Which 'Game of Thrones' character is the most suitable leader of Westeros? Here's what their personality tells us
While some characters have been trying to seize power for themselves, others have proven to be much deserving of the prestigious Iron Throne. So, who gets to sit on it finally?
A lot is at stake in the final season of HBO's 'Game of Thrones'. While on one hand, there is the impending danger of an army of living-dead marching south of the Wall, on the other hand, the Mad Queen Cersei is on her way to regain the kingdoms she had lost to Daenerys. With danger lurking on both sides of the horizon, it is difficult to fathom what might be the ultimate fate of the characters who have managed to survive against all odds in the last seven seasons of the show. However, the data visualization tool, Visme has managed to come up with some unique predictions about who might be the last one to die and who is the ideal ruler of the Seven Realms.
Using the latest odds published on the betting site Bovada, Visme reached out to MEA World Wide (MEAWW) to share the results about the predictions for Season 8. The tool gives us a glimpse into who might be the most suitable leader of Westeros. Based on traits such as exploring, coordinating, driving, and administrating, the tool utilized the Myers-Briggs type indicator test to find out who is the most fitting ruler of Westeros.
The study determined the percentage of leaders who carry each Myers-Briggs personality type and found that percentages were highest for ISTJ (18%), ESTJ (16%), and ENTJ (13%). Percentages were lowest for ISPF (1%), ESFP (1%), and INFJ (2%).
Preferable traits for leaders are using logic, instead of emotions, for problem-solving and decision-making, and planning versus spontaneity when it comes to habits. A leader should be detail-oriented, a sharp strategist, and someone who can deceive the enemy without hesitation. Perhaps Cersei is, after all, a right choice for the throne, and so are the Night King and Brienne of Tarth.
See the infographic for yourself, and check out some of the GOT characters and their Myers-Briggs personality type.
Bran Stark - ISFP, INFP
Jon Snow – INFJ
Daenerys Targaryen – INFJ
Sansa Stark – ESFJ
Gendry – ISTP
The Night King – INTJ
Tyrion Lannister – ENTP
Arya Stark – ISTP
Petyr Baelish – INTJ
Samwell Tarly – INFP
Cersei Lannister – ESTJ
Jaime Lannister – ESTP
Varys – INFJ
Brienne Of Tarth – ISTJ
Euron Greyjoy – ESTP
Melisandre – INFJ
Theon Greyjoy – ESFP
Yara Greyjoy – ESTJ
Coming back to the topic of rulers and thrones, in the previous episode, Jon learned that his real name is Aegon Targaryen and that he is the rightful heir to the throne. However, the question remains if he will disclose the fact to Daenerys who is by now pretty well convinced of her claim over the throne. While the ruler is yet to be decided, the study also came up with the prediction about who will be the first to die in Season 8, and everyone has their money on the scheming usurper Euron Greyjoy. We can actually assume that Euron might just be killed off by Cersei, now that her intention of bringing the Golden Company to King's Landing is dealt with, and perhaps Euron's relentless pursuit of Cersei will be a blow to his own life.
The study has in a way indicated that the Greyjoy siblings will be the first ones to die, and they will be followed by Cersei who will perhaps be killed by her brother, Jaime. However, it seems, as of now Jon is the safest, and it makes sense. Jon is the prince who returned from the dead and has been hailed as the King in the North. Now he is also aware that he is the rightful heir to the Iron Throne. It only makes sense for him to remain alive because he might just be the one to sit on the throne, instead of Daenerys. Daenerys' reputation as an unforgiving ruler has reached Winterfell, and with Samwell Tarly revealing the information of how she murdered his brother and father, chances are Jon might be forced to reconsider for the benefit of all.
*SPOILER ALERT* I'm SO glad they included this bit with daenerys having to tell sam she killed his father and brother because NOTHING is without consequences in game of thrones and THAT is what makes it so real despite having dragons and whitewalkers #GameofThrones pic.twitter.com/hKm02M3PjE— Bbbird4g7 (@Babybirdvivi) April 15, 2019
We don't know who will sit on the throne, but as Bran said there are more pressing matters than that. Winterfell will have its last night before the White Walkers' arrival in Episode 2 which will air on April 21; only after that can we decide who will actually sit on the Iron Throne.