Rebecca: Maxim de Winter [ISTJ 8w9]

Function Order: Si-Te-Fi-Ne

Maxim is the poster-child for unhealthy Si – everything in his life ties back to his dead wife. He lives in an unhealthy loop of repeated behaviors, unable to break free of them until he finds a woman to love – and then he brings her home to the same house, which has not changed, the same staff, the same routines, the same parties. And finds himself slipping into the same dark moods and paranoid thoughts. Maxim finds himself comparing the two women, and finds relief in that his second wife is nothing like the first – a total opposite. That’s the only way he can break free, but he does not truly pull away from Rebecca until forced to leave the house behind and start anew on the continent. He is blunt and straightforward. Maxim shines in an emergency, because he takes natural charge of the boats on the beach and directs the rescue operation. He asserts what he wants, and tells his wife she should not hide from Mrs. Danvers or shy away from the truth. He wants her to be honest and open with him. And, he spends a lot of time in intense brooding. He can be withdrawn and difficult for her to read, lost in his feelings, and inclined to shut her out. He doesn’t express his true emotions – he just blurts them out in detached terms. His inferior Ne often plays out worst case scenarios as to what will happen to him, if the police find out the truth. He is also blind to the influence of Mrs. Danvers on his bride.

Enneagram: 8w9 sp/sx

Maxim is forceful, aggressive, and often angry. He pushes people and does not back down. When someone tries to threaten him with blackmail, he calls his bluff – and then calls the police, willing to risk his own liberty rather than “give in” to someone who will “plague us the rest of our lives.” He has a tendency to see straight through people, and has no respect for those who are dishonest with or attempt to manipulate him. He can be combative and confrontational, even rude (such as when he tells off an entire room full of people for trying to toast his dead wife). His 9 wing brings in a desire to keep a peaceful relationship, and he doesn’t like his new wife becoming distraught or causing Mrs. Danvers to get upset.