If you're a Star Wars fan at all, chances are you have a favorite character. There's probably someone in those films that you relate to, aspire to be like, or just love to hate. Well, there's probably a reason for that. The Myers-Briggs® Personality Test breaks down individuals by a set of shared characteristics. It teaches us a lot about how people interact, why they make certain decisions, and what kind of work they enjoy. And it just might explain why you have that favorite character. Here to categorize some major players in the most popular space opera ever, check out the Myers-Briggs® Personalities of Star Wars Characters.
10. ENFP - Maz Kanata
Maz Kanata is one of the most visually interesting aliens in the new trilogy, but the fun of her character doesn't stop there. As a true ENFP, Maz energetically hops from problem to problem, attacking each with a sense of humor and willingness to improvise. She is an adventurer at heart, but she's not as hot-headed as your Han Solos and Poe Damerons. In fact, Maz ends every one of her adventures a little bit wiser. Still, she doesn't let her experiences turn her cold and bitter like some of her colleagues. Maz is fiercely independent but committed to those she cares for. Out of everyone on this list, she may be the most extroverted. Especially when it comes to hot, older Wookies.
9. ISTP - Emperor Palpatine
One of the first things you read about ISTPs is that they enjoy their autonomy. If getting yourself appointed Emperor doesn't mean that's one of your values, I don't know what does. Like other ISTPs, however, Palpatine isn't a solo act. He works well with a very select few, such as his apprentices Maul, Dooku, and Vader. Palpatine is analytical but action-oriented — he's the perfect villain to devise an evil plot and implement it. You know, "this battle station is fully operational" and all that. Finally, Palpatine doesn't shy from a challenge. In fact, he welcomes them with open arms. Those open arms just happen to be shooting lightning.
8. ENFJ - Jyn Erso
In a franchise so full of great quotes ("Hello there!"), one character's lines stand out above the rest. Jyn Erso's monologue in the middle of Rogue One is not only a shining moment for her character but a definitive scene in the film. Indeed, Jyn rallying her fellow Rebels may be just as iconic as the explosion of the Death Star... if not more so because it, well, has words. This moment alone clearly earns Jyn the title of ENFJ. She is inspiring and persuasive, able to focus a group toward a common good. Jyn is also highly imaginative and compassionate, constantly thinking of ways to do what's best for everyone in her squadron. Jyn embodies the spirit of the rebellion, and she does so without a lightsaber or the Skywalker surname. Disney was smart to choose her to kickstart their anthology films.
7. ESFP - BB-8
Not every ESFP is adorable, but that's part of this one's defining characteristics. Alongside his adorability, BB-8 is plucky and adventurous, charging headlong into a fight against forces that clearly overpower him. He's wildly adaptable, evidenced by the "hole" plugging scene from The Last Jedi. Like other droids, BB-8 is a (literal) ball of humor, approaching the world with a smile and can-do attitude. He is fiercely loyal to his friends and uses his resourcefulness to aid them. Above all else, BB-8 has a passion for people. He's not grumpy and reserved like some other droids. Instead, he is a constant friend, always the first to lend a hand. Or, you know, a robotic arm thing. Even for a droid who is programmed to serve, BB-8 is an enthusiastic helper through and through.
6. INFP - Orson Krennic
To say Director Orson Krennic is project-oriented would be a massive understatement. Krennic is all about his ideas, driven to see them through no matter the cost. Krennic believes that the Empire is the best vehicle with which to reach his goals, so he is morally committed to its benefit. Despite an arrogant streak and obsessiveness over minor slights, Krennic's character really is all about potential. Though it was ultimately used for evil, the Krennic-managed construction of the Death Star is one of the great engineering marvels in the history of the Star Wars universe. And just like other INFPs, Krennic loathes the idea that he might not get credit for it. In the end, Moff Tarkin's act of assuming responsibility for the Death Star destroys Krennic just as much as...well, no spoilers. But let's say just say: Orson Krennic is thoroughly destroyed.
5. INFJ - Padme Amidala
Padme Amidala is the shining beacon of hope in the prequel trilogy, and it's her INFJ qualities that make her so. Padme quietly inspires others by showing insight and compassion, even when she's under extreme pressure. She has a far-ranging, optimistic vision for the future, and many of her frustrations arise because others can't see it as well. Padme is drawn to humanitarian work. Sympathy for the unfortunate and basic equality for all define her reign as queen and service as senator. At the same time, she values her own personal relationships as well, proving herself time again as a good friend to those in her inner circle. There are a lot of "leader" characters in Star Wars, but few have the overall compassion and bright hope for the future as Padme Amidala.
4. ISTJ - C-3PO
No one does "reluctant hero" like C-3PO. The number-crunching, odds-favoring droid approaches the world of Star Wars with perhaps more caution than any other character in the franchise. And that's why we gave him this slot. C-3PO, like many ISTJs, doesn't care for uncertainty or change. He is detail-oriented and, as a result, knows exactly how things can go wrong in every situation. Unlike the rest of his companions, C-3PO is largely systematic and logical, not prone to improvise or "wing it" as they do. At the end of the day, C-3Po will fight for the people he cares about, but he would much rather not fight at all. If it were up to him, the Star Wars saga would be a lot less violent. But hey, lightsabers sell toys; lively debate does not.
3. ESTJ - Vice Admiral Holdo
The Star Wars universe deserves more Amilyn Holdo, and that's not just because Laura Dern should be a frequent addition to every major franchise. Holdo is a brilliant symbol for the Resistance. She is committed and true, with a take-charge attitude and take-no-bull way of interacting with people. Though she doesn't like hot-headedness, Holdo is self-confident enough to make quick decisions to overwhelming problems. Even when those decisions are difficult, Holdo faces them courageously. Hopefully, we'll see her again in an upcoming series because there's a lot more of her tale to tell. We're looking at you, Rian Johnson.
2. ISFJ - Mon Mothma
Mon Mothma is to Star Wars what M is to James Bond. She is the leader behind the desk, carefully considering the reality of a situation and communicating best practices to deal with it. Like other ISFJs, Mon Mothma is a behind-the-scenes worker. When she shows up in Rogue One or the original trilogy, she always has a well-constructed plan already devised. Mon Mothma values both patience and opportunity, not rushing into a losing fight but also not ignoring an underdog shot at victory. Without her leadership, the Rebellion would have never coordinated the attack on the Death Star. Plus, we've never had to see her milk a giant hippo-llama, placing her in a much more attractive leadership role than certain other valuable Rebel Alliance members...
1. INTP - Jango Fett
The OG bounty hunter in the Galaxy far, far away, Jango Fett deserves the INTP role for several reasons. First, INTPs tend to detach themselves from others. Jango is mainly reliant on himself, going so far as to kill the other bounty hunter with whom he must reluctantly partner. Next, INTPs approach the world skeptically, reserving their connections and loyalties to external forces. Finally, in true INTP fashion, Jango is fine with complex solutions to complex problems. He keeps up with the schemes of this universe's master manipulators, always making sure to carve out a comfortable place in the plan for himself and his son. For a person in such a dangerous circle, Jango actually plays things pretty safe. And when he doesn't, well, that's when his character changes the most. Because he dies.
Which Star Wars character did we leave off this list that deserves a Myers-Briggs® category? Which ones fit your personality type? Let us know in the comments section below!