Due to the accuracy of the Myers-Briggs Personality Test, it only makes sense that fans would be curious to see how their favorite Harry Potter characters were categorized. Although there are many sites out there detailing the categories that Harry Potter characters fall into, there are very few on the villains. This is probably because they are hard to fit into specific categories.
Their traits are so negative that even Myers-Briggs can't fully understand them. However, we've done our best to narrow things down a bit in order to learn a bit more about the group of witches, wizards, and one particular Muggle, that made Harry's life difficult. Without further ado, here are 10 Harry Potter Villain's Myers-Briggs Personality Types.
10. Lord Voldemort - ENTJ
Let's begin with the head honcho, shall we? Lord Voldemort is so sick and twisted that it's debatable whether or not he would even fall into a Myer-Briggs category. He's simply not human enough. However, all signs point to him (as well as his earlier self, Tom Riddle) being a "Commander".
"Commanders" are characterized as leaders, first and foremost. Lord Voldemort may have not been the type of leader who cares deeply about his followers, but he was more than capable of leading them. In fact, his cult-like leadership kept all of his sycophantic followers in check.
Self-confidence is something that "Commanders" have to have as well, and Voldemort certainly did. Not only did he show outright arrogance in moments, but this trait allowed him the strength to manipulate the best of them.
9. Draco Malfoy - ESFJ
It's hard to call Draco Malfoy an outright villain, as he did show some good qualities by the end of the series. However, he was one of the meanest kids at school and did attempt to take the life of the greatest wizard of all time. Therefore, he should be on this list.
Draco's Myers-Briggs category would be a "Consul". These are the types of people who are usually the more popular kids in school, as well as those who worry about their social status far more than others. Draco was precisely that type due to the fact his parents raised him to be the best and obsess over blood purity. "Consuls" can also be overly needy, which Draco was.
8. Bellatrix Lestrange - ESFP
Voldemort's most powerful Death Eater would probably fall under "The Entertainer" Myers-Briggs category. Although they don't have a section for wicked, deranged witches, "The Entertainer" covers other aspects of Bellatrix Lestrange's personality.
One of the characteristics that Bellatrix had in the series was her child-like attitude. This meant that she easily became bored and unfocused. These traits were displayed in both the Battle of the Department of Mysteries and her interaction with Snape at Spinner's End. Sensitivity is also a trait of "The Entertainer", and Bellatrix was easily triggered by insults to her family and Lord Voldemort's name.
Lastly, "Entertainers" are usually bold. And, without a doubt, Bellatrix Lestrange was bolder than all of her companions combined.
7. Lucius Malfoy - ENTJ
Although there are multiple differences between Lord Voldemort and his first right-hand man, he and Lucius Malfoy would both be "Commanders". Lucius is a born leader. During the First Wizarding War, he led the charge before Bellatrix was able to win favor as Voldemort's right-hand. His strategist thinking allowed him to be on par with even the best members of the Order of the Phoenix, creating more conflict for them.
Like other "Commanders", Lucius was also exceptionally self-confident. This came from his Pure-Blood status as well as his wealth. But his arrogance was also his downfall. It caused him to make mistakes and lose favor with The Dark Lord. This is when we saw another trait attributed to "Commanders"; the inability to handle emotions.
6. Narcissa Malfoy - ISTJ
"The Logistician" is often described as someone who is strong-willed and yet very dutiful. Without a doubt, Narcissa Malfoy had a very strong will but also remained loyal to her role as Lucius Malfoy's wife, and thus a member of Lord Voldemort's inner circle. However, her strong-willed attitude and practicality, combined with her love for her son, allowed her to forsake her duties to the Dark Lord and help Harry fake his demise.
Narcissa also has some of the negative traits of "The Logistician", which include insensitivity, stubbornness, and the constant judgement of others. Not only did she judge others for their lack of wealth but she also judged them for their Half-Blood or Muggle-born status.
5. Wormtail - ISTJ
It should surprise fans that Wormtail, otherwise known as Peter Pettigrew, would be a "Logistician" like Narcissa Malfoy. This is because the two characters seemingly couldn't be more dissimilar. But Wormtail would be categorized as a "Logistician" for completely different reasons.
First and foremost, Wormtail is practical. Not only did he come up with a successful plan to frame Sirius Black for betraying the Potters, but he also knew that it was more beneficial for him to switch to Voldemort's side. Additionally, he is extremely introverted. This explains how he was okay with living as a rat for a whopping 12 years.
He also had a strong sense of duty. Although he didn't believe in a lot of Voldemort's ideology, he obeyed his master without question.
4. Corban Yaxley - ESTJ
Corban Yaxley may have had a limited role in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1, but he had far more to do in the books. This helped us determine that he would have been an "Executive", according to the Myers-Briggs Personality Test.
Like most "Executives", this Voldemort follower was absolutely dedicated to his role. He was also an excellent organizer and enforcer, which is why Voldemort chose him to have his hands in the new Ministry of Magic. He was also reliable, patient, and loyal; all traits that Voldemort respected.
Yaxley was also completely inflexible and judgemental. And, like most Death Eaters, he was utterly obsessed with his social status. It's one of the reasons why he needed to please the Dark Lord so much.
3. Dolores Umbridge - ESTJ
Dolores Umbridge may not have directly been a Voldemort follower, but she certainly was a major villain in the Harry Potter series. She may also be the most disliked character in the entire universe. Part of the reason she is so disliked is her ESTJ status.
Just like Yaxley, Umbridge was an "Executive". She was so inflexibly dedicated to creating and maintaining order that she even said it in The Order of the Phoenix. Seriously, she may just be the quintessential "Executive".
Umbridge was also an excellent organizer, was very loyal to Crouch and the Ministry, and uncomfortable in unconventional situations. Half of the fun of her character was seeing her respond when things didn't go her way.
2. Vernon Dursley - ESTJ
Vernon Dursley didn't do some of the terrible things that Voldemort did, but he certainly wasn't a nice guy. In fact, he proved himself to be a dedicated antagonist to Harry. He constantly treated Harry poorly and judged him for practically everything he did. Part of the reason for this is that Uncle Vernon is an "Executive". He's not good with anything that's unconventional, and Harry's destiny as a wizard was certainly unconventional for a boring 9-5 Muggle.
Vernon was also highly judgemental and was focused on social status, especially when it came to keeping up appearances with his neighbors, colleagues, and boss. He also ran his house like a dictatorship. This is because he liked to create order much like other "Executives".
1. Severus Snape - INTJ
Severus Snape may be controversial as a villain, but he was one of the main antagonists for Harry. Additionally, Snape spent a long time as a member of Voldemort's inner-circle before becoming a spy for Dumbledore. For this and many other reasons, it makes sense to include him on this list.
Snape would be seen as a "Mastermind". This type prefers to work alone, as Snape did for many years. He had to, otherwise his cover may be blown. Given the title, it's obvious that "Masterminds" are very intelligent. Additionally, this category includes people who are a bit cold and not overly empathetic. Snape is precisely this type of guy. After all, it was only Lily and Dumbledore who he really cared about. Otherwise, he didn't come across as overly empathetic.