Even birds on a tree branch know that Yuno Gasai has a Yandere personality or that Kurisu Makise from Steins Gate is a proper Tsundere, but those aren’t the only Dere types in the anime and manga world. Are you surprised? If you dabbed a bit into this vast world, you probably don’t know. But if you have countless hours of animes and mangas on your side, you are definitely eager to find out who belongs to which personality! Let us expand your knowledge when it comes to the Dere types of characters.
The Dere Types Wiki explains the very meaning of the word, “ Dere comes from “deredere” (デレデレ), an onomatopoeia meaning “lovestruck” or “lovey-dovey“. Dere-type characters are characters that express their affection in different ways, or on different levels. Most of the dere types are how characters react to becoming lovestruck.“
All Dere Types share the same or similar personality traits and some of them are arrogant, lazy, violent (aforementioned Yuno Gasai), kind, sad, shy, somewhat distant, cute and cheerful, and so on and so on…
Every name on this list is obviously derived from the word “deredere” which means “lovey-dovey”. But every -dere is also connected to a prefix that sets the tone of the entire personality. Bakadere is a male or female character who is somewhat dumb or considered a fool. The word “Baka” means an idiot or a fool, so it makes sense.
Characters with this Dere type are usually sweet, kind, and innocent, but what you most remember about them, of course, is their stupidity and naiveness. Bakadere people are like children when it comes to falling in love. They don’t try to win the other person strategically, but rather putting themselves in embarrassing situations which are always avoidable.
Characters that represent this Dere Type personality: Monkey D. Luffy (One Piece), Bleach (Kon), Minoru Mineta (Boku no Hero Academia), Shiro (Deadman Wonderland), Shin Tsukinami (Diabolik Lovers), Nobi Nobita (Doraemon), Son Goku (Dragon Ball), Seras Victoria (Hellsing), Narancia Ghirga (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure), Naruto Uzumaki (Naruto)…
Bocchan is like a nickname for young masters from their servants. Bocchandere personality is linked to the Yakuza (Japanese mafia). These Dere-types act rather bossy with others. Like they are better in every way than others and are not afraid to put themselves on a pedestal in front of others.
When it comes to falling in love, the Yakuza will do what Yakuza always does. They will protect that person, no matter the cost. Bocchandere characters are ready to hurt those who put their loved ones in danger and they will not blink twice to think it over.
Characters that represent this Dere Type personality: Momo Ryuju (Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai), Ciel Phantomhive (Kuroshitsuji), Nozel, Nebra, Solid and Noelle Silva (Black Clover), Kira Tsubasa, and Maki Nishikino (Love Live! School Idol Project), Mikako Satsukitane (Heaven’s Lost Property), Metori Saiko (Saiki Kusuo no Psi-Nan)…
This personality represents a person who is extremely shy and has trouble speaking in front of their crush. Bo most likely comes from the term “bо̄gen wo haku”. It means “to rant”. And it makes sense when you learn that a character with Bodere personality will lash out just to hide his/her personality traits.
They are embarrassed about being shy so this is the only way they know how to cope with that feeling. You will easily recognize this personality if you see them using their fists instead of their words. Sometimes it is easier to show emotion than to speak about it.
Characters that represent this Dere Type personality: Chibiromanou (Hetalia: Axis Powers), Haida (Aggretsuko), Sasami Sasasegawa (Little Busters!), Amu Hinamori (Shugo Chara!), Chitoge Kirisaki (Nisekoi), Chitose Ikeda, and Ayano Sugiura (Yuru Yuri), Ryoga Hibiki (Ranma 1/2), Tamako Arai (Barakamon), Mio Akiyama (K-ON!)…
Skip this one if you’re not ready to read about blood and true sadness. “Byouki” stands for illness. People with this personality are gravely sick. And there is a chance they might never recover. And you know where illness leads. To death. Or if they are lucky, get cured.
But that is a rare scenario. They mostly use wheelchairs or are just too weak to be on their own. They are usually shy and reserved, but when in love, they will speak their mind. And it makes sense because there is nothing more for them to lose.
Characters that represent this Dere Type personality: Emily Black (Bakugan: Battle Planet), Nunnally Lamperouge (Code Geass), Izumi Curtis (Fullmetal Alchemist), Shigeo “Mob” Kageyama (Mob Psycho 100), Sailor Saturn (Sailor Moon), Asa Shigure (Shuffle!), Shizuka Kawai (Yu-Gi-Oh!), Shiori Misaka (Kanon), Veronica (Gangsta), Layla Heartfilia (Fairy Tail)…
Some of you may even recognize your personality as some personalities are being explained in this article. And it is nothing to worry about. Well, at least for some personalities. “Dan” comes from the word “danmari”, and it means silence, or from the verb “damaru”, or to stay quiet.
Dandere types don’t talk much and hide their feelings. Others might see them as heartless or emotionless. But, the truth is, they choose to whom they will open up. With the right person, they will burst with happiness and conversations.
