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The Avengers: Bruce Banner [INTP]

Ti: Bruce doesn’t throw ideas out on a whim – he likes to fully think through his ideas, determine if they are workable, and mentally deconstruct them, searching for faults and weaknesses, before he shares them. Bruce will think through all the different aspects of a schematic or plan before he opens up to the group. He’s good at taking things apart to determine how they function.

Ne: He doesn’t just have one narrow goal, but is open to a multitude of creative ideas. He thinks outside the box and focuses on the larger picture, using his Internal Thinking to apply logic and narrow down his options. He looks outside himself for ideas, and is very worried about the wider implications of his work. Bruce is always in search of possibilities. He’s good at reading his teammates.

Si: The previous destruction caused by the Hulk largely overshadows Bruce’s present life; he is constantly trying to run away from his past but incapable of forgetting it or letting it go. He has vivid memories of his life before the Hulk and of the despair he has felt since; it continues to build inside him. Bruce has a hard time living in the moment and enjoying his life when he’s not the Hulk, because he’s so overwhelmed with guilt.

Fe: Even when he disagrees with someone else, Bruce tries to be polite and respect their feelings. He avoids conflict because he doesn’t like it and doesn’t know how to handle it, and because he knows it will trigger the Hulk. The Hulk’s inability to control itself reflects Bruce’s fear of his own emotions, and his inability to deal with them.