Manic Pixie Dream Girl?
Growing up and basically until very recently there was no one on TV or in movies who I could 'identify with'. And that's not just in a racial/gender way but just in general. The question always seemed very odd to me, like, I'm supposed to 'see' some of myself in a fictional character in order to enjoy something? It was more like having some bones thrown at you and told "this is all you're getting AND YOU WILL LIKE IT! Or not, I don't care". Then I'd think, "Dang, that must be nice to have entertainment venues catering to you." :wistful face:
Anywhoo, the ditzy girl from 'confessions of a shopaholic'. I loved that character She was kind of a hyper manic ENFP caricature. That was the first character in a fictional work that I could 'identify with' which sounds odd, and not because I have a shopping addiction. :P
My point (yes I have one :P) is that Manic Pixie Girl trope seems fairly new or at least now is the golden age of it and Zooey is the poster child. It seems to have coalesced with the whole extreme 'man child' trope that started with Jack Black and Judd Apatow capitalizes on. I think with how popular her characters have become she's now a 'famous personality' so you won't see much deviation between her characters and herself. Kinda like Winona Ryder in her heyday. Makes you wonder if she was typecast all the time or just chose roles that she personally felt comfortable with.
Annnnd, yeah, the whole 'new girl quirky girl with bangs' template is very much an ENFP maybe an INFP. Her character on '500 Days of Summer' was ENXP, I think more ENTP than ENFP.