Functional Order: Ne-Ti-Fe-Si
Scott’s father tells Stiles at one point, “That’s quite a leap, Stiles.” It’s true, but it’s also how Stiles operates—purely off hunches and intuition. He’s faster than anyone else at coming up with what’s going on behind the surface of things. He reasons that if Lydia isn’t a wolf, she must be something else and goes out to prove it, then dubs her a banshee. When people start dying around town, Stiles looks for a pattern – he starts connecting things at random, saying that the first three people to die were virgins, so this must be a form of pagan sacrifices. When new information disrupts the pattern (a non-virgin’s death), he changes his theory to incorporate human sacrifices in threes. He will annoy his father (the sheriff) by chasing after his theories, asking annoying questions to try and prove them true, and assuming he’s right based on nothing more than speculation, but more often than not, Stiles is either totally correct or very near to the truth. Rather than being immediately put off by the creature world, Stiles thinks it’s kind of totally awesome. Stiles does all of his thinking and theorizing in the moment, often reaching the right conclusion and then abandoning it (him joking Scott is a werewolf and believing it with more evidence). He connects the dots easily and improvises in the moment, sometimes reaching conclusions too late to do anything about it (figuring out the identity of the alpha). Sarcastic and quick-witted, Stiles often comes up with logical solutions to problems that are not often, um, moral. He sees a chance to get his father drunk and get information from him, but rationalizes it by thinking he’s doing it for the greater good of all involved. He thinks (maybe correctly) that it might be in their best interest to let the Creature die, along with Derek. Stiles spends all his time thinking, attempting to solve the complex puzzles around him, and tries desperately to make sense of anything he cannot understand. He also sometimes prioritizes his own cleverness unnecessarily, such as when he could just steal a key card to break into the sheriff’s office and instead, he encodes three separate cards off his computer. Though reluctant to talk about his deeper feelings with his father (like how he felt after his mother’s death), Stiles is open and carefree in expressing his shallower feelings — lust for Lydia, his affection for Scott, his intense dislike for Derek. He reads Danny accurately and uses Derek to get under his skin, trading a flash of bare chest for a computer favor. Stiles also gets a kick out of tormenting his coach, including rigging his office full of pranks on his birthday to get his goat. He’s good at seeing what he could say to cause people to get upset with him, and using that to his advantage, without much caring if it hurts his relationships. Stiles only cares about a few people anyway. He is better at thinking in the long term than Scott, foreseeing and spelling out the potential consequences of his actions to him (the hunters killing him, Allison finding out the truth, Derek being problematic, etc). He runs away from his past and the death of his mother, but is also sentimental and dislikes the idea of them all changing and moving in separate directions in adulthood, once they graduate. Stiles keeps to a few traditions of importance to him (pranking the coach, being part of a team, etc) but avoids excessive sentiment.
Enneagram: 6w7 sp/sx
Stiles has a crazy, heady intense logical energy to him that bounces all over the place and is so erratic, his friends have trouble following it. He’s excited and stimulated by new ideas and concepts; he thinks Scott becoming a werewolf is awesome at first, and then scary, since he also sees how all of this could go very, very wrong. Stiles radiates nervous energy whenever under stress, and is an easy strategist in thinking his way out of dangerous problems; he would rather play too safe than sorry – yet most of the time, he cracks jokes, makes everything absurd, funny, or tries to keep the mood light. He ranges between phobic and counter-phobic – challenging Derek and backing off in order to keep himself safe. He has no problem laying down the hard rules and/or acting decisively without any moral hangups, but is often in bondage to his need to, you know, survive.