Function Order: Fe-Ni-Se-Ti
“History’s just jammed with stories of lovers parted by some silly thing!”– Sharon McKendrick
Sharon arrives at camp as a prim and proper girl, focused on being socially appropriate, but quickly moves into retaliation after Susan ‘messes them about’ in their cabin and forces her and her new friends to miss out on the dance. Stuck with Susan for six weeks in a cabin, Sharon starts to wonder about their resemblance, their shared birthday, and theorizes accurately they are twins… separated in childhood. “You know what must have happened?” she asks. “Our parents split and each took one of us… and if we switch places, sooner or later, they’ll have to switch us back… and they can meet again and fall in love!” It doesn’t take her long, after she arrives in California, to figure out that their father intends to get married again (“this time,” she tells her sister, “it’s serious!” because their dad is trying to get her to like this woman). Given the chance to spend a few minutes alone with his fiancé, Sharon tries to emotionally manipulate her by planting doubts in her head about the relationship (demeaning it, referencing her father’s numerous affairs and the many women he’s had out at the ranch). She tries to pull the same stunt on her father, when she deliberately misunderstands him, calls him a grave robber (in nicer terms) and becomes hysterical about his decision to marry a “much younger woman.” Then, in a pure rage, she goes off on a rant about how this has ruined all “our plans.” Sharon often references herself and her sister as “we” – an indication of Fe’s tendency to think in terms of “us” and “ours.” She is insightful, uses psychology to mess with people she does not like, and insists that she is ‘psychic’ since she can sense when things are about to happen. She is convinced that they can make their parents fall in love with each other again, with a little tweaking of the situation—and… she’s right. She gets exactly the outcome she wanted, though it takes being impulsive and finagling the situation to make it happen.
Enneagram: 2w3 so/sp
Much like her mother, Sharon is a warm and sociable girl, easily able to connect to and comfort others, but she has a ferocious temper that kicks on whenever she does not get her way (as she moves into 8 aggression, door-slamming, and “the silent treatment”). She senses the connection between her father and the woman he is dating, and sets out to thwart it, playfully putting on ‘an act’ both as her sister Susan and in her hysterical overreactions to anything she hates. Sharon intends to ‘match-make’ for her parents, out of the proud assumption that she knows what is best for them, and recruits her sister into it, believing together they can make their parents fall back in love. She can be quite ruthless and unscrupulous in chasing off ‘the other woman,’ too.