Paid Request: Outlaw King: Robert Bruce [ISTJ 1w2]

Function Order: Si-Te-Fi-Ne

Robert is a sensible man who abides by the governing rules of the king, in order to keep his family safe, but who sometimes trusts them too much—he assumes that his enemy will abide by “the rules of war,” and it’s only after his army has been ambushed in the middle of the night (he assumed they would abide by their agreement to one-on-one combat the next morning), and his brother hang, drawn, and quartered for protecting him and giving shelter to his wife and daughter, that decides to abandon the “rules of honor” and engage in guerilla warfare –by harassing and taking one castle at a time, burning their way through Scotland and destroying the strongholds so their enemies cannot use them. Once he grows “tired of hiding,” he says they are going to bait the king and force him to deal with them, then he lays out a strategic advantage using Scottish terrain to unhorse their enemies—leading them to the slaughter of the English soldiers and forcing their surrender. He likes to get people to go along with him, but also refuses to force them to change their mind; instead, he calls upon their Scottish heritage and right of birth, asking them to defend their nation from the English who want to tax and abuse them. But he’s also smart enough to kill anyone who would betray him (he invites one lord to meet inside a church, then when he hears the man intends to rat him out to the king, kills him, though he feels bad about doing it “on sacred ground”). His clever battle tactics give them the upper edge, and his strong morals (he refuses to slaughter the prince, even after he has captured and defeated him) help him respect other’s opinions (they need not join him, but don’t work against him). Robert has poor Ne, though. He makes a foolish mistake in assuming he could send his wife and daughter to his family and not have them all get slaughtered—he hoped that the prince would be honorable, and that no one would find them there, and was wrong. They are also betrayed several times, losing men in the process, because he fails to take into account potential outcomes and guard against them.

Enneagram: 1w2 so/sp

Robert has every right to the throne, but it’s only after witnessing an injustice and the anger of the Scottish people for the dismemberment of Wallace that he chooses to embrace the crown and mobilize them against a king he sees as a tyrant. He tries to do things appropriately, and be considerate of others – such as not consummating his marriage until his wife is ready to lie with him (she initiates it) and being respectful of her boundaries. He feels great guilt for killing someone in a church, but then puts that aside to do what must be done, to protect more people. He wants to do right by his Scottish lords and their families, and has a generous and forgiving nature toward the prince, even though he knows the prince tortured and killed his brother. He is also somewhat emotional, and easily swept up by the people around him – he assumes he must take action for their benefit, he tries to persuade people to join his cause rather than demands they step aside, and won’t conscript anyone into his army, so much as invites them to come alongside him.

Fool’s Gold: Kate [ESTJ 1w2]

Functional Order: Te-Si-Ne-Fi

Kate is the rational one in her relationship with Finn, and has finally filed for divorce because he has ruined her life. She used to be responsible and on track to get her degree, but then went off treasure hunting with him for two years and now is sick of it going nowhere, of having no money, of being unable to get a loan (because her name is on everything with him, and his credit is shot to hell). She just wants her nice, normal life back. Kate is incredibly blunt at times; she can’t stand to see a dumb woman walking around, so she tells Gemma not to be such an idiot, her father that his daughter needs to not “play stupid to get attention,” and that the other people on the boat may be idiots, but Gemma has a choice not to be one. She doesn’t really care what other people think about her, and asserts herself on a regular basis. She also has a plan for after the divorce – to fix up and sell their boat, then go back to Florida and return to school. But then she gets sucked back into the treasure hunt, when he brings her actual evidence that he discovered a plate belonging to the ship they are searching for. Kate then proves that she’s the queen of remembering facts, pursuing details, and uncovering evidence – she spent forever in the library gathering detailed information, all of which she retained. Kate is often the first one to point out an irrationality in their thinking or their conclusions, and to ponder whatever doesn’t fit their hypothesis. She likes to dream, but only in conjunction with the facts. Once she has those down pat, she can theorize about where they might find the ship, or what happened on it, and that the reports aren’t entirely honest. She also displays inferior Fi throughout the story – she isn’t sure what to do with her feelings, which means they leak out through her behavior. She throws plates at people and screams at them when she finds Finn on board, talking to her boss. She cries and rants about her relationship, then gets offended when others talk about it to her or tell her she’s overreacting. She falls right back in love with her husband and starts in on a relationship with him again, despite her better judgment.