Though this personality may sound like Kuudere which is on the list, there is one major difference. Dandere doesn’t know how to mask that shyness and appear cool in front of others. On the other hand, Kuudere knows how to act cool. Moreover, Hajidere types are shy towards their love interest, while Dandere types towards everyone. And, to explain the difference between a Bodere and Dandere. Dandere will try to hide recollecting their thoughts, while Bodere will be more aggressive.
Characters that represent this Dere Type personality: Edgar Allan Poe (Bungo Stray Dogs), Lisette Weltall and Misuzu Kusakabe (11eyes), Yuuya Mochizuki and Yukari Sakuragi (Another), Kouji Koda and Tamaki Amajiki (Boku no Hero Academia), Alphonse Elric (Fullmetal Alchemist), Gasper Vladi and Asia Argento (High School DxD), Yukiteru Amano (Miraki Nikki)…
“Daru” is derived from “darui”, meaning sluggish. To clarify, characters with Darudere personality are not really interesting, but rather dull, or boring. Everything is too much pain to do and… Well, does this remind you of someone? Hint: a character from Naruto? In short, they seem really lazy and uninspired, however, they will do everything to protect someone they care about. They might complain when helping their significant others, but it still means a lot since they actually lifted a finger.
Characters that represent this Dere Type personality: Shikamaru Nara, Shikadai Nara, and Kakashi Hatake (Naruto), Snorlax (Pokemon), Free De La Hoya (Beyblade Burst Evolution), Europa the lazy (Claymore), Shizuo Heiwajima (Durarara!!!), Yoh Asakura (Shaman King), Saiko Yonebayashi (Tokyo Ghoul:re), Sakata Gintoki (Gintama)…
People with Deredere personality are simply walking rays of sunshine. Their magnetic personality brightens anyone’s day. They are cheerful, carefree, always filled with joy and energy. These emotions are their natural state and you will always find them being optimistic.
You could describe them as angels that graced you with their presence, yet they couldn’t be more humble and there is not a mean bone in their body. People with Deredere personality may be the only people on this list that have no problem with other people hanging out with their love interest.
Characters that represent this Dere Type personality: Arte (Arte), Mira Konohata (Asteroid in Love), Tsubasa Hanekawa (Bakemonogatari), Orihime Inoue (Bleach), Ed Wong (Cowboy Bebop), Fallon (Sirius the Jaeger), Historia Reiss (Shingeki no Kyojin), Sailor Moon (Sailor Moon), Leina Vance (Queen’s Blade), Rinko Yamato (Ore Monogatari)…
People with this type of personality are like two sides of a coin. According to this personality, they appear sweet and adorable, quite innocent. But, on the inside, they are really troubled or mentally ill. The only reason why Dorodere isn’t considered a Yandere is that Dorodere won’t take a step forward and kill someone.
The disturbing thoughts usually just stay in their heads. The expression comes from the word „dorodoro“ and it means „to be confused or muddy“. Also, to further explain, some of the traits assigned to this personality are unpredictability, insanity, sociopathy, ambiguity, and so on and so on…
Characters that represent this Dere Type personality: Orochimaru (Boruto), Russia (Hetalia: Axis Powers), Alluka Zoldyck (Hunter X Hunter), Runa Yomozuki and Yumemi Yumemite (Kakegurui), Harime Nui (Kill la Kill), Reisuke Houjou (Mirai Nikki), Amatsuyu Kisaragi (Oresuki), Sunako Nakahara (Wallflower), Furcas Rachmanioff (Beelzebub)…
Like Yandere, they tend to do everything in their power to obtain what they desire. Goudere personality is associated with hyper-activeness, exaggeration, devotion, sensation, and similar. It comes from the word Gouki, meaning „fortitude“, or even Goki – a strong demon. What differentiates them from Yandere is that their goal is to do anything for their loved ones because they deserve it, not because they believe that person should be theirs.
Their motivation isn’t the approval of their love interest. All they wish is to make that person happy and make sure that their love interest has everything they deserve. And there is a strong emphasis on the word deserve. People with goudere personalities won’t wait for their SO to tell them what to do. To summarize, they will act on their own, and they will act selflessly.
Characters that represent this Dere Type personality: Hina (Plunderer), Excel (Excel Saga), To Love-Ru (Momo Belia Deviluke), Ikaros (Sora no Otoshimono), Kurumi (Koutetsu Tenshi Kurumi), Sora Nagihara (Gou-dere Sora Nagihara), Senko (Senko San), Miriko (Desu Puri), Kogarashi (Kamen no Sora Nagihara), Tohru (Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid)…
Like Dandere, people with this dere type of personality tend to get really shy and flustered. The word “haji” means embarrassment and they get nervous to the extreme levels around their loved ones. The difference is that people with Dandere personality tend to get nervous and flustered around everybody, while people with Hajidere personality are only shy and nervous around their crush.
