In this brief guide we are going to provide a list of INFP anime characters and talk briefly about their character traits.
INFP anime characters
Below is a list of INFP anime characters:
- Alphonse Elric (FMA: Brotherhood):
- Chiyuki (Death Parade)
- Crona (Soul Eater)
- Isla (Plastic Memories)
- Kaneki Ken (Tokyo Ghoul)
- Rakka (Haibane Renmei)
- Rena Ryuugu (Higurashi no Naku Koro ni)
- Rinko Yamato (Ore Monogatari!)
- Shigeo “Mob” Kageyama (Mob Psycho 100)
- Shinichi Izumi (Parasyte)
- Shinji Ikari (NGE)
- Yukiteru Amano (Mirai Nikki)
An overview on INFPs
INFPs are one of the rarest types of personality and also not much rare but they are still not much which might result in them being misjudged and misunderstood by others.
They are more dominated by their introverted feelings and have a really high desire to get personal authenticity from other people or those around them.
They are more or less true to their core and try to be genuine in every field of life they are currently working in.
They have their own unique spelling out of the work they are doing and they are more comfortable in their own personal way.
They will mark their own uniqueness to everything they are doing or wearing in their own way, it looks casual at first sight but when looked carefully it can be seen that their uniqueness is always present in it.
Even if they are writers or knitters, they are painters or sculptors or do anything, they are always creative and imaginative in their own way especially when their creations are helpful to others, they are specifically happy and joyful about those.
INFPs are not only introverted by nature but they also like to mix things up and become bored by going along with the same routine each and every day.
They will change their surroundings around them or they will change their appearance or different routines after a specific period of time.
It can be either the settings of their home or their daily life or their appearance overall which can be different from the appearance they had some years ago.
This is because they enjoy variety and to be different from time to time and to be the same for years makes them feel a little down or is not in their nature.
Among other features of an INFP, they are also sentimental of feelings for their heirlooms or things left over to them by their ancestors or the ones in history.
They hold onto them with passion and it brings out their precious memories to them which is in their own way precious to them.
They can relive all of those memories related to those things and can recreate the exact sensation and feelings related to it in their mind and through their senses fully.
It is really hard to get these things away from them as they keep these things close to themselves.
Because of their strong sentimental feelings they are really good at calling those memories and will often tell stories related to it to the people around them.
There have been a fair number of fiction characters of INFP personality because these personality characters are more funny and entertaining related to other anime characters.
One of the INFP anime characters is Anne Shirley from Anne of the Green Gables which is entertaining and does not let you feel bored.
There is also a common phenomenon in the anime community that the INFP anime characters that are male are mostly hated or disliked by most of the fans meanwhile it is quite the opposite for the female INFP anime characters and they are mostly seen positively as fragile, cute and creative from the majority of the people.
This might bug some people but that is high most of the community see them in the fiction world, some of the exceptions and some of the most popular INFP anime characters will be discussed here.
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Alphonse Elric (FMA: Brotherhood): (An incredibly popular male INFP)
One of the most popular INFP anime characters that are male is the Alphonse Elric from Brotherhood as INFP anime characters are the most idealistic of all other types of characters, they are also always looking to find more meaning and beauty in everything around them are mostly optimistic and open to accepting everything and others.
Although they are strong optimists, they can be quiet or shy but can still come out to be friendly and open towards others after the initial period.
They love peace and harmony and have a strong desire for everyone to get along well and want to keep the order going so there is no issue with things, they tend to get upset if there is a situation when the order of things crumbles and things start to go down.
Though INFP anime characters are mostly flexible and laidback, they are mostly resistant and opposite when their beliefs or values are challenged.
The most important thing for an INFP is that they love peace, creativity, beauty, and doing things the right way in accordance with their own personal beliefs and values.
Among all the types of INFP, there are some who are reasonably comfortable with things and are stable, the assertive ones and there are also those who are not mentally and emotionally stable and are facing considerable problems throughout their lives.
We are discussing most of these INFP anime characters here on this list. We are gonna start with the following :
Chiyuki (Death Parade)
Chiyuki is an INFP anime character who is more close to being an INTP personality because of the way she gives preferences to logic sometimes instead of her own personal values.
Chiyuki was included in the list to show that not all INFP anime characters are hopelessly sentimental and can also think on the basis of logic sometimes.
Although she mostly uses logic because of a tragedy she also gave into her emotions and became suicidal as she is a turbulent variant in nature.
