Function Order: Ni-Fe-Ti-Se
Amy is a master advance planner who has an exact idea of what she wants to happen in her mind, and lays it all out months in advance; she is so committed to it, she puts 300 entries in her diary, laying out the narrative she wants the cops to follow – her increasing concern about her husband’s violent tendencies, her unhappiness, her fears something bad might befall her. She befriends someone in the neighborhood, confides a bunch of fake information in her to collaborate this evidence, then plans her own murder and disappearance, with the full intention of her husband taking the fall (she says to pull this off, you have to bleed a lot, and then clean it up, sloppily, like a man would). She loves to set up complicated riddles for him to solve and play mind games with him. Amy uses her psychological awareness of her husband’s tendencies to predict what he is going to do, and how he will react, right down to his “smirk” and inability not to flirt with the women around him. And, she does it all for revenge, wanting him to live through every excruciating moment and wallow in his betrayal, while the public viciously turn against him for her murder. She, a beloved figure out of her parents’ wildly successful best-selling novels about their daughter! Amy has no rational reason for doing this, merely a Fe one: he hurt me, and so he must pay. Instead of just packing up her stuff and leaving, she makes him suffer. Amy is highly manipulative and effective at it, convincing another man she needs protection after she loses her stored-up cash, then setting him up to have “raped” her and selling a convincing sob story to the press. When her husband threatens to leave her, she warns him that everyone would hate him for abandoning his pregnant wife. She is analytical, and logical in how she goes about things—even cold and callous in how she uses and mistreats people. Nothing she does is “irrational” except in that it’s unnecessary (she could just… divorce him). Her inferior Se shows in how poorly she adapts—she never factored in being robbed to her scheme, so she is totally blindsided by it. Amy works well when she’s had time to think and prepare, but not when life slams her into a wall. Forced to improvise, she becomes risk-taking and sloppy, luring a man into a sexual relationship and then murdering him “in self defense,” and returning home to her family, because it’s her safe zone (and she decides, after all, that why should she kill herself to frame him?).
Enneagram: 3w2 sx/sp
Amy admits to the viewer that she has never had a true identity herself; she has always been what other people wanted her to be, adjusting herself to their expectations—she has adopted their tastes, interests, and passions, and has none of her own, selling them a false image of herself. She knows how to pretend to be things for other people’s benefit, including winning over her “best friend” (even though she despises her) and convincing her that Amy is a wronged woman and likely murdered. She knows how to sell a false narrative to the police. And she deals with her anger and resentment over being cheated on by getting revenge and setting up her own murder, rather than just leaving him. She can be manipulative and persuasive, as an unhealthy 2 wing—angry about having given him so much (attention, love, sex) and only having him “take” from her in return (spending all their money and cheating on her).