Functional Order: Se-Ti-Fe-Ni
Perceiving Functional Axis:
Extroverted Sensing (Se) / Introverted Intuition (Ni)
Simon is up for a high-stakes caper, because he knows it’ll get him time with a beautiful girl. He’s opportunistic, looking for ways in his environment to move forward – whether that includes pretending to faint after being “shot”, to flirting aggressively in a public place, to wandering around the park looking for solutions to his problems, to snuggling up in a locked closet without a hint of stress over the dangerous, rather illegal thing he’s about to pull off. Simon notices his environment so much, he is mindful to measure spaces, take a swig from a bottle, or sneak into a chimney after fixing his tie. He admits, “I’m very perceptive” when Nicole says no one else ever noticed the family resemblance with the Venus before. He knows her father is guilty. He knows why she needs to steal it. He also knows that he wants her. His bunch of gadgets intended to get them out of the closet shows he’s thought ahead to all the potential outcomes and planned for their eventuality. Simon “knows people” and “human nature”, so his plan all involves “natural human reactions.” He’s already decided that Bonnet is going to retire, by the time the caper ends – there’s nothing for it, really.
Judging Functional Axis:
Introverted Thinking (Ti) / Extroverted Feeling (Fe)
He is a master at creative thinking. Not only does he react quick on his feet, but he is also witty, with a love of wordplay. He can think himself out of a closet – literally. His “plan” involves noticing his environment (Se) and coming up with slightly ingenious, rather hare-brained ideas of how to set off the alarms in order to steal the Venus. He wants to understand things, which is why he interrogates Nicole so much about why this particular museum. Or…so she thinks. He is logic first and foremost, pointing out all the flaws in her ideas and plans, sometimes with melodramatic flair. “You’re crying to soften me up. It won’t work!” Oh yeah? It does. He can pour on the charm. He’s flirtatious, funny and enjoys setting people off. His understanding of how people work is what enables him to steal the Venus in the first place.
Enneagram: 3w2 self-preservation
Though we don’t know it until the end, Simon has a bunch of degrees and has worked himself up into a position of power, which allows him to investigate and arrest art forgers. He’s an “expert” on paintings and statues. Throughout the film, he proves wonderfully adaptable, becoming whatever the situation needs in order to appeal to Nichole and get the job done. He goes hard-edged with some people, soft with others. He pretends to be a thief, to get Nicole to trust him. Then a broker to get rid of the American. His 2 wing is doing this, because he thinks he can get Nicole to reciprocate his affections through helping her out of a mess.