Functional Order: Fi-Se-Ni-Te
Jeremy has trouble at first with his girlfriend, because in his opinion, she lets Tyler treat her like “crap” – he asserts time and again that she ought to be true to herself and not need other people’s approval to be content; he tends to be blunt and open with his feelings, but also withdrawn and private (he closes out Elena and his aunt, Jenna, when he’s going through anguish after a death). He tends to prioritize his own emotional needs and desires above others – such as when he uses another girl to gain information about vampires, intending to die and become one to be with Vicky, leaving the new girl in the lurch. He lives in the moment. He’s an artist who loves to translate what he sees into his own unique style. He has trouble with over-indulgence in drugs and alcohol, but less so than Vicky; he even complains that “all we ever do is get high all the time.” Jeremy wants more out of life than that. Whatever feeling he’s having, clouds his entire life – he’s stuck there, wallowing in it, unable to see a way out, or convinced he must do a single thing (like become a vampire) to survive. He has cutting insights into other people and intuitive hunches that Elena is keeping things from him. His inferior Te tends to be frank, honestly assessing situations and delivering zingers when he’s upset, but Jeremy slacks off in school, does not see the point of studying, and has no ambition.
Enneagram: 9w8 sx/sp
Jeremy is very withdrawn, and tends to let other people come to him; he also is pretty careless about everything and neglectful of his education—he has dealt with the pain of his parents’ death by drinking, hooking up with Vickie, and doing drugs in the school parking lot. He pretty much ignores whatever advice his aunt gives to him and pays no attention to Elena’s threats of retaliation unless he cleans up his act. In this way, he’s seeking to numb himself from his pain, but also deeply resents having his memories taken away from him when he uncovers the truth. He can become hostile with very little warning, even starting fights with Tyler over his treatment of Vickie. As he matures into his role as a vampire hunter, Jeremy starts out as easily affected by what he’s doing, but gradually becomes more hardened and callous, killing vampires without any emotional reaction. Once he loses Bonnie, he once more lapses into self-soothing behaviors and all his old habits (drinking and doing drugs to numb the pain).