Angel / Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Angelus [ESTP 8w7]

Function Order: Se-Ti-Fe-Ni

Angelus is a hedonist of the highest order; after being turned into a vampire, he traveled the world, indiscriminately feeding on whomever came into his path, and sometimes doing so for the express purpose of upsetting other people. He is callous and calculating, dominant and quick to act; when he first appears in Buffy, he intentionally spurns her, saying things he knows will hurt her feelings (that she was just no good in bed, and it meant nothing). He goes on to murder Jenny by tracking her down, then stages her body in Giles’ house, leading him on with rose petals so he will assume she has a romantic evening planned. Angelus is quick to leap into action and pummel people, using his fists and weapons. He and Darla travel around looking for rebellions and taking advantage of the chaos to feed undetected. He doesn’t hold her betraying him against her, and continues to pursue her, catch up to her, mistreat her, and make love to her. He is a dangerous foe, because he’s violent, unpredictable, sadistic, and emotionally manipulative. But he rarely plans for the future or thinks about the potential consequences of his actions – feeding on a gypsy girl causes her kin to curse him with a soul, ending his reign of terror.

Enneagram: 8w7 sp/sx

Angelus is all about brute force, domination, and invading other people’s boundaries – both in a physical sense as he terrorizes and feeds on people, and in an emotional and mental sense as he browbeats and tries to control them. He doesn’t take no for an answer, nor does he give in when he should; instead, he asserts himself, laughing when he’s being punched in the face by Faith, or tortured by any number of people, to prove to them he neither feels pain nor cares what they do to him (or anyone else, for that matter). He likes it when he finds Drusilla, because she is naïve, innocent, and pure – so he takes over her life, kills everyone she knows, and then turns her, after forcing her to watch him and Darla fornicate, since it pleases him to corrupt anything innocent and good. Angelus tends to take whatever he wants, indiscriminately; he hides nothing, apologizes for nothing, and seeks pleasure at every available opportunity. He has a quirky sense of humor (even if it is cruel) and tries to keep things “light.”

Angel: Wesley Windham-Price [ISTJ 5w6]

Functional Order: Si-Te-Fi-Ne

Like Giles, Wesley places a great deal of emphasis on book learning; he approaches his work with confidence in his extensive knowledge of various creatures, monsters, and adversaries, but only learns to protect himself with practical first-hand experience in the field. Wesley does things “by the book,” and is attentive to social hierarchy, the details of their work, and the more pressing practical concerns in their environment. He lives primarily in the moment, but also nurses past hurts and experiences longer than he lets on. He has an incredible ability to remember details over long periods of time and also trusts established processes (the spells, information, and solutions provided in the books and/or through the Council). Wesley is ambitious and hard-working, and when he first arrived on the scene, had a controlling attitude toward the Slayer and her friends. On occasion, he has betrayed them to his own advantage in his quest for power. His organizational skills, his tendency to do things “by the book,” and his desire to succeed made him “Head Boy” in his academy days, and a natural leader later on. Wesley is known for his tough-love approach, in his ability to put aside his feelings and make difficult decisions. He often takes action to protect the others, without their consent; he doesn’t allow his personal feelings to interfere with what must be done. On occasion, Wesley lets his personal feelings get the better of him, causing him to act out in anger against the people he resents, or even betray them for his own benefit. He has a compassionate side that surfaces on occasion, but finds it difficult to articulate his feelings. Wesley devotes his entire life to the things he cares about most, and finds it frustrating when others do not take his job as seriously as he does. He is open-minded enough to see potential in various situations, and to consider the endless positive and negative possibilities attached to many of his decisions. Wesley calculates the odds and then chooses to act to head off what he thinks will be disastrous situations. He notices connections between other people, particularly the sparks between Gunn and Fred. He is open to learning new things that relate to his job.

Enneagram: 5w6 so/sp

Wesley is all about acquiring knowledge. When he’s first on Buffy, he is extremely by the book and attentive to doing things a certain way, but has no practical experience from the field. In Angel, he gains that real-life experience necessary to make his purely theoretical knowledge more useful in the real world. Wesley sometimes makes hard, even callous decisions that horrify the others, such as when he brings up a woman’s father, believing she has been sexually abused, to test his theory that her emotional trauma results from the abuse. His ability to do this alienates him from Angel later on, when he makes hard decisions involving Angel’s son Connor. He also has an active 6 wing in that he wants very much to be included, involved with Angel, and is interested in helping people. He feels offended when he’s accused of being “paranoid,” and immediately asks Angel if he sees Wesley that way (implying it’s true).

