Function Order: Se-Fi-Te-Ni
Will winds up with a choice between summer camp or juvie, because he has been living life “large.” He has stolen things, vandalized things, and his most recent stint involved… uh… “borrowing” a police car for a joyride. Given a choice been a juvenile detention center and “Jesus Camp,” he chooses the latter where he quickly makes friends, notices and pursues a beautiful girl, and insists he is better at things than is true, but it’s all fine, since he learns them quickly. He’s a champion paint-baller on his first go, he musters up his nerve to hit “the blob” and send his friend rocketing into the air, and he uses his musical skills to put them at the forefront of the camp’s musical competition. When he feels threatened, he packs up his stuff and tries to hit the road, all to cover up his insecurities and inability to talk about his feelings. He’s perceptive into how others feel about him, and encourages his friend George to ask out the girl he has his eye on, but also doesn’t open up to Avery about how he feels. Under pressure, he becomes quite rude (he doesn’t have a camp and a “magical garden” to make him feel better about his parents’ deaths). Eventually, he has to stop lying in order to feel good about himself and comes clean to his friends about his past, and his desire to become a better person. He also takes more responsibility for his actions and thinks about his future rather than just living recklessly in the moment.
Enneagram: 7w6 sp/so
Will has been running away from his problems his entire life—using reckless behavior to cover up his insecurities and pain, pretending not to care, avoiding talking about his feelings or making commitments. Rather than deal with his almost-stint in jail, he would rather pursue a beautiful girl. He can be fun loving and encouraging to his friends, but also avoidant. When things get hard and everyone finds out the truth about him, especially the girl he likes, he—runs for the hills! Packs up his gear and sets off down the road. Denies that he feels anything for her and that the camp meant anything to him, so that he doesn’t have to feel the pain of separation. But this time, Will mans up, turns around, and goes back to admit that he cares. He stands up to himself and decides, for once, not to run away, so that he can embrace a good thing, and in so doing, he saves himself at long last and finds a life that promises him something more than endless distractions. A life that has true meaning.