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Star Trek: The Myers-Briggs® Personalities Of Captain Janeway & The Voyager Crew

The crew of Star Trek: Voyager is diverse and talented, but what would their MBTIs be?

Star Trek: The Myers-Briggs® Personalities Of Captain Janeway & The Voyager Crew
Star Trek: The Myers-Briggs® Personalities Of Captain Janeway & The Voyager Crew

Facing uncertainty and death at every turn, the crew struggled to survive and thrive in a completely foreign region of space stocked with terrifying enemies, including the Borg Collective. It would take each of their established Myers-Briggs® personality types to coalesce into a diverse and talented crew capable of out-thinking the worst of situations. Here’s a breakdown of those personality types.

Captain Kathryn Janeway – ENFP (The Champion)

Star Trek: The Myers-Briggs® Personalities Of Captain Janeway & The Voyager Crew
Star Trek: The Myers-Briggs® Personalities Of Captain Janeway & The Voyager Crew

Captain Janeway is an excellent leader and motivator, but these qualities spring more from the ENFP personality type, which is big on open-mindedness. This is especially important given Voyager’s unfortunate plight of being stuck in the Delta Quadrant, a situation that demands out-of-box thinking at all times.

Janeway’s ability to inspire and motivate people to come up with new solutions to problems is second only to her warm compassion and affection for them. She’s an excellent communicator with an artistic soul – all traits of a bonafide ENFP.

Commander Chakotay – ENTJ (The Commander)

Star Trek: The Myers-Briggs® Personalities Of Captain Janeway & The Voyager Crew
Star Trek: The Myers-Briggs® Personalities Of Captain Janeway & The Voyager Crew

Chakotay may have started out as a Maquis renegade, but his adoption of Starfleet protocols in the wake of Voyager being flung into the Delta Quadrant proved to be highly effective. Chakotay is a definite ENTJ with a commander’s presence, poise and calculative sense. He strives to inspire his team through motivational leadership in order to maintain efficiency across the ship.

While a passionate soul, Chakotay is far more analytical than he first appears, often relying on his gut instinct and common sense approach to problems. This natural inclination towards trusting his instincts and applying them to his leadership style was most apparent during their uneasy truce with the Borg against Species 8472.

Lieutenant B’Elanna Torres – INTJ (The Mastermind)

Star Trek: The Myers-Briggs® Personalities Of Captain Janeway & The Voyager Crew
Star Trek: The Myers-Briggs® Personalities Of Captain Janeway & The Voyager Crew

INTJ Mastermind personalities tend to avoid large-scale drama and deep emotions from others, but B’Elanna’s half-Klingon heritage made this quite a challenge. When calm and collected, she is every bit the analytical problem-solver that an INTJ is known for. Her drive to improve upon the norm is never-ending.

Most INTJs like B’Elanna are also deeply focused on internalized thoughts, and they prefer to share these with those they feel close with. Her relationship with Tom Paris, while sometimes combative, is a sign of her choosiness, and her desire to explore deep subjects in the company of an intellectually stimulating partner.

Lieutenant Tom Paris – ESFP (The Performer)

Star Trek: The Myers-Briggs® Personalities Of Captain Janeway & The Voyager Crew
Star Trek: The Myers-Briggs® Personalities Of Captain Janeway & The Voyager Crew

Tom Paris was notorious for having severe discipline problems and a lack of respect for authority, but he managed to put all those aside in order to let his ESFP traits out of the bag. At heart, Paris is warm, friendly and positive. He likes when people get along, but he isn’t adverse to poking fun at them in a good-natured way.

His sense of humor is also in line with ESFP types, as is his love of attention and playful good times. During downtime, he’s more than happy to engage in some child-like escapism with his Captain Proton holodeck programs, and those who want to tag along are more than welcome.

Neelix – ESFJ (The Provider)

Star Trek: The Myers-Briggs® Personalities Of Captain Janeway & The Voyager Crew
Star Trek: The Myers-Briggs® Personalities Of Captain Janeway & The Voyager Crew

Neelix is widely considered the most friendly and understanding crew member on Voyager, and his love for people is reflected heavily when he demonstrates his ESFJ traits. Highly sensitive to people’s feelings, Neelix will set aside his own time to cheer people up and make them smile. He also prefers a harmonious and positive spirit among the crew members, and does his best to maintain morale on a ship so far from home.

