Function Order: Si-Fe-Ti-Ne
Marilyn lives in something of a subjective little bubble – she has never known anything other than the life she lives in, surrounded by people who are wildly different from the rest of civilization. Since she has never been exposed to anything else, she doesn’t know anything else exists and doesn’t pick up on it from engaging with the outside world. Instead, she sticks to what’s familiar to her – the comparisons that make up her life (me compared to the Munsters, who are normal; since I am not pale and grotesque or weird, I must not be attractive!). She has a generous and loving nature, is warm and reassuring and good with soothing the ruffled feathers around the house. She easily shares her frustrations with Lily and Herman, wishing she could be more like them and keep hold of a man, feeling like she may never find “the one.” She quickly leaps in to comfort them when bad things happen, and reassure them when their fears catch up to them, although she also mirrors their reactions in how she too can become anxious on their behalf. Marilyn thinks a lot about what she could do to be more appealing and loves to solve problems for other people, but doesn’t really have a good grasp of why she has such poor success with men. She never once thinks that it might be not because she is unattractive, but because her relatives aren’t nearly as normal as she thinks!
Enneagram: 2w3 sp/so
Marilyn is always the first one to volunteer to do anything, whether they need her to go down to the mayor’s office and explain that the monster ravaging the sewers is their family pet (and she wants it back) or if something needs cleaned up after one of Grandpa’s failed experiments. She also deeply needs love and chases endlessly after men – all of whom love her at once for her appealing, sweet, generous nature but then run screaming from the house when they see her vampiric and monstrous relatives. She persists in chasing them, hoping to gain their affections, and doggedly refuses to get up, all while bemoaning that she can’t be more appealing to them. Marilyn is willing to become whatever she needs to become, to make them care about her, and longs to be more than what she is – in her warped view, having been raised in such a strange environment, she imagines herself more monstrous than she is and wishes she could be more normal (like the Munsters, not like the rest of society).