10 Myers-Briggs Type Charts for Pop Culture Characters

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI®) is an instrument to define your personality along four parameters: (I) Introversion vs. (E) Extroversion, (N) Intuiting vs. (S) Sensing, (T) Thinking vs. (F) Feeling, and (J) Judging vs. (P) Perceiving. Trying the instrument gives you a “type,” indicated by a combination of four letters. There are 16 possible combinations, which lend themselves well to a chart, called the Myers-Briggs type table. How accurate the test is and how useful the scale is has nothing to do with what’s ahead. What we are looking at is how those types can be illustrated by pop culture characters, from any universe that has at least 16 characters with different personalities.  

Read how the test came to be in the mental_floss article Myers, Briggs, and the World's Most Popular Personality Test.

1. Game of Thrones

If there is any universe with an unlimited number of characters, it would be Game of Thrones. If only they didn’t keep dying off! Andrew at O.D.S. composed a chart featuring the MBTI types in the cast of the HBO show. This Includes both living and deceased characters, and indeed already had to use dead characters when it was constructed. The chart can be seen at the link.

2. My Little Pony

The ponies of My Little Pony run the gamut of personalities. Sixteen of them are included in this MBTI chart by DeviantART member autumnalone (Meredith Miles). The chart doesn’t exist in her gallery, but you can see it full size in a forum.

3. Lord of the Rings

A vast majority of the characters we love from The Lord of the Rings are heroes, but they all differ somewhat. This chart from Anne and Eric Dye at ChurchMag slots them into the personalities of the MBTI so that you can find the one that matches your personality.

4. The Walking Dead

Fanpup gave us a personality chart for the characters of The Walking Dead. This was created for season four, but there really are no spoilers because some of the characters were already dead then, but I’m not telling you which ones. The zombie, of course, but you can guess about the others. Then they updated the chart for season five, which you can see at the post that contains both of them. Only the first one is enlargeable. The newer chart still contains some dead people, but also newer characters.

5. Harry Potter

This MBTI chart profiling the characters of the Harry Potter universe went viral a couple of years ago, credited to tumblr user Simbaga (the writer) and DeviantART user Makani (the artist), yet no original links for the chart exist anymore. It should be large enough for you to read at Buzzfeed.

6. Disney Princesses

DeviantART member LittleMsArtsy created a beautiful MBTI chart for Disney Princesses and other Disney heroines that is very enlargeable at the DeviantART page, if you want to read the descriptions that make up the character’s face and body. That’s the only place they are labeled, but if you cannot identify a Disney Princess by her silhouette, then you just haven’t seen enough Disney movies. LittleMsArtsy also has links to the art for each individual character. She has a similar chart for Disney Princes and Heroes.

7. Grey’s Anatomy

A blogger named Chandler created an MBTI chart for the characters of the TV show Grey’s Anatomy. The characters are not labeled, because only fans of the show would have any interest in seeing if the personalities were labeled correctly. This is where I realized that most of the charts in this list do not label the characters by their names, but this is the only chart in which I did not know the characters already.  

8. Marvel Comics

This rather intricate chart from Elephant Robot puts four characters from the Marvel Comics universe into each of the 16 personality slots. That just goes to show how huge the Marvel universe is, and how characters within a type can vary. You will have to go to the full size image page to read them.

9. Star Wars

Geek in Heels responded to the Harry Potter MBTI chart by creating one that pegs the characters of Star Wars across generations. Do you agree with these assessments? The chart is enlargeable at the site.

10. Star Trek

DeviantART member loqutor made a chart for 16 different Star Trek characters that appear in several of the Star Trek TV series, although I think it’s a little light on The Original Series. But that’s just me.  

David Lynch's Amazon T-Shirt Shop is as Surreal as You'd Expect It to Be

Dominique Faget, AFP/Getty Images
Dominique Faget, AFP/Getty Images

David Lynch, the celebrated director behind baffling-but-brilliant films like Eraserhead, Blue Velvet, Mulholland Drive, and Twin Peaks, is now selling his equally surreal T-shirts on Amazon.

Each shirt bears an image of one of Lynch’s paintings or photographs with an accompanying title. Some of his designs are more straightforward (the shirts labeled “House” and “Whale” feature drawings of a house and a whale, respectively), while others are obscure (the shirt called “Chicken Head Tears” features a disturbing sculpture of a semi-human face).

This isn’t the first time Lynch—who is celebrating his 73rd birthday today—has ventured into pursuits outside of filmmaking. Previously, he has sold coffee, designed furniture, produced music, hosted daily weather reports, and published a book about his experience with transcendental meditation. Art, in fact, falls a little closer to Lynch’s roots; the filmmaker trained at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts before making his mark in Hollywood.

Lynch’s Amazon store, known as Studio: David Lynch, currently sells more than 40 T-shirts and hoodies, ranging in size from small to triple XL, with prices starting at $26. As for our own feelings on the collection, we think they’re best reflected by this T-shirt named “Honestly, I’m Sort of Confused.”

