Myers-Briggs® Personality Types Of Toy Story Characters

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You wouldn’t think that your toys would have much in the way of personality, but Andy’s toys in the Toy Story series are quite the rag-tag group. With Toy Story 4 coming soon, let’s get a refresher on the cast with the Myers-Briggs® personality types of the Toy Story characters.

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10 Sarge - ESTJ

Sarge and the Bucket 'O' Soldiers are set in particular positions. They are highly disciplined with a "leave no man behind" policy and are masters of reconnaissance. Woody describes them as "professionals."

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Sarge and his soldiers go on missions to help Andy's toys check up on Andy's activities with his friends or family. Sarge and his troops frequently help out their fellow toys and with their assistance, the toys discover what presents Andy and Molly are getting on birthdays and holidays. While sometimes overbearing, even micromanaging, ESTJs’ strong will also serves to defend their teams and principles against diversions and cutbacks, regardless of who brings them.

9 Aliens - INFP

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In the Toy Story films, the Aliens appear to be promotional toys for Pizza Planet, as they wear uniforms with the restaurant's logo. They are known for their near-worship of "The Claw," the claw of the game they are a part of. They also usually speak simultaneously. INFPs are the least likely personality type to say they perform better under stress. The true friends of people with the INFP personality type tend to be few and far between, but those that make the cut are often friends for life. Ever since being saved in the first film, their loyalty to the other toys has never been in question.

8 Mr. Potato Head - ESFJ

Potato Head is a rather cynical Mr. Potato Head doll, of the common design of Playskool. Andy often casts him as a villain in his games, which seems to be the reason he can be so cynical and irritable at times.

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Although he's sarcastic, cynical, rude, and has an acerbic point of view, deep down he has a heart of gold, loves his wife, and is prepared to go to limitless lengths to save his friends. ESFJs are concerned with fashion and their appearance, as well as their social status and the standings of other people. Practical matters and gossip are their bread and butter, but ESFJs do their best to use their powers for good.

7 Mrs. Potato Head - ISTJ

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Unlike her husband, Mrs. Potato Head is sweet and not hot-headed or impatient. She is always looking out for him, making sure that he over-packs for his trips. ISTJs like Mrs. Potato Head have sharp, fact-based minds, and prefer autonomy and self-sufficiency to reliance on someone or something. She's the full package.

6 Slinky - INFP

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Slinky is a nice, friendly, and playful dog. He is quite well-behaved compared to some of Andy's other toys. He shows faith in Woody (sometimes acting like his pet), and he'll do anything to help his friend out.

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He is friends with all of Andy's toys, has a sense of humor, and enjoys playing checkers with Woody. While they may be perceived as calm, reserved, or even shy, INFPs have an inner flame and passion that can truly shine. INFPs are guided by their principles, rather than by logic, excitement, or practicality.

5 Rex - ISFJ

Despite being portrayed as a ferocious Tyrannosaurus Rex, Rex is, ironically, gentle, kind, caring, and hates any kind of argument or confrontation. Though his vocabulary is fairly strong, he is somewhat absent-minded and tends to cause accidental mayhem due to his size and obliviousness. The challenge for ISFJs is ensuring that what they do is noticed. Rex suffers from anxiety, though, and fears being replaced or abandoned, either at the prospect of being thrown away or the arrival of a newer, more ferocious dinosaur toy. Despite his fears, he finds happiness and enjoyment in most things; one of his favorite pastimes include playing video games with his friends, a hobby in which Rex has shown a fair amount of talent.

4 Hamm - ESTJ

Hamm is a wisecracking piggy bank. He and Mr. Potato Head appear to be best friends, as they are often seen playing games and high-fiving each other whenever something spectacular happens. In further films, Hamm’s role grows as a project organizer, showing off his ESTJ traits.

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ESTJs don’t work alone, and they expect their reliability and work ethic to be reciprocated, which definitely sounds a lot like Disney's favorite piggy bank.

3 Jessie - ENFP

Jessie is a friendly, excitable cowgirl doll. She likes being loved by any child and has the power to yodel. She hates being in storage—as it makes her claustrophobic—and not having someone to love her. A girl named Emily had once loved her until she gave her up and put her in a charity box, which emotionally scarred Jessie forever. ENFPs are fiercely independent, and much more than stability and security, they crave creativity and freedom.

2 Sheriff Woody - ISFJ

Woody is a loyal toy who has been Andy's favorite toy since kindergarten. Woody is a smart, determined, and passionate man, and would do anything for his nearest and dearest friends. He considers his friends as family and he tries his best to keep them together at all times. Yet, he is a flawed character.

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ISFJs are the least likely personality type to consider themselves special in many ways. He has a lot of doubt, anger, frustration, uncertainty, and sadness, almost like a human. But despite his jumbled emotions, he tries his very best not to show them to his friends, so he can seem brave and courageous, but he's not afraid to confront or comfort his friends with utmost care.

1 Buzz Lightyear - ESTP

Buzz, like many characters in Toy Story, is a complicated one, who feels genuine emotions such as pride, anger, depression, and sadness, much like a regular human. These are traits which he shares with his best friend, Woody. However, one would say that Buzz is better at keeping his emotions in check than the cowboy.

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Buzz is known for his bravery and courage with a 'by the book' mindset, believing the way people should live their life by the following rules; though there are rare moments when he will bend the rules or tell a cover story if needed to when he knows it is the right thing to do. Though possessing great leadership qualities, one of Buzz's biggest character flaws at times is that he can be rather unemotional.

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