ISTJ : Usually wants to instill order that goes way beyond what is right. They feel justified in what they are doing (Fi), but rule as a dictator ignoring the feelings of individuals for the great good of an orderly society. Their Si is what needs order and their Te helps to harshly implement their plans. [e.g. John Murphy (The 100), Unalaq (Avatar: The Legend of Korra), Lord Voldemort (Harry Potter), The Swede (Hell on Wheels), Nessarose (Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire), Claude Frollo (Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame), and Theo Galavan (Gotham).]
ISFJ: Usually villainous for a personal reason. They have a personal vendetta and don’t care about the greater good, but their personal issues instead. They are usually obsessed with people and situations from their past and are trying to restore things to be how they used to be or they are completely blinded by vengeance and have no plans for after they have gotten their’s. Their Si is what makes them fixated on the past and less likely to forgive (much more than most other types, other than the ISTJ) and their Fe is what makes their focus on the people in their lives. They still love and care for you, they are just willing to hug you to death…because they love you so much… [e.g. Snow Queen (Once Upon a Time), Norman Bates (Bates Motel), Robert Callaghan (Big Hero 6), and Rumpelstiltskin (Once Upon a Time).]
INFJ: These villains usually have a spiritual side to them. Like a classic INFJ they see themselves on a mission, but take it too far. It usually isn’t about them, but what their master plans can do for others. It is okay to sacrifice a few or lesser beings if the mission gets completed for a Utopian like future. Sometimes it is a bit more selfish, but they have big picture goals for society either way. Like the ISFJ, their focus is still on people (Fe), but their Ni makes their plans focused on the future and thinking of everyone/society. [e.g. Chancellor Thelonious Jaha (The 100), Zaheer (Avatar: Legend of Korra), Jiayang (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Reverend Nathaniel Cole (Hell on Wheels), Morgana (BBC’s Merlin), and Albus Dumbledore (Harry Potter).
INTJ: These villains often have visions for the future on a big scale like an INFJ villain. However, it usually isn’t for others, but for themselves. People are pawns or power players, sometimes enemies are respected, but at the end of the day, ANYONE is disposable. To the INTJ the big picture can be characterized differently than that of the INFJ, because of their Te. The INFJ is focused on the people in society hoping to create that “city on the hill,” but this is not the end goal of an INTJ. An INTJ is trying to impose their own warped sense of order in the world. For example, Hannibal Lecter from Hannibal isn’t focused with an Fe, but is using his Te to create a hierarchy. His big picture does not see a God, and he eats people because they are lesser than him. He doesn’t see them on his level of existence. They are all pigs in his eyes. He justifies this ordering of his outside world with his tertiary Fi. It is his own personal sense of morality separate from any societal view of morality. Like other INTJ villains his inferior Se is always seeing everything on a less conscious level and intertwining with his Ni giving him visions. An INTJ villain can seem like they are not noticing things around them cause of their introverted nature, but their Se means they are seeing much more than you think. Because of this combination (Ni-Te-Fi-Se) INTJ villains are a lot rarer in fiction than most people think. [e.g. Sasuke (Naruto Shippuden), Long Feng (ATLA), Shogo Makishima (Psycho-Pass), Mordred (The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley), Eobard Thawne (The Flash), John Smith (The Man in the High Castle), and Nimue (Once Upon a Time).]
ISTP: These villains usually keep to themselves. They don’t ask for leadership, but sometimes it is thrust upon them, in which cases they won’t shy away. However, their main focus is personal survival and freedom. Because of this drive they can become villains simply cause they don’t like being contained in anything. Although they prefer no plan, when they do have one they have patience to execute the plan. However, they are far more likely to let a sadistic rage take over and diverge from their own plans. ISTP villains are hard to persuade to be part of a team or convince them of anything they don’t already agree with. [e.g. Shan Yu (Disney’s Mulan), Hecate Poole (Penny Dreadful), Selina Kyle (Gotham), Frank Delfino (How to Get Away with Murder), Slade Wilson (Arrow).]
ISFP: These villains are about their own self expression through their actions. So if that happens to be through torturing you in a way they find to be beautiful, so be it. They can be one of the most sadistic villains, because they are in the moment of the pain they are inflicting. They aren’t about having any sort of plan typically. They are goal oriented, but they will get there in any way they can, often prefering working on the fly and improvising. Their emotions often take over (Fi), they then take the extroverted form of them needing to take immediate action instead of planning or thinking of other possible options or if this has worked in the past (Se). If you have angered them or crossed a line get ready to feel their wrath, especially if you have inhibited their self expression. [e.g. Zuko (ATLA), Ursula (Once Upon a Time), Victor Zsasz (Gotham), Harley Quinn (DC: The New 52).]
