I love a good romance, and the Bridgerton series is one that, although a guilty pleasure, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed. Upon watching the second season I decided it would be fun to attempt to type the characters in the show.
If you’re not familiar with Myers-Briggs® personality types, they are a way of classifying people into 16 different groups based on their preferences and tendencies. If you’re interested in finding out your type, you can take a quiz here.
Before you begin: The Myers-Briggs® Type Indicator is a thoroughly researched method for finding people’s personality preferences and understanding their decision making. As an MBTI® practitioner I don’t tell someone their personality type; I walk them through the process of understanding themselves until they come to understand and choose their best-fit type. I can’t conduct a type consultation with any of the characters in Bridgerton, and some characters are only shown for brief periods of time. Thus these typings are meant to be taken with a large grain of salt. These are estimations but they are fictional characters that we’re only seeing a glimpse of in a fictional setting. If you have alternate perspectives on their types be sure to let me know!
The Bridgerton Character You’d Be, Based On Your Myers-Briggs® Personality Type
The ENFP – Colin Bridgerton
Colin Bridgerton is the epitome of the charming ENFP personality type. He’s always quick with a witty comment and he has a talent for making people laugh. Yet he’s more serious than the typical fictional ENFP, wanting desperately to find his purpose and individual sense of meaning. He’s even willing to travel across the globe to try new things, see new places, and find himself. Colin is sensitive and caring, but sometimes out of touch with reality and more in touch with the potential he hopes for.
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The ENTP – Eloise Bridgerton
Eloise Bridgerton is the wild child of the Bridgertons, and her ENTP personality is evident in her adventurous spirit and her knack for debate. She’s charming and intelligent, with a quick wit that often gets her in trouble. Like Colin, she also cares deeply about others and wants to see them happy. Yet she struggles with the pressures and limits placed on women during her time period.
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The INFP – Penelope Featherington
Creative and sensitive, Penelope longs to give her imagination a means to take flight. Although she doesn’t always make the best decisions, she tries to live according to an inner sense of what she believes is right and wrong (even when this flies in the face of the values her mother is trying to teach her). Finding an outlet for her creativity is essential to her, but she also idealistically longs for someone who she fears may not love her back. While she is often underestimated, she works behind the scenes to bring her creativity, intuition, and imagination to life.
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The INTP – No one (yet)
I really wanted to find an INTP for this series, but as of yet I can’t seem to find any character that fits the bill. I will update this post in the future if an INTP shows up in further seasons!
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The ENFJ – Violet Bridgerton
Wise and perceptive, Violet Bridgerton seems to know what’s bothering her children even when they aren’t explicitly verbalizing their struggles. She naturally serves as her children’s advisor, even when they don’t listen to her wise words. With just a knowing glance, we (the audience) can sense that she’s picked up on something we also know from behind-the-scenes. She wants to guide her children towards being the best they can be and marrying for love rather than status or money. Naturally she can sense the chemistry between people and can sense dynamics that others are trying to hide.
The ENTJ – Lady Danbury
Lady Danbury is Simon’s mentor and one of the major influencers of her time. She is decisive, efficient, and ambitious, with a sharp mind and a quick tongue. She knows what she wants and she’s not afraid to go after it. She can easily see what’s going on beneath the surface for people, and she’s not afraid to speak blunt truths – even if they’re not popular.
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The INFJ – Francesca Bridgerton
Though not frequently explored in the Netflix series (yet), Francesca is one of the main characters in the books, particularly book 6 (“When He Was Wicked”). More reserved and mysterious than the other Bridgerton children, she is known for her analytical mind and perceptive nature. Like most INFJs, Francesca knows how to read people and can often sense things that others’ are refusing to outright verbalize. She is curious about people and why they do what they do, and she’s also driven by an inner sense of right and wrong. She often grapples with deciding between what she wants versus what she feels is ethically right according to the society she lives in.
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The INTJ – Kathani “Kate” Sharma
Kate is strong, no-nonsense, and insightful. She prefers blunt truths to sugarcoated ones and is unafraid to speak up against perceived injustices or oppressive thinking. She aligns her life with taking care of her younger sister and preserving her family’s well-being. Like most INTJs, she has an independent streak and can sometimes venture outside of social expectations in an effort to compete. Even though she’s a woman, she doesn’t feel quite at home with the social standards and pressures placed on women during her time.
