MBTI Type: ESTJ
Jonathan is first and foremost a businessman and a capable solicitor. Renfield complains “you sold my house right from under me, and you sold that count a right fancy bill of goods” when he sold him a dilapidated old abbey. When the local police want to confiscate his client’s boxes, Jonathan points out the law does not apply in this case because “the tiller of the ship is in a dead hand.” He works hard to ensure Dracula has all the proper deeds, and is curious about the useless content of his boxes (“Soil? Just dirt?”). It takes a great deal of persuasion and evidence (Jonathan must see how Mina appears to be alive and has no reflection to believe her a vampire) before he accepts the idea that vampires exist, and then he promptly sets out to get rid of them. He made assumptions about their new neighbor based on their correspondence – and is somewhat disappointed to find them untrue; the Count is younger, and far more charming, than he anticipated. Jonathan learns from hands-on experience but also trusts what others tell him – he hears that Van Helsing warded off Dracula with a Eucharist, so he assumes he can do the same with the cross, but his lack of religious belief makes that impossible. Though initially skeptical of all this nonsense (“Will someone please tell me what is happening?!”), Jonathan accepts it and moves forward to defeat it. He senses something amiss with Dracula, but believes it only charm and does not put the connection together that he is responsible for recent villainous events (when Van Helsing says Dracula came by for a visit, Jonathan assumes he merely wanted something innocent). Jonathan’s inferior Fi shows in how petty he can become under stress (he is jealous of Lucy’s attentions to the count and their obvious attraction, becomes sulky when they talk about it, and possessive when he sees her as being threatened), but also in his invitation for her to escort him to London after the funeral. Jonathan is thinking primarily of getting her away from the Count (his own benefit) and cheering her up (which he also wants to do) whereas she flatly refuses him, because she does not “want to be happy.”
Enneagram: 3w2 sx/so
Jonathan cares very much about appearances, and reacts badly to being insulted, shunned, or humiliated, although he still manages to keep his cool and remain polite. When Dracula subtly insult him and pumps him for information, despite his personal dislike, Jonathan remains professional and does his job. When Lucy shows affection for and interest in their new neighbor, Jonathan’s immediate instinct is to protect what is his and get her away from him. His 2 wing is very heavily influenced by the need to help and be protective – to give Lucy his blood to save her life, to help Van Helsing find and defeat Dracula. He can also be jealous and possessive of her.