Function Order: Fi-Se-Ni-Te
Ginny objects to being hauled around like a piece of luggage, and is forever attempting to get her mother to settle down and be more considerate of her own feelings. She is somewhat judgmental of her mother’s decisions, while simultaneously being envious of her ability to wrap men around her finger. Ginny cares a lot about people’s feelings and does not want to hurt them, intentionally or otherwise. She want her brother to have everything good in his life and tries hard to take good care of him. But she is also at times oblivious to others’ needs, self-absorbed and turns situations around to reflect her own problems – she ignores one of her friends’ needs to talk all week, and then when she’s upset, Ginny points out that SHE has her own share of problems, too. It’s intinctive for her to make it about herself, rather than other people. She is sensitive, easily offended, and frustrated with her teacher’s racism since it singles her out in the class – so later, she turns around and tells him if he will sign her college application she won’t make trouble for him at the school board. Ginny is creative in how she creates a poem for her school report, but then denies that she broke the parameters of the assignment and insists she should have won the best grade. She reacts on whatever she is feeling at the time, often impulsively – “because I was horny” she sleeps with the boy next door barely knowing him. She becomes part of a click at school and emulates their behaviors. She has a relationship with two boys behind both of their backs, including kissing one in his room with his sister down the hall (she does not want to be found out, either!). She experiments with masturbation using her electric toothbrush, sends a picture of her in her bra to a boy, and when he does not instantly responds, send it to another boy. Ginny finds out her brother’s letters have never reached his father and mails them without wondering why her mother did not, and at the end of the season, after finding out her mother is a liar, she takes her little brother, climbs on a bike that was just in a motorcycle accident, and rides off… presumably to join her dad in Boston. Ginny has almost no Ni; she never looks beyond the surface of anything, and is blindsided by the truth of her mother’s actions. She has very little Te, except that she consistently gets good grades and is also blunt and confrontational under stress. She refuses to go along with the mood at the dinner table, and embarrasses her mother in front of guests by asserting her feelings and opinions about her mother’s recent behaviors. She also acts on what she feels.
Enneagram: 6w7 so/sx
Ginny is cautious and responsible, hard-working, and a diligent employee, but also over-reliant on her friends; she desperately wants their approval and to feel included, and will fake things about herself to make them like her more (such as pretending to be a virgin when she is not). She feels so insecure when she doesn’t get an immediate response from her boyfriend that she doubts his intentions and sends the same photo to her best friend for affirmation, before she sends it to someone she knows will comment on its sexiness. She sends boys mixed signals—yes, I want to be with you, no I don’t, wait, I’m not sure. She waffles on her intentions and desires, not wanting her best friend to know about her crush and then insisting she has to tell her. She dislikes a lot about her mother, but still is obedient to her, for the most part, and loyal to the end in how she burns the evidence before she runs away. Ginny can be funny and charming with her 7 wing, but also hates to face up to her problems and can fall into making excuses rather than accepting her role in the problems she creates. Her excuse is that she’s only doing what her mother taught her to do — string men along and run away.