Functional Order: Fe-Ni-Se-Ti
Judging Functional Axis:
Extroverted Feeling (Fe) / Introverted Thinking (Ti)
A warm and approachable girl who knows just the right things to say to other people, Ivy is also not content to leave “silence” between her and Lucius. She puts into words the things he cannot say, angering him in the process (he does not like it that she took away his words, and said them, rather than waiting for him to say them himself). Ivy fears her marrying Lucius might damage her relationship with her sister, and is still apprehensive about the woods because of growing up thinking them full of monsters (despite knowing “better” – she cannot escape the collective fears built into her consciousness through abiding by the social rules for so long. ) She often senses what others are thinking and expresses it, but also uses charm and humor to appeal to them in an unthreatening way (teasing Lucius about not wanting to tell him his color and to stop asking, when he has not said a word). She is curious about the world and its people, and wonders why Lucius “has no fear when the rest of us quake in our boots.” She desperately wants to understand him.
Perceiving Functional Axis:
Introverted Intuition (Ni) / Extroverted Sensing (Se)
Ivy has a strong sense of idealism in how she interacts with those in the town. She desires to see and bring out the best in others, even in Noah, though he can make mistakes, be uncontrollable, and act immaturely because of his mental illness. She heavily relies on her intuition and what ‘goes unspoken’—she notices Lucius never touches her, as he used to do as children, and from this accurately deduces he is in love with her, but finds it hard to express himself. She ‘knows’ he is out walking in the towns and will come back to check on them, when the creature comes among them to terrorize them, after others have gone walking into the woods. Though content at first to stay at home and abide by the rules, when Noah fatally injures Lucius, Ivy is the first person to volunteer to make the dangerous journey through the woods, despite the creatures’ presence, to fetch medicines in the towns. She then adapts to the woods in that she leads the “Creature” to the hole that almost claimed her life and causes him to fall to his death.
Enneagram: 6w7 sp/so
Ivy has a gentle, sweet temperament and an undeniable sense of humor. She tries to soften everyone she knows with teasing and subtle flirtations, which baffles Lucius—a man of far fewer words. She has a tolerant and forgiving attitude toward people and their failings, but also a strong sense of apprehension. The knowledge she holds a handful of berries of ‘the wrong color’ can erase all the happiness from her face and replace it with fear. Even though her father tells her the truth about the woods, Ivy feels wracked with terror to go through them alone. She battles her fear every day, in every way, often courageously, but always with a sense of desperation to overcome it. Forced into extreme circumstances, Ivy falls into a 3ish image-modeling (pretenses) that cannot really conceal her dread, but she persists in doing what most terrifies her, for the love of another person. Her 7 wing moves outward, away from apprehension and waiting into direct action—she wants to go to the towns for medicine, and feels confident she can accomplish it.