[MBTI Spotlight of the Day: Valentine’s Day Edition] Kimi No Na Wa – INTJ x INFP

!SPOILER ALERT!

Since it’s Valentine’s Day, we present to you a short MBTI analysis of one of the hottest couples in anime: TAKI AND MITSUHA FROM KIMI NO NA WA (YOUR NAME).

Taki Tachibana

An INTJ, Taki has always had a singular vision: to become an architect (Ni). He’s always been very ambitious when it comes to attaining his goals, making a good use of his Te along the way. Of course, until meeting (and later, losing) Mitsuha triggers his developing Fi in the process. He begins to develop a sense of attachment towards Mitsuha (he even tries to make her life better using his Te), leading him into a prolonged state of Se grip when she “disappears” (impulsively going on a trip to look for Itomori even though 1) he doesn’t know where it is and what the town is called 2) the only clue he has is a drawing of the town 3) he’s never even met Mitsuha before) and later a Ni-Fi loop when he finds out that the girl he’s been switching bodies with is no more, yet still decides to look for her due to his lack of Te at this point of the movie. Moving on from there, Taki, using his Ni, suddenly realises that there’s still a way that he can save Mitsuha from dying – and he utilises his Te and Se to formulate a rescue plan (which succeeds in the end), and his Te to effectively lead Mitsuha’s friends in executing his plan. Yet, his inferior Se doesn’t seem to stop there. It shows up again at the end of the movie, where it is shown that the low demand for architects in Tokyo makes it unrealistic for Taki to pursue his dream. Nevertheless, Taki is still one of the few examples of a healthy INTJ in fiction, no matter how unrealistic or absurd he gets in the movie.


Mitsuha Miyamizu

As an INFP, the most noticeable thing about Mitsuha is her Fi-Si loop. She makes it clear that she dislikes Itomori and its strict traditions by shouting “I HATE THIS TOWN!” several times during the course of the movie. At first, she shows strict adherence to tradition and avoids confrontation, making her appear to be an ISFJ at a glance. However, an ISFJ would not hold any resentment to upholding tradition and social expectations. Mitsuha is not content in Itomori because she feels that the town is holding herself back yet she does not dare to break its traditions, thus leading her auxiliary Ne to act out and dream of a life in Tokyo. 1) Mitsuha has never lived in Tokyo, nor 2) does she have any tangible idea on what she plans on doing once she arrives in Tokyo. It further emphasizes that her aspirations to live in Tokyo is simply the manifestation of the much neglected Ne.

Her inferior Te is underdeveloped. She is incapable of standing up for herself, allowing herself to be pushed around by her father and her class mates. Her confrontation with her father over the news that Itomori might be hit by the meteor goes poorly because she is not able to stand her ground and articulate herself well. Likewise, had she developed Te, she would not be as unhappy as she is, because it is her inability to reach out for what she wants that results in the Fi-Si loop. She develops her extroverted auxiliary and inferior function after switching body with Taki, being able to convince her Father to evacuate the town and saving it from destruction.

Though they are not a couple until the very end of the movie, they bear the markings of a healthy relationship. Both are able to establish and respect each other’s boundaries, readily help the other overcome difficulties in their lives and communicate in an earnest manner. Taki teaches Mitsuha to develop her repressed extroverted functions, while Mitsuha prompts Taki to develop his Fi by being setting up a date for him and later his affection for Mitsuha. Though Taki’s impulse to seek for Mitsuha is the result of Se grip – and grips tend to be malicious in nature – it saves Mitsuha and the people of Itomori.

– Admins ENTJ & INTJ

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