Functional Order: Te-Si-Ne-Fi
General Lane feels at ease in a position of authority, and prefers to make rational decisions when faced with problems: he occupies Smallville for longer than the citizens deem necessary, because of the continued threat of Morgan Edge’s escape from custody. He asks John Henry to do what is “necessary” to protect the planet, even if that means killing Superman after he has lost his sense of ethics, and argues that Lois is being irrational in her insistence that Clark can be “brought back” from the dark side. He is past the age of retirement, yet still committed to his job—until the end of season one, when he decides that being with his family, and building up a relationship with them, is more important than his career. Lane focuses on the practical efforts his soldiers can provide, in tending immediately to threats, and in evaluating people and situations based on his vast personal experience as a career military man, and on his own interactions with them. Though he trusts and relies on Clark to help him deal with bad situations, Lane also knows that someone of such incredible strength, super-human speed, and other abilities could become a dangerous enemy, so he keeps that possibility open in the back of his mind. He is willing to give Superman a second chance at redemption, but only after he has proof that Clark has regained control of his mind (and therefore his powers). His inferior Fi has trouble understanding others’ emotional decisions or in knowing how to connect to his grandchildren; he briskly issues orders and expects them to obey them, rather than trying to find out what each boy is like and establish a personal relationship with him.
Enneagram: 6w5 so/sp
Sam thinks it’s his job to protect people, and his entire focus revolves around preparing for worst-case scenarios. He has crafted weapons capable of taking out Superman, despite his affection for his son-in-law, and does not mind using them in extreme situations. He has anticipated the fall-out of Superman going “bad” and prepared contingencies for that inevitability (even if he hopes that day will never come). He tends to focus on the worst potential outcome, more than the best one, and places a great deal of emphasis on secrecy. He doesn’t like to share or give away information and tests people before he trusts their input. It takes effort for him to be willing to talk directly to the public without subterfuge, and he thinks Lois is dead wrong when she says “the people deserve to know the truth.” The truth is dangerous and can get them killed.