Function Order: Si-Te-Fi-Ne
Susan is pragmatic and knows how the real world works, so Narnia at first catches her off guard (“Animals aren’t supposed to say anything!”). She is somewhat skeptical of new information and ideas, preferring instead to rely on her own personal experience. Susan feels confident in the second film that she can engage with the environment and make thing happen, because she succeeded last time! She’s good at physical things, and unafraid to learn to use her bow. Susan is quick to leap into action when necessary, but also enjoys returning home to her former life, and in becoming social in America while traveling with their parents. She is blunt, factual, and to the point, preoccupied with the absurdity of entering a wardrobe and leaving behind fur coats for pine trees, fauns, and lampposts. Susan believes in strong, decisive action and confidently makes plans with Caspian and Peter. She spends much of the first film criticizing her siblings’ irrational decisions, pointing out that Peter isn’t a hero, has no experience with wolves, and needs to be careful. She only accepts that animals can talk after seeing it with her own eyes. Aslan’s death impacts her deeply, but Susan internalizes all her feelings, choosing to cry in silence beside her sister rather than discussing what happened. She offers comfort but isn’t demonstrative with her feelings. She becomes more emotional under stress, or when afraid (such as blaming Peter when she fears Lucy is drowned, for not holding onto her better). At the first hint of danger, Susan becomes pessimistic and wants to go home; she fears for all their lives against insurmountable odds. She finds it hard to accept what Lucy naturally believes about Narnia, and struggles to broaden her view of the world – but in the second film shows greater confidence in embracing new possibilities and not seeking negative outcomes.
Enneagram: 6w5 so/sp
As a social 6, Susan does not want to accept the reality of Narnia when it conflicts with what she knows already – the system she’s familiar with, in the outside world. She struggles all through the story to reconcile this new reality with the more familiar one at home, cautioning her brother against taking risks, telling him he’s not a hero and could get killed acting like one, etc. She’s logical, detached, and precise, but often makes rapid decisions under stress, calculated for maximum impact (6 disintegrating into 3). Susan, when she’s not freaking out, can be playful, fun to be around, and at ease with her siblings, like a true 6 (wanting to be loved, protected, and have a support system). As a 5 wing, she’s more self-confident in her conclusions and cerebral.