MBTI Type: INTJ
Margaret has one unshakeable goal in her life that shapes every decision she makes – her son, Henry Tudor, will be the king of England. She strives to make that happen and is constantly thinking about it; the thought that it won’t happen the way she wants it to makes her anxious and upset. She so completely believes in this vision for his future that she risks everything on it, choosing marriages to help herself gain political allies on his behalf, and stomaching her service to the queen to pave the way for an alliance. She spends much of her time in prayer and meditation, focusing on her vision and searching for symbols and signs from God. She is so certain that her conclusions are correct that she asserts them to her son as facts long before any external signs validate her prophecy. Whenever an opportunity presents itself to act in her favor, Margaret leaps on it – impulsively and without much forethought; she is so set on getting her son back in the line of succession that she makes rash decisions in pushing others into wars they cannot win. She has little interest in material goods other than her desire to see her son rule “the realm” (inferior Se). She is quick to take charge of situations and shift them to pursue what she wants; it annoys her that she cannot lead armies or go to war for the causes she believes most in, so she encourages her husband to take action instead. She is decisive, forceful, and blunt in her assessment of other people (as “cowards” or “fools”). She can be cruel and cutting with her words, telling her mother that her traitor son deserved to die for cowardice and having no sympathy for her pain; later, remarking on her mother’s rotting flesh when she visits her deathbed. Margaret marries (twice) to men she does not love for the sake of alliances and advancement. She spends a great deal of her time in a Ni/Fi loop, where her emotions are unstable and temperamental; Margaret falls back on irrational decisions whenever faced with her son’s fate. She loves a Tudor and remains emotionally entangled with him in her present marriage but rarely speaks of this to anyone. Her feelings are specific and narrow – all wrapped around her wants and concerns.
Enneagram: 4w5 so/sp
Margaret feels that she is special and chosen, God has made her the mother of the future king, and has an important role to play in future events. But she often focuses on what is missing and sorrowful about her life (not having her son in it, being without him, being forced to marry a man she did not love rather than the one she did, etc) and constantly laments about it. This has created her a deep resentment toward her mother, who caused her this anguish, and Margaret never forgives her even on her deathbed. Though married to a good man, Margaret refuses to be happy. Her emotions dominate many of her decisions, and she can be vindictive and cunning, accusing her husband of cowardice and wishing she were a man. Her 5 wing makes her detached from reality, lost in her “visions” of the future, self-aware and trusting in her conclusions.