30 Powerful INTJ Fictional Characters You Can Relate To
by Lisa Sparrow
When you think about an average superhero or any other character from a book or movie, you’ll realize that many of them possess the most prominent INTJ traits: independence, determination, logical thinking, ... you name it.
Some of these people are textbook examples of the INTJ personality type. We bring you the ultimate list of the most memorable INTJ fictional characters, including:
- 5 INTJ Fictional Characters in Books
- 3 INTJ Fictional Characters in Comics
- 5 INTJ Fictional Characters in Movies
- 3 Unhealthy INTJ Fictional Characters
And many more! Let’s get started.
5 INTJ Fictional Characters in Books
Without further ado, let’s mention some of the most relatable INTJ characters from the books we grew up with.
#1. Severus Snape (“Harry Potter”)
The first thing you may notice about Severus Snape is his restrained, distant attitude. On the outside, he’s a cold, intimidating individual. Still, he hides more than meets the eye, like any other INTJ.
His thirst for new knowledge marks him as one of the best wizards and potion masters at Hogwarts. Thanks to his Introverted Intuition (Ni)—his dominant cognitive function—he’s very smart, perceptive, and capable of anticipating other people’s moves. This enables him to easily solve problems and come up with great strategies when necessary.
#2. Sherlock Holmes (“Sherlock Holmes” series)
Did you know that INTJs make great detectives? The best example of this claim being true is the famous Sherlock Holmes.
He perceives the world through diverse patterns that he notices all around him. Not only does his Ni give him an unmistakable gut feeling, but it also supports his Extraverted Thinking (Te). This function makes him work hard to find evidence for his predictions and explain why things happen.
#3. Dr. Victor von Frankenstein (“Frankenstein”)
Since early childhood, Victor von Frankenstein has been drawn to science and all its elements, which is typical for many INTJs. From philosophy books to medical textbooks, he absorbs knowledge with an insatiable thirst and curiosity.
His yearning to decipher the deepest secrets of the universe makes him willing to do anything to achieve his goals. Yet, his obsession with playing God leads him to a journey of no return and causes his death in the end.
#4. Littlefinger (“Game of Thrones”)
Peter Bailish, also known as Littlefinger, is one of the unhealthiest INTJ fictional book characters.
Unlike healthy INTJs that like to be in charge when they have a safety net, Littlefinger is determined to do anything to get the power he longs for. He doesn’t care about the consequences, nor does he hesitate to hurt or kill people, which makes him a true INTJ villain.
#5. Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy ("Pride and Prejudice")
Mr. Darcy is one of those quiet but still charming heartbreakers from romantic novels.
He isn’t anti-social. Still, being an introvert, he doesn’t enjoy balls and other similar gatherings, which emerges from his Extraverted Thinking (Te) function. Instead, he prefers to withdraw and delve into his thoughts—that’s his sweet escape. Mr. Darcy also has only a few close friends and uses his rational thinking to help them make smart decisions, like INTJs tend to do.
3 INTJ Fictional Characters in Comics
Do you like comics? Here are several INTJ characters appearing in this type of visual art creation.
#1. Batman/Bruce Wayne (“Batman”, DC)
Before he acts on something, Batman always examines the situation and makes a backup plan in case the main one fails. This way of thinking is inherent in INTJs—they can’t help but analyze everything around them, imagining all possible outcomes.
Although he’s determined to protect Gotham, Bruce knows where to draw the line. For example, he doesn’t want to give up his moral principles and refuses to use guns, even though he knows it would be much easier to protect Gotham if he did.
#2. Doctor Strange (“Doctor Strange”, Marvel)
Remember the well-known independence INTJ people boast? That’s exactly what makes Dr. Strange the legend that he is.
He doesn’t like taking orders from anyone and will always do what he thinks is right. Still, he remains a brilliant superhero despite the intensity of his character. He’s a highly intelligent individual whose strategic mind literally does wonders.
