Which MBTI type is Jesus?

Which MBTI type is Jesus?

Jesus based his life on idealism in the world based on his set of morals that were seem as a step ahead of his time. He wanted to teach these morals to others, and he was regarded as compassionate, concerned with the people, making him strong in the Fe department. He was also a strong judging type, having a strong set of principles he encouraged everyone to follow and seeing justice as important- but doing so in a way that isn’t too cold hearted (as he isn’t a Te type!)

Jesus could be argued as an extrovert or introvert. I believe he is an introvert type for several reasons:

1) He had a very selective group of friends- 12 disciples of his many followers. This shows how we preferred to have a select group of friends, as many introverts do, rather than a larger group of friends. He did, however, meet many new people along the way, but this is likely indicative of a charismatic INFJ looking to spread his message rather than a chatty one!

2) He is highly focused and serious in his goals. He is a visionary type that is seeking to fullfil these goals with little time for other external activities that does not help him spread the word of the God

3) The majority of sources indicate that he is an introvert type to support me in this decision

In conclusion, this makes him an introvert, intuitive, feeling, judging type. He uses his Ni to create many of the values and principles that he envisions will be suitable for humans whilst using his Fe to have concern for the people whilst making these decisions.

This is also the same MBTI type as Adolf Hitler. I have narrowed down the main reason why Jesus and Hitler have the same MBTI type:

INFJ’s see a vision that they think would be able to work in the world, and are great at influencing the people that it is in their interest to achieve this vision. Hence, both Jesus and Hitler were able to share this with their people.

Both types had a personal moral compass that guided their visions. However, almost everyone would argue that Jesus’ had a far better moral compass than Hitler. Hence, although they operate the same way, they are completely different. This is an excellent example of how two types can be what society defines as good or bad!

Do you believe Jesus is an ENFJ as many others do, or do you agree he is an INFJ? Why?

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64 Responses to Which MBTI type is Jesus?

  1. Bobby Flynne says:

    Oh nice. Jesus Christ has the same type as me.
    Me = Jesus??

  2. Anonymous says:

    Awesome post! That makes so much sense. Go Team INFJ! (I am one too.)

  3. Anastasia says:

    I – Jesus took time alone to re-energize.
    N – He was imaginative and in touch with spirituality and the supernatural. He preached with lots of illustrations and metaphors.
    F – Gave mercy where others demanded judgment.
    J – He liked to plan ahead and think about the future.

    I did not know that about Hitler! It certainly does go to show that no type is better than another, it’s all about what you choose to do with what you’re giving. Great post!

    • tatl33 says:

      Thanks Anastasia! Great to hear we have the same view on MBTI. Too many people believe that certain types are always the bad people in the world- these are often biased, cynical people. It’s people who are unbiased towards certain types that most clearly understand and explore MBTI to its full potential. Great to hear that your one of them! πŸ™‚
      What type examples can you think of when you think of a good and bad person? (E.g. Schlinder is considered good, and the Joker is considered bad- both ENTP’s.)

      • Linda says:

        Did you mean Schindler not Schlinder. My mom had a cousin who was a Schindler and I wonder if the Schindlers in our family are related. By the way, I agree that it looks like Jesus was an INFJ.

  4. Charity says:

    I do think Jesus was an INFJ — he used Intuition more than Feeling. πŸ™‚

  5. sonny says:

    I think jesus was a pure type both P and J and that he was an INT because of his pure logic and objectivity in higher principles developing ahead of his time the empathy of the feeling function for people He failed on the earth however because he wasn’t grounded enough in reality undeveloped sensation function and thus the concept of the 2nd coming to bring the kingdom on the earth. sonny INT P and J

    • tatl33 says:

      Interesting theory. Do you really think he was purely objective in his development of higher principles though?
      In many ways, it seemed his development of higher principles came from his empathy of the feeling function in my view..

      • Anastasia says:

        Agreed – He was much more interested in following the law for the idea rather than the letter of the law, and put people and mercy above judgment, thereby more F than T. Being on the fence of J/P is a position I can see evidence for though. However, considering the characteristics of the INFJ as a whole (for example, INFJ’s are most likely to be psychics, prophets, feel alien in their own world, experience the divine, etc.) are too good of a fit.

