The Witcher Personality Types: A Complete Overview
by Lisa Sparrow
Whether you’re a fan of fantasy books, video games, or TV shows, chances are you’re interested in finding out which personality types The Witcher characters belong to.
After all, this massively popular franchise features rather complex characters, many of whom have fairly complicated backstories.
Well, if you want to learn more about The Witcher characters and explore them from the perspective of personality typology, we’ve got you covered!
In this article, we’ll find out not only what personality type Geralt of Rivia is but also analyze 12 other The Witcher characters, including Ciri, Yennefer, Istredd, and more. Let’s dig in!
Analysis of The Witcher Characters’ Personality Types
Without further ado, let’s explore the personality types of 13 The Witcher characters:
#1. Geralt of Rivia — ISTP
Geralt of Rivia undoubtedly belongs to the ISTP personality type.
Like a typical ISTP, Geralt lives in the moment, which also makes him rather flexible. Much of his life revolves around moving from one place to another in search of monsters to hunt. Rather than planning, though, he takes each day as it comes, quickly adapting to changes and acting fast in emergencies.
Not to mention, even though he may seem cold, he is incredibly loyal to those who earn his trust. As such, it’s clear that ISTP is the most fitting personality type for Geralt of Rivia.
#2. Yennefer of Vengerberg — ENTJ
Yennefer’s personality type is ENTJ. However, she seems like an unhealthy representative of her type, which isn’t surprising given her tragic backstory.
Yennefer comes across as calculated, intelligent, and self-serving. Above all else, she desires power. Like most ENTJ women, she has a rather intimidating presence and stops at nothing to achieve her goals. She also doesn’t hesitate to tell it like it is, regardless of how her words will impact others.
That said, Yennefer is surprisingly sensitive. She wants to be loved, yet she doesn’t trust others due to childhood trauma.
#3. Tissaia de Vries — ESTJ
Strict, organized, and authoritative, Tissaia de Vries closely resembles the ESTJ personality type. She sees magic as a way to organize chaos, has great leadership skills, and speaks her mind, all of which points to her being a dominant extraverted thinking (Te) user.
Like most ESTJs, Tissaia respects rules and traditions and relies on her past experience to solve problems. However, she lacks consideration for others and can come across as domineering, cold, and outright mean.
#4. Princess Cirilla — ISFP
Enthusiastic, stubborn, and spontaneous to the point of impulsivity, Princess Cirilla belongs to the ISFP personality type.
More than anything, Ciri wants to prove her worth and fears coming across as incompetent. Like a typical ISFP, she’s very observant and eager to take risks. Sometimes, though, she fails to think things through.
Even though there’s no denying that Ciri is very brave, she’s also very sensitive. As such, it’s not uncommon for her to take things very personally.
#5. Jaskier — ENFP
Without a doubt, Jaskier’s personality type is ENFP.
He’s charming, passionate, and very creative. Like any ENFP, he doesn’t miss an opportunity to crack a joke—but even though he may seem careless, that couldn’t be further from the truth. After all, Jaskier creates music to not only tell a story but also inspire change in society.
Moreover, like a typical ENFP, he has no trouble putting himself in other people’s shoes. However, he doesn’t take criticism lightly—in fact, he’s willing to get in a fight with anyone who bashes his music!
#6. Istredd — INFJ
Compassionate and insightful, Istredd likely falls into the INFJ personality type. He’s a big-picture thinker who easily notices patterns in seemingly random events and people’s behavior.
Although Istredd is one of the most respected sorcerers in his city, he isn’t arrogant by any means. If anything, he focuses much more on others than on himself. He certainly has a well-developed extraverted feeling (Fe) function, as he easily empathizes with other people and understands where they’re coming from. Not to mention, he’s quite romantic!
#7. Mousesack — ENTP
Mousesack is a highly intelligent druid who likely belongs to the ENTP personality type. He has a great sense of humor and a lively, friendly personality.
At the same time, Mousesack is rather insightful. His analytical mind quickly spots patterns and helps him understand the grand scheme of things. Since he thinks on his feet, he manages to make virtually any challenging situation work in his favor. Like a typical ENTP, he doesn’t mind bending the rules and adapts to changes fairly easily.
#8. Queen Calanthe — ESTJ
Headstrong and forceful, Queen Calanthe is an unhealthy ESTJ. While her leadership abilities are truly admirable, she tends to disrespect other people and dismiss their opinions.
Simply put, Calanthe makes decisions all by herself and couldn’t care less how other people feel about it. This tells a lot not only about her decisiveness but also about her inflated sense of self-importance.
That said, it’s undeniable that she has a very powerful, commanding presence that simply demands respect. She also knows exactly what she wants and doesn’t hesitate to speak her mind, just like most ESTJs.
#9. Dara — ISFP
Dara is another character from The Witcher with an ISFP personality type.
Although he’s extremely quiet, there’s no denying that Dara cares deeply about others—even those he doesn’t know. Not only does he stop Ciri from eating poisonous berries, but he also saves her from Nilfgaardians shortly after meeting her!
Needless to say, Dara seems to handle change and unexpected situations quite well. This, coupled with the fact that he’s very introverted and thoughtful, points to him being a textbook ISFP.
#10. Nivellen — ESFP
Charismatic, talkative, and spontaneous, Nivellen is a rather typical ESFP. He enjoys other people’s company (and doesn’t miss a chance to welcome guests at his home!) and likes to keep the atmosphere light.
Just like any other ESFP, Nivellen loves being around people and fears being alone. While some people find comfort in solitude, this certainly doesn’t apply to him—according to him, loneliness is “what eats you alive.”
#11. Sigismund Dijkstra — ENTJ
Although Sigismund doesn’t get nearly enough screen time in The Witcher, it’s safe to say that he’s an ENTJ—and, more likely than not, an unhealthy one.
Like most ENTJ men, Sigismund has great leadership skills and a brilliant mind. While he isn’t particularly flexible, his intelligence and foresight help him adapt to changes when things take an unexpected turn.
Although Sigismund is a capable leader with exceptional strategic thinking abilities, unfortunately, he often uses other people to accomplish his goals.
#12. Fringilla Vigo — INTJ
Fringilla Vigo most closely resembles an INTJ, though her personality has undergone a major transformation and most likely still continues to develop.
Fringilla is very reserved. Rather than sharing her thoughts with others, she prefers to keep them to herself, which makes her come across as somewhat mysterious and intriguing.
Moreover, she possesses a deeply analytical, strategic mind and an ambitious spirit, both of which drive her to achieve her goals. However, she tends to put her own interest above that of other people.
#13. Nenneke — ENFJ
Nenneke is a motherly character who naturally takes on the role of a mentor, so it’s pretty obvious that she belongs to the ENFJ personality type. She’s wise, strict, and very caring, especially toward Geralt.
Like most ENFJs, Nenneke attracts people who seek help, guidance, and healing. She’s also rather open-minded. The fact that she welcomes everyone—including elves—to her temple is a testimony to her kindness and tolerance.
And that’s a wrap!
As you can probably tell by now, The Witcher features many different personality types, and this variety of characters is likely one of the reasons this TV show is so captivating.
There’s a good balance between extroverted and introverted, thinking and feeling, judging and perceiving, as well as sensing and intuitive characters. Not only does this make the show rather dynamic, but it also allows the audience to find at least one character to relate to.
That said, many characters from The Witcher have unhealthy personalities, which only adds more intensity and complexity to the show.