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15 INFJ Characters in Movies, TV Shows & Books

Updated: Jan 27, 2022



Even though INFJs are very rare, some of them are hiding in plain sight! There are many characters that you may be familiar with that are more or less INFJ. Unfortunately, not all of them are perfect. They have flaws, as we all do. Let’s take a look at a few of my favorite INFJ characters.


*Before we get started I just want to say that there is ALWAYS debate about who is what personality type. Some of us, me included, had a hard enough time figuring out our own personality types. I found multiple conflicting reports for most of the characters listed here, but I used my best judgment, as I hope you will too before you decide to write and tell me how wrong I am about Elizabeth Bennet and how she must be ENFP because she was excited about going to the ball. It’s meant to be fun though and get you thinking. That’s all.*


**Also – spoiler alert! If you haven’t seen the movies, shows or read the books – you’ve been warned!


Movies


Kathleen Kelly – You’ve Got Mail


You’ve Got Mail is one of my all-time favorite movies. I’ve seen it at least a thousand times. I love Kathleen’s life: her cozy apartment in New York City, love of fancy coffee, amazing book store and writer boyfriend. I also love that she loves to spar with Joe Fox and that she stands her ground. And even in the midst of failure she picks herself up and dreams a new dream.


Chris Gardner – The Pursuit of Happyness


I love this movie and I hate it. I see myself in it. I have made it through hell, but am not quite to the other side yet. Chris resonates with me because he just won’t give up. He keeps going back and keeps finding a way to make it work. No matter what comes at him he keeps going, all the while making sure his son has what he needs and has the best education that he possibly can.


Harley Quinn – Suicide Squad


Harley is in the business of helping people, working for an asylum. She falls hopelessly in love with the Joker and does everything she can to help him. Even though he treats her poorly, even trying to kill her at one point, she is still loyal to him and convinced he loves her.


Don Vito Corleone – The Godfather


The Don is in charge of so much, yet he still takes care of people, he’s still concerned about their welfare. He’s smart enough to know that his younger son is more fit to take over his position. He thinks with his head and his heart.

He’s ruthless as well. We INFJs don’t really like to talk about this trait, but it’s true. We can get down to business when we need too.

Andy Sachs – The Devil Wears Prada


Andy feels like an INFJ because she has big dreams and a plan. She knows what she needs to do to get what she wants. So she takes a job that she hates, with a nasty boss and makes it work. Not only is she absolutely amazing at her job, able to figure things out as she goes, but she takes on a whole new personality while she is there. Then she realizes that it’s not her and starts over. She’s can’t live a life that is not authentic.

 

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TV Shows


Alex Karev & Richard Webber – Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)


As much as I want Meredith to be INFJ I don’t think she is, though I love that she is so dark and twisty. This is probably the only show that I have watched through so much heartbreak and so much change, but I keep showing up.


I have to say that I never really liked Karev until recently. He is attracted to broken people like a magnet. He’s great at helping them and still managing to keep going in the midst of hell.


I thought he was awful at first, wanting to be all McSteamy and plastics. But then Arizona came along and he has been all about the babies since. He’s also Meredith’s counselor.


And Dr. Webber is the backbone of the hospital. He’s the one everyone goes to for advice, not just because he has been there forever, but because he knows things. And he can adapt to whoever is in front of him needing advice.


Just in case you were wondering: Meredith – ENTP & McDreamy – ENFP, which totally makes McDreamy completely perfect, may he rest in peace.

Mr. Bates – Downton Abbey (PBS & Amazon Prime)


I LOVE Anna and Mr. Bates! They are my favorite storyline of Downton Abbey. I can see Mr. Bates being INFJ because he is very loyal and wants to help everyone. He would rather take the blame for something that he didn’t do than ask for help. Also, he went to great lengths to fix his injured leg also without asking for help. He’s very resourceful and crafty when he needs to be.


Luke Danes – Gilmore Girls


Luke is such a sweet person. He puts up with such craziness from Lorelai but also is always there for her, even when she is not the best to him. He also speaks his mind and isn’t afraid to let her walk all over him. But he cares. He’s always there.

Nick Stokes – CSI (CBS)


Nick is a great crime scene investigator, but he sometimes lets his emotions get in the way. I relate to him because I had thought myself about being a CSI, but realized, before I got in too deep, that it wasn’t for me. There is no way that I would be able to separate how I feel from that kind of work.


He also had the thing with the girl. He tried to save her. We can’t fault him for that.

Pam Beasley – The Office (NBC)