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Daniel Osbourne [INTP 9w1]

Function Order: Ti-Ne-Si-Fe

Oz is forever musing on abstract existentialist ideas about the universe, like when he philosophizes that, “I am my thoughts. If they exist in her, Buffy contains everything that is me and she becomes me. I cease to exist.” Though incredibly smart and able to ace any class he takes, he doesn’t bother to attend most of the time. He finds things interesting where the rest of the gang are freaking out about them (“it looks and smells dead, yet is moving around. Interesting”). When he first realizes that he is a werewolf, he does research to find out what happened to him, what will happen to his body, and how to cope with it. Oz is both insightful and prone to random, weird remarks – “The monkey is the only cookie animal who gets to wear clothes, you know that? You have the sweetest smile I’ve ever seen… So, I’m wondering, do the other cookie animals feel sorta ripped? Like, is the hippo going ‘Hey man! Where are my pants? I have my hippo dignity!’. And, you know, the monkey’s just ‘I mock you with my monkey pants!” (He goes on to talk about the monkey staging a coup at the zoo and being French.) When he discovers the supernatural world, rather than being freaked out, Oz says that has brought a lot of unexplained questions into focus, and given them meaning (“That… makes a lot of sense”). He is rather random, good-natured, and takes nothing super seriously. Though Oz is sweet, he can also be clueless about other people and their feelings. He helps out his friends in the Scooby Gang, but then unceremoniously dumps Willow to figure out his own emotional issues and leaves town rather than be aware of how devastating it will be to her to suddenly have her ripped away from him. He becomes angry when he discovers her and Tara in a relationship (but he also catches onto the truth about them much faster than any of their friends, who must be “told”). He rationalizes his way through things at times, rather than get emotionally involved (he would like to kiss Willow, but not when she’s thinking about Xander, that would be weird and wrong).

Enneagram: 9w1 sx/sp

When Buffy asks Oz in one episode how he can remain so calm about everything, Oz cracks, “Long years of practice.” He is indeed calm. About everything. Unruffled, unflustered, he can stare at something horrific and go, “Huh.” Oz is also neglectful of his development. He doesn’t bother to study, he has no ambitions for a career, he doesn’t see the point in finishing school, and he only leaves Sunnydale once his relationship with Willow fall apart, from him morphing into his wolf side and becoming overly-involved with another wolf. Oz is the embodiment of mellow and rarely gets angry, except when he finds out about Tara and Willow, then he morphs into a wolf for a short period of time. He also figures out how to mostly control his urges (Ti), concerned he might hurt someone. He allows relationships to happen slowly and feels unmotivated to change himself until it threatens to hurt the people he cares about, then he exerts the effort to self-correct (using his 1 wing to mature his uncontrolled turnings during a full moon).

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Dawn Summers [ISFP 4w3]

Function Order: Fi-Se-Ni-Te

Dawn is a deep well of emotions; she is easily hurt and upset by the unkindness of others or by being left out of things. Though she desperately wants to connect to people, she often states things that she is feeling that others perceive as somewhat blunt – and then feels bad at times and tries to take them back, such as when she informs Buffy that Spike has the hots for her (Buffy wants to know how, and Dawn says it’s obvious after spending time with him). She has to grieve alone, and doesn’t want to do so in the company of her sister – she needs to process what happened to their mother by accessing her own pain and moving through it. Though Dawn goes through a lot to try and resurrect Joyce, she realizes at the last minute that she can’t stand the thought of what her mother might become, what evil thing might take her form, and tears up the spell so she will never see her again. She feels such a need to be independent, she often fights with her sister about boundaries. Dawn also tends to react based on whatever she is feeling at the moment – despite everyone warning her that resurrection spells are dangerous, she steals the spell book and tries to perform the ritual anyway. She breaks into the Magic Shop to steal Giles’ book that reveals her true nature (as a Key) to her. Dawn tends to rush out of the house or go outside to be alone with her thoughts, sometimes heedless of the danger to herself (she knows the kinds of monsters and creatures Buffy fights, but that doesn’t register in her mind until she’s stuck in a dark alley with one). Dawn has occasional flits of insight, such as when she figures out the truth about Spike’s love for her sister, despite him not saying anything about it, but it’s all based on observing his behavior and picking up on subtle clues. Dawn can be rude under stress or when she’s upset, telling people off, refusing to obey her authority figures, and storming out of the house (refusing to talk about whatever is bothering her), but she also wants to come up with a “plan” from time to time and be part of the group.

Enneagram: 4w3 sp/so

Dawn is somewhat moody and takes everything personally; she fills her journal full of envious thoughts about her sister, resentment toward her getting all the attention Dawn wants, and remarking on how unimpressed she is. She feels alienated and an outcast among the Scooby Gang, and gets very upset regularly because they won’t talk to her, let her know what’s going on, or explain anything to her, much less allow her to do magic – so she often sets out to do those things anyway without their permission. When she finds out she is a “Key,” Dawn has a total meltdown. She cuts her wrist to determine if she bleeds actual blood, she has serious doubts about her own past and doesn’t see any point in going to school (why would a non-person need an education?), and she screams at her family to get out of her room. After her mother dies, Dawn insists on seeing the body before she will believe her sister. She then abandons Buffy to spend time with Willow and Tara after the funeral and wants to resurrect her mother using forbidden dark magic. She no longer wants to go to school, and refuses to listen to Buffy or obey her until she finds out they might put her in foster care, if she doesn’t behave herself. She’s very easily hurt and insulted. Dawn also is ambitious, self-confident, and wants attention from others – she will go out of her way to try and make them like her, while still feeling as if she’s not being included.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Anya [ESTJ 3w4]

