Ever since I started my personality series on this blog, friends have asked me to type the Star Wars characters. I always promised I would oblige “some day” … and lo and behold, today is that day!
In fact, let’s pause and refresh those House definitions. It’s been a hot minute since I did a personality post, and some of my Star Wars sortings may be controversial (lol), so it’s a good idea to review our terms before we dive in.
According to the Sorting Hat Chats system, your Primary House is your motivation, why you do things. Your Secondary House is your methods and strategies, how you get things done.
Gryffindor Primary: follows their heart and their instincts, needs a Cause to believe in
Ravenclaw Primary: constructs a system of ideals to “make the world make sense”
Hufflepuff Primary: follows their sense of fairness, justice, and community loyalty, because “all people matter”
Slytherin Primary: driven by personal loyalty and close relationships, rather than an ideal, a Cause, or a sense of community
Gryffindor Secondary: charges ahead with the most direct solution, prefers to be blunt and honest
Ravenclaw Secondary: relies on planning, strategizing, knowledge-gathering, and tool-building
Hufflepuff Secondary: works hard and builds a support network of friends and allies
Slytherin Secondary: adapts and shapeshifts to fit each new situation, may manipulate behind the scenes
Now we’ve got our definitions out of the way, it’s time for some Star Wars typings!
Luke Skywalker: ISFP 9w1 Ravenclaw/Hufflepuff
Luke is a sensitive kid who feels things deeply, but isn’t inclined to big emotional displays. He prefers instead to brood in private (Fi). He longs for adventure, and seems comfortable jumping into dangerous situations and learning new skills on the fly (Se). His quick physical instincts make him a great pilot.
As an Enneagram Nine, Luke can be withdrawn and passive. He stays on his uncle’s farm for years even though he hates it there. After pushing Ben Solo to the Dark Side, Luke hides in the wilderness rather than face his own mistakes. He doesn’t go on fun adventures and try to forget the way a Seven would; he just … broods. Luke’s 1 wing can be strongly moralistic and even puritanical. He fears the presence of “evil,” and contemplates murdering Ben Solo when he realizes Ben is drifting to the Dark.
Luke is a Ravenclaw Primary, drawn to the firm, fixed rules of the Jedi. He devotes his life to rebuilding the Order, because he genuinely believes the galaxy needs their knowledge and their ideals. As a Hufflepuff Secondary, Luke is hard-working, friendly, and eager to find new allies, even when those allies are smugglers of questionable morals accompanied by giant Wookies. 😛
Leia Organa: ESTJ 8w7 Gryffindor/Gryffindor
Leia wants to get things done as efficiently as possible, with no excuses (Te). She’s grounded and realistic, and has no use for hare-brained schemes which haven’t been tested (Si). She trusts in experience, authority, and the chain of command, and wants Poe Dameron to learn to do the same.
Leia is a classic Enneagram Eight who takes immediate command of any situation she steps into. She has a big voice and a big personality, and she’s not afraid to use them. She has little use for persuasion or niceties, preferring to rely on force and intimidation. Her 7 wing is drawn by Han’s adventurous nature … until her ESTJ need to “build something” clashes with his endless wandering.
Leia is a Gryffindor Primary who believes passionately in her chosen Cause, the liberation of the galaxy. Even when her son and her husband abandon her, Leia keeps on serving her Cause. While Leia borrows some of the tactics of the Slytherin Secondary when she lies and schemes to evade Darth Vader, she’s happiest when she can just pick up a blaster and start yelling at people. That’s pure Gryffindor Secondary.
Han Solo: ESTP 7w8 Slytherin/Slytherin
Han is impulsive, physical, and easily bored. He seizes the opportunities available in his environment and adapts to fit changing circumstances (Se). He has a logical, detached mind which remains unimpressed by Luke and Obi-Wan’s idealism (Ti). He wants to be liked, but has trouble connecting to others (low Fe).
Like many Sevens, Han is a restless wanderer who can’t stand being tied down. His response to negative emotions and hard, messy situations is simply to run away. After his son Ben turns to the Dark Side, Han abandons Leia and roams the galaxy, trying to forget. Han’s 8 wing can be brash and forceful, ready to grab whatever he wants.
Han is a Slytherin Primary. He is motivated by personal ties, rather than a Cause or an ideal. He helps Luke because Luke is his friend, not because he believes in the Jedi or the Force or any of that mumbo-jumbo. xD Han is a Slytherin Secondary, too, just as ready to fool and trick his enemies as fight them. (Characters with Se and Fe in their MBTI stack are often Slytherin Secondaries, because adapting and wearing a mask comes naturally to them.)
Obi-Wan Kenobi: INFJ 6w5 Ravenclaw/Hufflepuff
Obi-Wan is prone to strange intuitions, such as just “knowing” that young Anakin is dangerous. After the fall of the Jedi, he focuses on a singular goal, pinning all his hopes on Luke Skywalker and waiting nineteen years for him to grow up (Ni). Obi-Wan is unfailingly courteous and concerned with social harmony (Fe).
