The Myers-Briggs® Personality Types of the 1923 Characters

The captivating universe of ‘1923’, a new series streaming on Paramount, takes us back to the roots of the Dutton family saga we’ve come to love in ‘Yellowstone’. As a gripping prequel set amidst turbulent times, it offers an array of compelling characters whose personalities, of course, I had to decipher as I watched the show. Curious if any of the characters have your Myers-Briggs® personality type? Let’s find out!

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Discover the unique Myers-Briggs® personality types of the '1923' characters.

The Myers-Briggs® Personality Types of the 1923 Characters

Alexandra: The Free Spirit (ENFP)

Alexandra from 1923 ENFP

Alexandra is the epitome of the ENFP personality – energetic, imaginative, and guided by her deep values and emotions. Her character breaks free from the traditional confines of her era, eagerly forfeiting a marriage that represents, in many ways, a cage. She’s terrified of being trapped by society’s expectations for her and isn’t afraid to throw away her reputation or society’s view of her in order to do what she knows is right for her. Typical for ENFPs, she is drawn to new possibilities, never gives up, and seeks out inspiration in every moment. And, as is typical for ENFPs, she can sometimes be a bit bossy, although in a charming and lovable way that is more humorous than serious.

The idealism of Alexandra helps her stay hopeful in many trying situations. Yet sometimes her idealism doesn’t match with reality and it can cause her to feel overwhelmed.  When her zest to “look danger in the eye” meets harsh realities, we see Alexandra dealing with the disparity between her imagination and the reality of an experience (namely, getting trapped in a tree and being chased by lions). The disparity between her dreams and the starkness of reality emphasizes the ENFP’s struggle with balancing impulsiveness and imagination with practicality.

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Elizabeth Strafford: The Heartfelt Traditionalist (ESFJ)

Elizabeth Strafford is ESFJ

Contrastingly, Elizabeth embodies the nurturer role of an ESFJ. Rooted deeply in societal norms and traditions, she is at a loss when life’s canvas sprawls beyond the borders of convention. Her emotional transparency masks an inner struggle to process personal feelings. She easily expresses her feelings, sharing them with either Jack or to Cara. However, she isn’t as sure how to deal with her emotions on her own. Instead, she turns to baking a cake or getting overwhelmed in frustration. This illustrates a typical ESFJ struggle; they need an external source, often a person, to confide in and can sometimes grapple with sorting out their emotions on their own. That said, Elizabeth is loyal, passionate, and dedicated, willing to face uncertainty and struggle to stay true to the one she loves.

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Cara Dutton: The Detailed Duty-Fulfiller (ISTJ)

Cara Dutton is an ISTJ

Many people type Cara Dutton as a Feeling type; but my gauge on her is that she leads more with Thinking. Cara is forthright, pragmatic, and logical. She manages the Dutton family affairs with practicality and quick logic when Jacob is recovering, and she presents a stern, stoic face to anyone who stands in her way. There’s an inner steeliness and no-nonsense nature to Cara; but, like all Thinking types, she is not without empathy or emotion. She shares her deeper feelings in her letters to Spencer; recounting all the details at length (very common for ISJ types).

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Spencer Dutton: The Lone Pragmatist (ISTP)

Spencer Dutton ISTP

Spencer, the quintessential ISTP, remains shrouded in mystery. As a sharpshooter with acute situational awareness, he embodies the ISTP’s tactical acumen and preference for solitude. Despite his reserved nature, he reveals an ISTP’s spontaneous side when entranced by Alexandra’s free spirit. His capability to remain cool under fire and make decisive actions swiftly exemplifies the pragmatic core of the ISTP personality type.

Want to know more about ISTPs? 24 Signs That You’re an ISTP, the Vigilante Personality Type

Teonna Rainwater: The Defiant Advocate (ESFP)

Teonna Rainwater ESFP

Teonna, unapologetically ESFP, defies the oppressive framework of the boarding school she’s trapped in. Her brave insubordination against unjust authority highlights an ESFP’s unwavering allegiance to their belief system. She’s impulsive, passionate, and no matter what she may risk, she will not back down even if the odds are against her. Teonna’s refusal to adhere to nonsensical and oppressive rules—even at great personal risk—paints a vivid picture of the ESFP’s fiery, convictions-driven character.

Curious about ESFPs? Find out more: 10 Things ESFPs Look for in a Relationship

Jacob Dutton: The Steadfast Manager (ESTJ)

Jacob Dutton ESTJ

Jacob’s skill at managing sprawling ranch operations is nothing less than the hallmark of an ESTJ. With his natural prowess for logistics and his feet firmly planted in tradition, he mirrors some of the most admirable qualities of ‘The Captain’. His desire to safeguard his legacy and protect the land keep him working tirelessly even as he’s at the age where he should be settling down. His connection to the land, to preserving it from “progress” that could destroy it also aligns with the Sensing-Judger desire to maintain things as they have always been. Dutton’s traditional views are evident at many points in the series, but particularly when he tries to take out a loan to protect his land and cattle. In the midst of many newfangled policies, he retaliates with a frustrated “You know, this used to be settled with a handshake!”

Banner Creighton: The Reckless Tactician (ESTP)

Banner Creighton is an ESTP

Banner personifies the darker aspects of an ESTP. His impulsive behavior and fiery temperament align with an ESTP’s propensity for action over reflection. He’s a troublemaker, but he’s also clever enough to be dangerous. Banner knows how to monopolize on the moment, and quickly shift gear if his tactics need to be revised. Although his ventures are guided by an internal logic, they often lead him into turmoil, depicting an unhealthy portrayal of the ESTP’s brash decisiveness.

Donald Whitfield: The Calculating Leader (ENTJ)

Donald Whitfield is an ENTJ

I really didn’t want to type the villain as an ENTJ. That happens enough all across the internet. I feel like every time people see a villain they think, “ENTJ of course! What else?!” But there’s no denying that Donald Whitfield is an ENTJ. He’s ingenious, strategic, goal-oriented, and visionary. He could be all these things and have a value-driven core that drives him to do good, but Whitfield is clearly an immoral version of the ENTJ personality type. He exudes a chilling charisma, strategic mastery, and a relentless drive towards his goals, even if they come at the cost of others’ well-being. Donald’s absence of moral apprehension and formidable decision-making efficacy is reflective of an ENTJ under the worst light—a figure devoid of ethical constraints and motivated purely by self-interest and control.

Jack Dutton: The Charismatic Maverick (ESTP)

Jack Dutton is an ESTP

Lastly, Jack demonstrates a healthier version of the ESTP—a bold, magnetic presence paradoxically combined with stark practicality. His straightforwardness sometimes clashes with social expectations (and his fiancee’s more conscientious nature). Yet his genuineness and dedication to his family’s well-being are unmistakable; there’s nothing he wouldn’t do to protect those he loves, but he often has to be reminded to not be too impulsive and reactive. Overall, Jack’s blend of candid charm and down-to-earth pragmatism showcases a younger ESTP with their strengths and weaknesses combined—gallant, resourceful, and a little reckless.

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What Do You Think?

Did you enjoy ‘1923’? Which characters were your favorites? Do you have another perspective on the personality type’s of the characters? Let us know in the comments!

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