MBTI Type: INTJ
Tony describes “Doc” as someone who is “always thinking.” He turns up for his job and finds out Doc has an extensive list of preconceived expectations for Tony to fulfill, as his valet and bodyguard. There’s no room for negotiation on some of them, although Doc does shift to include or exclude certain things that are less important to his overall concepts. He shows futuristic thinking in terms of proactively choosing a driver who can help protect him in the deep south, yet never considers backing away from his commitments there (unless they don’t have the piano he wants to play on). Doc has a list of things he wants and chooses someone capable of fulfilling them. He expects to get paid and have his preset requirements fulfilled, otherwise he refuses to perform. He can be bossy and authoritative, forcing Tony to pick up after himself / not litter, and in refusing things he’s offered that he does not want. Doc feels deeply hurt by the racism he encounters in the social clubs, but almost never reveals being offended to other people – it’s something he broods on internally. Tony must win his respect as a human being, before Doc is willing to consider him a friend and trust him. He is even willing to sacrifice his own sense of pride, if Tony wants him to (“If you want me to play here [even though they won’t let me dine in the dining room], I will [out of respect for you, my friend].”) His inferior Se manifests itself in certain amounts of reckless behavior – such as getting flat out drunk in the wrong part of town, and in being extremely fussy about his high standards. He expects the best and is willing to pay for it.
Enneagram: 3w4 sp/so
Everything comes back to what Doc wants others to think about him – a rich, successful man who is above the common plight of others. He has a fancy house, the best clothes money can buy, wants the finest bottles of champagne delivered to his room, and the most expensive instrument to play his high-quality music on. Doc manages to keep his cool and come off as respectable and appropriate even in intense situations – such as when they want to bar him from the country club’s dining room. He handles it with tact and grace, always aware of how he is coming across to others. Because he wants to be seen in a good way, he corrects Tony’s behavior and encourages him in all ways to behave himself and do the right thing (he wants Tony to give back the rock he stole, he makes him pick up his litter, etc). His 4 wing can be contemptuous of common things (such as rock music) and feels a need to do and have “only the best.” It makes him independent and desire to be true to himself.
Review: The Green Book (2018).