Functional Order: Fe-Si-Ne-Ti
Mrs. Patmore makes no secret about how she feels, at all times. She’s extremely in tune to the emotions of those around her, especially William – she urges Daisy to marry the boy to keep him happy, routinely ignoring Daisy’s objections on “moral grounds,” because she prioritizes the wishes of a dying boy ahead of Daisy’s feelings (having a broader emotional worldview, and morals that shift based on the situation at hand). She frets, she blusters, she asserts, but she cares much more than she lets on. She often agrees with or warms up to those who share her opinions, and she feels anxious in the recovery of her eye surgery that the Crawleys might “like” the new cook so much, they’ll replace her. It’s an irrational fear, since Mr. Crawley himself paid for her operation in the first place – showing her tendency not to analyze too deeply or reach truly rational conclusions (inferior Ti). She likes things just so in her kitchen, and is meticulous. She makes most of her recipes from memory and all of them go well, except when her eyesight fails and she reaches for the salt instead of the sugar. She doesn’t like change, nor to adapt. Mrs. Patmore doesn’t really enjoy the shifting of the social classes after the war, nor understand Daisy’s need and desire to “make something of herself.” She is practical, focused on attending to the daily needs of the house, and suspicious of anything too new or untested. She likes new ideas, but doesn’t much go in for “fanciful notions.” She tends to be anxious and fear the worst under stress.
Enneagram: 2w3 sp/so
Mrs. Patmore is all about being important in the kitchen, seen as the cook, and having the undisputed rule of her space. She has been arguing with Mrs. Hughes for ages about how she should be the one who orders food for the larder, and she only befriends another cook (whom she fears will steal her job) after the woman agrees with her—then she becomes congenial and cooks alongside her for the garden party. Because she is often stressed, she spends a lot of time in her line to 8—badgering Daisy endlessly, being emotionally reactive, yelling at people for their incompetence, etc. She pushes Daisy to tell a lie to William and pretend to be his girl when he goes off to war, because it’s what he needs and Mrs. Patmore fears if Daisy breaks his heart, he’ll die on the battlefield. She then pushes her to marry him when he’s on his deathbed, and to comfort his father in his grief, putting a lot on Daisy because these are all things that she would feel obliged to do, if she were in Daisy’s shoes. She would “help,” so she assumes Daisy should also help. Mrs. Patmore has a lot of 3 wing ambition, pride about her kitchen, and competitiveness that comes out whenever she reacts to anything; she becomes more sure of herself, and more inclined to “rule the roost.” But she sometimes undermines her own desire to appear successful by being emotional while doing it.