With a wide range of media, Naruto is filled to the brim with dynamic baddies. Here are Naruto's most iconic villains & their MBTI® personality types.
At first glance, Naruto villains might appear similar in their personalities. An argument can be made that the majority are introverts, at the very least. It's hard to see them as anything else when most of them, at some point, spend a substantial amount of time alone in a lair or even just a cave devising evil plans.
However, this series may be the best at analyzing and sussing out the true personality blueprint of its villains. Not every piece of media shows you the entire life of its villains from childhood to death, but Naruto shows how characters and personalities grow., Let's determine which MBTI® personality type fits Naruto's antagonists.
10. Orochimaru: INTP
INTPs are known for their inventive thinking and unconventional approaches to achieving their goals. They aren't the most relatable of characters and the inherent rarity of INTPs makes them stand out to other personalities.
Orochimaru's varied methods in science and forbidden Jutsus match perfectly with the inventor's personality. His experiments laid the groundwork for many of the protagonist's problems throughout the series, and each one seems more imaginative than the last. We see the introvert side of the INTP in his shyness as a child and his habit of spending days alone in his lair. Most importantly and obvious, it's easy to say Orochimaru is of a rarity.
9. Pain: ISFJ
ISFJs are characterized by their intense empathy. They oftentimes become nurses in the real world. They are among the most sensitive and caring individuals in the world.
You would think that that wouldn't really describe the man who wiped out the entire population of The Hidden Leaf Village but it absolutely does. Nagato is one of many Naruto villains that became disillusioned early in life and let their pasts lead to a path of violence. It is the ultimate pain for an ISFJ when their loved one is hurt or killed. When the two meet, what does Pain tell Naruto are the two moments that create his pain? The death of his parents and Yahiko.
8. Obito: ENTP
It's hard to describe Obito's personality when you think about his whole life. Is he the brash, irresponsible boy who never excelled in school? Is he the dead-eyed monster he ended up becoming? Or is Tobi the true form of his personality?
Each one of these descriptions falls into the ENTP type nicely. They are great at talking, debating, and formulating plans, but oftentimes lack the initiative to complete tasks. He's always had big goals, but while he was in the Akatsuki, he let others do the dirty work. ENTPs are the kings of debate, and it can be safely said that Naruto's debate with Obito was the longest and most passionate.
7. Madara Uchiha: INTJ
Often called the architect, the INTJ personality is perfect for big thinkers. They are thoughtful tacticians with a propensity to have deep inner worlds. They are imaginative but don't lack the initiative to follow through with their ideas, and many INTJs have gone on to be industry leaders.
Madara is INTJ through and through. Madara sees the world as a giant chessboard and the Shinobi nations were just pieces to move. His ultimate goal is also akin to the way INTJ's brains work. He had a deep inner world that he held dear to himself. So much so, that he wanted to make his imagination into a reality for everyone else.
6. Danzo: ENTJ
ENTJs are the ultimate commanders. They are the generals, CEOs, and Gordon Ramsays of our world. They will get things done regardless of anyone's feelings. They will even make children cry.
Danzo takes the mantle of an ENTJ with brutal efficiency. His leadership within the Anbu could be described in the same way as he stepped on many in his way to achieving his goals. Danzo was far from a loner, and his goals were revealed to be for the greater good. However, Danzo encapsulated the major flaw of ENTJs. He never questioned if the means justified the ends.
5. Black Zetsu: ESTJ
The executive personality type, ESTJs are the ones to go to when a plan needs to see fruition. They are supremely dedicated to their goals and are very good at organizing people to achieve those goals as well. When they aren't the captain of the ship, they are the determined first mate.
Zetsu spent literal centuries organizing, planning, and maneuvering throughout the Shinobi world to achieve his goal of bringing back Kaguya. Not only was he the second in command to Kaguya, but he also allowed Madara to get to where he was. If ESTJs are the pinnacle of executives and organizers then Zetsu was the ultimate organizer of all things evil in the Naruto series.
4. Kabuto: ESFJ
The ESFJ personalities are excellent craftsmen. They are often mechanics and engineers, using the tools they are given and making the best results possible. However, they are individually guided and will only put in the effort if it benefits them.
Kabuto surely had tools at his disposal. From the experiments of Orochimaru to the corpse of Madara Uchiha, Kabuto always saw what was in front of him and turned it into the most effective weapon against the Shinobi world. His ESFJ ability to move from project to project allowed him to achieve his ultimate goal: chaos.
3. Zabuza: ESFJ
Like Pain, this is another matching that, at first glance, may not make much sense. ESFJs are the counselors of the world. They are the ones that really bring a community together and are extremely people-focused. They have extreme empathy for those around them and will serve to their loved-ones happiness.
So why is The Demon of The Hidden Mist considered a loving and caring individual? The way that Zabuza takes to Haku and becomes one of the best father-figures and mentors in anime history is what makes him an ESFJ. ESFJs give guidance to others, and Zabuza's guidance to Haku literally saved his life. As is often in Naruto, we don't get to see the true personality of a villain until they are defeated and emotionally broken down. Zabuza's final moment looking at Haku screams caregiver.
2. Gaara: INFP
INFPs are the most sensitive of the types, and Gaara's tenure as Kazekage showed off the characteristics of INFPs. He was an idealist that was always calm, reserved, and carried a ton of compassion for his fellow Shinobi.
The picture in everybody's head that first comes up when Gaara is mentioned isn't the Kazekage, but the raving, blood-thirsty maniac he was when he first appeared. That's unfair to Gaara's true nature as a mediator. His time before being changed by Naruto can be explained by the INFP's biggest weakness: their turmoil of being misunderstood.
1. Deidara: ISFP
As the artist personality, ISFPs are defined by their vibrant view of the world. They can't be boxed into conventional life, and are free spirits who will most likely go on to roam the world seeking new inspirations.
Deidara's art may have been messy but it's definite that it was unconventional. As the youngest member of the Akatsuki, Deidara saw the group as a perfect source of inspiration for his art. The diverse cast of characters was the only reason he chose to join. Otherwise, he would probably be found on his own like a true ISFP.