MBTI Type: INFP
Wanda makes ethical judgments all the time, but the biggest one is what spurred her to create the false reality in the first place. She wanted to grieve and mourn for Vision, and found him being dissected inside a lab—a place where no one was respecting him as a person, but were treating him as a robot. She loved him, he had human emotions and a distinct personality, so she sees him as fully human and worthy of basic rights. It’s unfathomable to her that they wouldn’t bury him as a person, even though he’s worth millions of dollars of ‘scrap metal.’ Her pain and outrage caused her to ‘create’ a reality in which they can both live together, happy isolated from the outside world and protected by a version of events that make her feel safe and happy. She goes to do more of this behavior in the Doctor Strange sequel, where she allows only her feelings of need to drive her as the villain of the piece—she’s obsessed with reuniting with her children from another universe, and uses that as a justification to steal America’s powers (killing her in the process). She says her children might get sick, and traveling through the multiverse to heal them is a way to prevent her from losing them—it’s all about Wanda, all the time. Her feelings, her needs, her reasons for doing things. She asks people nicely first, and then goes after them hard, attacking their minds, sending monsters after America and her friends, etc. She doesn’t come around until her own children reject her and scream at seeing her as “a witch.” That is so devastating for her, she backs down and allows America to close the portal into their world. But it had to hit her own emotions before she could see that what she is doing is wrong. She has decided how things are ‘going to be’ according to herself, and is wrapped up in herself, in how she is mainly thinking about keeping the person she loves alive without bothering too much about how she is controlling and trapping other people within her own private reality. Wanda is also continually re-creating reality, base on all her memories and nostalgia for the television shows she watched as a child with her family. She thinks being inside them can recreate the same feelings she had—and she has no real life ‘family experiences’ to compare them to, so she has crafted an intuitive world around fantasies of idyllic life in the suburbs. She progressively moves them through the decades in a feat of ‘growing older,’ but none of it is real. Wanda will allow people into her reality if they will play along with her game, but when they do not, she switches into inferior Te and ‘ejects them’ from it. She can become quite cold, callous, and ruthless whenever she falls into these low-grade aggressive behaviors. Wanda snaps people’s necks, slices them in half, and shreds them with her magical powers. She becomes callous at the idea of taking America’s life and her powers and seeing it as necessary. Wanda doesn’t care about violating her alternate self’s personhood—she takes control of her through Dreamwalking and then uses her, and her body, to do whatever she wants, all things that go against a healthy IFP’s respect for other’ choices and autonomy and show her Te-grip. She forcefully goes through people if they won’t listen to her or get out of her way.
Enneagram: 4w3 sx/sp
Wanda is self-absorbed in that only her pain matters, and no one else can understand it—when another character attempts to talk to her about her pain, she stops him there and says she had to blow a hole in the head of the man she loved, and it “made no difference.” She has taken her pain and made it all-encompassing and all-absorbing, which is why she takes over an entire town in WandaVision; she feels justified controlling every aspect of everyone’s life and robbing them of their agency just so she can live out a fantasy of the children she never had. She does the same when she chases America across the mutli-verse, determined to steal her powers to move between them so that she can steal another Wanda’s life, never once thinking about how that Wanda will feel in being replaced, or thinking about the children’s emotions until she’s confronted with their pain, fear, anger, and rejection at seeing her invade their house and hurt their mom. In this way, she’s absorbed with the 4’s longing and refusal to be at peace with their current situation; she’s longing for what seems out of reach, and using her suffering as both a shield (a defense to rationalize her selfish actions) and as a motivating factor to go hard for what she wants, using deceit in the process; she deceives everyone in her town, and then she attempts to deceive Dr. Strange into leaving America with her, all the while using the Darkhold to extend her powers. In the end, she chooses to destroy herself by destroying it “in every universe,” so no one will ever be tempted by it again (still, extreme ‘reactivity’ from a 4). Her way of getting love is divisive and based only in her feelings until she has to deal with other people’s needs, and then, it’s only from the few she cares about—her kids.