The Myers-Briggs® Persona Sorts of The Workplace Characters

Have you ever ever questioned for those who’re extra of a Michael Scott or an Angela Martin? In immediately’s article we’re going to dive into the distinctive character sorts of the lovable (and generally hateable) characters in The Workplace. I’ve all the time had a smooth spot for this sequence. As a mom of 5, The Workplace is what helped me get by means of many sleepless new child nights whereas nonetheless having the ability to snort! I’ve so many recollections of bouncing round my front room with a new child, making an attempt to lull then to sleep whereas listening to Michael Scott’s antics. I hope you’ll take pleasure in discovering the character along with your Myers-Briggs (MBTI®) character kind under! Let’s get began!

DISCLAIMER: The Workplace is a sitcom with very stereotypical, one-sided characters. It’s not possible for me to really profile any fictional character so these kind predictions are guesswork based mostly on very restricted details in some circumstances. I’m undoubtedly not implying that when you have the identical kind as any of those characters you’ll present up like them.

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Right here’s the Workplace Character You’d Be, Primarily based On Your Myers-Briggs® Persona Kind.

Michael Scott – ENFP

Michael Scott ENFP

“Wikipedia is one of the best factor ever. Anybody on this planet can write something they need about any topic. So you’re getting the very best info.” – Michael Scott

Quirky and true-to-himself, Michael Scott offers us a caricature-ish model of a reasonably unhealthy ENFP. I imply, I personally love Michael, however I’m totally conscious a few of his actions are a bit excessive and even unkind (significantly relating to racial stereotyping). Nonetheless, his enthusiasm for all times and his need to get his co-workers on board with no matter loopy concept he could have is one thing that’s frequent amongst ENFPs.

On the subject of choices, Michael clearly values Introverted Feeling. He marches to the beat of his personal drum, even when that makes him seem a bit wacky or uncommon at instances. He is aware of who he’s and doesn’t appear to note when he’s making different individuals really feel uncomfortable (an indication that he doesn’t worth Extraverted Feeling). This isn’t to say that FPs will present up precisely like Michael Scott or make individuals as uncomfortable as he does; let’s not overlook that it is a sitcom in spite of everything. However people with Introverted Feeling are extra cognizant of what they really feel on the within and fewer cognizant or involved with conserving the whole lot socially harmonious and cozy always. Concurrently, Michael can present unbelievable compassion and perception at sudden moments. When he exhibits as much as assist Pam on the artwork gallery, we see a deeply delicate facet of him that has lengthy been hidden behind jokes and immaturity.

Michael’s Extraverted Instinct exhibits up in his concepts for the workplace—he typically has grand schemes and is all the time on the lookout for methods to spice issues up. He’s additionally a big-picture thinker, and he likes to brainstorm about new prospects. ENFPs are additionally identified for his or her artistic power, which Michael exhibits off in a few of his extra outrageous pranks (like when he turned the workplace right into a on line casino). Depart it to an ENFP to make working at a paper manufacturing unit thrilling and completely loopy!

Discover out extra about ENFPs: 12 Wonderful Fictional ENFP Characters

Dwight Schrute – ESTJ

ESTJ Dwight Schrute

“All you want is love? False. The 4 fundamental human requirements are air, water, meals and shelter.” – Dwight Schrute

Orderly and pragmatic, Dwight has no room in his power financial institution for nonsense. He is aware of how you can deal with getting issues performed, and he typically approaches duties with a stage of effectivity and seriousness that may be a bit intimidating (and generally even comical).

Dwight is an Extraverted Thinker who strongly values logic and seeing outcomes. He comes up with very organized programs to be able to get the job performed extra effectively; his “Schrute Guidelines” are only one instance. Dwight additionally extremely respects authority figures and credibility—he likes guidelines, construction, group, and custom. Even when it will profit him to interrupt the foundations or suppose outdoors of the field, he sometimes nonetheless chooses to remain inside bounds. This isn’t all the time a great factor as a result of it could possibly result in a scarcity of creativity, however it is crucial for sure duties that require precision and effectivity.

