Here’s the Anime Villain You’d Be, Based On Your Myers-Briggs® Personality Type

Want to get a glimpse at your villainous side? In today’s article, we’re exploring the anime villains with each Myers-Briggs® personality type. But don’t fear, just because some bad guys out there have your personality type, this doesn’t mean you’ll have the same tendencies!

Disclaimer: As an MBTI® practitioner, I can’t actually sit across from any of these bad guys and profile them. All I can do is watch their shows and spot clues and patterns and guess at their type. As always, if you have another perspective, be sure to let me know in the comments!

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Here’s the Anime Villain You’d Be, Based On Your Myers-Briggs® Personality Type

Tsukiyama Shuu (Tokyo Ghoul) – ESFP

Tsukiyama Shuu ESFP

“You don’t need to blame yourself just because you’ve hurt someone, just like when you’re walking you can’t really blame yourself to crush some ants…that’s what being stronger ones means.” – Tsukiyama Shuu

Tsukiyama Shuu from Tokyo Ghoul is a classic ESFP. He’s a charming, outgoing individual who loves the finer things in life. He’s also highly social, often using his charisma to get whatever he wants. Although he can be ruthless and manipulative when necessary, Tsukiyama still has an easy-going, even friendly, personality. He loves to be around people and is inspired by sensory exploits. Like most unhealthy ESFPs, Tsukiyama is impulsive and driven by the pursuit of pleasure. Tsukiyama lives up to Carl Jung’s definition of the Extraverted Sensing type. Jung stated, “He (the Extraverted Sensing type) is by no means unlovable; on the contrary, his lively capacity for enjoyment makes him very good company; he is usually a jolly fellow, and sometimes a refined aesthete.” Shuu is definitely a “refined aesthete”, longing for the most delectable tastes that life has to offer. This craving for pleasure often leads him to commit heinous acts in pursuit of his desires – making him a formidable, yet, admittedly amusing, anime villain.

Find More ESFP Anime Characters: 10 Amazing ESFP Anime Characters

Marshall D. Teach/Captain Blackbeard (One Piece) – ENFP

Captain Blackbeard ENFP

“Live or die… it all comes down to heavenly fate.” – Captain Blackbeard

Free-spirited and driven, Blackbeard is the perfect example of an ENFP villain. He has grand ambitions and will do whatever it takes to achieve them. His mission in life is to become the Pirate King, a goal he pursues with passion and enthusiasm. In typical ENFP fashion, Blackbeard can be unpredictable and wild, but he also possesses a strategic mind and an ability to spot patterns in order to know the right moment to jump on an opportunity. He appears free-spirited and flexible, like a typical Perceiver, but he also is calculating and patient, employing his tertiary Extraverted Thinking (Te) to organize strategic plans. His ENFP personality makes him an intimidating opponent who also has a flair for the dramatic – he can be charming and persuasive, but also ruthless when needed.

Discover more ENFP Anime Characters: 10 Amazing ENFP Anime Characters

Hisoka Morow (Hunter X Hunter) – ESTP

ESTP Hisoka Morow

“My greatest pleasure comes when such people buckle to their knees and I look down upon their disbelieving faces as their plans fail.” – Hisoka Morow

Thrill-seeking and clever, Hisoka Morow exemplifies an ESTP villain. Hisoka is a wild card, always looking for the next dangerous game to play. He revels in risky situations and loves new physical and mental challenges. Like most Sensing-Perceivers, Hisoka lives for the moment and enjoys maximizing his own pleasure. He’s an opportunist with a highly analytical mind and the ability to effectively switch strategies at a moment’s notice. He prefers not to be tied down by morality or tradition, instead relying on his quick wits and crazy antics to get the job done. It’s Hisoka’s willingness to take risks and his keen eye for detail that make him such a formidable villain. His Sensing-Perceiving personality type allows him to stay one step ahead of the game, always ready with a new plan when his last one fails. Hisoka’s wily exploits will keep any viewer glued to their seats in anticipation of what he’ll do next.

