MBTI Type: ENFJ
Moses is a highly energetic, motivated young man whom the Pharaoh prefers to Ramses, because Moses is so good at motivating people to work together to get things done. Rather than use the whip, he sees the Hebrew slaves being abused and motivates them through food and rest. He has the mindset of a healthy Fe-dom, in that everyone is connected, deserves fair treatment, and should be treated well. When he realizes he might be a Hebrew, he decides to live and work among them for a time, to figure out what that’s like and how he can use this information in the future, if he does inherit Egypt. He turns down Nefertiti’s many advances for social and moral reasons, but is always constantly asking questions digging into people’s psyche and their hearts – he asks, at one point, what kind of a woman he loves. He’s often abstract in his words, and sees things in terms of longer-term consequences (mistreat the slaves, they turn on their masters; feed them well, and they will work longer). He says that blood makes poor mortar, and asks if a man is a master builder or a master butcher. He’s rational, reasonable, and proactive in how quickly he gets Seti’s city built. He has a highly philosophical side, and once he has made up his mind about something, absolutely nothing changes it. Moses shows tert-Se in how ambitious and hard-working he is; he sets goals and reaches them, he conquers worlds, he leaps into action among the slaves (protecting people, killing a man, defending women from men with bad intentions at the well, helping an old man not die in the mud, saving a woman’s life). But while he ruminates and asks questions, he doesn’t waste too much time searching for the answers.
Enneagram: 1w2 so/sp
Moses is highly concerned with his sense of honor, pride, and morals. Even as a Prince of Egypt, he wants to do ‘right’ by the Hebrew slaves and chastises masters for treating them cruelly. He refuses to be improper with the woman he loves, because she is ‘promised to the next pharaoh’ (despite sexually desiring her), and then refuses to love her when he returns to Egypt, because she is promised to Ramses as his wife, and “I am promised to another” (his wife). He says he would build a city for the pharaoh out of ‘love for him,’ not a hope of being his successor. He also has a temper – he kills a man for abusing Joshua, who has rescued the woman he loves from sexual bondage; he becomes furious with the people for abusing God’s commandments and breaks the Ten Commandments on their graven statue. He begs God to go easier on the people of Egypt and not take their firstborn, and warns Nefertiti that her own son will be sacrificed this night. Moses assumes everything is his business, and his to take care of—the mistreatment of slaves he deals with by giving them grain and a day off; he saves an old woman from being crushed and moralizes at those who would let it happen. And he accepts his ‘punishment’ of not entering the Promised Land as just.
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