21 INTJ anime characters (A complete review)

The INTJ personality type

As an INTJ, your dominant way of directing attention is an internal one, towards the inner world, where you analyze things mainly through personal intuition. The secondary way of directing attention is external, where you analyze things logically, rationally.

INTJ people live in a world of ideas and strategic planning. They value intelligence, competence, knowledge and, typically, have very high standards in this regard, standards that they strive to achieve. The others are somehow expected to be just like them.

With an Introverted Intuition dominating their personality, INTJ people focus their energy on observing the world generating ideas and possibilities. Their minds constantly gather information and make all kinds of associations, connections. They are very insightful and understand new ideas immediately. 

However, their priority is not to understand the concepts, but their practical applicability. They want to be actively involved in everything they discover.

The INTJs are in great need of order and systematization, and this, combined with a penetrating understanding of things, makes them excellent scientists. An INTJ as a scientist knows how to give a gift to society by turning ideas into a useful form for others to understand and use.

It is not an easy thing for INTJ to express their inner, imaginary and abstract ideas. An INTJ is a strong conceptualist and yet makes great efforts to translate ideas into a system of notions already used, understood by others.

INTJ people are innate leaders, but they choose to remain the people behind the curtain, except in situations where they really need to take the lead. When they are in the lead, they are quite efficient because they know how to observe the objective side of things and they like to find solutions to things that do not work properly. 

They are strategists by definition, constantly scanning ideas and concepts that are circulating, adapting their strategies or keeping them for situations where new data will surely be needed.

INTJs spend a lot of time inside their minds, having too little time and interest in the thoughts and feelings of others. If the effective part is not well developed, they may have trouble giving others the necessary degree of intimacy. When the sensory part is not very well developed, they may end up ignoring details that are necessary to implement their ideas.

INTJs have many abilities to accomplish a lot of special things. They can convert their conceptions, their ideas, often very precious, into concrete, feasible plans. Usually, we find them among the most competent people and they will have no problem in achieving their goals, pursuing their desired career.

For those who learn to communicate with others and who practice tolerance towards people, a special life is reserved for them, both as professional and relational accomplishments.

Once you’ve gone through the anime characters list below, you can take a look at INTP anime characters too.

INTJ anime characters Lelouch vi Britannia from Code Geass

Lelouch vi Britannia is the protagonist of the Code Geass series. He was born on December 5, 2000, he is 1.80 m, weighs 84 kg and according to what is known so far he is alive. He is the eleventh prince of the Holy Empire of Britannia and the son of the ninety-eighth (98) Emperor of Britannia, Charles zi Britannia. Lelouch adopted the surname Lamperouge after being exiled along with his younger sister Nunnally.

Shortly after receiving the geass, Lelouch created the character Zero, a mysterious masked revolutionary who wears black, wearing a helmet and cape. Lelouch also formed the Order of the Black Knights with the aim of destroying Britannia and seeking a peaceful world for himself and his sister.

INTJ anime characters Karma Akabane from Assassination Classroom

Karma Akabane is a Class 3-E student at Kunugigaoka High School. He was suspended from school because of his violent behaviour (which he enjoys). He is a great fighter, fighter of excellent ability, as well as being the smartest in class 3-E.

Karma is quite a tall boy for a high school student, he has pale skin, short red hair, copper coloured eyes. He is slim and in good physical condition later on with marked abs and has also been shown to have sharp canine teeth.

His uniform is a black coat instead of the standard jacket under it a long-sleeved white shirt, grey pants, and black shoes. Karma is considered to be the most physically attractive of all the boys in class 3-E.

INTJ anime characters Nate River “Near” from expiry Note

Nate River (ニ ア, Nia), also known as Near and N, is the younger of L’s two successors, raised in a Watari orphanage (Wammy’s House) for gifted children. After L’s expiry, he begins his investigation of the Kira case. Based on the collection of evidence over a period of four years, Near gives his conclusions to the President of the United States and reveals himself as L.’s true successor. Shortly after, Near becomes the head of the SPK and continues the search for Kira. 

