Enola Holmes: Enola Holmes [ENFP 6w7]

Functional Order: Ne-Fi-Te-Si

Enola is witty and inviting in her desire to interact with the audience. She is good at solving puzzles and understanding her mother’s cryptic meaning, relying on the methods her mother taught her to make sense of things. She solves her mother’s cryptogram, knows her brother has set a trap to get his hands on her (and evades it), and operates off her assumption about who sent a hit man to attack the young Viscount (she’s right about the motive but wrong about who is responsible). Halfway through her mission, she decides to change her focus entirely and pursue a new thread (the Vicount’s safety) since she realizes he is more important than her mother’s disappearance. Enola is naieve and too trusting of her rooms being good in London. She sees the big picture in needing to allow the Viscount to escape for his own safety. She is more wrapped up in her own feelings than she is in the Vicount’s case — she is so busy thinking about finding her mother and returning her life to normal that she doesn’t ask any questions about who is after him or why or if she should be concerned. She is preoccupied with her present problem, and leaves him alone in London to fend for himself. Enola has a fierce need to be true to herself and not pressured into being like anyone else. She has no interest in wearing a corset unless it is her choice (and serves a purpose in hiding her from her brothers). Enola becomes offended when her brothers poke through her mother’s room in their investigations and make disparaging remarks about her, and tells them to get out. She sasses her teacher and gets a smack and also splashes her bowl of soup into another student’s face. Enola helps the Vicount escape death because it’s the right thing to do, but refuses to tell him anything about herself and leaves him in London because that’s “part of the plan.” She prefers operating off a complex plan rather than winging it—but can do so under pressure, such as when she knows the only way to escape and survive an assassination attempt is to leap off a moving train. Throughout the story, Enola references her previous experiences, the things her mother taught her, and flashes back to her recent memories as she strings together what is actually going on around her. She was content in her life in the country with just the two of them, odd though it may have been, and for awhile all she wants is to “get her mother back, so my life can go back to normal.” Ie, the way it’s always been.

Enneagram: cp 6w7 so/sp

Enola liked her secure life in the country, even if she did find it a tad bit dull. She uses her head to figure things out, distrusting her emotions (she likes the Viscount) and operating off of “plans” – she admits at one point that she may have “over-thought” her widow’s disguise. She uses the narrative audience like a fellow conspirator, her friends and supporters who are there for her at all times. Enola shows her apprehensiveness in London, but covers it up with false confidence and flaunts her money. She pretends to be less fearful than she is, and for the most part, it works; it’s only when things go wrong that she shows her fear (assassins, a big, crowded, noisy street, etc). Thrown into a school to teach her manners, even though she hates it, she remains mostly compliant and obedient to the authorities to avoid getting into trouble. She wants her authority figure (her mother) back, and is defiant toward the other two authority figures in her life (Mycroft and Sherlock) — though with Sherlock, she tries to get him on her side as a protector. Enola wants to remain happy and free of incumberances. Rather than tie herself down to a boy, she chooses to live on her own in London and seek freedom.

I Capture the Castle: Rose Mortmain [ENFP 3w2]

Functional Order: Ne-Fi-Te-Si

Perceiving Functional Axis:

Extroverted Intuition (Ne) / Introverted Sensing (Si)

Rose is the far more impractical sister, who has no notion of how the real world works – at one point, after dying fabric green and finding her hands also green, she notices the emptiness of the cookie jar and threatens to run away and live in London, to which her stepmother retorts that the life of a prostitute is “very hard work, it will not suit you.” She believes in premonitions and luck, and wishes on the gargoyle for a rich husband who can take away all her problems (“it’s all right,” her little brother tells their stepmother, “Rose is just dabbling in the occult”). She starts scheming the minute she sees the Cotton brothers, and insists upon setting her sights on the older one, despite his beard, who will inherit a vast fortune—money over love! But she is inept in flirtation and manages to make a fool of herself often, because she has never “done” these things and doesn’t know “how to do them.” She has a certain amount of sentiment toward their old life and rituals, and asks Cassandra to perform the “pagan rites” one last time for her. The American brother comments that Rose is inconsistent, and he’s never sure “which version of her” is going to show up.