Enneagram: 1w2 sp/sx

Her life has gone off track, and she’s mad about it. Kate is mad all the time – at everyone she meets. Angry at her life going wrong, angry at her husband’s irresponsible choices, angry that she can’t get a loan. She has ranted so much to the cooks in the kitchen, they beg her not to talk about Finn anymore. Part of the reason for her breakup was her deeming her husband an irresponsible jerk. But she also wants to do the right thing, be a responsible and mature adult, and so she’s willing to apologize to him when she makes mistakes or misjudges him. After they wind up sleeping together in the church basement, she points out that they’re divorced and on sacred ground, which “probably makes this twice the sin.” Her 2 wing is helpful but also over reactive and at times, emotional. Her “helping” of Gemma comes out more in the form of telling her not to act like a bimbo.

Crossbones: Kate Balfour [ESTJ 1w2]

Function Order: Te-Si-Ne-Fi

The first time we meet Kate, she is ordering around the men on the dock and assessing what is worth keeping, trading, and selling. She is so efficient at this, Blackbeard has put her in charge of all incoming shipments, entrusts her to make supply runs to another island, and gives her a certain amount of power. Kate is reluctant to do business with Tom because he can’t afford t pay her high prices – when he complains about them, she points out that they are on an island, which means everything is in limited supply, which has driven up the prices. She is quite blunt and factual, pointing out that he can go without or trade with her. But she also loans him things, in the assumption that he might pay her back later, and that she is making an ‘investment.’ Kate has adapted to her new life, since she broke her husband out of a Scottish prison and fled with him, but also thinks a little wistfully of their previous life at home. She mostly focuses on the here and now and what needs done, relying on her knowledge and familiarity with other people to make decisions. She warns Tom that he cannot trust Blackbeard and that he would as soon cut someone’s throat as turn his back on them; she assumes it’s safe to trade with a priest because she has done it dozens of times before, and notices what is ‘different’ this time – that his boy has taken too long to return with the coffee, which tips her off to this being a trap. She’s also traditional in that even though she cheats on her husband, she believes she should stay with him, that she should behave honorably in taking care of him, and that she owes him ‘being there’ – even though her poor Fi doesn’t assume the emotional implications of many of her decisions. She feels humbled that he has forgiven her the affair once she knows he has found out. She also clashes with Tom multiple times in which she harshly judges him for being disloyal and ‘false’ – she doesn’t like it that he has deceived her, proven himself to be someone false, and that he would leave others behind and escape with her.

Enneagram: 1w2 sx/sp

Even though Kate’s behaviors are at times immoral (she goes behind her husband’s back and has an unapologetic affair), her conflicts with Tom revolve around him misleading her (and her being angry about it), his lack of honor in picking and defending a side (she has firm views on right and wrong, and leaving her husband would be wrong), and in doing what she sees is right, even if it goes against the prevailing attitudes of the time – she has sided with a bunch of pirates who welcomed her and gave her a life among them, and feels it would be immoral to abandon them all to death or to betray them. She is often angry and short-tempered, but also places a tremendous amount of importance on being ‘needed’ by her husband, and subjecting her behavior to her strong belief of what would be right by him. She won’t leave him, because leaving a cripple would be the wrong thing to do; but she also needs to be loved, needed, and wanted, and temporarily follows her heart and physical needs to Tom.

Crossbones: James Balfour [ISTJ 1w2]

Function Order: Si-Te-Fi-Ne

James has a more grounded and practical approach than his wife, and is studious and dependable in how he goes about acquiring information and using it. He meticulously reconstructs a device off blueprints for Blackbeard, using a provided cipher, and ensures that it works before he hands it over to him. He was considered a traitor, because he supported a different king’s claim to the throne, then got thrown into prison and tortured into being a cripple, but refused to give up any of his conspirators. Even though he has personal reasons to hate Tom Lowe, James still understands that he needs his help to save Kate’s life when she falls into the hands of the English. He recognizes that Tom can go get her, and prevent Blackbeard from killing her, as well as the fact that his wife has become a liability now that she’s fallen into enemy hands (they will torture her for information, and she will give it to them). He uses rationality to make that decision, not emotion – then later, when given the chance to get even with Tom for his own crippled state, he chooses to do the right thing and save his life, even though he felt tempted to let him die for a crime he did not commit. James at times believes he can do things his conscience will not allow him to do; he never becomes emotional, even when he discover his wife has cheated on him, and struggles against his own addiction to opium. He doesn’t tend to look for answers to questions that don’t exist, or to see beyond the surface, although he registers his wife’s change in behavior around Tom and recognizes that as them having a love affair. Rather than manipulate them, he takes a more direct route in finding out the strength of their affection for each other.

