Function Order: Si-Fe-Ti-Ne
Rory is very much a methodical creature of habit, who likes to be on time, study for tests in advance, and has a great capacity to remember details so that she can ace all her classes. She likes comfort and routine – the day before she’s about to start Chilton, she considers staying in Stars Hollow because of “a boy” who talked to her, because she’s really afraid of change. She needs time to think before she makes major decisions and has always had her heart set on attending Harvard… only to decide when she reaches college age that she would rather attend a school meaningful to her grandparents. She likes to watch and rewatch the same movies over and over again, listen to the same kinds of music, and keep her life as peaceful and neutral as possible. She is a direct contrast to her mother, in that where Lorelai refuses to be inauthentic with her Fi, Rory’s argument is often if it pleases her grandparents and she’s doesn’t really care, why not do it for their sake? She often wants to come clean and be honest within her relationships, which her mother warns her is a bad idea – hearing her own “I kissed Tristan” story as told to her mother, as she intends to tell Dean, Rory reaches the conclusion that she is “an awful person.” She has no problem forming rapid assumptions about people and telling them off; she informs Tristan, despite his numerous attempts to get her to go out with him, that she would never do it in a thousand years. When Paris asks if she likes Tristan, Rory answers a big and definite, unchanging “no!!” She can be impulsive in following what her instincts tell her to do, such as when she becomes the “other woman” in Dean’s life, and later, becomes a man’s weekend mistress, with no thought for his wife’s feelings. Her mother judges it from a strong Fi standpoint, wheras Rory tries to make excuses rationalizing it.) When her mom breaks up with her professor, Rory asks her questions in an attempt to “understand” where her mother is coming from. She uses her Ne to banter with her mother, come up with alternative perspectives to frame into their arguments with each other, and to freak out under stress. She can become impulsive whenever she’s running away from things – kissing Tristan at school, stealing a boat, and endangering her future prospects through brief whims.
Enneagram: 6w5 sp/so
Rory is warm and engaging, but hates conflict and doesn’t want to cause trouble unnecessarily. Her mother says Rory is the model child who never does anything wrong. She constantly overanalyzes everything and goes down the rabbit trail with her mom in freaking out about everything from college applications to whether she should stay with Dean or not. Rory doesn’t know what she wants often, and will consult with her mother or her friends in an attempt to get a sense of what he heart wants (rather than her head). Rory does not want others to be impulsive, and asks Lane repeatedly if she is really ready to rebel against her mother or not. Rather than engage directly with the outside world, Rory will spend much time reading, learning everything there is to know about everything, over-preparing for anything she could possibly be asked in school or on a test, etc. She keeps her head stuck in a book. She can be quite insightful with her mother, rationally pointing out that running away from her problems will solve nothing, but also tends to avoid calling people back if she’s afraid of what they might say. Rory becomes more anxious to impress others under stress.