Judging Functional Axis:

Introverted Feeling (Fi) / Extroverted Thinking (Te)

She can be selfish and easily insulted. Her attempts to flirt and charm fall flat because it’s obviously fake. She is easily offended and hurt by most things, from people’s rude comments about why they are all wearing green to her sensitivity about her ostentatious and weird pink evening dress (which looks fru-fru and too young for her). She retaliates rudeness with rudeness and can be insincere, self-absorbed in her feelings, and mercenary. She thinks the only way to happiness is to force herself to fall in love with a rich man who can afford to buy her nice things, and measures that love by the beautiful clothes she can now afford, but in the end cannot deny her feelings for his brother and runs away, with no thought for Simon. Rose complains that he is too “needy” and wants her love “all the time,” like a puppy dog.

Enneagram: 3w2 self-preservation

Rose is mercenary to an absurd degree; she brags about how she intends to make a boy fall in love with her, so she can have everything she wants, then finds him annoying once he becomes over-reliant on her (she complains that he wants love and affirmation all the time). She is about to “die of mortification,” whenever anything goes wrong or she shows up in a suit that is five years out of date, or has to wear a fur coat that she thinks is rubbish, because she feels she has been denied the beautiful things that a special girl like she deserves. She denounces love for finding a rich husband and has no problem faking emotions she does not feel to make boys like her, although her attempts are overt, obvious, and “too much,” and read as insincere and cheesy. She would rather crawl on her hands and knees out of the train station and be mistaken for a bear than embarrass herself in an old fur coat. She prides herself, upon reaching London, that people now take her seriously because she has a new haircut and new shoes and new clothes and looks fashionable. She can be seductive but also emotionally over-reactive and inconsistent, even hysterical at times. Rose believes in her own false image, that she is above such things as common affections and that she can control whom she loves, when in reality, she is only running away from the truth in favor of a preferred ideal.

Bleak House: Richard Carstone [ENFP 7w6]

Functional Order: Ne-Fi-Te-Si

Perceiving Functional Axis:

Extroverted Intuition (Ne) / Introverted Sensing (Si)

Richard is “living in the future,” always chasing whatever idea others throw at him – first he wants to become a surgeon and then is surprised and a downcast at the realization that “of course there will be a lot of blood.” He does that for awhile, then finds out it’s boring and he hates it, so he switches to the law… but finds that tedious and not at all fun, since he really just wanted to be informed of his court case… and he tries out being a soldier, but that isn’t enjoyable either… and so Rick goes around and around, never settling on a profession, always chasing the next idea, and placing all his future hopes and dreams in something that Mr. Jarndyce warned him might not ever come to pass: his inheritance. He worries from time to time about money, but never about his poor health… and it costs him his life, because he cannot find happiness in a domestic life and continues chasing his dream.

Judging Functional Axis:

Introverted Feeling (Fi) / Extroverted Thinking (Te)

He allows his emotions to drive him in everything, and has no interest in conforming to the moods and attitudes of others, or the situation – he shows up to Ada’s birthday “out of respect to her,” but then is sullen and withdrawn from Mr. Jarndyce, whom he believes is disappointed in his lack of an ability to choose a profession. And it’s true, he bounces from one thing to another with no ability to settle, since he is soon “easily bored” and wants to try something else. This results from a lack of Te development – instead of buckling down and becoming practical and learning how to study and hold down a profession and live within his means, Richard seeks easy ways out through placing his hopes in the court case and his future fortune. He chafes beneath schedules and boring tasks and has no ability to make rational decisions, either with his money or his health or his friends.

Enneagram: 7w6 sexual

Richard has two negative aspects going for him, as a 7 – a chronic inability to finish anything he starts (thus, a trail of abandoned professions and nothing to show for his time except debts) and the idealism of the sexual 7, which wants to make everything wonderful, and happy, and light, and never know pain or admit that anything is wrong. He would rather cut Jarndyce out of his life altogether than face the man’s disapproval and disappointment, and makes it all about the other person’s problems rather than his own mistakes (avoidance). He is irresponsible and idealistic, romantic and unrealistic about his ability to provide for his family. He chooses poor friends because he is too trusting, but then over time becomes more wary of them, and even suspicious of their motives—but is in too deep to pull out now. His 6 wing can be suspicious and even paranoid; he attributes feelings and mental states to Jarndyce of disapproval toward himself that are untrue, showing a tendency to “project” and disown, attributing criticisms he levels at himself secretly to another voice that he can ignore.

