Functional Order: Fi-Se-Ni-Te
Unlike her girlfriend, Emma doesn’t care what anyone else thinks of her, so long as she is being true to herself. Her grandmother says that she has been incredibly strong and determined, despite being kicked out of her home by her parents. Though appreciative of the stars’ help in making it so she can attend prom, Emma also rejects some of their offers of assistance (going on a talk show and making a ‘big deal’ out of the unfairness of it), choosing instead to do her own thing (write a song and present her story to YouTube, where the outpouring of support from people who have also experienced rejection overwhelms her). She wants very simple things: to be able to wear a nice tux, attend the prom, and dance with her date without being attacked, maligned, or marginalized. Emma has no expectations beyond that. She focuses on her music and her singing, on appreciating each moment she gets to spend with the people she loves, and on taking what chances life hands her. Emma often reads things at a surface level; she doesn’t realize what a ‘big deal’ this is, its wider implications, or how many other kids out there share her problem. She assumes it is ‘no big deal’ and rejects the chance to make it a global phenomenon on anything but her own merit. She doesn’t realize she is being set up for humiliation until she’s standing in a lonely place all alone. Emma tries to convince her girlfriend to be honest about them, saying that all they need is each other and no one else matters. She feels hurt and betrayed by her girlfriend not coming out to her mother as promised, and walks away temporarily from the relationship.
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She admits that without the support of Barry and Dee Dee, she would be too afraid to do some of this on her own. She is often disheartened and down about her circumstances, but then bounces back with optimism and enthusiasm. Emma does not see herself as anything special, and doesn’t want accolades; she just wants to be ‘normal’ and have a ‘normal life’ just like everyone else (the ability to take the person she loves to prom, that’s all). She has simple needs and wants, struggles with low self-esteem, and finds it hard to deal with other people being unwilling to stand with her. She is amiable to the starlets, warm and appreciative of their help, even allowing Barry to dress her in a way that he wants, but not afraid to say what she wants and stand by it. She dreams of a different way things could be, a more magical place, and strives to hang onto her high ideals and desire to see the world change for the better.