Functional Order: Si-Te-Fi-Ne

Carol starts out a serious-minded schoolteacher, who accepts that they only have limited funding and need to direct that money to things that matter in the longer term (scholastic achievement) rather than Christmas decorations, causing Charlie to dislike her out of his general passion for his favorite holiday. She keeps track of Scott’s behaviors and uses them to inform her decisions and conclusions about him—assuming him to be the absentee parent that has caused his son to “act out” in the hopes of gaining his attention. She doesn’t like how “fast” their romance is going, but also understands the stakes and agrees to marry him, once Scott reminds her that she has known him “all her life,” and recalled the warmth of childhood feelings she once had for the figure of Santa. She knows Scott is behind most of the magic at the school party, but cannot figure out “how you did it.” She has a straightforward manner to her, and no problem establishing boundaries. Carol expects good behavior from her students and lays down the rules when they break it. She is only convinced not to suspend Charlie when his dad proposes “community service” as a decent alternative. But the more she gets to know Scott, the more she opens up, becomes more emotional, talks about her childhood, and seeks a meaningful connection to him. Carol feels offended at the idea that he may have used what she told him in confidence to get on her good side, and that he is lying to her about who he is, and asks him to leave and not return. She only believes in him when Charlie proves it to her with the magical snow globe. When she signs up to be Mrs. Santa, the first thing she asks is if there’s a school that needs a principle at the North Pole.

Enneagram: 1w2 so/sp

Calm, composed, and authoritarian, she expects the kids who attend her school to behave themselves or face the consequences. She is dutiful, earnest, hardworking, and believes in holding others accountable for their actions. Carol at first judges Scott somewhat harshly, since she assumes he is inadvertently behind most of Charlie’s problematic behavior. Then she starts to warm up to him, becomes more emotionally accessible, and shifts into her 2 wing, which wants to find love, a connection, etc. She became a principle mostly to help kids find their way.