Functional Order: Ne-Fi-Te-Si
Perceiving Functional Axis:
Extroverted Intuition (Ne) / Introverted Sensing (Si)
Henry is, at heart, a philosopher who spends pointless time on the riverbank musing on whether soul-mates exist, and if so, if you met the first person first and then she died, and you met someone else, what if you were supposed to be with the second one first? He comes actively alive when he meets Danielle, because she has “more passion” in one day than he has experienced in a lifetime. He quickly latches onto her ideas about philosophy, morals, and transforming the kingdom, and tries to take avid steps to make them a reality. He’s excited to find someone who cares not just about reading books, but doing something with them. He can recognize what she has borrowed from Sir Thomas More in her quotations, and senses that what she would love to do most on an afternoon is visit a library. But when it comes to sensory things, Henry is hopeless – he falls off a cliff chasing a thief, he doesn’t want to walk to the castle (it’s too far), he feels stupid allowing her to climb a tree because he gets them lost (“You would think I know the way to my own castle!”), and he loses a swordfight to a gypsy. He fails to notice that Danielle’s shoes don’t match her dress, and is blindsided and has his idealism shaken when he finds out she’s a “mere” servant.
Judging Functional Axis:
Introverted Feeling (Fi) / Extroverted Thinking (Te)
His frequent battles with his father are all because as a Fi, Henry doesn’t want other people dictating his life, deciding who he can marry, or telling him what to do. He remarks on how maddening it is to be seen for what your position is (a prince) rather than “who I am.” Though polite for its own sake to people he does not like, Henry is also poor at dealing with or prioritizing other people’s emotions ahead of his own – once he finds out the truth about Danielle, he feels humiliated in front of a huge group of people and … betrays her, walking away from her, and rejecting her, because he cannot deal with his own emotions in public or care about hers in that moment. Da Vinci calls him a fool for this. Henry can be selfish and inconsiderate – he frees her servant, because he thinks she is attractive, but “did not even glance at the others” (once he realizes this, he frees them all). He often lashes out with Te, in terms of demanding obedience to his authority—warning Da Vinci that he is “on dangerous ground” for insulting a prince. His emotions are off-kilter with other people; rather than be humiliated or upset when his Spanish bride cries her way to the altar, he laughs hysterically and then frees her from the engagement.
Enneagram: 7w6 sp/so
When Danielle first meets Henry, he is running away from his responsibilities as a future king through escaping them — literally, riding away into the woods in the hope of finding somewhere to go or hide from his impending responsibilities. His father finds him irresponsible and shallow, since he has never done, or committed to, or finished anything in his life; never shown any interest in anything other than his own amusement or pleasure. Danielle catches him off guard because she has more passion in a day than he has in his entire being — she is driven, a reformist, militant in her pursuit of humanitarianism… things he has never thought about. Henry has instead amused himself with questions and thoughts, changing the subject, running with others’ ideas, and avoidance of commitment. He has a good sense of humor but also a lot of resentment toward anything that inhibits him. His 6 wing is not above helping others when necessary, and feels a sense of duty to his crown after a fashion, but is also afraid of what others might think. Henry almost ruins his future hopes with Danielle when he refuses to accept her as a servant girl — disintegrating into 1ish judgmental attitudes and then lashing out and denying his role in it to Da Vinci (7s often deflect criticism, since it does not fit their positive self-image).