The Godfather: Fredo Corleone [ESFP 2w3]

Function Order: Se-Fi-Te-Ni

“Taken care of me? You’re my kid brother and you take care of me? Did you ever think about that?”

Fredo Corleone

When Fredo got fired from working in the management of a casino, it’s because he was “banging cocktail waitresses two at a time.” Hoping to impress his brother in Vegas, Fredo invites a bunch of beautiful women, good music, and food to their hotel room, only to be disappointed when Michael orders them to leave. Insecure and jealous of his brother’s power in the family, Fredo gives his enemies information that allows them to make a failed assassination attempt against Michael. He then inadvertently reveals this connection to his brother through his nervousness while drinking and showing them around the city. Fredo takes them to an illegal fight and mentions a name he should not know. Having married a “bimbo” on a whim, Fredo finds it hard to control her drunken behavior, while also hating the fact that she humiliates him in public and earns the scorn of his family. He tries desperately to be useful, but often falls back into hedonistic pursuits in an attempt to alleviate his own emotional suffering. He does not handle a crisis well or know what to do to fix it—when his father is gunned down in the street, Fredo collapses on the sidewalk and bursts into tears. But he is also the only person to congratulate Michael on deciding to join the military, despite their father’s feelings on the matter (and he flinches when Sonny explodes about it).

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Fredo is the warmest and most supportive of Vito’s sons, and also is the most easily emotional. He finds it hard to think ill of anyone, he can be overly gushy and supportive in an attempt to earn love, and he realizes and is angry about the fact that his deep emotional responses make him an ineffectual leader, even though he is older than Michael. The entire family loves him, because he is so sweet, generous, and eager to please other people, including being kind to his nephew in teaching him how to fish and eagerly praising his efforts. Fredo is sensitive to being humiliated in public and hurt when Michael dismisses all his plans to entertain him, telling him to clear the room of his girls. He is envious of his brother’s power and success, and ambitious in his own right, even if he isn’t wise enough to conceal his involvement in the plans against his brother.”