In horror films, the villain is actually the main character, and definitely the reason why so many people are big-time fans of the genre. These villains are fun to watch and all have their own reasons for doing what they do (aka killing people). From Scream to Nightmare On Elm Street to Halloween, there are many iconic villains who have been scaring audiences (and thrilling them) for decades.
It's fun to take a look at your horror movie villain depending on your MBTI. Read on to find out which horror movie villain you are, based on your personality type.
10 ESTP: Jason Voorhees
The villain of the Friday the 13th franchise is a kid at the summer camp who was always getting picked on. He's not social, he doesn't speak, and he's creative. It's safe to say that he finds interesting ways to kill people at Crystal Lake (for example, when he picked up a girl in a sleeping bag and threw it against a tree).
He's a creative problem-solver, which would make his MBTI ESTP or "Energetic Problem-Solver." As the description explains, "They apply common sense and experience to problems, quickly analyzing what is wrong and then fixing it." If this is your MBTI, then Jason is your horror movie villain. ESTPs "respond resourcefully" and are "flexible." That definitely applies to a person that will use whatever is at their disposal to kill people.
9 ISTP: Freddy Krueger
Freddy Krueger is quippy, makes jokes, and can change his tactics as he goes because he's working in the dream realm most of the time. The whole point of A Nightmare On Elm Street is that Freddy kills people in their dreams, so it's fair to say that he can adapt.
If you're an ISTP or "Logical Pragmatist," then Freddy is your horror movie villain. ISTPs "can remain calm while managing a crisis, quickly deciding what needs to be done to solve the problem." They are "objective critics" and they "respond quickly."
8 ISTJ: Michael Myers
Are you an ISTJ or "Responsible Realist"? Then your horror movie villain is Michael Myers from the popular film Halloween. He is "orderly," "detached," and "reserved." It could also be said that he is someone who would "prefer working alone" since he's another anti-social character. He will also "focus on tasks" (in this case, going after Laurie and wanting to kill her). He's very determined, that's for sure.
Michael Myers is so introverted that he doesn't talk and doesn't interact with anyone (besides wanting to murder them).
7 ESTJ: Norman Bates
Norman Bates of Psycho seems normal and polite from the outside... but horror fans know that isn't actually the case. He, of course, has some real mommy issues and is weirdly obsessed with her (as she's dead and he dresses up like her).
It can be said that Norman is a successful business owner because he runs the Bates Motel. His MBTI would be ESTJ or "Efficient Organizer." He is "decisive" and "efficient," which are two of the descriptions of this personality type.
6 ENTP: Chucky
Chucky is a pretty crazy horror movie character. After all, he's literally a talking doll... although a really evil one. He's got a totally twisted mind and personality.
If you're wondering what horror movie villain you are if your MBTI is ENTP or "Enterprising Explorer," it would be Chucky. He sounds so much like the description: he's "lively," "questioning," and definitely very "outspoken." He always speaks his mind and doesn't seem to have a filter.
5 INFJ: Pinhead
Pinhead is the villain from Hellraiser and he's the leader of beings called the Cenobites. He lives in the underworld (or hell) and he gives out punishment and pain.
He's proper and formal in the way that he speaks and his MBTI would be INFJ or "Insightful Visionary." He's "imaginative," "idealistic," and "individualistic." He kills people very quickly by making hooks and chains shoot out from the wall, which can definitely be called "imaginative." INFJs also have a good eye for "big picture possibilities," which is what Pinhead has because he has quite literally been in another plane of existence.
4 INFP: Candyman
Candyman, of the 1992 movie of the same name, shows up when someone says his name five times... and murders them. He's a tortured soul who is well-spoken.
Since he was an artist, he's "creative" and "introspective," which would make his MBTI INFP or "Thoughtful Idealist." He had a kid with a white woman and was killed. He wants people's attention and he wants to be known because he wants to continue being a legend in Chicago's projects. He has a "long-range vision" as well. If you're also an INFP, then Candyman is your horror movie villain.
3 ENTJ: Leatherface
Leatherface is the villain from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. He's crazy and lives with his (equally crazy) family. It's hard to really describe his personality because he's honestly a psycho, he has a mask made out of human skin, and he swings a chainsaw around. He doesn't speak (like some of the other villains on this list) and he grunts instead.
He gets rid of anything that gets in his way, so it could be said that he is "decisive," "assertive," and "tough." These are characteristics of an ENTJ or "Decisive Strategist."
2 INTP: Hannibal Lecter
Hannibal Lecter is extremely intelligent, has an amazing insight into human psychology, and is good at getting what he wants out of people. In Silence Of The Lambs, he helps Clarice, but she has to tell him about her life because he's so interested in her.
Hannibal is a psychopath and he's "detached," which makes him an INTP or "Objective Analyst." The description says, "They typically adopt a detached and concise way of analyzing the world and often uncover new or innovative approaches." He's also "cognitive" because of his intelligence, along with being "ingenious." He can "quickly see inconsistencies" and can tell when Clarice is holding something back from him.
1 INTJ: Ghostface
A few different characters are the killer in each Scream film, but let's focus on the two killers in the first movie. When Billy and Stu adopt the Ghostface mask and black cloak, they are going after Sidney Prescott because of something that her mother did.
Their MBTIs would be INTJ or "Conceptual Planner" because they "define a compelling, long-range vision." They have a plan and set out to accomplish what they want. They are "firm" and "deliberate."