INTJs Villains In TV Shows: Why They’re So Fascinating

The evil genius

3 min readAug 19, 2022


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Firstly, INTJ villains exhibit certain traits like intellect, self-centeredness, and Machiavellianism. In order to achieve their desired goals, they make rational and strategical decisions. They usually focus on the long-term outcomes and the “bigger picture”. Thus, they are not distracted by the small issues because those things do not matter to them.

These specific traits make the INTJ villains a bit intriguing in the tv shows and movies. My top selected INTJ villains are:

Elijah Mikaelson (The Vampire Diaries & The Originals)

Just like a typical INTJ, Elijah is rational and calculative. He is more meticulous, calm, and in control compared to his other siblings. He constantly plans one step ahead and always has a strategy for every situation. Another interesting trait, he prefers to operate things discreetly and this gives him the upper hand in terms of controlling the circumstances according to his way.

He also has a notable qualities such as loyalty towards his family even after they repeatedly wronged him. Because of his devotion to his family, he would do anything to protect them even capable making personal sacrifices. Apart from all of these, Elijah has a subtle charm and a strong ability to pursue others. Because of his power of persuasion he can make people do things in his way.

Maleficent (Maleficent)

Maleficent is another noteworthy INTJ villain. Just like the other INTJ villains, she focuses on the bigger picture and long-term outcomes. This could be seen when she decided to wait until Aurora had reached the age of 16. She is always planning one step ahead and never quits. This is why she made revenge plans even after Aurora had vanquished her.

Just like a typical INTJ she also has a keen intellect and is an excellent strategist. All of these make her a perfect embodiment of an INTJ villain.

Peter Baelish, AKA Littlefinger (Game of Thrones)

Peter Baelish can be considered an unbalanced INTJ. His plans are carefully thought out in advance along with hidden agendas. He is a classic con…



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