Smallville: Chloe Sullivan [ENFP 3w2]

Functional Order: Ne-Fi-Te-Si

Chloe believes all the “freaks” in Smallville are connected to the meteor shower. She covers her wall with photos, news stories, and other “evidence” of surreal events in an attempt to build a broad, networking concept. Her principle often accuses her of reporting without facts, using hypothesis and speculation to draw big picture concepts. Chloe trusts her instincts but isn’t hesitant to change hypothesis when Clark throws logical explanations or excuses in her path. She knows something is up with Clark and is intent on finding out what it is. Once she learns his true identity, Chloe realizes the greater potential for his powers and seeks to protect him in whatever way she can. Chloe is seriously indecisive about anything that relates to her feelings (she cannot decide whether to give up on Clark and stay in a relationship with him or give up, since he only has eyes for Lana). She dumps Clark shortly after the prom fearing he’s going to dump her first, kind of a counter-move to protect her feelings. Chloe resists others’ attempts to control her, and because she feels so strongly about her own abandonment, she doesn’t understand why Clark doesn’t want to “find his real parents.” Chloe temporarily is “fired” from her job as Editor of The Torch for printing material her principle disapproves of. She champions causes in print, and often battles “the establishment.” She is deeply hurt by others’ criticisms and not always quick to comprehend their true motivations (when Lana takes over as editor, Chloe has an emotional meltdown, not realizing Lana was only trying to help). Her organizational skills, attention to word counts, editing talent, and ability to meet deadlines make her an excellent reporter with a real shot at working for the Daily Planet. Chloe collects facts to back up her conclusions as much as she can. She also has an acidic tongue that emerges sometimes under the influence of spells or other influences (being “high” makes her rude to Lex Luthor). She often acts on her feelings, without considering the fall out of becoming involved with the Luthors. Her inferior Si gets her in trouble at school, when the principle accuses her of “writing articles based on theories without proof (details). She holds on to grudges and feelings past their due date, and uses her personal experiences as guideposts in offering others advice (she warns Lana not to have sex until she really believes she loves the other person, because her first time was disappointing).

Enneagram: 3w2 so/sp

Chloe is hard-working and ambitious. She has her eye on being an ace reporter for the Daily Planet, and is determined to show her worth in running a successful school newspaper. When the principle suspends her as the editor and turns it over to Lana, Chloe is deeply insulted and suspects her best friend of plotting against her – because her entire identity and self is wrapped up in The Torch, and she is nothing without it. Chloe wants to win, or she won’t try at all, which shows in her on-and-off crush on Clark. She is afraid he will pick Lana over her every time, so she constantly backs away from asserting her love for him. She is good at delegating and has high personal standards for others, in addition to herself; she is annoyed when the other students do not turn in their work on time, or slack off, because they don’t find reporting as important as she does. When given the chance to break a big story, Chloe will sacrifice her safety and well-being to do it. She thinks she is being “helpful” in showing society the dark underbelly of criminals. Her 2 wing can also be overpowering with Clark, since she often intrudes into his personal life, finding out things about his adoption, all in an effort to win him over and be “helpful.” She’s effective at hiding his secrets and protecting him as a friend, though, showing a 2’s devotion to others and loyalty.

Moonlight: Beth Turner [ENFP 7w6]

Functional Order: Ne-Fi-Te-Si

Perceiving Functional Axis:

Extroverted Intuition (Ne) / Introverted Sensing (Si)

Beth’s instincts are good, but she has a tendency to “sensationalize,” which led to her job at Buzzwire. She reads between the lines in most situations, even when others deny the truth; she sees an instant connection between Mick and “Morgan,” and correctly assesses he is “obsessed” with her. The first time Mick meets Beth, she is theorizing on associating a murder with a vampire angle—and then, it turns out to be a vampire. Once aware that vampires exist, she is quick to latch onto the idea, and wants to know all about it; she starts finding connections to vampires everywhere, and suspecting they are responsible for many different crimes (accurately). Beth has a naïve, idealized view of vampire life, as comes to light when she asks Mick to turn someone she cares about, to save his life. She admits her childhood memories “are unclear,” and she avoids thinking about them, whenever possible. But her kidnapping colors all her experiences; she has always felt safe, because Mick, unbeknown to her, has been a constant in her life, watching over her. Beth abandons practical reality when she asks Mick to turn Josh; she admits that caring so much about her appearance, acting seductively, and the enjoyment of “feeling everything” under the influence of vampire blood was very unlike her usual self. Once she starts to remember the past, she falls into the grip – bad. She relives her experiences, blames Coraline for what happened, refuses to let go, or forgive her for it.

