Upstairs Downstairs: Hallam Holland [INTJ 1w9]

Functional Order: Ni-Te-Fi-Se

Hallam has an extraordinary ability to make accurate predictions, and a blunt manner of self-expression in how he talks about these things. He thinks Germany is a rising threat long before the public become aware of it, and persists in talking about it in a warning manner, even though no one is willing to listen to him. He suspects Mrs. Simspon has ‘nefarious’ intentions and will become a burden upon the king, or even will divert him away from his duty. He bulks up the Prince of Wales, since he knows him to be important, but also neglects his family and obligations in favor of his workaholic behaviors. Several different people must tell him that unless he pays more attention to his wife, and is appreciative of her efforts, his marriage will fail. He is simply more focused on the future, and on securing England’s assets, than he is on his home life. He is also unorthodox in his decision to raise a child that is not their own, simply because her mother died in their household. He warns Percy, even before a threat rises, that she needs to leave Germany in order to be safe—and she ignores him at her peril. He falls prey to destructive impulses under stress, such as when he and Percy have a short-lived, torrid affair that effectively destroys his marriage, and causes her to commit suicide.

Enneagram: 1w9 so/sp

Hallam believes in doing his ‘duty’ above all; he isn’t interested in how things look to other people, just in doing what is appropriate and moral for the situation. He objects to Percy being a man’s mistress, and to her flings with the house staff; he doesn’t like her flaunting her Nazi politics in his home and tells her to shut it down or leave. He and his wife clash over her desire to send a little girl away, and his determination to do ‘the right thing’ and raise her as his own. He rakes her over the coals for lying to him, and is angered by her later decision to model for pantyhose, since it reflects badly upon him in society (she argues that plenty of ladies are doing it, lending their faces to campaigns). Hallam starts to drift away from her because of this. He feels enormous guilt when he has given in to his carnal desires with Percy, and tries to make amends. Though stiff at times and disapproving, he also finds it in his heart to forgive Percy and help her after she has had an illegal abortion. He comforts her, and then calls for a physician to help her when it has come away.