Friday, June 10, 2016

Which Marvel Avenger Are You Based On Myers-Briggs Type Indicator?

This was really difficult, to say the least. I have heard the personality types for these characters disputed and to be completely honest, I don't completely agree with my assessment. There was more than one character I kept flip-flopping back-and-forth on. I am interested to hear your input. Are there any characters you would have typed differently? According to my assessment, which character are you? If you have never taken the Myers-Briggs personality test, you can find a free shorter version of this test at 16personalities.com


Steve Rogers / Captain America – ESFJ

Provider - Loyal, Traditional, Sensitive, Responsible, Generous, Optimistic

The strongest defining characteristic of our beloved Captain is no doubt loyalty and an unwavering sense of duty to his country, convictions, but most importantly to his friends. But Steve is not simply about following the rules and maintaining order at all cost. He has a deep sensitive side to him as well. He picks up on the emotions of others and does his best to dissolve conflict and feelings of ill-will. He cares for his friends and he cares for the "little guy" because he has been the little guy. His charismatic leadership skills inspire confidence in those around him and draw people to follow and trust him. If the Captain has a weakness, it is failing to understand someone else's perspective. In his eyes, there is a right way and a wrong way and he will not hesitate to criticize and oppose anything that does not align with his beliefs. He is quick to make a judgment call and slow to compromise. 

Tony Stark / Iron Man – ENTP

Debater – Friendly, Resourceful, Headstrong, Self-Centered, Independent, Curious, Clever

In Captain America: Civil War, we all saw a side of Tony Stark we had never really seen before, the grieving side of Tony or more like the side of Tony who never truly grieved the death of his parents and still doesn't quite know what to do with his negative emotions. Tony has always been known for being fiercely independent, obstinate, conceited, and brilliant. He can be charming and charismatic, but never diplomatic. He prefers to work alone, but he doesn't mind stealing the spotlight once in a while to show off his intellect. He is not necessarily out to play the hero. Unlike Steve Rogers, Tony's motivations are not rooted in his loyalty to his convictions but rather his insatiable curiosity and thirst for knowledge. Tony is willing to go to great lengths to satisfy his intense desire to learn and explore and he's not afraid to play devil's advocate once in a while to do so. He does care about helping people and improving the welfare and protection of his home planet, but to Tony being a hero is more about solving a giant puzzle. In Avengers: Age of Ultron Tony takes things too far and compromises the safety of, well, the entire universe in his pursuit for knowledge. He has a difficult time drawing the line and because of this tendency he needs the people in his life who are close to him to ground him and keep him on the straight and narrow. 

Thor – ENTJ


Commander – Ambitious, Forceful, Strategic, Optimistic, Egotistical, Adaptable, Energetic

Thor is the quintessential hero. He's dashingly handsome, strong, heroic, and brave. And he carries around that giant hammer, the symbol of his infinite worthiness and purity of heart. Like Captain America, Thor is a born leader, motivated to protect his kingdom and the people he loves by his strong conviction and unwavering sense of duty and loyalty. He is reliable and steadfast. However, Thor is not always the most sensitive or perceptive person. His leadership was bestowed upon him for his humble worthiness, but sometimes his status goes to his head. He can be a little arrogant and lofty. He doesn't really pick up on peoples' emotions and has the tendency to walk over others’ feelings without even realizing it. Sometimes this backfires, as in the case of his adopted brother, Loki. But ultimately Thor holds steadfastly to what he believes and will always be there to fight for and protect the people he loves.

Bruce Banner / Hulk – INTJ


Mastermind – Discreet, Industrious, Logical, Deliberate, Self-Confident, Methodical

Similar to Iron Man, Bruce Banner is driven by an insatiable thirst for knowledge and an understanding of the world. He has a great vision to help people in his pursuits and discoveries but he would rather not play the hero on the battlefield or draw any attention to himself whatsoever. Bruce is less inclined to enjoy the spotlight, but he inevitably draws a crowd because he transforms into a giant, green, angry, and terrifyingly powerful creature. Still, he does not enjoy being the center of attention and would rather leave that role to someone else. Banner is most content when he can work anonymously by himself in some remote location where he feels his scientific discoveries and work benefits others the most. Beneath his outward calm, Banner is a storm of emotions he does not necessarily understand or even knows how to control all the time, though in the first Avengers movie we saw how he conveniently figures out how to manage his hulkish rage for the first time. 