Judging Functional Axis:

Introverted Feeling (Fi) / Extroverted Thinking (Te)

Her intense personal feelings do not often come to the surface; she waits until she is alone to cry, when she believes Mick has died. She both wants to and cannot really talk about her true feelings for Mick; when others bring them up, she denies them, showing a sense of detachment from her feelings and a refusal to share them. She forms a strong, unspoken bond with Mick, which only strengthens over time. Beth has certain ideals she will not violate, but her strong attachment to Mick does drive her actions. She wants the facts, and to get her story straight. Her questions about vampirism are practical, and intended to build her knowledge base. Beth is quick to leap to rational conclusions and act on them; this can get her into trouble, when she thinks she has to do something about whatever is going on. Even though she has doubts about vampires, and is afraid of what might happen, Beth gives Mick her blood, to save his life. She shocks Joseph when she suggests to him to keep Mick safe, and to protect his secret, he is going to have to “shut someone up” (kill them). It’s the logical thing to do, yes. Beth also acts on her feelings: she stabs Coraline, when she associates her with the past and her childhood kidnapping.

Enneagram: 7w6 social

Beth is an enthusiastic and open-minded journalist, never content to sit on the sidelines and observe the stories from a safe place; she wants to be in on the action and can be too much of a risk-taker at times, when she goes undercover to infiltrate a cult. She loves to tease Mick about his special abilities (“can you do that that sexy vampire jumping thing you do?”), but she can also be hard-assed under stress, such as when she wants Coraline dead when she discovers her true identity. She shifts into unhealthy 1 disintegration behaviors, morally judging her, seeing her in a black and white way, and trying to enact revenge, out of a desire to protect herself. Beth wants to run away from the pain of losing Josh, by persuading Mick to turn him, with no thought for how that might unfold in Josh’s life, then shuns him for awhile when she doesn’t get what she wants. Her 6 wing makes her imaginative, and cautious, playful with Mick, and indecisive about what she wants in life at times, but she is more cautious than Mick in terms of worrying about how things may backfire on them. She agrees with Josef the journalist who uncovered the truth about Mick needs to be killed to protect his secret.

The Great: Catherine [ENFP 3w2]

Functional Order: Ne-Fi-Te-Si

Catherine arrives in Russia full of “expectancy” for how wonderful it will be, how forward it will become beneath her influence, and with a terrific passion for “the sharing of ideas,” which she propagates all over court. The common lawn games, over-emphasis on fashion, sexuality, and menial topics “bores her,” she much prefers the library! Where she can read, think great thoughts, and gather, what else, splendid notions from all across the world! A wildly enthusiastic girl at first, she refuses to let much get her down, even though none of it measures up to what she expects it will be (her first sexual encounter is not all she hoped it might be, for example). She tends to invent schemes on the fly, and accredit them to her husband to stroke his ego, insisting that he said all that in his sleep the night before. Catherine often frustrates her friend and fellow coup-conspirator Orlo because she changes her mind at the last minute and takes advantage of opportunities (such as when she intrudes on the archbishop’s “vision” and plants one of her own ideas). She has a strong set of morals, decidedly different from everyone else at court. Her husband’s bloodthirsty nature appalls her. The idea of burning peasants with the pox angers and frustrates her. She becomes so disgusted seeing people dying on battlefields that she resolves to end the dispute peacefully. Many of the ladies at court hate her, because she turns up her nose at them – though later she makes inroads into getting them to like her better, with her husband’s aunt’s help. Catherine also finds it almost impossible to “fake” things – she shows no pleasure if she feels none, and this leads her husband to plan her death in a carriage accident; only faced with her own survival does she develop more of a capacity to be “fake.” She also refuses to make hard choices – though she needs to murder a child for her coup, she refuses to do so and is appalled when someone else does it for her. At first, all she wants is love and affection in addition to advancing Russia. Then, that turns into more pragmatic, Te-driven decisions in resolving the differences between them and Sweden through arranging a mutually beneficial ceasefire (each claims one province, ignores their loss in the other one, and goes home happy, huzzah!). She has very little interest in keeping things the same (awful as they are) and is not very grounded, nor does she know how to draw upon previous coups to stage her own. She is quite embarrassed in front of a panel of men, when asked what she knows about the war, the Russian provinces, etc., to admit, shame-faced, that “it’s on my list.” Details are not her strong suit.

Enneagram: 3w2 so/sx

Catherine has total and complete confidence in herself as being a woman of ambition, influence, and culture. She intends to show others how to take an interest in these things and has magnificent goals for Russia. She arrives optimistic, idealistic, and full of grand ideas… and when she cannot see them through, she contemplates suicide and becomes passive and unengaged (falling into 9). Catherine is quite aware of how things look to other people, so once she decides to play along and manipulate her husband, she does it quite well; at other times, she seeks outward approval. Early on, she admits that all she wants is for “my husband to love me.” She also tries to buy her way into the hearts of the ladies at court (often without success).

