With the recent release of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, it seems like the ideal time to get into some of the details of the series' characters. Although the new characters explored in the Fantastic Beasts films may not be as beloved as those in Harry Potter, they have some interesting personality traits. And, as we all know, the Myers-Briggs® Personality Test is a wonderful and decently accurate way to understand the deeper elements of their psychology. This is precisely what this list will do. So, without further ado, here are the Myers-Briggs® categories for 10 of the most popular Fantastic Beasts characters.
10. Newt Scamander - INFP
Without a doubt, Newt Scamander would be classified as a "Mediator." He's most definitely an introvert with a high degree of intuition and feeling. These are traits that make him great with animals, which is his main goal in life.
Being empathetic, open-minded, and his desire to seek harmony, make him great at relating to the underdog and encourages him to help them. Due to the fact that he is so private, though, he is quite difficult to get to know. There's also a certain amount of impracticality that comes with it. This is because he tends to neglect day-to-day matters that are important.
9. Tina Goldstein - ISTJ
If Tina Goldstein were to take the Myers-Briggs® Personality Test, she would easily come out as a "Logistician" or an ISTJ. In the first film, she showed that she valued her job more than practically anything else. In fact, it was hard for her to shake her duty even when she knew that there was something bigger to take part in.
Truthfully, it at first seemed like she had a bit of apathy for Newt's struggle — as well as Credence's. But this wasn't the case at all. In addition to her sense of duty, it was also the fact that she has a tendency to be shy and reserved, which are strong personality traits of an ISTJ. They are usually quite introverted. But they feel deeply, as we saw between her and Credence.
8. Credence Barebone - INFJ
"Advocates" tend to be extroverted feelers, which means that they are pretty unaware of how they actually feel. This would explain the fact that Credence suppressed his negative feelings about being a wizard. Instead, he grew a self-rage that causes him to develop his Obscurus. Since an "Advocate" usually supports other people's agendas (such as Credence with his adoptive mother), they have a tendency to become extremely self-destructive and out of control when suppressing their true feelings.
His desire not to be persecuted made him extra sensitive as well as extremely private. Both of these are typical traits for an "Advocate."
7. Pickett - ESFJ
What's a list about Fantastic Beasts without one of the beasts? Well, we had to include Newt's cute little Bowtruckle named Pickett. The creature would definitely be classified as an "ESFJ" or a "Consul." This is because he is worried about his social status, due to being teased by his fellow Bowtruckles. This makes him reluctant to innovate or improvise in order to win their love. Instead, he hides behind Newt. He's too insecure to do anything else and is always looking for reassurance. Neediness is a very common trait for "Consuls."
Pickett is also very loyal to Newt in return. He's also very sensitive and warm to those that he loves and love him in return.
6. Queenie Goldstein - ENFJ
Queenie Goldstein would be classified as a "Protagonist" if she took the Myers-Briggs® Personality Test. This is because she constantly wants to make others comfortable. Her extraverted feeling and introverted intuition mean that she can symbolically read other people's emotions and be able to tailor the environment to better suit them. Thanks to Legilimency, Queenie also has the ability to actually do this, so it just heightens her natural instincts. We see how she does this with Jacob in the first Fantastic Beasts movie.
Queenie is also very altruistic and charismatic. It's why people are drawn to her. But because of her personality type, she is also prone to being very insecure and has fluctuating self-esteem.
5. Albus Dumbledore - ENFJ
Albus Dumbledore would also be classified as a "Protagonist" or "ENFJ." This is because he is one of the most altruistic characters in literature. He was this way in the original Harry Potter series, as well as in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. But that doesn't mean he's not prone to being overly idealistic. Sometimes this is to his detriment or to the detriment of others. After all, we see the high expectations that Harry had for himself after Dumbledore's constant encouragement.
Dumbledore is very tolerant, exceptionally reliable, and a natural born leader. This is what makes him a great professor and eventual headmaster of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
4. Jacob Kowalski - ESFJ
There are a lot of traits that Jacob and Queenie have in common, thanks to the similarities in their personality categories. However, they do have a couple of differences. These differences make Jacob a "Consul."
Jacob would be a "Consul" because he is exceptionally loyal. Despite being a Muggle out of his element, he joins Newt's journey in order to help him. Jacob is also very sensitive and quite warm. Therefore, he can easily connect with other people. This is probably what attracted Queenie to him and why he would have made a great bakery owner if he chose to continue doing that.
3. Seraphina Picquery - ESTP
The president of MACUSA, Seraphina Picquery, would easily be classified as an "Entrepreneur." This is because she is exceptionally bold and direct. These are traits that make her a strong leader. She's also very sociable. Sure, she is rather insensitive at times, but she has the skills to be able to communicate effectively and lead her team to victory. After all, she sort of needs to be able to do that to do her job.
Seraphina does tend to miss the bigger picture, though. After all, she blamed Newt for things that he simply didn't do. Not only that, but she tried to take out Credence, even though it wasn't the right decision to make.
2. Demiguise - INTJ
Another popular magical creature from Fantastic Beasts is Newt Scamander's Demiguise, a silvery-haired ape-like herbivore. This creature has the ability to turn invisible when they feel like they need to. Additionally, all Demiguise have the power to foresee the most predictable outcome of any given situation. This means that the only way to catch them is to do something very unpredictable.
All of these traits are what make them an "INTJ," otherwise known as an "Architect." This type tends to have incredibly strategic minds. They can see the mess ahead of time, and do everything they can to avoid it.
1. Grindelwald - ENTJ
It's no surprise that the big-bad in the Fantastic Beasts series is a "Commander." After all, most personality tests would put Lord Voldemort in the same category. The two villains are very much alike.
Gellert Grindelwald is rich in self-confidence, efficiency, and strategic thinking. This makes him incredibly formidable but also causes him to be very stubborn, intolerant, and utterly ruthless. In order to assert himself the way he has, there would need to be a strong amount of arrogance in him. Then again, all the best villains have that; it's what makes them so fascinating. Grindelwald totally believes that he is the one to lead the fight against the Muggles.