I strongly believe that the world squarely consists of two kinds of people: the first who think that ‘The Office’ is the greatest sitcom ever; it’s practically their bible. The second are the kind of people who need to watch it ASAP. Coupling such a show with a psychological, self-administered indicative personality test like the MBTI can be a really fun exercise if carried out in the right vein. Furthermore, if you too, like me, belong to the first category of people, you have, as have I, probably watched the show way too many times, almost bordering on unhealthy, with the characters, dialogues, punches and “That’s what she said!”s now being part of your life.
Well, all of you must have tried the test with your friends and people you consider close in life. However, the fun of applying it on beloved fictional characters stems from the fact that all of you regardless have a Jim, Pam, Michael, or Dwight in your life, although I am really sorry if it is the last one that you have. The MBTI just furthers that observation: it gave me a chance to know my favourite characters for the better. After all, you don’t want to be thinking of yourself as Pam when in actuality you could be Kelly Kapoor, in which case, you have got to own it! So, without further ado, read on to find out which character from ‘The Office’ matches your personality.
Ryan Howard, ESTP
ESTP traits are most commonly associated with business moguls and entrepreneurs, and Ryan’s tumultuous journey on the show would reflect that he was exactly that on at least two of the upheavals his professional life goes through. At one particular point in the show, even operating out of the Dunder Mifflin closet, all he does is pitch new business ideas to his co-workers. His acumen in the area would be established by the fact that despite his somewhat controversial reputation in the office, he still could get people to invest in his startup, WUPHF. As would also be characterised by his entrepreneurial traits, he is a bonafide risk taker, something that doesn’t work for him always as his position keeps fluctuating on the corporate ladder, but a certain admirable quality about him, despite being an unemotional jerk and mostly to Kelly, would be that he never gave up.
Angela Martin, ISTJ
Angela Martin would be the very definition of a constrained personality, often rigid in construct and very, very systematic in approach. In fact, it is often due to these traits that ISTJs may appear emotionally distant and uncaring, at least initially, further testament to Angela’s affinity for cats more than humans. The “judgmental” bits would come somewhat naturally for somebody like Angela, as would her introverted nature, although I would like to believe she is an introvert by choice. She is a bankable person when it comes to work, very duty oriented, and a completely logical personality, completely in keeping with her ISTJ traits.