Find out which TV shows are the favorites of each Myers-Briggs® personality type. #MBTI #Personality

Here’s the Show to Binge Watch, Based On Your Myers-Briggs® Type

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Do you ever find yourself scrolling through Netflix or Amazon Prime with no idea which show to select? Narrowing down your options can feel overwhelming when there are so many choices to choose from. You have limited time and you don’t want to waste it on something dull or uninspiring! With that in mind, I surveyed my readers this week to find out which TV shows were the favorites of each personality type! Initially, I focused on Netflix, but as I surveyed more and more people, I realized that there were favorite series across many channels including Disney Plus and HBO Max. Now I’ve got a good idea which series you should stream the next time you find yourself with a couple of hours of free time on your hands!

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Here’s the Show to Stream, Based On Your Personality Type

The ENFP – The Good Place

The Good Place for ENFPs

Follow antihero Eleanor Shellstrop as she surprisingly finds herself in heaven after a bizarre, untimely death. Surprised that she made it to heaven after a life of self-serving, unethical choices, Eleanor finds that all is not what it seems in “The Good Place.” With the help of three unlikely friends, she discovers that it’s never too late to change her ways and become a better person – even in the afterlife.

Why ENFPs Love It: ENFPs mentioned that they enjoy light-hearted, character-driven shows that spark their imagination without being too heavy and overwhelming. “The Good Place” is playful and humorous while also asking some surprisingly profound questions at the same time.

Stranger Things, Blacklist, Sense8, Dr. Who, Friends, House, The Umbrella Academy.

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The ENTP – Community

The Community for ENTPs

Former lawyer Jeff Winger attends a community college after it’s discovered that he faked his Bachelor’s degree. Along the way, he befriends an unlikely group of misfits who open his eyes to new ways of understanding the world. Community is an inventive, free-wheeling parody of nearly all pop culture references and sitcoms.

Why ENTPs Love It: Community brilliantly pokes fun at other sitcoms and movies with its random, innovative comedy themes. This show knows how to make fun of anything, including itself, while shining a light on how people can be broken but still good. ENTPs loved this aspect, and on top of that, the show’s main protagonist, Jeff Winger, is an ENTP!

Bojack Horseman, The Good Place, Sneaky Pete, Breaking Bad, Rick & Morty, Halt and Catch Fire, Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency.

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The INFP – The Haunting of Hill House

The Haunting of Hill House for INFPs

It might seem strange to have a horror series as the top choice for INFPs, but when you actually take the time to watch Hill House it’s easy to understand why. This show is more profound than it is terrifying, dealing with issues like grief, betrayal, and vulnerability in surprisingly empathetic ways. Flashing between past and present, this story follows a family as it confronts haunting memories of their old home and the terrifying events that drove them away from it.

Why INFPs Love It: Haunting of Hill House is both beautiful and dark, a contrast that tends to draw INFPs in. INFPs are aware that there can be no joy without sadness, no beauty without pain. They see colors and contradictions in emotions that many other types tend to be blind to. They’ll appreciate the emotionally profound nature of this show as well as the symbolic, meaningful details spread throughout it.

Anne with an E, Sense8, Dr. Who, Stranger Things, Atypical, The Umbrella Academy, Bojack Horseman.

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The INTP – Mr. Robot

Mr. Robot for INTPs

INTJs and INTPs alike highly recommended Mr. Robot and also argued whether or not the protagonist, Elliot, was an INTP or an INTJ (it led to some lively debates!). Either way, INTPs voted for this series far more than INTJs did!

Mr. Robot follows the life of Elliot, a brilliant but troubled young cyber-security engineer who finds himself in a life-threatening game of global dominance when he and his mysterious allies try to take down the corrupt corporation he works for.

Why INTPs Love It: Not only is Elliot relatable to many INTPs, the story itself is full of twists and turns that will keep the analytical mind of the INTP guessing and piecing together clues.  It also has incredible character development that doesn’t seem formulaic or cliché.

The IT Crowd, The Big Bang Theory, Twin Peaks, Arrested Development, Dark, Breaking Bad, The Mind: Explained.

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The ENFJ – Demon Slayer

Demon Slayer for ENFJs

After finding his family slaughtered by demons and his young sister transformed into a demon, Tanjiro Kamado begins a quest to find a way to turn demons back into humans. Throughout his journey he faces many terrifying foes and must brave life-threatening challenges to become a member of the Demon Slayer Corps.

