Function Order: Se-Fi-Te-Ni
Billy is “the brawn” of the gang of down-and-outs, who resents the fact that as a kid, he couldn’t beat the hell out of the workhouse employee who abused Bea and put her in the hospital with a concussion. He often rushes into things without thinking, in his desire to make them happen—such as confronting the workhouse man when he sees him again, getting into fights in the street, chasing after girls, and rushing ahead of them into dangerous situations. He sizes up people pretty fast and gets in their faces, including his doubts about Leopold and warning him to stay away from Bea and not hurt her, unless he wants a pounding. He is loyal to his friends, but also deeply emotional—he finds it hard to talk about his feelings and would rather just run away and avoid being asked questions. He has spent years loving Bea without being able to tell her about it, so he resents it when she and Leo start to make eyes at each other (and he almost pops Leo one, when Leo says it’s not his fault Billy has been such a coward and said nothing all these years). When he’s thrown into jail for defending himself and killing a man, Billy becomes convinced there’s no way out, nothing to do to save himself, and that he’s going to hang for it. His Te cannot find any solutions to the problem (he’s in jail) and his lower Ni conjures up the most likely negative scenario.
Enneagram: cp6w7 so/sp
Billy puts on a “tough guy” act but he will back down whenever anyone bigger and badder than him gets in his face—such as when he decides to kill the man who abused them at the workhouse, only to find himself confronted with unpleasant truths. He cowers and runs away, then winds up killing him in self-defense later. He has a negative view of life and expects people to want to take advantage of the street kids, assuming Leo has malicious intentions (is going to seduce and abandon Bea) and getting up in his face about it. Billy has a group-focus, and tries to protect all the people he cares about, but is also fearful and tends to rush into things that scare him. He sometimes wants to cut and run to avoid risk, but if his friends need him, will find his courage to confront all kinds of monsters and demons. Billy tries to bury his sorrows in momentary distractions—chasing after girls and “wasting money on drink” in a pub, basically, running away from his problems.