As the Marvel Cinematic Universe has continued expanding, we’ve met more and more heroes. And as movies come out, the characters change and evolve, revealing more of their personalities. Chances are good that there are some heroes you relate to more than others–but have you ever wondered why? Check out our Avengers personality typing.
Read on to find out which heroes from the first three phases of the MCU franchise have your personality types from enneagrams, Myers-Briggs, love languages, and more.
In its most basic sense, personality typing is figuring out which box you fit in. Those boxes vary based on which personality “test” you look into. The most popular are Enneagrams, Myers-Briggs, and Love Languages.
Enneagrams are one of the Truity assessments and are comprised of nine types based on a person’s fears, strengths, motivations, and other factors. If you want to learn more, Truity has more in-depth looks into each type that help you understand yourself more.
Myers-Briggs is another popular personality assessment. Each person gets four letters that describe their personality, strengths, and weaknesses. Each combination of letters (16 total) also has archetypes corresponding to their qualities.
Last but certainly not least, Love Languages (which some say is outdated, but I don’t care) determines how a person receives and expresses their feelings. There are five types: gifts, physical touch, words of affirmation, acts of service, and quality time.
Even though Vision is technically a robot, he still has feelings and a personality. From what we saw within his short time with Wanda, his primary love language is quality time. However, two other high-ranking love languages for him are acts of service and words of affirmation.
His enneagram is type 9, or the peacemaker. The peacemakers’ entire life is designed around finding peace in themselves and for others. We see that with Vision when he pleads with Wanda to let the Westview citizens go, even though it means he has to leave her again.
Those traits go hand-in-hand with his Myers-Briggs (MBTI) type ISTJ. An ISTJ, also called a logistician, is typically blunt when talking, dutiful, and calm. On the other hand, they can also be judgmental–but we won’t blame Vision because he is an AI created to be perfect, after all.
Though I didn’t include Hope in my book recommendations, I feel like I have enough of a read on her to talk about her personality types. First and foremost, her primary love language is quality time. She spent a lot of time with Scott, and that’s how she fell for him.
Her enneagram is 1-wing-9, also known as the idealist. She’s driven by the need to be correct and improve herself and those around her. Her MBTI personality is ENFJ, which ironically is the protagonist type (she needs her own movie next). Those with this personality type feel like they have a greater purpose and will do anything to fulfill that.
Scott Lang was a bit more difficult to place, but I think I got him figured out. His top two love languages are words of affirmation and quality time. The fact that both he and Hope have quality time high in their priorities is why they work so well together.
Scott’s MBTI is the entrepreneur or ESTP. We can see he’s extroverted and a bit energetic, as ESTPs usually are, but what really sets him in this type is his need to live life on the edge. If he didn’t, I don’t think he’d be the great superhero he is now.
For Scott’s enneagram, I went back and forth between type 6 and 7-wing-6. In the end, I settled on 7-wing-6, AKA the entertainer. His personality and drive fit more into that type. He constantly needs to have his wants and needs fulfilled, even if he must break some rules to get them.
This Guardian has a lot in common with Scott’s personality types, but with some key differences. His enneagram is a 7-wing-8 (the realist), meaning he shares more in common with types 7 and 8 than 7 and 6. But the basics are pretty much the same.
His top love languages are words of affirmation and acts of service, which we see plenty of during the Guardians movies as he shows his growing love for Gamora. His MBTI is ENFP, or the campaigner. These types can find creative ways to solve problems and wear their hearts on their sleeves.
Since I’m on the subject of Guardians, let’s talk about one of the most complex members of the team. Nearly all five of Gamora’s love languages are high up there. However, her top two are words of affirmation and physical touch, both of which she was deprived of while being raised by Thanos.
Her MBTI is ISTP (virtuoso), meaning she’s introverted, powerful, and a jack-of-all-trades. We see her constantly one-upping nearly everyone in combat, smarts, and other aspects of life. It matches perfectly with her enneagram – type 8, the challenger. This enneagram type shares nearly all of the same strengths and weaknesses as an ISTP.
