INFP Anime Characters (7 Personalities)

This article will discuss the personality traits of 7 anime characters who are identified as INFPs or Mediators. The article will also explain what is meant by the term INFP and what traits, strengths and weaknesses they possess.

What Anime Characters Are INFP Personalities?

Anime characters that are considered as INFP or Mediators personalities have been listed below:

  • Toboe
  • Sawako
  • Alphonse Eric
  • Gaara
  • Kaneki Ken
  • Akane Tsunemori
  • Shizuku

We will be looking at the above characters in detail. However, before we do that we will take a look at what the Myer Briggs Test and INFP personality type are!

What Is The Myer Briggs Type Indicator?

The Myer Briggs Type Indicator is a self assessment psychological tool that assesses one’s personality to determine which of the following four functions they have, either introvert or extrovert, sensing or intuition, thinking or feeling and judgment or perception. 

The test demands that individuals answer yes or no to a series of questions that seemingly measure your likes and dislikes and attitudes towards people or things. The result is that the test assigns you a unique personality type out of the 16 major types outlined by this psychological tool. Although it is not scientifically backed, it has gained much fame in today’s world and is used widely.

Now that we have an idea of the Myer Briggs test, we will take a look at the personality of INFPs so we can better understand which anime characters fall into this category!

Who Is An INFP Type? The Mediator!

An INFP personality type is introverted, intuitive, feeling and perceiving. These individuals are insightful, creative and like to imagine! They are careful in their approach to life and are not very sociable.

Being caring, they are able to foster very strong and deeply rooted relations with their loved ones although they may seem quiet or shy at first but that is because they like to spend a lot of time reflecting over their thoughts, ideas and their observations of the environment around them.

Oftentimes, mediators use creative ways to express themselves such as poetry, art or acting. They are very focused on human emotion and value it greatly hence they are empathetic and believe that honesty should be prioritized. They possess good emotional intelligence and are able to quickly identify how a person is feeling.

Furthermore, as we mentioned previously, these individuals like to stay in the realm of their thoughts; they fantasize, daydream, reflect or even recall old memories. However, if they are not able to act upon what goes on in their minds they will become quite frustrated.

Strengths Of The Mediator.

These individuals are very loyal to what they believe in or who they commit to and won’t let these elements down. The INFP is also passionate about what they believe in and will put in great effort to achieve it or promote their beliefs. They are honest, caring and empathetic as they are able to understand someone’s life by putting themselves into their shoes. 

What is interesting is that the mediator is creative and open minded so they can come up with a wide variety of ideas that are unique and innovative!

The Weaknesses Of The Mediator.

Sometimes these individuals are so passionate or creative that they may end up taking impractical steps which leads them to failure; this will frustrate them even more and they may become self critical which will further plummet their motivation levels. This results from their nature of being overly idealistic as well because they are so committed to making this world a better place for others.

As they are introverted and prefer spending time in their own world of thoughts, these individuals can be a bit difficult to get to know. Furthermore, they are conflict averse and tend to avoid issues rather than confronting them.

The Anime Characters Who Are INFPs!

Toboe.

He is another anime character who can take on two forms; a wolf and human. In his wolf form, he has light brown fur and can be mistaken for a domesticated dog because of his small size (compared to a wolf) and friendly nature. He also wears four bangles on his wrist, given to him by his granny. His human form is not so different because he also has brownish hair, a slender long neck and is seen wearing a red shirt and olive colored cargo pants.

This character is a good example of an INFP personality because he is very caring about his pack and will become aggressive if there is any threat to them. He protected them impressively when they were threatened by a giant walrus! Also he is the most caring and empathetic member; he has the best hearing and wants to make sure everyone is alright and doing fine. He somewhat has a childish touch to him.

Sawako.

Her full name is Sawako Korunoma and appears in the series Kimi ni Todoke as the protagonist. She studies in high school and finds it difficult to make friends as others want to stay away from her because of her appearance; she resembles Sadako Yamamura, a horror film character!

Furthermore, she is an introvert and does not find it easy to open up or get her message across to her class fellows so she is not able to convince them of her true intentions of friendly nature hence they all remain away from her. Despite her caring, friendly and loving nature, she is unable to make friends. 

Despite her experiences with others, she has good intentions for the people around her and so she represents an INFP personality in this anime series. 

Alphonse Eric.

Did you know he hides cats in his suit of shining armour to protect them from harm? What more could someone look for in an INFP type! He is extremely caring and can relate to others issues because of his empathetic nature. 

He may seem rough and tough but to truly understand him one must look beyond all that steel! He does not want to leave anyone and will go an extra mile to relieve them of their sufferings. He is not only caring but also gentle in his outwardly behaviour and his constant reminders of conscientiousness and morality, especially for his brother, show how concerned he is about the greater good of all people.

Gaara.

This is indeed a very intriguing character who has seen many ups and downs in his life that has affected his personality. Initially, he exhibited the traits of an INFP very well; he liked to be friendly with others and was deeply caring.

However, after a series of unfortunate events, he changed and became the exact opposite; he was not merciful and would ignore others’ cries of help! He would kill others to make himself feel powerful or existent! 

Eventually he turns back into his real self and at this point you begin to see the traits of an INFP personality once again in him. He strives for idealism and wants to make the world a better place. Also he is very curious about things and passionate as well.

Kaneki Ken.

He is from the manga series of Tokyo Ghoul. He is passionate and wants to stay true to himself and not be pushed against his own values or beliefs which is his biggest fear. He is gentle in nature, shy as well but very altruistic and will do whatever he can to help others. Like INFPs, he is also very introspective. This young man does not want to turn to the dark side and keep fighting for what he believes in!

Akane Tsunemori.

In terms of her career, she is a detective but this does not prevent her from being an INFP because she is shy! She is idealistic and also very intuitive. This character is also very passionate hence she is driven by her morals and desire for a just system where others can be treated in a fair manner. 

Shizuku.

Shizuku is a quiet girl who likes to spend her time alone reading what she likes. Furthermore, like other INFPs, she is very much distracted by her daydreaming and is often noticed by others when she is in this state.

Shizuku is gently natured but can have her anger outbursts as well!

Conclusion

This article listed famous anime characters who are identified as INFPpersonality types. The article not only provided a brief introduction to the concept of the Myer Briggs test but also the INFP personality type. Also, the article provided an overview on 7 anime characters who are INFPJs.

Frequently Asked Questions: 7 INFP Anime Characters.

Who Is An INFP?

An INFP is a personality type that is empathetic, quiet, introspective and gentle natured.

Are INFPs manipulative?

INFPs are not manipulative and do not like to control people but help them. They cannot imagine taking advantage of someone who is vulnerable.

Why are INFPs Considered Weird?

INFPs sometimes zone out when they are daydreaming and people may call out to them but they will not respond. Also their unique sense of creativity and wild ideas may make others think they are strange.

References.

https://www.psychologyjunkie.com/2020/09/10/10-amazing-infp-anime-characters/

https://www.16personalities.com/infp-strengths-and-weaknesses

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