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. To achieve their desired goals, they make rational and strategic 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 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 of making personal sacrifices. Apart from all of these, Elijah has a subtle charm and a strong ability to…




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