MBTI Type: ESFP
Lizzie is by far the most adaptable person at the school, in terms of seeing and leaping on opportunities – when her dad doesn’t show up for one of their games against the Mystic High School, she recruits the other kids to “play to win” even though they have a long history of losing. When she finds out her bid for Miss Mystic Falls isn’t likely to happen due to a prejudicial judge, she instantly hands over all her intentions, designs, and expectations onto Hope, and helps her prepare to take the title. Lizzie’s Fi development isn’t great. She’s selfish and inconsiderate, highly emotional, easily insulted, and mostly preoccupied with her own needs and wants. She can be brutal to other people, using frankness to cut them down and/or put them in their place. She’s out of touch with her deeper desires, and cannot figure out how to put them in non-offensive ways (she’s jealous of her dad’s relationship with Hope, but instead of calmly talking to him about it, she reacts with temper tantrums). She shocks Hope with how much research she has done into Miss Mystical Falls, in order to win (she’s looked up everyone who won and why, everyone who didn’t win and why not; and compiled the information to figure out how to combine it all into the winning “performance”). Lizzie tries to control her emotional outbursts in ways she thinks will be effective – such as constantly shocking herself with a spelled bracelet when she says something “mean.” She later decides it’s better to be true to herself and “unleash the inner bitch.” Lizzie is fiercely hands on and sometimes aggressive, but her massive blind spot is in reading between the lines. She does figure out how to manipulate herself out of the reality set by the genie without giving her the urn, but she fails to interpret the signals other people are sending her – that a guy isn’t into her, her sister hates to always play second fiddle to her, etc. All Lizzie knows about her future is that she wants to do something big that has an impact.
Enneagram: cp 6w7 sx/so
Lizzie tries to come across as an 8—blunt, assertive, and bossy—but deep down, she tends toward insecurity, has a desperate need for inclusion, needs her father’s approval, and is codependent. Other characters even call her on this, saying she is incapable of being on her own—and it’s true. She is lost without her sister, so she pairs up with Hope even though Hope’s humanity is off (she can’t bring herself to kill her, even though she hates her, even before she has a sire bond), and then after she betrays Hope, she teams up with Aurora to get Hope’s humanity back on. She feels anxious and is reactive, lashing out at people, and charging at anything that scares her in a particularly reckless, opportunistic way. Even though she’s obnoxious, Lizzie still wants external approval, and is obedient to her father and his wishes for her. Sick and tired of losing to the rival school, she eggs on her fellow classmates to use their powers to win the game. Lizzie is emotional and erratic, but also learns to see the bright side and often re-frames things; she says she isn’t going to work on her negativity, because it’s one of her positive qualities. She sees herself in Aurora, has compassion for her, and releases her from Hope’s torture, by saying there’s nothing wrong with being “wrong in the head.” Lizzie often runs away from her problems and denies her responsibilities, seeking fun, entertainment, and outlets through hedonism.