    • yaya says:

      You probably never read the bible.

  6. Dina Sleiman says:

    If Jesus was indeed the son of God (which I believe), I think it is reasonable to assume that he could pull from whatever personality traits were needed at that moment. Although I am an INFJ, and therefore really enjoyed your conclusion ;), I think in reality he was probably very balanced and able to function in any of the personality types. I notice that as Christian believers mature in Christ, they become much more flexible and able to respond to a variety of situations. For example, although I am naturally introverted, I can overcome that to meet the needs of others. Of course, if you dig deep, you can always find their core wiring, in which case INFJ seems a reasonable conclusion for Jesus.

    • tatl33 says:

      Agreed with everything you just said. Jesus was a leader, and to meet the needs of the people he did have to adapt his personality. He had to extrovert himself to others. He had to use his Ne to create new ideas on how to further improve society. Essentially, in my humble opinion Jesus was an INFJ who managed to grow to meet the needs of others and to teach and guide them.

      • Tinah says:

        As every person matures in life, they get better at adapting, but all are capable of adapting. If Jesus was an INFJ, Ne was not in His functional stack. Honestly, I see no evidence of Him using Ne anywhere in the gospels. Ni works on making focussed ideas, whilst Ne looks for new ideas and possibilities. Also, you mentioned Jesus had to extrovert himself to others. Yes, he did so with His extroverted functions, the dominant one being Fe. This is precisely how Jesus presented as an extrovert, as well. In case you were unaware, INFJ’s have Fe in their functional stack, so all of these facts that you mention do not prove Him to be all-type-bearing, but more confirm His likelihood of being an INFJ.

    • Michele Benson says:

      I totally agree!!! I am INFJ, so I was very pleased with this, but I do know that He was probably a balance of every type, but I also believe that the NF were the most dominant part of Him.

  7. Anonymous says:


  8. thuartpatrick says:

    I’ll repost my comment from another site where the same discussion was taking place.

    As for Jesus, I think there are – at least – three things to take into account before even attempting to type Him:
    1.) We obviously have an incomplete view of even the man Jesus. The gospels only relate a small part of His life – seen through the eyes of the respective authors.
    2.) If Jesus, as Christians believe, really is God – part of Him transcends personality types for sure. Jesus post resurrection, from what little testimony there is, certainly seemed to.

    With these caveats in mind, looking at Jesus’ life in this world, I would strongly consider he was xNFJ. My argument has two parts to it, one analytical, one holistic.

    The analytical part is the breakdown of his likely Jungian cognitive functions:
    – Pronounced use of Ni and Fe. They easily seem his two dominant modes. Easily.

    Ni: Being abstract, visionary, withdrawing to connect to God, not focusing on this material world but the spiritual. Being an alien – the alien. Frequently prophesizing events and freaking people out doing it. Seeing through people like it was nothing (Ni-Fe), and absolutely being disgusted by dishonesty and falsehood. Finally, being primarily concerned with the nature of reality and trying to communicate his insights to other people.

    One example:
    “When Jesus had finished all these sayings, he said to his disciples, 2 β€œYou know that after two days the Passover is coming, and the Son of Man will be delivered up to be crucified.” – matthew 26,1-2

    – Fe: freely showing his emotions (crying, expressing joy, anger etc.).
    “And Jesus entered the temple[b] and drove out all who sold and bought in the temple, and he overturned the tables of the money-changers and the seats of those who sold pigeons. 13 He said to them, β€œIt is written, β€˜My house shall be called a house of prayer,’ but you make it a den of robbers.” – matthew 21,12-13

    (This seems so Ni-/Fe Se: becoming physical due to being heavily engraged by spiritual abuse).

    – Very good use of Ti: using logic to checkmate the pharisees (and other people) on multiple occasions. Absolutely no indication of inferior Ti: Jesus used Ti frequently and smoothly, and most of all – correctly. This aspect of Jesus contravenes the positing of ENFJ as his type.
    “And they sent to him some of the Pharisees and some of the Herodians, to trap him in his talk. And they came and said to him, β€œTeacher, we know that you are true and do not care about anyone’s opinion. For you are not swayed by appearances,[c] but truly teach the way of God. Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar, or not? Should we pay them, or should we not?” But, knowing their hypocrisy, he said to them, β€œWhy put me to the test? Bring me a denarius and let me look at it.” And they brought one. And he said to them, β€œWhose likeness and inscription is this?” They said to him, β€œCaesar’s.” Jesus said to them, β€œRender to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.” And they marveled at him.” – Matthew 17,13-17.