INTJ anime characters Kurapika from Hunter x Hunter

Kurapika is one of the main characters in hunter x hunter because he is one of the gon’s best friends and is also someone who accompanies gon in some arcs of the series.

If you still haven’t seen hunter X hunter ….. what are you doing reading this? 

INTJ anime characters Shoto Todoroki from My Hero Academia

He has a cold and distant personality, due to his upbringing and childhood trauma, so he does not relate much to other characters.

When fighting villains, he maintains a relaxed and calm attitude, as we saw in the attack of the villains league, during the rescue training, where he defeated a large number of enemies calmly, in the same way, it is shown in the exams of the YUUEI ACADEMY.

He always had that cool, calm demeanour except when faced with Stain and when he feels the power of All for One.

INTJ anime characters Sasuke Uchiha from Naruto Shippuden

Sasuke is a ninja from Konohagakure and part of the Uchiha clan, he was part of the Kakashi team named Team 7 along with Naruto Uzumaki and Sakura Haruno. He is the son of Fugaku and Mikoto Uchiha along with his older brother, Itachi Uchiha.

He was the only survivor of the Uchiha clan exterminatation carried out by his older brother, this unleashed Sasuke to surround himself with rancour and want to take revenge on his brother. He became a student of the Sannin, Orochimaru to later kill him and become the founder of Hebi, after the expiry of his brother, he would become Taka.

INTJ anime characters Akashi Seijuro from Kuroko no Basket

Akashi Seijuro was the captain of the select generation of miracles and is currently the captain of the Rakuzan team, where, despite his young age, he is already the most important player. After separating from the Miraculous Generation, he joined another basketball team together with 3 Kings Destroyed and ended up leading among them, even though he was a freshman in the new school. 

Akashi has great skill, both mental and physical, as he can easily create a movement and exercise it with mastery, proving to be one of the best players in the anime – not to say the best.

INTJ anime characters Ciel Phantomhive from Kuroshitsuji

Ciel is the leader of the Phantomhive family, owner of the Funtom family company and servant to the Queen of London for which he must solve crimes with the help of his butler Sebastian.

Before the fire that the Phantomhive mansion suffered and which also caused the death of Ciel’s parents, he was a very quiet child and afraid of others, when he was little he was always sick and therefore he was considered only a burden to his parents. Besides that, he did not think he could ever become an earl.

INTJ anime characters Kurisu Makise from Steins; Gate

Kurisu Makise (栖 瀬 Makise Kurisu) is a cool girl who graduated from college at the age of seventeen. Her research on the brain’s memory retention system has earned critical acclaim in the scientific community. She later joins the Future Gadget Lab as member 004 after a series of encounters with Rintarou Okabe.

Throughout the series, Kurisu displays a sensible and mature demeanour, usually calm and collected even when someone is acting tense in front of her. However, she can also show a much more timid side at times. She has been described as a tsundere by Rintarou Okabe and Itaru Hashida over and over again, although she is annoyed every time someone calls her that.

INTJ anime characters Levi Ackerman from Attack on Titan

The name “Levi” is of Hebrew origin and means “He who unites his own.” He is also recognized as “the strongest soldier in humanity”. This reputation was given by the other soldiers and the people due to his great combat abilities on the battlefield.

Levi is a serious person, with a firm character and clear ideas. He has great respect for discipline and is a conscript with enormous potential to be a leader, as his orders are always clear and precise, without anyone daring to question his authority. 

His seriousness and coldness transmit that kind of respect, especially this first factor, being someone with few words and who very rarely expresses his feelings. He knows perfectly well the responsibility that comes with managing a group of soldiers, and that depending on what his orders are, he can lead those soldiers to certain expiry .

INTJ anime characters Kei Takishima from Special A

Kei is always a good winner. He is rarely stressed or concerned about issues unless he gets Hikari into trouble or when another man is getting too close to him. He maintains a stoic and fresh attitude most of the time.

Initially, he is shown to be very independent. He is a prodigy and has an excellent photographic memory. Even from an early age, he won many intellectual awards. As he grew up, he began to help his father in business and soon became the true boss of the company.

INTJ anime characters Usui Takami from Maid Sama!

