Once Upon a Time: Henry Mills [ENFP 7w6]

Function Order: Ne-Fi-Te-Si

“That’s the thing about stories. They’re more than just words. They live inside us. They make us who we are. And as long as someone believes that, there will always be magic.”

Henry Mills

Henry confuses almost everyone in Storybrook, because of his stubborn determination to believe that they are all fairy tale characters ripped out of their own reality and forced to live beneath a curse. Many others point out that he has no proof for this except his own intuition, gleaned off his imagination and a story book, but he continues to believe in it, avidly push others to accept it, and try to figure out who each person in town is, according to their fairy tale counterpart. He instinctively knows Margaret is Snow White, and thinks his psychologist is Jiminy Cricket. He also casts his adopted mother in the role of the Evil Queen. He is right about all of it, of course. When new people turn up, he tries to figure out why they are there and what role they have in his narrative. He also believes his mother is the warrior who will slay evil and start time again, and firmly believes that once she arrives, things will “start changing.” They do, little by little. He knows you cannot leave the town once you arrive, because “bad things happen when you do.” He is resistant to outside influence and ignores any attempts to talk him out of these ideas, since he holds them to be true in his heart and thinks eventual proof will reveal the accuracy of his predictions. A warm-hearted and enthusiastic boy, Henry cares about people and their emotional connections. He has insights into his mother’s motivations that surprise her, and doesn’t care what Regina thinks about his opinion of her as “evil.” It’s simply true to what he understands of her, and his own authentic internal experience.

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Henry has a vivid and creative imagination and insists upon making everything much more mysterious, wonderful, and imaginative than it is, through his sheer willingness to believe they are all fairy tale creatures. He has a boundless enthusiasm that no one else can stifle, and a total willingness to chase after whatever catches his attention. He recklessly leaves Storybrook to find his mother, then encourages her to return to town with him and “change things.” Curious about an old mine and convinced it holds a secret his mother does not want him to find (also accurate), he climbs down into it heedless of the danger of its collapse. He shows flits of concern for his own safety and that of other people, often warns them not to attempt to leave town in case great harm befalls them, and tries to keep Regina from fully understanding what he is up to, in order to avoid any repercussions.