Functional Order: Ne-Fi-Te-Si

Hatter often speaks in abstractions, but also catches on to things quickly – he saves Alice from being captured by leading the Knight in a mental game of wit. He often banters with and insults people without them realizing it, then cackles at his own cleverness. He muses on rather worthless things (“why is a raven like a writing desk?”). He notices and finds amusing the fact that all the Red Queen’s subjects are “faking” their “large” appendages. He sizes up Alice at once, compares her to her previous self, and sadly concludes that she has “lost her muchness.” Given no evidence other than finding his paper hat on the ground, Hatter concludes that his family is alive and needs to be saved—an intuitive leap that proves correct once Alice investigates. Though disdainful of boredom and normality (he hates being stuck at “one minute to tea”), Hatter also holds onto his family business as … well, a hat maker. He was a warm and considerate boy, who eagerly drew Alice back to his father’s shop to fit her for a hat, and then gave his father a wonderful, creative paper hat. When his father attempted to “fix” it, and broke it, it broke poor Hatter’s heart. Hatter needed to be true to his art and his creativity, so when his father rejected that and shamed him for laughing at the Red Princess’s oversized head (her crown would not fit), he packed up his bags and left to find people who would accept him for himself. He and Alice form a strong attachment to each other, mostly based out of their mutual instinctive appreciation for each other. There is no excess of sentimentality or gushing between them, but he isn’t happy unless he’s been understood. Hatter can at times be blunt or rude, but also has a good sense of business skills even as a boy.

Enneagram: 7w6 so/sx

Hatter’s father considers him a “frivolous” boy, full of fanciful ideas and nonsense, driven only to seek amusement… and it’s true, Hatter approaches life determined to find it hilarious. He has trouble holding back his laughter, as he instantly sees the absurdities around him (in the queen’s stupid need for affirmation, in her courtiers’ need to please her by faking larger noses, ears, and breasts, in the slavish devotion her knight puts upon her, etc). He must do everything “larger than life,” from his tea parties (enormous and silly) to his hats (gigantic, absurd, and funny). Whenever not distracted by these things, Hatter falls into deep moodiness. His 6 wing wants attention and family, to feel connected and supported by his loved ones, but on occasion, the Hatter, in one of his manic mood spells, moves into a terrifying place of 8 aggression, harsh truths, and intimidation.