Avengers Enneagram Types

What is more natural than combining my two obsessions, the Enneagram and the Avengers! I’ve seen all the movies, many several times, and I’ve read a lot of blogs and articles about the characters. I’ve also looked into what type other people think our favorite characters are. I agree with some of them, and some really made me think. But others I just flat out disagreed with.
Here’s my take on their personality types and why…in no particular order. Feel free to debate with me about it in the comments! (NOTE – Some of them I specified wings and others I didn’t feel I had enough evidence to do so or that it wasn’t as important.)

THOR – 3

Thor is very charismatic; everyone loves him and is drawn to him. He cares a lot about how he appears to others (well…almost always…ahem) and is, let’s be honest, kind of vain.
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He also wants to be known as the best and the strongest and proving that (competition) is important to him
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Also, we can see him going to his 9 in stress in End Game as he sort of shuts down and hides out away from everything.

CAPTAIN AMERICA – 1w2

Steve Rogers is obsessed with doing things the right way and is extremely moral to a fault, especially early on when he’s more rigid and hasn’t had as much growth.
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Also, in Civil War, he doesn’t want to sign the accords because he doesn’t want to lose control over making the right decision. In other words, he trusts his morals more than other people’s. And he does have flawless integrity, but, like any 1, he’ll justify breaking the rules for what he thinks is truly right, as seen when he advocated for his friend, Buckey. Speaking of which, the 2 wing is because he is definitely a champion and advocate for others like defending Buckey and leading a recovery group in End Game. As any good 1w2, he would lay his life on the line for others.
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FALCON – 6

Sam Wilson is always loyal to Captain America as his faithful “sidekick.” When they’re about to go against the law and many of their friends for someone Sam barely knows, he says to Steve, “I just want to consider all of our options.” He wants Steve to be aware of what exactly they’re getting themselves into, but then he goes along with the Captain’s decision anyway.

 

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Also typical of a 6, it seems like part of his job is to assess possible threats. He’s always thinking ahead.

 

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IRON MAN – 8w7

Tony Stark is rebellious and combative. If someone told him he couldn’t do something because it was against the rules, he’d do it just to prove he could and that the rules don’t apply to him.
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He’s impulsive and reckless with most of his decisions. He’s also pretty narcissistic, thinking he’s always right, no matter what. And when he was faced with being wrong in Civil War, he couldn’t hardly admit it and there was a fallout.  He’s sarcastic, which can be typical of an 8, and although many may call him a jerk, especially early on (which is also fairly typical of an 8, lol), we still love him. 🙂 Part of this is probably because we see him being very protective of his family and of his world and very into justice as most 8s are. He feels like if something has to be done in his realm of expertise, he should do it. He can’t “rest” until he does.
When he’s stressed, he goes to a 5 and becomes reclusive and obsessed as seen in Iron Man 3 with all of his suits and having a hard time talking to Pepper about what he’s feeling. His 7 side is because he is reckless and loves fun. He hates boring things and likes to shake things up to keep it exciting.
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WAR MACHINE – 1

Rhodey is always following the rules, even if it means going against his friend. He will do what’s right in his mind, no matter the cost.

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He also gets annoyed by Tony Stark’s 8-ness and how he doesn’t feel like he has to follow the rules, which bothers a lot of 1s. That and how egotistical he is. However, they make a good team, and if the 1 and 8 are both healthy, they can work really well together.

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THE HULK – 9w1

Banner wants to avoid fighting and conflict or picking a side among friends/allies. He even tried to go hide away and avoid people and fighting altogether, even as the Hulk.
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The 1 wing is because he wants to do the right thing, especially seen in his working as a doctor in poor countries. He’s easygoing and friendly and wants peace like a 9, but when he gets angry, look out…he’ll explode on you just like a 9 will when they’ve had enough.
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HAWKEYE – 1w9

Barton is very detail-oriented and perfectionistic, as seen in everything he does but also in how he teaches his daughter archery at the beginning of End Game. The following quote is a great example of him being a perfectionist in his job. He doesn’t just want to be average; he wants to be perfect. And if he’s not, he’s hard on himself.
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His righteous anger is fuel to fight the bad guys, but he also fights out of a sense of duty as he references in Age of Ultron, “I’m going back out there because it’s my job.” When things go south for him and his family, he definitely unleashes his anger and lets his emotions control him (going to 4 in stress). The 9 wing is because of how private and to himself he is and how he avoids the fight unless necessary.
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BLACK WIDOW – 6w5

Natasha Romanoff may not appear like a 6 at first glance because she seems so confident, but that’s because she is one of those 6s that generally runs headlong into danger or fear instead of running from it.
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However, she does have some of the doubt/fear/suspicious behavior of a typical 6, always thinking ahead about possible bad outcomes and often doubting others’ intentions. One of her teammates even calls her paranoid. Her 5 wing is because she is way more secretive and reclusive than showy and longing for fun.
Another 6 aspect of her is her loyalty. Once Hawkeye shows her mercy and befriends her, she is loyal to him forever, even into End Game when he doesn’t seem to deserve her loyalty anymore. When they fight each other in Civil War, she does the 6 thing and wants to assure things are still okay between them.
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We also see her 6 come out in how she is desperately loyal to her “family,” the Avengers. She is very concerned with this support system or structure staying together and will do anything to keep it that way. She’s even the one who keeps it running in End Game so she can still be a part of this group that she has put all of her faith in. Without it, she feels like she is and has nothing.
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SCARLET WITCH – 4

