Virginia always does what she believes to be the right thing, even when it’s inconvenient, and often puts herself on the line to do it – she thinks eating magic birds is wrong, so she frees them (and gets herself cursed in the meantime). She is very private about her feelings for Wolf, and about her mother – it takes her literally YEARS before she opens up to her dad about how she felt about her mother’s abandonment, and the truth of what happened that night almost destroys her; but she still feels enormous pain at her mother’s death. “It looks safe.” Virginia is somewhat resentful of living her entire life in the same apartment, but also commits to and sticks to her dream of opening her own restaurant (choosing to go back to the real world, rather than stay in the faerie tale realms). She is quick to leap into action, going into caves, swimming through tunnels, making her own way in the forest, bartering for mirrors, competing to win the Miss Shepherdess Contest, etc. She makes most of her decisions based on what’s available to her, and on how it will get her what she wants in the long term (a mirror, so she can go home). She shows flashes of intuition (sensing her mother’s presence) at times, but does not always trust her hunches. Her inferior Te shows in how proactive and bossy she is under stress; she becomes curt, blunt, and tells it as it is, running on anger most of the time.

Enneagram: 6w7 sp/sx

Virginia is much more cautious than her father! She often points out how dangerous something could be and does not want to take big risks (“Yes, and then the boat would sink and we would all drown!”) She seems to rely on her father as a source of security, still living at home rather than going out into the world, picking up a stray in the park but opting (wisely) not to go back for her wallet. She can be quite rational in problem-solving, but also tends to have wild mood swings. She copes with her fear by appearing strong, forceful, bossy, and intimidating to others – choosing to fight when she must, and making threats. She’s inconsistent, waffling between trusting and distrusting Wolf, and driving him crazy with mixed messages. She refuses to deal with her deep-set feelings of abandonment from her mother, instead reacting with anger and sarcasm. She takes in the dog and caters to his needs, she helps Wolf out of a crisis (“I sort of agreed to… represent him”) and she devotedly sticks with her father, despite being angry at his foolishness and lack of realism. Virginia at times is optimistic and forgiving; when Wolf is on trial for murder, she assumes she can get him off and insists that he shouldn’t be pessimistic (“that’s what I don’t want to hear—negative thinking!”). She re-frames her life in the opening segment to give the audience the impression that it’s better than it actually is – “My name is Virginia, and I live on the edge of the forest” (it’s actually Central Park). She argues angrily that she is not suppressing anything, when in fact, she is refusing to deal with or remember her childhood trauma, talk about her feelings of abandonment at her mother’s hands, or recall that she was almost drowned by her mother. She idealistically wants to save her mother and forgive her, and convince her to be good—because she can’t give up on anyone (the others call her a “soft touch”).