Despite his misgivings about Anakin, Obi-Wan trains him anyway, out of loyalty for his dead mentor, Qui-Gon. He is a loyal Enneagram Six with a strong sense of duty. He’s cautious and sometimes fearful, and his 5 wing isn’t happy in intense situations (“Flying is for droids!”)
Obi-Wan is a Ravenclaw Primary, a true believer in the Jedi Way. He’s a Hufflepuff Secondary, polite, pleasant, loyal to his friends, and ready to welcome new allies.
Anakin Skywalker: ESFP cp6w7 Slytherin/Gryffindor
Anakin has relied on his physical abilities since he was a young boy, but he’s hampered by his reckless nature and poor foresight (Se). He’s at the mercy of strong, sweeping emotions, and forgets to take others’ feelings into account (Fi).
Anakin is a very counterphobic Six: paranoid, suspicious, lashing out in all directions, and essentially driven by fear. His 7 wing longs for adventure, and is reluctant to consider the negative consequences of his actions.
Anakin is an unhealthy Slytherin Primary. The Jedi Way never mattered to him, and the Cause never mattered to him, and the needs of humanity in general never mattered to him–but Padme? Padme is his whole world.
until he, y’know, kills her in a violent rage, so yay Meanwhile, Anakin’s Gryffindor Secondary never listens to advice or caution, preferring to charge in and start stabbing.
Padme Amidala: ISFJ 2w1 Hufflepuff/Hufflepuff
Padme is much more realistic and conscientious than Anakin. She cares “how things are done” (Si) and “what people will think” (Fe).
Like all Enneagram Twos, Padme feels called to help others. She thrives in public service as a Queen and a senator. Padme has a deep need for love and affection. Unfortunately, this need overrides her more sensible side and drives her to pursue a doomed relationship with a volatile young Jedi. Her 1 wing is duty-bound, principled, and shocked by Anakin’s violent excesses.
Padme is your standard Double Hufflepuff, concerned for the community welfare and working hard to make life better for everyone. She’s a genuinely nice person, and I think we can all agree she deserved a happier ending.
Rey: ISFP 9w8 Hufflepuff/Gryffindor
Rey is driven by her inner moral instincts, which are different from the social norms of her community (Fi). Other people on Jakku sell droids for scrap money. Rey insists that droids have feelings and rights. Rey never hesitates to jump into a fight, preferring to strike first and ask questions later (Se).
Like Luke Skywalker, Rey is Enneagram Nine. She spends fifteen years on Jakku just … waiting … for her parents, waiting for something to happen, even though she could’ve left at any time. She shies away from active leadership roles, leaving the bossing to Poe and Leia. She is content with silence and solitude, choosing to travel alone after the war ends. But Rey’s 8 wing gives her an aggressive edge. When BB-8 accuses Finn of stealing, Rey immediately gets in his face and knocks him down.
Rey is a classic Hufflepuff Primary, compassionate to all people and all creatures … even, ultimately, to her greatest enemy. She’s a Gryffindor Secondary who tends to punch her way out of a jam.
Ben Solo / Kylo Ren: INFP 4w3 Ravenclaw/Gryffindor
Ben Solo lets his emotions drive him, no matter how negative, angry, or destructive (Fi). He’s impulsive and curious, often changing plans on the fly based on new information (Ne). He’s wrapped up in his own subjective memories of “how people treated me,” and allows those memories to fuel his resentment (low Si).
Ben is an Enneagram Four who bases his identity on his trauma and pain, and stubbornly refuses to grow past it. The whole galaxy must suffer to make up for his suffering. His 3 wing thrives on drama and, quite literally, “wears a mask” to seem more impressive.
Ben is a Ravenclaw who clings to an ideological system in which Darth Vader was objectively “right” and his parents were objectively “wrong.” When Ben struggles with doubt, he appeals to an external source–Vader’s spirit–and asks Vader to take away his doubts, instead of following his own instincts the way a Gryffindor would. Ben mirrors Anakin’s violent Gryffindor Secondary, smashing any obstacle which stands in his way.
Finn: ENFP 6w7 Slytherin/Slytherin
Finn is very adaptable, comfortable with “winging it” and thinking his way out of problems. He has a hopeful optimism that sees the potential for change (Ne). His inner moral compass is strong enough to override his Storm Trooper training and protect Poe (Fi).
As an Enneagram Six, Finn is suspicious and often anxious, looking for allies he can trust. He abandons one team (the First Order) and immediately joins another (Poe, Rey, and BB-8). His 7 wing is enthusiastic and ready for fun.
