What Iconic Movie To Watch, Based On Your Myers Briggs Personaity Type

Is your Zodiac sign not giving you the type of insight you crave? Do you wish you knew yourself just a bit more? Enter the Myers Briggs Type Indicator, the trusted personality test online daters swear by.
Most often deployed during high school health classes for providing some career guidance, the Myers Briggs Type Indicator is like the horoscope, all grown up. The test classifies people within 16 distinct personality types, all aligned in a neat rubric that would make an ISTJ proud. The types are written in a type of code, using letters to represent each category: Introverted and Extraverted, Sensing and Intuiting, Thinking and Feeling, and Judging and Perceiving.
Upon discovering your “type,” you might, like me, become obsessed with other fictional personalities who share your Myers-Briggs Type Index. I have Lorelei Gilmore, Ariel the Mermaid, and Don Quixote on the ENFP side. Beat that, people.
With tests like these, you can indulge your introspective side, and from there, make some decisions about important things — like what movie you're going to watch this weekend. Here are the streamable movies perfect for every type of the personality spectrum.
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If you’re an INFJ, watch Amelie (2001)

Who would choose the real world over a whimsical world born of her own imagination? Not an INFJ, that’s for sure. Amelie is the story of a young Parisian woman who seeks to make a difference in the lives of everyone she meets through small interventions. A quintessential INFJ, Amelie (Audrey Tatou) applies her quirky perspective and rich imagination to get at the big questions of life: What is happiness, and how can I, and other people, achieve it?

Other suggestions: Spirited Away, Il Postino
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If you’re an INFP, watch Edward Scissorhands (1991)

In a house on a hill, there lurks a Tim Burton creation whose monstrous outsides don’t match his sensitive, gentle, emotional insides. While Edward Scissorhands (Johnny Depp) has scissors for hands, he wouldn’t hurt a fly — hence the existential pain of his physical condition. Maybe his life would’ve been less tortured were he the typical movie villain type (looking at you, INTJs) instead of an INFP.

Other suggestions: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape
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If you're an ENFJ, watch Pride and Prejudice (2005)

Congratulations, ENFJs. One of the most iconic (and delightful) women characters in literature is part of your club. An ENFJ, Lizzy uses her social charm to speak up for what she believes in — or, at the very least, what needs to be said. In addition to being socially adept, Lizzy strives for harmony, which is why she intervenes so heavily in her sister's courtship with Bingley.

Other suggestions: Legally Blonde, Zootopia
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If you’re an ENFP, watch Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)

Sociable, idealistic, and prone to relishing the drama of daily life, Bridget Jones (Renée Zellweger) is the poster child of romantic ENFPs. Like other ENFPs, Bridget Jones can be scatter-brained and all over the place — but she’s charming, authentic, and will win over any rational brain standing in her way. Looking at you, Mark Darcy.

Other suggestions: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Dead Poets Society
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If you’re an INTJ, watch Ex-Machina (2015)

Extreme logical reasoning, efficiently designed spaces, and robots — could there be a cocktail more suited for the INTJ personality type? In Ex Machina, Caleb (Domhnall Gleeson) is a young coding genius who’s given a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to test the consciousness of his CEO's incredibly lifelike robot, Ava. Caleb, Ava, and Nathan treat each interaction like they're all pawns in a game of chess that only an INTJ could figure out.

Other suggestions: V for Vendetta, Gone Girl
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If you’re an INTP, watch Inception (2010)

With her desire to understand the environment and implement a structural design of her own making, Ariadne (Ellen Page) is as INTP as they come. As a dream architect, Ariadne (Ellen Page) can build worlds with a mix of logic and imagination. Not only can she solve architectural problems, she realizes that her boss, Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio), is a whole other puzzle to figure out.

Other suggestions: Tomorrowland, Star Wars (Yoda’s one of your kind)
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If you’re an ENTJ, watch The Devil Wears Prada (2006)

Miranda Priestly (Meryl Streep), the demanding fashion magazine editor at the heart of The Devil Wears Prada, is an ENTJ taken to a dire extreme. Powerhouses who crave a good project, Miranda brings the ENTJ’s hardworking spirit to a new level, often time to the detriment of her employees. Poor Anne Hathaway.