#3. Magneto (“X-Men”, Marvel)
Magneto is another example of an INTJ gone wrong.
Although by nature, he isn't a bad character, he becomes a villain due to his past trauma and strives to make a better world for himself. In his eyes, the only way to achieve this is to remove humans from the face of the earth.
Magneto also abuses his intelligence to plot evil plans and believes that he’s better than others. Such arrogance is rather common in unhealthy INTJs.
5 INTJ Fictional Characters in Movies
Wondering whether there are any famous INTJ movie characters you can relate to?
The answer is yes!
Let’s see which ones.
#1. Andy Dufresne (The Shawshank Redemption)
Even a brief look at Andy Dufresne reveals that he’s an INTJ, starting from his neat clothes and calm attitude to his “deathly stare.”
Still, his most INTJ-like trait is his persistence. Unlike other prisoners who accept their fate, Andy decides to fight for his freedom with a perfect, slow-burning escape plan. He wouldn’t have carried out this idea if he hadn’t been gifted with a brilliant mind and strategic thinking skills.
#2. V (V for Vendetta)
V likes being in charge and having everything under his control. This kind of power is something INTJ people often long for due to their habit of keeping everything in order. Even when he hears other people’s opinions, he often dismisses them and does what he believes is logical.
Besides this, V is also intelligent and educated, which we could notice by glancing at the wall-to-wall bookshelf in his house. His ability to read through people and their actions allows him to predict their moves and outwit them.
#3. Gandalf (Lord of the Rings)
Many believe that Gandalf is an INFJ, but his Te is the main proof that he belongs to the INTJs.
Extraverted Feeling (Fe) users, such as INFJs, often seek people’s approval and care about their feelings. Yet, Te users—including INTJs—aren’t particularly interested in what others have to say unless they truly appreciate the interlocutor.
For this reason, Gandalf only seeks the opinions of people he considers smart while ignoring the input coming from other people. He’s rather perceptive and uses his Ni to observe each issue from different perspectives and find the most effective solutions.
#4. Wednesday Addams (The Addams Family)
Do you remember Wednesday’s famous quote saying: “We don’t hug; we’re contagious"? If you do, you’ve probably already figured out she’s a true INTJ.
Her Introverted Feeling (Fi) is responsible for her aversion toward humans around her. She also doesn’t like showing emotions and is eerily serious, which usually intimidates people. Still, she somehow manages to manipulate everyone into doing what she wants by using her sense of organization and intelligence.
#5. Michael Corleone (The Godfather)
Michael Corleone is a Mastermind who comes up with thorough assassination plans and always thinks ahead of everyone else.
It’s no wonder his father chose him as the new don. He’s sharp and ruthless and doesn’t hesitate to get his hands dirty if it means he’ll get what he wants. Michael doesn’t like to rush things and prefers to analyze his plans before implementing them, unlike his impulsive brother Sonny, who is an ESTP.
5 INTJ Fictional Characters in TV Shows
Here are the five top INTJ characters from some of the most celebrated TV shows ever shot.
#1. Walter White (Breaking Bad)
We meet Walter White as a calm, quiet science teacher, which already sounds like an INTJ.
Once he learns that he’s sick and has little time left to live, he turns into an unhealthy representative of this personality type. He starts making meth and becomes obsessed with his final goal—to leave enough money for his family before he dies.
Unfortunately, Walter’s determination and stubbornness make him become a criminal who even kills people to accomplish his goals. Even when facing his wife, who cries and begs him to stop, he doesn’t show remorse and keeps up the same pace.
#2. Michael Gray (Peaky Blinders)
Once he comes back to his mother, Polly, and gets accepted by the Shelby family, Michael Gray turns into a typical INTJ. Besides being intelligent, sarcastic, and fun to be around, he is willing to work hard to earn his place in the family business.
