Typing famous black folks ( MBTI)

Even after over 6 years of being acquainted with the Myers-Briggs typology, I’m not too well versed. But I do have an awful habit of always guessing people’s types and mapping different actions and quirks to see what type they most likely could match. Whilst practically every white celebrity ( and fictional characters)  has been typed, I haven’t seen more than a handful of black celebrities. So I spent all night trying to remember the people I’ve previously guessed ( turns out I have a weakness for NFs). Don’t take this for gospel truth. If you have a different take on any person I’ve typed, please do comment and let me know. This isn’t conclusive. I’ll probably type more notable blacks as they come to mind. I can’t blame the absence of black people in MBTI circles on anyone but blacks. The onus is on us to express our truths. Funnily enough, most of the famous people I included are American. Seems like I’m too deep in the pop culture thing. Anyway, here goes;


INFPs

Kendrick Lamar
– Frank Ocean

– Tech 9ne

– Erykah Badu

– James Baldwin

– Eartha Kitt

– Jesse Williams

– Janelle Monáe

– Angel Haze

– Corinne Bailey Rae

– Hopsin

– Nas

– Lauryn Hill

– Sade

– Issa Rae

– Audre Lorde

– Maya Angelou

– Toni Morrison

– Zadie Smith

– Vic Mensa

– Emeli Sande

– India.Arie

– Lupe Fiasco


ISFP

– Alicia Keys

– Amaal Nuux

– Rihanna

– Jhene Aiko

– Solange Knowles

– Jidenna

– The Weeknd

– FKA Twigs


ENFPs

– Dave Chappelle

– Trevor Noah

– Nathan Zed

– Chris Rock

– Gabrielle Union


INFJ

J.Cole

-Malcolm X

– Shaun King

– Marc Lamont Hill

– Bell Hooks

– Cornel West

– Lecrae

– Kid Cudi

– Akala

– Harry Belafonte

– Angela Davis

– Ava Duvernay

– Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

– 2pac

 


 

ENTP

– Ebro ( Hot 97)

– Hannibal Buress

– Charlemagne Da God

 


 

ESFP

Nick Cannon

– Taraji P. Henson


 

ESFJs

Wendy  Williams

– Nicki Minaj

– Tyra Banks

– Idris Elba



ISFJ

– Beyoncé

– Ciara

– Kerry Washington

– John Legend


ISTJ

– Denzel Washington


INTJ

Jay Z

– Dr Dre

– Shonda Rhimes


ESTP

– The Notorious B.I.G

– Chris Brown

– Kanye West



ENFJ

Oprah

– Van Jones

– Martin Luther King jr.

– Barack Obama

– Chance the Rapper



7 responses to Typing famous black folks ( MBTI)

  1. Ricky

    Hey! If you had the time, I would love to know some of your reasoning behind typing Angela Davis and Malcolm X as INFJs. Why? Because I’m an INFJ myself, and actually have seriously considered/dreamed of following a path like hers (studying philosophy, society, and then started an organization aimed at real, radical change). Also, I would like to know what you think about Frantz Fanon’s type. I think he’s an INFJ as well haha, because: psychiatry, philosophy, immense passion and respect for “the people” and their potential, and the whole cynical/compassionate vibe I pick up on. I must admit that this is far from a rigorous scientific approach to typing that I’m doing here lol.

    Also, let me guess, *sees long list of INFPs* you’re an INFP?

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    • Neosomaliana – Author

      Heya! I’m actually INFJ, and reason why I picked up more INFPs is because they are more easily discernible – and close to my heart- than INFJs. We’re seriously shape shifters. And I typed using my intuition, so take it with a grain of salt.

      I feel that Angela Davis and Malcolm X’s dedication towards embodying the truth they perceived is a distinct INFJ trait; to put their need for harmony on the line for a greater cause

      Frantz Fanon is similar, but he could also be INTJ. Again, this is speculation .

      I think you already have a path in mind but you’re not sure if it’s the one. And what I can tell you is that a revolution isn’t forged it’s born out of stirred emotions. So follow what tugs at your heart, but validate your inner voice above all.

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      • Ricky

        Intuitive speculation is the best! Haha, I just wish it was easier to confirm…

        (If you still care about typing:) With regards to Fanon being an INTJ, I would point out how, as I remember, he tends describe things in less of a technical way and more figuratively.

        I’m obsessively trying to find what to major in. I actually have a handful in mind and am strongly doubting the potential of any one to be “the one,” but I feel that they’re different enough that there must be “one” that would the “best.” However, I do really appreciate your advice and will keep it in mind. I just can’t help but be insecure about my inner voice because I feel and fear that it may be wrong, which is why I’m trying to Ti my way to accuracy.

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