You can’t expect them to make the first move since they are so shy. There is a chance they might even pass out from the embarrassment. They constantly have blushing cheeks and there is no way of helping them.
Characters that represent this Dere Type personality: Izuku Midoriya and Ochako Uraraka (Boku no Hero Academia), Yuri Katsuki (Yuri !!! on Ice), Sun Jing (Tamen De Gushi), Ami Mizuno (Sailor Moon), Hinata Hyuga (Naruto), Mey-Rin (Kuroshitsuji), Boa Hancock (One Piece), Karin Maaka (Chibi Vampire), Yui Yamada (Asagao to Kase-san)…
Well, not everybody wants to be near this type of dere personality. Some of you may know that the word “hime” means princess and that pretty much sets the tone for the entire personality. They act like princesses and they want to be treated as such by their love interest. Characters with this type of personality are arrogant, selfish, bossy, quite egotistical, and smug.
They will look down on others and they often don’t care how others perceive them, as long as they are treated like royalty. People with Himedere personality will never dirty their hands, but not all is perfect in that image in their head. They are quite insecure because they wish to protect themselves from any pain. Usually, this type of person experienced betrayal or abandonment in the past.
Characters that represent this Dere Type personality: Kurome (Akame Ga Kill!), Elizabeth Westbrook (Amazing Agent Luna), Bulma Briefs (Dragon Ball), Luviagelita Edelfelt (Fate/kaleid liner Prisma*Illya), Erina Nakiri (Food Wars!), Rue (Princess Tutu), Alice (Pandora Hearts), Akane Kishida (Kitchen Princess) Maria Grace (Grendizer), Minerva Orland and Karen Lilica (Fairy Tail)…
It may sound similar to Himedere personality, but there is a difference. They are both considered cold-hearted and arrogant, but what sets Hinedere from Himedere apart is their cynical view of the world. People with Hinedere personality look uninterested, they are often pessimistic and they tend to trust no one.
But once somebody enters their life and warms their heart, they become more approachable. The expression comes from the word “hineru” and it usually means „to twist or turn, or to puzzle over.“
Characters that represent this Dere Type personality: Byakuya Kuchiki and Kisuke Urahara (Bleach), Ninny Spangcole (Burn the Witch), Tsurugi Kyousuke (Inazuma Eleven GO), Yu Ishigami (Kaguya-sama Love Is War), Victor Sinclair (Karin), Sanemi and Gen’ya Shinazugawa (Kimetsu no Yaiba), Saitama (One Punch Man), Thorfinn (young, Vinland Saga)…
The term „hiyakasu“ means “to tease or make fun of“. This dere type is kind, yet mischievous. Playful, yet flirtatious. Caring, yet sarcastic. Characters with Hiyakasudere personality usually tease the person they have a crush on and they believe that is the best way how to win someone over. Well, that is the way they think is the best when it comes to flirting. Of course, their crush means the world to them and they can come off as Tsundere, but not as stern. They are focused on phrasing other people and that differentiates them from people with oujidere personality who seek approval and praise.
Characters that represent this Dere Type personality: Shinnosuke (Apocalypse Alice), Laito Sakamaki (Diabolik Lovers), Osamu Dazai (Bungou Stray Dogs), Kano Shuuya (Kagerou Project), Toichiro Kazamatsuri (Ladies versus Butlers), Mina (Seven Mortal Sins), Cattleya Baudelaire (Violet Evergarden), Sailor Neptune (Sailor Moon), Bloodberry (Saber Marionette J), Teruki Hanazawa (Mob Psycho 100), Kendall (Kendall the Criminal)…
People with Himedere personality may want others to treat them as princesses, but those with Kamidere personality go over the top with their wishes. You, probably know that “kami” means “god” in Japanese culture. And how is their personality related to that of a god? Bear with us, as we explain. They wish others to adore them and treat them as gods. Of course, they are arrogant, very prideful, and selfish.
Those below them don’t exist or are not worthy of their time. They will speak their mind freely. And they will do things their way. In conclusion, people with Kamidere personality see themselves as perfect and everybody should strive to make them happy. Or, on the other hand, they believe that they are free to do as they wish because they are right and others are wrong.
Characters that represent this Dere Type personality: Light Yagami (Death Note), Sosuke Aizen (Bleach), Father (Fullmetal Alchemist), Lelouch Lamperouge (Code Geass), Muzan Kibutsuji (Kimetsu no Yaiba), Knives (Trigun), Takane (Takane no Hana), Mari Kurihara (Prison School), Satsuki Kiryuin (Kill la Kill), Gilgamesh (Fate)…
People with Kanedere personality are often attracted to rich people and it makes sense since „kane“ means money. In the Western world, they are considered gold diggers, and money is constantly on their mind. These kinds of people are very greedy and selfish. As such, they will use people to get their hands on that beautiful wealth and they don’t care if anyone gets emotionally hurt in the process.