Usui is the male lead in the series ‘Kaichou Wa Maid-Sama!’. He is madly in love with Ayuzawa Misaki, the main protagonist of this Shoujo. But the latter does not leave Usui as a slob, because Misaki tries not to put interest in him, but turns him into a fool in love more. His sensuality and his ways of appearing in the series are some of the reasons why you will love him.

Usui Takumi is a quite mysterious character, almost nothing is known about how he uses his free time, nor his tastes, nor his history (since, well, he is from a shoujo anime, and clear, focuses on him a female character …), but what we can take advantage of is his personality.

INTJ anime characters Reina Kousaka from Hibike! Euphonium

Reina Kousaka (高 坂 Kōsaka Queen) is one of the main characters in the Hibike Euphonium anime. She is a first-year trumpeter who plays in the Kitauji High School band, continuing on the same instrument from elementary and middle school.

Reina is a teenage girl of average height. She has long, straight black hair that reaches down to her shoulders, which she sometime wears in a ponytail. She has purple eyes and a light complexion and is generally seen wearing a Kitauji Preparatory school uniform, normal for female freshmen.

INTJ anime characters Shikamaru Nara from Naruto

Shikamaru Nara (奈良 シ カ マ ル, Nara Shikamaru) is a Konoha ninja who belongs to the Nara Clan. He was a member of the Asuma Team along with his companions Chōji Akimichi and Ino Yamanaka. He married Temari and had a son named Shikadai Nara. Shikamaru was the deputy commander of the Fourth Division of the Great Shinobi Alliance during the Fourth Shinobi World War. Several years later, he became the new leader of the Nara Clan and advisor to the Seventh Hokage Naruto Uzumaki.

INTJ anime characters Madara Uchiha from Naruto Shippuden

Madara Uchiha (う ち は マ ダ ラ, Uchiha Madara) was a legendary shinobi, co-founder of Konoha and leader of the Uchiha Clan during his time, as well as being the last Reincarnation of Indra Ōtsutsuki. 

Then, he was revived in the Fourth Shinobi World War to fight the Great Shinobi Alliance, revealing his true intentions making him the series’ primary antagonist. Madara managed to capture the nine Tailed Beasts, seal them in the Demonic Statue of the Outer Path, and thereby become the third and last Jinchūriki of the Ten-Tails.

INTJ anime characters Light Yagami from expiry Note

Light Yagami, also known as Kira, is the main one. protagonist/antagonist of the anime and manga of expiry Note. At the beginning of the series, he discovers the expiry Note and uses it to kill the criminals that mainly appeared in the news, then he begins to kill criminals. 

Later it became known in Japan as Kira (based on the Japanese pronunciation of the English word Killer, “assassin”). He joined the police to approach his enemy L and finish him off.

INTJ anime characters Akihiko Kayaba from Sword Art Online

Akihiko Kayaba is the creator of Sword Art Online, the first VRMMORPG and the designer of NerveGear, the Cardinal System and The Seed. He was involved in his own creation as a Game Master and as the leader of the Knights of the Brotherhood of Blood.

At the start of Sword Art Online, Akihiko appeared in front of the trapped players as a huge faceless person with a hood and a cape as his Game Master avatar.

INTJ anime characters Rei Ryugazaki from Free!

Rei is one of the protagonists of anime Free !This is a high school student, who practised athletics for a long time, but in his first year of high school decided to join the swimming club, specializing in the butterfly style.

This is a tall and handsome boy, as well as being obsessed with things he considers beautiful.

INTJ Anime Characters Haikyuu!!

The prominent INTJ anime characters in the show Haikyuu!! are as follows:

  • Akaashi Keiji
  • Itachiyama Institute
  • Kei Tsukishima
  • Sachiro Hirugami
  • Tamahiko Teshiro
  • Tobio Kageyama

Out of these, the most well known and widely accepted INTJ anime character on the show Haikyuu!! is Tobio Kageyama, and he is so well-known because he is actually one of the lead characters, and he shows the most significant INTJ personality traits.

