Today we take a look at the personality types of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) Heroes. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you have probably heard of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and its worldwide famous superheroes. And if you haven’t heard of them, you’ve probably still unknowingly watched a Marvel film, like Spider-Man or Iron Man.
Whatever your personality type, however shy you may be, or however clumsy you are, each of us has our own unique superpowers. The Marvel franchise shows off the beauty of our individuality through the wide range of personalities in their superheroes. There is a superhero out there that we can each relate to.
Are you full of ideas and sarcastic one-liners, like the ultimate MCU Hero, Tony Stark, an ENTP? Or are you dutiful, loyal, and selfless, like the OG MCU Hero, Captain America, an ISFJ?
Take a look below to see which character from the Marvel Universe you relate to most based on your personality type. If you don’t know your personality type, you can take our free 5-minute personality test.
16 Personality Types of MCU Heroes
Tony Stark / Iron Man (ENTP)
Tony Stark, also known as Iron Man, embodies the ENTP personality type. It’s almost like this personality type description was written about him. ENTPs dive into projects head-first when they are passionate about something, just like Tony Stark does when he has returned from Afghanistan and is determined to make the Iron Man suit. Famous for his quick-wit, sarcastic one-liners, and his devilish charm, Tony Stark is an innovative and knowledgable MCU Hero, who has a unique talent for coming up with original ideas and perspectives. Fun fact: Iron Man actor, Robert Downey Jr. and Tony Stark share the same ENTP personality type.
Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet Witch (INFP)
Wanda Maximoff, also known as Scarlet Witch, has got to be an INFP. INFPs are notorious dreamers who imagine scenarios in their head and aren’t all that present in the real world. This can definitely be said for Scarlett Witch, who, after a mental breakdown where family and friends died, created an alternate reality where these people were alive and it was everything she wanted it to be. To even be able to do that you need to be exceptionally creative, highly imaginative, and a deep overthinker, just like people of this personality type.
Peter Parker / Spider-Man (ENFP)
Peter Parker, also known as Spider-Man, is an ENFP. ENFPs are typically the most introverted of the extroverted personality types and can occasionally be socially awkward. Peter Parker doesn’t have much time to make friends between saving the world and class. But when it comes to the Avengers, he wants to be accepted and he enjoys connecting with people. ENFPs are curious individuals and Spider-Man is keen to enjoy all the experiences his unique powers offer him. Peter Parker is enthusiastic and easily excited by new concepts and his joy for life is infectious, just like an ENFP.
Michelle Jones / MJ (INTP)
OK, so she isn’t technically one of the heroes, but it would be rude not to mention the fan favorite, MJ. Michelle Jones, also known as MJ, is the ultimate INTP. INTPs are complex intellectuals who love nothing more than digging into concepts and seeking truths. It was MJ who was also able to deduce that Parker was Spider-Man by noticing a pattern in his behavior as well as evidence she found or observed. MJ, on her truth-seeking mission even said, in true INTP style, “I’m obsessed with telling the truth even if it hurts other people’s feelings.” INTPs sometimes miss social subtleties and can be blunt with what they say, just like MJ. She is independent and doesn’t need external validation from others to be happy, she is content in her own company, like a true INTP.
Stephen Strange / Doctor Strange (INTJ)
Stephen Strange, also known as Doctor Strange, is a stereotypical INTJ. Just like an INTJ, he is an incredible problem-solver and has a unique, natural ability for figuring things out. He worked out there were 14,000,605 possible outcomes to saving the universe and he lived through each one to figure out the key to this. INTJs want their environment to feel controlled and ordered so they will make decisions alone, which is demonstrated by Doctor Strange’s preference to work alone. Doctor Strange can also be intellectually arrogant at times, which is an unhealthy characteristic of this type.
Thor is an ESTP. He was arrogant and full of himself, using battles to prove his strength. Thor’s father banished him due to his impulsive and reckless behavior, which are typical toxic traits of an ESTP. ESTPs have an abundance of charisma, a strong presence, and they’re always willing to take a risk, just like our favorite hammer-swinging Asgardian, Thor. Thor is a doer and one of his biggest weaknesses is following rules. The saying ‘rules are made to be broken’ was made for people of this personality type, so it goes without saying, Thor is the ultimate ESTP.
Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow (ISTP)
Natasha Romanoff, also known as Black Widow, was a typical ISTP. Natasha Romanoff wasn’t phased by practical problems and could work through them logically and quickly. She was reluctant to take out Hawkeye, as he was her friend, but since he was brainwashed, she agreed to do it as it was the logical and rational thing to do. Observant and highly conscious of their surroundings, ISTPs noticed small details that pass others by. Black Widow shows these characteristics and uses them to her advantage in fights. She is an expert martial artist, with exceptional agility and athletic ability, and an amazing spy, which are traits we would expect from this personality type. Fun fact: Black Widow is another MCU Hero that shares their personality type with the actor. Scarlett Johansson is also an ISTP.