Interstellar: Murph Cooper [ENFP 6w5]

Functional Order: Ne-Fi-Te-Si

Murph has an instinctual ability to sense there is “more” beyond than what is apparent – which starts out in childhood, with the mysterious things happening in her room. Rather than simply discount it, or write it off as an anomaly, Murph tries to figure out ways to communicate with her Ghost – and realizes it’s using Morse Code. She also personalizes the Ghost, and years later, returning to the evidence with her newfound understanding of her father’s space mission, recognizes that time bends on itself and her father is / was her ghost. His future, her past. She also, after working for a time with Professor Brand, realizes that he has lied to them this entire time – he has been deliberately leaving out a piece of the equation, which would show humanity it’s hopeless. Murph then goes on to factor in her father’s information, complete the equation, and save the human race. And she does it all in “real time” as things are happening around her (Ne). She approaches science and greater understanding from a place of warm human conviction and focus, and finds it abhorrent that Brand would mislead people with “hope” rather than find a way around a problem he sees as insurmountable. From the start, she personalizes her experiences, leading her to form conclusions about her “Ghost” – she recognizes it was her father not through analytical thinking, but a deeper emotional understanding and comprehension, just as she fully trusted her own instincts and the message that told him to STAY with her. She considers his departure a deep betrayal and refuses to speak to him for decades, furious at his absence and unwilling to forgive him for leaving her behind. It’s only when she finds him again, through the dust, that she can forgive him and move forward. She also falls into aggressive low Te behaviors, such as burning down her brother’s corn field when she knows it’s not safe for him to stay there anymore and he will not listen to reason. She has far less sentiment than her brother (an ISTJ) about the place where they grew up, but needs to relive moments of her childhood to piece together the connections required to solve the puzzle of her past, present, and future.

Enneagram: 6w5 so/sp

Murph is more cautious than her father, more skeptical of things, and more full of questions. She doesn’t take Brand at face value, nor does she feel safe when her father just… leaves her for the unknown. It scares her and she begs him not to go. She pays attention to her environment and notices when things are unusual. When she sees her sister-in-law developing dust symptoms, she tries to convince her brother it’s time to abandon everything he has ever known and leave the farm—for their own survival. Her massive 5 wing love of learning, avoidance of the outer world through books, and isolation, helps her to learn everything she needs to know to solve the gravitational equation.

Alice in Wonderland / Alice Through the Looking Glass: Tarrant Hightopp / The Mad Hatter [ENFP 7w6]

Functional Order: Ne-Fi-Te-Si

Perceiving Functional Axis:

Extroverted Intuition (Ne) / Introverted Sensing (Si)

Hatter often speaks in abstractions, but also catches on to things quickly – he saves Alice from being captured by leading the Knight in a mental game of wit. He often banters with and insults people without them realizing it, then cackles at his own cleverness. He muses on rather worthless things (“why is a raven like a writing desk?”). He notices and finds amusing the fact that all the Red Queen’s subjects are “faking” their “large” appendages. He sizes up Alice at once, compares her to her previous self, and sadly concludes that she has “lost her muchness.” Given no evidence other than finding his paper hat on the ground, Hatter concludes that his family is alive and needs to be saved—an intuitive leap that proves correct once Alice investigates. Though disdainful of boredom and normality (he hates being stuck at “one minute to tea”), Hatter also holds onto his family business as … well, a hat maker.

Judging Functional Axis:

Introverted Feeling (Fi) / Extroverted Thinking (Te)

He was a warm and considerate boy, who eagerly drew Alice back to his father’s shop to fit her for a hat, and then gave his father a wonderful, creative paper hat. When his father attempted to “fix” it, and broke it, it broke poor Hatter’s heart. Hatter needed to be true to his art and his creativity, so when his father rejected that and shamed him for laughing at the Red Princess’s oversized head (her crown would not fit), he packed up his bags and left to find people who would accept him for himself. He and Alice form a strong attachment to each other, mostly based out of their mutual instinctive appreciation for each other. There is no excess of sentimentality or gushing between them, but he isn’t happy unless he’s been understood. Hatter can at times be blunt or rude, but also has a good sense of business skills even as a boy.

