MBTI Type: INFJ
“The boy is dangerous,” he cautions Qui-Gon, when encountering a young Anakin. Obi-Wan continues to keep a wary eye on him, looking forward to both what he may become and the threat he involves toward the Jedi cause. He is a strategist who prefers to think before leaping into action and often pauses at length to consider a situation before committing to a particular belief. He is very forthcoming about his views and his feelings on things; he is deeply concerned with the welfare of others and their opinions of himself and his master. It concerns him that Qui-Gon Jinn wants to take on Anakin Skywalker as an apprentice despite the disapproval of the Jedi Council, yet he undertakes this apprenticeship out of devotion to his fallen Jedi master. Obi-Wan is forever educating Anakin in the ways of tact and social appropriateness. He seeks to resolve disputes as often as possible through negotiation and persuasion rather than violence. His Fe also has a dark and malicious side, however, when he leaves Anakin to suffer without his arms and legs, on fire, after their nearly-lethal battle rather than simply killing him (leaving him to become Vader), presumably to punish him. Though it pains him to take such a dark view of Anakin in his descent into evil, Obi-Wan objectively analyzes him and knows that he must be defeated. He is capable of greater impartiality with Anakin (due to his strong “instincts”) than Qui-Gon. Obi-Wan can think his way around seemingly insurmountable problems to come up with creative solutions. He is also able to bypass his Fe and become terse, blunt, and offensive in his criticisms when the situation calls for it, revealing a frankness of tongue. Over time, he learns greater patience and foresight, which he tries to pass on to Luke in his training. Qui-Gon also lectures him about keeping his mind “in the present.” He can be somewhat rash and impulsive in his younger years; as an older Jedi, he also makes split second decisions as opportunities arise (such as allowing Darth Vader to kill him). Obi-Wan will leap into any situation and any fight if he must; he is aware of his environment, keeps an eye on what is happening around him, and both picks up on subtle nervous behavior and knows when the mood of a room is “off.” He is good at improvising given the situation, but often over-compensates and misjudges his abilities and adaptation skills.
Enneagram: 6w5 so/sp
Obi-Wan shows the calm, rational detachment of a head type. Unlike his master, he is far more careful and even fearful in his decisions. He wants to avoid anything that might cause them harm or trouble, which often causes him to conflict with Qui-Gon’s more instinctual response. Obi-Wan senses evil in the boy, and wants to avoid it by refusing to train him, yet puts aside his own principles to train him, out of an inborn loyalty to his former Master’s wishes. Much as Luke does in his later years, as Obi-Wan ages, he becomes more reclusive, living for decades in hiding, removed from the world with no interest in serving its needs until Luke and his friends bring him Leia’s plea for help. He is suspicious and distrustful. He is risk-adverse, but also has a sense of humor and a desire to belong to and serve a larger community. He is also loyal to the Jedi Order.