Stephen King is the most noted master of the macabre. He is probably the most famous horror author ever, and he has even tried his hand at writing his own screenplays, and he's been involved in the processes of transforming many of his classic novels into films and TV shows.
Stephen King has been writing for several decades, and his countless horror books have become a part of history, as have his monsters. In his novels, Stephen King has dreamed up some of the most unique, disturbing, utterly terrifying creatures.
The horror master's monsters are like no other monsters that exist in horror lore. Let's take a look at some of the best, and examine what famous Stephen King monster you would be, based on your MBTI.
10 ESTP - PENNYWISE THE CLOWN (IT)
Pennywise is absolutely the most outgoing Stephen King monster. He's also one of the most entertaining, considering his twisted sense of humor and the fact that he always seems to have fun with his job (scaring children). With Andy Muschietti's remakes of Stephen King's classic novel, Pennywise the Dancing Clown has become more famous than ever.
The character is written by King and also portrayed by Bill Skarsgard, as being a "larger-than-life" type of entity. This fits into the ESTP personality alignment since ESTPs are known for having a zest for life.
9 ENTJ - ANNIE WILKES (MISERY)
Misery was released in 1990, and today, Kathy Bates still frequently receives praise for her portrayal of Annie Wilkes. Bates won the Academy Award for Best Actress that year, a very well-deserved achievement. These days, the character of Annie Wilkes is considered to be a horror icon.
Annie Wilkes was an unapologetically cruel and brutal character. She wasn't afraid to be evil and assertive, and she was a driven organizer. These traits perfectly peg her for the ENTJ personality type.
8 ISFP - CUJO (CUJO)
The story of Cujo is a rather poignant one. It's as heartbreaking as it is terrifying, and is King's only novel that revolved almost completely around a dog. Cujo was once a kind and cuddly St. Bernard. But his thirst for adventure ultimately became his downfall, when he tragically became afflicted with rabies.
By the end of the book and the movie, Cujo, of course, became a rabid beast intent on killing his people. This is why he is known as a monster, but in truth, he is the least monstrous of all. Cujo's loyalty and spontaneous personality make him fit the ISFP alignment.
7 ESFP - RANDALL FLAGG (THE STAND)
Randall was a recurring antagonist who made appearances throughout several of Stephen King's books. He is a sorcerer whose many magical abilities included mind control and necromancy. Randall Flagg was consistently portrayed and/or described as being bold and unapologetically evil.
Along with Pennywise, Randall Flagg is often regarded by many fans as Stephen King's most cunning antagonist. His despicable persona makes him an ideal ESFP.
6 INTP - KURT BARLOW (SALEM'S LOT)
Salem's Lot is widely regarded as one of Stephen King's scariest novels, even though none of the big-screen adaptations have truly done it justice. The character of Kurt Barlow was the main antagonist of the story and was described as an absolutely guileful vampire.
Kurt Barlow is one of Stephen King's villains that really have no redeeming qualities. There's no real motivation for his unyielding cruelty, it's just who he is. Barlow is not sympathetic, but his quietly sly demeanor means he fits the INTP alignment.
5 ISTP - JACK TORRANCE (THE SHINING)
If you ask any hardcore fan of The Shining, they'd tell you that Jack Torrance is not, in fact, the true villain of the story. In both the novel and the 1980 film adaptation, the Overlook Hotel is portrayed as being the evilest antagonist. Jack Torrance is simply a vessel.
But before Jack became possessed by the darkness of the hotel, he was not a good guy. He is one of Stephen King's most complex main characters - in that he pretty much acts as the story's antagonist and protagonist at the same time. Jack's quietly analytical and practical nature makes him an ideal ISTP.
4 INTJ - BLAINE THE MONO (DARK TOWER III)
Blaine The Mono was an ancient entity that took on the form of a sentient monorail and existed that way for centuries. Blaine is one of Stephen King's most unique and interesting monsters, and his story is so oddly tragic that his antagonist status is fully understandable.
Blaine also had multiple personalities, in a way. The rogue side of him was dubbed "Little Blaine", and the rest of him was known as "Big Blaine". A personality fitting for this vision-oriented and determined character would only be INTJ.
3 INFJ - LESTER LOWE (THE SILVER BULLET)
Cycle Of The Werewolf is one of Stephen King's lesser-known novellas. It was published in 1983 and received mixed reviews. Its film adaptation came in 1985 and was renamed The Silver Bullet. In both the film and the novella, Lester Lowe is the main antagonist.
Lester, in human form, was the reverend of his town and a well-respected member of society. But by night, Lester prowled around, claiming victims left and right. Lester hid the fact that he was a werewolf, and his secret identity was a major part of the plot. An ideal personality alignment for this cunning villain is INFJ.
2 ENTP - CHRISTINE (CHRISTINE)
Christine was Stephen King's sixteenth novel, being published in 1983. The story is a very famous one and is one of Stephen King's most well-known - if often rather unappreciated - books. Christine is about the titular car, a 1958 Plymouth Fury, that became possessed by a malicious spirit.
Christine is just a car; it's the spirit that possesses "her" that is the true antagonist of both the novel and John Carpenter's film adaptation. The demon's goal is to protect Christine at all costs, and its enthusiastic approach of punishing anyone who wrongs the car makes it an ENTP.
1 INFP - CARRIE (CARRIE)
Carrie is famous for being Stephen King's first published novel. The book was released in 1974, and a film adaptation starring Sissy Spacek as the lead, hit theatres in 1976. The eponymous Carrie is one of Stephen King's most well-known villains and is regarded as a horror icon today.
Carrie is a very sympathetic antagonist, simply because she does not start out that way. She was a sheltered teen girl who discovered her telekinetic powers and ultimately snapped. Carrie wreaked havoc by the end of the story, but throughout, her quiet nature proved she was a true INFP.