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Itachi, Naruto, and Gaara as seen in Naruto (image via Studio Pierrot)

Which Naruto character would you date, based on your MBTI (personality test)?

A large number of Naruto characters fill a range of roles and accomplish a variety of narrative goals. Many Naruto fans get emotionally attached to one of the show's characters and feel as though they can relate to them on some level. This feeling is further fueled as they identify the characters as their Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) counterparts.

This article discusses how each Naruto character falls into one of sixteen distinct personality types, and who you'd be dating based on that. Let us know if you have any other ideas in the comments!


Disclaimer: The article was updated to reflect the power ranking changes that came into effect as the story progressed further.

Which Naruto characters you might have a good romantic relationship with, based on your MBTI type


ENTJs are in for a lazy, romantic relationship with Shikamaru (INTP)

Shikamaru Nara, as seen in the anime Naruto (Image via Studio Pierrot)

Shikamaru's a laid-back partner who'll go along with your plans no matter what they are. But worry not, (with humongous efforts), you'll always be able to get him to go with you, no matter how much he tries to resist!

He's a smart aleck, but when it boils down to all things dating, he's not that imaginative. Aside from Sudoku and other puzzles, he enjoys playing games like Shogi.

ISFPs will go on a rollercoaster of compliments with Rock Lee (ESFJ)

Rock Lee, as seen in Naruto (image via Studio Pierrot)

Lee is a dynamo of exuberance and excitement. He's serious and dedicated, but he will also be madly in love with you. It is a safe assumption that Rock Lee doesn't do anything half-heartedly, so you can be assured that his affection for you will be beyond genuine.


He'll be overjoyed and ecstatic to have you in his life. To him, you'll never be anything other than perfect. Even your shortcomings will make you wonderful to him.

INFJs are sure to prove the world wrong with their love for Orochimaru (ENTP)

Orochimaru smiling (Image via Narutopedia.com)

Orochimaru has seen many battles in his time. In some, he battled each other and even initiated others. Time and death did not have a chance against his knowledge and wisdom. ENTPs may really be wonderful and supportive companions, particularly if they fall in love with someone.

Because every person's personality is so complicated, it's difficult for logical types to be passionate or loving partners, yet they go all out (in their own unique ways) to prove their love for their partners.

ENFJs are going 'heart-on-sleeves' with Gaara (INFP)

Gaara, as seen in Naruto (image via Studio Pierrot)

INFPs like Gaara are typically more sensitive than others understand or expect them to be. They should be allowed to freely communicate their opinions and feelings without fear of being judged.

For the most part, INFPs don't like being criticized, it's a way of life for them. The reassurance factor will also play a major role in this relationship. Love comes hard to INFPs, but when they fall, they fall hard, and well, it hurts.

ISTJs are going all out with Boruto Uzumaki (ESTP)

Boruto Uzumaki as seen in Boruto: Naruto Next Generations (Image via Studio Pierrot)

Boruto's life with his partner is going to be exciting and full of adventures. He'll give you his undying devotion, expose his heart, and share his thoughts with you about anything and everything.

He'll take you to places where you can laugh heartily and have a good time, take you out to fancy dinners, support you when you're down, and all that jazz. Boruto will be dedicated to his sweetheart and faithful to a fault, much like his friends and family.

ISFJs are in for a treat with Ino (ESFP)

Ino Yamanaka (image via Studio Pierrot)

Like Ino, other ESFPs tend to be passionate and flamboyant in their romantic relationships. They have a tendency to be devoted to their partners, spending a lot of time and effort with them. They look for someone who has a positive sense of identity and a clear vision of what they want to achieve in life.

ESFPs thrive on freedom, but long-term planning and discipline are a must for them.

ESFJs are going to have a great time with Choji (ISFP)

Choji Akimichi (image via Pierrot)

If you date an ISFP man like Choji, you can expect him to be more restrained in his displays of affection, but he may still be kind and attentive.

If someone has injured them in the past, it might make them more walled out in future relationships. With an ISFP lover, disagreements and confrontations are rare but open the door to their opinions or comments.