INFP: This is one of the types that sees themselves as the most justified in their cause, no matter how many people have to be sacrificed. An INTJ will keep people alive for logical reasons in their plan, but an INFP doesn’t care if you are needed for their end goal. If you have crossed their Fi, you aren’t going to be around for long. INFPs often see themselves as a good guy, not acknowledging their actions saying otherwise. It isn’t just an end justifies the means, but their means aren’t seen as that bad compared to alternatives or what their adversaries are doing. Like the ISFP, the INFP can be emotional in the moment losing their head, but their Ne makes them less likely to indulge this instant fantasy. They have a bit more patience and worry about outcomes before they occur, just slightly more… [e.g. Wilson Fisk (Netflix’s Daredevil), Itachi (Narutop Shippuden), Gordon (Agents of SHIELD), Castiel (Supernatural), and Isaac Heller (Once Upon a Time).]
INTP: INTPs see a bigger picture, but are less concerned about others in their plans. The INTP does their villainy for themselves and no one else. They can switch sides of good and evil if it suits them. Being an Ne they can be a bit more chaotic, but not to the extent of their ENTP counterparts. INTPs aren’t chaotic for chaos sake, but their results are often chaotic. They are more the types to accidentally implode the world cause they were doing something else, and then shrug it off. INTPs without a plan often don’t know what the consequences of their actions will ultimately be, but are in fear of them always. Their Ti being dominant is an internal judging function, which often makes them appear on the outside to have their plans together far more than they actually do. They often exude a fake confidence, but generally are actually internally in shambles. [e.g. Dr. Victor Frankenstein (Penny Dreadful), Maleficent (Once Upon a Time), Edward Nygma (Gotham), Captain Cold (The Flash), and Poison Ivy (DC: The New 52).
ESTP: Contrary to being a perceiving type, ESTP villains often have plans they execute quite well because of their inferior Ni. They are working towards the future while adapting to the present with their dominant Se. Their Fe makes them great emotional manipulators. Their goal is typically for self satisfaction and they enjoy watching their victims in pain. They love feeling like they have won, and will definitely gloat their success in your face. Their Ti makes them pretty witty as well. They are another type that can switch sides instantly if it suits them. They don’t care who they work with as long as they can get their goal accomplished. [e.g. Brona Croft (Penny Dreadful), Captain Hook (Once Upon a Time), Dr. Facilier (Disney’s The Princess and the Frog), Peter Hale (Teen Wolf), Blaine DeBeers (iZombie), and Hans (Disney’s Frozen).]
ESFP: ESFPs are often seen as pleasure seekers and ESFP villains are no different. They are the pleasure seeker to the extreme and it often is pleasure from your pain. Either they get direct pleasure from your pain or they use and abuse you till they are done with you and toss you away when they are done, AKA bored. Their Se being their dominant function, makes them even more in the moment than their ISFP counterparts. They need satisfaction and they need it now! Their Se-Fi combination makes them have preference for flair and showmanship. So as they are killing you, you can’t deny they look pretty damn good most of the time. That or they are killing you out of sheer rage. ESFP villains are there to have fun. Although they have tertiary Te and can plan and think in the long term with their inferior Ni, when left to their own devices they want to have fun in the moment with no restrictions. Hence awesome lines like Cruella De Vil from Once Upon a Time, “Some people struggle not to be drawn into the darkness. But ever since I was a little girl, I’ve said, ‘Why not splash in and have fun!’” This is the ESFP villain mantra. Just as an ESFP can seem like the ideal hero type, they can just as easily be your worst nightmare. [e.g. Dorian Gray (Penny Dreadful), Blackbeard (Once Upon a Time), Finn Collins (The 100), Shane Walsh (The Walking Dead), Darth Vader (Star Wars Saga), and Tabitha Galavan (Gotham).]
ENFP: The ENFP villain is a combination of the INFP and ESFP villain. Often they think what they are doing is right, but they also are about the entertainment value. They love to play games with their prey. They are usually a villain for personal reasons, but at the end of the day they just want to watch the world burn, typically reflecting the pain they are feeling. Their Ne and Te makes them dangerous and their Fi makes them unpredictable. Their Ne sees all possible outcomes and is sharp cause it is their more dominant function and their tertiary function, Te, makes them able to implement their ideas and often lead. Their natural charisma makes it easy for them to have followers. Their Fi makes them unpredictable cause they are judging based on their feelings. You may not be able to logically argue them out of their plans, you would have to appeal emotionally. Which can be dangerous as you can easily cross a line with an ENFP villain. [e.g. Amon (Avatar: Legend of Korra), Peter Pan (Once Upon a Time), Malcolm Merlyn (Arrow), Madam Mim (Disney’s The Sword and the Stone), Ice King (Adventure Time), and Jerome Valeska (Gotham).]
