MBTI Type: ISFJ
Steve relies on personal experience to make his decisions, which is one reason he is so loyal to his friend Bucky Barnes: they went through a lot together and he won’t let go of his subjective perspective on Bucky, in order to reach a compromise with Tony Stark. Steve simply rejects Tony’s “right” to avenge his parents, because he has sworn to protect his friend. Steve initially wants to get into the army, because that represents the way of life he strives for, as an American. He defines himself by the expectations of how men traditionally behave, and carries that behavior forward into the 21st century. He finds it hard to adapt to an all-new situation, and clings to those things which give him comfort, from his bomber jacket to his record player. In End Game, Steve encourages others to “move on” without their loved ones, but admits that he can’t do that – and in the end, chooses to return to his own time, and live out his life with “my first love.” Though somewhat personal and contained when it comes to his feelings, Steve does everything for everyone else, all the time. He throws himself on a grenade to save his fellow soldiers during combat training. He devotes all his time and energy into protecting the masses. He gives up what would make him happy, for the common greater good. Steve is a natural motivator, and although he sometimes wants to “work alone,” he easily becomes the unofficial (and sometimes, official) head of the Avengers. He confesses that it’s hard for him to integrate into the new society and accept change. He rigidly refuses to compromise with Tony Stark about Bucky, championing his friend even when it causes a “civil war” within the Avengers. Steve tries everything he can think of to get into the army, including allowing himself to be experimented on; he has such a keen desire to serve his country. He then expresses dislike of only “punching” Hitler on stage. He is a creative problem solver; rather than climbing the post to get the flag, he just pulls the pin and lets it land in the dirt, then picks it up and claims victory. His Ne is not well-developed, although it strengthens over time. Steve has a natural distrust of anything too outlandish, but is willing to try anything that might work, including time travel to get his friends back. Young Captain America, especially, has very rigid expectations of reality, and does not want to listen to alternative perspectives or ideas.
Enneagram: 1w2 so/sp
Steve believes in doing the right thing, whatever the cost. The other Avengers riff him for being such a “goody two shoes.” He is well-behaved, polite, and for a long time, does not even swear. Steve stubbornly clings to his ideals and beliefs, even when it causes conflict, such as when he defies his orders (believing them in the moral wrong) and creates a problem within the Avengers by being against the Superhero Registration Act and defying Tony’s desire to kill Bucky. In Steve’s world, you do not turn your back your friends, even if they do become assassins for awhile. Steve is always confident that his stance is the right one, becomes it comes from his deep internal sense of fairness and justice. His 2 wing is aggressive in protecting, defending, and rescuing his friends, as well as serving greater humanity. He’s willing to risk his life and even die for the masses.