Every ’90s child has a happy memory of Saved By the Bell. There was something about the theme song, the colorful clothing that the characters wear, and the corny situations. Sure, this might not be a show that we watch regularly (and we might not even be able to find re-runs very often) but we still can think of it while smiling.
The characters on Saved By the Bell are kind-hearted and it’s cool to think about their Myers-Briggs® Personality Types. What would Kelly, Zack, Slater, and Jessie be, along with the rest of the gang?
Here are the MBTIs of the Saved By the Bell characters.
10 Violet Anne Bickerstaff: ISTJ
Tori Spelling had many high-profile roles back in the ’80s and ’90s: she was Donna Martin on Beverly Hills, 90210 and she was also Violet Anne Bickerstaff on Saved By the Bell. We might remember her as the girl who dates Screech.
Fans of Saved By the Bell will recall her patterned, grandma-style dresses, along with the two high braids that she always wore. Violet is presented as a dork, just like Screech, and there isn’t a lot more to her. When it comes to her MBTI, it would have to be ISTJ or “Responsible Realist.”
ISTJs are “sensible” people who “focus on tasks.” If Violet had a school assignment to do, we bet that she would do it totally perfectly. She can always be relied on.
9 Stacey Carosi: INTP
Stacey Carosi (Leah Remini) is a Malibu Sands Beach Club employee and fans will recall that the Bayside High gang was all employed there over the summer. Those were some good times.
She’s a fairly minor character, but fans will probably remember that she and Zack have crushes on each other. There’s some drama since her dad isn’t big on her dating him, and she’s not even super sure about him at first. She actually makes fun of him for a little while.
Since Stacey is a girl who is self-assured and knows what she wants, her MBTI would be INTP or “Objective Analyst.” INTPs “think strategically” and “typically adopt a detached and concise way of analyzing the world.” This is exactly what Stacey does: she thinks that Zack is too much of a chill California guy at first.
8 Tori Scott: INTJ
Tori Scott (Leanna Creel) is another minor character on Saved By the Bell who was only on the series for a short amount of time. When she was on it, she and Zack dated, and she was always in a leather jacket. This was definitely a stark contrast to the styles of the rest of the Bayside High kids as we can recall their very colorful outfits.
Fans will definitely remember one thing about Tori: she was in ten episodes of the show… and Jessie and Kelly weren’t on it during that time. People call this “The Tori Paradox.”
What would Tori’s MBTI be? We don’t know a lot about her, but we do know that a.) she marches to her own drummer since she wears leather jackets in a sea of colorful patterns and b.) she’s a pretty strong character. That would make her MBTI INTJ or “Conceptual Planner.” INTJs are “decisive” and “original.” They get worried by “mindless rule followers” which is totally Tori.
7 Mr. Richard Belding: ISTP
There are certain fictional teachers or principals who remain in the hearts of fans years after they watch the show. Mr. Feeny on Boy Meets World is one of them, and so is Mr. Richard Belding on Saved By the Bell.
Richard Belding (Dennis Haskins) is your typical tough principal. He cares about the rules and is convinced that Zack and the gang are always up to no good. He always says, “Hey, hey, hey, hey! What is going on here?”
Mr. Belding’s MBTI is ISTP or “Logical Pragmatist.” ISTPs like to fix something that has gone wrong, and more than that, they stay perfectly chill the whole time. They’re also “factual” and “careful observers.” That sounds like Mr. Belding who rules the school and has to make sure everything is running smoothly.
6 Samuel “Screech” Powers: ISFP
Screech (Dustin Diamond) is one of the most memorable characters on Saved By the Bell. His MBTI is ISFP or “Versatile Supporter.” He’s a dork, sure, but he’s also totally there for everyone (Lisa Turtle most of all since he has a big crush on her). This personality type is described as “loyal” which is definitely Screech.
The most interesting thing about Screech is that while he’s incredibly dorky, he’s not trying to be popular or trying to change his personality. He accepts who he is. That sounds like an ISFP, too, as they have “strong values.”
5 Lisa Turtle: ENTJ
Lisa Turtle (Lark Voorhies) is an ENTJ or “Decisive Strategist.” She adores several things, from dressing well to being a beloved member of the Bayside High School student population, and she’s not one to change her mind or back down.
ENTJs “think strategically about the future” which is what Lisa is like since she has ambitions to be a designer. We know that she will do that and if there was ever a reboot about the characters a few decades after the show ended, she would be working in fashion.
4 Jessie Spano: INFP
Elizabeth Berkeley’s Saved By the Bell character, Jessie Spano, is definitely an INTP or “Thoughtful Idealist.” She cares about a lot of causes and people, including her pals and her boyfriend A.C. Slater.
INTPs are “complex” and “devoted.” We always got the feeling that Jessie was super intelligent and that she was a fully developed character, and she was the star of many crucial episodes, like when she took caffeine pills.
INTPs don’t like “open disrespect” which sounds like Jessie, too, since she is always on Slater to be more respectful.
3 A.C. Slater: ESTP
A.C. Slater (Mario Lopez) has a nickname for his best friend, Zack Morris — “Preppy” — and he seems like a pretty happy-go-lucky kind of guy. Anyone who watched Saved By the Bell back in the day will remember the core group: Slater, Zack, Kelly, and Jessie. Slater’s MBTI would be ESTP or “Enterprising Explorer.”
Slater’s into sports and his girlfriend, Jessie, and seems like a really friendly, extraverted person. “Outgoing” and “enthusiastic” are two of the ESTP descriptors and that would be Slater, too.
2 Kelly Kapowski: ENTP
Kelly (Tiffani Theissen) and Zack (Mark-Paul Gosselaar) are Mrs. and Mr. Popular at Bayside High School, which makes them a perfect pair. She’s a cheerleader and seems like a sweet person, even though many popular TV and film characters are often total jerks.
Kelly’s MBTI is ENFP or “Imaginative Motivator.” These types have a “zest for life” which sounds a lot like Kelly since we always see her in an amazing mood and ready to take on whatever is going on. It’s cool that Kelly is so much nicer than the typical popular girl in many teen dramas, and she’s easy to like.
1 Zack Morris: ENTP
Zack Morris is an ENTP or “Enterprising Explorer.” He’s often making mistakes and coming up with ideas, like when he wants Lisa to be a kind of Agony Aunt figure and help others out with their problems. Unfortunately Zack is always trying to get more money than anything else, so it doesn’t work out well.
There’s always one kid who is trying his best to have tons of fun at school and he convinces everyone else to join in. That’s definitely Zack. He has many of the traits that an ENTP has: he’s “clever” and “curious.”
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