ENTP: This villain is the definition of a chaotic. At their worst they are always playing a game and at their best they simply forget how their actions effect others, leading them spiraling into an emotional hole after they have committed villainous acts. It depends how far into the dark side they have gone. ENTPs like the ESTP can be great emotional manipulators cause of their tertiary Fe. Their Ne gives them the ability to see many outcomes and their Ti makes it so the chaos is outside of them but on the inside they are cool and collected (opposite of INTP, as the dom/aux functions are flipped). The ENTP, like the ESFP, often reverts to being a villain just out of boredom, but are usually more intellectually driven. [e.g. Missy (Doctor Who), Varrick (Avatar: Legend of Korra), Jim Moriarty (BBC’s Sherlock), Dr. Walter Bishop (Fringe), Calvin Zabo (Agents of SHIELD), Peppermint Butler (Adventure Time), Jefferson (Once Upon a Time), and Q (Star Trek: The Next Generation).]
ESTJ: The ESTJ villain needs to be in charge or at the very least feel in charge. They don’t have time for your philosophy or feelings. They have their own goal, which is usually for them to be in power, and nothing is going to stop them. They are great planners who you can’t fool or cross more than once. They learn quickly from their mistakes and won’t be fooled again. They aren’t concerned about the future of what they are in charge of, but the future that they are still in charge or have more power. They run a tight villainous ship. They don’t work well with others, but they are great at being in charge of others. However, they are usually too deep in the details and may micromanage. The ESTJ villain often lacks the patience of ENTJ/INTJ villains. [e.g. Sir Malcolm Murray (Penny Dreadful), Wesley (Netflix’s Daredevil), The Governor (The Walking Dead), Master of Laketown (The Hobbit), The Earl of Lemongrab (Adventure Time), Captain Hook (Disney’s Peter Pan), Thomas Durant (Hell on Wheels), Uther Pendragon (BBC’s Merlin), King Arthur (Once Upon a Time), and Evilene (The Wiz).]
ESFJ: The ESFJ is often striving for approval that they feel they deserve, but have not properly received. Out of the seven deadly sins they would best represent Envy. They are usually preoccupied with being underestimated or not being appreciated for their work in the past and are now out to simply get your approval or to force you to approve. Their Fe is dominant so, although types like ESTP and ENTP may be emotionally manipulative that is nothing like the emotional manipulation of the Fe dominate ESFJ and ENFJ. These Fe dominates can stab you in the back like no other, often making you feel much more violated, because they got you right in the feels. You were led to trust them and they simply used you. Just as they do this and can seem cold and deceitful, there is a huge heart breaking underneath, just wanting to be loved and appreciated. [e.g. Zelena (Once Upon a Time), King Richard (Galavant), Mother Gothel (Disney’s Tangled), Anastasia ‘The Red Queen’ (Once Upon a Time in Wonderland), and Barbara Kean (Gotham).]
ENFJ: Just as this is one of the rarer types (tied with the INTJ, not as rare as INFJ), this is also a rare villain. So far in my findings, the rarest villain. Just like the ESFJ they are one of the most emotionally manipulative types. They can make you feel loved and feel like you can trust them with anything. They are the only ones who will understand. ENFJs use this form of charisma to their advantage as villains. Unlike the ESFJ though, their Ni drives them to be more future focused in their goals. What that goal is can vary, but how they get it and hurt people is what makes ENFJ villains similar to one another. They often give you the help they promised, but already see how what you say you want isn’t what you actually want and know how it will screw you over for their personal gain. They appear as if their actions seem to be helping you, but you are often a pawn they have emotionally wrapped in their tentacles to achieve their own pursuits. [e.g. Cora Mills (Once Upon a Time and Once Upon a Time in Wonderland), Kirito Kamui (Psycho-Pass 2), and Urusla (Disney’s The Little Mermaid).]
ENTJ: ENTJs often have the same m.o. as an ESTJ. At least in the fact that they need power. This comes from their Te. They need to be in control…always. They think they can solve their inner turmoil and find who they are through controlling the rest of the world. They are harsh and will kill anyone in their way like an INTJ once they don’t need them anymore. Using people often makes the ENTJ feel more powerful. The ENTJ sees a great future when they are in charge. They don’t like anything to be unpredictable in their plans, and luckily (or more through hard work) their plans usually work. Their Se tertiary function and Fi inferior function often gives them some of that flair and showmanship that comes with the ESFP villain, they also get the sadistic bit from this, just as the ESFP does from the Se-Fi-Te combination. However, the ENTJ has much more patience than an ESFP villain. Many fictional ENTJ villains I have typed are women with killer heels and poisonous lips. Another aspect of the ENTJ villain is that they like a challenge. This combined with their need for control makes them gain great satisfaction and feelings of accomplishment if they can get a person who is more wild and free under their control. [e.g. Saruman (The Lord of the Rings), Kuvira (Avatar: Legend of Korra), Regina Mills ‘The Evil Queen’ (Once Upon a Time), Azula (ATLA), Crowley (Supernatural), Draco Malfoy (Harry Potter), Madalena (Galavant), Irene Adler (BBC’s Sherlock), Evelyn Poole (Penny Dreadful), Governor Ratcliffe (Disney’s Pocahontas) and Fish Mooney (Gotham).
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