Although they aren’t very kind, they can still fall a victim to their emotions. Meaning, they can fall in love and actually put someone before money on their list of priorities. Today, we would call them „fake“, because they won’t look at you twice or be nice to you if they believe you have no money, but as soon as they learn that you are rich or famous? Let’s just say, they will follow you anywhere like a lost puppy.
Characters that represent this Dere Type personality: Yu Takeyama (Boku no Hero Academia), Nami (One Piece), Kim Delhi (Soul Eater/Soul Eater Not!), Eve Heinemann (Monster), Meifon Sakura (Valkyrie Drive: Mermaid), Deishuu Kaiki (Nisemonogatari), Reiko Mikami (Ghost Sweeper Mikami), Kimi Todo (Fruits Basket), Haqua (Battle Spirits Sword Eyes), Ranpha Franboise (Galaxy Angel)…
This dere type associate with the word „kekkon“ and it means marriage. You realize by now where are we going with this? We know you do. So, people with this type of personality are in love with the idea of marriage and being married. They are not afraid to speak their mind and be straightforward if it means they will sooner get married. People with Kekkondere personality usually expect their love interest to marry them right away.
They will even force them into marriage if necessary. There are possible reasons why they wish to enter marriage so fiercely. It could be their fear of loneliness or they are simply in love with that particular person. Or they just love the idea of being with someone and devoting themselves to them until they die. And marriage kinda ensures that wishful scenario.
Characters that represent this Dere Type personality: Ymir (Attack on Titan: Junior High), Lum Invader (Urusei Yatsura), Lilia (Pokemon), Marika Tachibana (Nisekoi), All monster girls characters (Monster Musume), Layala Obies (Inazuma Eleven), Sakura Kirishima (Hundred), Chinatsu Yoshikawa (Yuru Yuri), Aura Capua (The Ideal Sponger Life), Ayse Khadim (Ladies versus Butlers)…
This dere type symbolizes people who are very tough, strong, aggressive and don’t care what they will say to others. The very word „kitiku“ means brute. These people will present themselves as strong, cold, and mean to others and there is a good reason for that kind of behavior. With such rude acts, they are often hiding their more kind and caring side.
They don’t want to appear as kind to others because they worry that would make them weak in everyone’s eyes. They are acting tough, to protect their emotions and they are very careful who to trust. People with Kitikudere personality curse a lot and use violence, but they are not as cunning as Yandere types. There is simplicity in their behavior, but not many people see that rough behavior as an act.
Characters that represent this Dere Type personality: Revy (Black Lagoon), Levi Ackerman (Attack on Titan), Misaki Ayuzawa (Maid Sama), Natsumi Hinata (Keroro Gunsou), Katsuki Bakugo (Boku no Hero Academia), Takeshi Goda (Doraemon), Riley Feeman (Boondocks), Elizabeth Thompson (Soul Eater), Nikki Hanada (Dr. Stone)…
This dere type is a bit more complex to explain since it has distinct behavior variations. The basic presumption is that people with this personality are cool, collected, and not very expressive. They are analytical which means they will never panic, but rather jump to problem-solving. The word “kuu” in the name of the personality comes from “kuuru” and it is derived from the English word cool. Although they are calm and collected, they can also turn to the dere side. They can alternate between cool and lovey-dovey personality, but the intensity depends on various influences. Influences such as certain moments, people, or other triggers.
Coodere personality is a variation of Kuudere personality. They are both collected and not expressive. But, the difference is that people with Coodere personality (“coo” is the Japanese pronunciation of the English word “cold”), tend to go lovestruck. True, they are cold and emotionless at the beginning, but they develop feelings over time and they express them. People with Kuudere personality may be in love all along, but they won’t show it.
This name is composed of the words “tsun tsun” (turn away in disgust), “kuudere”, and “deredere”. It basically means that Kuutsundere is a variation of Kuudere and Tsundere personalities. To be more exact, there are two types of this personality – the Apathetic type and the Temperic type. Those who are more apathetic type, they will be, of course, more apathetic. They aren’t really emotional and you rarely see a smirk on their face. Their soul is simply filled with sarcasm and unpoliteness. The Temperic type is a type that can go two ways – emotionless and Hulk-angry behavior.
This variation is actually composed of a word we didn’t explain before – the word “gire”. It means “to be mad or to be done with”. There is nothing lovey-dovey about them, meaning they lack sympathy and warm emotions. People with Kuugire personality are sadistic, cruel, always depicted as evil characters.
Nothing satisfies them more than violence over another person and that the power they hold in their hands over someone’s destiny. Although they sound like a Yandere type, they are not. The reason behind that statement is that they lack mental disorders and there is nothing romantic in their emotions. They aren’t driven by love, but pure destruction and need to hurt others.
