Happy Endings is one of those TV shows that has devoted fans but not everyone has seen. Even though it may not be as popular as Friends or Seinfeld, it’s definitely worth checking out because it delivers the same laughs and interesting storylines. Happy Endings follows a group of friends living in Chicago who have to get used to life after Alex (Eliza Cuthbert) leaves Dave (Zachary Knighton) at the aisle on their wedding day.
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The show is known for being zany and unique, and the characters are especially strong. They are each weird in their own way. What are their Myers-Briggs Personality Traits? Let’s look. Here are the MBTI of Happy Endings characters.
8 Francis Williams: ENFP
Sometimes, when a sitcom character’s dad or mom shows up, it’s especially poignant and helps move some character development along. That’s the case here. In the season one episode, “Like Father, Like Gun,” Brad’s dad, Francis Williams, is played by Damon Wayan Jr.’s actual dad, Damon Wayans. Brad is upset that his dad never says that he loves him, and he’s confused that his dad is suddenly only interested in having a good time. Of course, we know that this is because his dad has gotten good news about his health.
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Based on this episode, when it comes to this MBTI, Francis Williams would be an ENFP or “Imaginative Motivator.” This type has a “zest for life” and loves to be around other people. The official description says, “Their partner, peers, family members, and friends will likely see them as versatile and enthusiastic.”
7 Derrick: ESFP
Stephen Guarino plays Derrick on Happy Endings and he’s the “gay husband” that Penny has wanted. At first, the two of them bond so fast it’s like they’ve known each other their entire lives. But after a while, his fun-loving personality seems pretty dark and he’s actually kind of mean to her.
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Derrick’s favorite thing is to yell “DRAMA” at any given moment, so his MBTI has to showcase his dramatic personality. He’s an ESFP or “Enthusiastic Improviser” and sounds just like the description: “People with ESFP preferences tend to be adaptable, friendly, and expressive. They enjoy life and being around people.” He’s outgoing, loves having an active social life, and is cool with meeting new people.
6 Dave Rose: ISFP
Dave is a reliable guy who seems like a really amazing friend. He has a food truck with an amazing food pun — it’s called “Steak Me Home Tonight” — and it’s honestly had to see why Alex doesn’t want to be with him anymore. Sure, we get that she said that things didn’t feel the same anymore, but Alex is a stand-up kind of guy. In most episodes, he’s going on a date or spending the night with a new girl, and viewers hope that he’ll find The One.
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His MBTI is ISFP or “Versatile Supporter.” ISFPs are “sensitive” and “understanding” and “caring.” They’re there for the people who they love and they like to assist when they can. This is totally Dave. The best example? In the season one episode, “Of Mice & Jazz-Kwon-Do,” Dave hangs out at Alex’s apartment and says that he’ll help her find the mouse that has been bugging her.
5 Alex Kerkovich: INTP
Usually, when someone decides not to marry their partner on their actual wedding day, they’re not the most sympathetic character. That’s not the case with Alex. She’s still loveable and charming in her own way. Fans say that she’s ditzy and that’s definitely true, but she does have her own clothing store, which is pretty cool.
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Alex’s MBTI would have to be INFP or “Thoughtful Idealist.” She seems to walk around with this feeling that her life will get better soon… but she just doesn’t know when or how. She’s often in a happy mood, too. INFPs don’t like “routines” and neither does Alex. She breaks up with Dave because she says that things have gotten stale and that she wants more from a relationship.
4 Brad Williams: INTP
Brad and Jane are the married couple of the friend group and they couldn’t be more perfect together. Brad’s a fun-loving guy who enjoys being with his friends and his wife. He seems like he could never have a bad day.
One aspect of Brad’s personality that fans and critics focus on is that Brad can’t do “small talk.” As it turns out, that’s a personality trait of INTPs or “Objective Analyst.” INTPs also don’t like things that make no sense.
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The official description also sounds like Brad: “In extreme circumstances they may tend to feel alienated and upset and prone to hypersensitivity.” Brad’s very sensitive and he needs a lot of support from Jane and his friends.
3 Jane Williams: ESTJ
Eliza Coupe plays Jane perfectly as a super organized woman who never rests for even one second. She has a perfect life and really seems to have everything, from a beautiful apartment to a wonderful marriage to Brad. She loves to host brunch and enjoy the finer things in life.
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Since Jane is the kind of person that we would want to plan our entire life, from a vacation that we want to take to any social plans, her MBTI is ESTJ or “Efficient Organizer.” ESTJs are described as people who “take charge” and are “structured.” The official website notes that if ESTJs are feeling too much, they will be “bossy” which describes Jane as well.
2 Max Blum: ISTJ
Adam Pally brings so much warmth to any role that he plays, and he shines as Max on Happy Endings. Max is kind-hearted and has a pretty hilarious, realistic view of the dating world. While it seems like he would be open to meeting someone, he seems less than thrilled whenever a guy gives him his number or his friends try to set him up.
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Max says it like it is and that makes him a “Responsible Realist” or an ISTJ. The official description says, “People ISTJ preferences are often described as dependable and systematic,” and that sounds like Max. He’s pretty tough and it takes a lot to get him excited. He’s got all of the ISTJ traits: he’s “detached” and “reliable” and “reserved.”
1 Penny Hartz: ENTJ
Penny, played by Casey Wilson, is one of the best TV characters. She’s absolutely hilarious, quirky, and seems to live in her own world. She does things her own way, and honestly, we would love to live in Penny’s world. Whether she realizes that she can speak another language when she’s been drinking or she’s trying to meet new guys, she’s always a welcome sight on this sitcom.
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Penny’s MBTI would be ENTJ or “Decisive Strategist.” When she makes up her mind, she does what she wants, and she’s a “take charge” person who has a lot of “self-confidence” as the description says. It’s safe to say that many fans of Happy Endings wish that Penny was real since she seems like the greatest friend to have.