Puss is an adventure-seeking, risk-taking feline with a tendency to love ‘em and leave ‘em, and do whatever he’s signed up for wholeheartedly, whether that involves setting out to rescue a friend or getting to the bottom of a bottle of milk on a bender. He lives fully in the moment and always knows how to exploit a situation to his best advantage. He comes up with quick fixes to all his problems, and Shrek’s problems, and Donkey’s problems, too, without a second thought. No problem stumps him, because he knows he can think his way out of just about anything. Puss has a decent grasp of language and can playfully skewer someone with a subtle insult without hesitation. He catches on fast, and doesn’t let his feelings get in the way of wise decisions. Emotional manipulation? Puss is all over it. He enjoys tormenting Donkey to get a rise out of him, by making him think that he and Shrek are laughing at him (a quick glance over his shoulder, before they both laugh). He thinks he can sweet-talk his way in and out of any situation, and often can (though he still gets tossed in jail for carrying around catnip). He shamelessly flatters Shrek by appealing to his ego, praising him, telling him how handsome his human self is, etc. And he strings along a lot of different felines in various ports across the world. More importantly, he knows how to pull the old “BIG EYES” trick, to make people feel sorry for him, which means getting away with… stuff. Puss sometimes complains about things, and likes to be liked, but also is fairly decent at giving heartwarming advice … now and again. When Shrek yells at Arthur and sends him off practically in tears, Puss knows exactly what is “going down”; he is fairly good at reading others and instinctively sensing their fears and desires, but… maybe carrying catnip around in Far Far Away was not such a great idea…?

Enneagram: 7w6 so/sp

Puss has been living ‘large’ for a long time, and not really keeping track of his nine lives until a doctor warns him he’s down to his last one. Prior to that, he was a braggart and an adventurer, inclined to love ‘em and leave ‘em, with a reputation for sleeping around and chasing pleasure, excitement, and fun. He is a fast-talking adorable scoundrel who also uses his line to 1 quite frequently, as he chastises other people for doing the wrong thing for their community. Puss feels like he ‘should’ serve and protect the people—but he came to this, because he saved someone’s life and got famous and praised for it; otherwise, he’s an outlaw who doesn’t see the flaw in any of his behaviors, and excuses them – he says he’s going straight for Kitty (“I’ve loved many cats, but you will change all of that”). Furthermore, he left her standing at the altar (he thought) because he couldn’t commit to a stable relationship, showing a fear of stagnation and staying put and having someone care about him more permanently. He has a super-ego need to be good and serve, and live up to others’ expectations of him, but also a healthy fear of his own mortality (when Death comes after him aggressively); he can be funny, likable, and even reliable when he sets his mind to it, but always gravitates more toward wanting to be “someone” of importance and keep moving, always running away from things.