And Then There Were None: William Blore [ISTJ 6w5]

Function Order: Si-Te-Fi-Ne

Blore admits late in the story that he loves “the simple things in life” the most—his allotment, being able to sit out there and have a bit of bread, cheese, and a “fresh radish you just pulled from the ground a moment before.” He uses his experience in the police force to get a read on everyone present, and form suspicions against them based on how he measures them against known criminal behaviors (Armstrong makes him suspicious due to his overt nervousness). When the crimes start happening, he points out that there must be a simple connection, something all of them have in common, for the murderer to find them and draw them together like this; and suspects they all had something to do with the same office in Soho. He notices peculiar things about their surroundings, and wonders what it is for, such as the hook in Vera’s room—but his guess is distinctly sensory and practical (a chandelier – even if it is in a bedroom, well, that’s what rich people do… they’re eccentrics!). He is both annoyed by and baffled by Lombard’s insistence of calling him “tubs,” because, in his own words, “I’m not even fat!” Blore rationalizes his way through things, using factual information to speculate on who might be responsible (who wasn’t present, who had time to sneak downstairs, etc) and tells them to stay safe, they should “go alone or in a group.” Blore alone feels remorse for his actions and the evil deed that led him to the island; he wishes he had not done it, and reflects on what he “should have” done (let the boy he beat to death go home with a warning). His low Ne guesses everyone at different times, based on various pieces of evidence; he reasons that any one of us could have a master key, have taken the gun, or be the murderer. He, at one point, wonders if they are all “dead already… and we just don’t know it,” if “this is hell.”

Enneagram: 6w5 so/sp

Blore has been faithful as a police officer for many years, and did his work within the system until he allowed his prejudice to cause him to kill someone; then he took up jobs “on the sly” to try and fill in his pay gap. He is suspicious and distrustful of everyone, choosing to keep his eye on them and unsure of their motives. He bounces around between possibilities of who could be responsible, and doesn’t want to allow certain people out of his sight. He doesn’t like Lombard, because he has a gun (and who knows what he might do with it?) and seems untrustworthy; he admits to being a murderer, so there’s no way to predict what he might do. Blore, however, doesn’t go out on his own, but stays close to the others as he tries to figure out who to trust. He falls into a natural rhythm with them in his investigations. As a 6, he’s warm and likable, also at times funny and defensive about his insecurities (no, he didn’t kill this person, he was late coming down because he was constipated!). His 5 is introspective and withdrawn, wanting to work on the outskirts, and self-trusting in whom he confides in and the decisions he makes.