Functional Order: Fe-Ni-Se-Ti
The moment Morgan turns up at her father’s castle seeking acceptance and feels rejected by him, she starts using people to further her cause of seeking total power by creating a “we” situation within them. She approaches and seduces a local landowner with power and armies enough to give her what she wants, and persists in talking about “us” and how “we will rule.” After his death, she gathers more women into the castle by talking to them about how “we should stick together.” She sets up attacks against Arthur’s lands, knowing it will cause people to flock to her for protection; and then she will pretend to defend him, while secretly working against him. When Merlin shows up to accuse her of kidnapping Igraine and taking her place in Camelot, Morgan has laid down the ground work with the many peasants gathered in her courtyard to cast suspicion on his motives and make them think Igraine has lost her mind. She knows how to please people and make smart decisions – such as when a dispute arises between an absentee father over whether he can steal away his son from his mother, Morgan offers to buy the boy. The father “sells” him – and she rewards the mother with his care, because she saw her as having the greater love. Morgan’s issues all stem from rejection and her own feelings of being an outcast. She also uses emotional persuasion to get secrets out of Guinevere, and tells them to her husband, to drive a wedge between him and Arthur. Morgan can be questioning at times (she pities Arthur after he sees his mother murdered in front of him, and asks if that was necessary), but more often acts off impulses, leading the Mother Abbess to question her judgment. She wants things, but has no real sensory-approach in how to get them, so she thinks about them, focuses on them, and uses her insights to get a read on other people. Morgan sets up a lot of little intrigues all to further her ambition toward the throne; but what really gives her an edge is her ability to read intuitive connections between people, and know how to get under their skin. She senses more is going on with Arthur and Guinevere than is apparent; she foresees how she can use that to her advantage. She sets up border raids to threaten Arthur, and goes behind his back in a power grab. But her real problem is her tert-Se recklessness; she can use it to be opportunistic successfully (she seduces a man who helps her gain power) but sometimes it backfires. Her inability to adapt to an environment quickly means the child she started to have feelings for winds up dead. Dealing with the devil in the woods almost gets her killed. Others call her “reckless.” But she can switch up her plans easily, which helps her maneuver around her brother.
Enneagram: 4w3 sx/so
Morgan felt abandoned the day she thought her father cast her out of Camelot, and has spent the rest of her life intending to make him — and other people — pay for it. She can be jealous, but also refuses to accept love when it’s offered to her. Arthur offers to protect her, honor her, and give her a home at Camelot, but she outright rejects it in favor of her own shrewd ambitions, because she feels it is her right to wear the crown. She foolishly and recklessly at times pursues this, at great personal cost to herself and others (she winds up losing the woman who loves her the most and supports her the most in the process, because a 2 was willing to die for her so that she might live). Morgan is unable to get past her own feelings and be objective. Her 3 wing is ambitious, driven, determined to be queen. She can be arrogant and condescending in how she speaks down to people, but also able to shove aside personal distaste and do what’s required.