MBTI: Vision- INFJ
For all the characters claimed to be INFJ, this is what an actual INFJ hero looks like…in fiction of course. The living android has got a list of impressive powers but none are more impressive than a robot that seems to have more humanity in him than most characters in the Marvel universe, comics or film.
One thing about the INFJ is that they have a weird way of being able to blend in, yet never really blending in. Do you know what I mean? No? I’ll explain.
A character whose history can appear as confusing as the technology it would take to make him, Vision has gone through several different bodies and stages as it were; some writers keep him intact as though they’re writing for the original Vision while others write as if he is a new model entirely. So the Vision you get depends on the writer.
What doesn’t change is that the “synthezoid” is certainly in touch with his humanistic roots and his only real fear is that he might lose touch with it one day, his wires crossing (literally) or in some way not being able to process any more than the desire to function, if that. He don’t wanna just be sum dumb ol’ robot. The idea of not being able to experience the world in an emotional capacity gets to him and this is the biggest way he relates to an INFJ.
INFJs are Ni dominant and Fe auxiliary, meaning they’re long range people lovers. Again, I’ll elaborate. Ne (Extroverted Intuition) is the immediacy of the idea. They don’t want to sit still or plan far ahead, when they get an idea they either want to exhaust the possibilities (Which they see a lot of) or they want to drop it altogether. Ni on the other hand, is long range planning in a sense. While Ne users want to take in everything they can so as not to miss anything, Ni users are more intent on cutting out. If it doesn’t seem like it has much potential, they’ll dismiss it altogether.
With an INTJ this can come off as cold and rigid since their second function is Te (Extroverted Thinking). With an INFJ, this can appear much more somber and quiet, which is why they can easily be mistaken for ISFJs, specifically in more public scenarios. The INFJ isn’t simply interested in say, “fixing” your current problem; but more so getting down to the root of it so this issue is never an issue again. When you really dig down as deep as you can go, you get the weed at the root and pull. That’s how INFJs see it and it’s why they can feel like they love or hate humanity they way that they do.
Why? Because when you get to the root of the problem, you see how people react when faced with this harsh truth, it will tell you everything about them you need to know about them. It’s not always pretty.
Unlike Ultron, the robot that wants to destroy humanity as a means of saving it, Vision recognizes humans’ unrelenting desire to harm each other yet doesn’t look at them as needing to be done away with still, but taken care of in whatever way he can and the Avengers are a pretty good way of doing that.
As a multicolored android that even has the ability to cry, the INFJ themselves is also something of a paradox. They want to help a world they also feel the need to withdraw from, or they begin to hate people so much stemming from a desire to aid them in some way. Kind of like a frustrated mother who has to send their kid to bed early because, for whatever reason, the kid is just being a jerk. The mom doesn’t actually hate the kid but he just wasn’t going to listen. And the INFJ doesn’t actually hate humanity but why won’t they do better?! We’ve got to love each other!!!
Vision has always been a strange character to me. Yellow, green and red are odd colors for an outfit, he’s a feeling robot, and he always seemed to want to understand what people think more than they want to understand him. This could be attributed to all types really, as we shift in and out of not understanding why the selfish people on this rock won’t lift a finger to help their fellow man…to laughing at people that want to do something good. But it’s the INFJ who lives this way, trying to figure out the best way to achieve their goals while retaining their humanity.