ESTPs will be 100% awe-struck with Sarada (ISTJ)

Will Sarada surpass her father in the series? (Image via Masashi Kishimoto/Ukyo Kodachi, Shueisha, Boruto: Naruto Next Generations)

Sarada is a kind and caring partner. Even if he won't understand why you're angry, she will do everything in her power to make you feel better.

Being in a relationship with Sarada implies that she will acknowledge that you are important to her, even if she will have trouble expressing her feelings. You will be her utmost priority, and she'll make sure you know it.

INTPs are oh-so-lucky to have Tsunade (ENTJ) as their partner

Lady Tsunade (Image via Studio Pierrot)

The ENTJ girlfriend expects a lot from her love partner, but she also expects a lot from herself.

It's easy to portray them as frigid machines, but that's not entirely accurate. If you have an ENTJ partner like Tsunade, you will get so much more out of the relationship than you bargained for.

ENTPs are getting free therapy sessions with Itachi (INFJ)

Itachi Uchiha ( Image via Studio Pierrot)

It is common for INFJs like Itachi to go out of their way to be the one they care about in a relationship. Itachi was quite a talented ninja from his academy days.

INFJ men, such as Itachi, are exceptional life partners because they put the interests of their dear ones above the opinions and expectations of others. Anyone of worth can realize how beautiful it is, even if they don't meet stereotypes or expectations.

ISTPs are in for celebrations with Temari (ESTJ)

Temari and Shikamaru on the day of Naruto's wedding (Image via Pierrot)

When they find true love, ESTJs, like Temari, remain committed to their partner to the end. They will do everything they can to enhance the quality of life for their companions. Their instinct will be to shield and care for the people they love, which may come off as suffocating or oppressive to others around them.

Family and friends are the best places for an ESTJ woman to socialize. If they find someone who values family and traditions as much as they do, they'll want their spouse to accompany them at these get-togethers.

ESTJs, can you guys really turn down Kawaki? (ISTP)

Kawaki as seen in the anime (Image via Studio Pierrot)

ISTPs look for a dynamic, entertaining, and sensory-filled connection. ISTPs are devoted to their partners, yet they need independence and respect from their partners if they don't want to feel suffocated.

ISTPs like Kawaki belong to a reserved personality type that prefers to communicate their feelings via deeds of service.

INFPs can't possibly rein in their laughter with Jiraiya (ENFJ)

Jiraiya (Image via Pierrot)

When an ENFJ is in love, all they want to do is make the other person happy. Having an ENFJ lover like Jiraiya, who is prone to making you feel cared for emotionally and physically, will give you a sense of security and peace even if they aren’t the biggest confessors.

They will really care about your well-being and will do everything in their power to assist in overcoming whatever obstacles you may be facing.

Well, INTJs are in for a lifetime of giddiness with Naruto (ENFP)

Naruto Uzumaki (Image via studio pierrot)

Naruto, like many ENFPs, is acutely aware of both his own and others' feelings. When looking for a loving relationship, most people look for someone who is emotionally intelligent.

Repetitive and predictable pursuits bore the ENFP personality type. The majority of them are looking for a companion with a strong sense of humor and a thirst for new experiences and creative outlets.

When it comes to relationships, ENFPs take their commitments extremely seriously, and they demand the same level of loyalty from their partners.

And well, if you are an ENFP, you just got lucky with Sasuke (INTJ)


INTJs like Sasuke are not traditional romantics, so don't anticipate costly presents and gestures of devotion from your INTJ partner. That doesn't imply that they aren't capable of expressing their feelings in a variety of ways, despite their lack of sensitivity.

INTJs will travel to great lengths to make sure their companions have all they desire and need in life. They also pay attention to the tiniest details, such as birthdays and what their partners enjoy doing.

In summation

It is enjoyable to express and celebrate our relationship with one of the Naruto series characters. It's important to remember that compatibility and connection in real-life relationships go beyond MBTI types, even if the personality traits and characteristics of many anime characters served as the basis for these pairings.

Follow us for more updates on Naruto as the anime returns after more than a decade. The studio is re-releasing four episodes of the anime, which will start running in September 2023 for all fans to watch, in honour of the 20th anniversary of the original anime's debut.

This article was modified on Sunday, August 10 at 12:00 AM.

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