Function Order: Ti-Se-Ni-Fe
Lara falls on the “ISTPs are amazing” end of the spectrum, in that she is able to think and react fast on her feet. She figures out things as she goes, including the puzzle her father left for her, and then how to activate the time changer (“A world in a grain of sand”). This comes from her interactions between Ti, which is puzzling things out and figuring out how they work, and Ni, which is seeking the hidden meaning behind whatever she encounters. But her methods are usually direct—when Bryce takes apart the clock, meticulously keeping track of every screw so he can put it together again, she takes a hammer and smashes it, once she realizes she won’t want the outer casing anymore. She just needs the mechanism inside of it. Her Se is on full display in her fighting, escape, and improvisational skills. She improvises a dog-sled with her own feet and the strap after her sled is crushed in the arctic, she uses her bungee cords to beat up the guys who break into her home, she even sticks a screwdriver in a mechanic’s tool and uses it to shoot home invaders since she doesn’t have access to her weapons (plus activating all her cars and shining the headlights in their faces). She doesn’t shy away from immediate action in how she saves Alex’s life (first by leaping in after him and giving him air, then by reversing time and changing the blade so that it flies into Manwell instead, before she destroys it). Even though she’s angry about not bringing back her father, she agrees with his decision to protect humanity and not tinker with time and destroys the time field. Though she cares about her friends, she’s not particularly emotional with them—she wears a dress just once to please her butler, but keeps a cool head in every bad situation, and only reacts out of emotion when she learns about her father being killed.
Enneagram: 8w9 sp/so
Lara is a super healthy example of an 8 in that she doesn’t really care what anyone else is doing, she just focuses on ensuring her life goes according to her own plans. She confidently and competently takes power and control in a situation to keep it out of the hands of “bad guys,” and handles all of her own problems through aggression—defending her home from invaders, ripping apart the robot her friend programmed to challenge her tomb raiding skills, and killing the man who murdered her father for intel. She rarely rises to the bait, but instead focuses on what matters to her—using her 9 wing to remain unaffected by insults, calm in high pressure situations, and unimpressed by threats. In the end, she risks her life to even the score with Manfred Powell after he admits to killing her father.
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