Function Order: Te-Si-Ne-Fi

Anya is a recovered vengeance demon who used to curse men at the behest of angry young women – and once she’s a human, she finds it rather inconvenient and frustrating. She is an extremely blunt woman, who struggles to understand human emotions. Anya goes after whatever she wants – a job at the Magic Shop (and earning as much money as she can), even a relationship with Xander (she complains that she can’t stop thinking about him, so they may as well have sex). She is highly money-motivated and obsessed with success on the world’s terms; in one episode, she says it’s not the American spirit that makes America so great, but that it is built on capitalism! When Joyce dies, Anya asks a lot of questions about what it is to be human, out of an inability to understand or process what’s happening, despite it upsetting those around her – she admits in frustration that she doesn’t understand why Joyce can’t just climb back into her body and be alive again, and why this has to suck so much and hurt so much! Anya was a successful spell-caster in her time, so good at the one vengeance spell she performed that the demons were so impressed they offered her immortality and a job hexing other men. She gladly took it, biased by her own subjective experiences with men, and often looks back with sometimes fondness upon her exploits, including hoping that Dracula remembers who she is, since she rather fancied him at the time. Anya can be quite literal in her interpretations, focusing on what the books say and making obvious but helpful suggestions, while also keeping herself open to possible change. She’s keen for it, but also wants to have a semi-normal relationship with Xander that leads to marriage and maybe even children. She thinks he is too reluctant to commit, and the right thing to do would be to live a normal lifestyle together. Anya does not fully understand her own feelings and ignores them most of the time; she is oblivious about what to say or do to comfort other people, and resorts to awkwardness instead (patting someone on the back). But she does genuinely show love and concern for others, such as when she blurts out how sorry she is to Buffy that her mother has died, for how it all makes them feel.

Enneagram: 3w4 sp/sx

Anya is ambitious and self-confident; a good employee who takes her job seriously and loves the fact that Giles leaves her in charge when he goes oversees to attend a meeting of the Watcher’s Council. She eagerly puts herself forward to run the Magic Shop when he purchases it as a good investment, and becomes ambitiously driven when she realizes that it can earn her money to buy nice things with, including a beautiful apartment. She is highly emotionally motivated at times; she went out of her way as a human to enact vengeance against her old boyfriend after he cheated on her (if he’s going to act like a troll, he should be one!), and then took great pride in becoming a vengeance demon – but she doesn’t want the Watchers to know about this, in case they decide to kill her, so she goes out of her way to pretend to be all kinds of things she isn’t. She becomes more and more identified with her “roles” as the series unfold – such as when she’s so excited to be “an American.” She tells outright lies to protect herself, including making up an elaborate back history about her growing up on a farm and moving to California. Her 4 wing is somewhat self-absorbed, moody, and melodramatic; half the time, whatever she is going through is leading to the “end of the world” in terms of her drama – for example, she’s terribly upset that she may only live 50 more years, that she is dying, and thinks Xander and she needs to get a “move on” in terms of having a normal human relationship. She makes it quite clear that she only cares about her own survival, and that of Xander, until she learns to care about the rest of the Scooby Gang, to the extent of dying while trying to protect them.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Faith [ESTP cp6w7]

Function Order: Se-Ti-Fe-Ni

Faith shows up in Sunnydale and immediately impresses everyone who meets her, because of her super slaying skills and physical prowess. She embodies it to the max, from her open sexuality to her kill first, ask questions later approach to her job. She entices Buffy to go out on the town and party with her when she’s done patrolling for the night, and kicks back to “relax” with casual hookups or beer. It excites her when the mayor offers her a nice place to live, three square meals a day, and all he wants is for her to do little jobs for him. When Faith steals Buffy’s life, she makes the most of it through little sensory self-indulgences – a long bath, a certain color of lipstick, taunting Spike with sexual come-ons, even sleeping with Riley. Faith looks for advantages to exploit, and doesn’t get sentimental about her kills. She isn’t emotionally attached to most people, unless she allows herself to bond to specific ones (such as the mayor and Buffy for a time). Faith’s emotions are complicated. She doesn’t really understand them, or how to cope with them, and runs away rather than deal with them. She feels something with Riley, when he says how much he loves Buffy – it makes her so uncomfortable, she has to rationalize to herself that sex is just sex, it’s meaningless. Since she doesn’t know how to deal with her guilt or cope with her pain, she attacks Angel, hoping he will kill her and put her out of her misery. The original Faith, before her change of heart, was all about digging under people’s skin with remarks – she knows how to provoke reactions, hurt people’s feelings, and sometimes does this for no real reason other than to see them react. Like when she figures out Willow has started to have feelings for Tara while in Buffy’s body, and makes sure she talks at length about Oz, to make Tara – a total stranger – feel like crap. She goes after Angel once she has a bad attitude about Buffy (Buffy tried to get her to talk about her feelings, and admit that killing an innocent person was a mistake, something Faith refused to deal with), deliberately intending to hurt her by stealing her vampire boyfriend and sleeping with him. Faith has no real plans for her life beyond this moment, and never thinks about the consequences of her impulsive decisions in any meaningful way.

