Oct 23, 2013  •  In Entertainment, Geek, Movies, Star Wars

Star Wars MBTI Chart

By now you’ve probably seen the viral Harry Potter characters’ Myers-Briggs types chart. When I first happened upon it last month, the timing could not be more uncanny; a friend had mentioned that her personality type had changed drastically over the years, so I had just taken the test again myself.

Is it more common for your type to change over time, or to stay consistent through the years? Because for me, all three times I have taken the full test — over the span of about a dozen years — I have received the same result: ISFJ.

(So according to the Harry Potter chart, I’m Neville Longbottom. Perhaps I too, will have an unforeseen moment of kickassery one day? 😉 Also, if you don’t know your type, you can take a test here.)

I know that the 16 Personality Types is not a perfect system — some people even liken it to astrology — but I think it can be informative and fun nonetheless. For example, I was driven to tears when I read the Portrait of an ISFJ and ISFJ Profile because it so accurately described what I had been struggling with at the time. (Don’t judge; I was having a tough week!) I also found it amusing to ask close friends’ types and to read up on them, to see how closely they match these archetypes.

I also came across other psychological type charts like the Harry Potter one mentioned above: Avatar, Star Trek, Kingdom Hearts, and even My Little Pony!

So of course I had to look for a Star Wars one…but I couldn’t find any. 🙁 There were tons of sites discussing the possible psychological personality types of the various Star Wars characters (with a few actually getting into heated arguments!), but no chart. At least, none that I could find.

So I decided to create my own. What do you think?


And because this is the World Wide Web and I am posting this on a public blog…

…and because this is Star Wars and we fans can get pretty intense…

I am not a psychologist and reading about the 16 Personality Types is just a passing hobby.

I’m a huge Star Wars fan, but I do not know every nuance about the films and the characters in the extended Star Wars universe. My methodology for choosing each character was:

  1. Brainstorming (i.e., what name comes up first as I read each personality type description?)
  2. Scouring to web to see what others think
  3. Picking what I believed to be the best fit based on what I read on these sites and what I know of the characters

I’m well aware that there may exist other lesser-known characters who may fit some of these archetypes to a T, but I decided to go with the more popular ones because I’m a sellout not everyone is a big Star Wars fan (yeah, I don’t get why either) and I wanted the chart to be more relatable from a pop culture standpoint.


Update, 11/9/11:
I was contacted by a rep who kindly informed me that the original post, and the accompanying chart, is in violation of copyright and trademark regulations. I have updated both the body of the post and the chart in accordance with their request. I have done my best to preserve the message and mood of the original — sorry to anyone who finds this an inconvenience.

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130 Responses to “Star Wars MBTI Chart”

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  5. Nick says:

    “members” is misspelled in ISTJ.
    Vader is wrong – he’s an ISTJ, not ESTJ. He’s a natural introvert. He’d rather be with his droids or meditation chamber.

    • Richard says:

      Agree with Nick on Vader. Lando Calrissian is the true ESTJ of the series. Moving Vader to ISTJ gets rid of a relatively minor character in Owen. My other big quibble is that there’s no way 3PO is an I. There aren’t many good options, but I’d suggest either Beru Lars or Mon Mothma, both of whom I recognize are obscure. But look at this – making these two changes would add a woman and a minority for a white male dominated exercise! I think Boba Fet is probably a better ISTP than Chewy, but I’m on the fence there.

  6. Margot says:

    I think the people in the comments are right but most of the people are good. INFJ is definitely right, i feel exactly like Obi-Wan Kenobi, so good job! 🙂

  7. Oreyva says:

    I’m pretty sure c3po is not an introvert.

  8. Don says:

    So which type is Lady in Heels? ESFP?

  9. Lorca says:

    The people on these charts seem to have serious INTJ hate, being I TJ doesn’t make you evil

  10. Chad says:

    Nicely done! Love it! Somebody may have pointed this out already, but this is really based on Keirsey temperaments and not Myers-Briggs. The names you give each (Promoter, Crafter, etc) comes from David Keirsey and his temperament sorter which he based on the Myers-Briggs 16 types.

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  17. Carrie says:

    Ha. This is fun and interesting. Never knew I am of that character. Love it.

  18. I`ve always wanted to be Padme but turns out I am C-3PO. ooouf

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