Find More ESTP Anime Characters: 10 Amazing ESTP Anime Characters

Mahito (Jujutsu Kaisen) – ENTP

ENTP Mahito

“Thanks to the hate spewed between people…I was born.” – Mahito

Mahito is the embodiment of the playful and charming villain. He has a natural ability to cause chaos and destruction, all while wearing a friendly smile. His ENTP personality type makes him cunning and creative in coming up with new strategies to outwit his opponents – he’s always looking for ways to gain the upper hand. Behind his cheerful demeanor lies an ambitious mind that is constantly searching for knowledge and understanding of the world. Toying with philosophical ideas gratifies him, and he uses his obsession with souls to experiment on human victims in order to grasp further knowledge and insight. Mahito is never afraid to challenge conventional wisdom and push the boundaries of what’s accepted. He could be classified as a “chaotic evil” due to his love of destruction and chaos, but he is also highly intelligent which gives him an edge against his opponents. Mahito may appear friendly, but don’t let that fool you – he is a dangerous villain who will stop at nothing to achieve his goals.

Discover more ENTP anime characters: 10 Amazing ENTP Anime Characters

Chizome Akaguro “Hero Killer Stain” – ISFP (My Hero Academia)

ISFP Chizome Akaguro

 “No matter what you want to accomplish, it is necessary to have conviction and desire. Those without it and those who are weak will be weeded out. It’s only natural.” – Chizome Akaguro

Every action that Chizome “Stain” takes is driven by a sense of conviction and rightness. He is a classic ISFP villain, guided by his own personal beliefs and morality. Stain believes that society needs to be purified of those who don’t share his same convictions, so he takes it upon himself to rid the world of any impure people. His mission is fueled by passion and emotion – he seeks justice for those he believes are wronged and justice for himself. When faced with opposition, Stain never wavers in his mission or shows fear; he stands by his convictions no matter what. He stands against those who don’t follow his ideals, even if that means going against powerful forces. Stain’s personal code of justice make him a fierce opponent who will not back down until he gets what he desires.

Find More ISFP Anime Characters: 10 Amazing ISFP Anime Characters

Zeref Dragneel (Fairy Tail) – INFP

INFP Zeref Dragneel

“I’ve lived for many centuries and watched the rise and fall of different ages. People hate and evil causes conflict, but I’m looking forward to a new age that will purify all of this. How many times has this happened…where people make the same mistake over and over again?” – Zeref Dragneel

The strongest, most evil Mage of all time, Zeref Dragneel from Fairy Tail is the classic INFP on the edge. He’s an introspective and sensitive individual, often overwhelmed by the emotions of others. Although he has done many atrocious acts, he isn’t a villain without a conscience. He isolates himself, hoping he will die alone to atone for his sins, yet still hoping to see the world become a better place. His inner turmoil is clear in everything he does; while he strives to make the world a better place, his powers unleash destruction when not controlled. He’s compassionate and understanding towards those who suffer due to his power, yet unable to control it himself. Like many INFPs, Zeref has a strong sense of personal morality; he longs for a better, more righteous world and will do anything he can to make it happen. Despite his dark past, Zeref’s inner conflict makes him one of the most sympathetic villains in anime.

Discover more INFP anime characters: 10 Amazing INFP Anime Characters

Coyote Starrk (Bleach) – ISTP

ISTP Coyote Starrk

“No choice then. I hate the word ‘deathblow’, but here comes the deathblow.” – Coyote Starrk

Indifferent and unconcerned, Coyote Starrk from Bleach is a classic ISTP. He’s an extremely powerful villain, but he’s not especially motivated. He doesn’t feel compelled to lead others, and would prefer to lounge around in bed as much as possible. In battle, he is analytical and stand-offish, observing his opponent’s moves and looking for unique challenges (which he hopes he will find). Starrk is also a sympathetic villain; deep down he craves friendship, but his mere presence results in others’ death, so he knows he must keep his distance. His detached nature gives him an air of mystery, and his calm demeanor often leads people to underestimate him. But beneath that exterior lies a cunning and intelligent individual who misses nothing. He is also highly adaptable, constantly changing tactics in order to gain the upper hand in battle.

Find more ISTP anime characters: 10 Amazing ISTP Anime Characters

Orochimaru (Naruto) – INTP

INTP Orochimaru

“My goal is to unlock the truth about all things in this world.” – Orochimaru

Cautious and calculated, Orochimaru is the classic example of an INTP villain. He’s highly intelligent and always looking for ways to expand his knowledge. In typical INTP fashion, his ultimate goal is to unlock all of the world’s secrets. He is analytical and loves to experiment with new ideas, even when it comes to unorthodox methods like human experimentation. His thirst for knowledge often leads him down dark paths, as he will do whatever it takes to understand the world around him. He’s also suspicious of others and distrustful of authority, believing that no one can understand the truth except for himself. Ochimaru’s INTP traits make him an unpredictable villain who is a few steps ahead of his opponents. His cunning mind and thirst for knowledge make him a dangerous adversary.

