Functional Order: Se-Fi-Te-Ni

Esme is a very dynamic, present woman – from dancing and performing on the streets for money, to participating as a star attraction in the Festival of Fools, to defying Frollo by freeing Quasi despite orders to the contrary, and fleeing into the church for sanctuary. She doesn’t hesitate to act, using a candelabra to attack Phoebus, then saving his life by throwing a stone to upset Frollo’s horse. She leaps into the water and rescues him from drowning, then carries him to Notre Dame to entrust him to Quasimodo. Even though she’s “scared” as Quasi helps her escape, Esme doesn’t seem troubled by his admission he’s never “done this before.” She has a strong moral center, which refuses to stand by and watch Quasimodo persecuted for being different and abused by the crowd, but is mostly concerned with and focused on her own feelings for Phoebus. She is so wrapped up them, she fails to notice the hunchback’s crush on her, nor pick up on his subtle romantic advances. She thinks because he helped her once, and is a kind person, he will help her again – unknowingly breaking his heart by asking him to take care of Phoebus for her. She does not care what anyone thinks of her, much less Frollo, and draws a hard, silent line in the sand – she’d rather burn than be his mistress. Esmeralda doesn’t hesitate to take swift action, aimed at accomplishing something – putting food on the table, misleading Frollo, using the crowd to help her escape, protecting Phoebus, and organizing everyone to leave the Court of Miracles unharmed. Her inferior Ni is her blind spot. When Frollo enters the church and orders her arrest, Esme leaps immediately to the wrong conclusion – that Phoebus was distracting her long enough for his boss to come along; she doesn’t respond well to him, until he later proves himself trustworthy. She also doesn’t think through the ramifications of fleeing inside the church (“gypsies don’t do well inside stone walls”).

Enneagram: 2w3 so/sx

Esmeralda winds up helping out people wherever she goes; she at first consoles Quasimodo when he knocks down her tent, reassuring him that it’s all right, asking if he is hurt, and complimenting him on what she thinks is his mask. Later, she winds up diving into the river to save Phoebus, and then expects  Quasimodo to give him Sanctuary and take care of him, just like he helped her. Esmeralda can’t stand the thought of Quasimodo feeling bad about himself, so she explains to him that his hand doesn’t have any monster lines in it. When locked in the church, she sings to God, asking him to take care of her people and provide for all their needs as Outcasts, while denying she has any needs herself. She also makes decisions through her feelings—believing that Phoebus is trapping and tricking her inside the Church, without realizing he is using Sanctuary to protect her. She rushes to defend her friends from being hanged, explaining that they “helped” her escape and helped the Miller and his family, by standing up to Frollo. When she sees Quasimodo being beaten and abused by the crowd, Esmerelda rushes to help him – and becomes so angry, she defies Frollo. She moves into 8 in stress or whenever she feels threatened, becoming combative and assertive, spitting in Frollo’s face when he asks her to choose him over the fire, or challenging Phoebus to a fight. Esmeralda seems to enjoy the festival as a place to attract attention and show her comedic side.