    – Se: While He did certainly display an appreciation of and certain skill in perceiving and navigating the physical world, it seems to clearly take a backseat to His intuition, feeling and thinking. I would not consider it “inferior” as in crippled but as in least used. But use it He did: by touching people to heal them (mostly), savouring physical experiences, enjoying the moment etc.

    Argument against other functions:
    – Fi: Jesus extraverted his emotions; he also seemed to need other people to help him work through difficult emotions sometimes, like asking His disciples for emotional support on mount Gethsemane:
    Then he said to them, β€œMy soul is very sorrowful, even to death; remain here, and watch with me.”” – Matthews 26,36 He also relied on the Father a lot in working out his personal grieve.

    – Si: Jesus was not focused on the past at all, certainly untraditional.
    β€œNo one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God.” – Luke 9,62
    And while he honored the Old Testament, he cared zero for (human) traditions:
    β€œAnd why do you break the commandment of God for the sake of your tradition?” – Matthew 15,3

    “Again he entered the synagogue, and a man was there with a withered hand. And they watched Jesus, to see whether he would heal him on the Sabbath, so that they might accuse him. And he said to the man with the withered hand, β€œCome here.” And he said to them, β€œIs it lawful on the Sabbath to do good or to do harm, to save life or to kill?” But they were silent.” – Mark 3,1-4

    He put principles of ethics about regulations any time of the day and unhesitatingly so.

    Ne: Jesus did not entertain multiple possibilities and show openness and indeciveness in these matters. He was blunt and very convinced of his vision. He possessed as spiritual single-mindedness I have yet to witness in Ne dom and aux, but have certainly seen approximated in Ni dom and aux.

    Te: I personally can’t recall instances where He clearly relied on this function. Doesn’t mean He did not; I merely can’t think of it.

    Consequently, scripture imho points toward Jesus using mostly Ni, Fe, Ti and somewhat Se. So cognitive analysis would suggest NFJ, likely INFJ.
    His tendency to withdraw to gain energy, proficient use of metaphors
    and analogies, smoot use of logic plus his blatant mysticism and having
    a hard time getting Himself understood would tend to indicate INFJ.
    Jesus outlined and communicated his teachings about the nature of
    reality in such a focused, concise and logical manner that it smacks
    of Ni-Ti.

    As for the holistic argument:
    Jesus’ archetypal energy fits best with INFJ or ENFJ. And
    certainly, NF temperament: He was THE idealist if there ever was one.

    Conclusion: My guess would be Jesus pre-resurrection was an INFJ – perpaps Fe subtype. Second most likely type: ENFJ-Ni.

    • tatl33 says:

      Thank you, this was very useful information. I was wondering if I could add some of this information into an updated blog entry? I would reference you of course πŸ™‚

  9. Anonymous says:

    He most definitely was not an ENFJ… no E type would ever withdraw for reflection as he did on a regular basis. But it’s much more likely that he was an INFP rather than INFJ. His ministry was very go-with-the-flow and not planned. he respinded to needs rather than schedules. So INFP is the strongest likelihood.

    • tatl33 says:

      True. The question really comes down to was he systematically achieving his vision through his external feeling or was he making decisions based on his internal feelings. I can see him as an INFP in some ways too. Have you considered him as INFJ?

