ETP types tend to see morals as contingent upon the needs of the situation, which is what King says when he tells Django that he personally finds slavery abhorrent, but it suits his needs at the present and so he will tolerate it. He also feels “responsible” for Django’s welfare, showing that he has a highly developed feeling instinct, but his primary aim is to bring in “walking corpses” to collect the reward money. This kind of job would appeal to an ETP, since they could remain detached enough to see bounty hunting not as a moral problem, but one that is financially beneficial. He’s also more strategic and big picture minded than Django—when Django says he would just steal away his wife, using metaphors about horse rustling, King reminds him that would make him a thief, he would get hanged, and the “horse” would go back to their master. In other words, they need to come up with a legal way to purchase his wife and have a bill of sale, so others cannot take her away from them. He comes up with a wild notion about offering such an outlandish amount of money for her, her master can’t help but agree with it. He also sees his life in term of playing characters, and sells Django that idea – that he needs to put on a persona to suit the occasion and then embody it. King always assumes he can talk himself out of trouble that arises, and for the most part, he is successful and strategic in doing so, but also not apologetic about shooting people who threaten him. He’s full of stories and nonsense and likes to come up with alternative plans. He tells a bunch of slaves whose master he shot that they have a choice, to go back to their lives of misery or shoot their slave trader, “bury him deep,” and make a run for it. He even calls some of their marks “corpses” before they are dead. Occasionally, he becomes emotional (such as when he sees a slave torn apart by dogs as punishment for trying to run away). He becomes, eventually, too disgusted with someone’s amoral behavior to go with his original plan and winds up killing him, even though it endangers their plan.

Enneagram: 9w8 sp/so

One of King’s most noticeable traits is that he handles every situation calmly; he tries to diffuse tension wherever he finds it, he wants to be polite and avoid causing trouble or offense… and if others try to attack him, he will kill them remorselessly. 9w8s can be this way—calm and detached and peaceful until something stirs them up, then they retaliate and lapse back into pleasantries, having protected themselves or established a boundary. It makes for a “soft” man easily bothered by the cruelties of life, but not above using them to his advantage at times. He tells Django on a few occasions to stop antagonizing people, since it won’t make their job any easier for them. He also tries to put people at ease wherever he can, and even eases a woman into the news of her rescue.

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