What MBTI is Natasha Romanoff?
Avengers Personality Series: Summary
“There’s no throne. There is no version of this where you come out on top. Maybe your army comes and maybe it’s too much for us, but it’s all on you. Because if we can’t protect the Earth, you can be damned well sure we’ll avenge it!”
In anticipation of the April 2019 release of Avengers: Endgame, we gave free rein to our inner nerds and profiled several Avengers heroes.
A great thing about having all the greatest superheroes pulling together to battle evil is that we get a whole bunch of fairly well-established super personalities to compare and contrast.
That being said, there are an awful lot of Avengers and personalities. For this series, we decided to prioritize the Avengers who were still alive after the end of Avengers: Infinity War.
We plan to do more profiles over time as new movies come out.
Here’s the lineup and a guide to the Avengers we provided for this series (with friends):
- Iron Man / Tony Stark – Turbulent Commander
- Captain America / Steve Rogers – Assertive Defender
- Captain Marvel / Carol Danvers – Assertive Entertainer
- Hawkeye / Clint Barton – Assertive Virtuoso
- The Hulk / Bruce Banner – Turbulent Logician
- Thor – Assertive Entertainer
- Ant-Man / Scott Lang – Turbulent Entrepreneur
- Rocket Raccoon – Assertive Entrepreneur
- Doctor Strange / Stephen Strange – Assertive Commander
- Okoye – Assertive Logistician
- Nebula – Turbulent Logistician
- Black Widow / Natasha Romanova
For those characters who don’t have enough backstory to really do them justice in a full article, here is a quick look at those remaining Avengers and friends (or frenemies) remaining for our latest Avengers installment.
Nebula – Turbulent Logistician
Ever wonder what a Turbulent Logistician (ISTJ-T) looks like? Well look no further than Nebula, child of Thanos and one of the survivors at the end of Avengers: Infinity War.
Most of Thanos’s “children” are pretty messed up. Nebula is no exception. However, as a former enemy and now a tentative ally, she earns a spot on the Avengers’ roster for our personality typing because she is expected to play a pretty big role in this latest Avengers movie.
Fortunately for us, Nebula’s personality isn’t too difficult to type. In our opinion, Nebula is a Turbulent Logistician. She shows all the characteristics of being a Thinking type, having little to no regard for her own feelings or those of the people around her.
With her Judging personality trait, she’s decisive and sticks to her goals with single-minded focus.
As an Introvert, she is a complete loner. Even when she comes to a tentative truce with her sister, Gamora, and a loose alliance with the Guardians of the Galaxy, she still determines her own missions and goes solo to carry them out.
Nebula has a singularly painful past. At first she is driven to live up to insurmountable expectations, and later she is driven to seek revenge for her earlier treatment. That intense Turbulent Identity molds her life and focus.
With that, we have but to add that she’s pretty much focused on the here and now and somewhat on the immediate future. She’s not one for thinking beyond her own plans, or out of the box she exists in. So she settles into the Observant type category.
Thor – Assertive Entertainer or Maybe Consul
When we first meet Thor as a Marvel Cinematic Universe hero, he is sent on a journey. He must either find himself or be forever separated from his own power. He starts off this journey as an impulsive, headstrong, defiant – but naive – god of Thunder.
Over the course of the movie Thor, he comes to understand the consequences of his actions.
When we first meet him, Thor seems to behave as an Assertive Entertainer (ESFP-A). Through his journey and across the time and space of Marvel’s progression of movies, Thor’s character seems to change, and eventually he seems to pull more on his Judging side, appearing more like an Assertive Consul (ESFJ-A).
“We drank, we fought, he made his ancestors proud!”
He is outgoing, honest, sincere, and straightforward. He isn’t always the smartest guy, but he is always endeavoring to do right by everyone. He will forgive at a moment’s notice and similarly can’t seem to hold a grudge against anyone – except maybe Thanos. (We’ll see.) Despite all the wrongs Loki has done, Thor will still stand up and fight for him just as he’ll happily stand up and fight with or for anyone who needs it.
