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MBTI® Of Nashville Characters

For six seasons from 2012 until 2018, fans tuned into the country music drama Nashville. Besides the great songs, this show offered up plenty of juicy drama, relationship strife, family conflict, and uncertainty about the future. It's kind of the series where a character can't seem to win and if their personal life is going great, something goes wrong with their musical career.

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It all begins with characters, though. Let's take a look at the MBTI of each of the major characters on the beloved and popular show Nashville.

10 Avery Barkley: ISFJ

At the beginning of the show, Avery Barkley  (Jonathan Jackson) and Scarlett are in a serious relationship. All Avery wants is to make it in the Nashville music world. It's fun to watch him and Gunnar in a band together, and the two bond a lot.

Averys MBTI would be ISFJ or "Practical Helper." As the show goes on, fans see a softer side of Avery as he and Juliette fall in love and start a family. He's always the caretaker since she's going through a lot, and it definitely wears him down. He's "devoted" to his family and "patient." He's also one of the most "sensitive" characters on the series and he doesn't back away from feeling his feelings.

9 Layla Grant: ESTP

Aubrey Peeples played Layla Grant on Nashville, the pop singer who is determined to get fame and fortune. Her MBTI would be ESTP or "Energetic Problem-Solver." In her mind, the problem that she has to fix is that she's not rich and famous and successful yet, and she'll do anything to get to that place. (At least she's in the right city.)

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Layla is "persuasive" and "sponteaneous." She's also very "active" and is always attemping to get her singing career off the ground. Layla and Will are in a pretend relationship in order to achieve more fame and even have a reality series. It bothers him a lot since it's not the truth, but Layla wants to reach the top of the charts.

8 Jeff Fordham: ENFP

Oliver Hudson's Nashville character, Jeff Fordham, might have had a pretty wild death, but he made a lasting impact on the show. He was the CEO of Edgehill Republic and he and Layla dated for a while, which worked since they share the same determination to find success.

Jeff would be an ENTP or "Enterprising Explorer." The description makes a lot of sense fo rhim: "They enjoy developing strategy and often spot and capitalize on new opportunities that present themselves." ENTPs are said to "spur others on" and they're also "challenging." Jeff was charming, and he made anything that he was involved in feel like a game that the other person just couldn't win.

7 Daphne Conrad: ENFJ

Real life sisters Maisy and Lennon Stella both starred on Nashville as sisters Daphne and Maddie Conrad.

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Like a lot of younger siblings, Daphne's main goal in life often seems to tell other people that things just aren't fair. Her MBTI would be ENFJ or "Compassionate Facilitator." ENFJs like "working closely with team members" and that sounds like Daphne, a nice kid who loves being around her family. She especially loves singing with her sister Maddie and spending time with her. She's "imaginative" and a talented singer, along with being "curious" and someone who will gladly "help others."

6 Maddie Conrad: INTP

Lennon Stella's Nashville character, Maddie Conrad, is an INTP or "Objective Analyst." She's "skeptical" and "independent" and objectively critical." Maddie and her sister have to deal with a lot, including the tragic death of their mother Rayna James.

Maddie is what a lot of parents would call "a handful" as she's got a sweet personality at her core, but she wants to make it as a singer and she doesn't care that her mom wants to wait until she's a bit older. She's going to wear what she wants and date who she wants and go where she wants. She's often in a bad mood and wants to grow up quickly.

5 Scarlett O'Connor: INFP

Clare Bowen's Nashville character, Scarlett, grows up a lot over the course of the show's six seasons. When she embarks on a singing career, she starts having nervous breakdowns every time she goes on stage, and has a bit of a crisis about her future. Once Scarlett and Gunnar decide to team up, things go a lot smoother... well, despite all the drama in their relationship, of course.

Scarlett sounds like an INFP or "Thoughtful Idealist" as she's "virtuous" and "compassionate." She's also "introspective" and writes a lot of poetry, which makes her realize that she could be a successful and wonderful songwriter.

4 Gunnar Scott: ISFP

Gunnar Scott (Sam Palladio) would be an ISFP or "Versatile Supporter." He enjoys being part of a band and also being in a relationship, as he's a hopeless romantic and just an all around nice person.

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He's got the "caring" and "sensitive" parts of being an ISFP down. He's also got "strong values." He often struggles with the other people in his life since he finds it difficult when other people don't act in the sweet, compassionate way that he expects.

3 Deacon Claybourne: ISFP

Deacon Claybourne (Charles Eston) and Rayna James are country music legends. When they were young, they were hopelessly in love, but unfortunately, his personal demons ruined everything. Deacon has been an addict on and off for decades and even though he and Rayna get back together when they're older, it's always tough to know if he's going to be alright this time around.

Deacon's MBTI would be ISTP or "Logical Pragmatist." He's "realistic" and has spent a lot of time as a touring musician who supports other acts, and it's hard for him to go out on his own and respect and honor his own creativity and talent. He can be "detached" and has a tendency to go through dark periods and not talk to anyone who cares about him, but he's a truly good guy.

2 Juliette Barnes: ENFP

Hayden Panettiere played Juliette Barnes, a character who sounds like an ENFP or "Imaginative Motivator."

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Juliette is just as determined as Layla to make it big, and as a huge pop star, she already has. But Juliette has a lot of personal issues that threaten to totally remove her from the music scene. She struggles with loving herself and being able to be in a happy relationship. She's "creative" and at times has a "zest for life" and can "inspire leadership." Her character is often the subject of a lot of juicy dramatic storylines on the series.

1 Rayna James: INFJ

Connie Britton Nashville

Connie Britton's character on Nashville is known for having her trademark fabulous hair. She's also a great mom, partner to Deacon, and an absolute star in the country music scene.

Rayna would be an INTJ or "Conceptual Planner." As a mother who is keeping a thriving career going strong, she always knows exactly what's going on in her professional and non-professional life. She's "decisive" and "task-focused" and she gets it all done. Fans were totally heartbroken to watch Rayna tragically pass away, and her memory lived on when the show continued without her.

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