Enneagram: 1w2 sp/so

James is one of the nobler men on the island, though he isn’t above his own temptations – he is angry at Tom when he finds out who he is (the man who had him arrested, imprisoned, and tortured), and takes information that could clear him of a murder and burns it, intending to condemn him to death – but his moral conscience won’t allow him to go through with it and he confesses that he withheld evidence to save his life, because his wife asks him to do so. He is willing to take the punishment for a false accusation, which is 45 lashes – even though he knows it will kill him; and seeing Tom take most of them for him, enables him to forgive him and work on reconciliation with him, even though Tom is still on the wrong (for seducing his wife). He hates that he has an addiction and tries to overcome it, asking his wife to take the opium away from him, even though it might make him work slower on the machine he’s making for Blackbeard. His 2 wing yearns for love and acceptance, tries to find ways to connect to his wife despite his inability to make love to her, and is generous and thoughtful toward others.

The Aviator: Katherine Hepburn [ESTJ 1w2]

Function Order: Te-Si-Ne-Fi

Katherine is incredibly straightforward, from the moment Howard first meets her – she sizes him up and sums up the Hollywood scene in frank terms – as soon as you get too old, or they don’t know what to do with you, you’re “dead,” and “box office poison.” Oh well, she deems, we must get on with our lives, mustn’t we? She believes that the theater is preferable to the cinema, because it’s more “real” and she can better connect to the audience and innovate as she goes. She also thinks many people are shallow, because there are “more important things to discuss than movies,” such as the threat of Mussolini. She’s quite political and opinionated, and also doesn’t believe in beating around the bush with difficult conversations – “It’s best to just come out and say it.” She is quite fond of her family and falls back into her old routines the minute she gets home, takes an interest in everyone they know and what’s been going on around the place. Katherine enjoys bantering with her family around the dinner table, but also forgot to warn Howard about how they can be – combative, fast-moving conversations, and intense opinions, due to her lower Fi not remembering to factor in his feelings when introducing him to her family.

Enneagram: 1w2 sx/so

Katherine complains that movies have gotten so dirty in Hollywood, and they are “too violent” when remarking on how times have changed. She has a matter-of-fact way of addressing problems as they arise, and doesn’t beat around the bush when talking to Howard about the fact that she has fallen in love with somebody else. When she has been smoozing out in public, she feels bad about having left Howard on his own and not taken better care of him and apologizes for it, as if she feels bad for having drawn attention away from him to her own self. Her 2 wing is prominent in how carefully she looks after and cares for Howard during their relationship; she wants to be the center of his world, and takes good care of him in return – looking after his physical needs, helping him deal with his panic attacks, and trying to smooth the way for him with other actors, producers, and even her own family. But she needs to be needed, and when she feels neglected, goes in search of love somewhere else. She’s also very angry about what she feels are the violations of the press, such as sending reporters to take photos of her family at her brother’s funeral (“there’s no decency to it!” she huffs). She also calls herself a vain, preening idiot.

Paid Request: The Suicide Squad: Rick Flag [ISTJ 1w2]

Functional Order: Si-Te-Fi-Ne

Rick brings in a lot of experience from the military in dealing with his assigned ‘suicide squad’ – at first, he hates all of them for being sociopathic criminals (“scumbags” in his mind), but the more time he spends with Harley in particular, the more he comes to see the merits in them being reckless, opportunistic, and good in a fight. He finds it frustrating when they don’t listen to him and break formation, or go into battle without being given an exact order, because he tends to toe the line with his boss and obey her—up until a moral line is crossed, and then he refuses to go along with it (he won’t cover up the American involvement in the torture of innocent men, women, and children, causing him to get into a fight to the death with Peacemaker). He has a patriotic viewpoint and likes to ingratiate himself with the locals, in an attempt to work with them toward a goal. (If they help each other, she can avenge her murdered family and he can complete his mission.) Rick wants to get in and out with a minimum of fuss, but also at times lets his emotions to get in the way of his logical judgments. It would be more reasonable to leave Harley behind, yet he has them all go on a rescue mission for her because he’s falling in love with her. Though sent in the first film to rid June of the demonic entity possessing her, Rick fell in love with her (a violation of his orders). He also became friendly with those in his squad and went out of his way to reward them for good behavior (allowing Deadshot to have a longer unsupervised visit with his daughter). His scruples won’t allow him to participate in any action he sees as immoral. Rick doesn’t question things at all, and tends to believe what his superior officers tell him, but is also capable of completely changing the purpose of his mission and its intent, veering off his end goal to find a girl he cares about, and instead of wanting to protect and destroy the information he found, caring about making it public, because…

Enneagram: 1w2 so/sx

… it’s the right thing to do. Rick hates most of the people he has to work with on a daily basis because they are all “scumbags” in his mind – criminals from all kinds of different classes, who have no ethics and no concern for the common good he so esteems. It’s only after they prove themselves not without conscience that he starts to care about them. He refuses to do anything he deems immoral, including take part in a cover-up of the sins of the government he holds so dear. He can’t remain silent about the horribly unethical experiments performed by the US government and their allies on prisoners and bystanders. He also thinks a great deal with his heart and his emotions rather than his head – falling in love with women he shouldn’t, allowing them to influence his decisions, and being unable to separate his personal feelings from their fates. He cares about loving and being loved, and subconsciously pursues this when around women.

