Hunter x Hunter MBTI Character Types Guide: Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

Hunter x Hunter is one of the best ongoing shounen anime of all time and was first released in 1998.

The anime is unbeaten by most of the popular anime in 2022 due to the complex characters and storyline.

Understanding the vast majority of characters is key to understanding the anime, and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator helps us do just that.

The series’ protagonist, Gon Freecss, is a good representation of ESFP. His best friend Killua is an INTP, Kurapika an INTJ and Leorio an ESFJ.

Hunter x Hunter has unimaginable complex characters, such that those with the same MBTI display a completely different take of the personality type in their own way.

Therefore, this article will display how each character differs from the other while having the same MBTI.

What’s more, you will also get a good idea of their role in pushing the plot forward and making it one of the best shounen anime around the globe.

Hunter x Hunter MBTI Personality Type Chart

Below is a list of the most popular Hunter x Hunter characters and their MBTI personality type. 

  Characters MBTI Personality Type
Gon Freecss ESFP
Killua Zoldyck INTP
Kurapika INTJ
Leorio Paradinight ESFJ
Hisoka Morow ENTP
Chrollo Lucilfer INFJ
Ging Freecss ISTP
Kite ISTJ
Biskuit Krueger ENTJ
Illumi Zoldyck ISTJ
Alluka Zoldyck INFP
Isaac Netero ESTP
Meruem INTJ
Komugi INFP
Neferpitou ENTP
Feitan Portor ISTP
Shaiapouf ENFJ

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Gon Freecss: ESFP (Friendly & Cheerful)

Gon ESFP MBTI Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

The protagonist of Hunter x Hunter, Gon Freecss, is an excellent depiction of the ESFP personality type.

As an ESFP, Gon is enthusiastic about many things, and he’s always determined to reach his goals regardless of obstacles.

Moreover, entertainers like Gon are bold, going as far as to look for his missing father without any idea where to look.

His simple-minded nature allows him to trust even his enemies quickly.

However, that isn’t his only flaw, as he can be pretty impulsive and quick to lose his temper, especially in his fight against Neferpitou.

Killua Zoldyck: INTP (Cheeky & Witty)

KIllua INTP-MBTI-Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

Killua Zoldyck, one of the series’ most loved characters, is an INTP, also known as the Logician.

As an INTP and an extremely skilled assassin, he’s always cheerful, walking on unconventional paths and coming up with mischievous ideas.

As a true Logician, Killua is a quick-thinker and incredibly analytical.

Despite being so young, he’s a highly skilled assassin and can take down the strongest enemies.

Killua’s friendship with Gon is as pure as it can be, but his killing side is equally ruthless.

Some INTPs are known to be insensitive and heartless, and indeed, Killua’s killing methods show that as well.

Kurapika: INTJ (Cool & Intelligent)

Kurapika INTJ-MBTI-Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

The INTJ and the Architect of the Hunter x Hunter series is Kurapika of the Kurta clan.

Kurapika is the most rational of the main characters of HxH and is capable of keeping himself level-headed under challenging situations.

However, considering the brutal past of Kurapika’s clan and their main characteristic as well, Kurapika can lose his temper, revealing his scarlet eyes.

Furthermore, because of his traumatic past, Kurapika has tried to remain independent most of his life.

In the anime, he keeps his distance from everyone but eventually gets closer to Gon, Leorio, and Killua.

Leorio Paradinight: ESFJ (Empathetic & Loyal)

Leorio ESFJ-MBTI-Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

Leorio Paradinight is an excellent example of the typical ESFJ personality type.

Consuls like Leorio are selfless and wish to help those around them.

Leorio’s first appearance in the anime is incredibly contradictory to the Consul personality type.

However, later he shows that his hunger for money is only because he wishes to become a doctor so that he can help those in need.

Additionally, his strong sense of duty and warm nature make him the older brother in the group.

However, Leorio can be a bit sensitive to criticism and demands respect from those around him, a trait common in ESFJs.