Still, his attitude becomes quite an obstacle. Michael is ready to clash with anyone who thinks otherwise, which is why other people see him as arrogant. This is rather characteristic of stubborn INTJs who don’t like being told what to do.
#3. Dr. House (House, M.D.)
Gregory House is a highly logical person who doesn’t believe anything unless there’s firm proof, which is usually the case for INTJ scientists and doctors. To diagnose a patient, he uses his wide medical knowledge and infallible intuition, becoming famously known as the person who can solve any case.
He’s also cynical and sarcastic, and his harsh and dark sense of humor usually drives others crazy, as he rarely shows compassion for anyone. He’s afraid to make a move on Dr. Cuddy, even though he’s in love with her. Instead, he chooses to make fun of her and hide his emotions.
#4. Sergio ‘The Professor’ Marquina (Money Heist)
As the brain behind every operation in his gang, The Professor always has a plan, even when you think he and his mates are doomed for good.
His plans are so thorough that there’s no chance his opponents would anticipate his next move. Even his lover, Lisbon, compares him to Clark Kent, implying that he’s a superhero.
Sergio doesn’t want to be in the spotlight. Instead, he prefers to remain in the background and tell everyone what they need to do to accomplish their goals. Another trait that proves he belongs to the INTJ personality type is his tendency to lose control if something goes wrong.
#5. Ragnar ‘Lothbrok’ Sigurdsson
Ragnar is another INTJ “behind-the-scenes” guy that doesn’t long to be a leader but possesses all the qualities leaders need.
He’s rational and strong-willed, and he only cares about the big picture. His Te brings him brutal honesty, and he doesn’t care if his harsh words make people feel bad, as being truthful is his number one priority. However, his Fi makes him pay for this, as he starts feeling the consequences of his decisions.
3 INTJ Disney Fictional Character
Did you know that the Disney world also features several prominent INTJ fictional characters? Curious to see who they are?
#1. Maleficent (Sleeping Beauty)
Maleficent is one of the most famous INTJ villains ever. She likes to run her mouth, which is the first thing that indicates that she belongs to this personality type, along with her “serious” look.
Her plan to destroy Aurora was crafted years before she even got the chance to realize it, and she thought about every single detail. Even when she is defeated, she doesn’t give up. Instead, she wants to take revenge and achieve the goal she set, in typical INTJ nature.
#2. Scar (The Lion King)
Scar is a true anti-hero. After all, he’s the main culprit behind the heart-breaking death of Mufasa, Simba’s father, which left thousands of Disney fans (and even dogs!) in tears. Still, despite his cruelty, he’s also incredibly smart, and his planning skills are on point.
Scar doesn’t care what others think of him, which is also an INTJ characteristic. Yet, he prefers to rule from the shadows and uses his brilliant mind to manipulate others to get what he wants.
#3. Gill (Finding Nemo)
The brave little Gill is a natural commander—that’s the first INTJ trait we notice in him. He’s determined to set himself and his fish pals free from the aquarium and has a well-thought-out plan to do so. Moreover, he manages to organize the other fish to achieve the goal together, as everybody listens to him.
Still, Gill focuses on the outcome so much that he doesn’t have time or willingness to consider his mates’ emotions. For this reason, he may come across as insensitive.
6 Strong INTJ Female Fictional Characters
People love INTJ female characters because they successfully break gender stereotypes and show the true power of strong, independent women. So, let’s mention some of them that deserve special attention.
#1. Lisbeth Salander (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo)
Lisbeth is one of the best examples of admirable INTJ female characters. Her main goal is to prove that women can beat the bad guys that abuse them. Thanks to her intelligence and strategic mind, she manages to do so.
However, she might not come across as the nicest person in the world. Her Te is the main reason for her blunt attitude, which makes other people find it difficult to get along with her. She hurts their feelings with her harsh words while keeping her emotions guarded.
#2. O-ren Ishii (Kill Bill)
O-ren holds firmly to her principles, like a regular INTJ. Still, her morality code doesn’t always coincide with what the law proposes.
