Functional Order: Si-Te-Fi-Ne

Maud has spent her entire life researching Christabel and Blanche, their relationship, their poetry and paintings, and in trying to connect to her roots as Christabel’s great, great niece. She views Roland’s leaps of logic with skepticism until she sees them come true, then becomes theorizing herself as she connects poetry and obscure references in their diaries to their discoveries. But as she moves forward, building on her own experiences with men and life, she becomes increasingly fearful of what they may find, rather than excited – because she fears the worst and that this new knowledge will destroy her enjoyment of the old (inferior Ne). “I am not good with compliments and such,” she admits. She is great with facts, remembering details, and attending to what is legal and what is not; she wants to do things “properly” with note cards, and to catalogue everything every step of the way. Feelings are where she hits something; she says as soon as she likes someone, she goes cold all over and shuts down emotionally. She finds it hard to admit how much she likes Roland and his “American insolence.” Maud admits that she once admired Christabel and her same-sex relationship, because she has had so much trouble with her own heterosexual romances.

Enneagram: 1w9 sp/so

Maud is, in the words of her ex, a ball-buster, because she’s strident, focused on doing the right thing, and has a somewhat detached exterior. But she goes off her instinctual hunches, such as when she pieces together a poem and the house and realizes the poet must have hidden something important in her room, beneath her dolls or inside them. Maud is afraid to let go, to let her hair down, or to be free with her affections for people; she has a problematic approach to her relationships, due to her own intense repression. She at first doesn’t like Roland because he’s pushy and does things the wrong way (without permission) but as she gets sucked into the mystery, becomes more enthusiastic about minor rule breaking. She’s somewhat idealistic, and becomes emotional at the thought of realizing someone she has admired was… flawed and hurt people through her selfishness.