But even sitcom-style ESTJs can have some creativity that exhibits up at sudden moments. When Dwight decides to show his co-workers a lesson about hearth security, he decides that they should have an really terrifying expertise to be taught their lesson. Right here, his creativity exhibits up in role-playing and storytelling, a standard trait of Extraverted Instinct, Dwight’s tertiary perform. So whereas Dwight may not be essentially the most artistic particular person within the workplace, he does have some modern spark when it’s wanted (or within the case of the fireplace…somewhat misguided)!

ESTJs are additionally typically pure leaders—they know how you can take cost and get issues transferring. Dwight isn’t afraid to be within the highlight or make choices, and he loves displaying off all his information. He’s often one step forward of everybody else relating to frequent sense, which makes him one of the dependable characters in The Workplace (despite the fact that many individuals don’t all the time like his strategies).

Jim Halpert – ENTP

Jim Halpert

“Proper now, that is only a job. If I advance any increased on this firm, this might be my profession. And, uh, if this had been my profession, I’d need to throw myself in entrance of a prepare.” – Jim Halpert

With out Jim Halpert and his epic pranks, The Workplace could be a completely totally different present. Jim is the grasp of satire and sarcasm, and he likes to problem authority figures in an easy method that usually leaves them speechless. Jim’s lack of respect for guidelines, however simultaneous charming, sweet-natured exterior are frequent amongst sure ENTPs (significantly ENTPs with a 9 Enneagram kind, as I believe Jim has). Jim enjoys messing with conference and creatively pranking his co-workers, however he additionally isn’t mean-spirited or harsh. Many instances we see him merely shaking his head or elevating his eyebrows in disappointment or disbelief when somebody has performed one thing silly, as a substitute of choosing on them or making a scene.

Jim is an ENTP with Extraverted Instinct at his core. He will get tired of the sameness of the workplace and to be able to cope he creates elaborate methods to prank Dwight or make Pam really feel higher throughout powerful instances. He has the attraction of the ENTP (due to tertiary Extraverted Feeling), however the rational cleverness frequent with Pondering-Perceiving sorts.

Discover out extra about ENTPs: 24 Indicators That You’re an ENTP, the Trailblazer Persona Kind

Pam Beesly – ISFJ

Pam Beesly ISFJ

“There’s plenty of magnificence in unusual issues. Isn’t that sort of the purpose?” – Pam Beesly

Some individuals imagine Pam Beesly is the center of The Workplace, others imagine she is the conniving gossip of The Workplace. Regardless of the case, Pam’s ISFJ preferences are clear. She is somebody who enjoys routine, stability, and heat, supportive friendships. Tender-spoken and somewhat shy, Pam’s Introverted Sensing expresses itself in her skill to recollect all the main points of individuals and occasions—a trait which makes her a superb receptionist. Additionally, as a Feeling-Judger, she extremely values concord and peace inside relationships. This exhibits up in how she comforts individuals after they’re having a tough time, expresses assist, and is prepared to provide numerous grace when issues go fallacious.

Discover out extra about ISFJs: 10 Fictional ISFJ Characters

Angela Martin – ISTJ

Angela Martin ISTJ

“Typically the garments at Hole Children are too flashy. So I’m pressured to go to the American Women’ Retailer and order garments for giant colonial dolls.” – Angela Martin

Angela is the stickler of the accounting division. She loves order and guidelines and hates gossip and morally dangerous conduct. Her Introverted Sensing is closely valued, which implies she pays numerous consideration to details and particulars, whereas her Extraverted Pondering can assist her handle metrics and make logical choices. ISTJs even have sturdy values that they take severely—which explains why Angela is so devoted to following the rules set by her religion (even when it makes everybody else uncomfortable).

Angela’s tertiary perform is Introverted Feeling, which exhibits up in how strongly she cares for her values and is unwilling to bend them. She additionally has a delicate facet that she retains hidden beneath her strict exterior. Regardless of how individuals would possibly want she was totally different, Angela should keep true to what she personally believes is true. I hope any ISTJs studying this are effectively conscious that Angela is a deeply poisonous model of this kind and positively not consultant of the kind as a complete.

Kevin Malone – ISFP

Kevin Malone ISFP

“You suppose it is a nice get together? This cake has greens in it like a salad bar, Robert.” – Kevin Malone

It doesn’t matter what’s occurring within the workplace, Kevin manages to discover a approach to have some enjoyable on his personal. Whether or not he’s enjoying solitaire on his laptop or making beer, Kevin doesn’t thoughts working his method across the guidelines and folks often put up with him as a result of he’s pretty lovable and low-key. Like most ISFPs, Kevin retains a low profile at work and is pretty laid-back and quiet. But he has a wry humorousness that he makes use of to his benefit to mess with individuals occasionally.