Paid Request: Hilda and the Mountain King: Frida [ESTJ 1w2]

Function Order: Te-Si-Ne-Fi

Frida cannot stand silent when there is misinformation being shared about trolls, to the extent that she interrupts her teacher multiple times to challenge the content of a tape they are being shown and finally gets up, stops the tape, and walks out because she refuses to listen to the propaganda anymore. When she finds out their friend Hilda has been turned into a troll, the first thing she asks is, “What do we do about it?” She then goes to the library and starts researching magical spells that would allow them to shrink, trying multiple times to make it work even though the librarian warns her that it won’t (and becoming frustrated because she is following the book exactly; it should do something). She challenges the other kids to question what they have been taught based on evidence and personal experience, rather than stories (“Have any of YOU actually seen anyone eaten by a troll?”). She also calls bunk on the propaganda because it doesn’t line up with her own personal experiences and interactions with trolls. Though cautious about them, Frida also thinks outside the box in hoping that she can learn to communicate with them through magic, to understand what they want and put an end to their hostility toward the town. She tries to figure out where they are coming from and what they want (Te and Ne). Finally, she is not emotional or easily upset, but she does have firm values and viewpoints; she’s willing to disrupt things and walk out, rather than listen to something she believes to be false.

Enneagram: 1w2 so/sp

Frida is all about doing what’s right and practical in the moment—directly attacking problems and finding solutions, based on her gut instincts and her sense of moral injustice. She starts picketing and gathers others around her in support of a good cause (not listening to the bad stuff about trolls anymore), and isn’t afraid to stand up to her teacher and demand she cease spreading misinformation. She always trusts herself in deciding what to do, but also looks for ways to be useful, productive, and helpful to others. She isn’t for dismissing the trolls without hearing them out or trying to do what’s best for everyone involved. She even uses kindness to help a troll remove the bell from its nose in order to try building a connection to it.

Paid Request: Encanto: Abuela Alma Madrigal [ESFJ 1w2]

Function Order: Fe-Si-Ne-Ti

Abuela Alma is obsessed with their proper place in the community and in fulfilling the needs of the town; she frames things in terms of what her family “owes” their neighbors, the town, and each other. She sees them as a collective unit that must do good for everyone around them. She says “our community is our home, make your family proud! We serve this blessed community! They are counting on us!” Alma repeats her mantra many times that they must serve others and do what is right by them, with the inference that anyone who does not contribute to the greater whole is worthless. She focuses on how they must all work together as a group, rather than allows for individualism within the family – she doesn’t realize most of them are adapting themselves to fit what she wants and expects from them, rather than being true to their own feelings. Alma has gone through a lot in life, which has reinforced her current views of what keeps them stable as a family. She draws from the loss of her husband after the birth of their children, the miracle of the candle, and her fears about what could happen if they “let down” the community and channels it into very precise ideas of what they as a family should do. The more things happen, the more she relies on them, and the greater her distress when their pattern disappears. Mirabel not receiving a room and a noticeable gift terrified her, since it might infer the power of the candle is fading. She tries to ignore Mirabel, and hope that she is not a bad omen of things to come, ever since then. She doesn’t like to think about Bruno, because his ability to tell the future warned them of negative things that seemed then to come true. She is plagued by inferior worst-case-scenario fears and negativity about what might happen if the candle goes out. She also isn’t able to see past the obvious lack of a door for Mirabel, and wonder what else it means, or why the candle would leave her granddaughter “without” a gift. It never occurs to her the gift might be hidden. It’s only when she loses everything that she can think through her decisions, see how they lead to this moment, and admit that she was wrong and needs forgiveness. She also wants to know why this is happening.

Enneagram: 1w2 so/sp

Alma is preoccupied with doing what is right, and serving in the community; she expects her loved ones to honor the gift of the candle by repaying it through kindness to others, for them to be unselfish and devoted to the welfare of everyone around them. In her devotion to doing what is right, she can come across as distant to Mirabel, and her own daughter asks her to please be more welcoming to her. Alma finds that hard, since Mirabel is the “broken” one in the family – and she wants a perfect one, all gifted, generous, and useful! It’s extremely hard for her to accept that one of them has no (visible) gift, because that lets them all down (and looks bad in the eyes of the community). It’s hard for her to admit that she has been wrong. Alma has a strong 2 wing in that she orients everyone toward constant helping.

