Iris has a bit of a problem. On one hand, she’s a crazy creative person, an excellent writer who fills her delightful little cozy cottage full of wonderful things that make her happy… and on the other, she cannot get over or move past her old boyfriend, in part because he refuses to leave! Iris has fallen into a rut of association with him, of reliving memories together, of wishing he’d leave his girlfriend and come back to her, of hanging onto a self-destructive pattern, where he’ll turn up and… ruin her day. And she’s finally sick of it, and wants to do something about it! She draws upon old movie heroines as sources of inspiration for her new life and spunky attitude. All it takes for Iris to cheer up is Amanda complimenting her on her cottage! She is emotional and expressive, sharing her feelings with a coworker about her ex, and fearing that everyone thinks she’s doing his laundry! Once in LA, Iris becomes hugely emotionally expressive, and quickly makes friends by helping out an “old guy” and taking a real interest in his life. Problem, though: others can bring her mood down, fast, when they ignore or dismiss her feelings, impose upon her, or become too demanding. Iris is eventually liberated when she tells jerk ex off! She’s in a process of self-analysis throughout the film, trying to figure out why she can’t move past this guy and how to do something about it. Iris is practical and logical, but prefers to aim those thoughts toward other people and helping them solve their problems. Though intimidated by Amanda’s huge tv and system, she does figure out how to use it. Her inferior Ne is weak. She can’t envision her life any other way until she does something about it. She has a wonderful imagination, though, which she uses to write top-notch articles. She’s captivated by new ideas and enjoys semi-theoretical discussions with people about movies.

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Iris feels such a strong need for love, she she goes along with almost anything, even if it leaves her holding the short end of the stick. She over-works because her boss imposes on her, goes over her ex’s papers and fixes them without receiving any credit, and goes home to burst into tears that can lead to fits of prospective self harm (she breathes in fumes, then wonders what she’s doing!). Iris is highly emotional and quite forgiving, aware of her role as a best friend rather than a leading lady, and sharing of this to anyone who will listen. She is kind and selfless, stopping to help an old man (a total stranger) who looks lost and then inviting him to dinner, to avoid him being alone. She adopts all of his friends and pushes him to accept the award night the Academy wishes to bestow on him. It takes a lot for her to lose her temper, but she does eventually let him have it with the full force of her 1 wing wrath (she decides she can’t live like this, she deserves better, what he’s doing is wrong, and to get out). She is very aware of being put upon and trampled over, and resentful of it, but for awhile, is unable to do anything about it.