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ISTJ Anime characters (+5 facts)

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This blog will describe 11 ISTJ anime characters and look into their respective ISTJ personality traits.

Iconic ISTJ Anime Characters

Some of the iconic ISTJ anime characters are given below:

  • Mikasa Ackerman from Attack on Titan
  • Riza Hawkeye from Fullmetal Alchemist
  • Neji Hyuga from Naruto Shippuden
  • Sarada Uchiha from Naruto Shuppuden
  • Death The Kid from Soul Eater
  • Nobuchika Ginoza from Psycho Pass
  • Rossiu from Gurren Lagann
  • Yui from Yuru Yuri
  • Boa Hancock from One Piece
  • Balsa from Seirei no Moribito
  • Saber/Arturia Pendragon from Fate/Zero
  • Mikasa Ackerman from Attack on Titan

Mikasa is extremely connected to her past; when she thought Eren was dead, she forgot her responsibility to save the soldiers and lead them. However, she was eventually reawakened by her memories of her best friend and made a decision to stay focused and never give up. She is hopeful since her memories would die with her, thus showing her dominant introverted sensing function.

Mikasa is a stoic and level-headed girl; she is rarely seen as losing her calm irrespective of the bleak and dark situation. She is outwardly calm, and no one but Armin could sense that Mikasa was fighting the pain of losing Eren internally; she is extremely logical and rational in her decisions, highlighting her auxiliary Extraverted Thinking function.

Mikasa is not affected by harmony and is strongly influenced by her own feelings. Her personal feelings usually dominate when Armin or Eren is in any kind of danger. It was pretty evident when Levi decided to save Erwin instead of Armin, so she attacked Levi. She is also found to be caring and supportive of children. It is shown when she bowed to a girl she saved and instantaneously saved a Marleyan warrior even though he killed one of her team members earlier. This shows her tertiary introverted feeling function.

Mikasa is incredibly loyal, which is a well-known ISTJ trait. She only registered for the military and joined the Survey Corps just to look after Eren.

  • Riza Hawkeye from Fullmetal Alchemist

Riza is a silent and collected woman with a serious and courteous demeanor. She is perceived as the perfect model soldier by her peers. She is highly disciplined and extremely rational. She is exceptionally dutiful and hardly ever relaxes when on the job and is usually responsible for keeping her team members on track. On the outside, she might seem rigid, strict, and even a bit mean. She is not as distant and cold as she is seen; beneath her professional demeanor is a profoundly kind soul.

Riza’s emotional side is only known and visible when she is interacting with the younger characters, like Winny Rockbell and Elric brothers. She behaves sweetly and childishly with Black Hayate (her pet Shiba Inu dog) when in private.

She is highly disciplined and serious about her responsibility. She does not care about the social niceties even with those who are intimate to her. She is also not fond of public display of affections and prefers to show her feelings subtly. She is an accurate representation of tough love, ensuring excellence from those she deems necessary. Her conversations with Hayate can be considered a metaphor for her meaningful personal relationships–a strict figure with an authoritative attitude but genuine and deep affection.

  • Neji Hyuga from Naruto Shippuden

Neji is extremely rigid and disciplined. He is highly detailed oriented. He also finds it challenging to cope with Rock and Gair as they are so weird and unusual. This shows his dominant introverted sensing function.

He is very logical and believes in facts, he had been blunt about speaking the facts like some are just born failures and they should give up. Such bluntness and straightforward attitude show her auxiliary extraverted thinking function.

He is hardly ever seen expressing his emotions, showing her tertiary introverted feeling function.

  • Sarada Uchiha from Naruto Shuppuden

Sarada hates unpunctuality and is too annoyed with the latecomers. She is always in control and does not like being reckless and unprepared.

She often rebukes Boruto for his foolish behavior and his continuous antics of showing off. She is also quite rigid and keeps a composed demeanor. When Boruto and his friends invited her to the trip, she declines and schools them, resultantly earning her a label of “a stuck-up.’

Sarada is also assertive and has leadership traits, which are put to use when the need arises. When Mitsuki’s news of fleeing from the village was heard, and it was believed that Mitsuki was a traitor, Sarada stepped up and strictly ordered to follow her commands and stay put.

Her loyalty and care are directed towards her close friends and family. It is representative of her tertiary introverted feeling function.

  • Death The Kid from Soul Eater

Kid gives extreme attention to aesthetics and details. He loves structure and order and finds it difficult to focus in a disorganized environment. He is extremely detail-oriented and is a keen observer. He is a cautious warrior, loyal, and perfectionist. He religiously follows the plans of DWMA even when he was suspicious that they were involved in shady work. He also takes on the responsibilities of a Shinigami.

Kid is highly dutiful and speaks straightforwardly. He has good leadership qualities and is revered by Patty and Liz and other friends who regard his judgment and opinions. This highlights his extroverted thinking.

