Characters: MBTI continued

Last week I gave you a little “quiz” to use to figure out the Myers-Briggs of you or your characters.

This week I am giving you another little helpful chart about eight divisions of the MBTI types. As before, please see the official Myers-Briggs page here, or read more about typing on blogs dedicated to typing. Again, these are my favorites: Which MBTI Type… and  MBTI Types.

Below you will find a downloadable reference I created for the sixteen MBTI types divided into eight groups of two. I gave examples of fictional characters that, I think, embody those types. In real life, people are complex and may not fit neatly into one of the divisions. (I certainly don’t.) Fiction imitates life, so well-written characters are pretty complex, too. See my note about Hermione Granger following the images.

Disclaimer: I did plenty of research and used the sites mentioned above, as well as PersonalityPathways as references. I took my own notes, recognized patterns, and inferred other connections. While these websites were my sources, this is an original work. I take plagiarism seriously, which is why I make a point to summarize, write in my own words, and link back to my sources. I hope that my readers have the same convictions!

Click the “button” below to download the Hi-res, two-page PDF with all eight.

Here are some low-res PNGs of each division for you to preview. You have permission to post these on your blog, as long as you link back here and do not alter the images. The PDF will be easier to read, both on screen and off. If you’d like a file to print and keep for your character binders, download the high-resolution PDF above.

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A note on Hermione: Some may disagree with my assessment of Hermione Granger as a Thinker rather than a Feeler, or Extroverted rather than Introverted. Hermione grows through the Harry Potter series. As she grows, she develops her “feeling.” But when we first meet Hermione in The Philosopher’s Stone, she is the classic “Achiever” and needs to impress others (extroversion) with her brilliance and her skills.

I hope these resources come in handy! If you have any feedback or requests for handouts/worksheets, please comment below, and please share writelarawrite with friends who love writing and reading!

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