Functional Order: Ne-Ti-Fe-Si
Eleven is an eclectic, wildly imaginative personality who is fascinated by ideas never encountered before; his imagination leaps quickly to the most interesting solution, rather than the most practical. His excitement fires up when introduced to a new concept, species, or experience (ghosts! vampires in Venice! dinosaurs in space!). The Doctor is also extremely good at guessing people’s unseen motives and intentions; he jumps to wild theories that are often correct, and switches between a high-minded idealist and a time-wearied cynic at the drop of a hat. His perception of time is “rubbish” (he never goes where he intends to), and he struggles to differentiate between his perception and reality at times, as the case with Amy and Rory’s relationship and his belief that he must “fix it.” His past is painful and he doesn’t like to talk about it. The Doctor can be sentimental; in one of the greatest episodes in the series, he believes he may have “mail” from the Time Lords, and becomes excited about a chance to reunite with some of his own kind, and perhaps return to a sense of normality among his people. It’s short lived. The Doctor is not always realistic about his own past, his experiences, or the people he cares about; but he has some deep-rooted biases and negative thinking from his many years of time travel (inferior Si). His interests are primarily scientific, and he has a knack for fixing just about anything, even if there are “bits left over.” He tends to internalize his plans and schemes, and doesn’t want to waste time explaining them, when he can present them as a “finished product.” The Doctor is curious about the why of everything; how it works, what the motives are, and has a somewhat detached approach to life. His rudeness is often more from excitement, or pulling an idea or belief system apart, rather than deliberate. Ah, the Doctor’s ego. He admits that he brings along companions as much so they can “stand around looking impressed” when he’s “being brilliant” as for the enjoyment of their company; but the truth is, the Doctor loves people. He loves hanging around them. He feels a certain amount of moral responsibility for their feelings; when Amy and Rory are separated, the Doctor frets about it and tries to reconcile them. He is prone to fits of aggressive “moralizing” at his enemies. He feels such a strong need to impress others that he “climbs to his greatest heights… and falls the lowest he has ever fallen.” Even his insistence that “bow ties are cool” is a subtle nod to his need for external affirmation and for people to agree.
Enneagram: 7w6 so/sx
Intellectually curious and eager to explore, the Doctor needs to have continual new experiences, meet new people, and engage with new ideas, or he becomes increasingly bored and frustrated with his life. A few hours, or even days, spent with Amy and Rory in their “boring” suburban life about drives him nuts – he goes off on adventures, since he can’t stand to sit still another moment. He maintains a positive, cheerful attitude until others prove cruel. The Doctor can become very harsh, moralizing, and rigid under stress, or when he believes someone has done something wrong – he hauls out 1 disintegration to punish them, as well as instant action (6 moving to 3). He can also integrate into 5 analytical methods, when he needs to get something done. His 6 wing becomes anxious when his companions are not getting along and tries to fix things between them, for his own sense of greater emotional well-being. He is proactive in maintaining a positive atmosphere, and has a playful, childlike quality in his interactions with others.