Crona (Soul Eater)
(Crona’s sex and gender are never revealed in the anime)
Crona is a textbook INFP anime character who is of turbulent type but in the latter half becomes more stable after being treated kindly and accepted into the society by others.
Even though afterward, Crona still is kind of melancholy, but it is still amazing though after all the things they have been through to be still that much positive about things.
Isla (Plastic Memories)
Isla is a highly private and introverted INFP anime character.
She is a loving, kind, and spiritual kind of girl but is not very expressive.
It takes some time for her to be open towards others and for others to understand her fully.
Kaneki Ken (Tokyo Ghoul)
Kaneki can be termed as poor in the anime as his tale is full of tragedies and end up losing his mind because of his turbulent nature.
He becomes a ghoul and is being tortured for days even after that pointlessly by another evil ghoul.
Although the story arc of Kaneki is not very productive or good, his character is still good as he had strong morals and loved books and hanging out with his friends when he was happy.
Rakka (Haibane Renmei)
Rakka is another of the INFP anime characters who is deeply loving, smart, sensitive, and idealistic and loves peace and harmony.
She is also looking to find the deeper meaning of her existence and is positive in nature.
Like other INFP personality types, she is a little ditsy around the edges but is hella cute.
Rena Ryuugu (Higurashi no Naku Koro ni)
Rena is another one of the INFP anime characters who is mostly mentally unstable in Higurashi and is often seen as a frightening character.
She will resort to any type of violence, threat or underhanded tactics to get what she wants and in any way she can.
On the other hand when she is mentally stable, she is kind of the most adorable character there is.
She is shy, friendly, and quiet between others, she is optimistic, humble, thoughtful, accepting, excited about the things she loves and is always considering the feelings of others with a strong sense of harmony and having high morals.
Rinko Yamato (Ore Monogatari!)
Rinko is one of the most beloved and popular INFP anime characters, she is a good example of a happy and mentally stable INFP anime character.
She has her own unique way of thinking and what she loves or likes, along with it she is also idealistic, kind and optimistic
Shigeo “Mob” Kageyama (Mob Psycho 100)
There are many people who do not like Mob and are only watching the show because of other characters but in general he is one of the most popular INFP anime characters.
The mob is another case of a healthy INFP who is kind, forgiving, genuine, quiet, thoughtful, a little spacey, and serious about his personal values.
He is the one who is always looking at the bright side of things.
Shinichi Izumi (Parasyte)
He is one of the top five most popular and favorite anime characters and there might be so much to talk about him but let’s be brief.
Shinichi is one of the INFP anime characters who have similar qualities to that of the other characters on this list.
He values his ideas more than others and also seeks meaning in things.
Shinji Ikari (NGE)
Here is one of the most favorite characters of others, Shinji who is one of the most turbulent INFP anime characters and is also famous for getting onto the nerves of viewers.
He has been brought up in a negative environment which has resulted in him having multiple traumas that go on increasing with time and is extremely unstable.
Yukiteru Amano (Mirai Nikki)
One of the most intensely and widely hated INFP anime characters is that of Yukiteru, he is in no way admirable even though there might be a time when you feel sympathy towards him and can understand his feelings and empathize with him.
He does not always give it his all and does not try his best even before he goes through the trauma of the survival game.
Yuki is another turbulent type having a lot of disorders including the ones related to anxiety.
He is also likable in multiple ways and it is still hard to see the positive of things related to him but once you can understand him, it is still hard to hate him but sometimes you just love to hate him.
There are also other INFP anime characters, Toboe from Wolf’s Rain, Atsushi from Bungou Stray, Vincent Law from Ergo Proxy, Rikka from Chuunibyou and Other Delusions, Watanuki from xxxHOLIC, Arita from Accel World, Kokutou Mikiya from Kara no Kyoukai, Myuuto from Princess Tutu, Bertholdt from Attack on Titan, Nunnally from Code Geass and others.
Aside from INFP anime characters, there are also ISFJ anime characters who differ slightly in their personality traits.
INFP anime characters from Haikyuu
Koshi Sugawara is an INFP anime character from Haikyuu!!, and he shows some classic traits that one might associate with this personality type.
To start with, Koshi from the show Haikyuu shows INFP traits like being very good natured, and he has a tendency to look for all the good qualities in others rather than focusing on the bad.
Like a true INFP, Koshi also tends to bring out the best from everyone in his team, which is a trait that may be seen in INFPs from all walks of a life, and in every situation too, like in their relationships or their careers.
