Welcome to the character analysis series on Rio’s Walkabout.
Yikes. So it seems that this series is a bit stale to read. Plus, I’m sure no one wants to wait days until they find out the next personality type. However, I don’t like leaving things undone. So let’s consolidate everything into two posts. We’re going full Star Wars personalities here, thanks to the infographic from www.geekinheels.com (a website that unfortunately no longer exists). Today we’ll be looking at ALL the character personality types from the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Personality Test.
MBTI personality test.
The MBTI refers to 16 distinct personality types and that these types are derived from certain preferences we tend to gravitate towards. These preferences seek to answer the following 4 questions:
- Do we prefer to focus on the outer world or on our own inner world? Extraversion (E) or Introversion (I).
- Do we prefer to focus on basic information that is taken in or prefer to interpret and add meaning to it? Sensing (S) or Intuition (I).
- Do we make decisions based on logic and consistency or prefer to make decisions based on people and special circumstances? Thinking (T) or Feeling (F).
- Do we prefer to get things finalized and decided or stay open to new information and options? Judging (J) or Perceiving (P).
Below is a list of ALL the personality types from the MBTI. But before that, I’m including the infographic from the now defunct website cited above. Afterward, below the infographic, we’ll talk about each of the characters from the movies a bit and then go into their specific personality type’s strengths, weaknesses, and preferred occupations.
ISTJ — Owen Lars (The Inspector)
Much of Owen Lars is unknown. The only information we receive from the movie is that he is a hard-working moisture farmer on the planet Tattooine. He agrees to take care of Luke Skywalker after the prequels and goes out of his way to protect the boy. His protection of Luke, preventing him from joining the Imperial Navy as a pilot, probably also led to his and his wife’s death.
- Honest and direct
- Strong-willed and dutiful
- Very responsible
- Calm and practical
- Create and Enforce Order
All of these can be shown by Owen’s requirement for Luke to get his chores done on time before going out to spend time with his friends. Also, Owen needed many skills to survive alone with his family on the moisture farm.
- Always by the book
- Often Unreasonably Blame Themselves
- Military Officers
- Police Officers
- Anything with established consistency
Famous ISTJ: George Washington, Henry Ford, Robert De Niro, Sigmund Freud
ISFJ — C-3PO (The Protector)
3PO is a protocol interpreter droid programmed for human-cyborg relations. C-3PO was created by Anakin Skywalker and has always been shown to be quite cowardly. He rarely takes actions on his own and relies on commands from others. His skill lies in liaisoning between R2-D2 and the humans in the Rebel forces, as well as translating for Luke when speaking with Jabba the Hutt, he is also a very good support character and works behind the scenes.
- Reliable and patient
- Imaginative and observant
- Loyal and hard-working
- Good practical skills
Again, this can be seen by C-3PO’s supportive type roles. He’s very dependable when called upon to mislead Stormtroopers in the Death Star, and is very loyal to whoever his current owners are whether that be Captain Antilles, Anakin, Luke or even Jabba.
- Humble and shy
- Repress their feelings
- Overload themselves
- Reluctant to change
- Too altruistic
- Healthcare professionals
- Human Resources
- Other support roles
Famous ISFJ: Mother Teresa, Kristi Yamaguchi, Marcus Aurelius, Rosa Parks
INFJ — Obi-Wan Kenobi (The Counselor)
INTJ — Emperor Palpatine (The Mastermind)
Ah, the Emperor. Introduced as Senator Palpatine, then later Supreme Chancellor Palpatine, Darth Sidious is the true evil of the galaxy. He is the mastermind and puppet master orchestrating the downfall of the Jedi Order and the dismantling of the Old Republic to form the Galactic Empire. Everything he is seen doing in the movies shows extreme tactical and strategic brilliance as well as unbelievable patience. Palpatine plays the long game. Waiting years, even decades, in an attempt to achieve his goals.
- Quick, imaginative and strategic mind
- High Self-Confidence
- Independence and Decisive
- Hard-working and determined
The Emperor planned everything from the beginning. From learning the ways of the Dark Side to manipulating and controlling a young Anakin Skywalker. He needed every bit of his strength to get where he was.
- Overly analytical
- Loathe highly-structured environments
- Clueless in romance
- Software developer
- Computer systems and all related
- Freelance consulting
- Leadership roles that give them the freedom to do what they want/need to do
Famous INTJ: Bill Gates, Sir Isaac Newton, Dwight Eisenhower, Alan Greenspan, Stephen Hawking
ISTP — Chewbacca (The Crafter)
Chewie. Everyone’s favorite wookiee sidekick to Han Solo. We really don’t get too much backstory of Chewbacca in the original series or even all that much in the prequels. We know that Chewbacca joins Han Solo and follows Solo around the galaxy because of a life-debt. Han Solo, then an Imperial pilot was able to save Chewbacca who, among many other Wookiees, was a slave to the Empire. Chewie is strong, courageous, and very honorable. Maybe it’s the fact that he’s a Wookiee, one of the Star Wars universe’s stronger races, but Chewie shows high levels of confidence.
He is good with ship repair, being able to work on the Millennium Falcon, skilled in a variety of tools and weapons ranging from his mighty Bowcaster to hydropsanners to thermal detonators. Interestingly enough, he also is quite charismatic and is liked by nearly everyone he encounters (that aren’t racist Imperials). I like to add that, I say he is courageous because he will go with Han Solo everywhere, even though he visibly shows his fear of the situation. His performance in the trash compactor on the Death Star wasn’t a high mark, but quite funny.