Nick Fury – ESTJ


Supervisor – Contented, Energetic, Prejudiced, Self-Satisfied, Practical, Conventional

Fury is the driving force that initially brings the Avengers together. He is not a hero and he is not at all about decorum, attention or popularity whatsoever. Fury is out to get the job done. To him there is one right way, his way, and he doesn't really care if everyone agrees with him or not. He knows where to find people to take his side. Fury is pragmatic and straightforward, less concerned with individuals as much as he is concerned about saving the entire universe as quickly as possible and with as few casualties as possible. While Fury works hand-in-hand with S.H.I.E.L.D., we see in Captain America: Winter Soldier how little faith Fury really has in the agency and in government institutions in general (I mean, what is up with that armored car? A little paranoid, are we?) 

Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow – ISFP


Composer – Easygoing, Flexible, Spontaneous, Friendly, Quiet, Creative

Romanoff may not be a free-spirited hippie who paints rainbows and sunsets all day long, but she certainly maintains an uncompromising standard of style and grace in everything she does and she is all about dismantling stereotypes. She is an independent, adventurous, introverted, and sensitive spirit with a keen awareness and physical agility. Details of her environment don't escape her. Unfortunately she sometimes finds herself on the wrong side when her curiosity and desire for adventure get the best of her. For the most part, Romanoff is compliant and willing to let others take the lead, but she is not afraid to speak her mind and not afraid to go her own way. She is used to acting on her own apart from the approval of others. Romanoff does not often exhibit open, direct opposition, but she certainly has a rebellious streak which shines when she takes Stark's side and signs the Accords but ultimately acts instinctively on what she thinks needs to be done, even if that means assisting the Cap and Bucky.

This lady is all kinds of awesome, and WHY DOES SHE NOT HAVE HER OWN MOVIE YET?


Bucky Barnes / Winter Soldier – ESTP


Dynamo - Energetic, Dominant, Flexible, Demanding, Sociable, Playful

Mental disorders blur the lines of personalities and it is obvious that Hydra’s influence permanently damaged Bucky. To grasp Bucky’s character we have to go back to the beginning, back to the 1940s, to the making of the first Avenger, Captain America. Bucky is Steve’s childhood best friend. He’s the guy who wards off the bullies and sticks up for Steve no matter what. He is the sociable, charming one of the two, but instead of deep emotional connections, Bucky is more about the experience itself and living in the moment. Bucky has his own personal convictions and moral compass, but he does not necessarily need everyone to see things his own way. He simply wants to be free to live as he chooses. Bucky often acts impulsively, relying on his ability to improvise and act quickly than on his foresight and logic. Though he is not an overly introspective and philosophical person, Bucky is highly perceptive and has a keen eye and memory for details. Hydra has certainly done its damage on this Winter Soldier, but his personality nonetheless shines through as he reconnects with his friend Steve and with his past.

Sam Wilson / Falcon – ENFP 


Champion – Enthusiastic, Outgoing, Spontaneous, Changeable, Impulsive, Energetic, Understanding

Steve Rogers first meets Sam Wilson during his morning run ("on your left"). Wilson is surprised and a little disgusted with Rogers' super speed and strength, but the two quickly forge a connection during a military focus group for soldiers struggling from PTSD after returning from active duty. In characteristic fashion, Wilson connects with the soldiers as well as Rogers, sharing his own inspirational story of how he recovered after losing his wing man during a night op, and inspiring Rogers to continue to find a reason to live. Though their friendship begins rather quickly, Wilson's loyalty and belief in Captain America is steadfast. When the Winter Soldier appears on the scene, Wilson urges caution but displays understanding and remains loyal to the Captain's decisions since he knows what it means to the Captain to finally find a friend from the past, someone who can relate to what he has been through, someone he couldn't save then but has the chance to save now. Wilson can be serious and focused when need be, but he prefers to keep things light, frequently interjecting his wit and sense of humor into intense situations.  