“Your ancestors called it magic, and you call it science. Well, I come from a place where they are one and the same thing.”
As an Observant personality type, he is pretty much grounded in reality. His reality is a lot more mystical and complex than most of ours, but it is a reality to him. He doesn’t seem to have any inclination toward losing himself in imagination or theory. He has a fondness for the worlds as they are and sets himself up as a protector of them as they are.
He has the classic Consul drive to build up, support, and see the best in all those around him. He is also gregarious and seems to always be up for lifting a glass to praise his comrades and the glories of battle. These are all from the Feeling and Extraverted side of his personality.
As the Avengers series progresses, we see him become more serious in his effort to keep up with the responsibilities placed upon him. His journey eventually brings him the maturity of personality and perspective to lead his people through a very dark time.
Is he a very gregarious Consul or is he an Entertainer who is forced to be more serious and focused because of his circumstances?
Black Widow / Natasha Romanova
“I only ACT like I know everything.”
We have decided that Natasha Romanova, also known as the Black Widow, is a bit too complex of a character to type just based on what we know of her from the MCU movies. A fascinating and complex individual, at first glance she seems to exhibit clear behaviors of a Logistician personality type. If we dive a little deeper into her personality, though, this doesn’t completely fit her.
“The truth is a matter of circumstances. It’s not all things to all people all the time, and neither am I.”
According to her history, she has been trained as a spy and assassin. Whatever training she has been through presumably involved some sort of mental manipulation and control. She plays the part that she has been conditioned to. Whether she is truly a Logistician or if that’s a facade that she has been trained to maintain and now uses to protect herself isn’t entirely clear. (See our Handmaid’s Tale article for a more in-depth discussion of adaptive personalities.)
Natasha Romanova is very aware of and sensitive to people’s emotions and motivations. Does she read and manipulate people solely through observation and rote knowledge, or is there something of the Intuitive trait at work? We aren’t entirely sure. Her ability to play individuals and their emotions to get exactly what she wants out of them seems almost like the potentially manipulative side of a Diplomat personality type.
Certainly if we look at her behavior with the people she cares about (as opposed to when she is acting to get a response from people), she can be very intuitive and understanding, as well as very willing to be open emotionally. Take, for example, her interactions with Steve Rogers, Bruce Banner, or even her old friend Clint Barton. Her ability to understand them and provide the emotional support they need isn’t really characteristic of a classic Logistician.
With that explanation, we feel she’s a bit too complex to confidently present a personality type at this time.
Thus ends our Avengers personality series for now, but if you’re wondering, yes, we will be endeavoring to do additional Avengers profiles as new movies come out. Watch this space for “Spiderman: The Personality Profile,” coming this summer.
When typing fictional characters here at 16Personalities, the type we present is determined only by what we’ve seen of the character’s behavior and actions in the movies or books in which they appear. Ultimately, they are fictional and are used as a way to help others better understand aspects of personality type.
The personality typing in this Avengers series is based on the characters as portrayed in Marvel Cinematic Universe movies dating from Iron Man in 2008 to Captain Marvel, released in 2019.
Natasha Romanoff, better known as Black Widow, is a beloved character from the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). In this personality profile, we will explore the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and Enneagram analyses for Natasha Romanoff, and explain why she is an ISTP (introversion, sensing, thinking, perception) personality type, as well as an Enneagram type 6w5.
What is MBTI?
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is a personality indicator based on the psychological theories of Carl Jung. It is used to measure individual differences in people’s psychological preferences, and to help people understand their strengths and weaknesses. The MBTI helps people find the right career, relationships, and lifestyle choices.
What is the MBTI Analysis of Natasha Romanoff?
