Function Order: Te-Ni-Se-Fi
Davis is a rational man who goes by evidence and statistics; when asked to defend his shooting people in the line of duty, he tells them a story about how many people, statistically, do or don’t fire their weapons in intense situations – like only 3 people out of 10 in Vietnam actually pulled the trigger. He goes about things methodically and rationally, by asking them to seal off Manhattan during a manhunt for cop killers (if they can’t get out of the city, then they won’t have to hunt for them, and can round them up; they will need to trade their coke locally, launder it, and then head for parts unknown). When he becomes aware that something ‘more’ is going on than is apparent, rather than beating around the bush, he goes directly to the source to confront the issue (and winds up firing his weapon in self-defense). His middle axis is more nebulous, but he appears to think outside the box, he has an instinct that Michael is different from his conspirator, he is willing to listen even when the evidence sounds corrupting, and he quickly figures out that his partner betrayed him and is dirty, when he has a chance to think about it (and check her phone for evidence). He takes a risk in not shooting Michael even when he has his partner under a headlock, with a gun to her forehead, so that he can hear everything Michael has to say. In that way, he takes risks and places himself in danger, and is willing to go further in his investigations than most. He also shows tert-Se in his quickness to fire his weapon and adapt to his environment during a chase or confrontation. Above all, he has a firm Fi. He says that being a cop is “in my DNA.” As if he never had any other choice (also Ni-ish). He refuses to look the other way when people do bad things, while being compassionate toward those whom he believe need mercy. He talks his partner into surrendering, by reminding her that her daughter shouldn’t grow up without a mother.
Enneagram: 1w9 so/sp
Davis serves and protects humanity and makes no apologies for how he goes about it. He has to make quick decisions in the heat of the moment that might get himself and others killed, so he decides what he’s going to do and does it on the spot—causing him to shoot eight people in nine years. When asked to defend himself, he says he doesn’t second-guess or feel regret, he made the right decision in the heat of the moment and never “fired first.” When he finds out about dirty cops in his department, he goes out of his way to “clean up the mess” and expose them, including convincing his partner to put down her weapon and turn herself in. Rather than use unnecessary force, he often tries to talk to people and convince them to do the peaceful thing (an element of his 9 wing desire to avoid conflict and remain calm even in intense situations).
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