MBTI Type: ISFP
Silas’ methods of dealing with patients are unorthodox, and he resists imposing any “restrictions upon them” – allowing them to be and or think they are whatever they want to be or think they are. But he also has very strong moral views; he initially decided to take over the asylum because he found the doctor in charge’s methods to be archaic, brutal, and cruel. And, strange as his ideas may be, Lamb has helped some of his patients to improve, by allowing them to socially interact with each other. However, his inferior Te is not any good at organizing them into a work-force. He has no long-term plans about their survival (he knows they will run out of food, resources, and eventually, the outside world will discover and imprison them all). When the resident actual doctor points out that his methods are ineffectual and foolish, Lamb becomes extremely offended and lashes out at this comment on his general incompetence. Problem is, it’s true. With deranged people running everything, they will soon be out of food, water, and heat. His initial crime that got him sent into the asylum was becoming so overwhelmed with emotion on the battlefield, Lamb decided to shoot all his wounded patients rather than deal with their injuries. He then tried to kill himself, but he was out of bullets. Once in the asylum, Lamb shows no emotion and does not react to the hellish tests and treatments they put him through; he turns around and inflicts these barbaric treatments on his own physicians, to punish them for their insolence. Though mildly suspicious of Edward’s sudden appearance as a doctor in their midst, Silas adapts to what is necessary and involves him in the process, often testing him by throwing him into the middle of intense situations and expects him to perform “hands on learning.” He can sometimes become lost in his delusions, but and does fret about how long they can sustain this façade, but doesn’t know what to do about it.
Enneagram: 2w3 so/sp
Silas believes he is doing what is best for everyone. He rationalizes that his actions are moral and just, because others are not treating the patients as compassionately as he would in their place. He justifies it all in his own mind as being helpful, even in shooting his patients (saving them from pain). He is emotionally reactive and sensitive to any slight or insinuation that he is not as competent as he pretends to be; but his 3 wing is also competent in faking being a doctor, keeping a cool head in front of Edward, and somewhat offended by allegations of irrational behavior. He finds some comfort in seeking out “like-minded” supporters.