Function Order: Ne-Ti-Fe-Si

Castle makes his living as a crime novelist who is delighted to become part of actual investigations after the cops interview him after a serial killer copies one of his books. He is highly intuitive—always coming up with speculations without any proof, and often solving crimes ahead of his Beckettt based on nothing but conjecture. He can be standing in his kitchen, having an unrelated discussion with his daughter Alexis, which reminds him of something related in the case, causing him to know what happened. Beckett and he clash often over Castle solving crimes without evidence and her needing to find it to back him up. He is also delighted with the wonderful and weird, and can’t withhold his enthusiasm even in grisly situations. He maintains a sense of gallows humor and is often making bank on crime scenes, seeing them as a place of competition rather than seeing them in an emotional light – he and two of her coworkers make more and more outrageous bets that they can solve this crime first (losers must shave their heads!). Castle isn’t afraid to use loopholes and leverage to get what he wants, even if it isn’t strictly moral or legal. He pulls strings with the mayor to get the chance to work longer with Beckettt. He talks about how when he writes a book, it all needs to make sense to him, and have an internal structure that goes with the crime and involves all the clues. He asks a lot of questions to establish ideas about what is going on, then narrows them down to what seems most rational. When Beckett asks him how he would plan this crime, Castle outlines a plan that would keep himself safe and get him everything he wants, from the perspective of a criminal. He’s outgoing, full of charm, enthusiasm, and flattery… and has an enormous ego. A beautiful woman can easily flatter him and make him feel like a thousand bucks (but it doesn’t hurt his feelings that much if she winds up in jail). He is highly competitive, and cares a lot what others think of him, but also out of touch with his own jealousy. He makes a lot of sexual remarks to Beckett and tries to pry into her personal life, while denying that he cares about her. Others see him as somewhat flippant and shallow at times, since he can turn on a smile and appeal to just about anyone, or assume he can talk his way out of a bad situation. Castle wastes no opportunity to drop names to impress others, but also goes out of his way to give them things he think they might like, such as coffee machines for the break room (since your coffee is terrible). Castle shows very little Si, except in the details he has trained himself to remember from the crime scene, and in his interaction with his mother. He will point out that this exact same thing happened the last time she got swindled by a man, or he gives her new relationship six months (since it happened last time). He is fussy about a few specific things, like cappuccinos, but also remembers all the exact details of his best-selling novels. And, he is following Beckett around with the excuse that he’s going to mine whatever she says and use it in his books, which he does, basing Nikki Heat off her so well, there’s barely any difference.

Enneagram:  7w6 so/sx

Castle is a kid in a candy store when it comes to murder, full of comedic comebacks to lighten the mood, always looking for the bright side, and always seeking some way to make this entertaining for himself and others. He chases after the craziest explanations, trying to convince others that they are realistic (ghosts, curses from mummies, etc), all the while being something of a “man-child.” He’s disappointed in Alexis for not drinking and partying late, seeing her sense of responsibility to her schoolwork as strange for a teenager, since it’s so far distant from his own irresponsible youth. He is also a playboy, who doesn’t think the worst of others—he assumes an actress is into him, and sleeping with him for fun, even though it’s so she’ll recommend him for a movie role, then doesn’t hold it against her at all. He says they had the best few nights of his life, and if she’d ever like to “try out” for a role again, to give him a call. Though continually reckless with his own life, at times Castle becomes anxious about those close to him and worries what might befall them—warning them against curses, and rushing into danger to save them. He is playfully suspicious.