Function Order: Te-Si-Ne-Fi
Marion is a practical woman who has never been content to sit on the sidelines; she runs her household and the estate well, even in her husband’s absence, despite being unable to pay all the taxes on it. She argues that it’s stupid for the church to deprive them of grain which could help them survive, since dead people cannot pay taxes to the crown. Even though she hates the idea of Robin pretending to be her husband, she also knows her father in law is right—without him, she will lose control over the estate, so she keeps up a pretense for the locals and the servants to maintain order. She has a sharp, fierce tongue that often puts others in their place. Marion is attentive to the immediate needs and practical concerns, to their survival, to upholding the interests of the community, and seeking out solutions that benefit everyone in the long term (she looks after the things that matter, like whether everyone has food to eat, clothes on their backs, and a warm place to stay in the colder months). She doesn’t show much interest in the unknown, but does believe in a good future for them all, if they are allowed to work hard. She isn’t forthcoming with her personal feelings so much as she expresses herself with anger, and she will put aside her feeling to do what is necessary for the situation. Marion has a high sense of her own views of right and wrong and unshakable principles; she doesn’t see stealing from thieves as wrong, because it’s more wrong to deprive the poor of life-sustaining wheat!
Enneagram: 1w2 so/sp
Marion’s defining trait is her anger at injustice. She moralizes at the local priest for collecting taxes while the poor in the community are starving, and says he ought to give them the grain he collected to plant their fields with (and later, loves Robin for having stolen that grain to do just that! It’s the Right Thing to Do!). She is angry at the thieves of Sherwood Forest for stealing from her outbuildings, but when confronted by them all being sick, does the right thing and takes care of them by tending to their sick ones and feeding them all. She starts liking Robin because of his willingness to take care of people, which she considers a virtue. And she draws all kinds of strong, angry boundaries with him and others who attempt to take advantage of her; she threatens the Sheriff with her husband’s wrath if he molests her, and tells Robin if he comes anywhere near her at night, he can expect her to cut off his manhood. But her willingness to provide for, care for, and tend to others’ needs is almost as strong as her rigid morals. Marion doesn’t mind caring for people, and goes out of her way to look after the ‘lost boys’ in the woods, even if they are thieves. She takes good care of her father-in-law, out of a sense of duty and love.
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