These days, Kristen Bell is a hilarious mom to two daughters and #relationshipgoals with hubby Dax Shepard. Back in the mid-2000s, she was known as Veronica Mars, the high schooler who was better than grown-up detectives when it came to cracking cases and figuring out mysteries. The TV series lasted for three seasons and each one featured a different head-scratching storyline… along with some romance, too, of course.
Since there will be a revival this summer, it’s a great time to think about the original characters and their personalities. Here are the MBTIs of Veronica Mars characters.
10 Lilly Kane: ENFP
Do we remember that Amanda Seyfried was on Veronica Mars? In the first season, she played Lilly Kane, Veronica’s best friend who is killed. Veronica won’t rest until she figures out who killed Lilly (and she does just that in the season one finale).
Lilly seems like one of the popular teen girls who are often on these types of shows. We don’t know her super well, especially not compared to the other characters, but that’s to be expected since we’re only seeing her after she has passed away. Her MBTI would be ENFP or “Imaginative Motivator.” The description says “Their energy is stimulated by new people and experiences.” This was Lilly: she dates two other people while she’s with Logan (and Logan’s father is one of her other love interests). She seems like she finds a lot of things boring and like she wants to have a lot of adventures.
9 Stosh “Piz” Piznarski: ESFJ
Piz was played by Chris Lowell and he’s one of the most well-known characters on Veronica Mars. He appears in season three and is a big staple of the college episodes.
His main storyline is his big crush on Veronica, which she eventually returns and they start a relationship for a little while. He’s nice and has a radio show, but he doesn’t really stand out like Veronica’s other boyfriends do. His MBTI would be ESFJ or “Supportive Contributor.” He’s cool with being around other people and he also fits the description of “outgoing” and “loyal.”
8 Dick Casablancas: ESFP
Dick Casablancas (Ryan Hansen) comes onto the show as one of Logan’s pals. He’s basically the opposite of everything that Veronica likes and stands for. He’s not the nicest person and is prone to playing pranks on people.
Since he’s in a fraternity during the college year of the show, that would make his MBTI an ESFP or “Enthusiastic Improviser.” This is among the most social of the personality types which is why he loves being in a fraternity. ESFPs don’t like routine and “detailed plans” and those things don’t exactly seem up his alley, either.
7 Vinnie Van Lowe: ENTP
We know Ken Marino from shows such as Dawson’s Creek and his short-lived sitcom Marry Me, and before all that, he was Vinnie Van Lowe on Veronica Mars. Vinnie is a P.I. who is the bad guy to Veronica’s dad Keith’s good guy persona.
Because he is pretty single-minded when it comes to his business, his MBTI is ENTP or “Enterprising Explorer.” As the official website describes, “People with ENTP preferences solve problems creatively and are often innovative in their way of thinking, seeing connections and patterns within a system.” For Vinnie, pretty much any case is totally game.
ENTPs are also said to “enjoy a good debate” which sounds like Vinnie as well.
6 Kendall Casablancas: ISTP
Kendall (Charisma Carpenter of Buffy the Vampire Slayer fame) is the stepmom of Dick. It turns out that she’s totally lying about who she is and she has some really bad intentions: she would make money from the season two bus crash thanks to the life insurance.
While someone who is lying to everyone doesn’t easily fit into the MBTI framework, she’s most closely related to the ISTP personality type or “Logical Pragmatist.” Since she’s really a bad person, she’s not going to stop until she gets what she wants, and she’s “detached” and “self-determined.”
5 Eli “Weevil” Navarro: INFP
Weevil is a friend of Veronica’s who doesn’t seem like he would be part of her typical group since he’s in a gang. Francis Capra played this character, and we could say that Veronica was able to see past his exterior to the real him.
Since he is a good guy in the end, it would be logical to say that he just got caught up in the wrong crowd. His MBTI would be INFP or “Thoughtful Idealist.” He knows the way that things should be, he just goes down the wrong path. By the end of the show, he goes to college, which is great to see.
4 Keith Mars: ISFJ
Enrico Colantoni played the incredibly decent Keith Mars, Veronica’s father who is a P.I. The focus is often on TV moms, but he deserves praise as he’s a father figure who is a complete sweetheart. He cares so much about Veronica, even if he has moments of helplessness with all of the mysteries that are always going on. (And, of course, normal teen girl stuff.)
Keith’s MBTI is ISFJ or “Practical Helper.” He definitely helps people in his job, and he is “devoted” (to his daughter and his cases) and also someone who “follows rules.”
3 Duncan Kane: INTP
Teddy Dunn played Duncan Kane, Lilly’s brother and also Veronica’s former boyfriend. Things get as messy as we would expect from a teen drama when we learn that Duncan is good pals with Logan and, oh yeah, Duncan and Veronica get back together in the second season…. and Logan and Veronica date later on as well. It’s quite the love triangle.
Duncan’s MBTI would be an INTP or “Objective Analyst.” This description explains why: “They typically adopt a detached and concise way of analyzing the world.” This is exactly how Duncan treats Veronica: when the series begins, we discover that Duncan dumped Veronica, and then later find out that’s because he thought she could be related to him. (There’s a moment where she could be his half-sister.)
2 Logan Echolls: INFJ
Jason Dohring played Logan Echolls, one of Veronica’s love interests (and often the person who fans want her to be with). Logan is an INFJ or “Insightful Visionary.” These personality types are described as “quietly inspiring” and that is totally Logan. He’s the guy in the background or corner of the room who amazes and surprises everyone because he is so smart and kind.
INFJs have a “quiet warmth” which sounds a lot like Logan. He and Veronica have a super long list of obstacles toward a happy ending (which is definitely typical of a teen drama) and they also have quite the history. He was Lilly’s boyfriend, after all. But fans always have a strong feeling that he’s a good guy.
1 Veronica Mars: ESTJ
The star of the show (literally), Veronica Mars is an ESTJ or “Efficient Organizer.” Since she’s a high school girl working as a detective she will find out anything and everything that she wants to. She is “direct” and “logical” and “straightforward.”
These personality types don’t like a “lack of control” which really couldn’t describe Veronica any more perfectly. She even gets stressed out just like these MBTI types: “Especially during initial stress, they may come across as bossy.”
We wonder what Veronica will be like in the revival?
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