Function Order: Se-Fi-Te-Ni

Estella has always been fashionable, ambitious, and opportunistic. She’s unable to sit in the car and wait for her mother, so she ruins a gala event and sees her mother’s death, then leaps into a truck and hitches a ride to London. She follows two orphans home, and years later has become a thief working with them to pick pockets and design fabulous outfits. When she’s given a chance to work in a department store, Estella champions for the right to re-design the store window displays, does so after she gets drunk one night, and lands a job with the Baroness, the most exclusive fashion designer in London. There, she contributes highly original designs and displays creative ideas, but her ambition comes to a grinding halt when she discovers the Baroness is the woman her mother visited that night, and pieces together her involvement in her mother’s death. Then it becomes about revenge, upstaging her, and tearing down everything she cares about. Cruella comes out to play, in which she uses a lot of Te – she comes up with diabolical plans (always in service of her need to make a statement through Se – she physically turns up places, falls out of garbage trucks, climbs on top of cars, breaks her friends out of jail, designs and sends out “Cruella-homage-inspired” outfits to all of the Baroness’ guests, and plans Estella’s unfortunate murder). Her friends find her callous, cold, unfriendly, and even mean, saying they wished they had Estella back – Estella would never consider such diabolical things! Estella early on shows a lot of Fi, blaming herself for her mother’s death, being considerate of her friends, and highly secretive in her feelings. She lets her emotions drive her actions, and realizes Jasper is right—if she intends to show up at the ball and not risk her job (which she loves), she has to go in disguise and create a new persona for herself. Estella says she has a sense that she is meant for “something more” and has always wanted to be a fashion designer; she shows Ni usage in her clever plots to take down the Baroness (including her schematics and detailed photo boards of what she intends to do – Te), especially in how she leads the Baroness into stealing one of her designs, then sews moths into the skirt so that they will emerge overnight and “ruin” everything in the vault), but not in piecing together the truth about the Baroness, the truth about her mother, or where she came from (her origins).

Enneagram: 7w8 so/sx [748]

Estella is assertive from the first time she rips a “hideous” doll outfit out of her mother’s hands and rips it up, to the very last, in her insane, stylish take-down of the baroness, which is full of crazy ideas (being dumped out of a trash compactor, and then riding away with her hundred-yard skirt flowing behind them; chaining the baroness in her car and having her photo taken on top of it; sewing moths into her centerpiece gown, so they wriggle free of their pods and destroy her inventory, then directing the audience to her own loud, crazy fashion show down the street; even having all the baroness’ guests dress up as Cruella, before she stages her own murder). Her mother often has to tell her not to be ‘unkind,’ and to repress her inner brat, but Estella doesn’t listen until she thinks she has been responsible for her mother’s death. Then she ‘tries’ to be nice, by living up to her mother’s ideals (she tries to use her line toward 1 to be ‘good’ – but she’s never fully good; she still makes ‘fabulous’ costumes so that they can rip people off as high-class thieves). At school, she was always getting into fights and getting bad marks at the principal’s office, until she got expelled. Estella takes a crappy job at the most fabulous department store in town, where while she cleans toilets and scrubs floors, she persistently tries to convince the manager that she has potential and should be designing his shop windows. One night, she gets drunk and redesigns it, landing her an internship with the baroness. Estella cheerfully puts up with the hell of working there, all the while thinking about her future as a designer—and then she lets out her 8 wing when she finds out the truth about her mother. She goes all out in her desire for flamboyant, colorful revenge. She starts treating those around her like her minions, being rude to them and dismissive of their needs, as she focuses on what she wants and intends to get. At the end, after attending Estella’s funeral, she says it’s too glum around here and we should put on some music or something, showing a 7’s tendency to want to avoid pain and move on to “fun” (which for her is to be diabolically clever, darling).-