MBTI Type: ESFP
Gabriel loves to be at the center of whatever is happening and feels frustrated that his father refuses to do anything about the Revolution; he doesn’t want to stand on the sidelines, but to get out there and fight. He often reacts instantly, going out to round up support, volunteering for the army (against his father’s wishes), getting married on their month off, and going after his wife’s murderer without thought for his personal safety. He becomes a courier for the Rebels, a dangerous position that requires him to cross behind enemy lines and constantly put his life at risk; but he feels confident in doing so, because he knows he can get out of a bad situation. He tends to judge everything and everyone according to his own personal moral standards of right and wrong. He is a kind, sensitive, and compassionate young man, who inspires others through his high moral code – he asks that surrendered enemy soldiers and wounded be given quarter, he is interested in pleasing Anne’s parents, and he hates to disobey his father… but he is also extremely independent. He wants to be known for his own actions, not those of his father. He does what he believes is right, even when others disapprove. Though he is intensely emotional, Gabriel doesn’t often show it to others. He grieves in private. Once under his father’s command, Gabriel learns to follow orders, come up with detailed plans rather than act spontaneously, and be a leader who can give orders. He acts decisively, both at war and in following his heart. Gabriel wants to know the facts of a situation, so he can respond accordingly to it (he’s curious about the truth of his father’s past, he points out the flaws in others’ thinking, and he is at times able to put aside his emotions and do what is necessary), but often reacts on instinct and emotion rather than logic (leading to his tragic death). He shows almost no Ni, except in his idealistic belief that he’s fighting for a greater cause.
Enneagram: 1w2 so/sp
Gabriel is moralistic and somewhat, at first, holier-than-thou in his attitude toward others and their decisions — he judges his father for his actions at Fort Wilderness and shows disgust that men buy him drinks for dismembering French and Indian soldiers. He confesses that he has trouble restraining his temper. Gabriel at first rejects the men his father brings into the camp, inferring they are not the sort (meaning, criminals and mercenaries) the war effort needs. He calls others to service through inspiring them, seeking to bring out their better nature, and demanding action from them. He obeys his father out of duty up to a point, and scorns Benjamin for saying duty keeps him at home (he retorts by saying when he has a family, he won’t hide behind them). His 2 wing is warm, compassionate, and driven to do good in the world.