The Irregulars: Bea [ESFJ 8w9]

Functional Order: Fe-Si-Ne-Ti

Bea is the “heart” of the Irregulars and the glue that holds them all together. She has long since ceased to see them as separate individuals and views them as a group. Her rousing efforts to get them to work together include lots of “we” talk (we can do this, we’re in this together, we can defeat anything), but she also self-references using we, even deflecting off her own feelings and views to include her friends. Such as when Leopold hurts her, she makes it about “you lied to us.” She receives such insight listening to Sherlock Holmes tell him about her mother that she tries to convince Jessie to join them, believing that she would like to hear all of this also. A compassionate girl, she doesn’t want to kill “the monsters that make monsters,” and tries to talk people down or offer them redemption unless she has no other choice. She only kills someone to protect Billy, and then suffers emotionally because of it. She’s always checking on her friends to make sure they are all right, and asking them how they feel. Playing peacemaker. She also has a lot of sentiment for how things are, and how they were; she talks about the past a lot with her sister, referencing their childhood, their memories of their mother, and how things used to be. Bea trusts that if something has worked once, it will work again—she urges Jessie to use her powers to figure out what is happening so they can stop it (for the good of everyone), and believes she should be courageous and unselfish in doing so (again, Fe; the individual should sacrifice themselves for the greater good/collective). She meticulously gathers clues, and largely operates off a sense of assuming she knows how the world works—she thinks Leo is slumming at first, just another rich boy who thinks he can spend time with poor kids and feel poor, but never wonders who he is, where he goes, or what lies behind his actions. Bea trusts what other people tell her and often does it, since she isn’t sure how to handle new situations herself (her sister gives her a suggestion for how she might entice Leo into a more hands-on relationship, and she does exactly what Jessie told her to—climbs under his covers and puts her hands under the blanket). Forced into situations that urge her to solve crimes, Bea shows a lot of insight, based in the present moment—she connects the monsters with their emotional motivations (the loss of a child, the desire to avenge a parent, that Watson opened the rift, etc), and while it turns up strong, this is not her preferred way of being. Bea often asks “why” things are happening, why her mother was killed, why Sherlock abandoned them as children, but prefers to make moral judgments instead (she tells a woman not to reanimate her husband, because it would endanger them all).

Enneagram: 8w9 so/sp

Bea is all about establishing boundaries and maintaining them, and not allowing herself to be vulnerable. She thinks she has to protect the others and herself, so she makes herself bigger and challenges people, often confronting them to their face and not caring if they are more powerful than she is. When Watson threatens to “end” her, she challenges him anyway and then mocks him later because he didn’t do what he said. She initially is hostile to Leo until she finds him useful, and then feels angry that he made her feel “used” and manipulated, so she sends him packing off home when she finds out the truth of his identity. She manipulates Sherlock into giving her information, only to rip up his cocaine in front of his eyes and admit it was sugar. When Jessie says the Linen Man called her a coward, Bea admits that “he has a point, doesn’t he?” She often does not mince words and can be blunt and territorial, but her 9 wing also doesn’t want unnecessary strife among her loved ones, so she will attempt to smooth over arguments between Spike and Billy.