Functional Order: Se-Fi-Te-Ni
Mick immerses himself in the outer world, on a constant basis; he’s an excellent PI because he can observe (and through his vampire senses, smell and sense what happened) small details and pursue them objectively, without personal bias. He admits that when he was “young and stupid,” he thought “violence solved everything.” He is very good at adapting to his environment, using it to his advantage, and reacting within it (using chairs to hit people with, going out windows, pushing people from cars, etc). Sometimes, Mick is overly reckless or careless, engaging before he has time to think, to stop something bad from happening or to punish a vampire wrongdoer. Foresight is not his strength, and that leads to a lot of problems. Mick attacks a murderer in a public restroom, without thought he might get caught; he underestimates his planning skills and winds up on the run. He reveals his vampire face to people to scare them, despite talking about the need for “secrecy.” He rescues Beth, risking exposing his secret in the process. And, he doesn’t always read others’ motivations correctly. Except, when he does: he judges Josef’s actions and interprets them correctly, and has probing insights into Beth and Josh also. His strong morals and ethics lead him to make rigid judgments; he has a strict moral code, through which he decides how to handle vampire problems. Some can find redemption but more often than not, there’s no solution but to put the bad ones down; the bad ones kill people and break the vampire rules. They have to die. Mick deals with his intense emotions internally and doesn’t confide them easily; he brushes off Beth’s attempts to get him to open up about his life as a vampire, the night he was turned, and his wife. His voice-over delves into his feelings for Beth, but never with much external emotion or over-explaining. When dealing with problems, Mick heads for the quickest solution that resolves the problem – and he often bypasses his emotions or lands on a moral point (they did wrong, and they deserve what they get) while doing it; but his methods are never cruel, they are always swift, objective, and get the job done. He makes a living from his PI job, and is good at explaining his reasoning. More often, he acts on his feelings. Mick believes in “the rules” (you do not turn and abandon a newborn vampire, you are responsible for their moral welfare, you break the rules, you pay the price). He can be ruthless when he has to be (he staked his wife, and set her on fire, because she kidnapped a child, and he believes she no longer deserved to live, as a threat to mankind).
Enneagram: 2w1 so/sx
Mick has become a vampire in order to help people and atone for some of his mistakes. He is prone to falling quickly in love, and becoming emotionally involved in people’s lives. He also doesn’t want to be a burden on Beth, or for her to know about his affliction. Whenever Josef asks for his help, he gives it, although he can be a bit tart in doing so. But Mick can put his life on the line, devalue his own needs, and not be able to act on his feelings, because of his 2ish desire to ‘serve’ and not ask for anything in return. His 1 wing is strongly morally principled, focused on doing the right thing, and can indulge in black and white moral judgments from time to time. Once he decides Coraline has “done wrong” in kidnapping a child, he retaliates in brutal fashion, disintegrating into 8 aggression (also how he deals with other threats – sheer force, animal magnetism, and occasional wrath).