The popular TV drama Parenthood ran for six seasons of tears and tension, and over the years, the Braverman clan faced many personal and professional problems while keeping their tight family bonds intact. While some people might have originally tuned in to see Lauren Graham in her new TV role, the series is a well-respected drama full of compassion and moving moments.

The characters on this show are each dealing with their own struggle while learning that family is always there for each other. Read on to find out the MBTI of the main characters on Parenthood.

10 Zeek Braverman: ESFP

Zeek (Craig T. Nelson) is the patriarch of the Braverman family. He’s Camille’s husband and dad to Sarah, Julia, Adam, and Crosby. Zeek is pretty old-fashioned and he struggles with money, his marriage, and worrying about all of his kids.

Zeek is definitely an ESFP or “Enthusiastic Improviser.” He fits the description: “People with ESFP preferences tend to be adaptable, friendly, and expressive. They enjoy life and being around people.” Zeek is “friendly” and wants to have a great time with his family.

9 Camille Braverman: INTJ

Bonnie Bedelia’s Parenthood character, Camille, is a kind artist who dresses like a hippie and has that kind of sensibility, too.

As a mother and grandmother, her MBTI is INTJ or “Conceptual Planner.” She has the “long-range vision” of this personality type and as the series wraps up, she talks about being in the third act of her life. She wants to travel and really enjoy herself. She’s “calm” and “rational” and also “independent.” She and Zeek have some trouble in their relationship, and Camille doesn’t mind going somewhere or doing things on her own.


8 Amber Holt: ESTP

Mae Whitman’s Amber Holt is Sarah’s daughter and Drew’s sister. She’s feisty, tough, and does her own thing. When she’s in high school, she definitely struggles, but once she gets out into the real world, she works with Crosby and Adam at The Luncheonette. Her personal life is full of problems, like when she gets engaged to Ryan, who is a kind person but not the right one for her.

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Amber is determined and stubborn, and her MBTI would be ESTP or “Energetic Problem-Solver.” Even though she’s not going to end up wtih Ryan, she has their baby. She is “inventive” and “flexible” and viewers get the feeling that she’s always going to end up okay. Amber is also “straightforward” and someone who will “learn from doing.”

7 Drew Holt: INFP

Drew Holt (Miles Heizer) is so incredibly sweet and sensitive that it feels almost painful to watch sometimes. It’s moving to watch him grow up and become more confident and secure in himself.

Drew has a lot of struggles in high school, like when his girlfriend Amy becomes pregnant, and he’s always smart and mature. He’s an old soul and his MBTI would be ISFJ or “Practical Helper.” He’s “patient” and “responsible” and “loyal.” He’s also “considerate” and “devoted.” For example, when he and Amy go through such a tough time, he would support her having the baby but when she has an abortion, he is there for her.

6 Crosby Braverman: ESFJ

Crosby Braverman (Dax Shepard) is an interesting character as at first, he’s immature and silly and seems like he will never grow up. He’s the token sibling in the family who lives on a boat.

When a woman named Jasmine tells him that they have a son named Jabar, he becomes a completely different person. He’s an amazing dad and he and Jasmine end up together. His MBTI would be ESFJ or “Supportive Contributor.” He’s “personable” and could charm anyone, has “strong values” and family is very important to him.

5 Joel Graham: ISFP

For much of the series, Joel Graham (Sam Jaeger) is a stay-at-home dad who wishes that he could run the construction business that he used to and feel like he has more of a purpose in life.

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Joel is kind but could stand up for himself a lot more. His MBTI is ISFP or “Versatile Supporter.” For a while, he’s helping his wife Julia out so much that it feels like he’s losing himself. He’s “caring” and has a “sensitive” side and is also “modest” and “tolerant.” Thankfully, although he and Julia do separate for a while, they find their way back to one another (with a pep talk from the amazing Zeek).

4 Julia Braverman-Graham: ISTP

Julia Braverman-Graham (Erika Christensen) is an intelligent lawyer who sometimes seems to ignore the problems in her marriage. She’s an ISTP or “Logical Pragmatist” and is one of those people who is more comfortable at the office than in most social situations.

ISTPs “can remain calm while managing a crisis, quickly deciding what needs to be done to solve the problem” which is how Julia approaches her life. The best example? When she and Joel want to expand their family and she decides that a young woman at her office should be the surrogate. It doesn’t work out and there are some signs of trouble along the way, but Julia is pretty stubborn.

3 Kristina Braverman: INFP

Adam’s wife Kristina (Monica Potter) is sensitive, emotional, and incredibly caring. She fights cancer and she goes to bat for their son Max who has Asberger’s every single day. It’s heartwarming to watch her start a charter school called Chambers Academy that will be more compassionate toward children.

Kristina’s MBTI is INFP or “Thoughtful Idealist.” In her daily life as a mother and in her professional life as well, she wants to help people and she wants them to succeed. INFPs are known for “devising creative solutions to problems while making moral commitments to what they believe in” which is what she does when she creates the charter school. Instead of being so frustrated with the conventional school system, she takes matters into her own hands, and it’s inspiring to watch.

2 Adam Braverman: ISTJ

Peter Krause’s Parenthood character Adam Braverman is the kind of guy who takes care of everyone. He loves his wife Kristina and their children Max, Nora, Haddie, and he wants to provide for his family while hopefully finding happiness along the way.

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Adam’s MBTI is ISTJ or “Responsible Realist.” Adam is a traditional guy who isn’t super comfortable when things don’t go his way or don’t seem to make sense. It’s tough for him to cope sometimes, but he’s always got his family’s best interests at heart. He’s “dependable” and “sensible.” When Kristina gets sick, she records a video for her children saying that Adam will always take care of them (cue the tears).

1 Sarah Braverman: ENTP

Lauren Graham’s Parenthood character, Sarah Braverman, is a woman who is trying to better her life after making some not so great decisions. Her relationship with the father of her two children didn’t work out and in the first season, she moves them all back home so they can start again.

Sarah’s an ENTP or “Enterprising Explorer.” ENTPs “solve problems creatively” which is what she tries to do, for example early on in the series when she tries to get a truly cool job in the design industry. Unfortunately, she’s told that it’s not going to happen since she doesn’t have a college degree. Sarah is “lively” and hilarious (and as witty as Lauren Graham’s other well-known character, Lorelai Gilmore on Gilmore Girls). She’s also very “outspoken” and is there for her kids no matter what.

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