Function Order: Fi-Se-Ni-Te
The narrator says no one has a purer spirit of goodness than Snow White, who shows her compassion early by bringing an injured bird to her mother, concerned for its welfare. She worries about having brought harm to the village that sheltered her, when the queen’s minions burn it to the ground, and blames herself for their loss and destruction. Snow believes she cannot bring herself to hurt any living creature; when Eric (the Huntsman) shows her how to kill someone in close quarters, she says, “I could never do that,” but she finds the courage to do so once she sees how Ravenna has ravished her father’s kingdom. In her speech to rouse her army, Snow White constantly emphasizes herself as their queen – all she has ever known is darkness, but now her eyes are open and that same light burns in everyone else, but she will become their weapon, forged by the fierce fire in all their hearts. “I’d rather die today than live another day of this death? Who will ride with me?” Snow also thinks fast to take advantage of new situation, from negotiating to the dwarfs to escaping from her prison cell; she pulls a nail out of the window and uses it to cut her would-be rapist across the face, then escapes by throwing herself into a sewer, finding and stealing a horse, and making her way through the enchanted wood. There, she becomes “one” with the spirits of the forest. Emboldened by this, she decides to take action against her wicked stepmother, but almost dies having fallen for Ravenna’s illusion; she believes she is playing with William, when in reality, it is the evil queen in disguise who tricks her into eating a poisoned apple. After she awakens, she leads her army into battle and winds up fighting the evil queen herself, before plunging a dagger into her heart. Full of compassion even then, she sits with her while she dies. Snow has a low Ni sense of the forest, and its creatures; an intuitive connection to the nature that surrounds her, and great ambitions for her future. She sees the good in the Huntsman even when he threatens to kill her, and convinces him to take her side. She eventually reaches a decision that Ravenna must die and does not deserve mercy, and so acts against her.
Enneagram: 6w5 sp/so
Snow has naturally become cautious and wary due to her time in prison; she does not trust easily and guards herself against abuse, but also moves actively toward people in search of comfort. She tries to befriend the Huntsman, even knowing his intention is either to kill her or surrender her to the evil queen, so she tells him about her intention to steal her heart. Though cautious of the villagers, Snow also takes an interest in them, warmly takes care of the children, and worries about having caused them pain and death when her enemies come for her. She trusts her friends a little too much, as evidenced by her poisoning in the woods (she assumes William is on her side, and “safe”). She’s also protective of information about herself, secretive with her feelings, and doesn’t open up to others easily; despite being afraid and seeking a protector a lot of the time, whenever she is threatened, Snow rises to the occasion – defending herself in prison, and even roaring in the face of a vicious troll.