Steve Rogers / Captain America (ISFJ)
Steve Rogers, also known as Captain America, is an ISFJ, the complete opposite personality type of Tony Stark. ISFJs value loyalty and tradition. We see Captain America’s love of old-school ways when he uses his old notebook to record things instead of the Stark-pad all the other avengers are using. ISFJs are extremely focused on the past, and often use this as a way to make a better future and help their decision-making. Captain American struggles as he finds that the world has changed dramatically since World War II and he calls on his experiences from this time period to guide his decisions in the same way. ISFJs are moral individuals and have a strong sense of duty and justice, just like Steve Rogers.
T’Challa / Black Panther (ISFJ)
Captain America isn’t the only ISFJ MCU Hero, T’Challa, also known as Black Panther, also shares the ISFJ personality type. As your typical loyal ISFJ, T’Challa would do anything for the people of Wakanda and he honors their traditions and principles. ISFJs are definitely conflict-averse individuals and prefer harmony more than anything else. This can be seen with Black Panther, who didn’t want to fight Killmonger but he did it for the good of Wakanda. ISFJs are often focused on the past and T’Challa had a deep respect for his father, but also he felt confused by the information he learned about him along the way.
Bruce Banner / Hulk (INTP)
Bruce Banner, also known as the Hulk, is an INTP. Bruce Banner is the typical shy, experimental, analytical science guy. As an INTP, Bruce Banner is creative but logical. He loves data and analyzing numbers but at the same time, he is innovative. Bruce Banner has a thirst for knowledge and he takes the time to understand things. He becomes obsessed with finding a cure for his mutation into The Hulk as he is scared of what he will do to people when he transforms. This personality analysis is based on Bruce Banner and not The Hulk.
Carol Danvers / Captain Marvel (ESFP)
Carol Danvers, also known as Captain Marvel, is an ESFP. She is incredibly focused on the present, to the point where she often acts impulsively and uses violence before she has a chance to think through the consequences. Captain Marvel is very visibly led by her feelings. This can be seen with her Kree trainer and leader, Yon-Rogg, who constantly tells her she needs to ‘master her emotions’ and rely on them less otherwise they will get the better of her. ESFPs are adaptable and this is one of the beauties of Captain Marvel.
Matthew Murdock / Daredevil (INFJ)
Matthew Murdock, also known as Daredevil, is an INFJ. Daredevil is a nickname we would be more likely to give an ESTP, the exact opposite type of his actual type. To be an INFJ is to read others exceptionally well, and nobody does this like Daredevil in the Marvel Universe, who quite literally can identify someone by listening to their heartbeat. After he was blinded, his superhuman senses were heightened and his hearing helps him act as a human lie detector… there’s a reason INFJs are often called the psychics. With a combination of strong morals, idealism, and a focus on the future, Daredevil is self-sacrificing and puts everyone else’s needs above his own, exactly like an INFJ.
Peter Quill / Star-Lord (ESFP)
Peter Quill, also known as Star-Lord, is another typical ESFP MCU Hero. People with this personality type are outgoing, practical, and enjoy being in the spotlight. But they can also be unfocused and have a low boredom threshold. These are all characteristics that can be seen in Peter Quill. As the core entertainers of the 16 personality types, ESFPs love to dance. And nothing can stop Star-Lord from grooving to his favorite music, not even when he is faced with his enemies!
Bucky Barnes / Winter Soldier (ESTP)
Bucky Barnes, also known as Winter Soldier, is an ESTP. In Captain America: The First Avenger, Bucky Barnes is a healthy ESTP, with a confident and thrill-seeking attitude. However, after he was under HYDRA’s control as Winter Soldier, Bucky suffers from PTSD and becomes a much more introverted and traumatized version of himself. As a true ESTP deep down, his flirtatious nature and sense of humor still shine through. Whilst not necessarily a direct personality trait, ESTPs are renowned for being athletic and Winter Soldier is physically gifted in many ways. He has enhanced strength, durability, speed, and reflexes.
Scott Lang / Ant-Man (ENTP)
Scott Lang, also known as Ant-Man, is a typical ENTP. ENTPs are naturally funny, so it’s no surprise Scott Lang is famous for his tongue-in-cheek humor. ENTPs are the most rebellious personality type. They value their freedom above all else. This can be seen with our favorite thief who, despite breaking some rules in his earlier years, eventually rebelled against injustice. He would steal from criminals and give back to those they had stolen from. As an ENTP, Scott Lang has a highly analytical mind and an above-average level of intelligence, which is why he can work out how to use the complex Ant-Man suit. Paul Rudd, who portrays Scott Lang, is an ENTP himself.
Clint Barton / Hawkeye (ISTP)
Clint Barton, also known as Hawkeye, is another ISTP MCU Hero. ISTPs are practical and resourceful, which is why Hawkeye can turn practically anything into a weapon. Clint Barton remains calm, especially in a crisis, like a typical ISTP. This is probably why Hawkeye has an unrivaled aim with his bow and arrow, especially when he is under pressure. ISTPs aren’t known for their high level of emotions, but rather for being quite blunt and to the point, just like our favorite Marksman can be to those around him.
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So now you know the personality types of the MCU Heroes, you can show off to your friends and tell them which character they are! You should check out which MCU Hero shares your zodiac sign too.
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