Enneagram: 6w7 sp/sx

Faith acts like a tough girl, but deep down she’s super insecure, envious of the friendships and support Buffy has, and clinging to authority figures. She blooms into her “best” self when the mayor adopts her as his daughter, giving her all the toys, support, and encouragement she craves, and becomes super loyal to him and fearful of losing that connection to him. Even though she brags and puts on a tough act in front of Xander and the others, including being super up front about sex and animal passion, she tries to run away from all her problems, out of fear that someone or something is going to attack her (the bad guys just keep on coming). Faith desperately wants her own redemption by the time she reaches Angel in Los Angeles – she wants to be punished for the bad things she has done, which means she has a super ego response about having done them. She is so proactive about taking care of problems, she can prematurely “Slay.” Faith loves self-indulgences and avoidance of serious conversations. She feels unsettled with too much commitment – like it hems her in. As soon as she finishes her job of slaying, her 7 wing wants to go out and have fun – party hard, have random, meaningless sex with someone, drink. The minute it starts becoming meaningful, she gets uncomfortable, because she doesn’t know how to cope with a serious emotional situation.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Tara Maclay [ISFJ 9w1]

Function Order: Si-Fe-Ti-Ne

Tara is a much more methodical learner of magic than Willow. Even though she has a genuine talent for it, she is also more cautious and doesn’t want her or Willow to advance too soon or skip steps in their magical learning. She becomes highly concerned when Willow starts over-using magic, out of the fear of what consequences might result, and only realizes she is being manipulated to forget things when she discovers items laying around the house. Tara is attached to her family and willing to go home with them, even if she doesn’t want to, out of a similar fear of what she might become; she doesn’t realize their scare tactics about her being a demon “just like the other women in her family” have been an attempt to control their women all these years. When Buffy loses her mom, Tara relates it to her own experience of loss, saying she knows what it’s like since she also lost her mom (but that doesn’t diminish how Buffy should feel about it). When her family turns up intending to take her home before her birthday, out of desperation to avoid her friend seeing the truth about her, Tara casts a spell to conceal her demon side – not realizing that it will make all of them unable to see any demons, period! This almost causes them to get hurt and/or killed when they’re unable to see the demons that descend upon the Magic Shop. Tara is the sweetest person in the Scooby gang, due to her consideration for everyone else and their feelings – but she is also at risk of putting how they feel ahead of her own wants and needs. She shows a sharp contrast to Willow’s Fi, in how she deals with conflict and her parents – she hides who she is to avoid their disapproval, Willow confronts them with the truth. Even though “Buffy” (Faith) has just hurt her feelings and insulted her, Tara feels concerned for her, and wants to help her overcome whatever problem she is having – she draws Willow’s attention to Buffy’s feelings, rather than her own. When Giles faces a loss in his personal life, and everyone else is wrapped up in themselves, she alone asks him how he is feeling. When Oz confronts her in the hall, Tara is nice to him, encourages him, and asks him how he feels about Willow. She uses questions to determine how others feel, rather than asserting her own feelings – like when she demurely steps aside, assuming Willow will want Oz and not her. It’s only over time and through encouragement that she becomes more self-confident and able to express her own feelings without feeling self-conscious. She is not a fighter like the rest of them, but prefers to work magic behind the scenes and keep herself out of peril as much as she can. She can also generate insights, based on what others have told her. Tara has never met Buffy, only heard Willow talk about her at length, and when she finally meets her, is the only person in the Scooby gang to realize it’s Faith and not Buffy. She says there is something “wrong,” with Buffy, that her aura is all “fractured,” and not like it should be. She and Willow sometimes talk in metaphors to each other, such as the horses conversation they have in the frat house, when they are actually talking about lesbianism (Willow feeling intimidated by horses, and Tara feeling confident about them). She knows upon observing Willow twice in the Wicca group that she has actual power, and is a talented witch whereas the rest of them are posers.

Enneagram: 9w1 so/sx

When Willow’s ex-boyfriend Oz shows up at college, even though Tara has been falling in love with Willow, she immediately removes herself from the situation to give them space, and tries to assure Willow that it’s “all right,” and she should “be with the person she loves” – assuming that Willow is going to choose Oz and meekly surrendering to it, rather than fight for the woman she wants. Tara is sweet, gentle, and self-deprecating, assuming she isn’t unwanted and accepting most of what happens to her in life with calmness and a certain level of passivity. It takes a lot to anger her, since she hates conflict of any kind – and she even tries to hide herself from her parents when they visit, because she doesn’t want them to know everything about her life in case it earns their disapproval. She cares a lot about her friends, and doesn’t want any of them to dislike her, and even is pleasant and nice to Oz despite her own frustration about their situation with Willow. When he accuses them of being in a relationship, she tries to run away rather than have this conversation – it makes her too uncomfortable to get stuck in the middle. In other episodes, she hides out in the bathroom when the others have violent arguments, and wonders how long they will be at it. Her 1 wing comes out forcefully once in awhile, as she confronts Willow about abusing her trust by using magic to keep her mind erased so she isn’t aware of the bad thing Willow is doing. She also sometimes questions the morality of what they are doing.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Riley Finn [ISTJ cp 6w5]

