Whenever I’m at college and can’t sleep, I find myself searching Pinterest for various personality tests. In high school, I always received INFJ as my MBTI personality type. Recently, however, my test results categorized me as an INFP. While I still think I relate to aspects of the INFJ personality, I definitely think I fit better in the INFP category.
Besides reading more about my personality, I love looking at famous people and fictional characters that share my personality. When reading a book, it is important to relate to the characters. Therefore, I thought it would be a great idea to find our personality types and share what book characters we’re most like!
To participate in the book personality challenge, answer the questions below and link back to my site. I nominate:
Qui at Qui Reads
Pierena at Pierena Reads
Rendz at Reading with Rendz
Jacquie, Gina, and Lindsay at Rattle the Stars
Danielle at Books, Vertigo, and Tea
Nadwa at Painfully Fictional
And anyone who reads this post!
Here are the questions:
What is your MBTI personality type?
I’m an INFP, or “The Mediator.”
What is your personality like?
According to Sixteen Personalities, INFPs are “true idealists, always looking for the hint of good in even the worst people and events, searching for ways to make things better.” INFPs may appear “calm, reserved, and shy,” but possess “an inner flame and passion that can truly shine.” Since INFPs are guided by principles, they make decisions based on honor, beauty, morality, and virtue.
If you were a character in a book, what would be some of you character strengths and flaws?
Sixteen Personalities lists idealism, harmony, open-mindedness, creativity, passion, and dedication as INFP strengths.
On the other hand, it lists extreme idealism, extreme altruism, impracticality, disliking data, taking things personally, and difficult to get to know as weaknesses.
Do any authors share your personality type?
William Shakespeare, J.R.R. Tolkien, Edgar Allen Poe, Virginia Woolf, Amy Tan, A.A. Milne, J.K. Rowling, Homer, John Milton, and C.S. Lewis are often considered INFPs. Since many of these authors never took the test, it can’t be said with 100% accuracy that they were INFPs.
Wow, there are a lot of great authors on this list. It definitely makes me proud to be an INFP!
What fictional characters share your personality type?
Frodo Baggins (Lord of the Rings), Anne (Anne of Green Gables), Arwen (Lord of the Rings), Lucy Pevensie (The Chronicles of Narnia), Jane (Jane Eyre), Jane Bennett (Pride and Prejudice), Belle (Beauty and the Beast), Jamie Sullivan (A Walk to Remember), Primrose Everdeen (The Hunger Games), and Christopher Robin (Winnie-the-Pooh) are often considered INFPs.
Since there were a lot of INFP authors, it doesn’t surprise me that there are so many fictional INFPs! Even though Tiana is my favorite Disney princess, I can definitely see how my personality is like Belle (Beauty and the Beast was part of the inspiration for my blog’s name!)
If you were a character in a book, what job would you have?
I would most likely be a writer, counselor, social worker, teacher, psychologist, musician, or religious worker!
I’m studying to be a teacher in college right now, so this reassures me about my major decision.
What personality type would complete your OTP?
Personality Page suggests that the ENFP is the best match for the INFP.
Who are some fictional characters that would complete your OTP?
Peeta Mellark or Willy Wonka would be my perfect match based on their personality type.
I was Team Peeta throughout The Hunger Games, so it’s cool that he’s one of my matches! Willy Wonka kind of scares me, but at least he could give me a lifetime supply of chocolate.
Do you think your results match your personality?