Enneagram: 7w6 sexual

Hatter’s father considers him a “frivolous” boy, full of fanciful ideas and nonsense, driven only to seek amusement… and it’s true, Hatter approaches life determined to find it hilarious. He has trouble holding back his laughter, as he instantly sees the absurdities around him (in the queen’s stupid need for affirmation, in her courtiers’ need to please her by faking larger noses, ears, and breasts, in the slavish devotion her knight puts upon her, etc). He must do everything “larger than life,” from his tea parties (enormous and silly) to his hats (gigantic, absurd, and funny). Whenever not distracted by these things, Hatter falls into deep moodiness. His 6 wing wants attention and family, to feel connected and supported by his loved ones, but on occasion, the Hatter, in one of his manic mood spells, moves into a terrifying place of 8 aggression, harsh truths, and intimidation.

Veronica Mars [ENFP 6w7]

Functional Order: Ne-Fi-Te-Si

Veronica is an effortless fountain of adaptation; when one method to solve a case fails, she switches to another, without needing much time to transition in-between. She relies on her hunches and instincts to guide her, sometimes with accurate results, and sometimes to her own determent; she tends to believe the worst in people (due to her Enneagram 6 issues). She is open to new experiences and possibilities, and tends to over-think a lot of her more personal moves. Veronica can also be somewhat impulsive, and finds it hard to settle on a single career path. She teems with emotion, but does not share her feelings with others easily. Veronica will sidestep emotional questions, responding with sarcasm or insults, to diffuse the tension and disguise her true feelings. She never told her dad about the rape; she doesn’t talk about it with anyone else, until she’s on her way to solving it, either. She prioritizes her emotions, for good or bad, when making decisions – and sometimes forgets to care about other people’s feelings along the way (such as dropping everything and going to help Logan out of a murder charge, despite Piz’s parents traveling a long distance to meet her). She strongly identifies with a few people, including the abused and under-represented, but isn’t afraid to turn on them when she doesn’t agree with their moral tactics; she is offended when her dad enters into a brief adulterous fling. Friends get favors; everyone else pays for her time. Veronica is motivated to solve cases for financial gain; she has uses and plans for that money. She believes in laying down the law. She uses observable facts, often, to entwine with her witty comebacks, in order to protect herself and generate sarcasm. Veronica tends to act on her feelings. She often bypasses her emotions and lays down “the law” – in this state, she tends to use other people to get what she wants. What happened to Lily? The murder is old news, but Veronica cannot move past it. The subjective perceptions she formed, during those traumatic months of her life, shape all her expectations of her peers, her friends and her parents, moving forward. Each negative experience reinforces her deeply rooted insecurities and perceptions, making her unable to escape them, move forward or deal with her trauma. Her sentimentality tends to manifest less in objects, and more in returning to former relationships (inferior Si).

Enneagram: cp 6w7 sx/so

Veronica is the queen of distrust and mixed messages; she waffles between trusting and distrusting her friends – keeping them at a distance, but also feeling protective over them. She is extroverted and funny, but careful to enter into nothing that makes her feel trapped – she can abandon people, rather than deal with unpleasant aspects of the relationship (simply dumping her boyfriend, to go back to help Logan when he needs her). Under stress, she often chooses to react impulsively and work her way through things, to prove she’s “fine” (moving to unhealthy 3) – she also cares a lot about her image at school and her sudden rejection from among the “cool” kids. Her 7 wing is extroverted, sassy, and likes to turn things into jokes. Veronica hates to be serious and can often be irresponsible and/or self-absorbed, running away from the things that scare her (leaving her future in-laws in the lurch, to rush back home to help Logan).

Lady Bird: Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson [ENFP 7w8]

Functional Order: Ne-Fi-Te-Si

Perceiving Functional Axis:

Extroverted Intuition (Ne) / Introverted Sensing (Si)

Christine is an idealistic dreamer, with unrealistic expectations about her future prospects. She dreams of going to particular schools, and is annoyed when her school counselor, mother, or best friend pointed out that she hasn’t actually studied enough, or excelled enough, to be able to get into those schools. She wonders why she magically is no good at math, whereas other people in her family are—without doing any of the work involved to improve herself at math. She blows about on the wind of ideas, always casting about for new ones, and over-romanticizing things before she abandons interest in them (sex wasn’t what she thought – oh well, shall we talk about something else instead?). It isn’t until she has to move away to New York City (something she is very excited about) that some inferior Si kicks in, and she admits that she misses home and wishes she had appreciated it more while she was there – that she loved driving its streets for the first time, and seeing them as a driver, but she felt she couldn’t share that with her mom, since “we were fighting at the time.”