Functional Order: Si-Te-Fi-Ne

Riley is a loyal and devoted soldier who takes his role in the Initiative seriously and who follows its rules without question, until he meets Buffy and starts becoming more like her – much to the distress of his commanding officer. Even though he joins the Scooby Gang, he still acts the role of a soldier, which has been his career up until now – he’s climbed up the ranks and achieved a high position, enough that they often put him in charge of squadrons when taking down vampires, monsters, and other creatures. Riley has no real interest in getting to know more about these monsters, just in defeating them – and he is curious about the Slayer insomuch as he wants to know her strengths and weaknesses, rather than her entire history or how she feels about it. His method is to “bag and tag,” rather than to differentiate between the good monsters and the bad – but he is a nice guy who defies direct orders when he meets Oz and sees that he has control over his werewolf tendencies. Riley still abides by the laws of his institution, allowing them to try him before a court martial once he’s sure he can come out unscathed. When he realizes he has been betrayed, manipulated, and even used as a lab rat (being pumped full of enhancing drugs), Riley feels so upset about it, he refuses to talk to Buffy or anyone else, running off to mourn the loss of his boss in private. He can be jealous and a little possessive, such as when he attacks Angel out of fear that Buffy and he have reconnected, and later, becomes a vampire addict out of a desire to understand “how Buffy felt” when Dracula bit her, and how she could fall under his thrall. Riley doesn’t really look past things that much, he prefers to deal with them hands-on. But he does know that leaving the Initiative is going to make it hard for him ever to return – and does it anyway.

Enneagram: cp 6w5 sx/so

Riley is suspicious and distrustful, but also loyal to his family, friends, and the Initiative. He doesn’t question it until Buffy raises serious questions about its intentions, and then he becomes more skeptical and questioning of what it’s up to. He doesn’t want to go back to them and have them fix his heart, since he’s afraid they might do something else to him or even kill him. His fears that Buffy might get hurt or overpowered cause him to want to fight for her, and go out on patrol with her – where he sticks to tried and true tactics, and is frustrated that the Scooby Gang can’t be more “stealth.” He has no evidence to believe Angel has lost his soul, or that Buffy slept with him in LA, but still operates off that wrongful assumption and attacks Angel. Riley trusts his own logic, and himself maybe too much at times, taking risks he shouldn’t in an effort to prove himself.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Buffy Summers [ESFP 3w2]

Functional Order: Se-Fi-Te-Ni

Perceiving Functional Axis:

Extroverted Sensing (Se) / Introverted Intuition (Ni)

She is terrific at seeing the various ways to exploit a situation and in interacting with her environment to slay all kinds of monsters; she improvises using whatever is at hand and quickly takes control of the situation. Buffy will leap in and tackle people, chase them into graves, throw herself over fences, hedlock them, hurl something through a window to let in the sunlight, etc. She has no real patience for planning, but prefers to march in and take charge instead. Buffy loves pampering herself, with expensive shopping trips, clothes, shoes, trips to the Bronze, and atmospheres charged with potential excitement. She is comfortable in any situation and doesn’t need time to orient herself. But she also has a strong tert-Ni. Ted seems nice, but Buffy still knows “there is something wrong.” She often will make a speculative guess about something that turns out to be right later (about the Mummy Girl, about the intentions of the Vampires, about Spike being willing to let her go to save Drusilla, about being able to trust Angel once she knows he has a soul).

Judging Functional Axis:

Introverted Feeling (Fi) / Extroverted Thinking (Te)

Buffy is a warm and forgiving girl, but her values are absolute; she reaches a point where she believes Faith must die instead of be given a chance at redemption, because she is “evil.” Buffy doesn’t mind opening up about what she is going through in casual conversation, but when it comes to serious emotional issues, she closes herself off from the outside world. She broods. Stops talking. Starts acting out. After dying, Buffy cannot talk about how it felt, or what it did to her emotions; all she can do is beat the vampire’s bones to dust after weeks of silence. Her orders, in an intense situation, are not to be disobeyed; Buffy has no problem laying out the facts of a situation, or appraising it objectively. She can make the tough choice even when it goes against her heart (killing Angel, sending him to hell, and closing the portal). She often sees only the most obvious solution and takes it – even if it means killing herself in the process. Buffy sometimes delves into Te when she is angry or upset, causing her to frankly share her thoughts, insult people, and not care what they think of her. She becomes mean, using her bluntness to wound others intentionally.

Enneagram: 3w2 sp/so

Buffy feels like she is responsible for taking care of everyone, like she was appointed the slayer and must give up her social life because of it — but she still tries extra hard to stay current on trends, to spend time at the mall, to try out for cheer-leading, and to put on a good front for her family and friends. She often complains about her duties cutting into her social life and tells Giles he ought to get out of the house more. She can put aside her personal feelings, hard as it is, to get the job done, such as when she must kill Angel to save the world. Buffy is a pragmatic decision maker, often grounded while still having a ton of energy. She has a super-ego 2 wing desire to protect and serve, which causes her to return time and again to help people. She can also be arrogant and self-important, but also desperate to be liked and not insult other people.