Characters that represent this Dere Type personality: Akame (Akame Ga Kill), Mei Aihara (Citrus), C.C. and Anya Alstreim (Code Geass), Giyu Tomioka (Kimetsu no Yaiba), Eucliwood Hellscythe (Kore wa Zombie Desu ka?) Setsuna Kiyoura (School Days), Hyouka Fuwa (Shimoneta), Shino Asada (Sword Art Online), Arin Kannazuki (Trinity Seven)…
This Dere type is rather mischievous, evil, and dangerous. They usually represent an antagonist in the anime, but only the „power of love“ can make them change sides and become good. Usually, they fall in love with the main character in the series, preferably the protagonist, but it is not a written rule. The name can come from the noun „mayakashi“, meaning „deception“ or „fake“, or it can come from a verb „ma yaka su“ and it can bear meaning „to deceive“ or „to swindle“.
Characters with this type of personality usually try really hard to mess up the plans of the main hero and even kill him/her. How to recognize a Mayadere? There is a good chance if they turned good to help the person they love, they will eventually turn back to being evil. To sum up, they stay true to their character.
Characters that represent this Dere Type personality: Train Heartnet (Black Cat), Temari (Naruto), Charlotte Pudding (One Piece), Ellen Kurokawa (Suite PreCure), Quiche (Tokyo Mew Mew), Len Tao (Shaman King), Ferid Bathory (Owari no Seraph), Rachnera Arachnera (Monster Musume no Iru Nichijo), Kiritsugu Emiya and Maiya Hisau (Fate/Zero), Daigo Kurogami (Beyblade Burst)…
Characters with Megadere personality are best described with one phrase – fanboy/fangirl obsession. They fall in love with their love interest and they are not afraid to show them how much they like them, almost obsessing over them like a true fan. The best words to describe them are obsession, adoration, craziness, loyalty, and somewhat sweet. Others will know when they see this person crushing over someone. Even the love interest will know when these people are in love with them.
Literally, they are walking heart just following them around and beating harder and harder as they follow their crush. To them, a person they like can do nothing wrong, they are perfect in every possible way. The best way to recognize them in anime is that they will often have heart-eyes on their head or pink background and if you watched One Piece, someone may come to mind!
Characters that represent this Dere Type personality: Diane (The Seven Deadly Sins), Sanji (One Piece), Mizore Shirayuki (Rosario to Vampire), Prince Yuki Fan Club (Fruits Basket), Kondou (Gintama), Tomoe (Mai-Otome), Mao Nonosaka (Mirai Nikki), Yuki Kurihara (Momokuri), Marika Tachibana (Nisekoi), Sanae (Squid Girl)…
You won’t hear or find many people with Nemuidere personality in the anime. „Nemui“ stands for „sleepy“ and it literally means what it says. People with this type of dere personality are often very sleepy. And it happens that they fall asleep, on purpose or accidentally. They are everything that the word describes. People with Nemuidere personality are slow, lazy, drowsy and you won’t find them doing much.
But that is not a written rule. As we say, 100 people, 100 moods. There are people with this dere type of personality that can be very sleepy and yet, not lazy and vice versa. There are many shades of every personality on this list, and not every character in the same category is the same. Usually, when they fall in love, their love interest makes sure to keep them awake.
Characters that represent this Dere Type personality: Nemurin (Mahou Shoujo Ikusei Keikaku), Dorothy Unsworth (Black Clover), Shouta Aizawa (Boku no Hero Academia), Agiri Goshiki (Kill Me Baby!), Naegleria Nebiros (Kore wa zombie desu ka?), Keima Masada (Lazy Dungeon Master), Nemu (Haibane Renmei), Gabriel White Tenma (Gabriel Dropout), Nobita Nobi (Doraemon), Laffey (Azur Lane)…
„Nyan“ is a Japanese onomatopoeia for a cat sound and it represents people who love cats or they resemble a cat in the physical or mental form. You will usually find them having cat ears, act or sound like cats or simply end their sentences with the mentioned word „nyan“. Quite simple to recognize, right? Most of them are sweet, adorable and you can’t resist their looks or their speech, but then again, there can be people with this type of personality who are more mature, sexy, and know-how to walk to get someone’s attention.
Characters that represent this Dere Type personality: Nyu (Elfen Lied), Schrodinger (Hellsing Ultimate), Eris (Cat Planet Cuties), Black Hanekawa (Bakemonogatari), Nyanta (Log Horizon), Rumiho Farris Akiha (Steins;Gate), Cyan (Show By Rock), Ritsuka Aoyagi (Loveless), Neko (K Project), Nyanta (Log Horizon)…
Oujidere personality is simply a male version of Himedere personality. It is focused on male characters who wish to be treated like princes, either they really are princes or not. „Ouji“ stands for the prince in the Japanese language. Just like Himedere personality, these male characters are arrogant, stuck up, bossy, and very prideful. They will ask others to do their work for them. Well, not ask, but demand.
