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Personality Types + Movie Genres = Find Your Perfect Match

Good morning, good morning, good morning! Rachtheblog here with an entry about personality types. Was it just me, or did taking the Myers Briggs personality test become an annual tradition after your brother introduced it to you in sixth grade? Just me? Okay well, before getting into today’s blog, let’s first start with an affirmation.

People love me for me

Yep! That’s right! People who don’t love you for you may not be the people that you should keep in your life. Your quirks and your uniqueness are what make you YOU. No need to change that for someone else. 

Pop culture has normalized the idea of being the “main character” in one’s life. Online quizzes can tell you whether you’re the main character, the love interest, the best friend, or the enemy of a story. But isn’t everyone the main character of their own life? I’ve always struggled with identifying myself as the main character. After taking the Myers Briggs personality test, and getting ENFJ, which is the Protagonist personality type, I felt validated. I AM the main character. And so are you. 

Taking a test to determine whether you’re an introvert or an extrovert, sensing or intuitive, thinking or feeling, and judging or perceiving seems excessive, right? Wrong. Personality tests also show strengths and weaknesses to your personality, possible career options, the way you interact within friendships and romantic relationships, and… your favorite movie genre.

  1. First step: Take the Myers Briggs personality test at https://www.16personalities.com/free-personality-test

  2. Second step: See which personality fits which genre

The following is based on SO SYNCD’s “16 Personality Types as Movie Genres” plus my own movie recommendations per genre

INFP: Fantasy

Fantastical worlds, make-believe, magic — perfect for daydreamers.

  1. Movies: Harry Potter (THE WHOLE SERIES), Spirited Away, Jumanji

ENFP: Adventure

Obstacle upon obstacle, exciting new discoveries — a genre for those who can’t sit still.

  1. Movies: Interstellar, Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, Black Panther

INFJ: Drama

Complicated relationships, uncovering secrets, deep themes — a getaway from your own life.

  1. Movies: The Perks of Being a Wallflower, The Age of Adeline, The Breakfast Club, Shawshank Redemption, Dead Poets Society

ENFJ: Romcom

Love, lust, betrayal, rekindling — for the idealization of a happy ending.

  1. Movies: The Holiday, Clueless, Moonrise Kingdom

INTP: Sci-Fi

The combination of action, fantasy, and adventure — for those with big ideas.

  1. Movies: Tenet, Inception, Arrival

ENTP: Dark comedy

Raunchy and amusing — a movie for a pessimistic optimist.

  1. Movies: American Psycho, Girl Interrupted, Jojo Rabbit

INTJ: Mystery

Complex storylines, whodunit, deceiving characters — who else loves to predict a movie’s ending?

  1. Movies: Gone Girl, Primal Fear, Knives Out, Clue (had to include this iconic classic)

ENTJ: Thriller

Exhilarating, dark, intense — keeping you on your toes.

  1. Movies: Midsommar, Get Out, Silence of the Lambs, Parasite, Shutter Island

ISFJ: Educational

Real-life facts, informative — for those who love to explore new concepts.

  1. Movies: The Social Dilemma, Mission Blue, Inside the Mind of a Cat

ESFJ: Chick Flick

Nothing too serious, relatable, funny — for a movie night with your best friends.

  1. Movies: Grease, Pretty Woman, Miss Congeniality, Bride Wars

ISTJ: Courtroom

Thought-provoking, hot-blooded — sometimes a true story, always a powerful story.

  1. Movies: The Trial of the Chicago 7, On the Basis of Sex, Legally Blonde (had to include this gem).

ESTJ: Historical

Nostalgic, informative, and exposing the past — for anyone who enjoyed History or Humanities in High School.

  1. Movies: Emma (every version is fabulous), 1917, Little Women, Hidden Figures

ISFP: Animation

Colorful, fun, whimsical — treating our inner child.

  1. Movies: Ratatouille, Up (who else cries during this movie every time?), The Secret World of Arrietty

ESFP: Musical

Singing, dancing — a theater kid oasis.

  1. Movies: Pitch Perfect, Mamma Mia, Shrek the Musical (too good)

ISTP: Satire

Sharp-witted humor, provocative — for the funny friends. Shoutout to you guys!

  1. Movies: The Interview, Heathers, Austin Powers (any of them, if you know you know)

ESTP: Action

Fast-paced, slo-mo, elaborate fight scenes — keeps you on the edge of your seat.

  1. Movies: Oceans 11, Oceans 8, Get Out, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Bourne Identity

And with that, enjoy a week of movie marathons!

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