- Optimistic and energetic
- Creative and practical
- Spontaneous and rational
- Know how to prioritize
- Great in a crisis
These traits are shown easily for the type of job role that Chewie performs. He is reliable and dependable as a co-pilot, mechanic, and soldier. He is full of energy in all of his endeavors from the destruction of ALL the Death Stars to the liberation of his home world of Kashyyyk.
- Private and reserved
- Easily bored
- Dislike commitment
- Risky Behavior
- Commercial design
- Graphic designers
- Forensic scientists
Famous ISTP: Bruce Lee, Tom Cruise, Chuck Yeager, Katherine Hepburn
ISFP — Bail Organa (The Artist)
This is a hard one. Bail Organa wasn’t seen much in the movies and his only role was as another political figure. He was a senator that became good friends with like-minded figures like Padme Amidala and Mon Mothma, both key players of the resistance forces known as the Rebel Alliance. Bail is always present during the most important Rebel meetings and actually adopted Princess Leia Organa as his daughter after the prequels. Also, he played a key role in forming the resistance, but it really is hard to actually analyze his personality from the limited amount of screen time we have.
- Sensitive to others
Actually, when you look at the personality information. Yes, you can tell that Bail is all of these. He is always wearing more of an adventuring outfit, he does have charm, and his imaginative and passionate mind fueled his drive to help form the Rebel Alliance. His sensitivity to others guided him to his life’s work and probably was the reason he adopted Leia.
- Fiercely independent
- Easily stressed
- Overly Competitive
- Fluctuating Self-Esteem
- Anything that offers creative freedom
- Fashion or Interior Designer
- Artists (all types)
- Landscape Architect
Famous ISFP: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, John Travolta, Marie Antoinette, Steven Spielberg
INFP — Luke Skywalker (The Idealist)
Ah, Luke, finally the main protagonist of the original Star Wars. Luke is shown as a youthful young man (boy), who dreams of flying off to a better, more adventurous and epic life. He wishes to join the Imperial Navy, but is forced to stay with his adopted uncle and aunt. He is bright-eyed, sort of naive, and very fresh/raw to the harshness of the real world. Luke is always willing to do the right thing and rushes into dire situations with good intentions, often times putting him and his friends in even more danger. However, through the three movies, he is the one character that has the most growth. Eventually, becoming one of the strongest and most powerful hero in the galaxy.
- Seek and value harmony
- Open-minded and flexible
- Very creative
- Passionate and Energetic
Luke is, of course, all of these. He is open-minded and flexible as he learns the ways of the Force and begins to understand why Ben first lied to him about his father. As a pilot, he has to be very creative and coupled with his Force training he is able to think outside the box better than most people. He planned and orchestrated Han’s rescue, he was the only one to believe that Vader could be turned back to the Light side, and he actually was the one to bring harmony back to the Force by defeating Vader and the Emperor. If another, less passionate and energetic, character was in his place when the team was on the Death Star, Princess Leia probably wouldn’t have been rescued.
- Too idealistic
- Too altruistic
- Dislike dealing with data
- Take things personally
- Difficult to get to know
- The personality type is too idealistic. Hates most jobs.
- Religous work
Famous INFP: William Shakespeare, Audrey Hepburn, Mary, George Orwell, John F. Kennedy, Virgil
INTP — Yoda
Master Yoda, the greatest Yedi there was during the original trilogy. Yoda is wise even beyond his already advanced age of 900 years old. He taught pretty much all of our known Jedi onscreen such as Ben, Qui-Gon, Luke, Anakin, and Mace Windu. Yoda advocates peace at all times and is very slow to take arms. He is serious when he needs to be, and quite comical, silly, and rather senile in behavior most other times, as can be seen during Luke’s training. Though this could be related to his forced isolation and his advanced age. Yoda seems more focused in the prequels, but he still carries his backward speech and charm. Yoda definitely has a lot of knowledge and he is wise enough to know that, even though he may be just as strong as the Emperor, it wouldn’t be a good idea to come out of exile and fight him directly.
- Great analysts and abstract thinkers
- Imaginative and original
- Honest and straightforward
I question the honest and straightforward nature of Yoda, as he was just as much half-truthed with Luke, as Ben was. However, Yoda, clearly thinks analytically, knowing what it takes to achieve victory. He knows what it takes to win and is able, like the Emperor, fight a long-term battle. In a case of failure, he is equipped with backup plans like knowing there is another Skywalker should Luke fail, and learning Qui-Gon’s Force Ghost ability.
- Very private and withdrawn
- Loathes rules and guidelines
- Second-guess themselves (I like to think Yoda, knows he can’t defeat the Emperor and not second guess his own ability)
- Computer network architect
- Computer scientist
- Software developer
- Anything that allows for independent work or in small teams to solve problems
- Science and engineering
- Financial Analyst
Famous INTP: Albert Einstein, Charles Darwin, Abraham Lincoln, Sigourney Weaver, Adam Smith
ESTP — Han Solo
Thanks for reading everyone. This concludes Part 1 of the Character Personality Types…. I know this needs a lot of work. I may come back and clean this up a bit before moving onto Part 2 which will definitely come up after my Chivalry. Super pressed for time. Sorry about this, but I hope you find this information useful!
Remember you can find out more about these personalities at https://www.16personalities.com/ and https://www.truity.com/ .
“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.”