The Aviator: Katherine Hepburn [ESTJ 1w2]

Function Order: Te-Si-Ne-Fi

Katherine is incredibly straightforward, from the moment Howard first meets her – she sizes him up and sums up the Hollywood scene in frank terms – as soon as you get too old, or they don’t know what to do with you, you’re “dead,” and “box office poison.” Oh well, she deems, we must get on with our lives, mustn’t we? She believes that the theater is preferable to the cinema, because it’s more “real” and she can better connect to the audience and innovate as she goes. She also thinks many people are shallow, because there are “more important things to discuss than movies,” such as the threat of Mussolini. She’s quite political and opinionated, and also doesn’t believe in beating around the bush with difficult conversations – “It’s best to just come out and say it.” She is quite fond of her family and falls back into her old routines the minute she gets home, takes an interest in everyone they know and what’s been going on around the place. Katherine enjoys bantering with her family around the dinner table, but also forgot to warn Howard about how they can be – combative, fast-moving conversations, and intense opinions, due to her lower Fi not remembering to factor in his feelings when introducing him to her family.

Enneagram: 1w2 sx/so

Katherine complains that movies have gotten so dirty in Hollywood, and they are “too violent” when remarking on how times have changed. She has a matter-of-fact way of addressing problems as they arise, and doesn’t beat around the bush when talking to Howard about the fact that she has fallen in love with somebody else. When she has been smoozing out in public, she feels bad about having left Howard on his own and not taken better care of him and apologizes for it, as if she feels bad for having drawn attention away from him to her own self. Her 2 wing is prominent in how carefully she looks after and cares for Howard during their relationship; she wants to be the center of his world, and takes good care of him in return – looking after his physical needs, helping him deal with his panic attacks, and trying to smooth the way for him with other actors, producers, and even her own family. But she needs to be needed, and when she feels neglected, goes in search of love somewhere else. She’s also very angry about what she feels are the violations of the press, such as sending reporters to take photos of her family at her brother’s funeral (“there’s no decency to it!” she huffs). She also calls herself a vain, preening idiot.