Functional Order: Fi-Se-Ni-Fe
Whenever Marissa asks him what his “plan” is, Gary shrugs and says he’ll figure it out when he gets there – and he often does. He leaps in front of oncoming traffic, he buys bouquets at corner stands and thrusts them into people’s hands, he climbs out windows to escape the police, he steals cars (to do a good deed), he knocks people over, and he sometimes runs away with whatever it is they want, all with the assumption that it will somehow work out and he won’t land in jail. His creative thinking and willingness to put himself in dangerous situations helps him stop things from happening – but also means that he does not question much the “why” of things happen; he just tries one tactic after another, until he finds the solution. Gary does have hunches from time to time – a sense of there being a deeper meaning in his connection to Snow, and the cat’s role in his life, but he prefers to operate off opportunism. Gary holds himself to a high standard of behavior; once he gets the paper, he sees it as his personal responsibility to do what he can to change the future, prevent bad things from happening, and never use the paper for self-benefit. The only time he uses it to win the lottery, he leaves the ticket with a pair of nuns! He’s immune to his friend Chuck’s constant appeals to “help him out” by “sharing” the information in the paper, and does not even use it to save his job on the stock exchange. Though he’s adept at caring and reaching people on an emotional level, Gary is the “save them and run” type – and he shows a lot of low Te under stress, becoming a “state the obvious” kind of guy, finding it difficult to work around the facts, being unable to delegate or hand off responsibilities to his friends, and being blunt and easily frustrated with complications. His low Te also shows in how poorly he handles the paper and his business – trusting Chuck with the financial aspect of his bar and not checking on him, which runs them almost into bankruptcy.
Enneagram: 2w1 so/sp
Heading off riots. Stopping fires. Bursting into a bad situation with a solution. Helping out and then running off to his next appointment… Gary spends every waking moment of his day helping other people – and more often than not, he’s resentful of the lack of appreciation they show him, though he never asks for it. He sees it as his mission to do what he can to prevent all the bad things in the paper from happening, a responsibility he takes out of duty and a desire to do the right thing (1 wing). He disintegrates into 8 anger and aggression whenever he feels threatened or has to deal with unreasonable people.