Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is a sitcom full of cheerful characters in bright and colorful clothing with a wacky tone. The Netflix show, created by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock (who gave us 30 Rock), just finished its final and fourth season.
While everyone wants to laugh their butts off while watching a good sitcom, it's crucial that the people are interesting to watch and that there is more going on than just characters who say silly stuff and are in weird situations. Lucky for us, the people on this show are awesome.
Read on to find out the MBTI® of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt characters.
Jon Hamm's Kimmy Schmidt character, Richard Wayne Gary Wayne, is not likable. Let's just say that right from the start. Since we know that he kept Kimmy and the other women in an underground bunker and wouldn't let them leave (oh yeah, and he also told them that the world had ended so that's why this was totally necessary), it would be tough to ignore all that and say that we love him.
The MBTI® of this important character would be ENTJ or "Decisive Strategist." Because ENTJs focus on "the big picture and think strategically about the future" this definitely describes a character who felt that he was doing what he had to do in light of how he viewed the world. He also has some traits of ENTJs like being someone who can "think ahead" and "take charge." Of course, he's out there and not in a good way.
Jacqueline White's step-child, Xanthippe (Dylan Gelula), is a teenager who is mad at the entire universe. She sighs a lot, acts like living with her mom in Connecticut would be the worst thing that could ever possibly happen to her, and isn't the nicest person.
Most of the time, when we see Xan she's annoyed with Kimmy, who works for her stepmom. When it comes to Xan's MBTI, it would have to be ISTP or "Logical Pragmatist." Although she's usually pissed off, Xan seems like someone who could rally and organize a protest (or even just a fun party) if she had to. She's the type of teenager who just hasn't grown into herself yet. ISTPs don't freak out when something goes wrong and that sounds like her, and she's also "confident" and a "careful observer."
Dong Nguyen is a sweet, friendly character who Kimmy meets while trying to get her GED. It's a really big deal for Kimmy to start moving toward a different future than living in the bunker, and so he becomes an important character.
He marries a character named Sonya so he can remain in the U.S. which makes his MBTI an ISTJ or "Responsible Realist." He's the kind of person who knows what he must do in order to get somewhere, and for him, this was the logical choice.
The official description says, "They typically enjoy working within clearly defined systems and processes in a traditional, task-oriented, decisive way." Dong wants to follow the rules and live in New York City.
Cyndee is a woman who was living in the bunker with Kimmy. She is even more easily convinced and influenced than Kimmy. When she visits Kimmy in New York, she seems incredibly innocent, and brings along her boyfriend who we then learn is gay.
Cyndee seems like she would be an ESFJ or "Supportive Contributor." Like Kimmy, she will be there when someone needs her and help them out. It takes her a while to figure out to listen to herself, and she looks up to Kimmy, and leaves NYC doing much better. ESFJs are "loyal" and "traditional" which is definitely Cyndee. She seems very tied to small-town ideals about being married and being traditional.
Carol Kane is the best and she is especially fascinating in her role as Lillian on Kimmy Schdmit. She plays Titus and Kimmy's landlord, Lillian, who is definitely a "Thoughtful Idealist" or an INFP.
Lillian is an idealist when it comes to the ways that New York City is changing. She doesn't like it and seems kind of paranoid, but she's never anything but nice to Titus and Kimmy... although she could be described as wacky. Honestly, though, since everyone on this show is strange, she just seems normal. She's also "sensitive" and "creative" and "committed" which are INFP traits.
Jane Krakowski is just as quirky as Jacqueline White on Kimmy Schmidt as she was playing her 30 Rock character, Jenna Maroney. She's just a bit more refined and part of a different social class.
Jacqueline is a socialite (or social climber as we could more accurately describe her) who has a pretty sad life. Her husband is never home, her stepchild is not a big fan of hers, and she wants money and status but, as the old story goes, doesn't have love.
Jacqueline's MBTI is ESTJ or "Efficient Organizer." She is the head of her household in the sense that she hires people to keep the lifestyle that she has become accustomed to and she will always make sure that she's fabulous. Jacqueline wants to be popular, and ESTJs are described as people with "an extensive network of contacts."
Titus Andromedon (Tituss Burgess) is a character who is perhaps the most famous on this show... besides Kimmy Schmidt, that is.
Titus is an ESTP or "Energetic Problem-Solver." He is someone who anyone watching wishes that they could be pals with because he is so much fun. ESTPs are "flexible" and "enthusiastic" and "assertive." Although he hasn't always had an easy time of it and he wishes that he was a more successful singer and performer, we love that he is himself and that he is proud. We really do think that he could solve any problem, so this is a fitting MBTI® for him.
Kimmy Schmidt is an ISTJ or "Practical Helper." She is really easily influenced by other people, which is one reason why she was in the bunker for so long. ISFJs are "responsible, loyal, and traditional and enjoy serving the needs of others and providing practical assistance."
People who love to help others definitely need to be more confident and ask themselves what they need, and we could apply that line of thinking to Kimmy. But we do watch her find herself throughout the course of the show, and in the meantime, she is adorable and fun and quirky. We couldn't be bigger fans of Kimmy (and Ellie Kemper, of course).