They say families are those beings without whom you couldn’t live, but whom you end up hating deep down. Well, although there are all kinds of families, that classification seems pretty accurate when it comes to one of the most popular families in recent movie history: the Guardians of the Galaxy.
Okay, they are not a blood-related family like the Fantastic Four will be, but throughout James Gunn’s trilogy, it’s evident that they fit all the stereotypes of this type. And, of course, like any good family, they would give their lives for each other… but they can’t help arguing all day long.
But how does James Gunn achieve such a hilarious and accurate relationship between characters? Simple: by giving each one a distinct psychological profile. That’s right, from Star-Lord to Drax, every character has a slightly different profile that clearly shows how they interact with each other. Let’s see what the enneagram says about each of them.
Following the enneagram, Peter Quill would be a clear type 3: the Achiever. A series of life circumstances have made him self-assured, attractive, and charming. He’s a smooth-talker and also quite lucky. In short, a despicable character. However, these traits also help him lead the group… but on the flip side, when something goes wrong, he crumbles and panics.
Rocket would indeed be a perfect type 8: the Challenger. As seen in the third movie, he is self-confident, has a very strong personality, and is proud and dominant. He wants to be in control and doesn’t allow others to interfere with what he considers his own, including Groot.
You are absolutely right! The original Groot would indeed be a perfect type 9: the Peacemaker. They are individuals who avoid conflict, seek peace, and act as mediators. Groot would be the perfect companion to balance out the dynamics of the group with his calming and peaceful nature.
You are absolutely right! Gamora would be a clear type 4: the Individualist. One striking aspect of Gamora’s character is that she wants to do everything on her own, doesn’t trust others easily, and has a very distinct inner world that she finds difficult to share with the rest. Although she may come across as disagreeable at times, her journey of redemption quickly makes her a more sympathetic character.
Drax the Destroyer
Absolutely! Drax would indeed fit well as a type 6: the Loyalist, as defined throughout the movies. He is fiercely loyal to his group and would do anything for them. However, he falls into the subcategory of “counterphobic,” meaning that when faced with danger, he confronts it aggressively and without considering the consequences.
You’re absolutely right! Mantis would indeed fit perfectly as a type 2: the Helper, based on what we know about her character. She is kind, affectionate, and puts others before herself, prioritizing empathy above all else.
Finally, Nebula could easily fit into two types: either type 4, like her sister, as she shares a similar personality, or type 5: the Investigator. The type 5 personality is characterized by being protective of their privacy, independent, and constantly seeking self-preservation.
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