Here’s How Professor Snape Would Describe You, Based On Your Myers-Briggs® Personality Type

Have you ever wondered what a certain velvety-voiced Hogwarts professor would think of you? Well, wonder no longer! My daughter and I were playing around with AI to see how it worked, and I asked it to describe the 16 Myers-Briggs® personality types from the perspective of Professor Snape from Harry Potter. The outcome was…interesting! Brace yourself for the results!

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Here's what Professor Snape really thinks of the 16 Myers-Briggs® personality types. #MBTI #Personality #INFP


INTJ wizard

Ah, the INTJs. How delightful. Just like me, they are the masterminds, the strategists — always with a plan. They’re the ones with their heads in a book, or perhaps masterfully concocting some new potion. They believe they’re misunderstood, special even. Well, they’re not. Don’t get me wrong, their incessant need for precision and insight can be… well, endearing. Yet their incessant knack for pointing out others’ logical inaccuracies can be as charming as a Blast-Ended Skrewt at breakfast. Truly, they would do well to remember that while knowledge is an undeniable power, social skill is not beneath consideration, either.


INFJ wizard

Oh, how INFJs love their solitude and “depth. Their incessant craving for meaningful relationships is heart-wrenching, almost as much as Dobby’s love for socks. They’re often found lost in their own world, an echo of my own tendency to dwell in the solitude of the dungeons. They’re idealistic, to a fault, often measuring the world and the people in it against their unachievable standards. Their empathy is like a muffliato charm; it blocks out all reason and logic, allowing them to drown in a sea of other people’s emotions. They have a penchant for dreaming big, rather like Harry Potter’s delusions of grandeur. But let’s not forget, just as Potter is not the Boy Who Lived without the scar, an INFJ is not an actual INFJ without their dreams and aspirations, no matter how fanciful they may be.


INTP wizard

Ah, the INTPs, or as I like to call them, ‘The Hermiones who Never Left the Library.’ They’re those eccentric individuals with their noses always buried in a book, their minds lost in the clouds of their wild theories. But do not be fooled, for their theories are as complex and intricate as Arithmancy. Their insatiable thirst for knowledge rivals even that of a Ravenclaw and their logic, cold and calculating, is reminiscent of the icy depths of the Black Lake. But alas, their social skills are as lacking as Neville Longbottom’s potion-making abilities. They would rather debate the principles of transfiguration than get to their classes on time. Charming, isn’t it? But remember, just as Granger wouldn’t be the brightest witch of her age without her relentless curiosity, an INTP wouldn’t be an INTP without their relentless pursuit of knowledge, no matter how frustratingly pedantic they may be.


INFP wizard

Ah, the INFPs, those flighty daydreamers. Constantly in search of their own Nargles, these dreamy idealists flutter around like confunded Cornish pixies. It’s all about conviction, feelings, and individuality with these ones. With their heads in the clouds and hearts on their sleeves, they will defenselessly wander into the Forbidden Forest of emotions. They are as unpredictable as a blast-ended skrewt, one moment brooding in their own world, the next passionately fighting for a cause that probably only exists in their mind. Their never-ending optimism rivals even Dumbledore’s faith in Potter. Just like Lovegood wouldn’t be Lovegood without her Spectrespecs and oddities, an INFP wouldn’t be an INFP without their relentless pursuit of idealism, no matter how unrealistic or impractical it may seem.


ENTJ wizard

Ah, the ENTJs, or ‘The Voldemort Look-Alikes’ Their love for structure, organization, and, let’s not forget, power, is as sickeningly sweet as a cauldron full of treacle tart. They’re known for their efficiency, executing tasks with the precision of a well-aimed Avada Kedavra. Their assertiveness could rival that of the Dark Lord himself, often bulldozing their opinions onto others, much like Umbridge and her beloved Educational Decrees. They have a knack for leadership, but their idea of team play is much like a game of Quidditch where they are the beater and everyone else is a bludger. Their complete disregard for personal feelings in their pursuit of objective efficiency is as off-putting as Gilderoy Lockhart’s self-obsession. But remember, just like the Dark Lord wouldn’t be who he is without his ruthless pursuit of power, an ENTJ wouldn’t be an ENTJ without their relentless pursuit of their goals, no matter how domineering they may seem.


ENFJ wizard

Ah, the ENFJs, also known as ‘The Albus Dumbledores of the Muggle world.’ Their incessant need to inspire others can be as exhausting as a Dementor’s kiss. Even worse, they’re also the ones organizing every social event, much like Dumbledore and his ceaseless school feasts and ceremonies. I don’t want to be there, when will they learn?

The ENFJ’s ability to empathize with others can rival that of a skilled Legilimens, always knowing what you’re feeling before you do. Some people like that, weak as they are. For the rest of us, it’s as unnerving as a face-to-face encounter with a Boggart. And their idealism and optimism can often surpass even the most potent Felix Felicis. But remember, just as Dumbledore wouldn’t be the powerful and beloved headmaster without his constant faith in his students, an ENFJ wouldn’t be an ENFJ without their relentless pursuit of harmony and personal growth, no matter how sickeningly enthusiastic they may appear.