White Christmas: Bob Wallace [ISTJ 1w2]

Functional Order: Si-Te-Fi-Ne

Bob is a professional who manages his own show, picks out all the arrangements, and concerns himself with the details of whatever he does – he would rather be doing that than settling down with a nice girl, which he says he’ll get to after he takes care of their business. He is straightforward, career-oriented, but also thinks that “someday” he will find a nice girl and settle down. He has expectations based on his own personal experiences—that most girls in “show business” aren’t interested in settling down, aren’t particularly insightful or intellectual, and aren’t up to his standards. He is proactive in doing things, from deciding they should all spend Christmas in Vermont, to how he organizes and brings their entire company up there only a few days before Christmas (and he doesn’t care about the expense). He rather bluntly wishes his best friend would “stop meddling in my life,” and constantly refers to the “emotional blackmail” Phil lays on him, for having saved his life (“from that moment on, it’s like you think you own it!”). Bob does not share his feelings, but tends to act on them – his respect and affection for their old general makes him go out of his way to make his Christmas spectacular for him, especially after he reads part of a letter in which he knows the general has been turned down from a reenlistment because they no longer want him. Bob is good at spotting talent when he sees it (of Betty, he says he would not change a thing) but has no idea why she is no longer speaking to him, why she abruptly blows hot and cold toward him, or that Phil and Judy have thrown them together on purpose and concocted a fake proposal in order to free them to fall in love (it backfires).

Enneagram: 1w2 sp/so

Bob gets accused by Phil of being something of a “grump,” who spends too much time alone, and needs to lighten up in his life. He is driven by his principles, focused on work, and even though he could turn the Christmas Eve show into a money-making venture with a hundred thousand dollars in free advertising for their show, he refuses, saying he would never profit off someone else being “down on their luck.” He is quick to get angry and accuse others of misbehavior, telling Phil that faking his engagement was a stupid, selfish, and irresponsible thing to do (especially since it ran off the girl he has fallen for). Bob has an extremely active 2 wing – in one instance, he angrily says he’s going to go check a compartment on a train, and if he finds two girls in there, he’s going to give them a piece of his mind – but then when they turn up a minute later, he’s happy to have given him their sleeping berth for the night. He immediately starts thinking of ways to help the general with his struggling business / hotel, without thinking about how he could turn a profit from it (and spending a lot of money in the process). It’s his warm, generous nature that draws Betty to him, and he also looks after her whenever he can, even just to ask her what she wants for dinner or if she’s warm enough.

Paid Request: Ratatouille: Collette Tatou [ISTJ 1w2]

Functional Order: Si-Te-Fi-Ne

Collette is a much more serious cook than most of the other people in the kitchen, with a wealth of information and details about all of them (this one has that history, that one was in prison, we don’t know what for, because his story changes every time, etc). She tells Linguini all he needs to know to start out, and tells him as long as he follows the recipe to the smallest detail, he should be fine. She measures things according to how familiar she is with them (“I have never done this recipe before, but if he did it, and all the other ones he’s done are good, it will be fine”), and relies on what is tried and true; she just follows the recipe, and doesn’t like it when Linguini appears to be doing things his own way. She is blunt, tough-talking, and businesslike. She asserts herself right away by saying she has worked hard to get where she is, that the system is anti-female, and that she has had to be twice as good as all the men just to reach this position. Collette follows the recipe, and trusts it, without improvising much, and feels anxiety when others do. She is hard-working, dependable, and sincere, but also has a kind heart. She sees Linguini struggling and takes time out of her busy schedule to show him what to do, outline simple rules for him to follow (keep his elbows tucked in and his sleeves clean, clean up his work station as he goes, etc). She doesn’t waste time on idle speculation or think about the broader implications of things, just focuses on doing her job well.

Enneagram: 1w2 sp/so

Collette is driven and hard-working, but also angry almost all of the time; she’s angry about having to work so hard to get where she is, and needing to maintain a high performance level so some man doesn’t take her place. She’s angry that some kid who knows nothing and just walked in off the street is now making excellent food, even though he doesn’t know a thing about working in the kitchen. When she thinks he has dismissed her, and is now ‘too good’ for her, she yells at him and storms out of the kitchen. Collette is a bit off-putting at first, but soon shows her 2ish side in how she tries to help Linguini by showing him the ropes, admitting that she wanted him to succeed, and that she liked him right away. She falls in love with him and lets her heart do the talking, even though at first she resents having to babysit his efforts.

