Smallville: Clark Kent [ESFJ 2w1]

Functional Order: Fe-Si-Ne-Ti

Judging Functional Axis:

Extroverted Feeling (Fe) / Introverted Thinking (Ti)

He assumes he is responsible for everyone else—their safety, happiness, and well-being. He carries that burden, even though he has no personal contact with any of them, out of a larger sense of social responsibility and obligation. Because he is special, he “owes” the world something back. Clark has a pretty quick tendency to judge, based on objective standards of behavior: things are either right or wrong, good or bad, and he has no qualms about stopping bad guys – but also refuses to do them harm, since that would violate his beliefs. He tends to internalize things and brood; he sometimes confides in his parents or other people he trusts, but tends to act on his feelings more than share them; he’s much less open than Lana, even though he adores her and devotes most of his life to a silent worship of her from afar. He turns around and complains to his parents that he cannot be himself, airing his feelings while things are happening. Whenever under Red Kryptonite, he becomes extremely selfish, cutting, and shares his true feelings (he hates being poor, he hates not having cool toys, he hates feeling confined to the farm). Clark often wants to know “why” people do what they do, and why they made the choices they did. He wants to know what has caused Lex to murder his father, and what kind of a person would ever do that.

Perceiving Functional Axis:

Introverted Sensing (Si) / Extroverted Intuition (Ne)

Clark spends most of his time and efforts helping out around the farm (mostly without complaint, except when he’s under the influence of Red Kryptonite), and finding people he can help. He takes a special interest in finding out anything he can about his ancestry, especially when it comes to the caves outside Smallville and their strange markings that might tell him more about who he is. He is forever leaping into direct action to save someone, and then worrying about the consequences of it later—as his lower Ne starts fretting about how it might come across, or how it might threaten his family. He wants to have a normal high school boy experience and to play football, and finds it difficult to obey his father’s refusals (Jonathan fears he might accidentally reveal his powers or hurt someone). Clark takes people at face value, but also wants what is best for them, and encourages Lex to move away from his father’s influence and become a good person. Even though his relationship with Lana never quite works, Clark spends over 6 years pining for “the girl next door,” being in and out of relationships with her, and longing for her. He also finds it hard to move on from his past, or sell the farm when his mother becomes a professional politician in Metropolis.

Enneagram: 2w1 so/sp

No one tells Clark to be the hero and help save people all the time; he just does it. But then he turns around and complains that it prevents him from spending time with Lana, or doing what he would like to do. He just feels compelled to intervene. And in doing so, he can be intrusive—he is so quick to save others, he doesn’t allow them to learn to save themselves (something Lana comes to resent later). He thinks so much of others’ feelings that he doesn’t make a move on the girl he loves, out of concern for how Whitney might feel about it. Like Lana, another 2, he wants total honesty in his emotional relationships, craving the love that can only come from sincerity. His 1 wing has a strong tendency to moralize at people and demand the best from them, but also is very hard on himself. Clark has trouble stepping away from his super ego responsibilities and being anything other than the dutiful son. Whenever under stress or Red Kryptonite, Clark falls into 8 disintegration – he becomes domineering, controlling, aggressive, angry, and hedonistic.