Kid has high personal morals and is also protective of his friends. Kid is not so expressive and may come off as emotionally cold. He can be open-minded in some situations. This represents his extroverted intuition.

  • Nobuchika Ginoza from Psycho Pass

He is not so well-balanced and is an inflexible stickler. He acts like a stuck-up character in season one of the anime Psycho-Pass. he loosens as the seasons progressed. Eventually, he becomes a good guy.

  • Rossiu from Gurren Lagann

Rossiu is a notorious ISTJ anime character from Gurren Lagann. His main fault is that he prefers reality and facts too much that he fails to see the new possibilities. In fact, he pulls the new ideas down the drain because he considers them as overly idealistic or otherwise dangerous.

  • Yui from Yuru Yuri

Yui is the supervisor of Kyoko, a loud and enthusiastic girl who often gets in trouble because she messes with others so often. Yui is a responsible person although she is only fourteen years old. She is independent and lives alone in her own apartment. Yui is relatively laid back for an ISTJ anime character, but she strives everyone on the team to behave sensibly and responsibly.

  • Boa Hancock from One Piece

She is cold, skeptical, controlling, and demanding. She speaks her mind fiercely, no matter how grave the situation is and whoever is threatening her. She shows her extraverted thinking function by standing up boldly to the Navy. 

She is deeply affected by her past and is unable to move past it. She likes to be prepared and is very specific, observant, and is a meticulous planner.

Fi inferior trait is tough to differentiate from the dominant one. She is not expressive of her emotions, failing to show any affection to anyone. She also lacks any strongly stated values. 

  • Balsa from Seirei no Moribito

Balsa is true bad-ass ISTJ anime character. She is a spear-wielding fighter and is extremely talented. She is highly dutiful and protects the young prince Chagum as the guardian and taught him to survive.

  • Saber/Arturia Pendragon from Fate/Zero

Saber is typically regarded as an idealist, but is in fact, more of a perfectionist. Fate/Zero is preachy about nihilism and the chivalrous and righteous warrior; Saber is not always regarded in the favored light. However, she had been the king who led her people with strength and fairness.


The blog described 11 ISTJ anime characters. It also discussed the characteristics of the respective ISTJ personality traits.

ISTJ or logisticians are Introverted, Observant, Thinking, and Judging personality traits. They are reserved with a rational and logical outlook on life. They make up 13 % of the population. They are characterized by their features of integrity, realistic logic, and extreme dedication towards duty. They value rules and standards and are usually found their place in law offices, regulatory authorities. They don’t hold their energy and time performing all the tasks with patience and accuracy.

They are direct and honest; they don’t believe in emotional manipulation, mind games and focus on simple and plain honesty. ISTJs are strong-willed and determined people; they always have their eyes on the goals. ISTJs are also calm and practical. ISTJs are a jack of all trades and are reasonably good at everything they set to do. 

ISTJs can be judgmental and too strict with their rules. They often have a weakness of blaming themselves unreasonably.

Do you agree or disagree with our list of ISTJ Anime characters? Do you have any suggestions for the character? Feel free to let us know in the comments below.

Frequently Asked Questions on ISTJ Anime Characters

What anime characters are ISTJ?

Mikasa Ackerman from Attack on Titan
Riza Hawkeye from Fullmetal Alchemist
Neji Hyuga from Naruto Shippuden
Sarada Uchiha from Naruto Shuppuden
Death The Kid from Soul Eater
Nobuchika Ginoza from Psycho Pass
Rossiu from Gurren Lagann
Yui from Yuru Yuri
Boa from One Piece
Balsa from Seirei no Moribito
Saber/Arturia Pendragon from fate/Zero

Who should ISTJ marry?

ISTJs natural partners are ESFPs or the ESTPs. ISTJs dominant function of Introverted Sensing is best coupled with a partner with a dominant function of Extraverted Sensing. However, two well-established individuals of any type can enjoy a healthy relationship.

What are ISTJs attracted to?

ISTJs are attracted to people who are intelligent and capable. They are drawn to people with a strong sense of independence and are sure of what they want from life. Confidence and independence are desirable qualities for ISTJs.

Do ISTJ fall in love easily?

Yes, ISTJs fall in love easily, but only with persons, they have known for a long time. They need to build trust over time and be certain that you are consistent. 

Is ISTJ romantic?

ISTJs may not be romantic in the emotional sense, but they have their unique individual type of romance. They are usually romantic by taking care of the people they love and being the ones they can always rely on.

How do ISTJs flirt?

ISTJs flirt with more depth and thoughtfulness than is only visible. ISTJs are fond of creating pleasant ambiance in their space to reach their partner’s sensory needs. ISTJs meet their love interest’s functional needs, get physically close with them, and willing to make sacrifices for them.


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