ENFP wizard

Ah, the ENFPs, or as they are farcically known, the ‘Nymphadora Tonkses of the Muggle World.’ Forever changing their minds much like Tonks with her metamorphic hair – one moment it’s all sunshine, rainbows, and unicorn dreams, the next it’s gloomier than the Forbidden Forest on a moonless night. They’re the ones who’d forget where they’ve kept their wand and then find it in the most ludicrous places – like inside a jar of dragon liver. Their seemingly endless energy can be as exhausting as one of Hagrid’s Care of Magical Creatures classes, always on the go as if chased by a ravenous pack of Acromantulas. Their creativity and zest for life could rival Tonks’s talent for transformation. However, their lack of attention to detail can be as disconcerting as a Dementor’s kiss. But remember, just as Tonks wouldn’t be the vivacious Auror without her distinctive individuality, an ENFP wouldn’t be an ENFP without their free-spirited and open-minded nature, no matter how infuriatingly capricious they may appear.


ENTP wizard

Ah, the ENTPs, the ‘Fred and George Weasleys of the Muggle World.’ Ever the provocateurs, their minds as explosively unpredictable as a Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes Skiving Snackbox. They’re the ones who will brew the most unusual potions, not because the curriculum demands it, but simply because they can — the more volatile, the better. Their love for debate and intellectual challenge is as insufferable as a swarm of buzzing Cornish Pixies, often arguing for the sheer thrill of it, much like the way the Weasley twins savor every opportunity to ruffle my feathers. Their innovative ideas, while admirable, can be as unsettling as a Dementor’s presence, disrupting the established order and sending everyone into a tizzy. However, their reluctance to follow through on their grand plans can be as exasperating as a faulty wand backfiring spells. But remember, just as the Weasley twins wouldn’t be the notorious pranksters without their love for chaos, an ENTP wouldn’t be an ENTP without their insatiable curiosity and inventive spirit, no matter how disturbingly anarchic they may seem.


ISTP wizard

Ah, the ISTPs, or as I prefer to call them, ‘The Bill Weasley’s of the Muggle World.’ Always tinkering, always meddling, always pulling apart the components of life just to see how it ticks and then, with a shrug, simply letting the bits fall where they may. They’re the ones you’ll find experimenting in potions class, adding an extra beetle eye or boomslang skin just for that thrilling unknown. They thrive in the present moment, reacting to life’s surprises with the dexterity of a Star Seeker on a Firebolt. Their practicality is as tangible as solid earth, and their ability to stay calm in crisis rivals mine in the face of Potter’s incessant blunders. That being said, their lack of planning and occasional disregard for rules can be as hair-raising as a midnight stroll with a werewolf. But remember, just as the Weasley twins wouldn’t be the legendary pranksters without their spontaneous creativity, an ISTP wouldn’t be an ISTP without their explorative curiosity, no matter how chaotic it may appear.


ESTP wizard

Ah, the ESTPs, or as I begrudgingly acknowledge them, ‘The Sirius Blacks of the Muggle World.’ Always at the center of the action, drawn to excitement like a moth to a Lumos spell. Their delight in stirring the pot and challenging the status quo is as frustrating as Black’s constant need to defy the rules. They’re the ones you’d find gallivanting around the school corridors at night, instigating mischief and mayhem, much like the infamous Marauder himself. Their charisma can be as disarming as a well-crafted Expelliarmus, drawing others into their circle with effortless ease. However, their tendency to act before thinking can lead them into perilous situations, almost as if they enjoy dancing on the edge of the Whomping Willow’s reach. But remember, just as Sirius wouldn’t be the charming and rebellious Animagus without his adventurous spirit, an ESTP wouldn’t be an ESTP without their spontaneous and bold nature, regardless of how reckless it may seem.


ISFP wizard

Ah, the ISFPs, they believe they are so unique. It would be charming if it weren’t actually true. Always lost in their own world, probably painting happy little trees in their minds. They’re the ones sitting in a corner, quietly observing and absorbing the world around them, sketching it in their minds with their very own palette of feelings. Their kindness can be as soothing as a well-brewed Calming Draught, and their sensitivity, though admirable, can be as unpredictable as a Confundus Charm, never knowing when they might retreat into their shell. They possess a depth of emotion that could give the Black Lake a run for its money, and their need for personal space is as profound as the Room of Requirement’s capacity. But remember, just as Bob Ross wouldn’t be the beloved artist without his quiet resolve and gentle spirit, an ISFP wouldn’t be an ISFP without their introspective nature and deep-felt emotions, no matter how perplexingly pacifistic they may appear.


