But Palpatine? Darth Maul? Nop, absolutely not.

    • Joy Rose says:

      I just came upon this article having finished a rant on the very same subject. I’m an INTJ. Palpatine is way too charismatic and manipulative to be an INTJ. INTJ’s are not “manipulative” on an emotional level. We can be “manipulative” on a theoretical/scientific level in that we know where the pieces ought to go, but knowing where they ought to go and persuading them to get there are two entirely different things.

      I thought Lando Calrissian might be an INTJ. He’s open-minded, to go from smuggler to mining colony administrator. When he gripes about the issues they’ve had, he sounds just like an INTJ. His clumsy but endearing overtures to Leia – he comes on a little too strong and a little awkward, but remains confident just the same – total INTJ. He reacts quickly, but he *does* plan. He does not just react like Han Solo does. He thinks quickly and rebuilds his plans as necessary. We see this especially at the end of Ep V and Ep VI. He doesn’t just wing it.

      That’s my take on it. Lando Calrissian is the INTJ.

  8. Bb says:

    Obi-Wan INFJ
    Qui-Gonn ENFP
    Darth Maul ISTP
    Palpatine INTJ
    Yoda INTP
    Windu ISTP
    Anakin ESTP
    Padmé ENFJ
    Dooku ISTJ
    Grievous ESTJ
    Luke INFP
    C-3PO ISFJ
    R2 ENTP
    Darth Vader ESTJ
    Han ISTP
    Leia ENTJ
    Jabba ESTP
    Boba Fett, Jango Fett ISTP
    Wicket ESFP
    Lando ESTJ

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