MBTI Type: ISFJ
Isabel just wants “a normal life.” She has given up her career as a witch because she is sick of it, and longs for what she thinks other people have – the mundane acts of arguing over what color to paint the kitchen with her partner, the luxury of having a front yard, and dating someone who isn’t a self-centered warlock. She is excited to live in a new house, but also finds it hard to give up her old magical habits, to adjust to the complexities of the outside world (like how to hook things up, or where to get money), and to find a career. She takes things a little bit too literally at times, becoming confused when others want to talk about “witches” on a show, but also studying Samantha for ideas both in how to play her character and on how to resolve problems. Isabel has an idea of what her morality should be, and is trying to live up to it, but also frequently compromises on it (promises not to use magic anymore, then uses it because it’s an easy way to solve her problems). She is quite frank with her opinions, telling her father that she has given up on warlocks because they are all like him, and that she wants to find someone else, someone who “needs” her. Isabel is constantly trying to live according to her sense of moral goodness – she will often use her magic reactively, then take it back out of guilt a few seconds later. She has decided what being good means and is living by it; else, she feels guilt. It takes her a lot of effort to work up to telling someone off, since her tendency is to praise and allow them to receive all the attention, in a modest “disappearing” act. (Allowing them to receive all the praise and attention that should be coming to her.) At first. Hell hath no fury like a witch scorned. Under stress, she becomes reactive and decides to take revenge. Isabel is relatively poor at figuring out people’s motives or her analyzing their behavior, but she does reflectively assess her own moral choices and rewinds time to set them right. She is somewhat naïve and idealistic, romanticizing a “normal life” without wanting to do any of the work – she simply uses magic to get a house and money. Upon meeting Jack, she says he is a “perfect mess” – a man whose life is in such disordered chaos, he needs her. Which is exactly what she has wanted until now. Isabel wanted a total life change, to move forward in some way, so she walked off and left her old life and family behind. Isabel has an idealized notion of what her life should be, but no specific desired outcome other than to find a man who genuinely needs her. She is also clueless about being “used” and her role being downplayed in Bewitched, so that Jack can boost his own career. It takes other people cluing her in for her to see what is happening under the surface of things and take action.
Enneagram: 2w1 so/sp
Isabel just wants love and a “man who needs me.” That is appealing to her, the prideful idea that she can help a man sort out his life. She looks for someone lower than herself, who has made a mess of things, and wants to “fix him.” She craves love and attachment, and has a romanticized view of Jack that fades once she gets to know his real egocentric, arrogant self. Isabel is constantly in flux between intense emotional reactions and her own self-censorship. She will think something is too harsh and make it disappear, rewind time to get rid of her mistakes, even put on a hex and then remove it. All in an attempt to live up to a standard of goodness her father does not share. She also disintegrates into 8 aggression and “wrath” when she has been crossed, but bounces back into sweetness and a desire to give and be loved.