When it comes to their personality type, ESTPs have a lot of energy to spare and are known for their social prowess. These anime characters are exactly what you’d expect them to be!
There are many uses for the Myers-Briggs® test, but it is rarely used to its full potential, which is to examine the personality qualities of anime characters. The ESTP is one of the most ambitious personality types, and the characters on this list all fit into that category.
It is people like these who make the world go around. In every circumstance, they trust their own capacity to look at the details and read the room to make the best decisions, relying on their instincts and intuition to lead them. Here are some of the anime industry’s most outspoken critics.
Abby Spessard updated this page on October 11, 2021: For those who require more examples of which anime characters best fit the ENFP personality type, five extra items have been added to this list, reflecting a wider range of movies and episodes.
10 Katsuki Bakugou (My Hero Academia)
Katsuki Bakugou, better known as the Baron of Explodo-Kills, is one of the most outgoing and explosive anime characters. When a fight breaks out, Katsuki, an aspiring hero, is always ready to dash to the front lines.
But don’t be fooled into thinking he’s just going through the motions. Bakugou is a typical ESTP in that he is constantly scanning the environment and acting on his knowledge and instincts in a re-active and organic manner.
9 Greed (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)
There is no greater anime character to represent ESTP’s entrepreneurial nature than the tangible manifestation of material desire, Greed. Every one of the Seven Deadly Sins in Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood reflects a component of Father, with Greed reflecting Father’s materialism and entrepreneurial spirit.
Every incarnation of him never disappoints with their charming personality, which makes him one of the few homunculi who regularly works in a group.
8 Baan (The Seven Deadly Sins)
The Seven Deadly Sins, one of the most successful anime series of the contemporary era, shows that the Fullmetal Alchemist franchise does not have a patent on the Seven Deadly Sins.
Undead Baan, the series’ own devoted disciple and purveyor of greed, makes our list despite the fact that the series is full of strong personalities and colorful characters. Baan is another charismatic sin that works well with the Sins while also pursuing his own goals, and he does it in both a social and a personal way.
7 Yumeko Jabami (Kakegurui)
Yumeko Jabami from Kakegurui is a perfect example of someone who has a lot of drive and ambition, but no strategy in place. Yumeko thrives in a setting where anything can happen and her mind is pushed to the limit, glorifying the harmful qualities of gambling.
However, she doesn’t go into any circumstance without a plan in place. Especially when she’s willing to wager their own lives, Yumeko is confident and capable with her allies by her side.
6 Masamune Makabe (Masamune-kun’s Revenge)
To be clear, Masamune-kun didn’t start out in business. It took him years of suffering and insecurity as a child to become the handsome, popular guy that the series has grown to know and, at times, despise.
Masamune is able to prosper in any social scenario thanks to his excellent looks and refined social patterns, and he and his great, master use that knowledge and ambition to plan to exact romantic revenge against Aki Adagaki.
5 Rintarou Okabe (Steins;Gate)
That doesn’t mean Rintarou Okabe is any less charismatic or ambitious, however, because he doesn’t have the same level of composure as the figure described previously.
It is Rintarou Okabe, a self-proclaimed “Mad Scientist,” who runs his own time-travel research facility under the guise of that persona. Rin is able to get some support despite the folly of such a notion because of his charisma and motivating passion.
4 Faye Valentine (Cowboy Bebop)
Faye Valentine epitomizes the femme fatale stereotype. She’s attractive, agile, and always on the lookout for the next big deal.
When she spends time with the Bebop, it’s almost entirely with the intention of employing them as bodyguards and taking advantage of their bounty hunting arrangements, not out of some sick fascination that she may “like” these people. Those who know Faye Valentine will not be surprised by her independence and spontaneity because she always sets out to do what is best for the girl.
3 Dimple (Mob Pyscho 100)
Even though he’s scarcely bigger than a dimple, people shouldn’t underestimate Dimple’s might or supernatural wisdom.
He once held high positions in the world of spirits and is now trying to claw his way back to them by following Shigeo Kageyama and waiting for him to lose his guard, or for any other unfortunate spirit he can take advantage of. Even if he doesn’t have a good host, Dimple is still powerful enough to shift matters in his favor with a quick burst of energy or his own sharp eye and persuasiveness.
2 Joseph Joestar (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventures)
As far as ESTPs are concerned, Joseph Joestar is the pinnacle of their abilities. Battle Tendency’s most well-known Jojo, Joseph, has been praised for his wit, quick-wittedness, and ingenuity.
The commander of the Stardust Crusaders assembles and guides the figures of the crusaders in their quest to stop Dio, even if he has a Stand that isn’t perfect for fighting. In contrast, the man who defeated a godlike species on his own presumably didn’t require one.
1 Isaac Netero (Hunter x Hunter)
At the end of the day, this list is for the business owner(s). When Isaac Netero first started training in karate, he simply traveled off to a foreign area and punched the air for a few years. As a result, he found Nirvana and decided to return to civilization in order to conquer it.
To be fair, the man didn’t need a particularly powerful fist to dispatch his adversaries.
The wisdom, experience, and sharp wit of the long-serving chairman of the Hunter Association are more than enough to defeat the majority of his opponents. A cruel, manipulative, and bizarrely joyful elderly man, he’s the kind of person every ESTP can only dream of succeeding like him.