When it comes to falling in love, they will treat that person with a bit more respect and warmth, but they will not lose their head over them. Even their significant other must be perfect and willing to adore them. It doesn’t sound to be easy when sharing the company with these people, does it? Unless you are that person, then you’re having a blast.
Characters that represent this Dere Type personality: Alois Trancy and Ciel Phantomhive (Black Butler), Byakuya Togami (Danganronpa), Bo (Hamtaro), Katsumi Sako (Life), Hutt River (Hetalia), Emperor (Splatoon Manga), Hibiki Shikyoin (Pripara), Vegeta (Dragonball Z), Lelouch Lamperouge (Code Geass)…
Oujodere personality is the more polite version of Himedere personality. They act like princesses, but in a polite, humble manner. „Oujou“ stands for a princess and when you see this type of person in anime, you know that they are kind, gentle, very ladylike people.
The best way to understand what makes them different from Himedere personality is to compare them to a real version of a kind princess – Princess Diana. They radiate compassion, altruism, and the pure goodness of their heart. You won’t see this dere type to lose their composure or collected demeanor, but rather always professional and as stated before, eager to help and do good.
Characters that represent this Dere Type personality: Mitsuyo Fujioka (Another), Hinako Aikawa (Bitter Virgin), Retsu Unohana (Bleach), Mirai Yashima (Gundam), Shirahoshi (One Piece), Miya Asama (Sekirei), Elizabeth Liones (The Seven Deadly Sins), Natsuhi Ushiromiya (Umineko), Tiffany Evergarden (Violet Evergarden), Tsumugi Kotobuki (K-On!)…
Sadistic, cold, and definitely not empathic. This is what it means to have a Sadodere personality. It comes from the word „sado“, but it was actually shortened from the word „sadomasochistic“. So, yes, people with Sadodere personality love to play with their „prey“ and their feelings. It makes their blood boil when they manipulate and sexually torture other people.
Sadodere types experience pure pleasure in such moments and usually don’t know when is it time to stop, maybe even going a step too far. They will treat everybody the same, but they will become even more sadistic towards the ones they like or love.
You might think we are describing a Yandere type here, but there is a difference in their motivation when doing harm. Sadodere hurt other people simply for the pleasure of it, while Yandere types will do harm to people who might hurt their love interests. Yandere type strives to protect those they love and Sadodere simply wants to feel blood and hear some screams.
Characters that represent this Dere Type personality: Diva (Blood+), Junko Enoshima (Danganronpa), Izaya Orihara (Durarara), Luke and Jan Valentine (Hellsing), Lapis Lazuli (Houseki no Kuni), Asami Hoshino (Myself; Yourself), Nemesis (To LOVE-Ru), Anna Midorikawa (Prison School), Nemu Manaka (Euphoria)…
People with Shundere personality are the complete opposite of people with Deredere personality. Always gloomy, always sad. You will easily recognize them in animes because they almost never smile, and even if they do, it is to hide their sadness from others. But even in those instances, you will recognize that they are using a fake smile. They usually wear dark clothes.
They are often quiet and they won’t stand around when in class. Meaning, they won’t eagerly participate in class, which makes them unmotivated in everyone else’s eyes. They can fall in love and open up about themselves to their love interest, but they will still stay true to their personality. They are like walking shadows who don’t know how to touch the sun.
Characters that represent this Dere Type personality: Tomoko Kuroki (WataMote), Masashi Masamune (FLCL), Toru Fujisaki (Yarichin Bitch Club), Lisette Weltall (11eyes), Laymia (Beelzebub), Rei Kiriyama (3-Gatsu no Lion), Nozomu Itoshiki (Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei), Spinel Sun (CardCaptor Sakura), Ririchiyo Shirakiin (Inu x Boku SS), Mei Misaki (Another)…
A type of dere personality that you will find in almost every anime. They are fan-favorite kind of people to watch on screen and we cannot deny that there is a certain appeal about them. The name tsundere is a compound of two words – “tsuntsun” which means grumpy and “deredere” which means lovey-dovey. People with Tsundere personality are usually stern, harsh, angry, and irritated, but also love-struck and embarrassed of their feelings for another person. They will often deny their feelings for someone because they refuse to acknowledge their own feelings.
Their typical behavior is calling their crush „Baka!“ (fool, idiot), short irritated sighs, and stern posture. Because of their personality appeal, they often act like tsundere from beginning to the end, no matter if they have a significant other or they don’t. But that doesn’t mean that they are emotionless. Far from it. People with tsundere personality do feel and they can show their true feelings to the one they love, but it is a long journey to that point. The tsundere personality tends to show less shyness than the Bodere personality and more aggressiveness than the Hiyakasudere personality.
People with this type of personality simply love guns and everything about them. Such characters will often wield a gun in their hands while at the same time blush and show eagerness while firing. They are an extreme version of Tsundere, almost acting like Yandere, but they don’t kill for love. The reason for killing is trying to hide their emotions.
