Want to figure out which Jujutsu Kaisen character has your Myers-Briggs® personality type? Today let’s explore the characters and try to figure out which types fit best for them.
DISCLAIMER: As always, typing fictional characters is murky business. As an MBTI® practitioner, I can’t sit down and give them a thorough analysis or a questionnaire. Plus fiction writers often imbue their characters with traits of several personality types. That said, these are my best guesses and you’re more than welcome to offer critiques or alternative suggestions in the comments!
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The Myers-Briggs® Types of the Jujutsu Kaisen Characters
Nobara Kugisaki – ESTJ
“Be happy, boys, I’m the woman in your group.” – Nobara Kugisaki
Nobara shows us some of the best qualities of the ESTJ personality type. She’s direct, focused, and rational. No matter what situation presents itself, she seems to have a dauntless determination to win. On top of that, her sassy sense of humor and confident battle style makes her an entertaining character to observe. It’s crucial for Nobara to be logical and objective, but it’s also crucial for her to stay true to herself and not bend for the whims of other people. Her bold, brazen energy makes her a fan favorite of this show.
Maki Zenin – ESTJ
“I wanna go back home as a first-class Jujutsu sorcerer and make everyone at home cry their faces out to me.” – Maki Zenin
Commanding and straightforward, Maki Zenin proves that you don’t have to have cursed energy to be a powerful sorcerer and warrior. Her skill on the battlefield and her rational, fearless demeanor gives her an edge over opponents who get emotionally distracted. It’s crucial for Maki to make her own way in the world and earn respect through hard work and success. She leaves her abusive family as a way of proving to herself and others that she can make it without them and their powers. Her unstoppable, steady attitude and grounded way of fighting make her a stand-out ESTJ character.
Panda – ENTP
“You don’t like being similar to me? You wound me! It actually hurts!” – Panda
It was difficult to type Panda as there really isn’t a lot of information about him online and his character isn’t very fleshed out in the series or Manga. That said, my best guess for his personality type is ENTP. He’s innovative in the battlefield, easily coming up with ways to stay one step ahead of his opponents. He also has the detached, analytical side of the ENTP – fighting his opponents without getting emotionally involved unless one of his teammates is in danger. While much talk is made about ENTP’s being “trollish,” there’s not nearly enough written about how ENTPs can be generous, empathetic, and supportive. Because ENTPs have tertiary Extraverted Feeling they tend to easily understand where other people are coming from and be very protective and empathetic when needed. At the same time, they know how to step back in a situation and look at things in an analytical, detached way. Panda exemplifies both of these qualities of the healthy ENTP.
Yoshinobu Gakuganji – ESTJ
Phew! There are a lot of ESTJs in this show. Yoshinobu believes in doing the most logical thing, sometimes at the expense of kindness or innovation. Unlike Gojo, Yoshinobu doesn’t want to wait and see what will happen if Itadori is allowed to live because he feels the risks are too high. Yoshinobu is a traditionalist and he’s determined to abide by the long-standing practices and rules of the Jujutsu sorcerers. Even though he can be a difficult character to love, he is quite efficient in the battlefield. He rapidly analyzes his opponents’ moves and stays grounded and calm when things seem out of control.
Mahito – ENTP
Playful and nihilistic, Mahito captures many of the qualities of unhealthy ENTPs. He has high intellectual abilities and can often deduce plans set against him. He also has very little sympathy for others but knows how to emotionally manipulate them in order to achieve his goals (something ENTPs are good at if they aren’t operating from a healthy headspace). Mahito has a playful, innovative side and seems to thoroughly enjoy experimenting with people and their feelings in order to revive Sukuna and eradicate humanity.
Kento Nanami – ISTJ
“I hate overtime, so let’s just finish this quickly.” – Kento Nanami
Prepared for anything, Kento Nanami displays incredible tactical skill and composure during battle. In typical ISTJ fashion, he abides by schedules, rules, and logic rather than allowing his emotions to get in the way. At the same time, he wants his life to have a meaningful impact on people which is why he returned to Jujutsu sorcery. Nanami is direct and blunt, often to the surprise of Itadori and Satoru. He believes in making the most effective use of every moment so that he can adhere to his timeline. He’s turned off by optimism or impracticality because it frankly doesn’t seem wise or “realistic.”
Megumi Fushiguro – ISTJ
“I want more people to enjoy fairness, even if only a few.” – Megumi Fushiguro
Secretive and stoic, Megumi Fushiguro may seem impenetrable but he often shows a surprisingly sensitive inner side when he’s alone. Like most ISTJs, Megumi is private about his life and his feelings, only verbalizing things that seem relevant or useful for troubleshooting. Fairness is a driving force for Megumi; he hopes that through his work as a Jujutsu sorcerer he will be able to help humans that are good and kind have more chances at life. This same belief is what drove him to save Yuji Itadori, even though it meant betraying the long-standing rules of the Jujutsu sorcerers.
