Functional Order: Fi-Se-Ni-Te
Judging Functional Axis:
Introverted Feeling (Fi) / Extroverted Thinking (Te)
Hope’s deep sense of inner respect for her feelings, emotional awareness, and need to be true to her own desires is what enables her to forgive someone for his role in the death of someone she loves; she reasons that he was just playing his role and is no more responsible than she is. She prefers to work alone, she takes on the role of an outsider because it’s easier that way to cope with her deep feelings, and she is self-contained in her feelings. It takes a lot for her to open up and confess how she feels to her father – her sense of abandonment and anger over him leaving her on her own. She tends to act based on how she feels, and is not very good at foreseeing the potential negative consequences – she reacts with magic most of the time, convinced she can “find a solution,” but others like her mother or her aunt Freya have to point out the logical consequences of her rash decisions (inferior Te).
Perceiving Functional Axis:
Extroverted Sensing (Se) / Introverted Intuition (Ni)
She is opportunistic and likes to make things happen – when she wants her dad to return to New Orleans, she stages a false kidnapping and assumes she has covered all her bases with magic. She tends to leap into instant action, helping another student become a hybrid and not just a werewolf, without thinking about the impact on his social life and how it will change things negatively for him in the future. Hope does have good instincts and a strong desire to make what she visualizes come about, but she often makes impulsive choices and tries to cover them up with more rash actions, showing how her Ni is singular in its focus but not able to cope with foreseeing and preventing complications. (Her helping the student got him murdered by the vampires; her binding and weakening her mother got her kidnapped for real; trusting a boy who likes her, and not figuring out his deception until it’s too late, etc).
Enneagram: 2w1 social
Hope has a warm and generous heart, and often goes out of her way to help others. She finds herself compromising what she believes at times to lend a hand and justifies it through her desire to be kind, but deep down she really just wants her father to love her. She can’t accept his abandonment of her, so she fights for him. She uses manipulation to get him to return to New Orleans, and guilt-trips him for his poor choices – but she also has a desperate need and desire to become a better person (w1). She objects to her father’s tactics, and hates herself when she adopts similar ones (resorting to violence to achieve her inner darkness’ cravings). Under stress, she moves into 8 behaviors – wanting to dominate, control, and even hurt other people, to punish them for their wrongdoing and their life choices. Hope pulls away from the group and sees no reason to integrate on a larger level at school. Her energy is bound into helping those closest to her, and in building connections with her family.