Function Order: Te-Ni-Se-Fi
Janson sees people through the lens of what use they are to society and how he can best advantage the situation to benefit the end results that are the most profitable. Upon discovering that Thomas’ blood is the cure, he instantly sees its potential as “giving us the power to choose who lives or dies,” a profitable venture that can engage unnatural “selection” (presumably, whoever has the most skills and pays the most will receive the cure). He is willing to kill Ava, the woman who has worked at his side for many years, to get the cure, because she has begun to have moral qualms about what they are doing, and intends to save as many people as she can rather than be selective. He’s quick to reach logical conclusions and to operate off them, such as when he warns his men to be on the lookout for Thomas, since “he didn’t get what he came for” (Minho). His hunches are swift and often accurate; he tells Teresa in an elevator that Thomas has come to town and that she should call him if he turns up, then within a few seconds of them leaving the elevator, accurately deduces that one of the two masked men beside her is Thomas. He knows Thomas is bluffing when he threatens to shoot her, in his escape attempt. He insists that Ava not give up on the future they planned, and “stick to our vision.” It isn’t clearly stated whether he intended to kill her once they found the formula and cure and take it (planned in advance) or if it’s a spontaneous, impulsive decision. Janson often places himself at risk in his pursuit of Thomas, and is quick to leap in and use his fists. He beats Thomas mercilessly and slams him into a wall. Shoots someone at point blank range. Manages to escape a chaotic situation full of violence unscathed. But miscalculates and cannot react fast enough to avoid being attacked in a darkened lab. Janson displays immature and corrupt inferior Fi, in that his primary concern is himself, with a flagrant disregard for other people’s rights or their emotional state.
Enneagram: 8w9 sp/so
Ava accuses him of using “excessive force” – in an attempt to kill Thomas, whom he correctly sees as a threat, Janson opens fire on a bunch of innocent people gathered at the gates. He sneers that she would morally object to this tactic, since his usual method is to go in hard and fast and force people into submission. When Thomas first comes under his control, Janson likes to dominate him and force him to obey the rules. He can become violent at the slightest provocation and melt out extreme forms of punishment and brutality whenever he gives in to his temper. He sees things in black and white terms, with no room for nuance (Thomas is bad until his blood provides the cure). But he can also be withdrawn, detached, and stubborn in his goals.