Kevin likes to snort and have a great time—one thing frequent with Feeling-Perceivers. He’s typically seen joking round or making mild of a state of affairs as a substitute of getting upset about it. He additionally loves to specific himself, both on the drums or in his offbeat humorousness. For Kevin life is about having fun with, even when it’s in small issues like Cup O’Noodles or M & Ms.

Stanley Hudson – ISTJ

Stanley Hudson ISTJ

“I’ve been making an attempt to get on jury responsibility each since I used to be 18 years outdated. To get to go sit in an air-conditioned room, downtown, judging individuals, whereas my lunch is paid for…that’s the life.” – Stanley Hudson

Severe and a grumpy, Stanley is aware of how you can roll his eyes or sigh at simply the suitable second. His Introverted Sensing expresses itself in his love for routine and consistency. He’s comfy when he is aware of what to anticipate day-after-day, and this offers him a way of stability. Regardless that the antics on the workplace are unsettling at instances, he values the predictability of his paycheck and is aware of he can get by with out having to push himself too exhausting.

Stanley additionally has a powerful choice for Extraverted Pondering, which signifies that he values logic and sound reasoning relating to making choices. He hardly ever will get caught in flights of fantasy and is commonly the unimpressed voice (or scoff) of cause throughout conferences.

Ryan Howard – ISTP

Ryan Howard ISTP

“I don’t wish to be the man right here, . Like Stanley is the crossword puzzle man and Angela has cats. I don’t need a factor right here, . I don’t wish to be the one thing man..” – Ryan Howard

Okay, Ryan is a bit tough. Through the first few seasons of The Workplace, Ryan seems introverted and analytical. He appears quietly unimpressed by the chaos round him, however struggles to adequately categorical himself and his personal discomfort. He can simply level out the failings with Dunder-Mifflin and he has a sure present with tech, though generally for no significantly helpful goal.

Nevertheless, in the course of the later seasons Ryan appears to morph into some sort of a particularly unhealthy ESTP-ESFP hybrid. He’s impulsive, reckless, hedonistic, manipulative, and shallow. I’m NOT saying that ESTPs or ESFPs are like this; however very imbalanced and immature ones might be.

Kelly Kapoor – ESFP

Kelly Kapoor ESFP

“Typically I get so bored I simply wish to scream, after which generally I really do scream. I simply type of really feel out what the state of affairs requires.” – Kelly Kapoor

Kelly Kapoor is concerned about socializing, gossiping, and residing life to the fullest! As an immature model of an ESFP, she appears to be primarily concerned about having enjoyable and residing up the second. Bubbly and pleasant, she likes to be privvy to the newest gossip and tendencies. As a sensor, she’s primarily conscious of what’s occurring round her and has a reasonably concrete perspective on life. As an extrovert, she’s chatty and expressive, and as a Perceiver she appears versatile and spontaneous. Kelly’s feeling facet exhibits up in her choices (she undoubtedly thinks extra together with her coronary heart than her head) and in her consciousness of the emotional realm.

Regardless of being a Feeling-Perceiver, Kelly doesn’t all the time consider different individuals’s emotions. She might be dramatic and egocentric when issues don’t go her method, however she often sees the lighter facet of conditions and offers comedian reduction when tensions get too excessive within the workplace.

Erin Hannon – INFP or ENFP

Erin Hannon INFP or ENFP

“I’m not going to be a type of exes who can’t transfer on. They’ve their life and I’ve mine. I’m taking an Italian class. To this point I’ve realized tortellini, spagettini, linguini… Properly, it’s not a lot a category as a restaurant, however I do Monday, Wednesday, Friday from seven to 9.” – Erin Hannon

Artistic and candy, Erin’s character was exhausting for me to pin down. She appeared to fluctuate between INFP and ENFP all through the sequence and, as she’s a sitcom character, lacked plenty of the nuance that may make it simpler for me to get a transparent learn on her. What we do learn about Erin is that she has a powerful skill to think about a number of eventualities and create hypothetical questions and prospects. For example, when she’s making an attempt to provide you with a approach to earn $100K for Dunder-Mifflin she hypothesizes that they might take out a life insurance coverage coverage on a brand new rent after which kill him. She simply generates random prospects on the fly, however at different instances appears shy, held again, and delicate.

