Gandalf | The Lord of the Rings | MBTI Database Personality Profiling Types

Gandalf MBTI type











SJ [1%]
NT [52%]
NF [48%]

Breakdown of 120 votes

INFJ   (53)

The Counselor

INTJ   (44)

The Mastermind

INTP   (17)

The Architect

ENFJ   (2)

The Teacher

ENFP   (1)

The Champion

ENTP   (1)

The Inventor

ESTJ   (1)

The Supervisor

INFP   (1)

The Healer



December 6, 2017

He seems INFJ to me. He's future oriented. He foresees the outcome of present and possible events using dom Ni. His interest in grammar usage expressed at the start of The Hobbit strikes me, not as aux Te, but tert Ti. I know ISFJs also like to understand grammar and usage of language. He has good Fe and as a result so many people find him charming and pleasant. Also he fits into the INFJ stereotype to a T: A peculiar mysterious fellow who, despite often preferring to remain independent, greets everybody with a warm smile. Many look up to him as a source of leadership and wisdom.




July 24, 2017

With Ni as a main cognitive function, there's an unwavering focus on the big picture, even as they value the little things. Combined with the Fe, the typical result for this type is a focus on society and people, and how they create patterns and systems- and a strong, strong desire to enable greatness in other people. Even with the Ti as a tertiary function, you can see that in his word play and focus on specifics in conversations- since it's tertiary, it's mostly used in fun, or casual settings. All of this is Gandalf to a t, I think. Good call.


December 18, 2016

Objectively speaking, Gandalf is not INFJ. Despite his numerous Fe uses it is clearly repressed. Let's not forget the guy has had a long time to develop. His childish love and loyalty to the shire is not reminiscent of INFJ at all--moreso INTP. Believe me biased if you wish.


September 4, 2016

What do you mean?” he said. “Do you wish me a good morning, or mean that it is a good morning whether I want it or not; or that you feel good this morning; or that it is a morning to be good on?” 

This is an example of how an INTJ, like Gandalf, focuses on form when it comes to language. It is clearly obvious Gandalf is an INTJ


October 25, 2016


Yeah, of course, because every INTJ necessarily focuses on language form, and only INTJs do it. Please, here the knowledge of logic bases is totally absent. Besides, the use of factual pragmatic examples to demonstrate a theory is much more sensor-like than anything else.

Not Voted

April 22, 2017


Couldn 't be expressed better


June 17, 2017


Frankly, this seems more like Ti, the wordplay this, and his tendency to examine the entire breadth of the subject matter.
He's INTP!

Him having aux Ne-Tert Si is the only explanation there is for his affinity for the Shire, and looking at the past with a sense of nostalgia..

His Inferior Fe seems aux/Tert worthy, but that's only because he's been around for a thousand years, and the inferior​ function geys better with age!

Are you sure about this?