What Personality Type Is Gossip Girl's Blair Waldorf?

When Gossip Girl made its debut in 2007, the CW drama left us breathless with the comings and goings depicting New York's Upper East Side-living, ultra-rich, hard-partying social set. Gossip Girl is so iconic, the show launched the careers of Leighton Meester and Blake Lively who played two of the lead characters. It also spawned numerous memes, cementing the show's place in pop culture history.

It took a lot to be a member of the Gossip Girl clique. After all, "there's plenty of upside to being the spawn of the fabulously wealthy. But the downside? Super successful parents expect nothing less from their offspring." This meant its characters were driven and determined to get what they felt they deserved out of life, but it took much, much more to be the scheming, domineering, obsessive, manipulative, witchy (did we leave anything out?) woman that is Blair Waldorf (Meester). As the teen queen of the Constance Billard School for Girls, Blair made an indelible impression as the person who wants for nothing, and is spoiled enough to use her minions to help her mold the school to the way she wants it to be. She's also remembered for her relationships with her "best friends" (or what passes for them, since she barely trusts them) Serena van der Woodsen (Lively) and Chuck Bass (played by the scandal-tainted Ed Westwick). Blair is such a standout we'd be forgiven for thinking she's one-of-a-kind. Or is she?

Blair's got a type

Even as her scheming and plotting turned some of us off, others wondered what made her tick. In the list of 16 personality types (known as the Meyers Briggs Type Indicator), Blair shows up as an ESTJ. 

Screen Rant defines this as an efficient organizer who "loves to be in charge and will stop at nothing to organize her minions... deep down she's a kind girl who is deeply insecure, but like many other rich kids, she masks that with mean remarks and lots of judgement toward those who aren't as well-off or fabulous as she is." 16 Personalities defines the ESTJ type as the "executive personality" who represents tradition and order, and who use their understanding of what is "right, wrong, and socially acceptable to bring families and communities together." 

Does any of that sound like Blair Waldorf? We'll let you be the judge. XOXO