Functional Order: Fi-Se-Ni-Te
Judging Functional Axis:
Introverted Feeling (Fi) / Extroverted Thinking (Te)
Tibby is afraid to open herself up emotionally and allow people into her heart. She cares very much about the things that impact her (like Bailey’s illness or her possible pregnancy) but doesn’t really care how other people perceive her behavior. She tends to pull away from her family and friends whenever she is upset – she goes through her pregnancy scare alone, she refuses to go to the hospital to see Bailey until it is almost too late, and later in the books, she doesn’t open up about her illness to her friends. Though uncomfortable in discussing her feelings, Tibby always acts on them. She pushes people out of her life and avoids them. She can be tactless to the customers at the video store. She enjoys putting together a fluid piece of art that makes sense. Tibby can and will defend her decisions with logic when challenged.
Perceiving Functional Axis:
Extroverted Sensing (Se) / Introverted Intuition (Ni)
She likes to be doing things and is very hands on in her approach to directing her movies. Tibby has her own flair for style and doesn’t like to look the same way two days in a row. She pays attention to what is happening around her and doesn’t hesitate to leap into action whenever something goes wrong. When she finds a girl unconscious in the super store where she works, Tibby is the first one to call for help, to take the girl’s wallet to find out her name, and to get help on the scene. She becomes visually engaged by video games and gets a thrill out of watching Brian finish off all his levels as he races on to “save the girl from the dragon.” Though she’d never admit it, Tibby is searching for deeper meaning in life. Her cynical attitude covers up her own doubts and insecurities, but in exploring the different things that people care about, and in developing a deep friendship with Bailey, Tibby starts to see and understand the bigger picture. She likes to think about a project and then see it all the way through; her vision for the outcome of her movie develops beforehand but shifts with more information, as she finds the greater truth in Bailey’s words. Once she thinks she might be pregnant, Tibby freaks out and starts worrying about how this will change her life forever … becoming fixated on the future.
Enneagram: 4w5 social
Tibby is all about how different she is from others. She wears wigs, picks black clothes, and defines herself through her art. She feels offended when others define her as anything less than through her cinematic achievements. At work, she often sneers at people’s video choices (romantic comedy, really?). Tibby also tends to pull away from others, and assume everyone is going to abandon her; it’s hard for her to open up emotionally, and when having sex “makes me feel more than I thought it would,” she runs away, using her pregnancy scare as an excuse to isolate herself. Her 5 wing loves to bring a ‘dark’ edge into everything she creates, and can be pessimistic. She is insecure and tends to run away from problems. She is often combative at work.