Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® Famous INFP Celebrity Personality Type J.K. Rowling

Author: Daniel Ogren

Author: Daniel Ogren

One Myers-Briggs® Celebrity INFP Personality Type is the author of the “Harry Potter” series, J.K. Rowling.

Examining her life and writings shows how she personifies the qualities of the Myers-Briggs Test INFP Personality Type.

INFP Types boast a Feeling preference, making them empathetic and compassionate. They make decisions based on their values of self-understanding and individuality. They are often seen as sensitive and caring. (Myers, CPP. 1998)

J.K. Rowling is the epitome of a true rags-to-riches story. Most know her as the author of the famous “Harry Potter” series, but her life was far from glamorous before writing her big hit. She endured a broken home life growing up, a troubled marriage, and a life of near poverty. Her love for writing children’s books and the love for her daughter kept her moving forward when others may have given up. This is in line with INFP Personality Types, who tend to be extremely faithful in fulfilling obligations to those near and dear to them. (Myers, CPP. 1998)

When J.K. Rowling finally became a financial success, she gave back generously to the causes that were dear to her. She has made over $160 million in charitable donations to help organizations that fight poverty and aid children, one-parent families, and multiple sclerosis research. She felt that it was her moral obligation to give when she had so much more then she needed.

MBTI Test INFP Personality Types also have the Intuition preference, leading them to be imaginative and verbally creative. They are known to enjoy discussing and reflecting on possibilities for positive change in the future. They are also linked to great curiosity and creativity.  When inspiration hits, they are quick to see connections and meanings. (Myers, CPP. 1998)

The biggest representation of J.K. Rowling’s creativity is the creation of the Harry Potter series of books and the related movies which went on to be the most successful book and movie series every created. Many of the characters in her books are reflections of herself and other figures that were prominent in her life growing up. J.K Rowling also used this opportunity to explore the complexities of human personality, something that is common with INFP Types. Even in discussing imagination, J.K. Rowling adds her creative flare to her diction when she states, “Imagination is not only the uniquely human capacity to envision that which is not, and therefore the fount of all invention and innovation. In its arguably most transformative and revelatory capacity, it is the power to that enables us to empathize with humans whose experiences we have never shared.1 “

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Myers-Briggs® Famous INFP Personality Type Heath Ledger

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Author: Howie Berlin

Myers-Briggs INFP Personality Types are known for their ability to recognize and skillfully deal with the psychological and emotional needs of other people. (Myers, CPP. 1998)

Australian-born actor and Famous Myers-Briggs INFP Personality Type Heath Ledger had an uncanny ability to channel these emotional and psychological needs into his acting, creating characters on screen that seemed to come to life with emotion and depth. One of his most famous works was in his role of the Joker in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight. His ability to channel a schizophrenic, psychopathic, mass-murdering clown who had zero empathy won him numerous posthumous awards, including the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 2008.

The MBTI Test INFP Type is also often seen as introspective and complex. According to Heath, as well as those close to him, his mind was always working and turning. His inability to turn off his internal self-analysis combined with his internal complexity led to prolonged bouts with insomnia. The same factors that helped him dive deeply into emotionally complex characters – that he would masterfully portray – also lead to some of his greatest physical and emotional hardships. (Myers, CPP. 1998)

Myers-Briggs® Famous INFP Personality Type J.R.R. Tolkien

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The Myers-Briggs INFP Personality Types is known for being curious and creative while also enjoying reading, discussing, and reflecting on their ideas for the future. (Myers, CPP. 1998)

Today, author and Famous Myers-Briggs INFP Personality Type  J.R.R. Tolkien is best known for his attachment to the film adaptations of his literary works The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, but his influence on our culture is much greater than just a set of movies. Through his creativity, he created a giant world filled with unique languages, creatures, and settings that would influence generations, leading him to be identified as the “father” of high fantasy.

MBTI Test INFP Types are also known to live by their moral commitments and are guided by an inner core of values. In addition to being an author, J.R.R. Tolkien was also a committed Catholic and father, and he was very devoted to his children. He learned of charity and forgiveness while growing up in the Birmingham Oratory, and it had a strong impact on his life. (Myers, CPP. 1998)

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INFP Type’s Most Important Life Values

  • Home/Family
  • Autonomy
  • Health
  • Friendships
  • Financial Security

(Myers et al. CPP. 2003)

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MBTI Manual (Myers et al, 2003, CPP Inc.)

Introduction to Type (Isabel Briggs Myers, 1998, CPP Inc.)

Introduction to Type and Careers (Hammer, 2007, CPP Inc.)

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