The Office MBTI (11 Favourite Characters)

In this article we will look at the Myers Briggs personality types of characters from ‘The Office’  aka your favorite show. 

What Myers Briggs Type are ‘The Office’ characters?

Here are the Myers Briggs Types of characters from ‘The Office”:

  • Micheal Scott (ENFP)
  • Dwight Schrute (ISFJ)
  • Jim Halpert (ENTP)
  • Pam Beesly (ISFP)
  • Angela Martin (ISTJ)
  • Phyllis Vance (ESFJ)
  • Ryan Howard (ESTP)
  • Stanley Hudson (ISTP)
  • Kelly Kapoor (ESFJ)
  • Oscar Martinez (INTJ)
  • Kevin Malone (ISFP)
  • Meredith Palmer (ISFP)

Micheal Scott (ENFJ)

Remember that mug Micheal had? The one that had ‘World’s Best Boss” written on it. Well, there ain’t no lie in it because Micheal indeed is our dream boss. I mean who cares if he gets a bit annoying at times because otherwise he’s an incredible boss and we can’t help but appreciate the energy he brings on the show, right?

Michael is clearly an emotional guy who considers his whole office and his coworkers to be his family. More importantly, the targets he set for himself, such as surpassing China as the world’s superpower, or running a marathon to find a cure for rabies, simply demonstrate emotion over theoretical sensibility and farsightedness.

What do we say about Michael Scott? He’s amazing with people and awful with them too (paradox or reverse psychology). He dangles between a martyr complex and hero complex that makes him somewhat heroic yet needy at the same time, but he ‘s constantly worried that he may not be enough. 

He makes himself look desperate yet we love his silly and hopeless exhibitions of vulnerability. He wants publicity and a good social life, but he’s too arrogant to say he’s scared of rejection. These are all common characteristics of an ENFJ, particularly one who is tumultuous and unstable.

The NFs are the most emotional of all personality types, and the ENFs express their emotionality even more often. Michael Scott’s mind is continuously whirling with ideas and feelings. Every day of his life is spent battling fears, suspicions, worries, and feelings of inadequacy and on figuring out how to be a better boss.

“Would I rather be feared or loved? Easy. Both. I want people to be afraid of how much they love me.” 

– Michael Scott

“If I had a gun with two bullets and I was in a room with Hitler, Bin Laden and Toby, I would shoot Toby twice.” 

– Michael Scott 

“I’m an early bird and I’m a night owl, so I’m wise and have worms.” 

– Michael Scott

“That’s what she said!”

– Michael Scott (our all time favourite catchphrase)

Dwight Schrute (ISFJ)

Assistant Regional Manager or Assistant (To The) Regional Manager? This was one dilemma on the show that never failed to crack us up. Dwight gives awkwardness a new definition and his character definitely adds to the comedic ingenuity of the show.

Dwight, like a typical ISFJ, values his own sense of order, whether it’s in his personal or professional life. Dwight, like most ISFJs, places a high emphasis on loyalty. Remember that time When he feels cheated by Michael, it might be the only instance we see him display his emotional side. ISFJs are often drawn to employment in the agricultural sector. You know who in Pennsylvania produces the best blasted beets, right?

“People underestimate the power of nostalgia. Nostalgia is truly one of the greatest human weaknesses, second only to the neck.”  

— Dwight Schrute

Jim Halpert (ENTP)

The ENTP personality type is mischievous and quickly distracted and bored. Their ‘Ne’ (Extroverted Intuitive) mind races through crazy ideas at a million miles per hour and all in pursuit of fun.

Since Jim works at a job he despises, he needs to come up with his own fun which happens to be annoying the hell out of Dwight and pulling the craziest of pranks on him. Remember the time when he stuffed Dwight’s stapler in a bowl of Jello? And luckily His love interest Pam seems to adore his antics.

Jim is a driving force, as are most ENTPs in social situations. He deviates from the ordinary, which most of the characters consider either dull or repetitive. The term “schedule” is likely to make an ENTP feel under the weather.

“Fact: Bears eat beets. Bears. Beets. Battlestar Galactica.” 

– Jim Halpert

Pam Beesly (ISFP)

Pam is compassionate as her heart prompts her to do so, and she is self-aware of her own emotions and motives. However, it is her own vulnerability and doubts that have held her with Roy (guy who has no idea what she wants or feels) for almost forever.

Pam desires to be loved and admired in a relationship, but she is particularly looking for a soulmate. Pam realises it wasn’t her fiancé that was occupying that place in her life because it was Jim who had been fulfilling the role for such a long time.

Pam is largely motivated by her ‘Fi’ (Introverted Feeling) function, that provides her with emotional direction and conscious inspiration through an internal monologue. She aspires to be a nice person who is liked and respected by the majority of people. She is, furthermore, an SP personality type, which is known for seeking independence and enjoying life to the max.