Check out some of our favorites below:

T-shirt that says "Honestly, I'm Sort of Confused"
"Honestly, I'm Sort of Confused"

Buy it on Amazon

Studio: David Lynch Octopus T-shirt
Amazon

Buy it on Amazon

T-shirt that says Peace on Earth over and over again. The caption is pretty on the nose.
"Peace on Earth"

Buy it on Amazon

T-shirt with an image of a screaming face made out of turkey with ants in its mouth
"Turkey Cheese Head"

Buy it on Amazon

T-shirt with an odd sculpted clay face asking if you know who it is. You get the idea.
"I Was Wondering If You Know Who I Am?"

Buy it on Amazon

T-shirt with an image of a sculpted head that is not a chicken. It is blue, though.
"Chicken Head Blue"

Buy it on Amazon

T-shirt with a drawing of a lobster on it. Below the drawing, the lobster is labeled with the word lobster. Shocking, I know.
"Lobster"

Buy it on Amazon

T-shirt with an abstract drawing of what is by David Lynch's account, at least, a cowboy
"Cowboy"

Buy it on Amazon

20 Black-and-White Facts About Penguins

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iStock/fieldwork

Happy Penguin Awareness Day! To celebrated, here are a few fun facts about these adorable tuxedoed birds.

1. All 17 species of penguins are found exclusively in the Southern Hemisphere.

A group of penguins on an iceberg.
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2. Emperor Penguins are the tallest species, standing nearly 4 feet tall. The smallest is the Little Blue Penguin, which is only about 16 inches.

Three emperor penguins
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3. The fastest species is the Gentoo Penguin, which can reach swimming speeds up to 22 mph.

A gentoo penguin swimming underwater
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4. A penguin's striking coloring is a matter of camouflage; from above, its black back blends into the murky depths of the ocean. From below, its white belly is hidden against the bright surface.

Penguins swimming in the ocean
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5. Fossils place the earliest penguin relative at some 60 million years ago, meaning an ancestor of the birds we see today survived the mass extinction of the dinosaurs.

Emperor penguins with chicks
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6. Penguins ingest a lot of seawater while hunting for fish, but a special gland behind their eyes—the supraorbital gland—filters out the saltwater from their blood stream. Penguins excrete it through their beaks, or by sneezing.

Penguin swimming in the ocean
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7. Unlike most birds—which lose and replace a few feathers at a time—penguins molt all at once, spending two or three weeks land-bound as they undergo what is called the catastrophic molt.

Gentoo penguin chick molting
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8. All but two species of penguins breed in large colonies of up to a thousand birds.

A colony of king penguins
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9. It varies by species, but many penguins will mate with the same member of the opposite sex season after season.

Two chinstrap penguins
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10. Similarly, most species are also loyal to their exact nesting site, often returning to the same rookery in which they were born.

Magellanic penguin nesting in the ground
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11. Some species create nests for their eggs out of pebbles and loose feathers. Emperor Penguins are an exception: They incubate a single egg each breeding season on the top of their feet. Under a loose fold of skin is a featherless area with a concentration of blood vessels that keeps the egg warm.

Penguin eggs
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12. In some species, it is the male penguin which incubates the eggs while females leave to hunt for weeks at a time. Because of this, pudgy males—with enough fat storage to survive weeks without eating—are most desirable.

A group of emperor penguins and chick
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13. Penguin parents—both male and female—care for their young for several months until the chicks are strong enough to hunt for food on their own.

Penguin chick and parent on a nest
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14. If a female Emperor Penguin's baby dies, she will often "kidnap" an unrelated chick.

Three emperor penguin chicks
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15. Despite their lack of visible ears, penguins have excellent hearing and rely on distinct calls to identify their mates when returning to the crowded breeding grounds.

Gentoo penguins
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16. The first published account of penguins comes from Antonio Pigafetta, who was aboard Ferdinand Magellan's first circumnavigation of the globe in 1520. They spotted the animals near what was probably Punta Tombo in Argentina. (He called them "strange geese.")

A group of magellanic penguins on the seacoast
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17. An earlier, anonymous diary entry from Vasco da Gama's 1497 voyage around the Cape of Good Hope makes mention of flightless birds as large as ducks.

A cape penguin in South Africa
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18. Because they aren't used to danger from animals on solid ground, wild penguins exhibit no particular fear of human tourists.

Man videotaping a penguin in Antarctica
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19. Unlike most sea mammals—which rely on blubber to stay warm—penguins survive because their feathers trap a layer of warm air next to the skin that serves as insulation, especially when they start generating muscular heat by swimming around.

Penguin swimming in the ocean
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20. In the 16th century, the word penguin actually referred to great auks (scientific name: Pinguinus impennis), a now-extinct species that inhabited the seas around eastern Canada. When explorers traveled to the Southern Hemisphere, they saw black and white birds that resembled auks, and called them penguins. 

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