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MBTI® Of Better Call Saul Characters

Both Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul are known for being exceedingly brilliant shows and are often praised for witty writing and compelling characters. The two series exist to tell two separate, different stories, although they take place in the same universe and revolve around many of the same characters.

Breaking Bad was about Walter White’s devastating evolution from a hardworking family man to a crooked, bloodthirsty drug dealer. Better Call Saul is an entirely different experience from Breaking Bad, but watching Jimmy McGill’s transformation into the infamous Saul Goodman, feels like watching Breaking Bad in reverse. Better Call Saul is an innovative, deeply moving series, with a cast of masterful, complex, and thoroughly entertaining characters. The main characters can be aligned with MBTI® personality system, showing which fits them best.

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Gus Fring- INTJ (The Mastermind)

Gus Fring in Better Call Saul

As one of the biggest villains on the Better Call Saul, Gus Fring is the most notorious antagonist in both Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul. In the latter, we get to delve into much more of Gus’ backstory and the behind-the-scenes goings-on of Los Polos Hermanas, the front for his meth-dealing business. Gus is portrayed as a brilliant leader and problem-solver. He is probably the most cunning character in the entire franchise and came very close to being undefeated.

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Gus fits the description of an INTJ because he is a true mastermind. He is an analytical problem solver, an innovative idealist, and has a talent for seeing new improvements and possibilities.


Nacho Varga – ENTP (The Visionary)

Nacho was first introduced as being Tuco’s close friend and eventual colleague. Though Nacho follows a life of crime on the show, he more closely fits the description of an anti-hero. He’s never as cunning and bloodthirsty as the other “bad guys”, such as Tuco, Hector, and Gus. Nacho has an abundance of great quotes and is portrayed as being someone who could have been a good person in different circumstances since he is almost always hesitant in fulfilling immoral duties – despite being a career criminal.

Nacho is an ENTP because of his truly curious heart, always searching for a way out to the point where it even threatens his life – particularly when he becomes fascinated by Mike.


Howard Hamlin – ENTJ (The Commander)

Howard is always portrayed as being a very proud individual. He has a very obvious superiority complex and talks down to many other characters (mainly Jimmy). Although Chuck was his superior in the Hamlin Hamlin McGill law firm, Howard often tried to manipulate Chuck. Howard is not nearly as cunning and dangerous as the other antagonists – such as Tuco, Hector, and Gus – but he is still immoral at heart.

Howard’s personality is most fitting to the ENTJ MBTI® alignment. Being the CEO at HHM, Howard definitely considers himself to be a commander of sorts. He is a strategic leader, motivated to organize change, and enjoys developing long-range plans to accomplish his vision.


Tuco Salamanca – ESTP (The Dynamo)

Raymond Cruz as Tuco Salamanca in Breaking Bad

Tuco Salamanca’s reign was a wrathful one in Breaking Bad. Better Call Saul delved into a younger, slightly less scary version of Tuco. He’s still a major villain and his power is widely feared. Energetic would be an understatement when describing Tuco’s personality. He is best known for his signature intensity, and normally intimidates people by screaming in their faces.

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Tuco perfectly fits the description of an ESTP, because he is a very energetic thrill-seeker. ESTPs are known for bringing a dynamic energy to their interactions with others and the world around them.


Chuck McGill – ESTJ (The Supervisor)

Chuck had one of the most complex, interesting personalities of any Better Call Saul character. He was portrayed as someone who had once been exceedingly successful in the business world. At one point in his life, Chuck had it all. He had a good relationship with his wife, Rebecca, and he was even fairly close to Jimmy. Chuck’s story is a fairly sad one, as his life went downhill due to severe mental illness.

Chuck died in the season 3 finale of Better Call Saul, and before his death, he struggled deeply with his illness. He developed a psychological “allergy” to electricity, and because of this, his marriage fell apart and Jimmy became his primary caretaker. Chuck fits into the alignment of ESTJ due to his undying love of hard work. He was a traditionalist, eager to take charge of organizing projects and people. Chuck was also orderly and rule-abiding and went about projects in a methodical, systematic way.

Mike Ehrmantraut – ISFJ (The Protector)

As a major character in both Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul, it’s no surprise Mike has plenty of best quotes. His gruff, taciturn, no-nonsense demeanor made him an instant fan favorite for several fans, and many viewers were eager to see more of Mike’s backstory in Better Call Saul. Mike was deeply involved in all of the crime and drama that Walter was a part of/caused. Mike has always had zero tolerance when it comes to injustice and corrupt or lying people.

Mike fits the description of an ISFJ, because he is a true protector at heart, and behind nearly everything he does is a desire to provide for and protect his family. As a true ISFJ, Mike is practical, calculating, and organized.

Kim Wexler – ISTP (The Craftsperson)

As one of the best characters in Better Call Saul, Kim is probably the most passionate lawyer portrayed in the show. She cares deeply about her career and wants to make a difference in the world. She takes her profession very seriously and doing the right thing matters greatly to her.

Kim is a true ISTP, as she is observant and has a passionate interest in troubleshooting. Kim approaches many aspects of her life with flexible logic, and she always looks for a practical solution.

Hector Salamanca – INTP (The Architect)

Perhaps the most memorable scene associated with Hector Salamanca took place in a Breaking Bad episode titled, “Face Off”. In this unforgettable episode, Hector forms an alliance with Walt and Jesse in order to bring down the all-powerful Gus Fring. Hector contributes greatly to the death of the biggest antagonist in the franchise, even though he is an antagonist himself.


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Hector fits the description of an INTP because he is a philosophical innovator. He’s fascinated by logical analysis and, in a way, wants to understand the unifying themes of life.

Jimmy McGill – ESFP (The Performer)

Saul Goodman

In Breaking Bad, Jimmy played the role of Saul and he played it like a true performer. Better Call Saul shows audiences a much more real – yet ultimately bleaker – picture of the person behind the mask of a crooked lawyer. Jimmy was always a performer, and this ability only grew stronger as the years went on.

Many aspects of Jimmy’s personality fit into the description of an ESFP. He is an entertainer, and he has a natural talent for charming and entertaining people.

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