Analyzing the Personality of Friday the 13th Slasher Jason
Friday the 13th is a staple in the slasher horror genre…and Jason is one of the best killing machines there is! However, despite many attempts at understanding the silent, hockey-mask wearing killer, the body count continues to rise! Horror Enthusiast has been able to break down the most critical characteristics and traits which make up Jason’s Myers-Briggs personality type after all!
What Myers-Briggs Personality Type Would Jason Voorhees Have?
Jason Voorhees is a INT-J Myers-Briggs personality type.
Jason Voorhees is not that complicated of a killer if one is provided enough background information. Still, his undeniably strong personality traits are what contribute to his suspected personality type.
Hates Other People
Besides his mother, Jason hates just about everyone else. This is probably due to his natural deformities making him a prime target for harassment as a child. He is eventually drowned at camp by unsupervised bullies. Overall, his hatred of other people easily qualifies him as an “I” Introversion personality rank.
Thrives On His Own
Many killers have required assistance from others in order to achieve their goals, be it creatures, supernatural entities, or their family members. Truthfully, Jason handles everything himself and pretty much thrives being alone! This extreme success from being so independent also qualifies a ranking of “I” Introversion.
Jason loves to kill but sometimes loses track of his target in exchange for something more interesting, or exploring a new possibility. He often has hazy recollections of his past which fuel his killing ambition, but his big picture is always the same: get them back for what they have done; and the facts and subsidiaries that make up the big picture take a backseat to his slaughter fest. This convoluted ambition scores Jason a “N” Intuition personality ranking.
Loves His Mother
Jason’s mother is dead for most of the movies, and all of the movies which feature Jason as a horror killer. He still remembers his mother, hears his mother’s voice and listens to his mother to hack and slash victim after victim. He is so trusting in the symbol that is his mother from beyond the grave, that it contributes to a personality ranking of “N” Intuition.
Jason is methodical in his killings, slashing victim after victim, one by one, as quickly as possible. This systematic approach to slaughtering campers has given Jason more kills than any other horror movie killer to date. It also makes him more of a “T” Thinker than a feeler!
A Just Killer
Due to the fact that Jason was a victim of brutal bullying himself, the audience naturally has sympathy for Jason. Jason, as well, kills only because he and his mother believe the killings are just. After all, the camp counselors and other kids were all negligent bullies…so it is easier to condemn their behavior. The fact that he does not kill purely for sport, makes him a reasoning, logical killer (despite his low IQ), and thus he scores more firmly as a “T” Thinker.
Jason is not a procrastinator, and ensures all of his victims are slain as promptly as possible throughout all of his films. The chases are usually brief and many times the deaths are sudden. Jason is considered task-oriented due to his ability to follow instructions from his mother (or Freddy Krueger) so precisely! His well-rounded reliability as a killer ranks him a strong “J” Judging personality.
Unfortunately for Jason, he can become so obsessed with a harder-to-kill survivor, that he becomes a little reckless and sometimes misses new information. In fact, this is what usually leads to his capture, death or dismembering. It is also what secures his ranking as a “J” Judging personality.
Final Mental Health Notes on Jason Voorhees
Jason is a reliable, punctual, methodical horror movie slasher who will rank INT-J every time. And his killings are far more horrifying after understanding the “just” psychology behind them, and his procedural format for ripping through his victims. Regardless, no matter how little Jason may talk or what his personality type may indicate, a lot of times, his machete speaks on his behalf!
Tritone’s love of horror and mystery began at a young age. Growing up in the 80’s he got to see some of the greatest horror movies play out in the best of venues, the drive-in theater. That’s when his obsession with the genre really began—but it wasn’t just the movies, it was the games, the books, the comics, and the lore behind it all that really ignited his obsession. Tritone is a published author and continues to write and write about horror whenever possible.