ESFJs are big on family, and Neelix views the Voyager crew as his own. He ingratiated himself very easily into the structure of the ship, and made it a top priority to help people with burdens great and small, regardless of the cost to himself.

The Doctor – INFP (The Healer)

Star Trek: The Myers-Briggs® Personalities Of Captain Janeway & The Voyager Crew
Star Trek: The Myers-Briggs® Personalities Of Captain Janeway & The Voyager Crew

The holographic Doctor began his “life” as nothing more than a programmed replacement for Voyager’s medical staff, but Captain Janeway allowed him to grow and flesh out his own personality as a valued, autonomous member of the crew. He quickly began displaying heavy INFP traits, which is no surprise given his occupation.

Though sometimes arrogant and neurotic, the Doctor cared immensely about the sanctity and value of life, either human or otherwise. He sought to help others with their problems, often acting as a counselor in addition to a physician. When he gained the ability to leave sick bay thanks to his mobile emitter, he began expressing these traits even stronger, becoming a healer in every respect.

Lieutenant Tuvok – INTP (The Architect)

Star Trek: The Myers-Briggs® Personalities Of Captain Janeway & The Voyager Crew
Star Trek: The Myers-Briggs® Personalities Of Captain Janeway & The Voyager Crew

Most Vulcans are INTPs by default, given their dedication to logic over emotion. Tuvok is no exception, and his dedication to logical theory, design and the complexity of things made him a highly valued crew member with a lot to offer.

Tuvok’s seemingly cold demeanor meant that he was detached from the majority of the crew – even those he viewed as close compatriots. He was an inward thinker absorbed in his own thoughts who helped explore the boundaries of perception with people such as Kes, especially when she began developing her fantastic powers.

Ensign Harry Kim – ENTP (The Visionary)

Star Trek: The Myers-Briggs® Personalities Of Captain Janeway & The Voyager Crew
Star Trek: The Myers-Briggs® Personalities Of Captain Janeway & The Voyager Crew

While young, inexperienced and lacking in self confidence, Harry Kim was an idealist who displayed ENTP personality traits quite often. His youthful curiosity and clever mind helped Voyager on countless occasions, while his playful banter and non-judgmental personality helped him fit in with everyone.

Kim was also highly dedicated to his position, and he took very seriously the prospect of impressing Captain Janeway. He also displayed the ENTP’s tendency to express frustration with those who hold back the group collective.

Seven of Nine – ISTJ (The Inspector)

Star Trek: The Myers-Briggs® Personalities Of Captain Janeway & The Voyager Crew
Star Trek: The Myers-Briggs® Personalities Of Captain Janeway & The Voyager Crew

As a former Borg, Seven of Nine was raised on this principles of order, structure and organization within a preset of systems. When she was disconnected from the Hive Mind, she never lost these traits, even as her human side began to reassert itself within the absence of the Collective.

ISTJs know where they fit on the ladder, and will do their utmost to make sure that position is done to the best of their ability at all times. Maintaining order and standards are trademarks of an ISTJ, as is their penchant for being introverted thinkers.

Kes – INFJ (The Healer)

Star Trek: The Myers-Briggs® Personalities Of Captain Janeway & The Voyager Crew
Star Trek: The Myers-Briggs® Personalities Of Captain Janeway & The Voyager Crew

Kes was a member of an alien race with a drastically reduced lifespan in comparison to humans. That meant she had to grow up fast, and that led to her displaying a maturity far beyond her perceived appearance. She was a definite INFJ who saw not just the potential in herself, but those around her, and she actively sought to help people achieve it.

Her powers allowed her some telepathic abilities which might have helped her become more empathic and sensitive. It may also have helped her correctly read people at first glance – another trait of an INFJ. She was also deeply private, preferring to share her secrets and most intimate feelings with a select few, which is typical of INFJs. In the end, her compassion would not only save Voyager, but greatly reduce the amount of time it would have taken to get home.

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