MBTI Type: INTP
Oz is forever musing on abstract existentialist ideas about the universe, like when he philosophizes that, “I am my thoughts. If they exist in her, Buffy contains everything that is me and she becomes me. I cease to exist.” Though incredibly smart and able to ace any class he takes, he doesn’t bother to attend most of the time. He finds things interesting where the rest of the gang are freaking out about them (“it looks and smells dead, yet is moving around. Interesting”). When he first realizes that he is a werewolf, he does research to find out what happened to him, what will happen to his body, and how to cope with it. Oz is both insightful and prone to random, weird remarks – “The monkey is the only cookie animal who gets to wear clothes, you know that? You have the sweetest smile I’ve ever seen… So, I’m wondering, do the other cookie animals feel sorta ripped? Like, is the hippo going ‘Hey man! Where are my pants? I have my hippo dignity!’. And, you know, the monkey’s just ‘I mock you with my monkey pants!” (He goes on to talk about the monkey staging a coup at the zoo and being French.) When he discovers the supernatural world, rather than being freaked out, Oz says that has brought a lot of unexplained questions into focus, and given them meaning (“That… makes a lot of sense”). He is rather random, good-natured, and takes nothing super seriously. Though Oz is sweet, he can also be clueless about other people and their feelings. He helps out his friends in the Scooby Gang, but then unceremoniously dumps Willow to figure out his own emotional issues and leaves town rather than be aware of how devastating it will be to her to suddenly have her ripped away from him. He becomes angry when he discovers her and Tara in a relationship (but he also catches onto the truth about them much faster than any of their friends, who must be “told”). He rationalizes his way through things at times, rather than get emotionally involved (he would like to kiss Willow, but not when she’s thinking about Xander, that would be weird and wrong).
Enneagram: 9w1 sx/so
When Buffy asks Oz in one episode how he can remain so calm about everything, Oz cracks, “Long years of practice.” He is indeed calm. About everything. Unruffled, unflustered, he can stare at something horrific and go, “Huh.” Oz is also neglectful of his development. He doesn’t bother to study, he has no ambitions for a career, he doesn’t see the point in finishing school, and he only leaves Sunnydale once his relationship with Willow fall apart, from him morphing into his wolf side and becoming overly-involved with another wolf. Oz is the embodiment of mellow and rarely gets angry, except when he finds out about Tara and Willow, then he morphs into a wolf for a short period of time. He also figures out how to mostly control his urges (Ti), concerned he might hurt someone. He allows relationships to happen slowly and feels unmotivated to change himself until it threatens to hurt the people he cares about, then he exerts the effort to self-correct (using his 1 wing to mature his uncontrolled turnings during a full moon).