    • Lin Kis says:

      I’m ENTP and I constantly need to process lots of info alone… Because every situation gives me so many ideas… This is true to any N type I think. Jesus seems like an E type because he thrives being around people and he’s very outwards oriented. A true educator.
      Just wanted to make a point that every person needs time alone as none of us are superhumans. Not even Jesus. πŸ™‚

    • Tinah says:

      You are placing far too much emphasis on the dichotomies in your misunderstanding of personality typing. Firstly, even E types need time alone. Jung himself said that it is not possible for anyone to be completely introverted or extroverted, so even extroverts have their moments of contemplation and introverts have their moments of being out going. Again, too much emphasis on the dichotomies with your labeling Him as a P type because you felt he was “go with the flow.” Again– all Ps have to plan sometimes in life and all Js have to go with the flow sometimes. This we can observe since every personality type has two perceiving and two judging functions in their stack, no matter what the dichotomy letter may be. With introverts it is not so cut and dry to know if they are primarily perceives or judges, since their primary function is introverted (this goes unseen). Therefore, the most accurate way by which to determine type for an introvert is to determine the direction (extroversion or introversion) for each of His cognitive functions. As thuartpatrick wrote so well above, you can see which individual functions best fit how Jesus presented Himself. We know He has Ni, Fe, and Ti in his functional stack (and therefore also Se). An INFP has Fi, Ne, Si, and Te in their functional stacks, meaning that Jesus does not share any common functions with INFP’s so as a matter of fact, that is one of the last possible options. To say this bluntly– there is no way that He could have been an INFP.

  10. Anonymous says:

    I’ve edited this comment because some viewers found it offensive. Basically, the original poster commented that the blog was entry was not appropriate as Jesus wasn’t real.

    • Annie says:

      Can someone please delete this troll’s ridiculous and offensive comment?

    • tatl33 says:

      Whether it be Harry Potter, Katniss Everdeen or Barack Obama.. some are real, some aren’t. I don’t judge whether someone is real or not when typing them. Whether you believe Jesus is real or not does not relate to this entry πŸ™‚

      • Rick Byrne says:

        That was pure trollishness. Even historians and atheists agree there was a man alive in the Eastern Mediterranean in the early first century called Jesus of Nazareth who was viewed by all as a prophet. Even non-Christian denominations (Islam and Judaism) accept him as a prophet.

        The only thing non-believers have to debate is whether he was the Son of God/God Incarnate or not.

        To believers, the debate itself is actually pointless because it’s about the past, which we don’t live in. Faith is about how you live now, moving forward.

        Believe or don’t believe. Either way, he was real.

  11. TheMTJ says:

    I see a lot of people guessing at this and I commend you for recognizing his “I”. Many people are inclined to say “E” because of the crowds that followed him but his constant retreat would indicate otherwise.

    I do disagree with the “F” though, he was a masterful teacher, thinker, student of the law and constantly engaged in debate. I think if you read the gospels, especially John, you might see him as a T. The caricature of Jesus nowadays paints him as a bleeding heart hippy (which has minimal base to it) but that seems to be what most people base their MBTI assessment of Jesus off of.

    • tatl33 says:

      So do you think that the interpretation of Jesus changed from his original personality. What do you think changed this perception?

      • TheMTJ says:

        I’m unclear about your first question although I think most people in our culture have opinions of Jesus without ever having read the first hand accounts (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John). I think he was kind, compassionate, and caring but he was also a great mind. I think there is an MBTI rut (I’m not accusing you of this) of thinking that T’s are incapable of feeling and F’s are incapable of rationality. Jesus certainly expressed deep feelings but his feelings did not sway his decisions. At time, he declined passionate pleas for help if they would interfere with his path to Jerusalem. His prayers in the garden reveal his intense emotion and reluctance to face his trial and death but he did not cave to those feelings. I wouldn’t put Jesus firmly on the T side but more T than F.

        • tatl33 says:

          Great analysis! I would be interested in your opinion on my article on Hitler, as much like this article, there has been some debate over whether Hitler is INTJ/INFJ. I’d be interested on your insight into it! πŸ™‚

  12. Anonymous says:

    He was definitely an ENFJ. I’m an ENFJ and I take time to reflect and think. The thing that sucks about the MBTI is it’s so vague and broad. What you all seem to have a problem with, as does my INFJ friend, is that you think each trait (letter) in an MBTI type is a definite. Just because you’re an ENFJ doesn’t mean you always spend time with people and none with yourself, or that you don’t reflect or think alone. He was a 2w1, which explains his more introverted altruism. But he was most certainly an ENFJ. ENFJ’s are almost always 2’s. I’m a 2w3, and he was a 2w1. 2w1 are more concealed than 2w3, who are more outgoing. He was the altruistic giver. He was a level 1 healthy 2w1 ENFJ. He was definitely not an INFJ though. Nowhere does it say he needed time alone. He was constantly giving and helping, healing and curing. Also, I don’t believe and INFJ would give his/her life for someone else more willingly than an ENFJ. Every INFJ I’ve talked to is still very concerned with their self more than others. We are the opposite. I just wanted to shed some light on your MBTI lovers. Have a good day! πŸ˜€

