Shonen anime and life-altering trauma often go hand in hand. How an anime character reacts to extreme traumas can reveal much about them. Traumatic plotlines create dramatic situations. The way a character responds to trauma can be a huge insight into their psyche. We can learn a lot about a character's personality and motivations by paying close attention to how they act. It is often in these moments that people find relatability with characters.
Which XYZ anime character are you have to be the most popular Internet quiz amongst weebs and casual anime enthusiasts. We’ve created a special intersection of which traumatized anime boy you could be based on your MBTI.
ISTJ- Giyu Tomioka and Sasori
ISTJs are logisticians. These people are reserved, willful, and have a rational outlook on life. They map out their actions methodically and are capable of carrying out necessary tasks, irrespective of how they feel about a situation.
The best-case scenario of this type would be exemplified in Giyu Tomioka from Kimetsu no Yaiba. Tomioka lost his friends at the hands of a demon. This left him with a great inferiority complex throughout his life. Giyu, however, won't let his personal life get in the way of his obligations. Giyu is the first to say they need to kill Tanjiro when his attack as a demon starts, despite having a sibling bond with Tanjiro.
If Tomioka is an example of dealing with his traumas in a somewhat healthy manner, Sasori from Naruto Shippuden would be the opposite. A member of the Akatsuki, Sasori lived a lonely childhood, having lost his parents to war. He developed a cruel, nihilistic outlook toward life and other people.
Despite this, he was a punctual and down-to-earth man. Above all, Sasori was a man defined by his integrity. Despite being a member of the Akatsuki, he accepted his defeat at the hands of Granny Chiyo and Sakura with grace, and in his last moments, provided valuable information to Sakura
ISTP- Levi Ackerman and Dabi
ISTPs are virtuosos. They frequently have an autonomous outlook and pursue their goals with little help from others. They approach life with curiosity and individual skill, changing their strategy as necessary.
Levi Ackerman from Attack on Titan exemplifies an ISTP. Levi grew up fatherless, in an extremely poor environment. His mother died at a young age, leaving him to fend for himself. Levi grew up to be an antisocial loner.
Even in the Survey Corps, Levi often worked on his own. Despite all of it, Levi was extremely dependable and he served as a mentor figure for many, including Eren Yeager.
At worst, an ISTP can also become someone like Dabi from My Hero Academia. ISTPs can be extremely dedicated to their goals, often to their detriment and sometimes to the detriment of everyone around them.
Dabi’s drive to achieve his goal of surpassing All Might would eventually cost him his family and his sanity. Dabi highlighted how his boyhood dream evolved into an unhealthy obsession by comparing his objective to a fire that his father set inside of him that would not go out and that he could not bring himself to ignore.
ISFJs are born defenders. These individuals typically have a friendly, unpretentious demeanor. They are responsible and effective, paying close attention to the little things in life.
Naruto’s Haku was a true ISFJ in body, mind, and soul. A fan-favorite character, despite his short appearance in the show, Haku’s short-lived life is a tale of trauma after trauma.
Haku was a descendant of the Yuki clan and an orphan from the Land of Water. Under the guidance of Zabuza Momochi, with whom he later teamed up and eventually became a Mercenary Ninja.
Kind and gentle Haku lived a childhood where he was shunned for his powers. His father killed his mother for the same and was going to kill Haku as well with a mob of villagers. However, Haku ended up unwittingly killing them all.
Zabuza accepted Haku for who he was. However, even to Zabuza, Haku was nothing more than a weapon to be used. Haku knew this and despite it, he was completely dedicated to serving Zabuza with his life on the line.
Haku was a kind-hearted, obedient, and enthusiastic shinobi who believed that when one has someone they care about to defend, one becomes truly strong. Despite his exceptional fighting skills and extraordinary powers, Haku loathed having to kill people in order to serve as a tool and tried to avoid doing it whenever possible.
ISFP- Eren Yeager
ISFPs are enthusiastic "Adventurers" who love to try new things. They occasionally engage in dangerous activities only for the thrill of it. Whatever they do, ISFPs are passionate and unexpected in all they do. Because they occasionally display competitiveness and stubbornness, ISFPs may be difficult for others to cope with.
Eren Yeager from Attack on Titan is a complex example of an ISFP. He was extremely curious about what lies outside the wall, however, he looked down on those who were content within the walls.