Paid Request: Black Panther: Nakia [ENFJ 1w2]

Function Order: Fe-Ni-Se-Ti

Nakia has strong feelings about their moral duty to their people, and in caring about others outside their borders; she tries to convince T’Challa more than once to undertake philanthropic duties in the greater world, and devotes much of her time to protecting the innocent and finding and arresting those who do social harm. She is upfront about her feelings for T’Challa (whether happy with him or angry at him) but still stands beside him whenever he needs her. Her first instinct, when he is killed, is that they must stop Erik from inflicting great damage on their own people and on the people of the world, by going to T’Challa’s rival and offering him the flower heart that would give him amplified strength and speed. She works as a spy to help imprisoned people flee the chains of their captors, and sees these risk-taking endeavors as her “mission” in life. When she learns of T’Challa’s father’s death, the first thing she does is tell his mother and sister how sorry she is for their loss. She believes it is her calling to help those who suffer, and she cannot turn a blind eye toward them. She believes they should abandon their previous government policy of isolation, because they are “strong enough to help others and protect ourselves at the same time.” Nakia is sometimes reckless in what she does for the protection of others (she admits that she has “created a mess” in town by confronting ivory traitors). When T’Challa doubts himself, she tells him that no one is perfect, but all that matters is what kind of king he should decide he wants to be. She has a vision for their country and T’Challa’s reign, which he finds difficult to accept; she wants to see everything change, and trusts her gut hunch when it comes to apprehension about how things will turn out. Nakia feels confident in her own skin and is both watchful over her environment and eager to interact with it; she can react quickly, and is a skilled fighter, but sometimes over-estimates her own abilities and falls into danger. She is quick to leap into action and not always aware of the risks she is taking (going undercover among captured people, leaping into fighting in the casino, etc). She does not spend much time questioning her own conclusions or analyzing her own motives.

Enneagram: 1w2 so/sp

Nakia is fiercely independent and opinionated, and believes it is her duty to intervene for the weak, the defenseless, and those in need of her assistance. She pushes T’Challa constantly to become a better man, to forge his own path, to step away from outdated values that help no one but their own, and to look at the suffering of the wider world. Nakia tells him that he gets to decide what kind of king he should become, and is insistent on her need to save her country from a madman. She is rational enough to know that she cannot eat the purple heart and attain powers, because she has “no army.” Nakia also has a strong 2 wing in how aggressively she helps anyone who crosses her path; she puts her own life at risk to intervene for them and rather fearlessly gets in people’s faces whom she disagrees with, when it comes to humanitarian concerns.

The Hunchback of Notre Dame: Claude Frollo [INTJ 1w2]

Functional Order: Ni-Te-Fi-Se

Frollo is a visionary thinker, obsessed with ridding Paris of the “gypsy vermin”. This sole purpose dominates his policies for over twenty years. Once the Archdeacon stops him from murdering the gypsy child, Frollo immediately has a premonition that guides him forward (“Who knows, our Lord works in mysterious ways…this child may someday be of use to me”.). His manipulation of Quasi comes in handy later when he discerns that “the hunchback” must have aided Esmeralda’s escape from Notre Dame. He then reasons (without evidence) that Quasi knows where the Court of Miracles is, and plants a seed in Quasi’s mind that he intends to kill everyone there, which in turn leads him to the Court of Miracles. Even though Frollo is intensely cruel and manipulative of Quasi, he only uses emotional manipulation on the hunchback – it is not his “go-to” function for everyone else, who receives authoritative orders and stone-cold policies, built on rational reasoning (“Ease up between lashes… otherwise, the old sting will dull him to the new.“; “My last captain of the guard proved a disappointment to me.”; “Such a pity… you had such a promising career ahead of you.”; “Hold off, Captain. I want a lesson learned here.”). Even to Esmeralda, instead of applying Fe-seduction tactics, Frollo simply says, “Choose me, or the fire.” – because the rational thing, in his mind, is not to burn; only a crazy person would choose an irrational, horrific death over him, right? “Hellfire” is the epitome of internal angst, where Frollo wrestles with his intense lust for Esmeralda while weighing it against the only voices that matter to him – those of God and the saints, which are ultimately overridden in favor of fulfilling his selfish desires (“You made the devil so much stronger than a man; it’s not my fault, I’m not to blame”!). He sneers at Quasi for being led by his emotions, and derives pleasure out of dominating and humiliating him, not to take joy in feeling his suffering (evil Fe), but because he wants the hunchback so dependent on him, to be his servant, and he believes Quasi deserves “punishment” for disobedience. His inferior Se is wildly out of control. His own sexual desires terrify, overwhelm and horrify him, leading him to an irrational, destructive, fire-driven destruction of Paris. If that’s not inferior Se out of control, nothing is – Frollo sacrifices his political integrity, his stronghold on Paris, his ties to the Church, his popularity, and even his life, in pursuit of a short-sighted, temporarily-fulfilling lustful urge, handling his desire to merge with the outside world / Esmeralda so badly that his entire great power scheme crumbles in the process.

