The Prince and Me: Eddie [ESTP 7w6]

Functional Order: Se-Ti-Fe-Ni

Perceiving Functional Axis:

Extroverted Sensing (Se) / Introverted Intuition (Ni)

Eddie lives life in the fast lane. Beautiful women and countless indiscretions, front page news, illegal drag races through town… he is here for it, and if there is nothing going on at home, he will find something to do. Impulsively, he hops on a plane to fly to the “heart of the USA” and find drunk college girls “taking their tops off” – when he runs out of money, Eddie gets a job and quickly learns how to survive in a college atmosphere, though his main priority is still fulfilling his own physical needs (over-sleeping, over-eating, drinking, and having fun). Eddie quickly feels drawn to Paige and finds ways to appeal to her. He has a fatalistic sense of his inescapable future (“Are there a lot of princes where you come from, or are you it?” “I am it […] I have to take over the family business. I get no choice in the mater”). Though he likes Shakespeare, he only thinks about his future much after he has met Paige and seen her goal-oriented lifestyle (inferior Ni).

Judging Functional Axis:

Introverted Thinking (Ti) / Extroverted Feeling (Fe)

He knows how to dig around inside cars or lawnmowers and tinker with them to “make them faster,” so he can win races. Eddie also likes to pull apart and deconstruct Shakespeare, explaining how it works to Paige so she can understand it. He has little interest, however, in doing homework or showing up for class, and makes a huge blunder when he insults Paige by asking her to take her top off for him at the bar. Then, he uses her name to get a job there, endangering her reputation and job security if he screws anything up at work. It’s a logical way to get what he wants, right? His tert-Fe feels bothered that she doesn’t like him (“I believe she just rejected you, Sir.” “Is that what this was? I don’t like it!”) and tries to use charm and suaveness to make up for it. Though he does not want to be a king, Eddie also realizes his larger, social responsibility to his family and does it regardless.

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Eddie is an irresponsible hedonist, running away from his fears about the future and the boring job of being king, not to mention his father’s diminishing health, by traveling to the US and distracting himself with pleasurable things. At first, he is totally irresponsible in his life—leaving a wake of scandals behind him for his parents to deal with, and expecting his valet to cater to all his needs and pay for everything. But as the story unfolds, he becomes more responsible and selfless, eventually maturing enough to face his fears, go back home, and do his duty to his family by becoming the king. He maintains his optimism and sense of humor throughout, however. His 6 wing doesn’t like to be disliked and actively seeks ways to connect to others. It’s also driven by loyalty and duty to his family.