The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (or MBTI® for short) is a test used to determine one’s personality type, based on four categories of traits — extroversion (E) vs. introversion (I), intuition (N) vs. sensing (S), thinking (T) vs. feeling (F), and judgement (J) vs perception (P). There are also different MBTI® “doms” based on cognitive functions, such as Ne, which represents extroverted intuition, or Te, which represents extroverted thinking — these are the two you’ll find in those with the ENTP personality type; here’s a complete list.
The ENTP personality type isn’t the most common, as the traits tend to clash somewhat, but those who have it are usually the confident, outgoing, and intelligent type. Several anime characters are ENTPs, as they often make for good protagonists or “guide” characters.
10 Okabe Rintarou – Steins;Gate
Rintarou Okabe, the main protagonist of the anime series Steins;Gate, is an ENTP to the core. He’s smart and social, but can be a bit of a mad scientist. In terms of functions, he definitely seems more of Te dom than anything else, although some have argued he leans more towards being a Ne dom.
Overall, he’s the free-thinking, investigative type, which makes him a good person overall, though he can be prone to fits of incredulity.
9 Bulma – Dragon Ball
Bulma, a character from the anime series Dragon Ball Z, is another archetypal ENTP protagonist — she has plenty of personality and doesn’t try to hide it, but she’s also very smart and analytical. Sometimes, however, she likes to go off the cuff in terms of her decision-making, meaning she’s likely a Ne dom.
Overall, she exemplifies ENTP traits without ever stepping too far out of line; she’s a responsible, balanced person who cares about others and uses her investigative talents to try and help them.
8 Shigure Sohma – Fruits Basket
Shigure Sohma doesn’t seem like an ENTP at first — he’s lazy, moody, and generally annoying — but as Fruits Basket progresses, he’s shown to be a very different person on the inside. While he’s not the smartest, he can be insightful and tries his best to process things logically.
Overall, he’s a token example of a perceiver, since despite his convictions, he doesn’t seem to be the kind who’s quick to make judgments; his approachable attitude allows him to learn more about others.
7 Orochimaru – Naruto Shippuden
Orochimaru, a character from the anime series Naruto Shippuden, is a solid ENTP. His literal goal is to know everything there is to know, but despite that, he still gives off more of a Te vibe than a Ti vibe, at least in terms of his communication skills. Despite valuing intuition over sensing, he doesn’t rely on raw judgement to make a decision.
Overall, he’s the confident, self-assured type, never too quick to make a decision but never so slow that he misses out on an opportunity.
6 Ryuk – Death Note
Ryuk, the main sidekick in the anime series Death Note, isn’t the type of ENTP you see often in media — he has a goofy side, and he’s admittedly not much of a thinker — but he still matches the personality type when it comes down to it.
The reason for this is that he focuses on meanings and significance a lot, and his perception is surprisingly stable — which means that he’s more of a Ne dom than anything else.
5 Konata Izumi – Lucky Star
Konata Izumi, one of the main characters in the anime series Lucky Star, is an ENTP if there ever was one.
She tries to use logical reasoning when disagreeing with someone else, and even when arguing with herself; despite her personal convictions, however, she’s also very outgoing, enthusiastic, and loyal. In a very real way, she’s a textbook example of a Fi blind Te dom.
4 Zero Two – Darling In The Franxx
Zero Two, the main character of the anime series Darling in the Franxx, is another character that doesn’t seem to work as an ENTP, but starts to make more sense as one once you dive deeper into her lore.
Overall, her sense of needing to be needed makes her most likely a Ne dom, though she doesn’t get ahead of herself — while she’s not brainy, she still tries to make sane decisions.
3 Hawks – My Hero Academia
Hawks from My Hero Academia is arguably one of the most fitting examples of an ENTP in anime. While some have claimed he leans more towards being a Fe dom, making him an ENFP, his actions during fights show that he’s the inquisitive, analyst type, meaning he’s likely a Te dom.
Overall, he’s the intelligent, inquisitive type, though he’s certainly not introverted, as he prefers to speak up and state his point of view rather than hold it in and let others make the decisions.
2 Izaya Orihara – Durarara
Izaya Orihara is the protagonist of the anime Durarara, a series that, by the way, is very well suited towards the ENTP personality type.
He exemplifies ENTP traits often; he performs actions based on their values, and weighs pros and cons before picking a side. He’s unafraid of social contact, and because he’s a quick thinker, he always knows what to say.
1 Hange Zoe – Attack On Titan
Hange Zoe, from the anime series Attack on Titan, is the smart, confident “leader type”, though because she’s prone to sharing her feelings with others, she’s probably more of a Te dom than a Ti dom, which makes her an ENTP, all things considered.
Based on her performance in the Survey Corps, she seems to be at least at bit confident in her achievements, and she appreciates it when others believe in her as well.
Using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® category of ENTP, anime fans can see which characters from their favorite series match this personality.