There’s a lot of beauty in ordinary things. Isn’t that kind of the point?” 

– Pam Beesly

Angela Martin (ISTJ)

Angela is a traditionalist but is nevertheless realistic. She follows the rules to a tee. She is a natural organiser and knows how to get work done. She is an ISTJ who is both powerful and socially unstable. She has a hard time expressing and sorting out her emotions, but she is quite at ease when it comes to following guidelines and getting something done!

She is continually judging the conduct of her coworkers, but she desperately wishes to be just as defiant on the inside. Like every ISTJ will, she is continually torn between two sides, and unable to choose between pleasure and custom.

“I normally don’t enjoy making people laugh.” 

— Angela Martin

Phyllis Vance (ESFJ)

Phyllis is a caring, industrious, dependable, and compassionate person. She is extremely empathetic with those around her for the most part, and she is ready to forgive others after accepting a heartfelt apology.

Her maternal disposition may have made her the butt of Michael’s jokes but this is something that is inherent to somebody with the ISFJ personality type. Phyllis is our ISFJ at work, as shown by her constant battles with Angela for the party planning committee.

“Close your mouth, sweetie. You look like a trout.” 

— Phyllis Lapin-Vance

Ryan Howard (ESTP)

Ryan is the ESTP of ‘The Office’, a charismatic entrepreneur. Ryan aspires to be popular and wealthy, and he uses his charisma to get into extravagant circumstances. 

He makes careless mistakes and winds up in helpless situations because he is young and unprepared for them, having taken shortcuts throughout life. But he gets right back up and starts again with fresh and exciting ideas and ‘get rich quick schemes’.

“If I had to, I could clean out my desk in five seconds, and nobody would ever know that I’d ever been here. And I’d forget, too.” 

— Ryan Howard

Stanley Hudson (ISTP)

Stanley is an ISTP, a plain man who lives a quiet life and has perfected the art of not caring about anything. He prefers crossword puzzles to humans. He’s also a loving father, a family guy, and a hard worker who puts in a lot of effort into his job. However, Stanley is often seen being insensitive in his dealings with Micheal.

“If I don’t have some cake soon, I might die.” 

— Stanley Hudson

Kelly Kapoor (ESTJ)

ESTJs have a commanding, self-assured demeanour that can, tragically, turn to brutality. Kelly Kapoor is not reluctant to express what she doesn’t want, even though it means upsetting others. 

Kelly’s meanness stems from the ESTJ’s fondness for the status quo and their position within it. We witness Kelly’s ugly side when she doesn’t feel as if she’s the most important or likeable person in the room.

“I have a lot of questions. Number one, how dare you?” 

– Kelly Kapoor

Oscar Martinez (INTJ)

Oscar, like most other INTJs, enjoys strategizing. He exudes confidence, which may be misconstrued as pride. He is dedicated and industrious, which helps him to fulfill several duties at work. 

Oscar is Dunder Mifflin’s adult in the room, encouraging people to reflect before behaving on their thoughts. Though he struggles with feelings, his critical mind is a valuable resource to the business

“The Dunder Mifflin stock symbol is D.M.I. Do you know what that stands for? Dummies, Morons, and Idiots..” 

— Oscar Martinez

Kevin Malone (ISFP)

Kevin being an ISFP has a sensitive side which comes out around his coworkers and he pays close attention to their emotional responses. Kevin’s creative talent and creative side are seen when he performs with his band, “Scrantonicity.” 

Kevin is prone to being stressed out, as he is always befuddled at inconvenient occasions The simple truth that we never discover more about his personal life demonstrates his independence.

“Me think, why waste time say lot word, when few word do trick.” 

— Kevin Malone

Conclusion

In this article we looked at the Myers Briggs personality types of characters from ‘The Office’  aka your favorite show. 

Frequently Asked Questions: The Office MBTI

What MBTI is Dwight Schrute?

Dwight Schrute, played by Rainn Wilson, is an ISFJ. He is driven to lead by his positive will and trust, despite the fact that he will never be able to shake the position of Assistant to the Regional Manager. He thrives in predictable, clutter-free conditions and despises disorganised and slackers.

Is Dwight autistic?

Dwight, in particular, seems unable to comprehend his social environment. Dwight’s character continually displays behaviour that is aligned with autism spectrum disorder, such as difficulties recognising social signals, failure to control intrusive thoughts, and highly detailed interests.

What mental illness does Michael Scott have?

Histrionic Personality Disorder seems to be the most appropriate diagnosis for Micheal Scott. His somewhat dysfunctional character shows signs of disorder. His emotions are overshadowed by his belief that he is a performer, as shown by his many references to improv classes and imitations.

References

Why Are They the Way They Are? ‘The Office’ MBTI Types (Main Characters)

Myers-Briggs® Personality Types of The Office Characters

Which Character from “The Office” You Are, According to MBTI

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