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Which Marvel Hero Shares Your Personality Type?

Written by Eric Gee

Fox (ESTP) – Black Widow

Black Widow

She’s an international spy capable of espionage or flat-out just beating the crap out of someone.

Shark (ISTP) – Hawkeye


“Look, the city is flying, we’re fighting an army of robots, and I have a bow and arrow”—now that’s confidence in your craft.

Peacock (ESFP) – The Human Torch

Human Torch

Setting yourself on fire does kind of scream for attention. Plus, what other type would have a catchphrase like “Flame on!”

Butterfly (ISFP) – Daredevil


He’s so in tune with his senses that he needs a sensory deprivation chamber just to catch some Zzzzzs.

Stag (ESTJ) – Thor


Son of Odin, brother of Loki, Prince of Asgard, and Keeper of Mjolnir, Thor has great respect for his titles and, of course, the responsibilities that come with them.

Beaver (ISTJ) – The Punisher

The Punisher

Frank Castle sees the world in black and white terms, and he is merciless to those who find themselves on the wrong side of that dichotomy.

Elephant (ESFJ) – The Thing

The Thing

Papa bear always has a humorous take on a stressful situation, or a punch in the mouth for those who would hurt his loved ones.

Bear (ISFJ) – Captain America


C’mon, his “weapon” is a shield. Enough said.

Killer Whale (ENTJ) – Nick Fury

Nick Fury

He’s a master strategist that’s always able to see the big picture in any situation—which is impressive since he has, you know, like one eye.

Spider (INTJ) – Doctor Doom

Dr. Doom

Okay, these heroes are non-existent—they would have us believe that their supreme intellect practically requires multiple people to defeat them, automatically casting them as the super villain.

Chimpanzee (ENTP) – Iron Man

Iron Man 3 (2013) Tony Stark/Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.)

Inventor, playboy, philanthropist, hero, Tony Stark is a man who wears many hats—and suits.

Owl (INTP) – Mr. Fantastic

Mr. Fantastic

One of the greatest minds on the planet, Reed Richards’ only problem seems to be trying to understand the people who live on it.

Dolphin (ENFJ) – Sue Storm

Sue Storm

The soul—and true leader—of the Fantastic Four, her compassion and empathy unites the other three’s disparate personalities.

Giant Panda (INFJ) – Spiderman


“With great power comes great responsibility”—words he lives by no matter how much it affects his on-again/off-again relationship with MJ.

Baboon (ENFP) – Dr. Strange

Dr. Strange

Former arrogant surgeon, present day Sorcerer Supreme, he combines mysticism with a nauseatingly confident air of superiority.

Humpback Whale (INFP) – The Silver Surfer


Exiled for betraying his master and saving Earth, the Silver Surfer wanders the galaxy in search of a purpose.

About the author

Eric Gee

Eric Gee has administered personality-based life coaching for more than twenty years. He built a successful education company that used his personality typing method to better the lives of more than twenty thousand students, parents, and teachers. As creator of The Youtopia Project and the Youtopia 16 assessment, he has disseminated his method to over half a million users since the website’s creation in 2016.

His upcoming book, The Power of Personality, is the culmination of decades of research and application for the Youtopia Project, insights honed by personality typing upwards of fifty thousand people throughout his career.

Eric graduated from UCLA, where he studied English literature and screenwriting. Coincidentally, he’s also a classically trained pianist, backyard-trained barbecue dilettante, three-time fantasy football champion, professional mentor, and amateur magician. He owns Youtopia Creative, a shared creative workspace in Los Angeles (projectyoutopia.com/creative) where he dispenses life coaching (projectyoutopia.com/university) as well as an inordinate amount of 90s pop culture references.


  • I love articles like this. 😉 Thanks for taking the time to write it, looking forward to more!

    I’d say:
    Black Widow = ISTP; dominant Ti, very reserved and aloof, keeps to herself…can’t see her as an extrovert.
    Spider-Man = INTP; really can’t see him as an INFJ at all, seems to use Ne and inferior Fe.
    Captain America = ISTJ; though its popularly believed he is ISFJ, he uses Te and Fi. The Fi is even more obvious in his clashes with ENTP Iron Man. Civil War, in particular, really highlighted this.

    Not familiar enough with any of the other characters to say.

  • I just knew it would be Spidey! I only have almost every Spiderman comic book, since 1978! 😀

  • Hiba Sobh says:

    I am INFP, I got Silver Surfer! 🙂 cool!! 🙂

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