Functional Order: Fi-Se-Ni-Te
Liz has to process and come to terms with Ted’s true identity on her own – no one can rush her into it. She progressively pushes away people who try to help her, influence her, force her to look at photos before she is ready, or in any way influence her opinions about her ex-boyfriend. She also takes on a heavy dose of self-blame, beating herself up for a long time about how “I could have stopped it sooner, saved people.” It has nothing to do with her. She’s not responsible for it. Yet, her Fi blamed herself. Her low Te refuses to accept the truth until the facts are insurmountable. Then, she wants answers. She wants facts. What did you do to this woman? How did you do it? And then, she walks away. She can become blunt under pressure, telling people to “get out” of her house. She falls in love with Ted fairly quickly. She shares a bed with him quite soon. And she invites him into her life without looking beyond the obvious. She assumes he’s telling the truth most of the time about his trips. But when the truth about him comes out, Liz buries herself in drinking and avoiding work, holding up in her apartment and dwelling entirely “in the moment.” Yet, her Ni instincts tell her something is off about him. She tips off the police when she sees the sketch in the paper, which implies she has a general sense that there is something disturbed and wrong about him, or at least that she hasn’t ruled him out as a suspect. But her idealism doesn’t want to believe it. She clings to hope much longer than she should, wanting him to be innocent and feeling devastated when she finds out he isn’t.
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She does not want to feel unpleasant things, so she refuses to deal with them a long time, medicating herself with alcohol. Refusing to look at pictures. Not wanting to admit she called the police. Being complacent in many ways. But Liz also has a strong sense of right and wrong, which fires up when Ted’s crimes come to light. She can’t cope with it, so she ignores him – but won’t tolerate him, either. She can’t move past him, and does nothing to alter her own circumstances – showing a passive nature (she doesn’t move or even change her phone number). Under stress, she disintegrates into 6 and doesn’t entirely trust him. She gets suspicious and links him to a serial killer, without much more proof than his car and her anxiety. But she’s right.