MBTI Type: ESFP
Haley is a woman of action – told that her father hasn’t picked up his phone and a hurricane is blowing in, she drives out to see him, ignores the police telling her to turn around and go home, and makes her way to first his condo, then his house. Once trapped by the gaters, she uses her environment to the best of her advantage – using what she finds on the floor to stab them with, banging on the pipes, squeezing herself into narrow spaces they cannot reach, ripping up the floors, swimming her way to safety, and making her way to the roof for a helicopter pickup. In her conversations with her dad, we find out she’s been agonizing over his lack of support for her swimming career since the divorce, fixating on his absence, and has been unable to perform well as a result. She seems to have chosen that as her career, but shows no other long-term thinking. She has made the divorce about her and blamed herself for it – even though it had nothing to do with her. She thinks they broke up because her father spent all his time at her swim meets supporting her dreams, and is surprised when he denies this is true. This is typical of “self-referencing” Fi thinking, which tends to blame oneself rather than the others involved, which also makes it about the Fi user, instead of about the people it’s happening to. She can be emotional but also quiet about it, isolated in her feelings, but she makes almost purely emotional decisions under pressure. Haley kicks into Te “get it done” mode, but isn’t very rational in how safe or unsafe her choices are until she sees people getting eaten.
Enneagram: 3w2 so/sp
Haley grew up being told by her dad that she is “the apex predator, you can do this.” As such, she has tried to develop an attitude of always winning. She is competitive and a little jealous if her friends beat her in the pool, self-confident, and also unsure of how to handle her feelings. But when we meet her, Haley is in a place of 9 disintegration – she has become numb, distant, and unmotivated after her parents’ divorce, no longer cares as much about winning or puts as much into it, though she can be compelled to act purely out of habit, routine, and need. She argues with her sister about going out in the storm, but then does it, in a 2ish need to find her dad and help him, therefore ensuring the love she is no longer sure he is giving her, since he stopped supporting her career in swimming.