MBTI Type: ISTP
Nick figures out things as he goes through them, analytically – when he realizes he is a Grimm, he reads up a little in the trailer to get as much internal information as he can, and then takes things on a case by case basis. He shuns the traditional Grimm method of “kill everything” and instead makes logical and moral assessments based on evaluating whether or not this creature is a threat. If he thinks they are, he has no problem dispatching them, but he does struggle at times with the morality of having killed an innocent person (Renard keenly observes that Nick seems to only care whether he kills people, which upsets Nick). His low Fe does not handle conflict well, know how to comfort others, or how to communicate himself to them in times of distress. He leaves Juliette alone when he sees she needs to figure out what has happened to her, rather than attempts to establish an emotional connection to her. Nick cares deeply about a few people, in a protective sense, but isn’t sure how or when to propose or how to deal with rejection and can become heightened emotionally under stress, leading him to lose his temper on occasion. He makes it up as he goes along, improvising and trusting himself to notice things in the environment and use them, both as a cop and as a Grimm. Nick enjoys his newfound Grimm skills (heightened senses – the ability to hear and see things others do not) and uses them in his detective work. He observes small details in the environment and uses that to form conclusions, but sometimes lives a little too much in the moment – Juliette asks him how others know he is a Grimm, and he admits that he has never wondered about that before (his eyes turn black). Though careful, Nick can also rush headlong into dangerous situations without concern for his own personal safety. His discernment when evaluating who is a threat and who is not is excellent; he calls it a sixth sense, and he has an instinctual awareness of whom he should not trust (such as Adalind after their first encounter, in which she tries to kill his aunt).
Enneagram: 9w1 so/sp
Nick does not like conflict. At all. He tries to avoid it whenever possible, is good at diffusing intense situations, and simply blocks out or ignores whatever he does not want to deal with at the time. He has to leave to sort through his own reactions to things, but also has an instinctual response toward anything he does not like. Rather than cause problems when Juliette no longer remembers him, he sleeps on the couch, abides by her house rules, and even moves out to give her the necessary space she needs to deal with her confusion. But he also has access to both wings, as a Grimm. Most of the time, he operates out of a 1 wing sense of internal goodness, a tendency to champion justice and morality, and a desperate need to do nothing immoral. He can be, at times, judgmental toward other people for their moral failings, and self-punishing for his inability to accept Juliette as a Hexenbeist. It’s uncomfortable for him to look inward, so he avoids doing so. But once in awhile, such as when he realizes Renard has been involved with Juliette and stolen his key, Nick goes off the deep end and reacts out of pure rage. He also shifts more and more into his 8 wing as a Grimm, whenever he is out of control – becoming aggressive and not caring if his actions are moral or not.