Judging Functional Axis:

Introverted Feeling (Fi) / Extroverted Thinking (Te)

“I am Lady Bird. It is my name, given by me” … and you will call me by it. Christine wants to assert her independence and be seen as someone unique and magnificent. She can, in doing this, be completely self-centered, ignore others’ needs and wishes, and wrapped up in her own emotions. She wants to spend Thanksgiving with her boyfriend and his family, so she crushes her mother by not spending at home. When her friends decide to ditch Prom, she tells them she wants to go, and demands they let her off at her best friend’s house, so she can make up after their fight and… go to Prom. After she turned up and “showed off” at the school play tryouts and got a part that she deemed beneath her, Christine never bothered to show up or tell them she wasn’t participating. She isn’t known for her rational decisions – rather than listen to her mother another minute, she jumps out of a moving car, breaks her arm, and then writes a curse word aimed at her mother on it, blaming her for her own decision. She can be blunt, bossy, and critical of others, but also socially awkward. She makes a fair point, when in NYC she muses that people don’t believe in God, but accept the name their parents gave them without question.

Enneagram: 7w8 sp/so

Christine has two major problems in her life – her habitual lack of interest in doing hard work or finishing anything she starts in favor of entertaining herself, and her bad temper and inability to let others boss her around. She assumes, in a narcissistic manner, that just showing up and being funny is enough to get her a plum part, then insults her best friend by complaining about her “getting just as good of a part, when all you did was show up.” She brings the focus back to herself, all the time, in a selfish 7 way. She puts no effort into her schoolwork. Christine balks against authority, defies her teachers, and dislikes the constraints placed on her in Catholic School. Her 8 wing lashes out at other people, has a bad temper, and is eager to experience the world – she leaps into situations happy and pleased to defy social conventions and barriers and prove herself, and get what she wants.

Ever After: Henry [ENFP 7w6]

Functional Order: Ne-Fi-Te-Si

Perceiving Functional Axis:

Extroverted Intuition (Ne) / Introverted Sensing (Si)

Henry is, at heart, a philosopher who spends pointless time on the riverbank musing on whether soul-mates exist, and if so, if you met the first person first and then she died, and you met someone else, what if you were supposed to be with the second one first? He comes actively alive when he meets Danielle, because she has “more passion” in one day than he has experienced in a lifetime. He quickly latches onto her ideas about philosophy, morals, and transforming the kingdom, and tries to take avid steps to make them a reality. He’s excited to find someone who cares not just about reading books, but doing something with them. He can recognize what she has borrowed from Sir Thomas More in her quotations, and senses that what she would love to do most on an afternoon is visit a library. But when it comes to sensory things, Henry is hopeless – he falls off a cliff chasing a thief, he doesn’t want to walk to the castle (it’s too far), he feels stupid allowing her to climb a tree because he gets them lost (“You would think I know the way to my own castle!”), and he loses a swordfight to a gypsy. He fails to notice that Danielle’s shoes don’t match her dress, and is blindsided and has his idealism shaken when he finds out she’s a “mere” servant.

Judging Functional Axis:

Introverted Feeling (Fi) / Extroverted Thinking (Te)

His frequent battles with his father are all because as a Fi, Henry doesn’t want other people dictating his life, deciding who he can marry, or telling him what to do. He remarks on how maddening it is to be seen for what your position is (a prince) rather than “who I am.” Though polite for its own sake to people he does not like, Henry is also poor at dealing with or prioritizing other people’s emotions ahead of his own – once he finds out the truth about Danielle, he feels humiliated in front of a huge group of people and … betrays her, walking away from her, and rejecting her, because he cannot deal with his own emotions in public or care about hers in that moment. Da Vinci calls him a fool for this. Henry can be selfish and inconsiderate – he frees her servant, because he thinks she is attractive, but “did not even glance at the others” (once he realizes this, he frees them all). He often lashes out with Te, in terms of demanding obedience to his authority—warning Da Vinci that he is “on dangerous ground” for insulting a prince. His emotions are off-kilter with other people; rather than be humiliated or upset when his Spanish bride cries her way to the altar, he laughs hysterically and then frees her from the engagement.

Enneagram: 7w6 sp/so

When Danielle first meets Henry, he is running away from his responsibilities as a future king through escaping them — literally, riding away into the woods in the hope of finding somewhere to go or hide from his impending responsibilities. His father finds him irresponsible and shallow, since he has never done, or committed to, or finished anything in his life; never shown any interest in anything other than his own amusement or pleasure. Danielle catches him off guard because she has more passion in a day than he has in his entire being — she is driven, a reformist, militant in her pursuit of humanitarianism… things he has never thought about. Henry has instead amused himself with questions and thoughts, changing the subject, running with others’ ideas, and avoidance of commitment. He has a good sense of humor but also a lot of resentment toward anything that inhibits him. His 6 wing is not above helping others when necessary, and feels a sense of duty to his crown after a fashion, but is also afraid of what others might think. Henry almost ruins his future hopes with Danielle when he refuses to accept her as a servant girl — disintegrating into 1ish judgmental attitudes and then lashing out and denying his role in it to Da Vinci (7s often deflect criticism, since it does not fit their positive self-image).