Hisoka Morow: ENTP (Cocky & Twisted)

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The most eccentric and mysterious Villain of Hunter x Hunter, Hisoka Morow, is an ENTP.

Hisoka is one of the most insensitive and self-centered characters in HxH, always thinking about his own pleasure.

Hisoka is not the most perfect representation of an ENTP. However, his androgynous personality and unique fighting style are typical traits of an ENTP. 

Moreover, he’s witty and audacious, taking on anyone in a fight due to his bloodlust.

His love for a good fight isn’t just surface level, and he’s capable of seeing many possibilities during a battle, giving him an edge over his opponents.

Chrollo Lucilfer: INFJ (Calm & Charismatic)

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One of the strongest Villains in the Hunter x Hunter Universe, Chrollo Lucilfer, is an INFJ.

As an Advocate, Chrollo is incredibly calm and collected, worthy of being the leader of the Phantom Troupe.

Moreover, the Phantom Troupe comprises a wide variety of members, and handling them is no easy job.

Chrollo’s charisma and amazing strength help him in keeping the members together.

He’s also an unimaginably principled man, emphasizing the importance of the survival of the whole group, the spider.

For Chrollo, the group must survive; therefore, he emphasizes strength over his own life and theirs.

Ging Freecss: ISTP (Stubborn & Adventurous)

Ging ISTP-MBTI-Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

Ging Freecss, the character around which most of the initial plot surrounds, is a Virtuoso.

As an ISTP, it became clear in the first episode of HxH that Ging loves exploring and wishes to live a different life.

Virtuosos like Ging are extremely stubborn, and we can see that when he refuses to meet Gon with his friends.

He’s also an incredibly private person to the point that anyone barely has any information about him.

Moreover, Ging’s carefree nature makes him a rule breaker and somewhat of a bad father as well.

However, he’s terrific as a hunter and was formerly a member of the Zodiac as well.

Kite: ISTJ (Calm & Strict)

Kite ISTJ-MBTI-Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

The ISTJ and Logistician of the Hunter x Hunter Universe is Kite. As an ISTJ, Kite is incredibly stoic and practical but can appear to be stern at times.

Although Kite may seem incredibly sure of himself, he’s always plagued by uncertainty.

He’s a keen observer and can quickly distinguish any abnormality in his surroundings.

Furthermore, as Ging’s student, Kite is a quick learner and incredibly talented as well. His straightforward nature can make him appear to be cold-hearted at times.

Biscuit Kruger: ENTJ (Cute & Devious)

Biscuit ENTJ-MBTI-Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

Biscuit Kruger, the woman that deceives people with her cute appearance, is a good representation of an ENTJ.

As the Commander of the MBTI, Biscuit is a stern and strict teacher towards her students.

On the outside, Biscuit appears quite fragile, but when her true strength is revealed, it is understandable how she teaches Gon and Killua.

She’s incredibly charismatic, and capable of using her cute appearance to her advantage.

Due to her perfectionist personality, Bisky can be pretty uptight and stern, ruthless at times too.

ENTJs like her often try to fix people around them, especially those who possess the potential for growth.

Illumi Zoldyck: ISTJ (Stony & Ruthless)

Illumi ISTJ-MBTI-Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

Another ISTJ on the list, but far different from Kite, is Illumi Zldyck, the oldest brother of the Zoldyck siblings.

As an ISTJ, Illumi takes his role as an assassin seriously and wishes to see his siblings do the same.

Also, logisticians like Illumi are known to be quite controlling, as seen in his relationship with Killua and Alluka.

He can be unbelievably calm in all situations and take the best possible decision to execute his plans.

However, when Killua is in danger, his bloodlust can be sensed hundreds of miles away. Therefore, despite his lack of emotion on the outside, Illumi cares deeply for his family. 

Alluka Zoldyck: INFP (Affectionate & Loveable)

Alluka INFP-MBTI-Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

The second youngest Zoldyck member, Alluka, is an INFP known as the Mediator. As a typical Mediator, Alluka is an empathic child and very affectionate towards Killua.