Rhodey’s love language would most definitely be acts of service. From what I could see in his time onscreen, Rhodey doesn’t care much about riches and gifts, nor is he touchy-feely or wears his heart on his sleeve. That’s why I could only place his highest love language at this time.
His enneagram is type 1, also known as the reformer. Reformers are “head” types, meaning they aren’t driven by their hearts. This is clear when he suggests just killing Thanos as a baby instead of fighting the fully-grown Titan (smart thinking on his part). This type is also detail-oriented and follows whatever they believe their purpose is.
When it came to Myers-Briggs, it was a bit difficult. The only two apparent letters were he was observant (S) and judging (J). Those with judging personalities aren’t necessarily judgy; they only move forward when things are set in place. In the end, Rhodey fits the ESFJ (consul) type, meaning he is always helping those he cares about.
Dr. Stephen Strange was one of the easiest characters from the MCU to type because I share too many traits with him for my comfort. His enneagram is type 5, the investigator. This type’s biggest fear is being useless and unneeded. Sound familiar? It’s literally the reason he’s a sorcerer.
He’s also an INTJ (architect), meaning he’s introverted and all of his traits stem from logic, not emotions. Best seen in What If…?, Strange uses creative solutions to solve problems but sacrifices himself only because it’s the most logical decision. His love languages are also quality time and physical touch, which he probably missed the most during his What If…? arc.
Looking at Captain Marvel, it was relatively easy to place her. First and foremost, her love language is quality time. The only way she bonded with people was through spending time with them. Their words, gifts, acts of service, and touch never really helped her grow as a person.
Her enneagram is the same as Gamora’s – type 8, or the challenger – as they share many personality traits. On the other hand, her MBTI is ISFP (the adventurer). This type is typically passionate about whatever they find themselves drawn to. And we see that when her passion gives her a short temper, especially against the Kree.
As one of my favorite characters, I found it extremely easy to place Bucky. His enneagram is type 6, or the loyalist, and is committed to his friends but is suspicious of outsiders. Like Captain Marvel, he’s also an ISFP for many of the same reasons.
Because of his trauma as the Winter Soldier, his love languages had to have changed from the early 20th century to today, so I’ll focus on just post-Winter Soldier Bucky. In the present day, Bucky’s love languages are words of affirmation, quality time, and acts of service. His love goes to the people who do all of that for him (look at how close he got to Sam because of his love languages).
We didn’t get enough of the Black Panther before Chadwick Boseman’s passing, so this was a little hard, but I think I did him justice. T’Challa’s love languages are quality time and acts of service. We can see how much he loves the Dora Milaje and others in his close circle because of how much time they spend together.
His MBTI is INFJ, the advocate, because he’s introverted and runs things based on his feelings and experiences. T’Challa is driven by his visions for Wakanda’s future, which is precisely why he opened the country up to the rest of the world after being hidden for so long.
Going hand-in-hand with that, his enneagram is 1-wing-9, or the idealist. He has many of the same strengths and weaknesses as The Wasp (another 1-wing-9), which is evident in how they approach problems and develop solutions.
I am so happy to say that Loki and I have the same enneagram type. He’s a type four – an individualist. This type is described as withdrawn and sensitive, meaning we can be dramatic. And that’s definitely Loki to a tee. On the other hand, he’s an ENFJ (protagonist), meaning he’s an extrovert driven by his feelings.
When it comes to his love languages, he seems to have been deprived of affection growing up, which shaped how he experiences and gives love. I couldn’t choose just one or two; his top four are physical touch, words of affirmation, quality time, and acts of service. And he expresses love in all these ways throughout Loki.
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The new Captain America’s love languages are similar to that of his new friend Bucky’s. His top two ways of showing and receiving love are through quality time and acts of service. However, I do feel like physical touch is also up there.
He’s also an ESFJ, just like Rhodey. He’s always willing to help, even when he doubts himself. That’s showcased wonderfully throughout all of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. Sam’s enneagram was a bit more challenging to figure out, but he fits best as a 9-wing-1 (dreamer) as he shares many traits with both types but neither more than the other.
