Function Order: Se-Fi-Te-Ni
Diana as a child took one look at the magnificent course race, the one her trainer told her has “defeated much better warriors” than she is, and says she can do it. And she does – showing great improvisational skills even as a little girl, as she climbs, swims, dives confidently into the ocean, and makes use of a water channeling system after she falls off her horse to catch up and complete the race. She shows similar strong extra-sensory awareness in battle, throwing herself confidently into situations that require her to think fast, use her reflexes, use tanks against one another, engage in hand to hand combat, save kids at the last minute, and knock muggers across the park. She knocks out security cameras, uses her whip to lasso people, and even quickly takes to flying once she tries to do it – adapting effortlessly and learning how to control her speed, trajectory, and power. Diana often does things without thinking them through, such as when she and Steve steal an airplane and she remembers only midway through them taxing up the runway that sonar and radar will track them, making it likely a missile might come after them. She has a strong heart and an even stronger sense of individual morals, which makes judgments based on her feelings – when Steve comes back in another man’s body, Diana is so delighted to see him, she never wonders about the moral complexities of him having taken over someone else’s body and hijacking their life. She almost refuses to renounce her wish, because “can’t I have what I want just once?” But once she realizes the devastation this is doing to the world, and how it’s costing her the immortal powers she possesses, Diana changes her mind for good, accepts Steve’s death, and heals herself by being willing to move forward. When trying to convince Barbara to renounce her wish, Diana says “You can’t possibly understand what it’s like [to be me and have these powers],” which sets Barbara off – this isn’t what Diana intended! She appeals to Maxwell Lord to think about the harm he is doing the planet, and asks everyone to renounce their wish, to take back what they wish they could take back, for themselves and for the greater good of humanity. Diana takes things at face value and leaps into immediate action to stop them—not really wondering why things happen, so much as what she can do about them. She can be somewhat oblivious to others at times, and isolated – she at first dismisses Barbara and only takes interest in her once her work catches Diana’s attention (lost in her longing for Steve, and being oblivious to Barbara’s obvious need for friendship). Her inferior Ni is quite poor, in both this and the original film, where she leapt to an assumption about who was responsible for the war (Aries) and mistakenly pursued both the wrong person and drew the wrong conclusions. Diana has learned from her mistake since then, and doesn’t leap to any erroneous conclusions this time around, she just handles whatever life throws at her, confident she can fight her way out of it.
Enneagram: 2w3 so/sx
Diana as a child demands to know when it will be her time to shine, and feels angry about being held back from victory, but she also submits to authority and learns how to restrain herself. She spends most of her time giving endlessly of “everything I have, every day,” and not asking for anything in return. She saves people, stops nuclear wars, and intervenes wherever she’s needed. She intervenes to save Barbara from being mugged, creating such awe and admiration in her, the woman wishes to be exactly like her – strong, powerful, an independent and confident woman who can handle herself in any situation. Her ultimate appeal to humanity, which saves them by encouraging them renounce their wishes, involves thinking of others and the moral cost to their own soul for wishing for things they can’t take back. Even though she wants to keep Steve, she gives him up for the greater humanitarian purpose. Diana does feel driven, ambitious, and want to shine, even as a child. She confidently assumes power, takes on the greatest warrior of her culture’s armor for herself knowing she needs it, and appeals to others through their hearts. Looking back to see how much “ahead” she was of her peers in the race is what knocked her off her horse. She dismissed cheating (by not riding the full race, and pretending she never fell off, thus missing one of the arrow beacons) as not mattering.