Function Order: Ne-Ti-Fe-Si
Madeleine is a brilliant, clever, and intelligent woman who can write an entire article offhand without even needing to think about it, when Georges comes to her for help in coming up with a clever idea. She not only takes his idea of a soldier on the front lines and expands it into an entire story, she writes all of it verbally for him while he takes it down, then tells him she won’t be here to help him every time, so he might try taking those good looks and charming women with them. Madeleine also tells him up front that she will not be one of them, so he shouldn’t bother trying to seduce her, because the answer is no. Later, she changes her mind and marries him immediately after her husband’s death, but soon becomes frustrated with his lack of vision. She has clear ideas of where she wants the future of their country to go, and puts all of her efforts toward making them happen by socializing with the right people, listening to the right political advice, and predicting what is actually going on behind some of their government’s recent political strategies. She doesn’t focus on the immorality of encouraging Georges to seduce the women in her social circle, just on what practical advantages it could gain him – money, position, and power. She is far more able than him to be appealing, to smooth over faux pas, and to show her emotions, though she is not all that considerate of his, in how she asserts that she will have her own life, he will not control her, and how she struggles to contain herself after she has lost her long-time lover. She breaks down in front of him. Madeleine has no real interest in permanence, although she does tend to fall into her own ways when dealing with those around her.
Enneagram: 3w2 so/sp
Madeleine is full of social grace and aware of how she is coming across at all times; she never loses her composure in public, but is also somewhat resentful of having been born a woman, because it makes it harder for her to achieve all the ambitious things she wants to do in politics than if she had been born a man. She quickly adapts to new situations, she is honest about what she wants and doesn’t want, but also is more aware of how cringe-worthy Georges can be in front of other people (he loses his temper and throws two important men out of her house, which frustrates her, because she was working hard to build inroads with them). When caught in adultery with a man, half-dressed, she composes herself and answers the police’s questions without losing face, then surrenders to a quiet divorce. She is warm, outgoing, and likable, immediately seeing Georges as someone she can help out of a bad situation. She also expect something in return for her assistance, as she calls on him when her husband is dying and he’s the only person among their friends to visit him on his deathbed. She thinks about the implications of marrying so soon after his passing, but also wants Georges enough to agree to it, showing she makes decisions based on her heart.