Discover more INTP anime characters: 10 Amazing INTP Anime Characters

Reiner Braun (Attack on Titan) – ESFJ

ESFJ Reiner Braun

“If I crush the devil on Paradis, I’ll save the world, then my parents will be proud to have me as a son.” – Reiner Braun

Reiner Braun from Attack on Titan is one of my favorite villains, and a clear ESFJ. He’s loyal to a fault and loves his comrades deeply, but he will do anything to protect the people of his homeland, even if it means going against the ones closest to him. In typical ESFJ fashion, he is caring and supportive; often appearing as the dependable big brother of the group. He’s also pragmatic and no-nonsense, knowing instinctively how to support and manage people while paying attention to details that others miss. Braun has an idealized notion of heroism; he believes that by sacrificing himself, he can be seen as a hero and bring glory to his family. Braun often sacrifices himself in order to make sure that everyone else is safe. This is an often overlooked quality of ESFJ personalities; they will often put their own needs aside in order to prioritize the well-being of others. While his methods and goals may be questionable, Braun’s commitment to protecting his homeland make him a powerful, yet sympathetic villain.

Discover more about ESFJs: 24 Signs That You’re an ESFJ

Isabella “Mom” (The Promised Neverland) – ENFJ

ENFJ Isabella Promised Neverland

“I wish I could have just loved them normally.” – Mom

Mom from The Promised Neverland is a classic example of an ENFJ villain. A rare mixture of both good and evil qualities, Mom believes she has no other choice but to raise the orphans to the best of her ability – even though the orphanage has dark and sinister plans. Her motivations and feelings are often hidden beneath her composed, caring facade. On the surface, Mom appears motherly and loving, but behind that mask lies a deceptive ENFJ villain who has a knack for manipulation and exploitation. Her ability to read into people’s feelings quickly earns her their trust, and her natural charm and charisma make it easy for her to control the situation. Her ENFJ personality type is what makes her a dangerous rival – she is clever, calculating, and empathic. You want to love her. And indeed, it’s almost hard to classify her as a true villain when one looks at her dire situation. But ultimately she is someone who can’t be trusted and must always be kept at arm’s length.

Seidou Takizawa (Tokyo Ghoul) – ESTJ

ESTJ Seidou Takizawa from Tokyo Ghoul

“When you realize your own future’s gone to s**t, all you have left is to live for someone else.” – Seidou Takizawa

Straight-forward and earnest, Takizawa is the perfect example of an ESTJ villain. He respects authority, rank, and responsibility. Prior to his transformation, he was the perfect soldier and followed orders to the letter. His greatest value is honor, and he is committed to performing his duty in an admirable way – even when he is afraid. After Takizawa transforms into a ghoul, he embraces the dark side of his personality. Rather than living with honor, he loses respect for human life and resorts to violence to get what he wants. Takizawa’s ESTJ traits make him a terrifying villain because of his force of will and the outpouring of his repressed feelings of inferiority and sensitivity. He never wavers in his purpose, even when it means taking extreme measures. Takizawa’s ruthless character makes him one of the most dangerous villains in anime – a perfect example of an ESTJ “bad guy.”

Dio Brando (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure) – ENTJ

ENTJ Dio Brando

“The more carefully you scheme, the more unexpected events come along.” – Dio Brando

The epitome of an ENTJ villain, Dio Brando is a master manipulator that will do anything to achieve his goals. His ambition and drive are unparalleled, and he has no problem using any means necessary to get what he wants. He is arrogant, calculating, and ruthless – but also highly intelligent and ambitious. In typical ENTJ fashion, Dio is a visionary who can think several steps ahead of his opponents and come up with intricate plans that will lead him to success. He doesn’t let anything stand in the way of his dreams – not even morality or human life. His ENTJ personality type makes him a formidable opponent, one who won’t give up without a fight.

Bertholdt Hoover (Attack on Titan) – ISFJ

ISFJ Bertholdt Hoover

“It’s True That We Deceived You But It Wasn’t All Lies! We Really Did Think Of You As Friends! I Know We Don’t Have The Right To Apologize But Someone, Please, Someone, I’m Begging You, Someone Find Us!” – Bertholdt Hoover

It’s rare to discover an ISFJ villain, so I was excited to get to know Bertholdt Hoover in the Attack on Titan series. Quiet and thoughtful, he struggles to cope with the double-life he’s been chosen to lead. When a crisis occurs, Bertholt usually relies on the familiar and sticks with one course of action. It can be hard for him to adapt his views, compared to Reiner’s more flexible attitude; yet he always remains focused on achieving his goal. At the same time, he feels compassionately towards others even when he knows they are on opposite sides. He is adept at recognizing the views of those around him while steadfastly adhering to his own idea of what serves humanity best. He frequently analyzes situations in terms of what’s best for the whole rather than the individual, and he’s able to intellectually understand his “enemies” while still fighting them. He inevitably states, “That’s right, nobody is wrong. There’s nothing we could do. Because this world is just that cruel.”