Natasha Romanoff exhibits introverted thinking as her dominant cognitive function. She is a highly analytical person, and uses her analytical skills to assess situations quickly and make logical decisions. She is also very independent and self-reliant, preferring to rely on her own judgement rather than relying on what others think. She is not afraid to make difficult decisions, and she doesn’t hesitate to take action when necessary. Natasha Romanoff’s auxiliary cognitive function is extraverted sensing. This function allows her to be in tune with her surroundings and to quickly assess potential threats and obstacles. She is able to quickly identify the best course of action and take the necessary steps to accomplish her goals. She is also highly aware of her environment and is able to quickly adapt to any situation. Natasha Romanoff’s tertiary cognitive function is introverted intuition. This function allows her to pick up on subtle cues and details that others may miss. She is able to quickly analyze any situation and come to a logical conclusion. She is also very creative and is able to think outside the box when it comes to problem-solving. Natasha Romanoff’s inferior cognitive function is extraverted feeling. This function allows her to empathize with others and to be sensitive to their emotional needs. She is able to understand how others feel and is able to connect with them on an emotional level. She is also able to be diplomatic in difficult situations and is able to maintain her composure even when faced with difficult emotions.
What is the Enneagram Analysis of Natasha Romanoff?
Natasha Romanoff is an Enneagram type 6w5. This type is composed of the core traits of the 6 and the wing traits of the 5. This combination allows her to be both loyal to her team and independent in her thinking. She is able to remain calm in difficult situations and is able to think logically even under pressure. She is also able to trust her team and rely on them for support.
In conclusion, Natasha Romanoff is an ISTP personality type and an Enneagram type 6w5. Her dominant cognitive function is introverted thinking, her auxiliary cognitive function is extraverted sensing, her tertiary cognitive function is introverted intuition, and her inferior cognitive function is extraverted feeling. These cognitive functions, combined with her Enneagram type, explain why she is an independent, highly analytical, and creative person. Understanding Natasha Romanoff’s Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and Enneagram analyses can help people gain a better understanding of her personality and how she interacts with others.
MCU: Black Widow: Natasha Romanoff [ISTP cp6w5]
Natasha is a natural at figuring out things as she goes and making detached decisions in her fighting techniques and in how she gets information; she starts out as a ruthless assassin, who finds her “true self” in being part of the Avengers team. When they split up and choose sides in Civil War, she’s unafraid to pick a side and fight for it, then go on the run. She learns how to do things while doing them, whether that includes her fighting techniques or attempting to fix a generator when it suddenly powers down. She often leaps headfirst into danger, putting herself confidently at risk, and noticing opportunities in her environment, such as when she notices the bionic person chasing her isn’t after her, but has come to fetch stolen technology. Natasha doesn’t think much about her sister’s reasons for sending it to her, and to Yelena’s frustration, returns with it to her hideout in Russia, where the two of them duke it out until they call a truce. She then engages in a daring operation to free her “dad” from prison, including starting an avalanche and lowering herself down to defend him on a rope. When she needs to taunt the villain into revealing important information, Natasha takes a bunch of punches to the face and head without concern, then turns around and smashes her own forehead on the desk, to break the sinus link so she can attack him. She’s quick to react, but also often has a single goal in mind. Natasha isn’t overly emotional, but is protective of her sister in the flashback; she also has managed to “keep her heart” according to Melina, who is surprised by this. When the Avengers have split up, Natasha is the one who tries to keep them all together by running a communication hub and keeping tabs on them. She also tracks down and forces Hawkeye to return to his senses once he goes off the rails after losing his family, showing her emotional concern for him in the process. She isn’t super sensitive to others’ emotional needs, but often uses taunts to get them to reveal something to her, a strategic move that she smirks about later (she gets Loki and her previous “owner” Dreykov both to commit this mistake).
Enneagram: cp6w5 so/sp
Natasha puts on a bold, courageous front of defensiveness and fearlessness, but underneath it, she’s actually way more protective of her “family” (the Avengers) than she lets on. She stays in a hub, keeping track of them all, and providing them what help they need, a job no one else would want to do, just to keep them all connected. She acts defensively to keep herself and others safe, and is incredibly loyal to the people she cares the most about, even being willing to go up against the other Avengers and fight them off. She also has a soft, humane side that Melina comments on as being remarkable; despite being a ruthless assassin, she has managed to retain her humanity. She is warm, likable, and sometimes emotional under pressure, but is also something of a loner, self-reliant, and says she does “fine on my own.”