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The ESFP – Siena Rosso
Fun-loving and ambitious, Siena Rosso will do what it takes to make her way in a world that is bent on rewarding social status over hard work. She’s a survivor, always quick to improvise and even quicker with a sharp tongue. She loves life and wants to enjoy every moment, but she’s not afraid to get her hands dirty. She knows what she wants and goes for it wholeheartedly.
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The ESTP – Jack Featherington
Playful and manipulative, Jack Featherington embodies many of the characteristics of the average to unhealthy ESTP. While he appears to be carefree and charming, he’s actually quite shrewd and calculating. He’ll do whatever it takes to get what he wants, even if that means using others. He knows how to improvise in any situation, coming up with short-term solutions and using his charms to achieve his goals.
The ISFP – Benedict Bridgerton
Good-humored and thoughtful, Benedict Bridgerton is the quintessential ISFP. He has a romantic, artistic soul and longs for freedom and beauty on his own terms. He’s also one of the only people who understands Eloise’s unconventional wishes and desires. As an ISFP, he understands the need to be one’s own individual, even if it goes against the grain of society.
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The ISTP – Simon Basset
Sharp-witted and principled, Simon Basset longs for a life of freedom and autonomy. He’s a man who knows his own mind and is unafraid to stand up for what he thinks, even if it means going against society’s expectations. He’s resourceful and practical, displaying a down-to-earth view on life rather than a stuffy or pretentious perspective. He likes to take life as it comes, making up strategies and solutions on the fly.
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The ESFJ – Daphne Bridgerton
The epitome of the ESFJ, Daphne Bridgerton is a kind and giving person who loves taking care of those around her. She appreciates the traditions involved with courting, and knows how to present herself in a favorable light. The queen instantly notices her poise and grace under pressure. Like most ESFJs, she has a strong sense of tradition and values family above all else.
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The ESTJ – Anthony Bridgerton
Serious and no-nonsense, Anthony believes he must sacrifice whatever he wants personally to uphold his responsibility as the oldest son in the Bridgerton household. Like many ESTJs, he struggles to be cognizant of others’ sensitivities, and he can come across as brusque and unfeeling, even when he cares very deeply. He’s a man of action, preferring to take direct and decisive steps rather than wasting time deliberating. ESTJs are often the backbone of society, and Anthony is no exception.
The ISFJ – Edwina Sharma
Courteous and kind, Edwina Sharma easily understands what’s expected of her and how to respond to people’s feelings. Like most ISFJs she is detail-oriented and thoughtful, taking care to notice and respond to the needs of those around her. She has a strong sense of tradition, valuing family highly. While she’s not as outspoken as some of the other characters, she definitely has a voice and is not afraid to use it when necessary.
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The ISTJ – Philip Crane
Diligent and responsible, Philip Crane steps in to take care of Marina Thompson when it seems like no one else will. He displays the qualities of a typical ISTJ – practicality, reserve, and a steady sense of responsibility. If you’d like to find out more about Philip Crane, you should explore the 5th book in the Bridgerton series, To Sir Philip, With Love.
ESTP – Queen Charlotte
Queen Charlotte was fairly difficult to type, so I’m hesitantly typing her as ESTP, but I’d be open to other possibilities as the show progresses in the coming years. Due to her role, she embodies elegance, grace, and formidable power. She has no problem taking leadership, delegating, and giving commands. ESTPs have an “In-Charge™” interaction style and thus take leadership of situations naturally. She seems to have a straightforward, direct way of communicating. Boredom is anathema to her and she prefers it when people get right to the point when they’re speaking to her. This is more common with Thinking types as opposed to feeling types. And the desire to evade boredom and experience a thrill is especially common with Sensing-Perceiving (SP) types.
I considered Queen Charlotte as an intuitive, but she seems to be less focused on abstract theories and long-term strategies and more interested in throwing fêtes, reading lady Whistledown, or arranging stunning fireworks displays. Underneath her composed and formal exterior is someone with a thirst for novelty, pizzazz, and drama. Whether she’s planning a sensational wedding, guiding young debutantes toward her preferred suitors, or watching contortionists dance, she yearns for something that will give her a thrill in a position that forces her to be proper and composed at all times.
What Are Your Thoughts?
Do you agree with these typings? Are there any insights or perspectives you’d like to share? Let us know in the comments!
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