Discover more ISFJ anime characters: 10 Amazing ISFJ Anime Characters

Sosuke Aizen (Bleach) – INFJ

INFJ Sosuke Aizen from Bleach

“Yhwach. You desired a world… Where fear would no longer be a burden. But… In a world without fear of death… People will never attain the hope that is to be found from casting their fears aside and preserving through them. While it is true that people can continue to press forward through the simple act of living… That is no way comparable to marching forward in the face of death, while doing their damnedest to keep it at bay. That is why… That is why people have given that very march a unique and special name. “COURAGE.” – Sosuke Aizen

If INFJ qualities were captured in a villain, it would be Sosuke Aizen from Bleach. He’s a master manipulator with a dark agenda. He wants to become the new Soul King, and will do anything to achieve his goal. He’s highly intuitive and always seems to know what others are thinking. He notices and interprets subtle cues that no one else does, allowing him to stay several steps ahead of his adversaries. I typed Sosuke as INFJ because of his skills at emotional reading and manipulation. This is a skill that unhealthy INFJs can master with ease. At their worst, INFJs can become so absorbed in their own worldview that they are willing to do anything to make it a reality, even at the expense of others. They are also highly adept at reading peoples’ emotional cues, which Aizen uses to his advantage in his strategies. In typical INFJ fashion, he can be a social chameleon, blending in with any environment and situation so that no one is ever quite sure what he’s up to. Aizen’s scheming ways are a testament to the power of a villainous INFJ.

Discover more INFJ anime characters: 10 Amazing INFJ Anime Characters

Scar (Fullmetal Alchemist) – ISTJ

ISTJ Scar from Fullmetal Alchemist

“I’d like to hear more details about this… in between your screaming.” – Scar

Scar from Fullmetal Alchemist is a sympathetic villain who is driven by the pain from his past. His main motivation revolves around revenge for the death of his family, and he will go to any lengths necessary to achieve it. Principled, religious, and fiercely loyal to those he loves, ISTJ Scar is the perfect example of an anime villain who has a strong sense of justice. He refuses to work with other villains and will often abandon his allies if he does not agree with their tactics or goals. As is typical for an ISTJ, he can be stubborn and serious but also practical and organized. He has a clear-cut moral compass and often makes decisions based on what he thinks is right. Scar loves to plan out every detail of his actions, rarely leaving anything to chance. But Scar’s greatest strength is his ability to stay calm and collected in the face of danger, using his planning skills and rational thinking to get out of any situation. He knows that if he allows himself to succumb to emotion, it will only lead him astray from his ultimate goal.

Father (Fullmetal Alchemist) – INTJ

INTJ anime villain is Father from Fullmetal Alchemist

“You can’t change reality, just your perception!” – Father

Father from Fullmetal Alchemist is a classic example of an INTJ villain. No matter what happens, he has his eye on the big picture. He sees everything happening in the world as a detail that is unimportant and only crucial if it aligns with his vision. His main motivation revolves around achieving immortality, discovering new truth, and becoming the new God of the world. He is highly strategic and analytical, able to read into people’s intentions and exploit their weaknesses. And, as is typical for an INTJ, he organizes and controls his environment to ensure that it is in line with his plans. Father may appear emotionless, but behind that mask lies a powerful and passionate INTJ villain who will stop at nothing to get what he wants. Masterfully weaving together his schemes, he strategically places his agents to manipulate events and deceive parties into doing as he wishes. Although most of the work is left in the hands of his homunculi, it’s up to him to draw out every last detail until fruition.

Discover more INTJ anime characters: 10 Amazing INTJ Anime Characters

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    1. Sigh. Have you even watched FMA Brotherhood to its end? That *is* Father, because, spoiler spoiler, he took Hohenheim’s appearance for his humanoid form.

    1. As INTP, it’s kinda scary yet believable once we take a closer look at Orochimaru’s actions. Have to admit that if I’m not holding on to my morals, I could’ve become like that.

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