A few years back, pop culture went vampire crazy. After the Twilight books and movies came the CW show The Vampire Diaries. The pilot aired in 2009 and the series lasted for eight seasons. The main premise was perfect in its simplicity: orphan Elena Gilbert (Nina Dobrev) becomes involved in a love triangle between vampire brothers Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Damon Salvatore (Ian Somerhalder).
Since The Vampire Diaries was co-developed by Kevin Williamson, the creator of Dawson's Creek who's known for creating compelling characters, it's a good idea to look into the residents of Mystic Falls. Here are the Myers-Briggs® personality types of The Vampire Diaries characters.
8 Katherine Pierce/Elena's Doppelgänger: INTJ
Elena Gilbert may be the main character of the show (at least until Nina Dobrev chose to leave after season six), but there is another character who has a massive effect on everyone: her doppelganger, Katherine Pierce. She has been both a witch and a vampire and has a history with the Salvatore brothers just like Elena does. (Yup, basically everyone is in love with at least one of them.)
When it comes to Katherine's MBTI®, it has to be a personality type that reflects her crafty and cunning personality. When she arrives in Mystic Falls, she's got her eye on the supernatural prize: she wants to give into Klaus Elena so she can stop running away from him.
She's totally an INTJ because of her will to implement ideas and actually achieve the results she's looking for. Katherine wants what she wants, and she stops at nothing to get it.
7 Klaus Mikaelson: ENTP
If teen dramas typically feature cafeteria scenes and first dates, then supernatural teen dramas feature at least a few bad guys. Klaus Mikaelson is the "Big Bad" of The Vampire Diaries. He's called an Original Vampire and even got his own spin-off, The Originals.
Many fans see Klaus as a villain, which definitely affects his Myers-Briggs® personality type. He absolutely has to be an ENTP due to him being outspoken and thinking outside of the box. He likes adventure and something that stimulates his mind.
6 Alaric Saltzman: ESTJ
Alaric Saltzman (played by Matt Davis) is a history teacher, which factors into his Myers-Briggs® personality type. Later, of course, he's a vampire along with a bunch of the other characters on this show (not a big surprise since it is, after all, called The Vampire Diaries).
Since he's got that academic background, this makes him an ESTJ. He's realistic and practical. After all, the reason why he's in Mystic Falls is to get revenge for his wife being transformed into a vampire. Alaric is also good with details since he's a teacher, and that's another major personality trait of those who fall under the ESTJ umbrella.
5 Bonnie Bennett: ESFJ
Back in high school, we might have thought that it would be fun to have a best friend who was a witch, especially if we watched the '90s sitcom Sabrina The Teenage Witch.
Well, Elena's best friend on The Vampire Diaries really is a witch. In the first season, Bonnie Bennett finds this out about herself, and in season two, she does a lot of magical things, such as stopping Elena's brother Jeremy from passing away. In the third season finale, she even stops basically every character from passing away (Stefan, Damon, and Caroline, just to name a few). She's pretty powerful.
That makes Bonnie's MBTI® an ESFJ. She wants nothing more than to help the people she loves. She's warmhearted and wants all things to work easily together.
4 Caroline Forbes: ESFP
This show's version of the bubbly teen girl best friend, Caroline Forbes. Before she becomes a vampire (and even falls in love with and marries Stefan), she's really got it going on at Mystic Falls High School.
The girl has a seriously packed schedule as cheerleading captain and a really good student. She also wins the affections of quite a few characters, such as Matt, Klaus, and Tyler.
Her Myers-Briggs® personality type is an ESFP as she's someone who is totally outgoing and accepting. She loves others and enjoys helping them make their goals happen.
3 Stefan Salvatore: ISFP
In the pilot, Elena meets Stefan Salvatore and they start dating. She then, however, discovers that he's actually a vampire (no big deal, happens all the time). It turns out that these two share an interesting history: he not only stopped her from dying along with her parents in a car accident, but she has a doppelganger named Katherine who he assumes is her at first.
Since Stefan truly is a good guy, fans still feel really warm and fuzzy about him. His MBTI® is an ISFP because of his sensitive nature and his friendly spirit. He dislikes conflicts and tries to appreciate what's going on around him. Stefan is also very loyal, which is also one of the main personality traits of this type.
2 Damon Salvatore: ENTP
At the beginning of The Vampire Diaries, Damon is the bad guy and Stefan is the good guy, but Damon ends up having a pretty big heart.
Like Klaus, Damon is definitely an ENTP. He's alert and outspoken and is bored of the same old. He needs to stimulated and entertained.
From the moment that Elena meets Damon, fans can tell that there is something special about him. He's got the whole tall, dark, and handsome thing going on, and he's mysterious and interesting. It's really no wonder that she ends up torn between the two brothers.
1 Elena Gilbert: ISTJ
Elena Gilbert is definitely the girl next door, but as the seasons progressed, some fans took note of how she seemed to be a bit meaner and acted differently.
For the most part, though, Elena's a nice person who stuck to the sidelines before falling for two vampire brothers. It's for sure the most exciting thing that has ever happened to her, and because of this, her MBTI® is an ISTJ. She's someone who is quiet yet serious. Friends and family can always depend on her as she is quite structured.