Functional Order: Se-Fi-Te-Ni
Amelia is highly aware of what is happening around her in the balloon, far more sensitive to temperature drops, observant of the change in the snow, and aware of how much their bodies can handle than James. She is also quicker to react to things and more innovative in figuring out how to handle technical problems through hands-on learning. She talks about how her husband “taught” her things through practical experience, showing the Se-dom’s natural love of and respect for going hands-on. Amelia handles her balloon competently; she climbs up its side, she re-secures its ropes, and she even uses her shoe to block open the gas valve so they can descend at freezing temperatures. She tends to focus on humanity more than James, who is into scientific discoveries. She knows how to appeal to others and make a “show” of taking off in the balloon to entertain. Amelia also is highly private about her deeper feelings; when she loses her husband, she goes into isolation and apathy for two years, without ever telling anyone why and how he died. When she talks about her feelings to James, she bluntly tells him she doesn’t want to hear any quotes from famous people; she would far rather hear his own thoughts and feelings. Amelia shows capable lower thinking skills, in how she adapts to situations and wants to accomplish something tangible, but when everything goes wrong, she can’t think her way around their need to “lose more weight.” There’s nothing left to throw off the balloon, and they are falling.She shows only flits of Ni, such as having a “sense” (based mostly on her senses) that “something is coming,” weather-wise, that they should prepare for.
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Amelia does not want to endure pain, and loves excitement. Her sister tells her “You cannot fly away from your problems.” Though initially scared to get in the balloon, Amelia also comes alive once they are off the ground – it allows her to remember how she felt with her husband, to recognize her sheer joy of endless, boundless freedom in the skies and of the pleasure it gives her. She shows enormous wonder in the world around her, and tells James to stop looking at his book and calculations and look up—at the stars, at the butterflies, at the snow! Her 8 wing shows no fear even in intense situations. She is bold, showy, and aggressive in expressing her opinion. She allows James to conduct his experiment at much more dangerous heights than on which they agreed, but he must also allow her to “choose when we descend. That decision is MINE.”