The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes: Mycroft Holmes [INTJ 5w4]

Function Order: Ni-Te-Fi-Se

Mycroft  works for the British government, by heading up various programs for the war department. He’s working in an advisory capacity to creating innovations that would help the Brits win the wars he is sure are headed their way; he mentions to the queen that she should look to Germany, and that they need something to help them guard against the new dirigibles that Germany intends to use against them (she flatly denies this based on her family associations and insists he stop creating machines that can kill people). When she orders him to sink the submarine they have built, he has the grand idea to kill the German spies after it at the same time, by luring them into a trap and causing it to explode. Holmes says of him that his calculations are never wrong in their predictions, which means Watson’s pocket watch must be slow. Mycroft has a lot of scorn for his brother, because rather than a useful profession, he likes to play “games” and “solve mysteries.” He orders him to drop the case, and then rather meanly points out his inability to spot the obvious problem in his midst (someone working against him from within, and in fact, Holmes has been “helping the enemy!”). Mycroft likes to categorize things when working on them. He urges the queen to face the facts rather than rely on delusions or kindness, and is focused on efficiency. He delegates and has other people invent the machines he intends to use to win the war. Mycroft shows very little emotion and very little ambition in the sensory environment; he goes to Scotland to give the queen a tour of the submarine but rarely leaves his London club.

Enneagram: 5w4 sp/so

Mycroft doesn’t go out much, he prefers to stay cooped up in a pleasant place where no one talks to him, and give orders without budging out of his comfort zone. He has also taken pains to keep himself isolated, by having no family or anyone relying on him other than his work, which he can do from a distance and through correspondence. He remains detached in all his conversations with his brother, even cruel in his comments about Holmes’ mistakes and shortcomings. He believes in preparing for the worst and assumes he knows what is the best way to do that. His 4 wing is somewhat melodramatic and grandiose, but also a tad bit arrogant. He knows he’s smarter than his brother and rubs it in, that they are both different (but he is a bit superior, because he works for the British government, which is more preferable than being a mere private detective).

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