Erin can even discover fascination in something. As with most Intuitive-Perceivers, the whole lot is stuffed with potential and risk. Thus, she isn’t bored and might simply be drawn to tales or objects which may appear uninteresting to others. As a sitcom character, Erin is pretty vapid and airheaded, however she additionally has the creativeness, creativity, and sweetness of the NFP character sorts.

Andy Bernard – ESFJ

Andy Bernard ESFJ

“I want there was a approach to know you’re within the good outdated days earlier than you’ve really left them.” – Andy Bernard

Beneficiant and fun-loving, Andy Bernard is the king of excellent vibes and good gestures. As an ESFJ, he loves to specific his emotions overtly and is often the primary one to counsel a celebration or get-together. He additionally values loyalty—in each friendships and romantic relationships—and can all the time be there for individuals after they want him. Though he generally is a bit obnoxious, he likes to really feel wanted and can do quite a bit to assist a buddy out; generally an excessive amount of.

Extraverted Feeling is Andy’s dominant perform, which exhibits up in how a lot he enjoys connecting with individuals on an emotional stage and getting right into a constructive “vibe” with them. He additionally steadily hearkens to his previous experiences and values the recollections he’s made along with his colleagues or pals in faculty. You’ll typically see ESFJs be all ears to their previous and to fond recollections and traditions that had been significantly vital to them.

Discover out extra about ESFJs: The Flirting Fashion of the ESFJ Persona Kind

Meredith Palmer – ESTP

Meredith Palmer ESTP

“I bought permission to convey Jake-y into work, which is nice as a result of he bought suspended this week and now I don’t need to pay for a sitter.” – Meredith Palmer

Sorry, ESTPs. I do know no one actually desires Meredith on their “kind workforce” however she’s the one you get. As an ESTP, Meredith lives within the second and takes benefit of alternatives as they come up. She likes to have enjoyable and infrequently thinks of the implications (an indication that she is at an immature stage of growth). A straight-talker, Meredith has no downside expressing precisely what she desires and she or he typically makes use of situational humor to get amusing (or a cringe).

Holly Flax – ESFJ

Holly Flax ESFJ

“Holly is good and easy, like a girl baker. I might not be shocked to search out out that she had labored in a bakery earlier than coming right here. She has that sort of heat. I’m fairly certain she’s baked on knowledgeable stage.” – Michael Scott

Thoughtful and supportive, Holly is aware of how you can convey out one of the best in everybody and create a harmonious office atmosphere. She understands protocol and has no downside imposing it with a sort and mild hand. All through the sequence she exhibits an consideration to element and a respect for the foundations whereas additionally sustaining a foolish facet that creates a spark between her and Michael. Many individuals consider ESFJs as pretty straight-laced sorts, however Holly is a wonderful instance of how ESFJs (at their greatest) know how you can be each dutiful and sort but quirky and fun-loving on the identical time. As a result of ESFJs have tertiary Extraverted Instinct they’re typically extra drawn to outside-the-box concepts and playful creativity than most kind descriptions would indicate.

Oscar Martinez – INTJ or ISTJ

Oscar Martinez

“Everybody realizes this coupon guide just isn’t really price $15k, proper? you’d need to spend $200k on crap you don’t even must get $15k price of advantages. I’m not the one one who sees this, proper?” – Oscar Martinez

Oscar’s kind is somewhat exhausting to solidify all through the present. We primarily see that he’s introverted, quiet, and reserved (I) in addition to logical and targeted on metrics (T). He has an organized way of living and a priority with ROI (TJ). The S or N choice for Oscar was tougher to establish. The sitcom merely doesn’t give us sufficient information to make any clear speculation on whether or not he’s a sensor or an intuitive.