She’s determined to seek justice for her deceased family no matter what and doesn’t have mercy for the ones that did her wrong. This goal turns her into a cold-blooded killer and brings her lots of power. However, in regular INTJ fashion, she doesn’t face the Bride herself when the time comes but sends her gang after her, choosing to stay out of the spotlight.
#3. Beth Harmon (The Queen’s Gambit)
Beth becomes a legendary chess player primarily by following her intuition, which she uses to always know what move to make. She learns to play chess by analyzing the games she has lost and trying to see what she has done wrong. Pretty typical for INTJs, right?
As a strong female INTJ, Beth is pretty stubborn and doesn’t like being told what to do. She prefers to do things her own way, which sometimes leads her to trouble.
#4. Effy (Skins UK)
Effy from “Skins” breaks one of the biggest stereotypes about INTJs—that they are emotionless and cold. It’s true—she does seem like nothing bothers her. But deep inside, she smothers her feelings with drugs and alcohol so that she doesn’t have to face them.
Effy is also convinced that everything she says or does is right and doesn’t often accept other people’s opinions or input. This makes her appear arrogant and self-centered and also brings out her passive-aggressive tendencies.
#5. Kat Stratford (10 Things I Hate About You)
Kat always wants to tell people what she thinks, even if no one asks for her opinion, like many other INTJs love to do.
She doesn’t hesitate to express her dissatisfaction with school, the guys around her, or anything else that bothers her. Her sarcastic comments and bold attitude usually put people away and make her look like a misfit in a sea of regular teenagers.
#6. Clarice Starling (Silence of the Lambs)
Clarice’s job is to think one step ahead of the notorious serial killer, Hannibal Lecter. Thanks to her innate intuition, she does it quite well. Her ability to read between the lines and analyze other people’s behavior is strong, as is her sense of organization. She’s able to connect the dots and observe the bigger picture without much effort.
Even though Clarice may seem cold and serious—like any other INTJ—she’s just great at concealing her emotions. She also doesn’t let her feelings affect her decision-making abilities and always thinks rationally.
3 Unhealthy INTJ Fictional Characters
What happens when someone’s INTJ personality traits take them south? Let’s analyze that situation through the following examples of unhealthy INTJ fictional characters.
#1. Hannibal Lecter (Silence of the Lambs)
Before becoming a serial killer and cannibal, Hannibal was a respected forensic psychiatrist who enjoyed analyzing people and their weaknesses. This way, he learned how to manipulate people with the help of his intelligence and make them do what he wanted.
His intuition is brilliant, so he always manages to outsmart others and predict their moves. He also lacks empathy and doesn’t care about other people’s feelings, which makes it easier for him to hurt other humans without thinking about the consequences.
#2. Claire Underwood (House of Cards)
Claire Underwood is another example of an INTJ individual with unhealthy character development.
She uses the traits that are supposed to be good, such as cleverness, to manipulate and lie to others, along with her husband. Claire is also a calculating person and finds it easy to use people around her to get what she wants. So, no matter how capable she is, she never uses her qualities to achieve good things. Unfortunately, it’s quite the opposite.
#3. Mona Vanderwaal (Pretty Little Liars)
Mona’s strong INTJ intuition enables her to delve into people’s darkest secrets and use them to blackmail others, playing them like puppets.
She may claim she cares about some people, but when it comes to accomplishing goals, she’ll forget about showing affection to them. Due to her bossy attitude and the intention of having everyone under control, people eventually leave her side.
That concludes our list of INTJ fictional characters! We hope it helps you understand the different shapes in which this personality type appears in the world.
From healthy protagonists to unhealthy villains in books, movies, and shows, the INTJ personality is a whole new world that deserves special attention. In the end, it’s much easier to relate to your strengths and weaknesses if you realize how they manifest in someone else’s personality!