    • Tinah says:

      Firstly, I would like to call you t on your extreme judgmental ways. Perhaps this is because you are an EJ– which I will interject here and state this is something Jesus was NOT. Jesus was understanding and forgiving, which means he was primarily a Perceiver thus his primary function needs to be one of perceiving. Also, for your future knowledge, “each trait (letter) in an MBTI type” is called a dichotomy. Take it from an INFJ who knows (PS– personality type does not indicate level of intelligence. There are stupid INFJs and intelligent ones, stupid ENTJs and intelligent ounces. So you gained nothing in this conversation by throwing your friend under the bus). “Nowhere does He need time alone”– read your Gospels again, please. It appears in very many places throughout the Gospels mentioning His going alone to pray, but I will use this Bible verse (Luke 5:16) because it uses a verb tense which implies that it was a regular occurrence: “…Jesus Himself would often slip away to the wilderness and pray.” Finally, thank you for specifying that “you believe” in such a terribly erroneous belief, so that I do not have to argue and tell you just how very wrong your statement is. Since you believe it, that is a shame. Jung describes introverts to be inwardly focussed while extroverts are outwardly focussed, and described in another way he says that introverts focus on how they can give to the world while extroverts focus on how they can get from the world. Based on this, I would have to disagree with you and say that Jesus was an introvert.

      I cannot stomach to leave without many addressing this one last point. You are being very shallow and judgmental and bitter for saying the things you said not only about people that you apparently consider your friends (sure glad I’m not your friend), but also for making such a statement based on your outward observation (without clearly giving it much of any thought after observing) of an inwardly focussed person in your horribly twisted and judgmental perception. This is what makes me (Ni-Fe) different from you (Fe-Ni) because you are dominantly a judger and I am dominantly a perceiver. This means that I consider more possibilities before passing judgment, while you jump on your judgment straight off. Again, why Jesus is best described as an INFJ….

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  15. LC says:

    This was an incredible article & analysis — thank you so much for sharing! I am an INFJ and therefore found your assessment most intriguing. I think the argument you presented for Jesus being an INFJ makes sense. As a fun mind bender, though, what do you think about the possibility of Jesus being a perfect blend of ALL personality types (so balanced as to not have had dominance in any area)?

    • tatl33 says:

      Thanks so much for reading LC! I love your kind feedback πŸ™‚
      That is an interesting thought- I often argue that balance is extremely important to live a fulfilling life and Jesus certainly did that. In many ways, Jesus was very well blended (at least in the description of the Bible.) Although I typed him as an INFJ, he was close in all four letters- extroverted with people, practical in dealing with real world situations, logical in his rational and fair approach to many issues and very adaptable (P). So you could really argue he was very close to the middle, and therefore would be a perfect blend of all personality types. What do you think? πŸ™‚

      • Tinah says:

        “So you could really argue he was very close to the middle, therefore would be a perfect blend of all types.” I think what you may perhaps mean by that is that He well-rounded Himself by developing all of His functions, even His inferior functions, so that it became slightly difficult to know which was His dominant functions. This is how personality types work. Our brains are wired to be dominant in some ways over others, but as we live through life and have more experiences in which our inferior functions are demanded of us, we get more opportunities to use these functions as time goes on and therefore present as more well-rounded individuals as we age. But since Jesus was naturally the most awesome human on this earth (since He was also God), naturally He would be of superior intellect, allowing Him to develop all of His functions very quiuckly and early on in life and present as a very well-rounded individual. Amen πŸ™‚ πŸ˜›

        • Brenda says:

          I am happy to receive your reply to my post, Tinah. English is not my first language so I’m not sure if my views were expressed clear enough. I didn’t mean that Jesus didn’t “have” a personality type. I just thought that we should not pigeonhole him as a “specific” personality type. As you mentioned, Jesus would have been a well rounded individual because He was super intelligent & Godly. I think He was wise enough to adapt his “functions” appropriately to deal with various earthly situations, so much so that it’d be hard for anyone, apart from God Himself, to be sure of His dominant functions. I didn’t mean to stereotype all “J’s” either. I just acknowledged that it might be hard for those who have strong “J” to leave judgment aside on this topic. Well, we can always ask Jesus Himself when we meet Him in heaven one day, can’t we? :-).