Lieutenant James Rhodes / War Machine – ENFJ


Teacher – Active, Pleasant, Sociable, Demanding, Impatient, Appreciative, Compromising

Lt. Rhodes initially appears on the scene as Tony Stark's glorified babysitter in the original Iron Man movie. But Rhodes is not simply there to oversee damage control. He serves as more of a father figure and eventually a friend in Stark's life. He is a mentor and a firm believer in the potential Stark has. His role in Stark's life is vital because while the whole world views Tony as a shallow reckless millionaire playboy genius, Rhodes never stops believing Stark is capable of more. Like Potts, he accepts Tony for who he is, but he doesn't stop there. He holds Stark to a high standard, the standard he believes Stark can and should achieve. Rhodes' loyalties are ultimately in his ideals and in the people he cares most about. His strong loyalty is his best characteristic, but it can also serve as a blind spot in his judgment. 

Clint Barton / Hawkeye – ISTP


Craftsman – Critical, Detached, Guarded, Independent, Resourceful, Observant

Until Avengers: Age of Ultron, Hawkeye and his past remained a mystery. There is still much of Hawkeye that he keeps to himself (BUDAPEST--TELL ME NOW!!). He is not a man of many words and he is also not the kind of person to talk a lot about himself. In Age of Ultron, we saw a little more of the Clint Barton behind the skilled craftsman and Avenger, Hawkeye. When he is not forging intricate weapons and arrows for his bow, Hawkeye prefers to spend his time with his family. He is independent to the core but will not hesitate to be there for the friends and family he loves. His job as an Avenger is just the kind of thrill-seeking, moonlighting hobby every craftsman needs. 

T’Challa / Black Panther – ISTJ 


Inspector – Cautious, Conventional, Responsible, Organized, Dutiful, Traditional

T’Challa is introduced for the first time in Captain America: Civil War as the young king of the fictional African country Wakanda. His character is quickly but thoroughly defined when his father is assassinated in the explosion of the United Nations during the signing of the Accords. The young grieving king takes it upon himself to avenge his father’s death and assumes the mascot of his country as the Black Panther vigilante. His motivation in siding with Iron Man is purely personal—he wants to kill the Winter Soldier. As logical and deliberate as T’Challa is, he is not an emotionless machine. His emotions are governed by his sense and this is ultimately his salvation because in the end he realizes the truth and that the road of vengeance is the road to self-destruction. In many ways, he makes the decision Tony Stark cannot make and enables himself to be driven by a desire for peace and a greater good rather than his own personal feelings. His journey to healing begins with helping others to heal.

Am I the only one who's really excited for this guy's solo movie?!? I didn't think so.

Vision – INFJ


Counselor – Sincere, Sympathetic, Unassuming, Nurturing, Reserved, Patient, Loyal

Starting out as Jarvis, the artificial intelligence, companion, and robotic assistant created by Tony Stark, Vision is essentially the perfect being. He was forged from Loki’s staff and given incredible powers of perception, strength, and wisdom. Vision’s wisdom and ability to see the outcome of any given situation gives off the appearance of fortune-telling, but he cannot see the future, he simply is incredibly intuitive. Before taking action, Vision must deliberate and consider a matter for a long time. Though he is powerful, he finds it difficult to make spur-of-the-moment decisions in a fight. On the battlefield, he typically takes a more defensive reactionary approach than a full-blown aggressive onslaught. He is motivated by a desire to maintain peace and harmony within the earth and between his friends and he is uncompromising in his deeply held convictions. Nevertheless, Vision is not without weakness and his weakness is no doubt his emotions. Vision obviously feels a great deal, perhaps more than any other character and certainly more than he lets on, but he's not always the best at articulating his emotions and it takes him some time to understand them.

Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet Witch – INFP 


Healer – Artistic, Reflective, Careless, Sensitive, Flexible, Appreciative

If there is one character who feels more deeply than Vision, it is Wanda Maximoff. With the power to move objects with her mind and manipulate peoples’ emotions, Wanda internalizes everything around her. This is evident in the opening of Captain America: Civil War when she does her best to contain the explosion but inevitably ends up destroying half a building, killing and wounding several people. She also is still not quite recovered from the death of her brother in the previous movie and is working out who she is as a specially gifted human (or mutant, to be precise). She needs time and freedom to discover who she is. She does not necessarily make her decisions based on objective logic or sense, but rather on how she personally feels and understands the situation at hand. When deciding whether or not she will sign the Accords, Wanda needs more time than most of the other characters. She ends up choosing the Captain’s side, not necessarily because she is completely against the Accords, but because she feels her freedom is threatened by Stark’s attempts to “protect” her.

Scott Lang / Ant-Man – ESFP


Performer – Changeable, Charming, Spontaneous, Energetic, Forceful, Initiating, Resourceful

None of the Avengers are quite as entertaining or amusing as Scott Lang, otherwise known as Ant-Man. He never takes himself too seriously and easily diffuses the tension of any given situation, which is a blessed relief in the midst of Captain America: Civil War.  Easygoing and relaxed, Scott is not always the most reliable person in the world. He can be forgetful and distracted but ultimately he wants to do the right thing and fulfill all of his obligations as a father and superpower. Though you might not think it at first glance, Lang is kind of brilliant (I mean, he did graduate with a Master's in electrical engineering) but he functions best when he is in the heat of action, often relying on his skill and ability to improvise in the moment. 

Sharon Carter / Agent 13 – ISFJ


Protector – Conservative, Conventional, Guarded, Reserved, Industrious, Compassionate

Agent Carter is the niece of Captain America’s love interest from the 1940s, Agent Peggy Carter, the founder of S.H.I.E.L.D. Sharon is a significantly understated character, but don’t be deceived by her genteel and calm appearance. Agent Carter is not afraid to fight for what she believes and for the people she loves, even if it means compromising her career. She utilizes her practical sense and strong moral compass alongside her compassion and altruism to formulate her decisions. Her ideals are inherently conventional and traditional and she is inclined to side with the United States government, but even though she maintains the outward appearance of compliance, she ultimately supports the Captain because her relentless loyalty remains with the people she cares about.

Peter Parker / Spider-Man – INTP


Architect – Candid, Ingenious, Complex, Independent, Rebellious, Philosophical, Detached

Peter is an understated genius, the kind of person you would not necessarily pin as a genius upon first acquaintance because he is so humble and quiet about his accomplishments. He is also a reluctant hero, one of the few heroes who is determined to keep his alter-ego as Spiderman a secret. Even though Peter is exceptionally wise, intelligent, and mature for his age, he still maintains a childlike enthusiasm and outlook on the world. This can be seen in Captain America: Civil War during the showdown at the airport hanger. In the midst of the battle, Peter can't help but geek out about how Captain America's shield defies the laws of physics and Bucky's arm is made of metal (that is so cool!). His candidness throws team Cap off just a little and lightens the whole mood of the conflict, for which we are eternally grateful.

What did you think of my Myers-Briggs assessment of each of these characters? Would you have typed the characters differently? If so, how? Which character are you? 


16 comments :

  1. I totally agree!!! Black Widow should have her own movie by now!!! Your assessment for each information was very informative. I didn't watch Age of Ultron, so I had no idea that Vision from The Civil War is actually Jarvis!

    -Blaze Ann
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    1. I personally think a Black Widow + Winter Soldier movie would be epic. She definitely deserves her own spotlight after all this time.

      Age of Ultron is definitely worth the watch, though it's not my favorite of the Avengers movies. It certainly has some gems in it and a lot of what happens in Civil War is a result of Ultron.

      Was it just me or did Civil War feel like more of an Avengers movie than a Captain America movie? I mean, Cap was definitely the main character, but it was just so full of characters and it felt like a continuation of Avengers: Age of Ultron as well as Winter Soldier. :)

      Thanks for stopping by, Blaze! :D

      Dani xoxo

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  2. I took a personality test a few months ago, and I was an ISFJ, so I'd be Sharon Carter! And I...haven't seen the Avenger movies. *COUGH* XD I know, it's pretty crazy sounding, but I haven't. XD Though, I've seen Ant-Man, the movie, and I would be interested in watching Captain America's original movie... ;)

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    1. Micaiah, I'm ALWAYS behind on movies. I haven't seen the latest Star Wars yet and I've been "burned at the stake" a few times for that. XD

      Not all the Avengers movies are worth watching, though the Captain America movies (The First Avenger, Winter Soldier, and Civil War) are definitely worth the watch and a little more family friendly than Iron Man. Also the first Avengers movie and Avengers: Age of Ultron are both worthwhile, though my personal favorites would be Captain America: Winter Soldier and Civil War.

