Functional Order: Se-Fi-Te-Ni
Elizabeth is opportunistic and quick to act. When she needs her ancestral lands back, she puts herself in the way of the king as he rides past; she responds to his advances, and impulsively marries him in a secret ceremony. She is quick to arrange marriages for all her sisters to the most important noblemen, which cause resentment among the other families at court. She is also highly observant; when she sees her husband with Jane Shore, though it appears to be a fleeting sexual encounter, she insists to her mother that “he is different with her; he loves her,” because she can “just tell.” Elizabeth trusts things at face value at first, when she is young, until others start challenging and questioning them, and then becomes less trusting and more suspicious. She does not mind uprooting her family and moving them at a moment’s notice, whether that is into the palace or out of the Tower. She is intensely romantic and emotional, fiercely protective of her children, and selective in her attentions; her primary concern is those nearest and dearest to her heart, and she really does not much care what anyone else thinks of her decisions. She does open up about her feelings at times to a select few, but refuses to alter her plans or change her behavior to be more socially appropriate. When Edward betrays her with mistresses, Elizabeth is more concerned with the emotional betrayal than his reasons for doing so. She can be emotionally impulsive, falling in love quickly and wanting revenge for her father and brother’s death, but she later reconsiders this stance and asks her husband to pardon George. She is rational enough to think strategically as she gets older, and moves into “protect the throne” mode; her daughter accuses her of wanting to hold onto power so tightly that she will sacrifice her children in the attempt. Elizabeth is unafraid to move against her enemies, or to take a stand against them, but her emotions dominate many of her decisions. She easily comes up with plans and sets them in motion. Her long-term thinking allows her to see that if she gives in to Edward, he may leave her pregnant with a bastard; she resists him and becomes queen instead. Elizabeth feels “certain” about what she wants, and never wavers from that course, even if it includes cursing her enemies. She trusts her gut instincts about other people, which are usually correct (Edward does indeed come back for her, Richard is not to be trusted, her children are in danger). But, she can also be fearful of the future, particularly when she senses that something specific is going to go very wrong.
Enneagram: 3w2 sx/sp
Elizabeth is proactive in pursuing what she wants; she puts herself in the path of the king and confidently asks him to restore land to her despite her husband’s poor choices in order to provide for her sons. Appearances are very important to her; she marries him, and when her brother challenges her and calls her a stupid harlot, Elizabeth shows him her ring and insists that she has done things the proper way, and ‘we are married.’ She becomes anxious about their relationship only after her brother calls her a fool and tells her Edward has pretended to marry other women, and she is likely one of them. Later, as queen, she insists everyone pay her the proper attentions. When George humiliates her in public, she asks Edward to punish or correct him; when he does not, she marches out into the hall and tells him off herself. Elizabeth is often able to smile in the faces of her enemies, but her 2 wing and sx variant make her more unstable, and emotionally reactive than her calmer, thinker mother. She often flies into hysterics and airs her feelings and concerns, she can blow things out of proportion, and she deals with a great deal of ongoing resentment toward her enemies and those she does not trust.