The Last of Us, both the video game and HBO show, have taken the world by storm. If you’ve ever wondered which character is most similar to you or what personality type is your favorite character, read on!
Joel Miller - ISTJ the “The Duty Fulfiller”
Joel Miller is an ISTJ, which stands for Introverted, Sensing, Thinking, Judging. This personality type is often referred to as “The Duty Fulfiller” or “The Inspector.” They are practical, realistic, and dependable and are often seen as the strong protector or leader in a group. He is determined to protect Ellie and follows her without fail, no matter what obstacles he must face along the way. Joel’s loyalty is also unshakable, evidenced by his willingness to do anything for Ellie, even if it means making difficult or immoral choices.
Ellie - ENFP the “The Inspirer”
Ellie is an ENFP, which stands for Extroverted, Intuitive, Feeling, Perceiving. This personality type is often referred to as “The Inspirer” or “The Discoverer.” They are enthusiastic, creative, and curious, and they often find themselves on a path of self-discovery. She is optimistic and has a desire for adventure. Even when faced with danger and adversity, Ellie maintains a positive attitude and seeks out new experiences. She is also unafraid of the unknown and is always looking for new ways to discover the world around her.
Tess - ENFJ the “The Giver”
Tess is an ENFJ, which stands for Extroverted, Intuitive, Feeling, Judging. This personality type is often referred to as “The Giver” or “The Teacher.” They are compassionate, loyal, and generous, and they are often found in positions of leadership. She has a strong sense of morality and unwavering loyalty. Tess is always looking out for the well-being of her group and has a strong moral compass that guides her decisions. She also is fiercely loyal to her group and will do whatever it takes to protect them.
Bill - ISTP the “The Craftsman”
Bill is an ISTP, which stands for Introverted, Sensing, Thinking, Perceiving. This personality type is often referred to as “The Craftsman” or “The Mechanic.” They are independent, analytical, and practical, and they enjoy problem-solving and taking things apart and putting them back together. Examples of Bill’s ISTP traits from the video game are his knack for problem-solving and his independent nature. Bill is always quick to figure out a solution to any problem that arises and is not afraid to take matters into his own hands. He is also very independent, preferring to take on tasks and challenges on his own rather than relying on others.
Tommy - ISFJ the “The Nurturer”
Tommy is an ISFJ, which stands for Introverted, Sensing, Feeling, Judging. This personality type is often referred to as “The Nurturer” or “The Protector.” They are loyal, compassionate, and dependable, and they are often found in roles of service and support. Two examples of Tommy’s ISFJ traits from the video game are his unwavering loyalty and his sense of duty. He is fiercely loyal to those he loves and is always looking out for their best interests. He also has a strong sense of duty and will put himself in harm’s way to protect those he cares about.
That's it for the first installment of the Last of Us character's personality types. Stayed tuned for part 2!
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