Enneagram: 1w2 so/sx

Frollo is driven through his need to be ‘moral’ and ‘good,’ yet in the flaming style of low-health-level 1w2′s, he fails to realize his own hypocrisy. He suppresses all his instincts and desires, anything that can be seen as ‘evil’ – and blames God for his sexual lusts before giving into them, in a fiendishly emotional pursuit of Esmeralda that betrays his own severe repression’s consequences. One of his most famous lines betrays his rigid moral superiority – “Look at that disgusting display!” He becomes hyper emotional and violent, moving from 1 into 4 disintegration — a sudden rush of intense emotion that becomes “melodrama” when it comes to dealing with his emotions (throwing a fit and blaming God for his sins, while believing himself superior to the common hordes) and 2 into 8 (aggression and violence). His 2 wing is equally unhealthy – Frollo has a twisted perception of ‘serving’ humanity with his moralistic aggression and his position of power; he confuses his sense of a mission with his self-centered needs and ideals. He’s blind to his own motives (pride), choosing to invade and dominate others and furious when they do not submit to his will. He can be manipulative and calculating.

Paid Request: Rise of the Guardians: Bunny [ESTJ 1w2]

Function Order: Te-Si-Ne-Fi

Bunny initially has a bad attitude about Jack Frost because compared to Bunny’s own incredible work ethic (he delivers millions of eggs in one day all over the world, plus manages things in his world and sees to it everything runs smoothly all the time), Jack is something of a fun-loving slacker. Bunny doesn’t appreciate his work ethic, his mockery of the Guardians, or the frosty designs he leaves wherever he goes, and doesn’t bother to mince words when complaining about Jack in front of and to the other Guardians. Bunny is a ruthlessly practical creature, who doubts North’s intuition when he says Pitch Black has escaped and will now become a threat; Bunny demands proof before he will believe it, and then refuses to believe Jack can be useful until after he saves them several times. It takes personal interaction and Jack accepting him for Bunny to overcome his bias, stop being so competitive against him, and accept him as one of the Guardians, who has a sole responsibility to protect and defend the children of the world and their dreams. He is willing to change his ideas, and embrace new ways of seeing things, but also tends to be negative about the future and other spirits. Bunny also has a childish inferior Fi. He cares a great deal about doing his job well, but is petty in his interactions with Jack, offended whenever Jack insults him or compares him to a kangaroo (because of the accent), and whines whenever he feels they are leaving him out of anything.

Enneagram: 1w2 so/sp

Bunny has a strong work ethic, is determined, and… always mad about something and ready to challenge people who get his goat, meaning Jack. He doesn’t like his casual lifestyle or the fact that he abandons his post to solve the mysteries of his own life, and doesn’t change his mind until Jack proves to him that he has matured and is now ready to accept his role among the Guardians. Bunny feels a lot of pride in his Easter eggs, and feels crushed when the children of the world stop believing in them. He spent so much time and effort focusing on making them happy through giving them wonderful Easters year after year, he failed to remember to connect to them on an individual level.

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Castle: Kate Beckett [ISTJ 1w2]

Function Order: Si-Te-Fi-Ne

Beckett is the “straight woman” to Castle’s “nonsense.” He meets her as an ambitious, straight-laced detective who goes by the facts of a case and who has no interest in his “absurd theories.” Beckett pushes aside his theories to focus instead on the actual crime scene and to gather details about the investigation. She wants to close her case, and to do that, she needs evidence that will hold up in court, so she focuses on getting it – seeing him as something of a child who tags along at first. In her own youth, her mother’s murder pushed her to become a cop. She has gone over the facts a hundred times, chased down all the leads, and still can’t solve it until Castle comes along, hires a private detective, and finds out things she could never find out, following the cop’s rule book. Beckett at first resists being around Castle, because he is so unorthodox, but the longer they work together, the more at ease she is in dealing with him and the more she trusts his theories. At one point, she asks him, since he is so intuitive, what he thinks about this crime, instead of her usual thing of brushing him off—and from that point onward, she shows way more respect for his technique. She saw it as unsubstantiated at first, until he started proving himself to her. Once something works, she wants to use it to close the case and voluntarily calls him, instead of being annoyed that he’s at the crime scene. Beckett points out the rational aspect of the crime scenes—going by the facts, arguing with Castle that some of his theories aren’t substantiated, and rolling her eyes at the idea of ghosts, mummies’ curses, etc. Those are stupid coincidences. Beckett has a rational way of leaping to her own conclusions—she bluntly tells Castle that a woman isn’t sleeping with him because she likes him, but because she wants him to get her a job. Much to his horror, Beckett is right. She tells him he should have more self-respect than that. Beckett has an intense emotional side, but never lets it bleed out at work, unless someone crosses the line. Beckett remains unaffected by workplace drama, by hysterical interviewees, and threats. But she becomes super touchy when Castle disobeys her request to drop her mom’s murder and starts digging around in her past – enough that she doesn’t speak to him for several weeks, shutting him out of her life. In other episodes, after a disappointment, Beckett becomes withdrawn and shuts herself up in her apartment, refusing to communicate with anyone until she processes her feelings. Beckett’s lower intuition at first rebels against Castle, but once she has all the facts and details in her mind, she can often reach the exact same conclusion—leading them to rush to tell each other what they think happened. She will explore alternate theories of the crime herself, but also reaches dead ends at the end of the road – she doesn’t know what to do about her mother’s murder or how to solve it, since she has come to the end of the evidence and can’t think outside the box.

