Functional Order: Te-Si-Ne-Fi
Prudence is the undisputed queen of her “sisters.” She gives orders and expects others to obey them. She can also put aside her personal differences with Sabrina, to work toward a common goal (her enjoyment of “torturing human boys” overcomes her anti-Sabrina bias, to get revenge for them tormenting Sabrina’s friends; later, Prudence works with her to find out the truth behind her being chosen as the Sacrifice, and then decides to stand back from the honor, to keep her life and thwart Lady Blackwood’s attempts to kill her). This shows detachment, the ability to work with others toward a common goal, without personal feelings getting in the way, of which she has a few. Prudence tends to value her own experiences with people, but also liken herself to witches in general throughout history; she does not deviate from any of the longstanding traditions of the school, and carries over a subjective bias toward Sabrina because she is half-human and therefore undesirable in her mind; her studies have taught her this. Her prejudices are all built up of traditional witch prejudices toward humans. She desperately wants approval and recognition within witch ranks, but believes the only way she can do this is to be “chosen” by Satan to be the Sacrifice – to step into the shoes of a witch that has come before her, and honor herself with her own death. Prudence does not think about the wider implications of this, or who might be behind her being chosen, until Sabrina raises the possibility that Lady Blackwood might want her out of the way, if she’s Lord Blackwood’s bastard daughter. Then, her Ne latches onto and shows interest in the idea (someone else’s explanation) and she opens her mind to the possibility of changing her focus. Prudence does not share her feelings, but she shows low Fi vulnerability when interacting with her father (and clear hurt, when she sees him devaluing her); she has formed a strong bond with him, which increases once she knows her true parentage. She also has strong feelings about witches, and right and wrong (in terms of others being wrong for killing witches and taking their land, which is her beef with Sabrina’s boyfriend).
Prudence prides herself on being strong and not showing anyone else her emotions; she prefers to act based in a place of strength rather than weakness. Her rivalry with Sabrina is all about dominance—she sees Sabrina as a credible rising power and has no intention of submitting to her authority or leadership, so she finds ways to ‘push’ right through her, or against her, or target her friends. Once Sabrina becomes powerful, they form an uneasy alliance. Prudence will submit to her father up to a point, and then she enjoys challenging him aggressively, torturing his corpse for information, and asserting her own authority over him. She is hedonistic and driven for pleasure, unafraid of using dark, oppressive magic or involving herself in an orgy. She doesn’t like weak or demure people, but will care for them if she feels something for them (her Weird Sisters). She refuses to talk about her disappointments in life or dwell on them.