Other suggestions: Mad Max: Fury Road, Election
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If you’re an ENTP, watch Juno (2007)

After witty, mischievous high school junior Juno MacGuff (Ellen Page) discovers she’s pregnant, she does the next logical thing: Goes through the Penny Saver to find a family to adopt her child. With her adept ENTP debating skills and way with words, Juno's able to explain her choices to just about everyone she meets. But, as an ENTP, the haters of suburbia can judge all they want. She's not afraid to face 'em down.

Other suggestions: A Clockwork Orange, Charlie Bartlett
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If you’re an ISTP, watch Divergent (2014)

Great in a crisis? Prone to taking risks? Stubborn and reserved? For anyone familiar with Tris Prior, the protagonist of Divergent, alarm bells should be blaring. Tris surveys each simulation with a detached and sharp rationality. She applies that same logic to pick out flaws in the social order, too, making her a great threat to the society’s evil leaders. Often scared to show her vulnerable side, the pragmatic Tris often pushes feeling to the side in favor of throwing knives or taking action.

Other suggestions: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, and Shaun of the Dead
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If you're an ISFP, watch The Hunger Games (2012)

In a world of war and violence and terrible makeup, there's one man struggling to find an outlet for his sympathetic, artistic spirit. Unfortunately, in Panem, Cinna finds his ISFP creative outlet in styling contestants doomed to die in the Hunger Games arena. Beneath Cinna's shyness, though, there's a firm commitment to his ideals, and the ability to defy society.

Other suggestions: The Book Thief, Northanger Abbey

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If you’re an ESTP, watch The Princess Bride (1987)

Clever, hilarious, and often found at the center of the party, ESTPs make great dates — and great movie protagonists. From Jack Sparrow to Inigo Montoya, their original, charming take on life is sure to enchant you, even if you can’t quite keep up. Inigo shines most with his defiant, direct, super-ESTP catchphrase: "Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die."

Other suggestions: Pirates of the Caribbean, Brave
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If you’re an ESFP, watch Moulin Rouge (2001)

ESFPs, the Performers, find their poster child in Satine (Nicole Kidman), the cabaret dancer whose love for Christian threatens to derail her dreams of becoming a real actress. In quintessential ESFP fashion, Satine has a fine-tuned aesthetic sensibility, is drawn to luxurious items, and would take the pleasure of the moment over just about anythign else. Satine's impulses override her long-term goals, and she plunges headfirst into an affair with Christian (Ewan McGregor) even though she knows she’s risking her future. For the bold and original ESFPs, life’s too short to resist the excitement of the present.

Other suggestions: Annie Hall, Ratatouille
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If you’re an ISTJ, watch Les Miserables (2012)

Here’s to the upright, principled, hard-working ones of us, who believe in tradition and order — even if they're impatient with those who aren't as law-abiding. This personality type is stretched to the limits in the character Javert (Russell Crowe), who doggedly pursues a bread thief over the course of 20 years. While stealing bread is arguably a minor crime, Javert will maintain his unbending conception of justice ‘till the bitter end. There's nothing more entertaining than seeing your personality type sing his quintessential character traits.

Other suggestions: The Hunger Games, Hot Fuzz
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If you’re an ISFJ, watch Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)

Even while he's subsisting off of cabbage soup and sleeping in one bed with the rest of his family, Charlie (Peter Ostrum) doesn’t complain. Instead, in typical ISFJ form, he cares for his bedridden grandparents and overworked parents with a smile on his face. Duty-driven, Charlie does what he has to, and wants his family to know he’s reliable. Family’s the center of Charlie's life, an ISFJ to the fullest.

Other suggestions: The Princess Bride, 10 Things I Hate About You
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If you’re an ESTJ, watch Harry Potter

If characters took the MBTI instead of the Sorting Hat, both Professor McGonagall (Maggie Smith) and Hermione (Emma Watson) would come out as ESTJs. Ever the pragmatist, ESTJs like Hermione are wont to establish order to chaos. Think back to Hermione’s famous line: “We could be killed — or worse, expelled.” In a world rife with monsters and Dark Arts, there’s nothing more crucial than following the rules.

Other suggestions: The Martian, Great Expectations
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If you’re an ESFJ, watch The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)

ESFJs are, to put it simply, the social butterflies of the Myers Briggs rubric. In The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Sam (Emma Watson) takes the struggling Charlie under her high school senior wing with warmth and kindness, and spends the movie supporting him through life changes. To the same degree, Sam is sensitive to how others think of her, and is perturbed by any time of disharmony amongst her friends.

Other suggestions: Enchanted, Clueless

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