INFP individuals are very open to forgiveness and helping people become better at what they do, and they tend to be very accepting of others for their faults, and this INFP anime character from Haikyuu shows this trait with another Haikyuu character, Kageyama, who initially has a rather bad attitude with his team and receives help from the INFP Koshi Sugawara.
Kindness is another big INFP trait, and it can be found in Koshi Sugawara in spades, making him one of the best INFP anime character from Haikyuu, and his tendency to easily relate and speak to people despite his typically introverted nature just drives the point further.
INFP Anime Characters: BNHA
There is one classic INFP anime character on the show Boku no Hero Academia (My hero Academia in English), and that is Tamaki Amajiki (Suneater). The INFP anime character traits in this BNHA character may be seen in attributes like kindness and introversion, and he has a very intuitive approach to information gathering and understanding things.
Tamaki has great capabilities and goals as an INFP hero, which is something that may be seen in many INFP individuals, because they may not show it but they are actually quite ambitious about what they want to achieve.
Another classic INFP anime character tendency in the BNHA character Tamaki is that he is very shy and reserved when it comes to his interactions with other people, and this trait does not change whether they are BNHA heroes, civilians or even villains.
Another BNHA anime character Mirio, who is often typed as an MBTI personality type of ENFJ, shows the exact opposite traits, and he puts his thoughts and feelings on display almost immediately for almost anyone he encounters.
Tamaki is also typed as an INFP anime character because he is capable of great creativity and he is linguistically very gifted, which anyone that knows an INFP may be able to attest to; these individuals are great at communicating.
This communication of the INFP anime character shows when Tamaki compares Mirio to the radiant and joyful sun itself.
Lastly, Mirio, Tamaki’s best friend on BNHA, confirms that Tamaki is indeed an INFP anime character when he states simply that Tamaki is the source for his bravery and that even though he has insecurities (Which a lot of INFPs do), he never gives up and always does what is required, all the time, and if you know an INFP, you might find that surprisingly accurate.
INFP Anime Characters Kakegurui
There is only one INFP anime character in Kakegurui named Rumia Uru, and she appears n this anime about high school and gambling, and it might interest people who are into other shows like One-outs or Kaiji.
Rumia Uru is also often types as an Enneagram 9w1, which is often what INFPs might come across as too, and this means that this INFP anime character from Kakegurui is very friendly and polite, which are often INFP traits in real life.
INFPs are also known for being very dreamy and this is also something that this kakegurui INFP anime character displays in her everyday behavior, and in typically exaggerated anime manner, this trait is shown in how she tends to pronounce some words very slowly, such as stretching out a words vowel.
Sometimes Rumia can seem a bit airheaded too, which is another trait that may often be seen in both INFP real life individuals as well as INFP anime characters.
INFPs also don’t often care about what others think of them as long as they’re happy, which is something that may be seen in this INFP anime character also.
She is always polite to a fault, which may be seen in how she responds when another Kakegurui character calls her voice annoying, and she even goes so far as to add that that comment is something which she hears a lot.
However, with her very true intuitive sense that is so typical of INFP anime characters, Rumia is always anticipating conflicts between other gamblers, and she often enjoys interesting situations in games and finds them thrilling, which are traits often found in the more pleasure seeking INFP people.
INFP Anime Characters AOT
There is one main INFP anime character in AOT, or Attack on Titan, and that is Armin Arlert, a man known for his sweet and reserved nature. Some people also type two other INFP anime characters on AOT, and they are Eren Kruger and Faye Yeager.
Armin Arlert is an INFP anime character on the anime AOT because he displays the classic traits of curiosity and a tendency to wonder about things that he does not know, which are things that are found in nearly any INFP individual.
Armin is also insecure and feels he is not good enough, and his self-esteem is quite low, which is also something that makes him a classic INFP anime character because these individuals often have the tendency to write themselves off.
The other INFP anime character on AOT is Eren Kurger, who shows INFP traits like being introverted and displaying a stoic front, not wanting to share too many emotions, but having suffered a lot of misery, which are all things that INFP people who have had hard lives would understand and relate to.
Lastly, an INFP anime character on AOT is also Faye Yeager, who shows INFP traits like feeling delighted at the fun things in her life and her tendency to like whimsy and chase it as much as she could, and she is shown as having been incredibly innocent as well.
INFP Anime Characters MHA
We discussed an INFP anime character from BNHA (Boku No Hero Academia or My Hero Academia) before, but there are some more INFP anime characters in MHA, like:
- David Shield
- Kamui Woods (Shinji Nishiya)
- Katsuma Shimano
- Koji Koda (Anima)
- La Brava (Manami Aiba)
- Nao Shimura
- Rei Todoroki
These characters all have the typical INFP traits in common, introversion, a tendency to have strong belief systems that tend to affect a lot of their decisions, and an ability to stay in the present and focus on what can be done in the now, rather than worry about later.
