Personality tests like the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) have become increasingly popular in recent years as people attempt to better understand themselves, their thoughts, and their actions. And while there’s not an exact science to pinpointing someone’s personality, many individuals are fascinated by the process. Personality tests even slip into pop culture territory as different fandoms debate the MBTI of their favorite characters. So, let’s look at Gilmore Girls — the Gilmore family is clearly made up of different personalities, but what would the Myers-Briggs test have to say?
Richard Gilmore: ISTJ
Out of the 16 MBTI types, Richard Gilmore (Edward Herrmann) seems to exhibit traits of an ISTJ the most. According to the Myers & Briggs Foundation, an ISTJ is “quiet, serious, practical, matter-of-fact, and responsible.” They’re very focused and driven and like everything in their life to be as organized as possible. Additionally, an ISTJ values “traditions and loyalty.”