The Vampire Diaries: Jeremy Gilbert [ISFP 4w5]

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herself and not need other people’s approval to be content; he tends to be blunt and open with his feelings, but also withdrawn and private (he closes out Elena and his aunt, Jenna, when he’s going through anguish after a death).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: 4w5 sx/sp

Jeremy is something of an emo stereotype; he sees no reason to be like anyone else and actively resists them. He judges his girlfriend harshly for wanting to be liked or admired by other people, and compromising herself to do it. He doesn’t bother to make friends with anyone he doesn’t like, and looks down on them all as shallow and uninteresting. Jeremy doesn’t easily move on from his pain, but dwells in it, broods about it, and draws dark art about it. He’s willing to become a vampire just to connect, and deeply hurt when he discovers he’s being used by a vampire to gain more information. He is affronted to realize Elena had his memories taken away from him. He’s isolated, withdrawn, and has a dark sense of aesthetics. He even admits that he finds drinking and getting high to be wasteful of his time and boring, inferring that he wishes they had something deeper and more meaningful to do.

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