These INFP anime characters may have differences of their own that naturally come from other parts of their personality as well, and this is a great metaphor for how MBTI personality should be seen in reality too, that is, as a part of the personality rather than a definitive sum of everything a person is.
INFP Anime Characters HxH
INFP anime characters on HxH (Hunter x Hunter) are not many, which may be because this is a rare personality type to begin with, and these INFP anime characters are:
Komugi is an INFP anime character on HxH because of her somewhat childish and clumsy manner and these are exaggerations of traits that may actually be seen in INFP personalities, as they tend to be very innocent and naive, almost childlike on occasion.
She often speaks in an informal manner, which may be a trait of an INFP anime character at times, and like many INFPs she underestimates herself constantly, and even though she is friendly and polite to others she talks herself down a lot.
On the other hand, Halkenberg is also an INFP anime character from HxH, but he is slightly different from Komugi, and even though he is an introvert as well, and he also has the tendency to be rough on himself, he is still extremely loyal and dependable, and he tends to always be in the pursuit of knowledge, as INFPs usually do.
Lastly, Killua, an assassin, is a great INFP anime character from HxH, because even though he kills people for a living, he actually has a very sentimental heart and suffers from pain he feels he cannot share with anyone, and these emotional tendencies and insecurities may often plague the typical INFP.
INFP Anime Test
While there are no certain INFP anime tests, you can take the MBTI personality test and then go to the personality database website to see what anime characters share your personality type.
Additionally, if you already took the MBTI test, and found that you are INFP and now want to know what anime characters you are most like or anime characters that are INFP, you can look at forums like Reddit where people often talk about these things, or you could look at the personality database website.
Lastly, another option you have for an INFP anime test is looking at this test, which tells you your basic MBTI type and some anime characters that share it, but this is not entirely based on the original MBTI test and may therefore be inaccurate for some people too.
INFP Anime Villains
Here are some commonly types INFP anime villains:
- Hero Killer Stain/Chizome Akaguro: My Hero Academia
- Pain/Nagato: Naruto
- N: Pokemon
- Zuko: Avatar
- Mithos Yggdrasill: Tales of Symphonia
- Lucy: Elfen Lied
Most INFP anime villains tend to be more like anti-heroes rather than flat out villains, and these characters may often be driven by a tendency to want to correct wrongs that they perceive or to fix things that may not be broken per se.
Another typical trait across most INFP anime villains is that their introverted feeling function may be twisted and negative and they may strongly and truly believe that they are doing the right thing, or what they are doing is actually for the benefit of some concept they hold dear.
These INFP anime villain traits may be seen across all the characters we have mentioned above, and traits like a strong sense of self, belief in their destructive tendencies, or acting from a place of extreme pain and misery are common characteristics across these individuals.
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INFP Anime Characters Naruto
Some common INFP anime characters in Naruto are as follows:
- Koyuki Kazahana
- Sakumo Hatake
The most commonly typed INFP anime characters from Naruto are Hinata and Nagato, and these individuals both show the typical traits of an INFP, like curiosity, a strong inner belief system, and reserved and shy tendencies that keep them from being too social or engaging too much with others.
Hinata is understood as being an INFP anime character in Naruto because of her calm and reserved nature and the quiet optimism she shows, which may be evidenced in every storyline where she overcomes her fears to truly face her cousin Neji.
She is also extremely perceptive, understanding and empathetic, which are traits that are present in just about any INFP individual, which makes her an amazing INFP anime character in the anime Naruto.
The other INFP anime character on Naruto, Nagato, plays a slightly less positive role and he is a typical INFP anime villain too, in that he does whatever he does out of a distorted sense of idealism, and this is seen in his quote “My pain is greater than yours”.
FAQ about INFP Anime Characters
What anime characters are INFP?
Some of the examples of INFP anime characters are :
Alphonse Elric (FMA: Brotherhood)
Crona (Soul Eater)
Chiyuki (Death Parade)
Isla (Plastic Memories)
Who is Infp compatible?
Although any two individuals who are well developed can be compatible with each other and can enjoy a healthy relationship.
INFP is most compatible with ENFJ or ESFJ as the most dominant introverted feeling, it is best matched with a partner who has the dominant extroverted feelings.
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