  16. I think Yeshua could manifest any type however chose INFJ. The conclusion is purely Intuitive as any INFJ understands.

  17. lindy says:

    Jesus Enfp enneagram 4 emotive deep thinker People logic/people mandate
    People think that if someone is ‘F” that there level of thought does not have depth. this is not true. Infact Enfp have one of the most creative thought processes with depth.

  18. Brenda Felix says:

    Hi all, & mostly to “J” Type friends,
    You probably won’t like what I’m going to say because my understanding is that people with strong “J” disposition don’t feel comfortable with open-endedness.

    I think the question being asked here is quite similar to questions like “is Jesus a Man or God?”, “Is Jesus 50% Man & 50% God”, or “Is Jesus 100% Man & 100% God?” (Or Is this even ever possible?). I’m not trying to open a ‘can of worms’ here. I’m just asking, what about considerung that MBTI is a tool for strengthening our self-awareness & understanding that we are all incomplete beings (Roman 3:23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God) until we meet our Father in Heaven one day. Throughout our life on earth, we have been using our mental functions in & out of our consciousness & sub-consciousness, as what Carl Jung has observed. As a result, our personalities are all skewed towards certain mental function preferences. But, Jesus is unlike us. He is the only one declared to be both God & Man, which means He is both a Spirit & a physical being. Which of us, as mere human, can wholly “fathom” the extend of His mental functions or “diagnose” Him by using the psychic personality tool designed by & for human? So, this is the question I’d like to throw back to you all, especially the “J” Type friends. “Is it ever possible to be 100% of every “MBTI Code” for Jesus?”

    Is my question another judgement call or just a challenge for all of us to try to balance our different functions. Even when it means for the “J’s” to settle for an open-ended answer. It’s all up to you :).

    • Tinah says:

      I very much enjoyed this post, thank you for posting!

      You made some good points with which I agree. However, Jesus is unlike us only in that He is fully God. He has everything that we have in our humanity though, since He is fully human. So why then would He not also have a personality type? He was fully human. His divinity made Him no less human. Jesus had a fully functioning human brain with cognitive functions, would you disagree with that? To say that He didn’t would be to deny His full humanity.

      Also, quick note on your twice-mentioned comment about J’s: what you said may be very true of most EJs. IJs, on the other hand, are primarily perceives, and IPs are primarily judgers. So, you may re-write your generalization above to address EJs and IPs. As an IJ myself, I believe that there is one right answer (I’m sure God would agree), but since I am not God I am always open to hearing a new convincing argument. I listened to yours and found it a reasonable question, I was open to considering it and thought about it, and then found the hole in your point. So, now I am back to believing in my original “truth” as I was before your presented possibility πŸ™‚

      • Brenda says:

        I am happy to receive your reply to my post, Tinah. English is not my first language so I’m not sure if my views were expressed clear enough. I didn’t mean that Jesus didn’t “have” a personality type. I just thought that we should not pigeonhole him as a “specific” personality type. As you mentioned, Jesus would have been a well rounded individual because He was super intelligent & Godly. I think He was wise enough to adapt his “functions” appropriately to deal with various earthly situations, so much so that it’d be hard for anyone, apart from God Himself, to be sure of His dominant functions. I didn’t mean to stereotype all “J’s” either. I just acknowledged that it might be hard for those who have strong “J” to leave judgment aside on this topic. Well, we can always ask Jesus Himself when we meet Him in heaven one day, can’t we? :-).

  19. M M says:

    Jesus was an INFJ because he had incredible depth and spoke in parables frequently. He had a mind that was complex like that of an INFJ. He also could have been and INFP.

