Functional Order: Ni-Te-Fi-Se
Uncle Andrew has not only envisioned that other worlds must exist, but reasoned out a way to get there through the invention of magical rings. He has very specific ideas about what he might find there (if he should decide to go, which is not very likely) and when the children stumble into his work-attic, he puts them to “good use” by tricking Polly into picking up a ring and vanishing into another world, then forcing Digory to go after her carrying a ring “for coming home.” He has to use humans, after all, since only they can come back again. Thrown into Narnia, however, when the children yank him into it while getting Jadis out of London, Andrew cannot adapt at all. It isn’t what he envisioned, so he struggles to accept it. He is poor in his external environment, and hesitant to take risks. He’s also inept in preventing Jadis from misbehaving in London and becomes offended at all the things she did, which he must now “undo.” Home again, he rushes into his office to sate his anxiety in brandy. As an unhealthy thinker, his reasoning is logical, just not particularly… moral. He knows two children could travel back and forth easily, so he tricks them into going, without thought for the meanness of it. In a similar fashion, he used guinea pigs and other creatures to experiment on, much to the children’s’ disgust. Seeing that a lamp post has grown up out of the Narnian soil from the wing-bar Jadis threw there, Andrew reasons that Narnia could be a big money-making venture; why, he might bring a piece of a battleship, bury it, and wake up the next day to find a full-grown one! Imagine the things one could grow in Narnia! Andrew is selfish and narcissistic, interested only in his own passions and seeing them to fruition, and has no particular interest in anybody else.
Enneagram: 5w6 sp/so
Andrew is, at his heart, a coward who is afraid to do the very thing he asks of the children—abandon his cozy study and the safety of four walls and travel into the unknown with no idea what might await him on the other side. In this manner, he is mean-spirited, petty, and has no interest in “giving of himself” to anyone or anything. He is terrified in Narnia, so much so that he instantly dismisses Aslan’s song as something dreadful, and refuses to listen to it; he doesn’t believe the animals can speak, and turns their sounds into screeching in his ears. Then, he’s afraid of them all, and believes they intend to eat or abuse him. He double-investigates, then becomes over-reliant on others in times of stress, intending to use them to his advantage.