MBTI Type: INFJ
Alice can read John’s motivations and intentions almost from the first moment they meet; she knows how to get into others’ psyches and exploit them, by digging into their deepest fear. She envisions and carries out “the perfect double-murder”… and gets away with it, because there’s literally nothing to tie her to any of it, except for Luther knowing she’s guilty – intuitively. He comes to her for insights whenever he’s in trouble, because she’s good at getting to the heart of something and knowing what path to take to get there. She becomes fixated on things, with tunnel vision in achieving them. She can piece together things almost instantly – like her figuring out that John has been playing Russian roulette with an old revolver… and one bullet in the chamber. Luther calls her a narcissist, and it’s true – she’s not happy unless someone is impressed by her genius. He actually manages to get her to cease terrorizing someone by threatening to frame another person for the murder she committed; her inability to stand by and let someone else get the “glory” drives her to “behave.” She’s eager to impress him almost from the first moment of their meeting, and continues to do things to “serve” him throughout the first season, and into the second. Foolishly, or perhaps arrogantly, she leaves the evidence of her crime in plain sight – and John uses it against her. She’s very forthcoming with her feelings, or lack thereof (“Of course I hated my parents” … “I want you to come with me, John”). When confronted with a decision as to whether or not to kill someone who has hurt two people she cares about in cold blood, Alice leaves the decision to them – and fulfills their emotional needs by pulling the trigger. She has an innate ability to understand other people and how they think; it drives her nuts if she cannot comprehend something on its innermost level, so she’ll turn up unexpectedly at people’s houses to threaten them and demand answers – why did John’s wife leave him? How does the ex feel about Zoe cheating on him with John? She’s a quick problem-solver, but not always objectively rational (such as keeping evidence; it’s both because she’s a genius, and thinks no one can catch her, and out of a lack of respect for external judicial processes). She understands the legal system so completely that she never leaves any evidence. Alice is a major risk taker. She walks into a busy hospital, pulls the fire alarm, and murders someone by smothering them – with people rushing past outside the window. She doesn’t even pull the shade. She breaks into people’s houses, for the thrill of doing it. She puts a loaded gun to her head. She threatens Zoe with impalement, on a smoking platform where anyone could walk out and find them. She tries to entice John to run away with her, to see the world – live in different countries, never stay anywhere very long.
Enneagram: 8w7 sx/sp
Alice is engaged in a game of “who has the power here?” with Luther, as she inserts herself into his life, tries to make sure she has the upper hand, threatens his wife in person, attacks him with a knife and demands the return of her dog’s ashes, and shows no fear when under questioning in the police station. She resorts to aggression and direct confrontation much of the time, seeking people out to intimidate them to their faces, appearing in Luther’s ex-wife’s home, hiring thugs to beat up his wife’s new boyfriend, and calling and taunting him at work. She risks exposure by walking into a hospital and killing someone, and shows a keen sense of excitement in having the upper hand. She sees a version of herself in Luther, recognizes their shared aggression, and feeds off it, seeking to make him feel impressed by her intelligence by combating him on every level. She has a sadistic sense of “fun” and is excessively risk-taking, self-confident, narcissistic, and has a flattering self-image. She is over-concerned with her own rationality, but not careful in any way, shape or form, and unafraid of the consequences of any of her actions, since she knows they can “prove nothing.”