Junpei Yoshino – INFP
“If I had a button that killed everyone I hated, I probably wouldn’t push it. But if I had a button that killed everyone who hated me…I’d push it without hesitation.” – Junpei Yoshino
Okay, I don’t know about you, but I cried so hard over Junpei’s storyline and I wish they’d fleshed out his character more. That said, my best guess for him is INFP. He’s often led by the values of his heart and is often pondering questions of morality and ethics. Junpei is a troubled INFP, tormented by bullies and abusers daily. As a result, he’s developed a more apathetic, pessimistic outlook on people and society as a whole than is typical for an INFP. His personality is so altered by the terrible abuses laid on him that he’s unable to see clearly and ends up using warped logic to back up his actions. Itadori calls him out for using bad logic to justify that he’s right, something that INFP’s can be at risk of when they’re in an unhealthy mindset.
Sukuna – ENTJ
“You thought kneeling on just one knee would be enough? The boughs that bear most hang lowest. But it seems your head doesn’t bear much.” – Sukuna
I hate to type yet another fictional villain as an ENTJ, but I can’t think of another type that fits Sukuna particularly well. Even this typing I’m fairly uncertain of because Sukuna’s character isn’t explored very deeply in Jujutsu Kaisen. Sukuna is intelligent, strategic, and insightful. Although he often acts impulsively, he rarely deviates from his goals. He stays focused on his long-term missions without getting rattled by setbacks and unexpected details. He’s blunt, straightforward, and focused – but he can also be reckless at times, knowing that his power gives him supremacy over most adversaries.
Yuji Itadori – ESFP
“I don’t know how I’ll feel when I’m dead, but I don’t want to regret the way I lived.” – Yuji Itadori
Full of energy and enthusiasm, Yuji Itadori captures all the charisma and goodwill of the ESFP type. Like most Se-dominant types, he has no problem jumping into action in make-or-break situations. He responds rapidly to any incoming changes or surprises and will do whatever it takes to protect his friends. Itadori was like this even before he gained cursed energy, so it’s not a purely supernatural ability. He is also deeply curious about Jujutsu sorcery and is a quick physical learner, gaining knowledge through trial-and-error. Like most ESFPs, he is in touch with his environment and knows how to manipulate it to his advantage during hand-to-hand combat situations. Also like most ESFPs, he has a strong need to stay aligned to his ideals and sense of right or wrong. To Itadori giving people the opportunities to have “proper deaths” is vitally important.
Satoru Gojo – ENTP
“My students will either grow up with a sarcastic, dark sense of humor, or they’ll wind up a serial killer team. Either way, I’m excited that I won’t have to bring them to birthday parties.” – Satoru Gojo
Playful yet intelligent, Satoru Gojo has a knack for figuring out his enemies’ plans with just a tidbit of information. He knows how to adapt to any situation and enjoys an unpredictable, spontaneous lifestyle. His offbeat sense of humor and playful, irreverent personality make him a fan-favorite. As an intuitive-dominant personality, he keeps his eye on the big picture and knows how to negotiate situations in order to meet his more complex, long-term goals.
Toge Inumaki – INTP
“Salmon.” – Toge Inumaki
Intelligent and aloof, Toge Inumaki must restrain himself from speaking because of the immense power of his enchanted words. Therefore, when he does speak he often uses sushi ingredients as code for various other words. For example, “bonito flakes” means to disagree and “kelp” is a greeting. While often underestimated for his quiet demeanor, Toge is actually quite effective in battle. He is very intelligent and is capable of staying calm in chaotic situations that would make anyone else panic. He knows how to think outside the box to find solutions to crises and has insight into situations that others often lack. It was hard to type Toge because he speaks so little, but based off some of the Mangas I’ve read I’m fairly certain INTP is an accurate typing. That said, if you have an alternate suggestion be sure to let me know in the comments!
Kasumi Miwa – ISFJ
“Maybe it’s the nature of being a Jujutsu sorcerer, but even if we’re friendly with each other, there’s always this distance between us. Ever since we played baseball at the goodwill event, I feel like we’ve all become closer. It would be too much to bear when we lose someone I guess if we got too close.” – Kasumi Miwa
Kind-hearted and down-to-earth, Miwa Kasumi often struggles with her sense of self-worth. She knows she’s capable and dependable, but she often feels like she doesn’t stand out amidst her fellow sorcerers. She worries about being a hindrance to others and does whatever it takes to abide by the rules of Jujutsu sorcery. More than anything, she wants to earn enough money as a sorcerer to help her family and be of practical assistance to others. Her hard-working, conscientious nature makes her a perfect ISFJ side-character in the show.
Characters I Couldn’t Type (Yet):
I couldn’t find enough information about the following characters to get a clear typing. If you have any thoughts be sure to let me know!
Aoi Todo – I had a lot of conflicting feelings about Todo. There were times when I saw ESFJ, other times when I saw ENFJ or even ESFP. The only thing that seemed certain was EXFX
Demons – Typing villains is always an issue, especially when they’re under the control of other villains. There just wasn’t enough “personality” or information shown on a lot of the demons for me to feel comfortable typing them.
Mai Zenin – She’s still a character I’m hoping to type in the future as more information is revealed. For now I couldn’t find a type that seemed to suit her based on her limited appearances in the show. That said, I think she’s on the Ti/Fe or Fe/Ti spectrum.
Momo Nishimiya – I’m still waiting for more information on this character to type her. She has very few moments in the show that I’ve seen so far, so perhaps I will find out more information in the Manga.
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