Kageyama is an INTJ anime character on Haikyuu!! even after he goes through a very wide range of character growth however, like a true INTJ, despite all the growth he stays a pretty introverted person and he does not experience or express emotion readily.

This INTJ anime character on haikyuu always tends to have a hard time discussing his needs with his team and this makes Kageyama one of the most perfect INTJ characters both on the court and off.

He plays the position of setter for Karasuno, and like a true INTJ anime character, he always has a plan for different plays and how to overcome different opponents and struggles, which may be due to the extroverted thinking function that is usually responsible for the person planning and executing things properly.

Even though Kageyama is not able to convey his needs perfectly because he rules predominantly by thinking and intuition, the people around him seem to understand well enough what he wants and how he functions which may often be true of many INTJ personalities.

Once the team starts to understand Kageyama they also understand well enough that he has the sight needed to see the whole court rather than just himself and they understand the way his mind works.

INTJ Anime Characters BNHA

Kai Chisaki, or Overhaul, is the most prominent INTJ anime character on BNHA, or Boku no Hero Academia (My hero Academia), because of traits like being able to think his way through just about anything and an enhanced ability to plan and plot.

He can also be somewhat obsessive, which is not something seen often in INTJ anime characters but this BNHA character, known as Overhaul in his hero form, can be somewhat obsessive as well.

It is also noteworthy that obsessiveness usually tends to be a trait found in individuals with introverted thinking rather than extroverted thinking which is dominant in INTJ personality type, but in some cases the high intuition and extreme concern with perfectionism can cause these individuals to be obsessive as well.

Where other aspects of INTJ anime characters are concerned, Overhaul is pretty spot on, and he shows classic INTJ traits like being calm, cool and collected. 

When he faces some of the strongest heroes currently in the professional hero business, he thinks and plans, instead of breaking down or getting emotional, which are key features of any INTJ personality.

INTJ characters, both anime and otherwise fictional ones, are portrayed as masterminds and thinkers, and they may often be formidable people even in fiction, causing the audience to look at them in awe, and Overhaul is certainly one such figure.

Though this INTJ anime character from BNHA is collected and calm, he can at the same time be incredibly detached from the people around him, and because of his emotions detachment from people he may even see them somewhat as tools that can help him reach his goal of alleviating the world at large of its quirk problem. 

INTJ anime characters are often the kind to hatch evil plans or try to see evil things through with the sheer force of their planning and plotting, and this is exceptionally true of Overhaul.

He often places himself and his plans above everyone and everything around him, and therefore accomplishes the commonly seen tendency of the INTJ personality to isolate  themselves.

This can sometimes cause the INTJ personality to have no one around, like overhaul experiences, when he really needs a team rather than a set of tools and this may be what truly separates him from his counterpart Tomura Shigaraki.

INTJ Anime Characters Kakegurui

INTJ is a rare personality, and as such, there are only 2 INTJ anime characters on the show Kakegurui, Kaede Manyuda and Terano Totobami, and they both have supreme intellects which alone imply the possibility of an INTJ personality.

Kaede Manyuda is a typical INTJ anime character representation, which is apparent in how cold, ruthless and calculating he appears to be most of the time, and how extremely prudent and observant he is as a gambler, which may not be traits one expects from a gambler, but which are traits that one can expect from an INTJ gambler for sure.

He’s not your stereotypical INTJ villain, though, as he always takes the high road, which he himself often notes and this mindfulness likely comes from typical introverted intuition that rarely misses things because of how vast it is when considering possibilities and potentials.

This ability of Kaede often allows him to predict his opponent’s actions and he often wins due to this, but in a true introverted manner which keeps him from sharing his problems, he also has insecurities, specifically, a deep fear of being deemed worthless and discarded, which many INTJ personalities might well relate to.

Kaede shows the typical INTJ tendency to try to control the environment they are in by trying to make sure they don’t allow for anything that reveals their inner self to happen, no matter what the circumstance. 

The other INTJ anime character in kakegurui is Terano Totobami, who like other members of her family, is an exceptional gambler and comes very close to the skills of the student council president, which are often conditions in which an INTJ might find themselves.

