For over ten years, audiences have followed the adventures of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Yes, the comic book action and interwoven stories are part of the charm, but the real selling points of this franchise are its relatable heroes. With the vast array of characters, anyone can find a hero they identify with. Kevin Feige and his team have done an incredible job bringing these heroes to life in an empathetic way.
One of the best ways to understand a character's archetype and psychology is by applying the Myers-Briggs® personalities. This specified classification is often used to surmise one's social tendencies and ticks. So here are ten MCU characters who share your MBTI® Type.
10 Thor - ESTP
Thor, God of Thunder and Space Frat-Bro, is full of versatility and humor. This son of Asgard is a strong-willed leader who loves to tackle problems head-on. Though he is assertive, Thor still likes to let loose and have fun, though occasionally at his downfall. Out of all the types, Thor is clearly an ESTP.
ESTPs are classified as energetic problem solvers. They love addressing problems immediately and with as broad a scope as possible. Sometimes though, the tendency towards immediate action can lead to a narrower and less detail-oriented approach. Luckily, their good-natured humor and natural likability overcome their blind enthusiasm.
9 Captain Marvel - ISFP
Carol Danvers might be new to the MCU, but there is no denying her immediate impact (just ask that poor Blockbuster Video). Fans around the world immediately identified with this new galactic hero. When applying the MBTI®, Captain Marvel fits right into the ISFP type.
ISFPs are compassionate and concrete, often holding a strong moral compass. Carol has a strong will, and her values are incredibly important to her. Although she is loyal to the Kree, she does not sacrifice her beliefs for them. ISFPs hate having their personal freedoms and emotions limited, mirrored in Carol's journey from Kree Pawn to an independent hero.
8 Scarlet Witch - INFP
Scarlet Witch, aka Wanda Maximoff, is a hard character to place. Much of this is due to her reserved and complex tendencies. Because of this, no better type exists for her than INFP. Full of compassion for others, it was the clear archetype for a character like Wanda.
This is not to say that Wanda is weak. Instead, Wanda is selective as to when she chooses to be vulnerable. There are few characters apart from Vision who she chooses to open up with. INFPs are very empathetic, but choose when to express it.
7 Groot - INFJ
Sweet, sweet Groot. Who doesn't love this friendly giant? Groot might be a being of few words, but his gentle demeanor and peaceful nature screams INFJ. INFJs are identified by their insightful, private, and loyal personalities. Groot is that and more. He is a serene being who is dutiful to those he loves. He is not a fan of conflict, loudness, or disorder, and just wants everyone to get along. If INFJs had a motto, it'd be "We are Groot".
6 Black Panther - INTJ
T'Challa is a character who has a lot on his shoulders. Running a kingdom, losing his dad, and learning that his family covered up a murder and abandonment plot are just a few of the things he's handling in Black Panther. Only someone calm, cool, and collected can take all that stress.
T'Challa is an INTJ and conceptual planner. INTJs face problems thoroughly, logically, and decisively. Procrastination is a major point of stress for INTJs, along with micromanaging and indecision. As the king of the most secretive and powerful nation on earth, T'Challa does not have time to second-guess or overthink.
5 Black Widow - ISTP
Myers-Briggs® characterizes an ISTP by their realism, adaptability, and adventurous nature. Black Widow's nearly pessimistic personality and spy skills make her a stand out ISTP. When the protective guise disappears, Black Widow is a relatively straightforward and blunt individual.
She does not appreciate disregarding her practicality, independence, and occasionally cynical outlook. She is an expedient and practical member of The Avengers who brings a sense groundedness to even the most alien of circumstances.
4 Bruce Banner - INTP
No role fit Bruce Banner better than INTP. As a scientist and logical thinker, Banner had to go into this archetype. INTPs are some of the most ingenious types in all of Myers-Briggs®. They are analytical thinkers who apply logic and complex problem-solving to each task that comes their way. Bruce is obviously also a character who hates a lot of disruptions and noise. He is introverted and awkward in the most endearing way possible. Though their inward view of the world can alienate them from others, their critical lens is crucial to any team's success.
3 Spider-Man - ENFP
Spider-Man is known for his carefree and fun attitude. He is full of energy all his own. Because of this, Peter Parker is the prime example of an ENFP personality type. Spidey is known to be full of life, joy, and relatability.
ENFPs are known for looking at multiple solutions to problems and trying anything that might stick. They are not fans of detail and scrutiny, and sometimes that can lead to their downfall. But their authenticity, friendliness, and sociable personalities overcome any big-picture issues.
2 Captain America - ISFJ
Steve Rogers/Captain America is the heart of the MCU. The ultimate leader, everyone in the MCU looks up to Cap for significant decisions and guidance. With this mentor role Cap never loses sight of compassion and understanding. With all this in mind, Cap exudes the role of ISFJ. These types are characterized by their honor, tradition, and duty. ISFJs value the collective forces for good, and the inherent power of the individual.
1 Iron Man - ENTP
Headstrong, analytical, and witty. All of these describe Tony Stark, aka Iron Man. He is a figure who invites challenge and debate but has the best intentions. Somehow arrogant in the best way, Tony is a full-blown ENTP.
This type is often seen as a devil's advocate, always inviting discourse and discussion. They want to address problems in the most creative way possible, sometimes to their disadvantage. ENTPs are intelligent beyond belief, outspoken, and full of energy. Tony lives all of these traits and more.