Function Order: Se-Ti-Fe-Ni
Elvira even as a ghost admits that she doesn’t care at all about the past, “I am here, and this is the present.” She was adventurous and risk-taking in life, which lead to “her last folly,” according to Charles, which was taking a horse over a dangerous jump and killing herself in a competition that she refused to miss out on, because it was such a good opportunity to remain in the limelight. Elvira pops out of nonexistence and the first thing she notices is that he has changed the décor that she put so much time and effort into. She hates the house now, and she thinks he’s having an affair after she spots a scarf on the couch. But she soon moves past it, and learns how to be more… present. At first, her slap goes straight through him, but before long, she’s hurling china plates at his head and trying to kill him with a china cabinet. She drives recklessly, complains that his choice of a honeymoon was dreadful boring (so she went for a walk, and wound up discreetly having sex with someone else), and changes her mind about him on a dime, when it becomes clear he doesn’t see them having a “future together.” Elvira doesn’t once consider the ethics of any of her decisions, instead finding underhanded tactics to get what she wants. As Charles finds out too late to save himself, all those wonderful stories she fed him, complete with intricate plots and suggestive love scenes, she stole out of a Mexican novelist’s books she read while on vacations down south. It made them money and made him adore her and think she was a genius, so plagiarism be damned… until she gets so angry at him, she tips off a journalist about the truth and has him called out as one. Elvira makes her feelings about his new arrangement, his new wife, and his writing perfectly known… at length. She screams at him, throws things at him, and taunts his wife behind her back, and then face to face after accidentally killing her. She enjoys upsetting Ruth with the knowledge that they had an affair right under her nose (if you can call it that, since … she’s his first wife, and therefore they’re still married!). But once she and he have an argument, it’s all over. She’s done. Hates his guts. Wants to be sent back to the other side, so she can avoid him for the rest of eternity. But no wait, she and Ruth are now friends, partners in crime, and can torment him for the rest of eternity… after she kills him, of course.
Enneagram: 7w8 sx/sp
Elvira loathes boredom and even on her honeymoon found the idea of prowling around on a golf course rubbish, so she promptly hooked up with someone behind Charles’ back and at least had a “good time.” She was a risk-taker in life, who died because she went out on a dangerous horse coarse and fell, snapping her neck. But at least they named the fence after her, right? It starts out fun and games, a playful competition to drive out Ruth and replace her in Charles’ affections… but it’s not long before she starts taking pokes at her husband, trying to seduce him away from his current wife, and finagling reasons for him to be with her and all about her… and then she goes on to get angry about it, and start a destructive relationship with the pair of them that starts by drawing a lipstick mustache on a painting and ends with her cavalierly laughing about having accidentally killed his wife instead of her husband. She becomes so angry, she actively starts trying to kill them both, after taking advantage of him and having “her way with him” while his wife slept beside him, passed out on the drugs Elvira gave her to level the playing field. She also threatens to cut off his man parts with garden shears if he doesn’t keep them in his pants and away from his wife.