Functional Order: Ne-Fi-Te-Si
Lizzie both engages and detaches from her environment; she is not aware in the sense of being devoted to enjoying the finer things in life (unlike her mother), but instead she explores situations for their creative or intuitive potential – often resorting to mocking, teasing, and seeing reality in funny ways rather than focusing on things as they strictly are. Lizzie twists and bends this reality to reflect her own perspective and as such, can be a poor judge of character. She is attentive to what is going on around her and in sensing things people do not share with her (despite Jane being rather quiet about Bingley, Lizzie knows she is in love with him), but her intuition is sometimes wrong. She is right that Lydia will “make us all ridiculous” but wrong in trusting Wickham’s word about Darcy. She changes her mind about Darcy fairly quickly; her refusal to marry him when Lady Catherine demands the truth – Lizzie no longer has a clear answer and resents stating otherwise. The entire foundation of her dislike for Darcy stems from subjective opinions and hurt feelings – her assessment of him as cold, taciturn, and unlikable does not shift until she sees him at ease in his own surroundings. His slight of her at the ball leads her contempt and she holds that grudge for a long time. Her desire to bond with someone who shares her opinion means she neglects determining the actual details of Darcy’s dislike of Wickham. Lizzie has a sense of how reality works (girls must marry above them, to advance themselves, and eloping without getting married will ruin the entire family) and respects it even if she doesn’t like convention. When defending Jane against Darcy’s allegations, she relies on her own subjective view of her sister, built up over many years’ acquaintance (inferior Si). She refuses to marry for anything other than love, but does not share her feelings about Darcy as they shift and change until the last possible moment. Lizzie reacts to a slight against her with mockery, preferring not to talk about it with Jane or Charlotte but to instead divert attention away so she can process it in private. She is appalled that Charlotte would marry someone as irritating as Mr. Collins purely for security. Even though she believes her father is wrong in not stopping Lydia from going to Bath with her friends, she respects his decision and does nothing to impede it. If Lizzie does not like the company in the room, she excuses herself, turns to a book, or makes a polite mockery of them in private. Lizzie has very little regard for status or position and refuses to answer questions from Lady Catherine that she dislikes or to submit to her authority. Even though Lizzie believes in marrying for love, she freely admits with a twinkle in her eye that seeing Pemberley made all the difference in her affections for Mr. Darcy, because, after all, being in love is a fine thing… being in love and a wealthy woman is an even better thing! Even though she is initially outraged at Darcy’s allegations against the behavior of her mother and sisters at the ball, she is detached enough to see that his bias is well founded and factually based (they are inappropriate) and so concedes he is right and his opinions are valid. Lizzie flat out refuses to marry Mr. Collins out of dislike, and minces no words when telling Mr. Darcy all the reasons she would never accept his proposal.
Enneagram: 7w6 so/sp
Lizzie has a “lively and playful disposition that delights in anything ridiculous.” She admits in the novel her one desire is to always be “happy.” She likes to turn things around and reflect on them through humor rather than take them too seriously, transforming Darcy’s insult over her “not being handsome enough to tempt me” into a mockery and a joke. She scorns him for not having a sense of humor, outward charm, or irreverence. She admits to her sister only the deepest love would entrap her into matrimony. She sets out to “laugh” at Darcy to punish him. Her folly is she considers herself a good judge of character – only to be taken in by Wickham and mistaken in her assumption about Darcy. Her 6 wing does make her skeptical and desirous of keeping the peace with her parents, though she will not compromise on whom she loves (and is grateful to her father when he does not order her to marry Mr. Collins). Her entire beef with Darcy is because he insulted her appearance and manner, then went on to judge her family, which shows her line to 1. It brings in a strong sense of ethical right and wrong, which is ashamed of her family’s inappropriate behavior but also judges Darcy harshly for his own social rudeness and mistakes.