Luna Lovegood: INTP

Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling

Luna Lovegood INTP MBTI

Dominant Ti: Luna Lovegood’s logic comes primarily from what she personally thinks is logical and her beliefs do not change when other people point out visible or external evidence that counters her beliefs. She doesn’t talk much and when she does, she tends to stick to brief words. Luna never overreacts to anything and her emotions are generally rather tranquil. They don’t affect her decisions at all, and she relies on logic to build her worldview and solve problems. She’s very curious and loves to learn about pretty much anything and everything.

Luna Lovegood INTP MBTI

Auxiliary Ne: Luna believes pretty much anything is possible and is capable of finding links between pretty much anything. This is useful to Harry when it comes down to looking for horcruxes in Hogwarts. She’s good at recognizing ties between people and reading between the lines to know things she probably shouldn’t. She sees potential in everyone and often tells them about it to encourage them when they’re down. She wants to talk about all manner of ideas and theories (though she tends to accept all theory as truth). She can usually guess what’s going to happen next.

Luna Lovegood INTP MBTI

Tertiary Si: Luna isn’t particularly fixated on the past, but she does use her personal experiences quite a bit to give advice to and relate to other people. She retains a large store of seemingly random information that she’s gathered over time and uses it to help Harry find solutions. She likes to revisit things that have given her joy in the past, no matter how weird other people think they are.

Luna Lovegood INTP MBTI

Inferior Fe: Luna has a strong desire to help other people and does everything she can to be a kind friend to those who will accept it. When it comes to those who think she’s strange, Luna doesn’t get particularly offend and knows when to give people their space. She can read people’s emotions, but is so detached from her own emotions that she ends up painting pictures of them in her room instead of confiding in them.

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7 thoughts on “Luna Lovegood: INTP

  1. “So, in all honesty, I don’t know yet whether there are any INFPs in it.”

    Come to think of it, I haven’t seen an INTJ character either in the HP series (though we have an ENTJ–Voldy). Don’t get me wrong though. I’m just stating what I noticed,haha.

    “…there just happen to be a large quantity of inexperienced typers who DO assume that each story has to have one of every type.”

    Seconded. Imo, the kind of personality the characters possess has to correlate with the overall message of the story presented. I don’t cram every MBTI type in my stories, but refer to the message I want to convey, assign characters (I do bullet-point notes about them to get to know them better, but if I’m aiming for a more complex plot, I do mini-stories about them), then use MBTI to help me with character consistency.
    In the end, it all chalks up to the message you want to deliver. Characters are there to help you deliver the message, but when you contrive to cram in everyone to the point where the message’s interpretation is diverted, that’s when the story starts to take an awry turn.
    This is the main problem I’ve noticed about Game of Thrones. New characters are constantly introduced, and eliminated as soon as the author loses purpose for the character’s existence (I think GRRM gets bored with his characters very quickly). And this is the reason character murder in GoT happens very frequently.

    Re. HP, I’m in two minds on this. I like certain values presented (eg “Pity the living, Harry”) but dislike the plot and the climax leading to the ending.

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      • Is that a trick question?

        My answer to it is no. It’s a fictional world. [For that matter, does the real world need INFPs, since “have to” or “need” is rather vague and subjective anyway without a defined context for discussion.]

        But, I’d like to know if there is an INFP of any kind of significance to the story, since by your assessment it seems that there isn’t. A yes or no will do, if you feel like answering at all.

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        • Not a trick question. As much as possible, I like to teach via the Socratic method, and there just happen to be a large quantity of inexperienced typers who DO assume that each story has to have one of every type.

          To answer your question more directly, I actually dislike the Harry Potter books, so I haven’t bothered trying to type any of the characters I haven’t been asked to type. So, in all honesty, I don’t know yet whether there are any INFPs in it.

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