Function Order: Ni-Fe-Ti-Se
Aramis is far more interested in the implications of things than their direct application; he spends a lot of time in thought and prayer, but also controls an elite sect of Jesuits whose sole purpose is to discern a way to change the future of France by replacing the king with his twin brother, Philipe. Where his friends attack d’Artangan for being so loyal to Louis, Aramis engages him in a theological discussion in an attempt to understand where he is coming from (Ni/Ti). He speaks in high abstractions and metaphorical language a great deal (“Hell may be our destination, but not on this trip,” “Your heart carries a secret weight and it hurts you to carry it alone,” “I am willing to give your life and my soul,” “This is everything we once were… and may be again!” etc). He gets annoyed with Aramis claiming his plan is unreasonable, because “I have considered everything!” He complains that someone is “seeking facts, when you should be seeking the truth.” Aramis saved their old uniforms so they could “wear them in death… and so we shall!” He also knows Porthos means it in his threat to commit suicide and saws the beam he assumes his friend will use, causing the barn to collapse when he tries (he shrugs and says he’s a priest, not an architect). Aramis has spent years cultivating this scheme to rescue Philipe, train him up, and replace him with Louis at a public event, and decides at last that it is “time” – because Porthos and Athos are all on the same emotional wavelength as he is, intolerant of a regime of public abuse and personal cruelties. Aramis tries to bring them together in this plan and motivate even d’Artangan to act as part of the group, but is also respectful of his need to do what he sees as right. He uses inclusive language to persuade them to join him (“We fought injustice and crime together.” “All for one, and one for all.”). He tries to convince d’Artangan to open up emotionally to him, and talk about what is bothering him. Aramis also believes they can use the “reverence” the new Musketeers have against them to their advantage (and he’s right). He is thoughtful, studied, and highly intellectual, but also firm in what he believes they must do, and able to ignore complaints that he is not being reasonable and they cannot do all of this in a few weeks. Aramis shows almost no inferior Se, except in his admission that he was not always a good priest in his youth, prone to over-indulgence and sinful behaviors. He becomes more willing to take risks when he realizes they must bring their plans forward and act at once, or they may never get another chance. Aramis fights when he has to, but prefers mainly to work behind the scenes of things.
Enneagram: 1w2 so/sp
Aramis notices how Louis is a cruel man and judges him according to his behaviors, using his actions against Raoul as a catalyst to convince Athos and Porthos to join his cause. He finds it hard to accept that his friend d’Artangan chooses to still serve such a corrupt and vile king, which makes him see his decision to remove him as something he is doing for the greater good of the citizens of France. He is confident in his actions, believes himself to be intelligent, and agrees that he is far holier than any of his friends. Though, he is not without his spurts of anger, as observed when he starts a fight with Porthos after his friend won’t leave him alone to pray. Aramis prides himself on how he has created a peaceful revolution, “without blood or even treason,” because Philipe is also the son of a king! He has served in a professional capacity to Louis for many years, never giving him any reason to suspect that Aramis is working behind the scenes against him, cultivating an entire movement to take him down. Aramis would rather persuade others to join his cause than cause friction among them, and asks his friends to please calm down and not quarrel, but to focus on the task at hand.
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