People with Deretsun personality are kind and positive with everyone, but they turn cold and angry when facing a person they love or a certain individual.
These characters are quite honest, but there is a catch. They are honest with others, usually quite brutally, but never honest with themselves. People with Tsunpure personality tend to lie to themselves, being quite sensitive and harsh. The word „pure“ comes from the English language, meaning that they are pure of heart or intentions. They don’t know how to control their feelings so they often lash out, but later on, reveal what is bothering them. They are like humans who are learning how to act like a human.
Tsundra personalities don’t have a -dere in their name and that means that there is nothing lovey-dovey about them. Quite the opposite, actually. They are cold, cruel, somewhat chill, and honest like a Tsunpure. What reminds them of Tsundere is their nature to call the other person stupid or annoying, but they say it in a serious manner like they truly believe it. It can be perceived quite cold from their tone of voice. We explained that „tsun“ means grumpy, but it is also derived from the word “tundra” – physical places with extremely low temperatures.
People with Tsunshun personality often act grumpy and cold at the beginning, but what differentiates them from Tsundere is that they won’t change their act, even if they want to. They will not try to win over the person of love interest, rejecting him/her in a rather rude and cold manner. But, eventually will feel sorry for rejecting them. This cycle will be repeated over and over and over again. It is like they are stuck in a loop.
Shyness dominates their behavior. They still have the angry side („tsun tsun“), but the emotion of shyness is more dominant. People with tsuntere personality are a bit warmer than a Tsundere and aren’t as rude. They could wash their mouth with some soap here and there (meaning that they use foul language), but that’s about it.
People with this personality are rarely born with it, but rather learn it through socialization. It is literally a person who decided to be cold, not expressive and not in touch with their feelings that they turned into a literal idiot. But that doesn’t mean that they weren’t an idiot from the start. Others might realize what their true personality is, but they might not be sure because of the constant silly situations people with Tsun’aho personality put themselves in.
Tsungire might be the most similar to Sadodere personality. They are in no way associated with love, but filled with pure rage. People with Tsungire personality are extremely cold, rude, and violent. There is not a “normal” side of them, which means that they are constantly in a “crazy” state that keeps them on the edge. The reason why they have their own categorization is that they will simply be evil and cruel. Love is never their motivation, while if you look at Yandere, they are driven by love.
BST or “Belligerent Sexual Tension” is often compared to Tsundere, but not to be mistaken, they are two quite separate things. When we talk about Tsundere, we talk about a type of personality. But, when we talk about BST, we talk about a situation created by two characters who are in love with each other. The fun situation is when they both lie to each other and they both act very unapproachable. If you’ve seen Kaguya-sama, the main characters Kaguya Shinomiya and Miyuki Shirogane are perfect examples of BST and it is highly entertaining to watch. Go watch it. Now! Go, go!
Characters that represent this Dere Type personality: Makise Kurisu and Okabe Rintarou (Steins;Gate), Meryl Stryfe (Trigun), Touka Kirishima (Tokyo Ghoul), Tanya Degurechaff (The Saga of Tanya The Evil), Tony Tony Chopper (One Piece), Mary Saotome (Kakegurui), Claire Harvey (Hundred), Chika Ogiue (Genshiken), Shin (Amnesia)…
„Un“ is a shortened version of the word „yes“ and you can hear that word said quite often in animes. It is typical for an Undere personality to be highly agreeable. Anime characters with this personality will always say yes and do their chores because they want to help, not because they need to.
They are kind, loyal, and live to serve those they love. When falling in love, they will do anything their love interest asks of them to do. These characters are created very simple, their life motto is always „yes“ and they don’t think about the consequences. Someone may use their eagerness to help and serve, which also makes them naive too.
Characters that represent this Dere Type personality: Giyu Tomioka (Kimetsu no Yaiba), Misa Amane (Death Note), Sakura Haruno (Naruto), Chinatsu Yoshikawa (Yuru Yuri), Hotaru (Non Non Biyori), Hikaru (Grendizer), Hestia (DanMachi), Neco Arc Bubbles (Carnival Phantasm), Aiesasuke (Aggretsuko), Gilbert Nightray (Pandora Hearts)…
Utsudere personality might remind you of Shundere personality. They are both associated with sadness, depression, and gloominess, of course, there is a difference. People with Shundere personality are sad from start to finish of the anime and it is just who they are, while it is not like that with Utsudere personality. Characters with Utsudere personality usually are depressed because something happened to them. They have a reason to be sad and it makes them a bit more real or more identifiable with the real emotions. The very word „Utsu“ means depression.
Usually, these people suffer mental or physical bullying, the death of a close person, more negative moments in a short period of time… Such moments impact heavily on their personality later in life and makes it hard for them to go back to their usual self. That means that they were likely happy in the past or more casual. There is always a chance they can bounce back, but they just have to find that someone who will give them a healing hand.