ESFP wizard

Ah, the ESFPs, the ‘Ron Weasley’s of the Muggle World,’ if you will. Always in mischief, grinning like they’ve just been awarded ten points for Gryffindor. These creatures are drawn to the limelight like a Niffler to anything shiny, frivolous, and utterly useless. They’re the ones who’d turn a simple potions class into a catastrophic spectacle, mistaking Boomslang Skin for Glittering Fairy Wings. Their spontaneity can be as unpredictable as a room full of Cornish Pixies, causing chaos at a moment’s whim. Their ability to enjoy the present moment could rival Hagrid’s love for dangerous creatures, utterly oblivious to the potential disasters looming over their heads. However, their lack of future planning can be as nerve-wracking as a mandrake’s shriek. But remember, just as Gilderoy Lockhart wouldn’t be the ‘Celebrated Author’ without his dramatic flair, an ESFP wouldn’t be an ESFP without their vivacious enthusiasm and zest for life, no matter how maddeningly vexing it might seem.


ISTJ wizard

Ah, the ISTJs, or as I deem them, ‘The Percy Weasleys of the Wizarding World.’ They’re those insufferable individuals who cling to rules and regulations as if they’re the only potions ingredients that exist. The ISTJs would get along splendidly with Madam Pince, for they treat well-established systems and precedents with the same reverence she has for her beloved library books. Their loyalty is admirable, much like Hagrid’s devotion to dangerous creatures, but just as misguided and misplaced at times. Their practicality is, frankly, as dull as a History of Magic lecture by Professor Binns, but their efficiency? That is as commendable as my own potion-brewing skills. Their inability to adapt to change can be as frustrating as trying to get a straight answer from Sybill Trelawney. But alas, just as Weasley wouldn’t be a prefect without his adherence to rules, an ISTJ wouldn’t be an ISTJ without their steadfast dedication to duty, no matter how rigid or inflexible it might appear.


ISFJ wizard

Ah, the ISFJs, or as I’ve come to know them, ‘The Neville Longbottoms of the Muggle Realm.’ Always fretting about what could go wrong, their need to take care of others is as nauseating as a batch of poorly brewed Amortentia. They’re the types to be found bustling about in the kitchen at the Burrow, fussing over minute details, and ensuring everyone is well-fed and comfortable, much like Mrs. Weasley and her brood of red-headed offspring. Yes…their sensitivity rivals that of a touchy mandrake, reacting dramatically to perceived slights and criticisms. Their memories are as accurate and detailed as a pensieve, recalling every minute detail with startling clarity. And their ability to adhere to tradition and maintain order would make even the most dedicated Hogwarts house-elf proud. But remember, just as Neville Longbottom wouldn’t be a great wizard without his undying loyalty to his friends and family, an ISFJ wouldn’t be an ISFJ without their unflinching devotion to duty and service, no matter how annoying it may seem at times.


ESTJ wizard

Ah, the ESTJs, or as I sneer at them, ‘The Hermione Grangers of the Non-Magical World.’ Always organized, always prepared, always eager to raise their hands – as though the classroom is a perpetual game of Gobstones and they must win at all costs. They’re the ones who’d have their essays completed before I’ve even assigned them, with every ‘i’ dotted and every ‘t’ crossed, much like Granger with her ceaseless obsession for perfect marks. Their efficiency is as relentless as a Bludger in a Quidditch match, relentlessly pursuing their goals with the same tenacity that Granger shows in proving her intellectual superiority. However, their unwavering adherence to rules and structure can be as stifling as the density of ‘Hogwarts: A History.’ But remember, just as Granger wouldn’t be the brightest witch of her age without her relentless dedication, an ESTJ wouldn’t be an ESTJ without their stubborn commitment to order and discipline, no matter how insufferably inflexible they may seem.


ESFJ wizard

Ah, the ESFJs, the ‘Molly Weasleys of the Non-Wizarding World.’ Ever the nurturing souls, fussing and fretting over everyone in their path as though they were a herd of baby Norberts needing to be constantly fed. They’re the ones who’d have every potion ingredient categorized, labeled, and alphabetically arranged, because Merlin forbid should the lacewing flies be next to the leeches. Their social nature can be as overwhelming as a room full of babbling mandrakes, always seeking harmony yet creating an unholy ruckus. And their strict adherence to tradition and stability can be as immovable as a goblin guarding Gringotts – just try suggesting a new method of brewing the Wolfsbane potion and watch them recoil in horror. But remember, just as Molly wouldn’t be the matriarch of the Weasley family without her suffocating care, an ESFJ wouldn’t be an ESFJ without their dedicated and steadfast nature, no matter how tirelessly overbearing it may seem.

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  1. I personally find these descriptions more akin to a lot of buzz words about personality types. It doesn’t feel like Snape, it feels like surface level personality trivia and some Harry Potter thrown in for good measure. I usually love this site though!

  2. Boy, this was a LOT of fun to read! Fictional characters (or what they are mostly called in our world) are extremely real to me, hence my brief unalivement and immediate resurrection when I saw The INTJ as the first type to be (undoubtedly) roasted by the Bat Prof. – hope you and your kiddos will be doing more of these!
    PS. The INTP description though… (*slightly – SlIgHtLy envious noises*)

  3. I’m an ESTP in Ravenclaw. Potions would be my favorite class. I would sit in the front row and be super inthusiastic. He’d be super annoyed by me, but I’d go to his office hours every week. He’d never show it, but I’d win him over eventually.

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