Jan Levinson – ENTJ

Jan Levinson ENTJ

“I’m taking a calculated danger. What’s the upside? I overcome my nausea, fall deeply in love, infants, normalcy, no extra self-loathing. Draw back? I date Michael Scott publicly and collapse in on myself like a dying star.” – Jan Levinson

For a very long time I didn’t wish to think about ENTJ for Jan Levinson as a result of her candle enterprise appeared so poorly thought-out and ENTJs sometimes have a lot stronger enterprise acumen. She additionally appears to lack an consciousness of her private funds with Michael, which is atypical for ENTJs who’re often working metrics on a reasonably common foundation. That mentioned, I ultimately got here round to the thought of ENTJ for Jan. She’s mentally unstable and her life is a little bit of a dumpster hearth (sadly for her and people who know her). Whereas she might be logical, disciplined, and strategic, she additionally has many moments of emotional collapse and excessive impulsivity. That is frequent of ENTJs who’re experiencing a loop or a grip stress response. At her greatest, Jan is aware of how you can run companies, take motion, and keep targeted on the duty at hand. She has perception into conditions and doesn’t thoughts trailblazing new paths. But due to the growing stress in her life (and the sexism she additionally faces within the office) she commonly falls into bouts of impulsivity that’s poorly thought-out and damaging. Regardless that she places on a troublesome exterior she has a way more delicate, fragile internal core that erupts throughout tense moments.

Darryl Phylbin – ISTP

Darryl Philbin ISTP

Michael: Let’s begin with the warehouse. What bothers you as guys? You recognize?
Darryl: My precedence is security.
Michael: Okay.
Darryl: So it actually bothers me when someone is available in right here dashing round on a elevate, enjoying with it like a toy. It sort of will get beneath my pores and skin, okay?

Down-to-earth and gifted with a wry humorousness, Darryl has a laid-back, cool vibe that’s typical of ISTPs. He takes life because it comes, but additionally is aware of how you can make the most of alternatives as they come up. He’s somebody who offers his trustworthy opinion with out sugar-coating it, and he likes to keep up a logical way of living.

The IT Man (Nick) – INTP


Nick, the IT man at Dunder Mifflin, is the particular person everybody underestimates. He seems reserved and analytical; simply serving to out every time the individuals of Dunder Mifflin can’t bear in mind their passwords. Folks give him no actual consideration, even with the assistance he offers. On the finish of his time on the present he rants about all of the issues he is aware of about those that that they had no concept he knew. Like most INTPs, he prefers to remain within the background, however that doesn’t imply he needs to be neglected.

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Robert California – ENFJ

Robert California ENFJ

“I do know you now, your nature. I’m performed.” – Robert California

Robert California is a superb instance of an unhealthy ENFJ. He is aware of how you can manipulate individuals and pit them in opposition to one another; enjoying peoples’ feelings expertly to get what he desires. He’s the last word salesman and his confidence typically blinds individuals from seeing the true underlying intentions of his phrases. Expressive, insightful, and talkative, Robert demonstrates how effectively ENFJs can converse to a person’s deeper emotional yearnings and categorical big-picture insights with an off-the-cuff magnificence. Nevertheless, his motivations are sometimes tangled in a darkish internet of selfishness and manipulation. Robert is an instance of how ENFJs might be charming on the floor however deep down they might have ulterior motives that go unstated or unrecognized.

Jo Bennett – ENTJ

Jo Bennett ENTJ

Jo Bennett is a basic ENTJ. She’s easy and unapologetic, however she additionally has an enormous coronary heart that reveals itself increasingly more because the sequence progresses. Jo doesn’t pull any punches relating to getting what she desires or making her level identified – but she nonetheless manages to return off as likable even together with her no-nonsense angle. Like most ENTJs, Jo has no tolerance for incompetence or individuals losing her time. She will change from being affable and pleasant to intimidating and fierce when she appears like there’s insubordination or a scarcity of respect.

Vikram – INFJ

Vikram INFJ

“Confidence– it’s the meals of the smart man, however the liquor of the idiot.” – Vikram

I’m hesitantly typing Vikram as INFJ as a result of there actually isn’t plenty of information within the sequence to attract from. What we do see is that Vikram has an perception about individuals and conditions and might see the larger image pretty effectively. He speaks in proverbs simply, works diligently, and is aware of straight away when Michael’s “funding membership” plan will fail. But despite the fact that he has a certain quantity of strategic intelligence, he’s each heat and mild in his interactions with individuals – taking note of their emotions and graciously interacting with them.

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