29 – A. Menhera
There is also the term Menhera associated with Utsudere. Everything written about Utsudere applies to Menhera, but there is one major difference. Menhera is a person with mental disorders, and you will recognize them in animes because they are always represented in a „kawai“ manner to normalize suck dark behavior.
They are aesthetically more pleasing to see, but once you dive in a bit deeper, you will notice the disturbing parts. They always hurt themselves, going a step further than people with Utsudere personality. The reason for visually representing them separately from Utsudere is to give attention to people with such problems in real life in order to help them before they go a step too far.
Characters that represent this Dere Type personality: Hans Molder (Emma), Piccolo (Dragon Ball), Veronica and Erica (Gangsta), Reki (Haibane Renmei), Rika Furude (Higurashi no naku koro ni), Yu Ishigami (Kaguya sama Love Is War), Kirika Yuumura (Noir), Meia Gisborn (Vandread), Eren Yeager (Attack on Titan)…
A true ruler of all dere types! “Yan” comes from the word “yanderu” and it means “to be mentally sick”. It is pretty much the extreme version of a person who is in love with someone, but takes it too far. People with yandere personality are extremely obsessive over their loved ones, loyal and lovestruck.
They will do anything to get that person they love. They will hurt others if they hang out with their crush or just torture them. And they see nothing wrong with that. People with Yandere personality can’t eat, breathe or live without their crush and it pretty much turns into a very unhealthy kind of relationship.
At first, these people are sweet, lovable, and kind, but you soon learn their “on the edge” part of the personality, usually when there are other characters near their love interest. People aren’t often born with this personality, but some tragic or traumatic event from the past triggers this type of behavior. How to recognize them in animes? Typical signs are blood on their clothes, a blank stare, a weapon in their hand, and a fixation on one person. Of course, there are some variations of Yandere personality.
People with Yangire personality are usually people who have already snapped. They are at the point where they don’t believe in love or goodness anymore, and they are fixated on killing everyone in their way. Even if they might get hurt in the process. It is typical for them not to have a love interest and they are not driven by love. Insanity and violence are their signatures and if you’ve seen Rena Ryuugu from Higurashi no Naku Koro ni, you know what we are talking about.
A Yandegire personality (Yandeguire; Y2P) is a relatively new term that basically describes an extreme version of Yandere personality. This personality is often described as violent, angry, unreasonable, and similar. You’ll recognize them as they tend to have two or more personalities. They see their loved one as the sun, their center of the universe, and everyone who is drawn to them, they must die. Yandegire-personality-type people will kill in the most brutal and cold way if it means keeping their soulmate to themselves.
Characters that represent this Dere Type personality: Yuno Gasai (Mirai Nikki), Akane Hiyama (Renai Boukun), Kotonoha Katsura (School Days), Grell Sutcliff (Black Butler), Lucy (Elfen Lied), Shion Sonozaki (Higurashi no Naku Koro ni), Nui Harime (Kill la Kill), Himiko Toga (My Hero Academia), Albedo (Overlord), Anna Nishikinomya (Shimoneta)…
With them is only alcohol, alcohol and… Yes, alcohol! People with this kind of personality, love to drink. And you will constantly see them with a bottle in their hands. Because it is associated with Japanese culture, they mostly drink sake or beer. But that is not the written rule. It can always be wine or something stronger.
They are always drunk, which makes it rather comedic. Although they constantly share their time with the bottle, there are instances when they are sober. Those are mostly moments when they are with their significant other.
The term is derived from a past form of “you”. That is, the word “yotta” and bears the meaning “drunk”. You can expect from them a change of personality while drunk. And let’s face it, who doesn’t act differently while drunk? These characters do things they would usually do.
From violent acts to crying and blurring out secrets. Eventually, they end up regretting their drunken state. When they fall in love, they can go two ways. The first way is to drink even more trying to understand what these feelings are. The second way is to stop drinking out of respect for the one they love.
Characters that represent this Dere Type personality: Shoko Ieiri (Jujutsu Kaisen), Mitsune Konno (Love Hina), Tsunade (Naruto), Minako Okukawa (Yuri !!! On Ice), Yasuko Takasu (Toradora), Naga the Serpent (The Slayers), Miki (Ramen Fighter Miki), Misato Katsuragi (Neon Genesis Evangelion), Dr. Kenzo Tenma and Eva Heinemann (Monster)…
To sum everything up and conclude, one character can fit into more than one of mentioned categories. They are often complex and rich with emotions and beliefs. And that is what is most interesting about them. You can analyze them day after day and you’ll still find something new and unexplored about them. A human mind is a fragile, yet strong thing. Complex, yet linear when it comes to their actions.
There are many characters we didn’t mention, but they do belong to this list and you can tell us about some of them. Why do you think somebody belongs on this list and which personality is most interesting to you? Tell us in the comments! If you ever want to write a story or a manga, which type of personality do you want to include in your story?
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