Functional Order: Te-Si-Ne-Fi
Sophia is quite proactive in how she recruits Charles, based on their former relationship in Cairo, to investigate her grandfather’s murder; she confesses that she doesn’t know who did it, but feels like something must be amiss, because of how closed-mouthed the coroner was about it. She would rather Charles, a man she knows, poke around in their personal lives than invite Scotland Yard into the house. She isn’t surprised that her grandfather left his fortune to her, instead of to anyone else, because he told her many times that a fortune remains the “strongest” when left to a single, competent person, and he judged everyone else to be incompetent. Sophia reasons that this has now made her a prime suspect, without any judgments about it; she also goes out of her way to destroy evidence of her grandfather’s personal life and bad behaviors, by burning his memoires after she reads them (she assures Charles there was nothing incriminating in them). She intends to pay Charles for his services, since she understands he’s not doing this for free or as a favor to him, and tries to keep a professional relationship, even though she also feels drawn to him (she will go dancing with him, but won’t let him kiss her, and fires him soon after he tries). Sophia tells him the family is full of ruthless people, who have “different kinds” of ruthlessness, and that’s why she didn’t want him having anything to do with them originally. When her father approaches her to finance her mother’s play, she gives him the same answer his father gave him – no, because it’s a financial sinkhole. She makes that decision based on net return, rather than sentiment, even though it upsets her mother. Sophia lets Charles do much of the investigative work, and only comes to realize the truth about the murderer once she discovers evidence in a notebook that outlines exactly what happened and why. She doesn’t leap to any unfounded conclusions or attempt to figure out the mystery herself, but shows a lot of inferior Fi emotions. She was deeply hurt by Charles and hasn’t forgiven him, but hasn’t addressed her concerns either. Whenever he tries to talk to her about it, she hurries out of the room or shuts the door on him.
Enneagram: 3w4 so/sx
Sophia is all about appearances and maintaining them; she burns evidence to keep her family’s good name from being dragged through the mud. She puts up a pretense of having a horse run away with her, as an excuse to meet and be “saved” by Charles (and maintains the ruse until Aunt Edith reveals the truth to him). She puts aside her feelings to make decisions, and doesn’t go back to deal with them until prompted. She’s somewhat standoffish and afraid to reconnect, because he might hurt her again. She’s forever urging her family to be nicer to Charles, and not so rude, for appearances’ sake (and general politeness). But she also has a standoffish and somewhat cold nature, per her 4 wing. She doesn’t let people in easily, she assumes they will reject her, and she nurses and licks her wounds for a long time, while being somewhat cynical about everyone around her and their odds of being a murderer.