Functional Order: Fi-Ne-Si-Te
George is somewhat wrapped up in his own feelings, throughout the course of the story. Initially, he met and fell in love with Amy, though married to his cousin. “We make each other miserable,” he tells her, when begging for a divorce. He believes both should be romantically free to love whomever they choose. Though the world is imploding around him, his only thought is to return to Amy as soon as possible, and he doesn’t like being conscripted into temporary service to fight the invaders. Inevitably, George values Amy more than his life. He is highly emotional, not wanting to leave any of their group behind, and thinking he can “negotiate” with the aliens. He shows little rationality in the heat of the moment, only acting on what he feels is the right thing to do. He is an idealistic individual, whom his brother accuses of “always trying to see both sides” of an issue. George is very poor in his environment, and not great at knowing when to cut and run – he has other people dragging him up the street half the time, warning him he can’t go back for a baby, and throwing him into side rooms. But the more he shifts down into his sensing function, the more able he is to adapt, to recognize patterns in the aliens’ behaviors, and to remember to attend to details (such as where to meet Amy, where she might go, leaving a note for her in their village, etc). George hypothesizes on what the aliens came for, where they are from (he assumes they are “Russian” due to the Russian scare at the moment), and what they want; he notices how he can distract them so Amy can escape.
Enneagram: 9w1 so/sx
George is mild-mannered and self-forgetting to the point of his own great sacrifice so that his loved one can survive. He wants to make peace with his wife, despite his choice to commit adultery, and to have his brother support and approve of their behavior, or at least not tell them off for it (since his brother is an ISTJ 1w2, that goes badly). Under stress, he falls into 6ish coping methods, becoming suspicious and anxious, finding ways to escape, and being motivated by fear, but his most rational thinking is proactive and protective of his loved ones. His 1 wing wonders if he has done the right thing, and causes him to feel guilt and shame for ignoring social norms (living with a woman he is not married to, and wondering if he made a mistake in leaving his wife).