MBTI Type: ISFP
Bloom is preoccupied with who she is, where she came from, and wants to find her place in the world, through getting to the truth of her parentage. She feels at a loss without that knowledge, and impulsively follows the clues wherever they lead, out of a sense of it feeling right to her. At times, she can be selfish in failing to think through the consequences to the people around her, and in not rationally considering whether she is on the right track. She’s willing to drug the boy she cares about to spring a prisoner out of lockdown, free a woman of dubious intentions from an ancient prison, and then give her access to the woodland magic that controls the barrier. Tragically, this leads to Rosalind deceiving her and unleashing Burned Ones upon the school, endangering hundreds of innocent lives. It also leads to the murder of the headmistress, whom Bloom realizes too late was not lying to her to keep her from the truth, but to protect her from worse things. Her short-sighted decisions are opportunistic (such as when she allows Beatrix to take her to the mountains and showed her the charred remains of the village burned in the assault), but she often either overlooks the obvious questions (whether not she can trust people, or what the deeper meaning of this situation might be) or follows a ‘hunch’ that is only partly right; she knows Ms. Dowling is hiding the truth from her, but leaps to the wrong conclusions about her reasons, assigns evil motives to her where none exists, and trusts the wrong two people (Beatrix and Rosalind). By the end of the story, Bloom has admitted to her mistakes and made up with her friends, after destroying the Burned Ones to protect them all.
Enneagram: 4w5 sp/sx
Bloom can be quite uncharitable to people; in her argument with her mother, she says at least she isn’t a “basic bitch” unlike her mother. This embodies her entire attitude toward other people—I’m different and better than you are, and I don’t need you. She withdraws from her roommates for a long time. When in the human world, she often refuses to leave her room or go out with other kids, seeing no reason to be friends with them. Bloom, at her worst, will stubbornly do what is best for herself, at the cost of everyone else (she gets teachers and fellow students harmed in the process of freeing the wrong people). It takes her awhile to admit to her own self-absorption and tendency to shut people out. Her 5wing is also withdrawn, unsure of herself, afraid to practice magic with other students watching, and would rather sneak out of a party and go off alone than socialize.