Why ENFJs Love It: Tanjiro Kamado, the protagonist of Demon Slayer, is an ENFJ himself. ENFJs will find him highly relatable and will also appreciate the quirky relationships that he forms along his journey. Demon Slayer doesn’t shy away from harsh realities and tackles painful topics like grief and forgiveness with empathy and beauty. Every action sequence in Demon Slayer is brimming with emotion, intensity, and conviction.

Portlandia, Game of Thrones, The Blacklist, Grown-ish, Suits, The Haunting of Hill House, Avatar: The Last Airbender.

The ENTJ – House of Cards

House of Cards for ENTJs

Follow the life of Frank Underwood, a Democrat from South Carolina and the House Majority Whip, who will stop at nothing to ruthlessly climb the political ladder and exact revenge on the people who have betrayed him. This dark political drama takes you on a journey through the underworld of politics and gives a look at the greed and corruption that takes place.

Why ENTJs Love It: Not only are the Underwoods quintessential NTJs, House of Cards is also a slick, absorbing drama that is filled with unexpected twists, turns, and strategies. There’s enough going on to keep an ENTJ’s busy mind fixated and intrigued.

Mad Men, Altered Carbon, Death Note, Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, The Queen’s Gambit, Peaky Blinders.

The INFJ – The OA

The OA for INFJs

This was by far the most highly recommended series by INFJs. The OA follows a blind young woman (Prairie) who has vanished from her home for seven years and returns with her eyesight restored. Prairie is mysterious and aloof, leaving people unsure of whether she’s a miracle or a monster.

Why INFJs Love It: The OA is dark, mystical, and imaginative, blending genres between science fiction and drama. This series moves at a slow, contemplative pace which gives INFJs a lot of time and space to ponder where it’s going and try to piece together the clues. It manages to keep viewers on the edge of their seats by relying entirely on story and character development rather than flashy CGI or snarky one-liners. Many INFJs (and INFPs) relate to Prairie Johnson, and many typologists have typed her as an INFJ.

Mindhunter, The Queen’s Gambit, The Good Place, Hannibal, The Haunting of Hill House, Black Mirror, Death Note (the anime), The Sinner.

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The INTJ – Black Mirror

INTJs Black Mirror

This sci-fi anthology series invites you into a plethora of future dystopias and experience them while learning about how they came to exist. Each episode is a stand-alone drama that taps into the collective anxiety we all have about the modern world and how quickly it’s changing.

Why INTJs Love It: Black Mirror is a Ni-paradise because it focuses on current technological and social trends and how they could radically change the future. It’s all about trajectories, patterns, and long-term consequences – all things that INTJs ponder on a regular basis. Although the mood of this series is bleak, INTJs will appreciate how much the show gives them to analyze and consider.

The Queen’s Gambit, Ozark, The OA, Breaking Bad, Mr. Robot, Game of Thrones, The Man in High Castle, Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion.

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The ESFP – Gilmore Girls

Gilmore Girls ESFP

This series got the most votes from ESFPs, but Orange is the New Black came in a very close second with only two less votes!

Gilmore Girls follows quirky single mom Lorelei Gilmore and her serious, no-nonsense daughter, Rory, as they navigate relationships, friendships, and growing up. The two live in an idyllic Connecticut town filled with a mixture of artists, dreamers, and everyday people. As Lorelei and Rory deal with the ups and downs of life they encounter both comedic and profound moments that viewers can share with them.

Why ESFPs Love It: ESFPs love the humor and emotional richness of Gilmore Girls. While at first it may seem like your typical rom-com, as you continue watching you really feel like you’ve befriended the individuals of Stars Hollow. Most of the ESFPs I spoke with talked about re-watching Gilmore Girls at least once a year, particularly during the autumn months when they were feeling more nostalgic.

Orange is the New Black, The Umbrella Academy, Sex Education, The Office, Pretty Little Liars, Riverdale, Brooklyn 99, Grace & Frankie.

The ESTP – The Last Kingdom

The Last Kingdom for ESTPs

This historical drama focuses on Uhtred, a warrior who as a child witnessed his father and the Saxon army being killed by invading Danes. Taken under the wing of a Danish warlord Earl Ragnar, Uhtred learns to appreciate the Danish ways of life and understand their customs. Eventually, Uhtred becomes a powerful warrior, but no matter what happens, he must walk a dangerous path between the people of his birth country and the people who raised him

Why ESTPs Love It: The Last Kingdom is filled with action, intrigue, and suspense. Uhtred is definitely an Extraverted Sensing dominant type, so ESTPs will likely find him relatable. The action sequences are gratifying and beautifully filmed and there’s a good dose of humor and drama thrown in to keep it interesting without being disjointed.

