Bruce has a lot of intuitive thinking going on. He tells the audience he is the shadows, he is vengeance. That the city is “scarred” and is going to eat itself. He believes if you can survive being scarred, symbolically, you become stronger, and posses the strength required to “fight.” He solves Riddler’s riddles in a matter of seconds when a man’s life depends on it, instantly knowing what he means and what he wants from the hostage. He’s so single-minded, he devalues Cat Woman’s feelings when he sends her in to recon inside the bar – he’s obsessed with finding the Riddler, not with tracking down her missing friend or avenging her murder. When she gets upset and goes off mission, he’s annoyed that she can’t focus on what he cares about. When she wants to kill her father for the murder of her best friend, he points out that would ruin his chances to unearth the identity of the Riddler (the big picture). He devotes his life to becoming a symbol to scare people in the hopes of affecting them in the long term and turning the city in a new direction. Bruce has no interest in understanding why the Riddler intends to disrupt things, just in stopping him. He believes what the facts tell him, which means he has a crisis of faith when he believes his father might have had someone killed (which violates his 1ish sense of right and wrong). He tracks down clues and works on various projects in his bat cave that allow him to pursue criminals. He wants to keep a man alive so they can find out the truth from him, despite his own feelings of contempt toward him and his immoral decisions. Bruce broody and intense and internal, unable to fully let go of his deep feelings about whatever is happening. He dismisses other’s pain and can be shockingly self-absorbed at times (when Alfred wakes up after almost dying in an explosion, rather than ask him if he’s all right or express remorse, Bruce tells him off because he found out the butler lied to him about his father – in that moment, his feelings are all about himself). But he also has a firm sense of right and wrong; he won’t allow Cat Woman to kill anyone and warns her that she does not want to go down that road and that it would make her no better than the enemy she fights. He tells Alfred he doesn’t care about his family’s legacy, just his own—and he has been so focused on being Batman, he has not bothered to contribute to the city in any other way, financially or through the donations they used to receive from his parents. It never occurred to him that they relied on his family’s money to make an impact; instead, he got wrapped up in the idea of becoming Batman and saving the city, even though he thinks it’s a lost cause. Bruce in this version takes a lot more risks; he shows up at crime scenes and walks around among cops who could unmask him at any second. He reacts quickly to save a child from being crushed by a car when it smashes into the church hosting a memorial service. His Se is good in a fight, although his decisions sometimes lead to wanton destruction and casualties (car crashes in his pursuit of Penguin; he seems not to notice or care about the collateral damage). He puts himself in harm’s way and is highly observant when gathering physical details from crime scenes.

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Bruce feels a super-ego sense of duty to Gotham – he thinks the city is corrupt and “eating itself,” that there is no hope, and yet, feels compelled to stick around, attempt to reform it and to play the masked avenger, in his search for justice. All gut types care about right, wrong, and justice, and he takes this very seriously, creating a persona for bad guys and using their fear against them. He moralizes at Cat Woman, when she wants to kill her father for the murder of her friend, by telling her that if she crosses that line, she will become “just like him.” Bruce holds himself to a high standard, and assumes it’s all on him to change the trajectory of the city. He also is angry, impatient, and wrathful; he admits it took him a while to realize that his need is to serve Gotham and its citizens, rather than just avenge the death of his parents. His 9 wing shows in how reclusive and withdrawn he is; the mayoral candidate points out that unlike his father, he has not contributed to any charitable causes as long as she has known him. This is because he’s somewhat self-absorbed and involved in whatever occupies him; he’s also strict, reserved, reclusive, and a hermit who avoids people. He’s self-reliant and self-trusting and manages to stay calm even when he’s beating up bad guys. Bruce also becomes 4ish under stress—self-absorbed, emo, and feeling like he’s misunderstood and unwanted, showing up at Alfred’s bedside after the explosion and accusing him of “keeping the truth from me” about his parents.

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