INTJs are the “Masterminds” of the Myers-Briggs® community. These visionary, strategic types find innovative ways to solve complex problems. As dominant introverted intuitive types, they keep their eyes continuously focused on the world of tomorrow, venturing to anticipate how things will ultimately be someday.
Which anime characters embody the INTJ personality type? Let’s take a look!
Table of contents
- 10 Amazing INTJ Anime Characters
- Ray from The Promised Neverland
- Hendrickson from Seven Deadly Sins
- Lelouch Lamperouge (vi Brittania) from Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion
- Kurapika from Hunter X Hunter
- Tsukishima Kei (Tsukki) from Hyaikuu!!
- Neji Hyuga from Naruto
- Ryunosuke Akutagawa from Bungou Stray Dogs
- Kurisu Makise from Steins;Gate
- Kai Chisaki “Overhaul” from My Hero Academia
- Merlin from The Seven Deadly Sins
Estimated reading time: 9 minutes
10 Amazing INTJ Anime Characters
Ray from The Promised Neverland
Ray’s Prominent Character Traits: Serious, private, intelligent, skeptical, blunt, cunning.
Sullen yet insightful, Ray understands the true nature of Grace Field House before any of the other students are able to. In typical INTJ fashion, Ray considers it a kindness to be blunt and straightforward. He has little patience for silliness or the emotional sensitivities of the other children. His forward-thinking, strategic mind is fully on display as he creates a six-year secret plan to make sure that two of his closest friends are able to find freedom.
Hendrickson from Seven Deadly Sins
Hendrickson’s Prominent Character Traits: Cool, level-headed, serious, commanding, confident.
Hendrickson has a knack for predicting the actions of others long before they ever happen. As a former Great Holy Knight of the Liones Kingdom, he longs to find his true purpose and, as a villain, is willing to lie and manipulate in order to achieve that purpose. His intuition is evident in his ability to see the potential of how things can be used and also in his tendency to orchestrate situations far in advance of when they actually occur. His thinking side shows up in his careful yet efficient use of strategy. He is serious, commanding, and swift to delegate people to their most effective roles.
Lelouch Lamperouge (vi Brittania) from Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion
Lelouche’s Prominent Character Traits: Strategic, visionary, rebellious, focused, cunning, compassionate.
Lelouch Lamperouge sees life as an ever-evolving chess match. He has a unique gift for anticipating his enemies’ moves and planning accordingly. He anticipates far ahead into the distant future, creating long-term plans that will transform the world. While on the outside he may look cold and scheming, on the inside he cares deeply about the welfare of the repressed and downtrodden. This is where his tertiary Introverted Feeling (Fi) really shows up in tandem with his Introverted Intuition (Ni). He doesn’t mind playing the bad guy if, at the end of his arduous plan, his values and beliefs are what he is ultimately defending.
Kurapika from Hunter X Hunter
Kurapika’s Prominent Character Traits: Focused, intelligent, argumentative, curious, reticent, strategic, ruthless, loyal.
Kurapika is a visionary, determined individual. Even as a young child he fought and debated his way into being able to venture into the world outside his own clan. Although he may seem cold and calculating on the outside, Kurapika is deeply loyal to his friends. He frequently fights in defense of his loved ones, and his friends are also the only ones who seem to be able to pull him out of his angry and violent episodes. His intuition is evident in the way he is constantly reading between the lines, analyzing, and forecasting. He doesn’t like taking things at face value, instead he is frequently questioning people’s motivations and looking to understand them on a deeper level.
Tsukishima Kei (Tsukki) from Hyaikuu!!
Tsukishima’s Prominent Character Traits: Snarky, observant, analytical, intelligent, strategic, calculating, private.
Tsukishima becomes, in many ways, the master strategist of the Karasuno volleyball team. He often has a last-minute insight that changes the course of an entire game. Quiet and analytical, he creates systematic approaches to defeating his opponents and gets everyone on board to work effectively. The one player he seems to butt heads with is, surprisingly, the other INTJ on his team. It takes Tsukishima a while to get motivated to compete in volleyball because he realizes the temporary nature of the game and any victory they might achieve. Yet when he finally finds his motivation, he’s daring, ingenious, and challenging to get past.
