Functional Order: Fi-Se-Ni-Te
Will is a compassionate and sensitive man, who admits to Anna that he can’t be with her, because her rejecting him again and again would absolutely rip him apart. He still has not gotten over his divorce, or th30e fact that the woman he loved married his best friend, though he wishes them both well. He owns a bookstore that specializes in travel books, a niche market, rather than owning a general bookstore (presumably because of his interest in it), which means he makes almost no money, and he has never thought to change the bookstore. He quickly falls in love with Anna, but also feels like their romance is surreal, and does things to attempt to impress her, even though she has a more impulsive spirit than he does. When he attempts to make a purely rational decision (they live in two different places), it makes him unsure of himself and just plain miserable; he has to live according to his heart. Will is funny and has an offbeat way of seeing things, often using humor to lighten the mood and/or insult people or make excuses for why he didn’t call sooner (because his roommate is an absolute moron). He likes to use witticisms, puns, and metaphors (which his family and friends do not understand). He can be somewhat settled in his ways and attentive to other people’s comfort, offering to take care of Anna, cook for her, and provide her meals, and having an “old fashioned” way of saying and seeing things (“woopsiedaisy!”).
Enneagram: 9w1 sp/so
Will is way more mild mannered and calm than anyone else in his circle of friends; when Anna is freaking out about old photos of her nude coming out, he tells her it’s all going to be all right, to calm down, and that she is perfectly welcome in his home without any judgment. He tells her a second time, when she becomes angry and hysterical about the press being outside his room, that it is meaningless, that it’s nothing to get upset about, and it will all blow over soon, as he diminishes the problem in favor of an optimistic attitude. It takes a lot for him to assert himself and tell her that he can’t have her coming in and out of his life, treating him like she cares and then doesn’t, because he needs to respect himself and his own needs. He cannot stand by and listen to her being sexually mocked, so he gets up and confronts the people at the table—but he does so in a “nice” manner by reminding them that she is a person and deserves their respect.