MBTI Type: ISTP
Captain Sharp’s first response when encountering anything is to wonder why it happened, or why someone would say that, or why they would think that way. He asks a lot of questions, while maintaining a generally non-emotional affectation. When he hears something that makes no sense, he questions it (he calls Sam’s father to report him missing, gets confused when the man says they would rather not have him back, and asks whether he’s speaking to Sam’s actual father or not, then finds out he’s an orphan in foster care). He doesn’t over-share his emotions, either; Sam asks him if he’s ever been in love, he says yes, then Sam asks what happened, and he says she didn’t love him back. He has been in an affair with Suzy’s mother for a long time, and seems okay with her breaking it off, even though he has been hanging around the house. He tends to not take things super seriously at first; he assumes Suzy will turn up, and being missing isn’t serious, that she’s just out with her friends. Even though her parents are upset, he asks them to give it a little time—and only acts when he finds out she has no friends, except for Sam. Then he goes out looking for them. His parenting methods are also unorthodox; right after telling Sam that adults are supposed to keep kids from making stupid decisions, he offers him some beer. Sharp has a decent, if subdued, Fe. He sort of has a “we” mindset in how he approaches other people; being polite and concerned for their welfare, assuming he is responsible for taking care of them, and being horrified at the thought of Sam going to an orphanage because no one else wants him. Captain Sharp takes him in, and agrees to become his permanent foster home, if it “suits Sam” (and will keep him from doing something stupid). He abides by social rules (“I’m sorry for your loss… anyway, that’s what you’re supposed to say”) without actually having any attachment to them.
Enneagram: 9w1 sp/so
Captain Sharp is mild-mannered and handles things calmly; he urges other people to also calm down and not overreact about the kids being missing, assuming that they will turn up (and not being too keen to rush out and look for them, hoping the situation will resolve itself). He asks if other people are “upset” when things happen. He is pretty sensible in how he doesn’t get angry about much of anything, he just absorbs information and then acts on it if it seems prudent. His 1 wing objects to the idea of sending a kid off to an orphanage, which he pictures as a terrible, abusive place, motivating him to step up and offer himself as a father to Sam, whom he sees as needing some guidance.