MBTI Type: INFJ
Amelia is futuristic and single-minded to a fault—though unqualified to handle the external world of dangerous planets, she agrees to go on her father’s space mission to find habitable worlds (and in the hope of finding the man she loves alive). Once out in the environment, though, her inferior Se makes her decisions often short-sighted and dangerous – though the environment is unstable and the ocean planet uninhabitable, Amelia insists on gathering “data” – leading her to almost get killed, to one of her teammates drowning, and to them losing many years back on earth, while they wait for their spaceship to recover from a dunking. She is intelligent, instantly leaping to conclusions that are correct (about time being bent back on itself, and how the wreck must have just happened a few hours before they got there, thus the astronaut has not been dead long), but also so fixated on the end result, the mission, and her desire to see her loved one again, that she fails to consider external possibilities – such as her father having lied to them (this shatters her), or that they may have to change their method of operation, or that Cooper intends to leave her behind when he propels into the wormhole. She is emotionally warm but also makes decisions based on her feelings about things, rather than the facts – such as wanting her lost astronaut’s life to count, thus trying to recover the data from their downed spaceship. She argues for them to go to Edmunds’ planet, out of personal reasons (her love for him and the promising data). Amelia breaks down after she loses a teammate to her own foolishness and cries in front of Cooper. She placed unfailing love and trust in her father, and finds it unfathomable that he would lie to them or deceive the people working with him, including herself, because of how callous it appears to be.
Enneagram: 5w4 so/sx
5w4s can run the risk of becoming so absorbed in their unrealistic ideas, they fail to accept when reality cannot handle them, or react according to the environment. This is why Amelia stalls out when confronted with things she hasn’t factored into her Ni plans, because she doesn’t know how to grow beyond her own concepts, she places such faith in them and their ability to succeed. She refuses to listen to others’ cautions against how it could get her killed, and argues that they need to complete their mission. She doesn’t want to disappoint her father, or let people down. She is also fiercely independent in her thinking process, and somewhat arrogant about her capacity to solve problems—causing them to lose some of their teammates.