MBTI Type: ISTP
Amalia doesn’t allow personal feelings to get in the way of doing what must be done, and keeping her emotions in check. She will work with people she doesn’t like, because it gives her an advantage—inviting members of a street gang to come join them, saying they should let Maladie die instead of trying to rescue her, because she’s a psychopath, and even asking an upper-class government lord to help her figure out a crime, by playing the assassin and telling her why he wants her (the victim) dead. When accused of not dealing with her feelings over a girl’s death, Amalia says that crying about her won’t help her now; she’s gone, and all they can do is avenge her. She feels most herself when in physical action and is quick to leap into it – attacking Maladie when she takes Mary, engaging in fisticuffs whenever she finds anyone problematic, setting off into London’s streets alone to track down murderers, thieves, and other ‘Touched,’ and using sex as an outlet for her physical energy (she admits she has one night stands). Amalia sees things on a surface level and acts quickly, but also tries to ponder what’s behind them; she relies on her hunches many times, knowing that someone is behind an assassination even if he didn’t admit to it, because she read malice into his words. She focuses on the larger picture involved with an assassination, by pointing out that who attended the funeral is less important than who wasn’t at the park; she figures out who the traitor is, even before she takes her along to the warehouse. She also feels angry and distressed that she has no larger purpose in this new body, on planet earth, that no one told her why she is there and what ‘the mission is’ – she feels like she needs a purpose. Her emotions are mostly distant and untouchable, though she does burst into random tears once in awhile (which she hates). She doesn’t have as much compassion as Penance, and more of an ‘eye for an eye’ mentality, but she does allow a former friend to escape unscathed even though she betrayed them. And she won’t allow personal bias to taint her opinion of the woman who runs the orphanage; she sees her as a potential traitor, despite all the good she has done. She doesn’t really have a lot of emotional range, and isn’t sure how to comfort others, so she leaves that to others better suited for it.
Enneagram: 8w9 sp/sx
Amalia admits she is too much to handle, that she fights even when it’s unnecessary, that she sleeps with men and never asks their name, and has a bad temper. When a girl gets killed in front of her, rather than going to a funeral, she goes drinking in a pub and starts a bar fight, because she’s uncomfortable expressing any kind of tender emotions and sees them as a weakness within herself. Unlike her best friend, her method is to use force and beat the crap out of people, rather than forgive them or negotiate with them. But she’s also willing to put aside her temper to get things done – she lets a traitor live rather than shooting her out of compassion (though she resents herself for it), and invites a pyro-girl who has almost killed her a few times to join them for the ‘greater good.’ Amalia flickers between anger, pushing against the authorities, and being calm even in intense situations, maintaining a sense of detachment that allows her to get along with most people, provided they don’t over-provoke her. When she becomes ‘human,’ she is angry enough that it takes her a long time to get out of the asylum, in part because she won’t tone down her foul language.