      I love the first Iron Man movie (the second two not so much), but it's definitely for a more mature audience and some of the content I wish they had just left out. :P Ant-Man is also fantastic! So lovable, lighthearted, but also awesome. :D

      Sharon Carter is an awesome character! She's not a "main character", but she's definitely an essential character in the second two Captain America movies. :)

      Dani xoxo

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    2. You haven't seen The Force Awakens!? JOKING. I won't 'burn you at the stake' for it. ;) I do recommend The Force Awakens, though! I really enjoyed it. (The two new main characters, Finn and Rey, are so fun. Rey is probably my favorite character from the whole Star Wars franchise now - or at least one of them!)

      Yeah! I'm kind of interested in Captain America - he just seems cool. I actually saw most of Iron Man, but it was a while ago so... I only remember some of it and can't really form too much of an opinion. Isn't it a bummer when they put content in that a movie just doesn't need? :P

      Yep! Ant-Man was fun. It was surprisingly clean and family-friendly! And Ant-Man himself is a fun guy. They did make the movie pretty lighthearted, which was nice.

      I'll have to ask my sister about Sharon Carter. She's watched many more Avenger and Marvel movies than I have. XD

      Thanks so much for the info!
      Micaiah

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  3. As an ISFJ, I guess I'm Sharon Carter! I feel like I don't know enough about her say if it's accurate or not. Was she in Age of Ultron (I never saw it)? What's funny is that I usually get Captain America; I guess it depends on if you see one sees him as more of an introvert or an extrovert. :)

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    1. Captain America is usually typed as an ISFJ and he's one of the characters I was a little indecisive about. The two types ESFJ and ISFJ are pretty similar.

      Sharon Carter appears in Captain America: Winter Soldier and then Captain America: Civil War. She's the niece of Peggy Carter from the first Captain America movie. :)

      Dani xoxo

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    2. Sorry it took me like two weeks to see this. ;) Yeah, my mom is an esfj and I'm an isfj...I can see how we're similar but I'm definitely more introverted! :D
      Thanks. I saw her in both of those movies, but wasn't sure if I missed something, haha!:)

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  4. Love this! You did a great job typing. ^ ^ I'm Vision and my friends are Captain America and Wanda. I find that really amusing. XD

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    1. Thanks, Victoria! Like I said, it was not easy. You're an INFJ? That's so cool! I'm an ENFP so I guess that makes me the Falcon. XD

      Dani xoxo

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  5. Really interesting post Dani! I can tell you put a lot of thought into it. :) It's really fun to see who you typed the different characters as and your descriptions of them. The MBTI is such an interesting & useful tool. I love learning about it. :)

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    1. I've been dabbling in MBTI and personality psychology for a while...I'm no expert, I mostly find it entertaining. :D

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  6. I'm still not entirely sure whether I'm more introverted or extroverted but I think I might be leaning on more of the extrovert side so... Captain America!! Yay!! He's great!! And he is usually an introvert on the other chart which makes me sad so when I saw this I was like, "YES!!"

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    1. Hmm...that can be a difficult thing to determine. A lot of extroverts are actually ambiverted which means they love to socialize with people but still can have introverted tendencies, like needing alone time and wanting space and time to think and internalize their circumstances, emotions, etc. For instance, I'm technically extroverted, but I can act like an introvert a lot of the time! :D

      I can definitely see you as an extrovert with maybe some introverted tendencies...I know, most people pin Captain America as an introvert. What can I say? I don't like measuring up to other peoples' expectations. ;)

      Dani xoxo

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    1. Haha do I sense a hint of skepticism? ;)

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