MBTI Type: INFP

David felt strongly enough about his love for Wallis Simpson to give up the throne, abdicate, and leave the country. His family’s subsequent rejection of him, shame over his behavior, and refusal to interact with Wallis upsets him so much, he retaliates by inventing cruel nicknames for them. Even though it has wounded him grievously, he primarily expresses his feelings through cutting remarks, written to his wife, as he complains about the England he has left behind and all the “dowdy, dull people.” His inferior Te shows in the first season primarily through his caustic remarks, but in the second season, he wants to find a “worthwhile job” to pursue which would “help my country,” since he still values England; David, however, doesn’t know what he could do, or where to begin, so he asks others to propose jobs to him. He prides himself on his intellectualism and in finding “interesting people,” actors, thespians, poets, movie stars, etc. He enjoys brainstorming ideas with his friends to figure out how to handle situations and what he could do for the English government; when he approaches Elizabeth, he comes with the three best ideas he likes the most. David, much to his wife’s bafflement, falls into continual patterns of sentiment and longing for what he has lost; his subjective interpretation of the abdication and subsequent events makes him detached from how his family interpreted and saw what happened, but he has a good balance between larger impressions and his own personal experience, which makes him good at advice. Elizabeth consults him on how to handle Margaret and her engagement, and he cautions her to keep “the big picture” in mind. David’s assessment of his family members, colored by his Fi bias and Si perceptions, is neither flattering nor kind, and entirely based in their treatment of him.

Enneagram: 4w3 so/sp

David can be self-absorbed, eternally persecuted, and insufferable in the minds of his more stoic stiff-upper-lip relations. He suffers from identity issues and feelings of abandonment, rejection, and not fitting in to the royal family, whose approval he wishes he could win over, but who does not like him. David waffles between a sense of pride in this rejection and intense hurt. He prides himself on his intellectual tastes and sneers at his family being common and unemotional, stoic and unflattering in their tastes. He comes up with mean nicknames for all of them, which he and his wife laugh at behind their backs. He can be needy and emotional (moving toward 2) under stress, while wanting to serve some larger purpose of self-importance (his 3 wing). He is a bit of a show-off, wants and craves attention and affirmation, and tries to lure others to his perspective.