Moreover, he was ferociously protective of his friends but due to his impulsivity, he often put them in dangerous situations. As the story progressed and Eren’s goal kept getting concrete, he lost sight of everything else.
Eren was willing to use whatever means to his end, often committing heinous and despicable acts in the process. By the end of the story, Eren becomes an unquestionable villain, destroying almost all of mankind for his twisted, skewed goal.
INFJ- Armin Arlert
INFJs are "Advocates," which means that their humanistic principles serve as their compass in life. They uphold their moral principles and constantly speak out for fairness.
INFJs are shrewd enough to quickly discern someone's genuine motivations through all of the sleights and deceptions. Their inner vision, moral principles, and peaceful, principled humanism serve as their compass in everything.
Armin from Attack on Titan grew up to be a curious, compassionate, and extremely intelligent person. He is a highly thoughtful individual. He enjoys delving deeply into things and using his intellect to come up with solutions.
Armin is a terrific tactician because of these personality attributes, as well as his intelligence, sound judgment, composure, capacity for planning ahead, originality, and outside-the-box thinking. He is a calculating decision-maker, but he also has a high level of empathy and emotional sensitivity.
Armin's compassionate nature causes him to wrestle with the idea that he must forcibly abandon his humanity. For instance, Armin killed a person to save Jean because it was the right thing to do; yet, the incident left him feeling extremely unhappy.
INFP- Kaneki Ken and Gaara
INFPs yearn for authenticity and individuality in all facets of their existence. They never want to allow the outside world to persuade them to alter who they truly are.
For the majority of Tokyo Ghoul, Ken Kaneki is troubled by this internal conflict. Gentle, modest, and charitable, he goes above and beyond to safeguard people who are important to him, even at great personal risk. He epitomizes the mysterious, morally-conscious nature of the INFP with his thoughtful, profound personality. However, he often feels alone because of his very nature.
A mixed bag INFP, Gaara's ill and healthy traits are mostly a result of his difficult upbringing. Gaara from Naruto was warm and pleasant as a small child, but after a string of terrible events, he gradually came to embrace the dark side of his character.
As a result, he lost all compassion for others' cries for help and felt compelled to murder them in order to establish his own existence. Gaara eventually reverted to the right path and worked to bring the Shinobi community together in peace. Gaara's behavior at his worst is certainly not relatable to INFPs, but at his finest, his idealism, compassion, and curiosity are.
INTJ- Shoto Todoroki and Pain
Architects (INTJs) are one of the most skilled and uncommon personality types, and they are all too aware of this. Logic-driven and quick-witted, architects take pleasure in their independence of thought and in their remarkable ability to spot hypocrisy and phoniness.
But because architects' minds are constantly working, it may be difficult to find people who can keep up with their constant examination of their surroundings.
Shoto Todoroki from My Hero Academia was abused as a child and had a challenging home life, which contributed to his initial chilly and distant attitude. His abusive, overbearing father and a mother who was unable to cope with it, left Shoto deeply scarred for life, literally and figuratively.
In the beginning, Todoroki would often charge on his own, with disregard for the feelings and opinions of other people. Shoto was focused and emotionless, and he liked to be alone rather than socialize.
Shoto, however, significantly improved in social skills and kindness during the U.A. Sports Festival events, even developing a sense of humor and occasionally smiling.
Pain from Naruto Shippuden is a whole other story. Nagato did not enjoy killing and was horrified by his early acts of violence against people who had hurt his friends and family because he had grown up in the midst of other nations' battles.
When he lost his dearest friend, he assumed the alias of Pain. This trauma caused a huge shift in his personality. Eventually, as Pain, Nagato was willing to destroy an entire village and even kill his teacher, as means to his end.
INTP- Zeke Yeager
INTPs are inventive and frequently have lofty goals since they are "Logicians." They are constantly interested in the world and what they can do to improve it. Although INTPs lack social skills, they are frequently highly clever. They frequently exhibit insensitivity and are sticklers for the smallest details.
Zeke Yeager from Attack on Titan was a curious, intelligent, often cold, and sarcastic individual. He could assume the role of a leader with ease and showed the ability to prioritize a mission’s end over-sentimentality.
Zeke had profoundly pessimistic and nihilistic opinions about the chances for the Eldians in society (possibly as a result of his childhood and lack of attention from both of his parents). He had said as a young man that it would have been better had the Subjects of Ymir never been born. While an idealistic man, Zeke’s ideas were twisted and they blinded him to his detriment.