Despite having a creature from the Dark Continent inside her, she is not hateful towards it.

She even scolds Killua when he is rude towards Nanika, the creature inside her.

Due to Nanika, she is often defined as a dark and troubled child. However, in reality, she’s innocent, playful, and quite loving.

Isaac Netero: ESTP (Playful & Daredevil)

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Issac Netero, one of the strongest Hunters in the HxH universe and the head of the Hunters Association, is an ESTP.

As the Entrepreneur of the MBTI, Netero is always making risky decisions for himself and those around him.

Furthermore, Netero loves a challenge to the point that he even appointed a vice-chairman with whom he couldn’t possibly get along.

His bold personality often makes him appear to be a very twisted individual.

Despite the incredible amount of strength he possesses, Netero is not one bit arrogant.

Moreover, he loves a good fight, but his rational side encourages him to take the path with fewer casualties. 

Meruem: INTJ (Cruel & Arrogant)

Meruem INTJ-MBTI-Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

One of the biggest Villains of the Hunter x Hunter Universe, Meruem is also an INTJ, far different from Kurapika.

Being the King of the Chimera Ants, Meruem isn’t as power-hungry as most villains are.

Additionally, growing up, Meruem has always felt entitled to getting whatever he wishes and being the most powerful of the bunch.

His arrogant personality was linked to the fact that the Queen wanted a perfect offspring.

He’s also a perfectionist INTJ, and his perfectionism tendencies also extend to his followers.

He’s a ruthless king, incapable of feeling any care for anyone except for Komugi, who earned his respect through her passion for Gungi.  

Komugi: INFP (Clumsy & Naive)

Komugi INFP-MBTI-Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

Komugi is an excellent example of the INFP personality type, also known as the Mediator.

As an INFP, Komugi is incredibly passionate about Gungi and doesn’t let anything stop her from playing.

Despite being blind and a messy person, Komugi’s skill in Gungi is unmatched such that even Meruem can’t beat her.

Moreover, her simple-minded nature and kind heart allowed her to face a man as dangerous as Meruem.

She’s polite toward those around her and would never wish to inconvenience anyone, no matter how dire the situation is.  

Neferpitou: ENTP (Loyal & Mischievous)

neferpitou ENTP-MBTI-Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

Another ENTP on the list is Neferpitou, a bit eccentric, like Hisoka. Pitou is the firstborn of Meruem’s Royal Guards and is the strongest amongst them.

As an ENTP, Pitou is curious about their surroundings and is also incredibly cheerful. However, Pitou can be terrifyingly cruel, preying on their enemies like a cat. 

What’s more, despite their playful nature, Pitou takes their job seriously.

They are incredibly Loyal to their King, even willing to put their life on the line.

Feitan Portor: ISTP (Sadistic & Carefree)

Feitan ISTP-MBTI-Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

Feitan Portor, another Villain on the list and a part of the Phantom Troupe, is an ISTP. He’s not your average ISTP but a villainous version of the Virtuoso MBTI.

Feitan is responsible for interrogating the victims in the group, and he does so in a threatening manner.

He’s an expert in torturing people and can be considered a sadist, a trait common in ISTPs.

However, he does show signs of sympathy at times, displaying that he may not be too insensitive.

Moreover, he is incredibly loyal to Chrollo but prioritizes the group’s survival first.

Shaiapouf: ENFJ (Rational & Dramatic)

Shaiapouf ENFJ-MBTI-Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

Another Royal Guard of Meruem, Shaiapouf, is a unique take on the ENFJ MBTI.

Pouf is also a great representation of the overall values of the Chimera Ant, making him perfect for his job.

He’s also quite idealistic, believing that the King should be the most powerful and the Chimera Ants should be the dominant species in the whole world.

Additionally, Pouf can be quite theatrical and dramatic as well. He seeks validation from Meruem and always reacts in an overly dramatic manner.

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