Function Order: Te-Si-Ne-Fi
Siegfried had such tremendous success at school, he can’t imagine how his brother Tristan is such a lazy fool. He remarks that his brother has a great capacity for intelligence, and he’s annoyed that he misuses it in silly antics and frivolities. He runs a successful practice, but often has a straightforward tendency to go by “how things are done,” which causes conflict between him and James. James comes from a later school of veterinary college, and has ideas Siegfried finds radical – such as opposing their decision to surgically pop a growth inside a cow’s throat. It’s never been done before, so Siegfried distrusts it. He is purposeful and a workaholic, refusing to go to bed even when he has a cold, though he’s also disorganized and leaves his personal items all over the house. Siegfried bullies people to get them to listen to him, but also backs down when others confront him, including Mrs. Hall. He has a great deal of trust in the systems that work, in his own experiences, and in his education, and respects James (and Tristan) only when they prove themselves to him in their achievements with animals. Though his wife has been dead several years, Siegfried hasn’t moved on, and still considers himself “married.” He misses her daily, and finds it hard to get back into dating, since “it’s been so long, I’ve forgotten how.” He has to ask his brother for advice. Siegfried has a hot temper, but also cares deeply about his brother. He can be reached on an emotional level only by Mrs. Hall, who frequently tells him off and makes him feel ashamed of his bullying behaviors. He only respects people who stand up to him, won’t take his nonsense, and assert themselves, but finds it almost impossible to admit that he cares about Tristan. It’s painful for him to be emotionally vulnerable and tell him how proud he is of him, which makes it a red letter day when it happens.
Enneagram: 3w2 sp/so
Siegfried doesn’t like to look a fool, and will deny any mistakes he has made that bring out his forgetfulness. He also frequently challenges James’ actions based on how it ‘reflects on the practice’ and their reputation among his clients – but also knows how to appeal to other people and force them to accept James, even when they don’t want to. After James makes an unpopular call and lands the title of ‘horse-killer’ (even though he did the right thing), Siegfried forces him to take all the vet assignments for a couple of weeks, so that people will not reject him outright. He is competent and always able to save face, but is also somewhat commitment-avoidant. He has not fully dealt with his wife’s loss, does not want to think or talk about it, and does not want to make a fool of himself in courting a woman. He can be arrogant, self-centered, and pompous, but his 2 wing is also warm, affirming, and seeks to be useful and helpful to others. He will offer his assistance where required, console Mrs. Hall, volunteer their home if it’s needed, and give people countless chances to redeem themselves, even when he’s frustrated with his brother’s poor work-ethic. Siegfried is angry with Mrs. Hill for forcing him to take time off when he’s sick; he assumed he could just work all day anyway.