Winchester: Sarah Winchester [INFJ 1w2]

Functional Order: Ni-Fe-Ti-Se

Perceiving Functional Axis:

Introverted Intuition (Ni) / Extroverted Sensing (Se)

Sarah has absolute faith in her intuitive perceptions—she correctly ascertains that Dr. Price has a drug addiction within minutes of meeting him. Much of her conversation revolves around metaphorical and abstract topics such as guilt, sin, grief (“it can be more crippling than arthritis”), overcoming the past, guns and the damage they do not only in a physical sense, but a mental one. She asserts that “mementos of the past heal but do more harm than good” (and lets go of her own, at the film’s conclusion, implying she has moved on from her daughter’s loss). She has formed a singular theory about what is happening in the house, and focused on transforming her home for a specific purpose, to help the souls of those killed by her husband’s guns to move into the afterlife. Sarah has an intuitive sense of what each ghost needs to do, to heal and move forward, and an instinctual awareness of their fears. Her niece says she has many “state of the art” inventions that she has designed, for the house’s use. Her inferior Se, however, is dreadful. Confronted by her possessed great-nephew, who is attempting to kill her, Sarah is fully incapacitated and unable to ascertain how to use her environment to protect herself, nor even has the sensory awareness to grab the gun and point it away from herself. She leaves most of the creative innovating and physical exertion to Dr. Price.

Judging Functional Axis:

Extroverted Feeling (Fe) / Introverted Thinking (Ti)

She has a “we” complex in how she sees her family as an extension of herself, and hers to protect; but also in how she assumes Dr. Price can assist her in sending souls into the afterlife. She cares about the emotional healing of the spirits trapped within the house, and wants them to find clarity – to help them move on. Though she did not design or sell the guns, she holds herself responsible for them. She also bandies words with Dr. Price numerous times about such things as ethics, morals, and monsters (“do you know who the most terrifying monster is? The one we let into our own home”). She has no physical proof or factual evidence to support her conclusions, but believes them regardless.

Enneagram: 1w2 self-preservation

Sarah has specific moral rules she has set for her guests (no alcohol, and no lying to her). She expects them to abide by them. Her entire focus is on how to absolve herself of the family guilt of creating and profiting off machines that kill people. She keeps lists and records of those killed by the Winchester rifles to torment herself with, and remind her of her husband’s sins, for which she has decided to atone. She has a strong, easily shared contempt for guns and misbehavior, but also an instinctual self-trust of her own gut instincts. Sarah hopes that in doing the right thing, she can heal people and help them move on.