Terano is also very conniving and intelligent, which are often qualities that may be found in INTJ personalities, and like someone with an extroverted thinking function, she usually has a plan in mind which she keeps to herself because of her introverted nature.

Terano is also a true INTJ in how absolutely serious she is all the time, and how her goal of taking down Kirari is one of the only things she seems to care about at all.

Terano is the most determined member of her clan and most eager to take down Kirari Momobami. Terano absolutely despises her and will do anything to take her down. She loathes Kirari, because of her indifferent and egoistic attitude, which emphasizes she is concerned about the clan.

INTJ Anime Characters AOT

The primary INTJ anime character in AOT, or Attack on Titan, is Wald Richter, who is mysterious and interesting, two adjectives which are often used to refer to INTJ personalities in fiction and in real life.

INTJ anime characters are almost always cast in a position where they seem to wield a degree of power, and they tend to be formidable foes no matter who they are going up against.

Usually, most INTJ characters seem like they are just at the top all the time because of their extroverted thinking function and their lack of feeling or obvious emotion, which may be true in many real life INTJs as well, but it’s not because they are unfeeling, it’s just not something they express too often, is all.

Wald has all the typical tendencies of a true INTJ, for one thing, he is in an investigative role, which is something many INTJ personalities might find themselves drawn to, because of the possibilities they afford to look into things others don’t often understand.

On top of that, he is willing to do what it takes and doesn’t normally show his cards readily, making sure that others don’t know right away what he’s thinking and what he might do.

At the same time, like any true INTJ anime character, Wald was a civilized person, and he didn’t give in to outward displays of any kind.

This however, does not mean that he does not show it when he’s upset or angry, and this is evident in how he acts very displeased whenever someone around him acts uncivilized. 

Because of their extroverted thinking abilities, INTJs are quite meticulous, and so Wald is also a very careful man, which is shown when he investigated Annie Leonhart’s ring to make sure it was safe to give back to her.

INTJ Anime Characters MHA

Other than Kai Chisaki, a leading INTJ anime character in MHA, or My hero academia, is Shouto Todoroki, which is due to his tendency to be able to think rationally and execute his plans well.

Todoroki’s quirk is often assumed to be “Half Hot/Half Cold,” and this is a good metaphor for the tendency of these people to be very difficult to get to know and very difficult to reach in general.

To people who want to access this INTJ anime character’s warmth and affection, people say it his quirk may as well be known as “Full Cold. Full Stop.” 

An example of Todoroki’s personality comes during Class 1-A’s battle trials where this INTJ anime character walks into the building, and in this context both he and Mezo need to recover, and immediately send out his teammate before freezing the entire building.

Todoski is therefore Cold, clean, and efficient, which are often traits associated with not just INTJ people, but INTJ fictional characters as well as INTJ anime characters.

INTJs don’t usually waste a lot of time trying to second-guess themselves or trying to figure out if they did the right thing or not, and in the same vein, the INTJ anime character Todoski from BNHA does not spend a single second worrying about anything but the best and quickest way to win the trial. 

INTJ Anime Characters HxH

There are surprisingly a very high number of INTJ anime characters in HxH, and these are:

  • Kurapika
  • Meruem
  • Gyro
  • Jed
  • Kalluto Zoldyck
  • Knov
  • Manipulator (Nen)
  • Omokage
  • Satotz
  • Theta
  • Welfin / Zaikahal
  • Zeno Zoldyck

However, apart from all of these, Chrollo is quite possibly one of the best INTJ anime characters in HxH, that is, Hunter x Hunter, because of the highly pragmatic thinking and practical approach he tends to have towards nearly everything.

Chrollo Lucilfer is considered to be an INTJ anime character on the anime HxH, because he is an enigma, and this is something many people may associate with the typical INTJ personality, because they are not likely to share things readily and it may take them a very long time to come out of their shells.

This INTJ anime character from Hunter x Hunter is the leader of the Phantom Troupe, which refers to an infamous band of thieves, but no one seems to know anything about his past, which again, might be something that you may feel about the INTJ you have known for years.

As any true INTJ personality with an inferior feelings function, Chrollo keeps his distance from even his subordinates but still maintains their trust, which probably might have something to do with his considerable expertise.