Wanda often feels like she can’t do things and lacks confidence and will. She also has trouble handling her emotions and not letting them overcome her (as seen especially in Age of Ultron).
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She’s also mentioned a few times that she feels like people see her a certain way that’s different than how she sees herself. She doesn’t feel understood. I also think Vision’s line to her at the end that gave her the last push to kill him for the sake of the world was very fitting for a type 4 and what they would want or need to hear.
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VISION – 9

Although Vision is an android, he does seem to have a personality. I peg him as a 9 because he’s definitely a peacemaker who wants to avoid fighting and conflict. Honestly, he could be such an amazing fighter and contributor to the Avengers, but he’s absent most of the time and that’s because he doesn’t like fighting. He even wants to just stay out of it all with Wanda in Infinity War.
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He is also calm in the midst of chaos, easygoing, and neutral, and he is willing to sacrifice himself for others.
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DR. STRANGE – 5

Dr. Strange loves to know things others don’t, which is typical of a 5, I think, and he easily masters whatever he tries, as seen when he starts his training. He loves knowledge, even useless knowledge like songs and their release dates.
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He’s sarcastic and not really in touch with his emotions. He’s a practical/logical thinker and has no patience for morons. He wants everything to make sense and fit in his logical mind, and when it doesn’t, he has a hard time with it.
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SPIDERMAN – 2

Peter Parker wants to be included and accepted by his superhero peers and he does his best to be useful, asking what he can do to help.
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He also wants to make sure everyone is taken care of. He’s very friendly (friendly neighborhood spiderman) and always wants to help people in need. Like a 2 when stressed, he went to his 8 side and became very vengeful when his uncle died. Another thing about 2s is that they like people to appreciate what they do, which Spiderman really enjoys, and they also want people to show they care. This is seen in End Game when he finally feels the love from his mentor Tony Stark.
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STAR LORD- 7w8

Quill is vain and egotistical but in the best way because he doesn’t realize it most of the time.
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His ever-present childlike joy is contagious. He also comes up with these grand plans and gets excited about them like a 7 does. He is all about fun and is truly more interested in having fun than saving the day and fighting for justice, although that is a close second, which explains his 8 wing.
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GAMORA – 8

Gamora is super confident and all-business. Stupid people annoy her and she’d rather just do jobs on her own. It takes her a while to open up to the idea of being on a team as she’d really rather be in control. And the thought of being vulnerable is…well, it’s just not happening.

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She is the rebellious type for sure, acting like a rebel against the world at first but then rebelling against her family later. However, she also has that 8 justice side to her that wants to do the right thing.

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AGENT FURY – 8

Agent Fury is hard on people and doesn’t really care or worry about others’ feelings.
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But he’s also a great leader and likes to help others reach their true potential. I mean, that’s what Shield is all about. He is totally fine with being a rule-breaker too, especially if he feels he knows better, which he pretty much always does.
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BLACK PANTHER – 1w9

T’Challa has a strong desire to do what is right by his people but also in his own eyes. He struggles with this balancing act as he tries to make his people happy and safe and do what he’s supposed to do as the leader of Wakanda. But once he realizes he’s in the wrong, he wants to right that wrong as seen by his words to and treatment of his cousin, Erik Killmonger, the philanthropy he begins at the end of Black Panther, and his strong resolve to change the entire culture of Wakanda.
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The 9 wing is because he is much more into the big picture idealism of his country than he is about individual people. Plus, these two quotes below just scream the 1w9 idealist to me, and I would know…I’m a 1w9.
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ANTMAN – 7w6

Scott Lang is optimistic and is always reframing negatives to positives. Nothing is ever really a big deal, even when it is, and he’s always trying to lighten the mood (uncomfortable with negative emotions). His face often shows that childlike joy of a 7, like when he’s wide-eyed and grinning as Thor tells his aether story in End Game, even though everyone else thinks Thor’s story is awful. He also finds ways to entertain himself and not be bored.
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The 6 wing is because he is very loyal to his family, even if it means breaking rules for them. But he’s also very kind to others and worries that others may get mad at him. He even apologizes as he fights for goodness’ sake.
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CAPTAIN MARVEL – 8

Carol Danvers is overflowing with confidence and would rather work alone and do the job herself. She wants to be in control and feels like only she can do what needs to be done. She doesn’t need anybody. I thought maybe she was a 1 because of this, but after consulting with a lot of other 1s, we realized she was a little too unapologetic and rough around the edges to be a 1, lol.
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The Kree say she’s emotional, which makes her mad, probably because she feels emotions make her vulnerable. She also hates the idea of being controlled by others. She can come off as kind of harsh or curt and doesn’t really care how she is received, which is typical of an 8. Lastly, she easily switches her mind or alliance when she discovers what’s truly going on and wants to make things right (justice).
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THANOS – 1w9

(Not an Avenger but still important) I hate to admit it because I am a 1, but he really thinks he’s doing the right thing and will stop at nothing to do it. He’s just a really unhealthy 1.
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He doesn’t generally seem to get a thrill out of killing people or controlling everyone; he’s not power-hungry. However, he does show anger and frustration that nobody appreciates or understands what he’s trying to do (1s often get frustrated when others don’t share their same ideals). He shows emotion with Gamora but generally stays away from emotion and is mostly even-keel, on the surface anyway, which 1s are known for.

 

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His grand plan of saving the whole universe is very 9-like, hence the wing, and when he’s done with his plan he just wants to go be peaceful by himself, secluded from everyone.
Well, I hope you’ve enjoyed digging through some of the characters of the Avengers movies with me. As I keep writing my new YA Dystopian series based on the Enneagram, you can expect to see more of these types of posts!

 

 

 

~ by Dusty Crabtree - Author of Shadow Eyes on May 27, 2019.

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