Steve Rogers (Captain America): ISFJ

Guest post by Shubham, ENTP

Marvel Universe

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Introverted Sensing (Si)Captain America is known to be ‘the old man’ who likes to stick to his old traditions and tactics (as we can see when all the avengers are using the newest Stark-pad he is still using his old notebook to record things and in civil war when his teammates accuse him of being attached to his old ways). Captain also has a very good memory as when he fights Bucky, he (Bucky) says “still got the old moves, huh?” He also remembers how to operate hydra technology that existed about a hundred years ago. Captain is of course an outdated person (being asleep for 70 years) he quickly senses that something is wrong with the fake hospital he is in just by looking at the radio and the texture of the bed, showing that he is really in tune with his inner senses.

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Extroverted Feeling (Fe)Captain America is known for his ability of sacrifice himself to save the most insignificant of the innocent population. He always thinks about how this action would affect and benefit others. In the avengers he says I’d lay on the barb wire and let the other person crawl over me. He in the civil war he is shown to offer support to the superheros, defying shield and the government of the United States of America, just so that he might protect the integrity of his fellow superheros. Heck, he was recruited to be Captain America just because he jumped over the grenade to absorb the impact, while his other friends ran away from it. His deep feelings towards the masses is a reason for his uprising as an ideal superhero.

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Introverted Thinking (Ti)Captain America often surprises other avengers by his ability of problem solving. He is a very logical thinker and knows what would lead to what. He is known to take down enemies that were much stronger than him by exploiting their weakness and sometimes using their strengths against themselves (like when he defeated Dr. Doom using his own sonic blast wave). He knows the perfect spot from where he could infiltrate the enemies base and always has a plan to break out of it. He even surprises Tony Stark and Reed Richard showing how it was illogical for the superhero registration act to get passed, although he could not convince them, later leading to the civil war.

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Extroverted Intuition (Ne)Captain often goes head to head with the taskmaster (who knows the moves strengths and weaknesses of every superhero in the Marvel Universe) and is known to be one of the few people who could beat him. This could only be the result of his ability to improvise and invent new moves. Although he is called ‘the old man,’ he surprises Stark by using a part of his technology to beat him during training compelling Tony Stark to say that,”Today, I am both impressed and humiliated by you Steve.” Although the Captain does not use this feature much in his everyday life, it remains his least expressed function being his personality.

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13 thoughts on “Steve Rogers (Captain America): ISFJ

  1. In Captain America: The First Avenger, when he got the flag by taking down the flagpole — that was his out-of-the-box-thinking Ne, right?

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  2. I like that he’s an Fe. It goes against the idea that I’ve seen a lot where Fe has no moral compass and will do whatever to fit in with the group. For example: Steve lies on his enlistment form because HE believes it’s right, even when society and his friend Bucky tell him he shouldn’t. He also tends to pick fights with Tony because Tony tries to rile up the group. Ironic, really. Plus, the whole picking fights thing goes against Fe stereotypes. One description of Fe I saw on Funky MBTI that made a lot of sense and that explains why Steve would choose to pick fights so often is that Fe wants everyone to be on the same page, morally (or behavior-wise, I would assume). Although stereotypes say that the Fe user is the one that ‘gives in’ it could also go the other way, and the Fe user would want everyone to agree with HIM. Thus, Steve, especially in The First Avenger.

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    • Yes. I think (from what I’ve seen and read of Fe/Fi) that an Fi user would be more interested in figuring out their own personal system of morality and making sure they themselves adhered to it–but they wouldn’t care too much about whether everybody else followed it. Whereas, Fe tends to want to figure out a universal code of morality, one that EVERYBODY should follow, and then if they can’t get their friends to agree and follow along, it stresses them out. Because, like you said, they want everyone on the same page. They’re not individualists, unlike the Fi-users.

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      • Actually, no. The difference between Fi and Fe is not that Fe’s think everyone should follow their code of morality, or that they ‘give in’, it’s just that their sense of morality is based on social factors, and is much less absolute. Fe’s think that their morals are for others, and the term morality only makes sense when dealing with other people. There is, for example, no point in being moral in a jungle and Fe’s realise this.

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        • That interpretation somewhat when it comes to Fe users who also use Si, but only to a certain extent. The boundary is a lot less clear when it comes to Fe users who also use Se. Fe and Si are both very much social functions, but Ni using Fe users tend to be a bit more philosophical about their morals., though there’s definitely a social factor in there as well.

          At the same time Fe being a social function doesn’t necessarily mean that Fe users base their morality purely in society. It’s neither fair nor true to say that Fe users would suddenly abandon all morals if they were alone in the jungle. What we need to keep in mind is that each type does not merely come up with morals based on their F function, but based upon ALL of their functions.

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        • I’m Ni/Fe, so I don’t know exactly how it is with Si/Fe users . . . But I do know that even if I was all by myself in a jungle, I’d still feel obliged to follow my moral code. For what that’s worth.

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        • The jungle analogy was … an analogy for situations where being moral or following a predetermined code won’t achieve anything. Fe’s tend to think of morality the way Te’s think of knowledge – in terms of its external impact.

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        • That might be true if there WERE any situations where one’s actions truly had no external impact whatsoever. But I don’t believe that there are any . . . so yeah. (Is that just my Fe talking? Don’t know. You guys can tell me, maybe.)

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        • Perhaps there are situations where your actions have no external impact (I’m not sure I believe that though), but every action carries an internal impact, however slight they may seem. Those internal impacts help shape who you are, which in turn affect what you choose to do in the future. So maybe that’s focus on external impact, but external actions stem from internal motivations. There’d be no time you can ‘throw away’ morals with no consequence, and saying Fe can has to be false. Maybe I’m misunderstanding you, but that’s what I, an Fe, believe.

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  3. I love Captain America. SO. MUCH. It’s not even funny. He’s one of my three favorite male screen characters, ever.

    His ability to remember practically everything–even the really tiny details–always astonishes me (like when he figures out that they’re playing the wrong baseball game on the radio); but it shouldn’t, I guess, because my dad is an ISFJ and he can do the exact same thing.

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    • I am an ISFJ; My memory pretty much does that for anything having to do with classic literature and history. If I love it, I will memorize anything I can and specialize in it.

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      • It’s a really cool gift to have; I’ve got a very good memory myself, but you Si-doms leave me way behind ;-)

        Like, I’m quite good at remembering big-picture ideas, but I struggle a bit more with details–while my Si- dad and brother just seem to suck up details like a sponge.

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