Neji Hyuga from Naruto
Neji’s Prominent Character Traits: Responsible, intelligent, serious, driven, disciplined, insightful.
Neji’s mental sharpness and fortitude were obvious from a young age. While he wasn’t technically allowed to learn any of his clan’s advanced techniques, through sheer observation and drive he was able to master them on his own. In typical Intuitive fashion, Neji frequently speaks in metaphors and symbols and believes in there being a grand-plan or destiny that he needs to achieve. His focus remains staunchly on the big picture, and his thinking side shows up in his blunt, matter-of-fact manner of speaking.
Ryunosuke Akutagawa from Bungou Stray Dogs
Ryunosuke’s Prominent Character Traits: Vengeful, cunning, bitter, ruthless, blunt, resentful, quick-tempered.
Ryunosuke is a deeply sympathetic villain. Throughout the Bungou Stray Dogs series, you repeatedly witness the childhood pain and anguish that set him on a trajectory towards violence. As the self-titled Port Mafia “dog,” he will do whatever it takes to further the mafia’s goals and his own agendas. He has a rather black-and-white view of how the world should be, believing that the strong should rule over the weak and in every respect attempting to remain strong and emotionally detached. While he is indeed a villain, he has moments of humanity and vulnerability that make him a powerfully three-dimensional character. His strategic nature and “ends-justifies-the-means” approach exemplify how Introverted Intuition nature can be both cunning and dangerous.
Kurisu Makise from Steins;Gate
Kurisu’s Prominent Character Traits: Intelligent, sensible, serious, practical, sarcastic, curious.
Serious and mature, Kurisu is a genius who graduated from university at the early age of seven. As a member of the Brain Science Institute, she helps Okabe create a time machine and helps him manage the logistics of getting back and forth and trying to save lives. Like many INTJs, Makise is sarcastic, sensible, and focused. She rarely flies into a panic and often theorizes about the scientific nature of things. For example, when she’s kissing someone she hypothesizes about Einstein’s theory of relativity rather than staying truly in the moment.
Kai Chisaki “Overhaul” from My Hero Academia
Overhaul’s Prominent Character Traits: Cunning, strategic, antisocial, obsessive, ambitious, germophobic.
As the mastermind behind many harrowing battles, Chisaki sees people as pawns to be used towards his end, rather than individuals with feelings. Every move he makes is precisely planned out to be part of a larger “master plan.” He hopes to eradicate Quirks from the world, thus allowing the yakuza to reclaim the power they once held over society. No matter what happens, Chisaki is always thinking of the bigger picture and predicting how things will unfold and affect his plan – allowing himself to improvise and innovate if need be. He also excels in leadership, albeit violently, as he can stay organized and calm in a crisis and factor in the abilities of multiple people in order to plan well-coordinated attacks.
Merlin from The Seven Deadly Sins
Merlin’s Prominent Character Traits: Intelligent, humorous, calm, strategic, mysterious, polite, curious.
Regarded as the greatest mage in Brittania, Merlin is the Boar’s sin of gluttony. She ravenously hungers for knowledge – going so far as to suspend her age so that she can absorb all the knowledge in the world. She has a calm, thoughtful demeanor, rarely flying into a panic when disaster strikes. She can calmly assess nearly any situation, shrewdly coming up with a defined strategy before launching into action. Her desire for information, her intuition into implications, and her calm, logical side plant her firmly in the INTJ camp.
What Are Your Thoughts?
Do you have any suggestions for INTJ anime characters? Do you have any alternate perspectives on the characters listed here? Let us know in the comments!
Find out more about your personality type in our eBooks, Discovering You: Unlocking the Power of Personality Type, The INFJ – Understanding the Mystic, The INFP – Understanding the Dreamer, and The INTJ – Understanding the Strategist. You can also connect with me via Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter!