Function Order: Se-Fi-Te-Ni
Tony comes to the island assuming there will be a party full of young people with whom he can over-indulge his love of a sensory lifestyle. He overdoes everything, from recklessly driving his car and almost causing another man to leave the road (not to mention killing two kids passing a bridge, even though “you can’t even drive that fast in England”) to doing drugs on the side (when they wonder whether they should flush them down the toilet, Blore points out that it’s all evidence now). He has an enormous amount of contempt for “how things used to be” and for war stories, and at one point when the older people at the table a reminiscing about the war, he says under his breath that it’s over, and they should all move on. He’s even willing to bet with Lombard that at some point, the old geezers will bring up and talk about it at length, and ponder the younger generation’s involvement in “the next war… not that there’s going to be one.” Tony can be quite self-involved; he sees the childrens’ deaths as a shame because it lost him his license for six months and who lets their kids out after dark anyway? Obviously it’s their parents fault! He is tactless in stating what he feels is true in the situation—he says of the cook, “she may look like the undead, but she can cook.” He insults everyone at the table to their faces by saying no offense, but none of them look like they can have a good time. He tells the doctor who accuses him of reckless driving that his grandmother is a better driver than the doctor is! Tony rationalizes his involvement in everything, and is merely looking to have a good time. He gives no thought to his future life or what exists beyond this moment, has no interest really in figuring out who did it, and shows little concern for the ramifications of his actions.
Enneagram: 7w8 so/sp
Tony is a very unhealthy 7 in that … nothing is his fault, ever. If he runs someone off the road, it’s their fault for being too slow and hogging the roadway. If he hits and kills two kids, their parents should have known better than to let them out at night. He has successfully managed to suppress the accident so much (and convince himself of his innocence) that he has “no clue” who the record has accused him of killing and it takes him awhile to figure out that’s the incident it referenced (“Oh, it must mean those two kids!”). He spends all of his time partying, drinking, doing drugs, and having a good time, sees all of his companions as a bore, and wants to leave the island as soon as he can because the promised good time and company never materialized. His 8 wing is aggressive and confrontational, has no interest in being sensitive or appropriate, and is provocative for its own sake to stir up strife at dinner; rather than apologize for an earlier incident, he insults the man across the table from him.