Functional Order: Fi-Ne-Si-Te
Judging Functional Axis:
Introverted Feeling (Fi) / Extroverted Thinking (Te)
“Aslan isn’t a tame lion,” Mr. Tumnus says, and Lucy adds, decisively, “But he is GOOD.” She judges people according to their inner goodness, and seeks to find the good in everyone, even Edmund after he upsets and betrays her. Lucy is concerned for those who help her, and often caught up in her own feelings and ideas. She’s upset her siblings don’t believe her, but more so because she cannot offer them “proof” at first by taking them through the wardrobe; she continues to believe in Narnia, without their approval, and to have faith in Aslan where others falter. Lucy admits her jealousy of Susan to no one, secretly trying to model herself on Susan’s behavior to appear more attractive to others. She believes in what she sees: she entered Narnia, met a faun, saw a lamppost… and is distressed when she cannot prove it, and is written off as “imagining things.” Lucy believes in action; that they have a moral responsibility to help her friend, and to do something about the White Witch. She can sometimes be terse and accusatory under stress.
Perceiving Functional Axis:
Extroverted Intuition (Ne) / Introverted Sensing (Si)
Lucy is inquisitive about Narnia from the first moment she enters it. She judges Mr. Tumnus on what is apparent and obvious in his actions, while holding an idealistic view of him that helps him choose to do the right thing (she finds him a fine faun, is certain he’s good like his father, etc). Lucy quickly adopts and repeats other people’s ideas; she believes in the witch, because Tumnus told her about it, also that “some of the trees are on her side.” She’s delighted by the ideas that Narnia sparks in her (talking animals, magical worlds, the power of the deep magic, etc) and quicker to see the big picture than her siblings – when she realizes Narnia has changed, she mourns that now “all my friends are dead!” She’s quick to adapt, despite her initial disappointment, and takes an interest in impacting Narnia however she can, including assisting Caspian to victory. She has a witty, playful sense of timing and humor, often using it to poke fun at her siblings (“Before you got boring,” “Little CHILDREN don’t know when to stop pretending!”). It distresses her to find Narnia centuries older when they return, but Lucy doesn’t really try to recreate their former life, or claim her place as a queen. She bases many of her expectations on personal history, endangering herself by assuming a wild bear is a “tame, talking bear,” because she’s only ever known talking animals before. Lucy asks Aslan why he didn’t intervene “like last time,” and is surprised when he tells her things never happen the same way twice (inferior Si).
Enneagram: 9w1 so/sp
Lucy is idealistic, sweet, and avoids conflict. She doesn’t want to say or do things to alienate her from the people she cares about, and can go along with them to remain safe rather than buck them (Aslan tells her that even if her siblings did not want to follow him, she should have done so, herself). Lucy focuses on her relationships – maintaining them and caring about others’ feelings and needs. She doubts herself under stress, instead waiting for Aslan or Susan or Peter to rescue her (the 6 need to fit in / find a support system), but as she grows up, becomes more self-assured and proactive like a 3. Her 1 wing makes her want to do the right thing, and makes her into a model child.