MBTI Type: ESFJ
Marion makes all her decisions based on the appearance of ethical right and wrong behaviors. She initially sees Sir Guy as a potential love interest because it would please Prince John and possibly King Richard, but comes to dislike him through witnessing his barbaric behaviors toward the poor and underprivileged. She has a strongly negative view of Robin Hood that changes almost instantly, upon encountering him in Sherwood Forest. All he has to do is prove to her that he cares about the common man and intends to right the wrongs of Prince John, and to prove his men loyal to King Richard and not stealing for their own advantages. She comes to these conclusions based on positive interactions and has no ability to analyze her own motives, opinions, or evaluate anyone on a cold level—it’s all ethics with her (inferior Ti). She bases her understanding of others on appearances, traditional methods, and what she knows to be true, of the time period she is in—respecting her need for royal permission to marry the man she loves, considering the marriage offer of a powerful man who could give her a better position in life, and navigating through the court with skill. But she is also quick to act in the moment, and put herself at risk, when presented with a potentially different possibility—her lower Ne clings to the idealistic hope that Robin can make the world a better place, and she risks her life twice to save him or help him save others.
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Marion is a beautiful, desirable, and lovely woman who has a mind of her own and a temper to match. She shows her displeasure easily and often, but also is eager to help, protect, and support others. When Robin asks her to run away with him into Sherwood, she insists that she can do more good for the cause by spying on Sir Guy and Prince John and passing them information. In doing so, she seems to be cementing herself in Robin’s eyes as a worthy woman. She can be charming and appropriate, able to soothe over ruffled feathers, but also defiant and fiery. Her moral outrage at the behavior of the Merry Men and their stealing only softens when she realizes they are doing it for altruistic reasons and not personal gain. Then, she becomes more determined to assist them, and ashamed of her own roots among people who would ill-use so many.