MBTI Type: ESFP
Georgiana likes to push the boundaries of society and flout them whenever possible; in the first season, she goes places with her suitors, not caring who sees her or what they think of her, and in the second season, she becomes involved with an artist, sits for his portrait, and escapes from her companions to spend time with him alone. She judges people based on a surface evaluation of them and then acts on her feelings, sometimes casting others away from her. She doesn’t care for tradition or prudishness, and feels a strong need to be true to herself, sometimes in spite of the social expectations around her, such as when she paints nude bathers at the seaside in front of the local minister, because “the sea was boring.” Confronted by Lady Denham’s obvious rudeness at the dinner party, Georgiana responds in kind, by mocking her by putting on a thick Jamaican accent and asserting the fact that pineapples do not grow in her home country. She thrives when allowed to be around the people she actually likes, and indulge in the conversations she wants most to have. Due to her general unhappiness at being prevented from marrying the man she prefers, Georgiana often reverts bluntness – accusing Sidney of having no feelings and/or of being a racist against the man she loves, blaming him for “imprisoning” her, and telling someone who is simply trying to be friendly that he needn’t hang around her anymore, she can “look after myself.” (But when he says it isn’t charity, he just enjoys her, she warms up to him.) Since she judges things so much based on her own interpretation of them (such as Sidney’s reasons for refusing her desired lover’s marriage proposal), Georgiana does not look beneath the surface of those perceptions. She takes them as facts and acts on them – taking a chance to sneak away from her companions to spend time on the beach with Charlotte, going on picnics alone, boating in the lake, taking the chance to sneak away and meet her lover, even planning to meet him in secret. She tends to reach very firm conclusions and perceptions about people (inferior Ni), sometimes that aren’t wholly accurate (she thinks Sidney is “playing” with Charlotte, based on her own dislike of him).
Enneagram: 8w9 sp/so
Georgiana is assertive and unafraid to contradict people, challenge them in public, or argue with them. She treats suitors that don’t interest her rudely in order to avoid having to deal with them later (since there is no desire in her to connect to them, she doesn’t see the point in pretending otherwise). She defies and pushes back against being controlled at every turn, asserting herself and insisting on having things the way she wants them. She also feels somewhat defensive about her skin color, and like she has to stand up for herself in society. When she believes a lover has been targeting her for her money, she shuts him out of her life without asking him for an explanation or being willing to listen to him—in an effort not to get hurt. Her 9 wing does occasionally seek peace, and goes along with some things to avoid causing the people she cares about pain. She can be quite tender and sweet to people who are of no threat to her, and who want nothing from her.