We’ve got another enneagram type four (call me biased for favoring my own type). Just watch Wanda in Age of Ultron after Pietro dies or in any episode of WandaVision. She’s a bit dramatic and driven by her emotions; that’s exactly what us type fours are like.
Wanda’s top three love languages are quality time, words of affirmation, and physical touch. All three of these were what she needed when she created the Hex and a family. Her MBTI is ISFJ (defender). And this might sound counterintuitive because she did enslave an entire town, but it was to protect her imaginary family.
I had a little trouble figuring out Peter Parker’s MBTI. Still, after looking through other people’s classifications, it’s unanimous: the MCU’s Spider-Man is an ENFP (campaigner). He shares many of the same traits as the other Peter (Star-Lord), but he’s more extroverted.
He’s also an enneagram type 2, or helper. This type is typically people-pleasing and generous and just want to be loved. Take how he dealt with being hated in No Way Home; he couldn’t handle it and went to magic because it was the only thing he could think of.
We also saw that he’s a character that wears his heart on his sleeve. That’s why I have to distinguish his love languages more than the others. He shows love more often with gifts or acts of service. But when he receives it, love means more to him by hearing words of affirmation and feeling physical touch. (He’s a big hugger.)
If I had tried to put a pin in Clint Barton’s personality types before watching Hawkeye, I wouldn’t have been as confident. After I watched the show, I can say his MBTI is ISTP (virtuoso). He’s literally a jack-of-all-trades in many different aspects of life.
His enneagram is type 1, or the reformer, because he’s one of the most self-controlled Avengers and is a perfectionist. How else would he be one of the best archers in the world? His love languages are acts of service and words of affirmation, but quality time is definitely up there.
Bruce’s love languages (even in Hulk form) are words of affirmation and quality time. He even managed to find a balance using these two ways of giving love to live harmoniously with the Hulk in Endgame (but let’s hope we don’t have to see that again).
Looking just at Bruce, he’s an INFJ (advocate), and his enneagram is type 5 (investigator). Bruce is constantly trying to do his best, even when Hulk tries to break free. It’s too difficult to get a read on Hulk because he’s just a destruction machine, so I’m not even going to attempt it.
Growing up in the Red Room, Natasha was severely deprived of love, so she has three extremely prominent love languages. These three are words of affirmation, quality time, and acts of service. And concerning the other two: she’s not a big touchy person and doesn’t care about gifts.
Her enneagram is type 8, and she shares almost all of the same traits as Gamora (fitting as they are both the only women in their original lineup). She also shares an MBTI type with Gamora, as she is an ISTP (virtuoso). Being an ISTP is also probably why she gets along so well with Clint.
Though Thor was given excessive amounts of love during his youth, he still has three main love languages: quality time, physical touch, and acts of service. And we can see him express his feelings in these ways when he interacts with Jane.
When we first met Thor, his MBTI was definitely an ESFP (entertainer), but he might have grown out of that to an ESTP (entrepreneur). Either way, he’s extroverted and the life of the party wherever he goes, even when he’s in the middle of a battle.
His enneagram type is the enthusiast or type 7. They are described as the fun-loving yet busy people of the world. Though he has a lot of growth from his first appearance, he’s still easily distracted and spontaneous. But that’s what we love about him.
Steve Roger’s primary love language is quality time, no doubt about it. He literally stayed back in time to stay with Peggy Carter when he could’ve returned to his new friends and team. His other high-up love language is words of affirmation.
Captain America’s MBTI is ISFJ (defender), and it’s obvious when looking at his strengths and weaknesses. He’s usually reliable, observant, and hard-working. His enneagram is type 1 (reformer), as he is a giant perfectionist.
Marvel fans think Tony Stark is an ENTP (debater), and I have to agree. He is constantly coming up with new solutions to various problems and won’t stop until his idea has come to fruition.
He’s also a type 3 (achiever), driven by potential success. Without his dreams and innovative ideas, we wouldn’t have the Iron Man we know and love. His love language is physical touch and gift-giving. I don’t think he cares much about receiving gifts, but I can imagine he gives gifts because he’s not good with words but has a ton of money.