Functional Order: Si-Te-Fi-Ne
Robert is methodical, an expert in his chosen field, and someone who knows at a glance that someone has been operated on wrongly and left to suffer as a result, a situation that fills him with anger that anyone in his profession could do such a terrible thing to someone. Unlike Dr. Kirby, who wants to rush this process, Robert tracks down all the details about his peer, calls up his colleagues, checks his credentials, and catalogues tons of details about his personal life. He patiently teaches the prosecutor about surgeries in an attempt to help her get the jury to understand the crime that has been committed. He points out the logical weaknesses in her case, and says they cannot get him convicted on compassion alone, they must build the facts to support their beliefs. Rather than go against people, he works with them to find solutions, and is more interested in stopping “Dr. Death” from doing this again, than he cares about what motivates him to do it in the first place. He admits that when under stress about a loved one’s terminal illness, he attempted to deny the facts about their conditions—something he does not advise another of his patients, who has his brain-dead wife on life support, to do. He points out that the reading shows she is dead, and then tells the man the choice is his to make, but “you are going to hate yourself either way.” Sometimes, he opens up and shares something from his own life, a similar circumstance, to help someone else go through a tough time. He is compassionate, but non-emotional in how he articulates his beliefs and stands up for his convictions. He is so personally offended by this man’s actions, he spends years of his life trying to get him removed from his profession. Robert shows very little Ne except in his willingness to look at things from different angles as he pursues the case, and his gradual acceptance of the big picture based on the evidence (this man is doing this on purpose; there’s no way this is an accident, and he should be held responsible).
Enneagram: 1w2 so/sp
Robert is very principled and driven by a need to do things right, and be honest and above board in his dealings with a man who doesn’t deserve it. He knows immediately that a surgery has been botched, and that the man responsible ought to have his license revoked, but he will not take any short cuts in getting him into trouble, he doesn’t find Dr. Kirby’s suggestion that they break his fingers funny, and he believes they “ought” to do something about it. He goes through every medical board there is, makes every appeal he can, and then helps the prosecutor find out dirt on this doctor so they can not seek revenge, but prevent him from doing anything like this to anyone else, ever again. He wants justice for these people, and says that he will find it hard not to say exactly what he thinks on the stand; the prosecutor, in turn, tells him to say whatever he wants, that her case will be built solidly enough around it to convince the jury, even if he says something to undermine it. It’s important for him, in that way, to be true to his opinions. He can also be warm, outreaching, and concerned for others and their feelings, using his 2 wing to reach out to people, connect to them, and urge them to do what they feel is best. He wants to contribute to their lives in a meaningful way, and tells the jury that if he had made a mistake like any of the dozens of intentional mistakes this doctor made in the operating room, he would never have set foot in another one.
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