Enneagram: 1w2 sp/so

Beckett is straightforward and no-nonsense, and has a moral tone, unlike her coworkers who always seem to be working an angle. It bothers her a lot to be seen in an immoral light—she doesn’t like it that Castle is basing Nikki Heat off her and wrote her into a graphic sex scene (even though she sneaks off to read it in the bathroom at work). She disapproves of his massive ego and often refuses to play into it, not letting him know she’s a huge fan of his novels in case it inflates him further. Beckett believes in getting her work done before she goes home for the night, and in on doing it right – closing all loopholes, going about this in a legal way, and leaving a nice bow on the case for the prosecutor. She gives Alexis wise and mature advice, to counteract Castle’s inability to take anything seriously, and is forever contradicting his crazier ideas. But her 2 wing brings in a more playful and forgiving side. The boys at the precinct hide the fact that they are gambling for high stakes over who can solve a murder case first, since they think she will morally disapprove—but she gets into the swing of things and bets fifty bucks of her own. She likes being asked by Alexis for advice and happily gives it to her. She also cares about her reputation enough to set anyone straight who leaps to any conclusions about her that are wrong (no, Castle and I are not having an illicit work affair), and wants to be seen as a hard-working professional.

Castle: Alexis Castle [ISFJ 1w2]

Function Order: Si-Fe-Ti-Ne

Alexis is an excellent student, because she focuses hard on getting good grades and puts the time and effort required into learning her subjects from the inside out. She is delighted to work as an intern to the police station in one episode, in which she happily tackles the minute details of dealing with the clutter in the old case files. Alexis finds a bunch of photographs without a name attached to them, and goes out of her way to track down their owner and return them—because such a small thing has enormous importance to her. These photos belong to someone who has lost their mother; she should have them, because they contain precious memories! Alexis would want them returned to her, so she does the same for this woman, even though everyone else sees them as irrelevant. This shows both her generous and sensitive heart, and her notice of the small things others miss. She knows her mother, father, and grandmother by the many years she has spent observing their questionable choices, so she turns to Beckett for advice instead, trusting her and her more stable life to offer better counsel than her family. Alexis believes in taking advantage of the established paths through life—in pursuing a career, going abroad to visit colleges, in having a steady work ethic, and forming reasonable expectations. She is a sweet, thoughtful girl, always thinking about her decisions in context to others’ feelings. She doesn’t want to cut school or make her mother out to be a liar, but also feels bad about having told a lie to her principle just to mess around in town all afternoon. She asks her dad to please find a nice way to make sure Mom doesn’t move here, because Alexis doesn’t know how to handle her mother without hurting her feelings. She supports her grandmother, despite having skepticism about her new relationship. Alexis likes to test things out for herself, and perform school experiments to track things like splatter trajectories. She has a mechanical and logical side, that likes analysis and to figure out crimes. But she also suffers from weak intuition in terms of expecting things to go badly sometimes. She breaks up with her boyfriend out of fear that they might not have a future together, and her father has to remind her to be positive and live in the moment, rather than be anxious about things that may never happen down the road.

Enneagram: 1w2 sp/so

Castle doesn’t really know where his daughter came from, because she is nothing like him, her mother, or her grandmother. They are all party-hards who are somewhat irresponsible… and she is responsible, does all her homework on time, focuses on getting good grades, calls the authorities when anything goes wrong among her friends at a party, and acts like the model young adult. He never has to tell her “don’t do anything I wouldn’t,” because Alexis would never even consider that in the first place. She tries to take care of her father best she can, while frowning a little on some of his more questionable decisions—his one night stands, etc. She feels anxious around her mother, because her mother yanks her out of school on a lie (her grandmother died) to do something frivolous like shopping. Alexis doesn’t want her mother to move to NYC, because then she would have to be around her all the time and she finds her stressful, but she also doesn’t want to be a bad child who is rude to her parents. Alexis offers sensible advice on a regular basis, but also turns to Beckett for help whenever she needs it. She encourages her father and champions him on to being his best, while cautioning him about his negative traits. Alexis goes out of her way to help her friends, in one episode spending several sleepless nights while searching for a former classmate that she has discovered has become homeless. “Dad,” she says, earnest and wide-eyed, “we have to help him!”