INTP is a personality type in the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator that stands for introverted, intuition, thinking, and perceiving. If you’re looking for a character with a calm demeanor, go no further than this one. This is a valuable quality to have in an anime character, as these individuals are typically the ones who devise a strategy.
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If you’re an INTP, you’ll see a lot of similarities between yourself and these anime characters. Almost all of the people on this list have played significant roles in their respective series’ plots. If you identify with any of these characters, be sure to check out the series they appear in.
Abby Spessard made the following update on October 20th, 2021: This list has been expanded to include five more examples of anime characters who best represent the ENFP personality type, drawn from a wider range of films and television series.
1. Killua Zoldyck (Hunter x Hunter)
As an INTP, Hunter X’s Killua stands out. Hunter is a Logic person. He is skilled because he is aware of patterns and hence knows when and how to strike. Nevertheless, he has a hard time dealing with the illogical behavior of his buddies. Even so, he still makes an effort to learn about them and show that he cares about them. Even if that support comes out in the form of insults.
2. Sai Yamanaka (Naruto Shippuden)
However, Sai has a tendency to keep his thoughts to himself, and he is not afraid to express them. Most of all due to his progress in learning to communicate with others. He values his relationships with others highly and doesn’t share his feelings with just anyone. That’s why in Naruto: Shippuden, he struggles to understand not just Sakura and Naruto but also himself when he meets his new squad and finds his true allies.
3. Franken Stein (Soul Eater)
Stein, the protagonist of Soul Eater, desires to be able to follow his ideas with no limits. With regards to work, he’ll do exactly what’s necessary. The pursuit of knowledge is also vital to Stein, and as a result, he sometimes makes questionable choices. As much as he dislikes admitting it, he is a good team player. The ultimate result is always better when he works with them, no matter how upset he gets.
4. Yuu Koito (Bloom Into You)
It’s a common misconception that introverts dislike social situations. As Yuu gets to know Touko better inBloom Into You, she begins to love spending time with her and even seek it out at times. It is Yuu’s belief that she will never experience true love as a result of her preconceived notions about what love is and should feel like. Yuu, on the other hand, may not be able to fully comprehend her or Touko’s feelings at first, but she does attempt.
5. Toge Inumaki (Jujutsu Kaisen)
Jujutsu Kaisen has a wide variety of curse methods. Toge believes that his voice carries a curse. However, as a result of this, he is quiet and unable to converse well with others. However, he is more complex than meets the eye. A thoughtful and endearing companion. He’s a diligent worker who isn’t scared to help out those he cares about.
6. L (Death Note)
L, perhaps the most well-known INTP, is at the top of the list. L is the head of the Kira Investigation Team in Death Note, and his mission is to put Light in a position where he will be forced to admit that he is Kira. L, the show’s protagonist, is continually plotting against Light and suspecting him. Light is also a genius, which benefits the audience by highlighting L’s intellect when he is placed in dangerous situations. Until the Kira inquiry, L had been completely isolated, his main point of contact being Watari.
7. Shiro (No Game No Life)
Shiro may just be 11, but she’s no ordinary adolescent. In tandem with her older brother Sora, Shiro is an intellectual prodigy who excels at finding logical solutions to difficult problems. As good as Sora is, it’s Shiro who always comes up with the answer at the end of the day. An extrovert, Shiro only shares his feelings with one person: Sora. He is a NEET (Not in Education, Employment, or Training).
8. Armin Arlert (Attack on Titan)
When it comes to physical strength, Armin Arlert isn’t the strongest, but he makes up for it with strategy. Armin’s ideas for making the world a better place are abundantly clear. He’s always on the lookout for new approaches to achieve the best results while also preserving the lives of as many people as possible.
If you give him all the facts, he’s a terrific strategist. But if you give him only a few, he’s an even better analyst. When he realizes that Annie is the Female Titan, we see this.
9. Ginko (Mushishi)
Mushi master: Ginko traverses the world to study Mushi (Supernatural creature) and their effect on humanity. It’s possible for Mushi to be either good or bad, as they are capable of mimicking real-world phenomena. Because Mushi can be both sicknesses and phenomena, it isn’t just confined to what we can see with our five senses. In order to prevent them from congregating in one place, Ginko attracts Mushi and follows them around. Despite his placid demeanor, he is extremely dedicated to his work as a Mushi master.
10. C.C. (Code Geass)
C.C. from Code Geass was a member of The Black Lights, an organization that calls itself the Heroes of Japan, and was dubbed the Immortal Witch. It’s because of this that she’s known as the “miracle healer.” C.C. is an INTP because of a terrible childhood that shaped her personality. She is aloof and uninterested in the lives of those around her. It’s Lelouch’s attention that brings out her softer side.
11. Kusuo Saiki (The Disastrous Life of Saiki K)
Saiki’s inclusion on our list as one of the greatest anime characters ever is no surprise. In spite of Saiki’s unmatched brilliance, the world around him has grown boring to him. In contrast to his colleagues, he does not seek information, but rather an environment in which he may feel at ease.
When he sees an insect, Saiki immediately teleports to a safe location. Overly careful and scared of everything around him, he shuts himself down when he loses his powers.
12. Lain Iwakura (Serial Experiments Lain)
A series of tests Lain, a 1998 anime, is an older series. LAINTP character Lain Iwakura has encounters with The Wired, a virtual reality that is, in essence, the Internet throughout the story. It seems as if the more Lain goes into The Wired, the less connected she becomes to the outside world. Lain is a socially awkward introvert with a small circle of friends and pastimes. As for herself, she doesn’t know a whole lot about herself either. While Lain is a true INTP in “real life,” she assumes a variety of other personality types for the show’s various characters.
13. Shouta Aizawa (My Hero Academia)
Shouta Aizawa, better known as Eraserhead, is a U.A High School teacher who teaches class 1-A. It is natural and rational for an INTP like Aizawa to be a teacher, given his emphasis on logic and reasoning.
The peculiarity of Aizawa Erasure removes the individual’s uniqueness. This forces him to be analytical and make the best use of his peculiarity in the given situation.
14. Kenma Kozume (Haikyuu!!)
Even though he is not a significant character in Haikyuu!!, Kenma Kozume is a well-known INTP personality type. For what he lacks in strength, he makes up for in brains by being one of the most intelligent players on the court.
When he’s on the court, Kenma doesn’t show any emotion at all. As a result, he tends to keep his best ideas to himself because he is concerned about how others will perceive him.
15. Senkuu (Dr. Stone)
Dr. Stone’s Senkuu completes the list. When compared to Kenma in the preceding entry, Senkuu’s strength lies not in his intellect but in his capacity to build anything he desires given the resources he has access to. Senkuu isn’t much of an introvert in the present day of the Dr. Stone anime. Senkuu, on the other hand, recalls how he used to spend many days in the scientific lab by himself when he was younger, conducting and examining experiments for himself.