There are hundreds of horrifying and pitiable characters in American Horror Story, but some personalities are truly unforgettable and worth delving into.
Assuming you could ever get someone as guarded as Constance Langdon (from season one) to take a Myers-Briggs® personality test, what would the results be? Interesting, to say the least. What about the Antichrist in Apocolypse? Even the evilest characters within the show have a touch of humanity in them, and that's the part worth exploring. Here are the Myers-Briggs® personality results of the 10 most iconic characters in AHS.
10 Constance Langdon: ENFJ
Jessica Lange's first role in American Horror Story was that of Constance Langdon, the cunning, narcissistic southern belle from season one that we all loved to hate. As an ENJF, Constance often comes off as warm, gracious, and concerned with the people around her. Unfortunately, Constance's interest in peoples' desires and motives is 100% self-serving and an attempt to manipulate them into doing whatever it is she wants. As an ENFJ, Constance is driven almost entirely by emotion instead of logic, and will often impulsively act out in the face of criticism or rejection.
9 Lana Winters: ENTJ
Lana Winters is a gritty, ambitious journalist who finds herself locked in a mental asylum in her attempt to expose its secrets in AHS: Asylum. As an ENTJ, Lana is verbal, people-oriented, idealistic, and intensely curious.
ENTJs desire to inspire change in the world and they are particularly sensitive to people dismissing how they feel, which is inevitably what happens once Lana finds herself locked in Briarcliff. Despite Lana being institutionalized and impregnated by Bloody Face, she is eventually able to detach herself from her past and follow her own path to success, which just goes to show how determined ENTJs can be.
8 Sister Jude: ESTJ
Sister Jude is a hard character to type, mainly because of her change of heart over the course of AHS: Asylum. In the beginning, Sister Jude is the stern and cunning head nun of Briarcliff who is single-handedly responsible for locking up Lana Winters under false pretenses. Judging by her work ethic, efficiency, and systematic handling of the residents in Briarcliff, it seems that Sister Jude can be characterized as an ESTJ, or "Efficient Organizer." After Sister Jude's fall from grace, her ESTJ-inspired ability to foresee potential problems turns into a full-fledged paranoia, and Sister Jude remains in Briarcliff (as a resident) until Kit takes her home.
7 Fiona Goode: ENTJ
Throughout the majority of AHS: Coven, Fiona Goode is the glamorous, narcissistic Supreme Witch of the coven of the Salem descendants. Like most ENTJs, Fiona is self-confident and power hungry right from the beginning.
ENTJs have trouble identifying their own feelings, and their emotional disconnect often leads them to be inconsiderate towards others. We see Fiona's fear of feelings in her relationship with her own daughter (which is poisoned with jealousy) and her fear of dying alone. Like Fiona, ENTJs are strategic, objective, and tough when necessary.
6 Bette And Dot Tattler: ENFP & ISTJ
Bette and Dot Tattler (the conjoined twins from AHS: Freak Show) are technically two separate people, but like their characters, these two (very different) personality types need to stick together. Bette is clearly an ENFP, a personality type that is characterized by their zest for life and their curious and supportive nature. As we see in the show, Bette is adventurous and open to love and relationships in a way that her sister isn't. Dot, on the other hand, is a classic ISTJ: naturally guarded, values her privacy, and, unfortunately for her, prefers working alone.
5 Elsa Mars: ENFJ
Elsa Mars was the German collector of human oddities and "freak show manager" in AHS: Freak Show. She came with a traumatic backstory and a dangerous obsession with fame.
ENFJs are known for being sociable, imaginative, and "encouraging self-expression," which fits Elsa Mars to a tee. ENFJs also have a knack for coming across as very trustworthy, which explains why people from all different walks of life were willing to follow Elsa and join her show. Unfortunately for her friends, Elsa Mars is hellbent on accomplishing her own dreams, so their blind trust in her is completely misguided.
4 The Countess: ESTP
"The Countess" (formerly known as Elizabeth Johnson) from AHS: Hotel is an interesting character to type because she is so layered and multifaceted. As the bloodthirsty 112-year-old vampire and owner of the Hotel Cortez, The Countess is clearly an ESTP; a type characterized by showboating, alertness, and quick thinking. As an ESTP, The Countess enjoys the finer things in life and isn't afraid to ask for what she wants. Unfortunately for those around her, she also doesn't respond well to rejection or isolation and will keep her feelings/emotions very close to her chest.
3 The Butcher: INTJ
Before Thomasin White became "The Butcher" in AHS: Roanoke, she was a colonist who was chained and abandoned in the woods by her fellow colonists in Roanoke, including her own son. It is hard to say what her personality type was before she was under the control of Scáthach, so we can only type her as an INTJ based on her behavior as The Butcher.
INTJs are deliberate, autonomous, demanding visionaries, and unfortunately for everyone who meets her, The Butcher's vision involves human sacrifices. The Butcher is ruthless, vengeful, and very task-focused, so anyone who's on her radar is in danger.
2 Kai Anderson: INFJ
Kai Anderson is the cult leader of FIT in AHS: Cult, and besides being a sociopath and a megalomaniac, he can also be typed as an INFJ, or "insightful visionary." INFJs are private, holistic visionaries who are forever seeking meaning and enjoy motivating others. Unlike most INFJs, however, Kai also seems to suffer from Narcissistic Personality Disorder, a condition characterized by grandiosity, a lack of empathy for other people, and a need for admiration.
1 Michael Langdon: INTJ
Michael Langdon is first introduced to viewers as a baby and young boy on the first episode of Murder House but then reappears as the Antichrist in AHS: Apocolypse. Because Michael is half demon and half human, he is extremely hard to type.
At first glance, he appears to be an INFJ (a visionary) due to his determination to destroy the world and everyone in it, but Michael's fate was predetermined by the Devil (therefore, it's not his own vision that's driving him). As a result, Michael is more of a task-oriented pawn like The Butcher (an INTJ), a personality type known for their insight, efficiency, and determination to get the job done.