Function Order: Te-Si-Ne-Fi
ESTJs are sold, dependable, and down to earth—and that’s what Charlie brings to Molly’s legal team. From the very first time they meet, he’s concerned with extroverted thinking things – like, how do you intend to pay me, if you don’t have any money? What evidence is there against you? What can you remember that might be incriminating? He is surprised to learn she has (somewhat foolishly) kept all the computer chips from defunct laptops, but then immediately sees how he could leverage those to get her a better deal. He urges her to be more rational and take a deal where she gives information to the FED’s in exchange for the return of her entire fortune, and is baffled when she refuses on principle to betray the private lives of her clients. It doesn’t make any logical or tactical sense to him, and he’s a man who thinks in practical terms—about winning the case, keeping her out of jail, and getting a return on his time investment. He cross-examines her and wants every detail of the investigation and her role in it, her actions and behaviors, and for none of her statements to contradict themselves, so he can have a solid standing against the charges. He’s interested in adding up the details of her life, and thinking about how to keep her out of trouble, but doesn’t think outside the box much. And while initially he isn’t interested in her case, he becomes more so out of sympathy for her plight.
Enneagram: 8w9 so/sp
Healthy 8w9s have a tendency to protect those who cannot protect themselves – and while initially Charlie is off-putting and aggressive, and has no intention of helping Molly, ultimately he sees that she is being screwed over and won’t stand for that. He uses that same dominant kind of energy to try and steer her in the right direction (according to what he thinks is smartest in her situation), without being afraid of dealing with the FBI. He’s a solid person she can rely on, but that doesn’t always understand the choices she makes from a place of personal principles at the cost of her freedom and financial well-being. It doesn’t make sense to him to irrationally hold onto information, if trading it would benefit her more (Molly’s high Fi argument is that she is protecting their marriages, and caring about people’s well-being). But he also respects her right to make her own decisions, and fights for her regardless, without pushing her too hard to change her mind (showing a 9 wing tendency to let people “be” while playing the alpha in the situation).
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