Angel / Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Angel [ISFP 9w8]

Functional Order: Fi-Se-Ni-Te

Until Angel finds a purpose in his desire to help Buffy, he spends decades alone, wallowing in his deep depression and sense of guilt over his evil deeds as the demonic vampire Angelus. Though Angel continues to go through intense emotional experiences, he finds it difficult to talk about it with anyone, even Buffy. He is compassionate and advocates for forgiveness, even standing against Buffy to defend Faith when he believes in a possibility for Faith’s redemption. Though he can be tender and reassuring, he’s also not good at sensing others’ emotional awkwardness or in responding to it. He finds it hard to open up to clients, or respond to them in friendly ways; it takes him awhile to realize that his stoicism can be “off-putting” to his clients. Rather than develop a gentler emotional tone, he changes his shirt’s color from black to white. He tends to wing it in intense situations. Angel leaps in, punches flying, kicks people through windows, sets them on fire, snatches axes out of midair and hacks off evil limbs, and when no other solution seems forthcoming, kicks an evil vampire through an eleventh story window, so he will burn up before he hits the ground. He sometimes loses interest in meddling with the details of his cases, doing the heavy lifting and then leaving his henchmen (Doyle and Cordelia) to clean up the mess, box up the body parts, and bury them separately. Angel has “hunches” that plague him, but that are not always correct – sometimes his intuition is good, such as when he suspects there’s more going on with Doyle’s ex’s boyfriend than first meets the eye; when he knows there is “something up” with the demon-possessed child’s household, etc. His low Te can be blunt, stating the facts at times, and wanting a “plan.” He finds it hard to ask for financial compensation for his cases, which means his agency earns very little revenue. There are times also when he abandons all sense of humanity and compassion and deals with people ruthlessly, devoting himself entirely to their destruction and not caring how immoral he is in the process.

Enneagram: 9w8 sp/so

Angel spent centuries trying to numb his pain about all the bad things he did to people by avoiding people, wallowing in his pain, and punishing himself by isolation. It’s only when he saw the Slayer that he felt prompted to save and protect her, and that led him to want to help people in L.A. But he’s still withdrawn. Angel can be somewhat passive and forgiving, but also is prone to uncontrollable rages. He often refuses to charge people for his services, because he sees them as a service, a selfless act, an attempt to prove to everyone that he is no longer Angelus. He has a hard time turning people down, when he’s in a good place. Even in his darker, moody period when he was withdrawn and associated with no one, he wound up opening up his room to a total stranger, a girl in need of help, and defending her from the Private Investigator on her trail. He also finds it hard to turn down anyone who needs his help, even Faith – who has just tortured Wesley and is now trying to kill him (or provoke him to kill her). Most of the time, he is compassionate and generous, but at times, Angel goes into “dark mode.” He becomes ruthless, brutal, and unscrupulous, going after people expressly to kill them, firing his entire team when they refuse to go along with his decision to lock a room full of Wolfram & Hart employees into a basement where two vampires can murder them all, and even setting Darla and Drusilla on fire. He refuses to forgive Westley even though his intentions were good, once he steals Connor and sends him to a hell dimension, and tries to smother him in his hotel room, threatening to kill him, and even threatening to hurt Fred if she doesn’t get out of his way. He kidnaps a lawyer from Wolfram & Hart and threatens to torture him for information. Angel doesn’t like to apologize for being wrong, and it’s difficult for him to humble himself and ask if he can work for his friends again.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Xander Harris [ENTP 6w7]

Function Order: Ne-Ti-Fe-Si

Xander has to make a joke out of everything and keep things light. He is much more of a sidekick who looks for implications than a leading man, since he’s poor at fighting. He’s also somewhat naïve and tends to assume the best of people – rather than asking why his teacher seems interested in him, a high school student, he allows her to flatter him and stroke his ego, and then winds up almost being eaten by her. He leaps to rapid conclusions and often goes down rabbit trails with Willow, as they banter back and forth, provide puns, and propose alternative ways of looking at things. Xander hovers between being insensitive and not knowing what to say to comfort his friends, and being open about his feelings. He especially shows tert-Fe when he starts dating Anya, and finds her bluntness and lack of concern for anyone but herself to be rude, insensitive, and troubling. He takes it upon himself to teach her how to seem more like a ‘human being’ and less like she just dropped out of a hell dimension. His methods are often harsher than Buffy’s in a more casual way – he is for staking Angelus/Angel when he becomes a problem, and doesn’t want to forgive him for his crimes against them as a group, and as individuals. Xander is somewhat at a loss of what to do with himself – undisciplined and left living in his parents’ basement, until he discovers he has a natural aptitude and enjoyment in being a work foreman for a construction crew. He is easily flattered, offended, and made to feel insecure whenever he doesn’t feel manly enough, and also doesn’t like Anya speaking about their private sex life in front of people, but isn’t always aware of how his actions are going to emotionally affect those around him. He is somewhat easily lead into things, since he has no real inner moral compass to stop him (such as when Faith uses him as her ‘sex toy’ and then he finds out she thought nothing of it). Xander tends to hold onto grudges based in previous interactions with people – his resentment toward Angel drives him to unfairly assess him as a threat. He holds Spike’s previous crimes against him for a long time, until he proves worthy of their collective friendship. He has no real interest in establishing a sense of permanence in his life until he decides he wants to marry Anya, and start having a ‘grown up life’ (which he has postponed for far too long).