  20. Anonymous says:

    ENTP obviously, the visionary, his work in the world was changed the rules! He was a dreamer, see his future.

    • Tinah says:

      All intuitives are dreamers, FYI. I suggest you have a read thuartpatrick’s post above. Take into consideration that ENTPs functional stack is Ne-Ti-Fe-Si. I’d say that having perspectives (Ni) would better describe Jesus than being an explorer (Ne).

  21. Brenda Felix says:

    …. So the debate …. or discussion … goes on & on …. until the second coming. Well, if it helps individuals to feel better to make a verdict on this for themselves why not? Jesus is big enough to be on the side of all of us :).

  22. Zoe says:

    My mother and I were talking about this just the other day.
    As a Christian, I believe Jesus was the son of God. My question is, how can we fit someone absolutely perfect and holy into a personality for imperfect every-day people? Many of his actions and tendencies may reflect a certain type we have today, but the INFJ is a type that tends to copy other types.
    Let’s step back for a minute. Adam and Eve were the first two people on the earth. They multiplied and as sin corrupted our world, people stretched out. Kind of like a ball of colors. if you cut out pieces from the ball, the more pieces you will have, but the less colors each piece contains.
    We have come to a point where each of us have prominent colors as pieces cut out of a colorful ball. Thus we type ourselves based on our main colors.
    But if Jesus himself was of divine birth, would he not be a whole ball of colors all by himself? An argument could be made that his human mother gave him the human traits to be typed as a human. However, I’d just say (again) that Jesus was the son of God.
    It is my belief that Jesus (plus Adam and Eve) used ALL the functions equally and in complete balance, therefore being all of the types all at once.
    I believe we have tendencies to type Jesus as an INFJ (as mentioned above) because the INFJ uses their functions in the outside world to masquerade as other types thus giving a reason to speculate why he would act differently.
    I think my idea resolves the entire “but Jesus was very logical, T” and “Jesus was followed by crowds a lot and was a leader among many people, E” arguments against the INFJ presumption. Jesus was IENSTFJP in no particular order.

    As an INFJ (female) I appreciate the honor that would come from being the same type as the son of God, but my co-pilot Ti just doesn’t buy it. πŸ˜‰
    Thank you for the nice article and have an fabulous day! God bless.

  23. A says:

    To me was totally INFP, because he preferred to die instead to change for the autority. it’s totally Fi dom! haha
    anyway it depends on what light you see him: if he’s a master who’s been himself, who was authentic (strong Fi) and starting to that base taught to his disciples the same etc, I’d say INFP; if you are what a xNFJ is, I’d say it of course.
    To me he was “too authentic” to be xNFJ; he has’nt simpky taught etc, he has shown with his life and with his death to be autentich

  24. Anna says:

    I definitely agree. Anyone arguing INFP would be forgetting his idealism, adherence to morals, and his passion to teach.

  25. Anonymous says:

    I was so excited that this would be a great conversation about MBTI types but then I saw that very few where using the cognitive functions and almost everyone was relying on the four letter code.

  26. Laura says:

    I was actually thinking INFJ. He preferred withdrawing away from people to “recharge” by spending time with the Father (thus the I), but his extreme compassion sometimes prompted Him to drop everything and nurture the lost sheep, because they needed Him (thus the F). He was decisive and confident, not wishy-washy, a pushover or a procrastinator (thus the J). And I’d definitely call Him intuitive, for many reasons, on many levels (thus the N). So in my opinion, good call on the INFJ analysis for Jesus. This from an INTJ-F who is trying to emulate His compassionate side more, because He taught us to love each other, despite usually feeling more in tune with his “how long must I put up with you?!” side ☺

  27. JOE says:

    You can not define Jesus,he is and always will be and can not be defined with a mere personality type.

    • Brenda says:

      Absolutely agree with you, Joe. I really think it’s not a worthwhile question for me to think about anymore because when we try to answer the question, we are just limiting who Jesus is in the way we want him to be. Jesus is in all, through all & above all. Amen!

  28. D Thompson says:

    Hitler was an INTJ.
    An INFJ could not be so crule and heartless because they are very empathetic.

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