The Irregulars: Jessie [ISFP 6w5]

Functional Order: Fi-Se-Ni-Te

Jessie defines things by how she feels about them, and whether or not she wants to do them; she is somewhat resistant to Bea’s way of thinking, which implies that she needs to sacrifice herself for the group. That’s not who she is, and she admits that she feels ‘separate’ even from her loved ones, as if her experiences of gaining supernatural abilities has changed her in ways they cannot understand. She often asserts herself against her friends, choosing not to participate in whatever they are doing, because it does not appeal to her. She resists Bea’s insistence that she come and listen to Sherlock Holmes’ story, and only approaches him when she feels ready to ask for his help. She is sensitive and emotional, often trying to build inroads with her friends and keep them happy with her, even though she won’t sacrifice her individualism to do it. Jessie admits that she doesn’t like her powers and wants to get rid of them, so she can live a normal life. She is more adventurous than Bea and has more of an instinctual sense of how you make things happen in the world—by getting directly involved with them. She says if you like Leo, go down into the basement, complain about it being cold, then climb into bed with him and “put your hands under the covers, because if you can’t see where they are, you can’t be held responsible for it.” Though she has strong flashes of insight per her magical abilities, Jessie doesn’t question her insights or try to see them from different perspectives. She trusts what she sees in her dreams and how other people treat her, causing her to fall into the Linen Man’s trap because he mislead her. Her supernatural abilities blend into her lower Ni, which is fearful, afraid of what might happen if she cannot get rid of her powers, and frustrated that she cannot seem to figure out things herself. Under stress, Jessie can be rude and insistent, dragging Sherlock around London, telling him off, and saying how disappointed she is in him.

Enneagram: 6w5 so/sp

Jessie is always looking for somewhere to belong, and feels upset when she is so ‘different’ because of her abilities that she no longer feels part of a group. She is always seeking a protector—the support of her friends, the warmth and protective instinct of the Linen Man (at least, she assumes he is safe at first). She fears that she cannot do things alone, so she clings to whomever offers her protection—even running to her father when she cannot rely on her friends, in the hope that he can guide her and help her figure out where to find the rift. She is too afraid to go into the memories inside her dreams and dig deeper, in case it consumes her or she winds up dead. It hurts her when Bea agrees with the Linen Man that she is too afraid, but it’s true: she’s scared to do this alone. The more her nightmares threaten her, the more she withdraws from her friends and tries to be self-reliant, but it only causes a spiral of self-doubt and fearfulness.