Cobra Kai, Sherlock, Game of Thrones, Dexter, The Walking Dead, Firefly, The Mandalorian, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

The ISFP – Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones for ISFPs

Based on George R.R. Martin’s best-selling series, Game of Thrones follows the stories of nine powerful families as they battle for control of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros. At the same time, an ancient enemy returns after being dormant for millennia.

Why ISFPs Love It: Two notable ISFPs are represented in Game of Thrones (Daenerys Targaryen, Jon Snow) and the series has an epic, sweeping tone that ISFPs love. The rich characters, the strategies, the battles between good and evil, all of these things are fascinating and absorbing to ISFPs.

Unorthodox, Weeds, Westworld, The Last Kingdom, Vikings, A Handmaid’s Tale, Homeland, Stranger Things, Killing Eve.

The ISTP – The Witcher

The Witcher ISTP

The Witcher Geralt, a mysterious monster hunter, journeys towards his destiny in a chaotic world where people are often more evil than the beasts he hunts down.

Why ISTPs Love It: ISTPS enjoy a series that has elements of action, suspense, and drama without being pretentious, ridiculous, or sappy. The Witcher delivers on all counts while also giving ISTPs a relatable protagonist in Geralt (who is likely an ISTP as well). The quick pace, visual artistry, and rich storytelling in this series make it a thrilling escapist piece of entertainment.

Forged in Fire, Jessica Jones, Attack on Titan, Supernatural, Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure, The Office, Sherlock.

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The ESFJ – This Is Us

This Is Us for ESFJs

This Is Us follows a unique set of triplets across several decades as they struggle through parenthood, careers, adoption, and identity issues.

Why ESFJs Love It: ESFJs are fascinated by relationships and this series gives them an intimate look at the varied and rich relationships of the Pearson family. It’s relatable and heart-warming, making you feel like you know the characters inside and out.

Bridgerton, Schitt’s Creek, Outlander, New Girl, Friends, Parks and Recreation, Gilmore Girls, Chuck, Call the Midwife.

The ESTJ – Castle

Castle for ESTJs

Castle is a comedy-drama series that focuses on a celebrated mystery novelist, Rick Castle, as he teams with the NYPD to solve the case of a copycat killer who re-creates murder scenes from his novels. Castle and no-nonsense, hard-working detective Kate Beckett, solve a series of strange homicides all while building a strong yet complicated relationship.

Why ESTJs Love It: According to the ESTJs I spoke with, the reason for Castle’s appeal was that it was, simply, fun. This series has an element of comedy without being too ridiculous or slapstick, and it has an element of intrigue with the mysteries and behind-the-scenes crime work that takes placae. When ESTJs watch shows they typically said they were looking to relax and have a good time. Castle has action, romance, comedy, mystery, and drama all mixed together without feeling chaotic or overwhelming.

Breaking Bad, Suits, Lie to Me, The Mandalorian, Bones, Better Call Saul, Grace & Frankie

The ISFJ – WandaVision

WandaVision ISFJ

This quirky, endearing miniseries follows Wanda Maximoff and Vision as they attempt to settle into an idyllic suburban landscape. At first, everything seems pleasant and predictable, but over time they begin to suspect that nothing is as it seems.

Why ISFJs Love It: When ISFJs look for a good show, they want something of an escape from everyday life. Fascinating relationships, humor, and stunning visuals all entice ISFJs and WandaVision delivers on all three counts.  There’s also an element of mystery that keeps viewers wanting to find out more.

Gilmore Girls, The Crown, Schitt’s Creek, Jane the Virgin, The Great British Baking Show, Call the Midwife, Dr. Who, This Is Us, Grey’s Anatomy.

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The ISTJ – Sherlock

Sherlock for ISTJS

This contemporary take on Sherlock Holmes offers a fresh, modern perspective on the infamous detective from Baker Street. In this series, Dr. John Watson has just returned from Afghanistan and teams up with eccentric Holmes, who works as a consultant for Scotland Yard. Together they face a series of bizarre crimes while forming a strong yet quirky friendship along the way.

Why ISTJs Love It: Sherlock ties together themes of mystery, drama, and comedy in a way that never feels forced or contrived. ISTJs loved the chemistry between Watson and Holmes and found the direct, analytical nature of Sherlock relatable and refreshing.

The Mandalorian, Downton Abbey, Merlin, Longmire, Star Trek, The Newsroom, The Expanse, The Office, The IT Crowd, The Good Doctor, 24.