Enneagram: 6w7 sp/so

He’s anxious and reactive, often thinking up the worst-case scenarios and worrying about things that may never happen. Xander doesn’t like to take risks and trusts Buffy to come to his rescue when it comes to the undead, but also hates having to rely on someone else or look bad in front of other people (“You just de-manned me, you emasculated me in front of everyone, Buffy!”). He waffles between extreme distrust of newcomers (like Angel and Spike) out of jealousy and paranoia, and too much faith in his friends. Under stress, he leaps into action – sometimes prematurely, in an attempt to get things done or make a firm decision (moving to 3). His 7 wing is witty, vibrant, easily distracted, and wants to run away from his deeper feelings of anxiety by being funny.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Willow Rosenberg [INFP 6w7]

Functional Order: Fi-Ne-Si-Te

Willow is an extremely compassionate, considerate girl, but always emotionally out of harmony with her environment – she tends to voice her thoughts, realize midway through a sentence what she just said, and cover for it with Ne re-phrasing, but she is consciously aware of what she wants from life and how to get it. As the series unfolds, she becomes more assertive in wanting to control her environment. Her “Dark Willow” period reflects her deep, entrenched rage over her loss, as well as her deliberate actions to punish all offenders. She often discusses the facts of what happened to her, but not how she feels about it – until she has had time to process and translate her emotions. She is often quick to leap to accurate conclusions and make connections – such as associating Buffy’s unusual, withdrawn behavior with an earlier conversation about Buffy’s desire to sleep with Angel, and telling Giles to back off, because he doesn’t know what’s really going on. She loves to engage in abstract, random conversations and games with Xander (bouts of “anywhere but here”). She catches on to magic quickly, she is suspicious of others and their motives, she enjoys speculation, and she often brings up alternative ways to view things, as she sorts through potential outcomes to their situation. Willow sometimes relates things to her own life experiences, and has a decent ability to compare new and old situations to anticipate what will happen next. She can be cautious when it comes to confronting danger. Her inferior Te shows in how bossy she can be under stress (yelling at Cordelia and Xander to ‘get with the program’), as well as in her magical attempts to control Tara.

Enneagram: 6w7 so/sx

Willow has a cautious approach to life, forever testing others and her theories, but also being self-reliant in trusting her hunches. She places a lot of worth in her inclusion in the “Buffy gang” and works actively to maintain her place among them; but she also withdraws to process her thoughts and has a cerebral nature. She often helps others, and even can check their homework for them, out of a desire to please and be accepted. Under stress, she makes knee jerk decisions and leaps into action (3), but as she matures, she becomes calmer and more self-reliant (9). She has a zany and comical wing, which allows her to be funny and light-hearted, good-natured, and optimistic to a fault.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer / Angel: Cordelia Chase [ESTJ 3w2]

Functional Order: Te-Si-Ne-Fi

Judging Functional Axis:

Extroverted Thinking (Te) / Introverted Feeling (Fi)

Cordelia Chase expresses her opinions very frankly; in fact, she shares every thought as it comes to her (dominant Te). She has opinions on everything and isn’t afraid to tackle any job set before her – she decides to make Angel’s “saving people” business profitable and immediately sets about cleaning up the office, coming up with a filing system, and printing out rate sheets … not that he lets her use them, but whatever. She is logical and knows they must all make enough money to support themselves – well, in her case. She has trouble relating to other people, and not becoming highly emotional and selfish in a bad situation. Cordelia isn’t easily insulted, but also struggles to confide in others when she needs to (inferior Fi).

Perceiving Functional Axis:

Introverted Sensing (Si) / Extroverted Intuition (Ne)

Everything she deals with on a daily basis goes back to her own former experiences and information; she keeps track of ideas, conclusions, and ways to battle different kinds of creatures, so that she can use them in the present. Cordelia also tends to focus mostly on the present but with a bigger eye toward her future; she wants to become a famous actress and comes up with the ideal imaginary life (Ne) but inevitably falls back on practicality. She knows her host is a vampire by picking up on external details, comparing them to her storehouse of knowledge, and linking facts to form a bigger picture.

