The Beatles' Personality Types Based on the MBTI (Myers Briggs Type Indicator)

Hey guys & girls, I've been wanting to create something like this for a while... If you want to see, read on...

So I like knowing about personalities, so I've devised the type of personalities the Beatles have using the MBTI.

Scroll down to the way bottom to see what any of these letters/words mean.


John - IN/STP (Introverted, INtuitive/Sensing, Feeling/Thinking, Perceiving) The Thinker/The Mechanic/The Idealist

Paul - INFP (Introverted, INtuitive, Feeling, Perceiving) The Idealist

George - INFP (Introverted, INtuitive, Feeling, Thinking, Perceiving) The Idealist The Thinker

Ringo - ISTJ (Introverted, Sensing, Thinking, Judging) The Duty Fulfiller


In my calculations, John, Paul, George, and Ringo are introverts.

This means they re-energize in solitude. They get their energy within themselves.


John has high intuition. He even sang a song about it! His intuition meant that he went with his gut feeling. He thought about things based upon how he felt & thought.

His T - his "thoughts" "thinking" side takes over. John was a known intellectual. He talked about the world. He talked about revolutionary things. Things that ordinary citizens can only dream of.

I added the "sensing" part because he sensed things. Not only did he use his gut feeling, but he saw the world so clearly.

P - Perceiving means he lets things "sink in". For example, he liked watching television. He let things happen naturally without doing much about it. You could see this in his unkempt looks and how he let Yoko go with him frumpy looking. He was also an artist.


Paul. It's difficult to see Paul has introverted or extroverted, because he's the Beatle you always see screaming and looked like he enjoyed being a Beatle. I decided to label him introverted because he lived on a farm with Linda in Scotland -- away from people. Paul deciding to be with Linda, who was an introvert also applies that he's an introvert that creates his stage persona in shows and concerts. When Paul married Heather, troubles arose. Heather was going here, there, and everywhere, going crazy promoting her charity and what not. Paul needed someone to stay at home and cook him dinner, and be his wife. Paul married Nancy again, who is another introvert, in my best guess. Paul could also be labeled as ambivalent because it's hard to see Paul being alone. He needs accompaniment. This is why he needed to remarry after Linda passed away.

Intuition. Paul is intuitive. Feelings conveyed in his songs like Yesterday, and all the corny & silly love songs could only be written by someone with an intuitive side. He goes with his gut feeling, and thus uses his heart to say these words of love, loved by other intuitive romantics out there. Paul did not sing about hardcore issues like John did.

Feeling. Paul is a feeler. His love songs equals feelings. Paul is quite the romantic, a poet type. He's an artist that uses words as his paint.

Perceiving. Paul is a perceiver. He lets things happen, and views things as they come and go. In music, he finds and discovers what a song is going to be like, and his judgment takes over.


George was introverted. He loved being around a small group of people, rather than being at a party.

Intuitive. George had high intuition, as well. His search for his spirituality was led because he was looking for what made him complete inside.

George was a feeler. He felt things. He said and did things based upon on how he felt about them.

The above, although correct -- I have now changed my mind! George was a thinker.  A critical one at that. Who would write songs that criticized feelings and told their lover off? Don't Bother Me, Think For Yourself, I Want To Tell You, etc.

George was a perceiver. He let things happen and didn't need to judge or boss anyone around.


Ringo is an introvert, believe it or not. He does not like to party, nor does he like a lot of people. His decision not to receive any more fanmail is an indication of this. Even if it was harmless mail from his fans, his introverted side wanted none of that.

Ringo is probably a sensor. He senses things. He was the first to quit The Beatles. Ringo was the first to leave India because of the food. He uses his outward senses to decide on things.

Ringo is a feeler. Ringo never made any serious controversy, and he just goes do what he feels like. He uses his feelings even though he tries to hide it with his tough guy image behind his shades.

Ringo uses his judgment. He wants concrete statements and produces them. If he wants something done, he will do something about it. This is also procured? with his drumming skills.


Okay I'm getting tired now, but you get the idea.

In no way is this professional given to, and I'm no psychology major, but I think I know enough about their personalities to guess which "type" they are. What do you think?

For those of you not familiar with this type, here is a quick review.

Extroversion (E) ---------------------- Introversion (I)

Sensing (S) --------------------- Intuition (N)

Thinking (T) -------------------- Feeling (F)

Judging (J) ----------------------- Perceiving (P)

People's personalities fall into each of these on a spectrum, and it's possible that people's personality change or develop overtime.


Here is a bonus for you readers out there who are interested in Beatles' humor!

John - Witty / Satire / Wisecrack .... John was beyond the most laughable Beatle. He could make anything seem funny, even if it isn't.

Paul - Joke / Anecdote .... Paul, a great storyteller, tells jokes and anecdotes to make things funny.

George - Dry / Understatement .... George had a dry sense of humor and made understatements of The Beatles.

Ringo - Joke / Subtle .... Ringo the funny (looking) Beatle has a cool, soft sense of humor. Mildly thought out.

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