Functional Order: Se-Fi-Te-Ni
Perceiving Functional Axis:
Extroverted Sensing (Se) / Introverted Intuition (Ni)
Amy is actively engaged in and adventurous within her environment even before the alien invasion. She is interested in the stars and looking through telescopes, redecorating her new home to reflect their new status, and fitting into the community. As soon as a “meteorite” comes down, she heads out there with her shovel to work alongside the men in digging it out. She notices the cracks in it, and thinks maybe they ought to step back. She is proactive in getting herself and loved ones to safety, and in escaping from the “machines.” Many years later, she takes a chance to nick food wherever she can find it. Amy comes up with the correct theory that humans are toxic to the aliens, and the cause of their mass death, because she saw them “eating human flesh” before they died. Her inferior Ni believes that is the solution to the “red planet” invasion of theirs. She also longs to believe in God, and that there is a divine plan in motion somehow to explain sacred ground.
Judging Functional Axis:
Introverted Feeling (Fi) / Extroverted Thinking (Te)
She admits years later that she “saw what I wanted,” a man married to another woman and “simply took it.” Amy never thought about his wife’s feelings, she just pursued a relationship with him, outside the social boundaries and constraints of the day. Amy doesn’t like conflict, and tries to peace-make with other people, but their opinion of her does not keep her from her romantic attachments. She’s not about to back off and “let the men do it,” either. She can be surprisingly rational when the time comes, choosing to run away and save herself though she wants to return to George and find a way to help him. She allows him to sacrifice himself so she can escape, then tells no one the truth for over a decade. She knows they can find a way to kill off the alien spores and replenish the planet with good, clean air and water, but she leaves it up to a scientist to figure out the “how.”
Enneagram: 6w5 self-preservation
Prior to the invasion, Amy is warm, friendly, and not too eager for people to find out she is living with a married man. She wants to get married. Amy is incredibly loyal, risking her own life to attempt to get back to George, defending him against his brother’s accusations, and even trying to appeal to his brother on his visit. But she is also cautious, and somewhat suspicious of the meteorite when it starts behaving strangely. Amy is afraid enough to save herself on two separate occasions when George tells her to “run,” even if it means leaving him behind. She is cautious in whom she trusts in the “world after,” and withdraws from the rest of the society, choosing to live with just her son for their own survival. She is able to detach from her feelings, and save herself, even when she is distraught over a personal loss. When another character says giving water to a third would waste it, because “she is dying,” she agrees and says not to tell George; he would just share his water anyway.