Chrollo best fits into the INTJ personality type because of his significant traits of independence and driven attitude to life, and because of his introverted intuition function he’s great at finding patterns and looking toward the future. 

One last attribute of this INTJ anime character is that he tends to play his cards close to the chest but he knows exactly what he’s doing, again, possibly because of the extroverted thinking function.

INTJ Anime Test

There aren’t really any INTJ anime tests, but one may take the 16 personalities test on the MBTI website, and they may then visit websites like Personality database to see what some of the anime characters with those personality types might be.

INTJ anime characters are relatively rare, likely because this personality type itself is quite rare, but there are still many INTJ characters you may relate to, if you are in fact an INTJ.

One might also want to consider looking towards forums to talk to like-minded people who are into the discussion of MBTI personality types and anime characters, and it is possible to get some great insight there that may rival any possible INTJ anime test.

INTJ Anime Characters Naruto

Here are some of the INTJ anime characters on Naruto:

  • Black Zetsu
  • Disonasu
  • Furido
  • Gennō “Trap Master”
  • Goji
  • Hyūga Elder
  • Indra Ōtsutsuki
  • Itachi Uchiha (Evil Alter Ego)
  • Manda
  • Rōshi

While all these characters display some great INTJ anime character traits, there is one character on Naruto that shows more INTJ anime character traits than anyone else, and that is Sasuke.

Sasuke, like most other INTJ anime characters both on Naruto and on other shows, is calm and collected, cold and calculating, and he is able to think clearly without letting anything cloud his judgment.

Sasuke is an Uchiha, and it has been presumed that these people pass down more than just their powerful eyeballs because this personality type runs rampant throughout the Uchiha clan, and INTJ anime characters are more common in this clan than in any other.

Sasuke really, truly wants to be of use, and he cannot stand to feel incompetent or not smart or useful enough.

Sasuke, like any other INTJ anime character, has a tendency to be quiet and intuitive, and in a way that is almost obsessive, he likes to engage in organized thinking and structure, which may be due to the extroverted thinking function.

INTJs can often seem cold and dark because they rely far too heavily on logical thinking and not nearly enough on feelings, emotion, or abstract things, which are just as important to the human condition.

Sasuke, and all other INTJ anime characters, do not necessarily lack any sort of moral compass, it is just that they tend to question everything around them because of their tendency to find meaning in the symbolism of their world. 

It may be possible that someone like Neji may look at a house and see wood, nails, concrete, but the intuitive and thinking oriented mind of Sasuke and other INTJ individuals or characters, may see the house and see a home, an architect curled over blueprints, a space for a family, a place to lose that family.

FAQ about INTJs

What does INTJ mean?

INTJ personality type stands for Introvert, iNtuitive, Thinking and Judging. This is one of the 16 MBTI personality types. 

Who are INTJs most compatible with?

INTJs are most compatible with ENFP or ENTP, personalities dominated by Extraverted Intuition.

What causes an INTJ personality?

INTJ people live in a world of ideas and strategic planning. They value intelligence, competence, knowledge and, typically, have very high standards in this regard, standards that they strive to achieve. The others are somehow expected to be just like them.

Are INTJs manipulative?

INTJs are not manipulative, however, they are innate leaders – although INTJs choose to remain the people behind the curtain, except in situations where they really need to take the lead. When they are in the lead, they are quite efficient because they know how to observe the objective side of things and they like to find solutions to things that do not work properly.


In this blog post, we talked about the INTJ personality type. With an Introverted Intuition dominating their personality, INTJ people focus their energy on observing the world generating ideas and possibilities. Their minds constantly gather information and make all kinds of associations, connections. They are very insightful and understand new ideas immediately. 

However, their priority is not to understand the concepts, but their practical applicability. They want to be actively involved in everything they discover.

The INTJs are in great need of order and systematization, and this, combined with a penetrating understanding of things, makes them excellent scientists. An INTJ as a scientist knows how to give a gift to society by turning ideas into a useful form for others to understand and use.

Do you know any INTJ anime characters that are missing from our list? Please let us know!







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