MBTI Type: INTP

Segundus is endlessly curious about magic, and determined to make logical sense of it. He pursues that knowledge with great intent, to the extent that he tracks down and meets Mr Norrell, as the infamous book-buyer preventing the rest of England from laying their hands on magical tomes. He cannot fathom why the magician’s society does not practice real magic, and does not rest until he has answers; he is able to remain detached in most conflict situations, and also to make decisions that seem sensible and avoid the traps of Norrell. He becomes intrigued with Lady Pole and tries to make rational sense of her “nonsensical ramblings.” Though not terribly emotional himself, Segundus is extremely personable, easily able to make others like him through his boyish charm. He is distressed whenever Lady Pole is upset, but not particularly apt at calming her down. Magic excites his imagination and he chases after it endlessly; he has an innocent, childlike wonder when perceiving real magic, from real magicians. He refuses to disallow any sources of information or to value one magician’s methods over another, but wants to educate the masses using as much information as possible. Segundus pursues his dreams actively, but has no problem changing his chosen profession and intended use of the old mansion (at first, it is to be a magical school, then an asylum). He effortlessly perceives magic around other, and knows without any external evidence that Lady Pole and Stephen Black “share” a strange association. He reveres magicians of the past and wants to follow in their footsteps; his previous interactions with Norrell leave him with an unfavorable opinion of the man. He wants to collect books for his own perusal, that he might absorb the knowledge of the past and build on it, to greater heights. Segundus has great patience in collecting information about Lady Pole’s ramblings and in trying to unravel the mystery of her “insanity.” 

Enneagram: 5w6 so/sp

Endlessly frustrated in being thwarted in his accumulation of magical books, Segundus tries scraps of magic written on papers bought in the street instead… all while yearning for more knowledge. He joins the local magical group to get at their handful of magical books. Given the chance to witness real magic, Segundus refuses to sign away his right to perform it, claiming it is his “life,” and he cannot imagine being without it. He feels quite confident in opening a school of magic, where he assumes they can all learn together and from each other. Segundus can also be pessimistic. His 6 wing doesn’t move forward without support. Segundus waffles between defiance (challenging Childermass on the morality of stopping his business) and reluctant submission (winding up giving in regardless).