Finn is a Slytherin Primary who bonds with individuals (like Rey) much more easily than he adopts causes. After all, he was ready to abandon the Resistance and ride off into the sunset with Rey until Rose stopped him. Finn’s Slytherin Secondary often turns to lying, bluffing, and fast-talking to get what he wants.
Poe Dameron: ESTP 8w7 Gryffindor/Gryffindor
Poe is brimming with energy. He’s hands-on and often reckless (Se). Poe is fairly logical and willing to ask questions (Ti). He’s warm and genuinely caring, but may explode with temper at inopportune moments (low Fe).
Poe is Enneagram Eight through and through, aggressive, bull-headed, and impossible to intimidate. He laughs in Kylo Ren’s face during torture, and even attempts a mutiny against his own commanding officer. His 7 wing loves a good time and is easily carried away by excitement.
Like his mentor Leia, Poe is Gryffindor Primary, a true believer in the Cause. He’s Gryffindor Secondary, too: “Permission to jump in an X-wing and blow something up?”
Rose Tico: ESFJ 1w2 Gryffindor/Gryffindor
Rose is a caring person who thrives in a community of like-minded people (Fe). She can also make sweeping, harsh emotional judgments. Rose is more realistic and detail-oriented than Finn, and the stories of past heroes of the Resistance make a big impression on her (Si).
As an Enneagram One, Rose has strong views on right and wrong. She’s outraged by Finn’s selfish plan to abandon the Resistance. Rose’s 2 wing wants to be needed and to serve others. Immediately after her sister’s death, she throws herself into a mission to help the rebels.
Rose, of course, is Gryffindor Primary. She’s devoted to the Cause, even when the Cause costs her sister’s life. She’s Gryffindor Secondary, too, and thinks nothing of shooting Finn to stop his escape.
Jyn Erso: ESFP 7w8 Slytherin/Gryffindor
Jyn is an opportunist who seizes any available tool in her physical environment (Se). She’s driven by strong, passionate emotions, but feels no real need to share them with others (Fi).
Jyn is Enneagram Seven. She spends years running from the pain of her parents’ deaths, throwing herself into new, exciting adventures and daring criminal escapes. Her 8 wing is fierce, aggressive, and will fight you in a parking lot. Any parking lot. 😛
Jyn is a Slytherin Primary, since she’s consistently motivated by avenging her parents and bringing meaning to their sacrifice. Before the Rebellion became personal for her, Jyn wanted no part in it. Her Gryffindor Secondary will (again) fight you in a parking lot.
Cassian Andor: ISTP 6w5 Burnt Hufflepuff/Hufflepuff
Cassian is quietly logical, analyzing every situation for the best chance of survival (Ti). He’s hands-on, physical, and good at adapting to shifting circumstances (Se). He longs for community and connection, but presents as aloof and detached (inferior Fe).
Cassian is a cautious Enneagram Six: looking for allies, yet holding them at arms’ length once he gets them. His 5 wing makes him a little cold and withdrawn, rather than fun-loving or enthusiastic (6w7).
Cassian is a great example of a Burnt Hufflepuff. He starts the movie as a ruthless spy, but we sense immediately it’s a forced, unnatural role for him. Cassian doesn’t want to be ruthless. He wants friends. He wants a family. He wants teammates he can look out for. He’s a Hufflepuff Secondary, too. “I’ve been in this fight since I was six years old!” Cassian is loyal, dedicated, willing to put in the work–and hurt when Jyn doesn’t immediately respect him for it.
Mando / Din Djarin: ISTJ 1w9 Ravenclaw/Hufflepuff
Mando relies on years of accumulated skills to solve problems. He’s deeply invested in the traditions and rituals of his culture (Si). He’s blunt, pragmatic, and focused on doing the job and getting paid (Te). He develops a strong emotional connection to the Child, but doesn’t voice his feelings (low Fi).
As an Enneagram One, Mando has a black-and-white sense of right and wrong. He thinks nothing of threatening to kill perfect strangers when he suspects they’ve violated the Mandalorian Code. Other than that, though, his 9 wing has a very “mind my business” attitude. He often refuses to get involved in fights which he feels would be a waste of energy.
Mando is a Ravenclaw Primary, as devoted to his Code as Luke or Obi-Wan could ever be to the Jedi Way. Despite his attachment to Baby Yoda, he gives him up at the end of Season Two without a second thought, because … the Code says so. Mando is Hufflepuff Secondary, keeping a running list of friends and acquaintances he can leverage for assistance whenever he’s in trouble.
(This is why the ending of Season Two frustrated me so deeply: I wanted a Slytherin Mando who says, “no way, that’s my KID,” not a Ravenclaw Mando who says, “ehhh … rules are rules.” I respect the creators’ right to develop the character as they see fit–but I also respect my own right not to watch. 😉 )
Did you enjoy my Star Wars personality typings?
Do you agree? Disagree?