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What Are Your Thoughts?

Do you have any recommendations or suggestions? Let fellow readers know in the comments!

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Find out which TV shows are the favorites of each Myers-Briggs® personality type. #MBTI #Personality
Find out which TV shows are the favorites of each Myers-Briggs® personality type. #MBTI #Personality

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  1. Interesting! INTJ here, and I have been considering the Black Mirror… except that I share a small apartment with a partner who finds dystopia depressing. (What? I can be considerate! Also… I can extrapolate the results of contributing to his dark mood during a pandemic.) I’ve been sticking with documentaries, instructional shows, and historical recreations we can both appreciate, and saving the exploration of dark futures to my reading time. I don’t restructure for many people, but he’s one of them.

  2. As an INFJ, I loved Netflix “Maniac,” an American psychological dark comedy-drama television miniseries. It was rich in symbolism: dreaming melding into other dreams; personality disorders analysis; multiple genre settings; exploring, dangers, and healing of the mind; and the supporting characters were mostly ENTPs and ENFPs personality types that made it hysterical, deep, and appealing for an INFJ to be throughly entertained.

    It’s the only miniseries that I’ve watched multiple times.

  3. Lost in Space (the new one), Walking Dead (up until Rick left.) Better Call Saul, Breaking Bad, Dexter, Halt and Catch Fire, Stranger Things, wonder if i can get typed from what shows i like?

    good post thanks 🙂

  4. I’m an INFP who loves the shows and genres in the INFJ list. I also love Black Mirror but wasn’t a fan of the other INTJ shows. I’ve never watched and don’t plan on watching Anne with an E, Bojack Horseman, or Umbrella Academy. Those seem more teenager focused. I had an ISTJ friend highly recommend the house on haunted hill. I started it but couldn’t finish. We are both near 50 years old so him enjoying an Fi show and me being bored by it probably makes a lot of sense considering our age.

  5. As a Intj with extroverted interactions, I find myself bedaffled with the listings.
    I found House of cards appealing and intriguing, Breaking Bad unwinding perplexity of characters plot success that was fun to watch. The walking dead like watching real life doomsday scenarios play out in the bonding groups. The pathology of the leaders develop in the struggles.
    Mr Mercedes was ok, I did like some of the philosophical statements made.
    And for a dumb side of having fun of watching is Brockmeyer. The fast pace one liners just could predict the next execution of life flubs.
    But I loved Lie to mem Enjoyed Oak Island got hoakie the last year but loved the showing and uncovering evidence to prove their theories.
    Dont believe there is Bigfoot, but I find the efforts people go through and related science to extract evidence to prove existence of a Ape like creature well fascinating of the passion to personal belief.
    America Unearthed was good regarding the tracing history and truth of American settlements developing the time lines and movement of society.

    .I ll view the suggested show see if hits my intrigue button

  6. I am a french INFJ female (I precise it because it might have a cultural influence on my tastes) and my favorite show is Supernatural (wich here is on the ISTP’s list). I really loved it because it might seem only entertaining on the surface but it’s very imaginative, rich and deep on a second level (by the way Sam is often considered as an INFJ).
    Here I read that The Haunting of Hill House was a INFJ’s favorite choice but after the 1st season I got bored because I found it repetitive and with inconsistencies. Black mirror is one of my top favorite but also Dexter (reading character and peoples mind is very interesting for an INFJ). If you mix thriller, horror, fantasy, si-fi, Drama and psychology I’m always in.

  7. I am an ISFP and will say I do actually enjoy lot of the darker/dystopian shows, love Black Mirror, the miniseries-The Killing-I have re watched 2 to 3 times, Altered Carbon, The French-The Returned/Les Revenants, and the Danish show -The Rain. AMC does some really amazing shows too like Mad Men and Halt and Catch Fire, which I have re watched multiple times both shows. The lighter side for laughs I just watch Futurama or Archer.

  8. I am an ISFP and will say I do actually enjoy lot of the darker/dystopian shows, love Black Mirror, the miniseries-The Killing-I have re watched 2 to 3 times, Altered Carbon, The French-The Returned/Les Revenants, and the Danish show -The Rain. AMC does some really amazing shows too like Mad Men and Halt and Catch Fire, which I have re watched multiple times both shows. The lighter side for laughs I just watch Futurama and Archer.

  9. First someone jokingly calls me Frank Underwood, then House of Cards is the number one recommendation here for ENTJs? Okay, I’m convinced.

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