Peter is the embodiment of “live in the moment.” All he cares about is sleeping around, eating all the time, drinking excessively, and doing pleasurable sensory things. It takes his wife’s careful manipulations to get him to care about such things as conversations, art, culture, or books – he would rather burn down the library (to stop women from learning things) than crack open a book. If he gets bored, he will shoot things right in the middle of the festivities. He is not above physical aggression, either. Peter pretty much does whatever he says and wants, regardless of how others feel about it and without ever thinking about their mental or emotional needs. He is self-centered and emotional only about what touches him, always trying to serve himself ahead of others. Peter is irrational and bad at battle tactics; he will often want to do things on a whim (from sexing up courtiers to assuming he can see his wife after she’s trying to kill him without any repercussions) without being rational about it, leaving others to point out how foolish, short-sighted, or irrational he is being. He asserts his reasoning mostly as being “God made me king, so I do what I want, and He never makes mistakes, so you have to do what I say.” Peter is clueless about his wife’s true feelings for him and oblivious to her hatred for him, as he tries repeatedly to convince her to love him using tactics that fall flat (promising her great sex, etc). He often makes halfhearted attempts to make people like him again once he has offended them, but does so poorly. Peter is an occasional strategist, good enough at it to keep his wife at bay whenever he bothers to think about the coo, but is more often blunt, direct, and immediately goes after whatever he wants. It’s only after a near death experience that Peter starts to care about the future of Russia and a possible “legacy.”

Enneagram: 7w8 sp/sx

Peter’s entire life is centered around… pleasure. Constant distraction, good times, wine, women, and song. If he is not having a good time, then he is bored, and if he gets bored, he makes other people suffer for it. He is shallow and does not want to think about unpleasant things, but also willing to do unpleasant things “for the greater good” – such as burn anyone to death who has the pox, huzzah. Unfortunately for other people, his idea of fun can mean gouging out the eyes of dead soldiers and dining with their severed heads on the table. When his wife refuses to “have fun,” Peter punches her in the stomach and plots her death, because he refuses to have a sourpuss around him. He does very little ruling and a lot of negating his personal responsibilities to his archbishop.