Enneagram: 3w2 so/sp

Competitive, assertive, and vocal in what she wants, Cordelia is all about achieving success, being on top, keeping her status as the prettiest and most-bad-ass girl in town, and in working hard to achieve whatever she wants – be that for Angel as his secretary or to win the role of queen at the prom. She needs to LOOK good, which means she deliberately hides the fact that she’s dating Xander from most of her high school friends, out of fear they’ll think less of her because of her dating such a loser. Her 2 wing develops as the series unfolds, giving her more of a desire to genuinely help people rather than manipulating them with fake concern to earn their love. Under stress, she starts questioning and analyzing like a 6.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Rupert Giles [ISTJ 6w5]

Functional Order: Si-Te-Fi-Ne

Giles is a thoughtful, detail-oriented man who believes in doing extensive research before leaping into action, in a daily routine in which Buffy keeps in top form, and in using the vast wealth of resources of Slayers and Watchers that have come before him. He is skeptical of hunches and insights, and often refers to his own previous experience when making decisions. Giles is something of a book-learned expert in everything pertaining to vampires, demons, witches, and the occult. He has semi-trust for authority, but is not afraid to “act out” when the situation calls for it. As Giles grows more accustomed to Buffy’s methods of doing it herself, he learns to trust her insights and that she can take care of herself. He wants the facts, so they can come up with and execute a plan for the greater benefit of society. Rupert has no emotional attachment to his conclusions, he simply states what they have to do to get rid of the demon, vampire, or other problem. He can be somewhat blunt and inquisitive, but also deeply personal in his feelings. He loves Buffy very much, but rarely reminds her of that, preferring instead to be hard on her, so she will grow into a better Slayer. He does not attempt to comfort her beyond a few simple words, and respects her need to be alone and figure out her own feelings – just as after his girlfriend dies, he needs time to be alone and brood. He admits to an inferior Ne “wild child” period in his teenage years, of which he is now ashamed, in which he pursued various ideas and ideals, without any awareness of their potential repercussions. This resulted in him and his friends accidentally unleashing a demon upon them all.

Enneagram: 6w5 so/sp

Giles is something of a practical stick in the mud, but he’s also a warm and likable man, able to form connections to his little gang of recruits. He feels more at ease having their input on problem-solving and in trusting them to keep Buffy safe (and vice versa). He can be distrustful and doubtful, concerned about Buffy’s personal safety. Giles admits that his worst nightmare is that he would fail her and she would wind up dead because of his incompetence. He is a librarian through and through, with an endless assortment of books at his fingertips that he believes contain most of (if not all) the answers to their problems. He hits them whenever a crisis arises, trying to seek out knowledge to cope with his worries about whether they can handle this challenge or not. Giles is more comfortable handling the intellectual side of things than engaging in physical combat, and is endlessly frustrated by Buffy’s lack of interest in studying the books (when she can just stab things with pointy sticks, and then hit the mall!). He is somewhat insecure in forming romantic relationships, but can be aggressive in defending those he cares about.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer / Angel: Spike [ISTP 7w8]

Functional Order: Ti-Se-Ni-Fe

Judging Functional Axis:

Introverted Thinking (Ti) / Extroverted Feeling (Fe)

He has a very logical approach to life, though somewhat twisted; he tests the Slayer to find out what she is made of, before attacking her. He assigns other vampires to record her techniques so he can learn her weak spots and usual moves. He quickly sizes up people, situations, and possibilities and chooses one, without feeling the need to explain his actions, but they are often logical in some way (like, killing off the brat kid vampire and taking over). His decision to go to hell and back for a soul is not for his own gratification but because he earnestly wants to change so that Buffy will love him. Spike has a hot temper that flares up under stress and causes him to vent endlessly his feelings (he confides in Willow while holding her hostage, and asks her for relationship advice). Spike talks through his feelings and wears them openly, but also de-emphasizes them, which means he sneers at Angel’s attempts to atone for his many mistakes.

Perceiving Functional Axis:

Extroverted Sensing (Se) / Introverted Intuition (Ni)

“I had a plan,” he says. “It was a good plan. Smart. But I just got so bored!” This happens a lot. Spike sizes up situations and leaps into them. He is opportunistic, can pull a smart-ass remark out of midair, and inclined to not think through all his decisions. He has zero appreciation for “how things are done” (“I’m not sentimental”) but instead prefers to make his own way in life. He enjoys sensual pleasures and his time spent with Buffy, whether that involves physical violence or sexual pleasure. He is good at instinctively reading people, sensing their true intentions or possibilities, and figuring out how to exploit them. Spike also has a rich inner world, which as a human he used to express through poetry but now he keeps it locked away. His gut feelings are often good, but he sometimes ignores them in favor of immediate gratification. Angel says that once Spike fixates on something, he will not stop until he accomplishes it… or destroys it.

Enneagram: 7w8 sp/sx

Spike does not have a long attention span; he comes up with a great plan, then gets bored, and goes on impulse instead. He moves from one thing to another with reckless abandon, running away from his fears with “distractions” (drinking, eating people, and sex). He is full of witty jokes and banter intended to get a rise out of other people and/or amuse himself. Nothing is serious to him and he enjoys relentlessly mocking Angel, especially when he temporarily turns into a puppet. Spike can be easily distractible and impulsive, but also can sacrifice his needs and wants for Drusilla (and later, Buffy). He has a low-key desire to be included, it just doesn’t run his life. He can be harsh and judgmental under stress, but rarely lingers there, since his 8 wing isn’t about to put up with any nonsense. He likes to push people’s buttons and takes some sadistic pleasure in having dominated (killed) several slayers. Rather than live under the leadership of a child vampire, Spike sets him on fire and takes over.