Onward: Barley Lightfoot [ENFP 7w6]

Functional Order: Ne-Fi-Te-Si

Perceiving Functional Axis:

Extroverted Intuition (Ne) / Introverted Sensing (Si)

Barley places a great deal of self-worth in his ideas, feeling hurt when his brother rejects them as stupid, unrealistic, or immature. He says the best route is never the most obvious, and you have to “think with your gut.” He’s sure it never leads him wrong – and sure enough, he knows instantly that his brother has magic, that they should follow the ravens, that they ought to get off the highway and go up the road less traveled. Rather than look for practical solutions to each problem that arises, Barley thinks creatively and often defaults to the magic he has learned in his lifetime of being obsessed with quests, dragons, and magic. He shows a lower Si tendency to cling hard to the past in certain situations, such as not wanting them to tear down an ancient fountain (turns out, he needed it!). He frequently shows inferior Si forgetfulness, in neglecting to inform his brother of the details (which lands them in trouble), remember to fill up his van, think about curses, or deal with his parking tickets.

Judging Functional Axis:

Introverted Feeling (Fi) / Extroverted Thinking (Te)

Though compassionate and understanding of his brother, Barley is a little bit wrapped up in his own feelings at times. He enjoys teasing his brother mercilessly, and continues to do so even after his mother and brother protest about it. He is wildly enthusiastic about everything and doesn’t let his brother’s wet blanket attitude bring him down. Barley often wants to go the creative route, but can be a competent problem-solver. He wants to find solutions and isn’t too emotional, or too attached, to his beloved van to send her on a final ride, so that his brother can complete his quest. He sacrifices Guinevere for them, since he knows she can topple the boulder and block the police from arresting them.

Enneagram: 7w6 sexual

Barley is a “screw up,” according to the police and his little brother. Why? Avoidance of facing his problems. Barley doesn’t like to think about his last memory of his father hooked up to tubes – he ran away, right out of the hospital room, and he’s never since stopped running. Meeting his father is his chance to say goodbye and apologize. A fun-loving, enthusiastic, and cheerful boy, Barley makes everything entertaining. He has an unsinkable spirit and ability to keep going on, even after life punches him in the gut a few times. But… he can also be irresponsible. He has never paid a single parking ticket. His mother is frustrated with him on an ongoing basis. His 6 wing is family-focused, it means everything to him. He shows anxiety on occasion, but it plays second fiddle to his infectious enthusiasm for life. As a sexual 7, everything is wonderful for him, idealistic; the world is full of magic.

Pride and Prejudice: Elizabeth Bennet [ENFP 7w6]

Functional Order: Ne-Fi-Te-Si

Perceiving Functional Axis:

Extroverted Intuition (Ne) / Introverted Sensing (Si)

Lizzie both engages and detaches from her environment; she is not aware in the sense of being devoted to enjoying the finer things in life (unlike her mother), but instead she explores situations for their creative or intuitive potential – often resorting to mocking, teasing, and seeing reality in funny ways rather than focusing on things as they strictly are. Lizzie twists and bends this reality to reflect her own perspective and as such, can be a poor judge of character. She is attentive to what is going on around her and in sensing things people do not share with her (despite Jane being rather quiet about Bingley, Lizzie knows she is in love with him), but her intuition is sometimes wrong. She is right that Lydia will “make us all ridiculous” but wrong in trusting Wickham’s word about Darcy. She changes her mind about Darcy fairly quickly; her refusal to marry him when Lady Catherine demands the truth – Lizzie no longer has a clear answer and resents stating otherwise. The entire foundation of her dislike for Darcy stems from subjective opinions and hurt feelings – her assessment of him as cold, taciturn, and unlikable does not shift until she sees him at ease in his own surroundings. His slight of her at the ball leads her contempt and she holds that grudge for a long time. Her desire to bond with someone who shares her opinion means she neglects determining the actual details of Darcy’s dislike of Wickham. Lizzie has a sense of how reality works (girls must marry above them, to advance themselves, and eloping without getting married will ruin the entire family) and respects it even if she doesn’t like convention. When defending Jane against Darcy’s allegations, she relies on her own subjective view of her sister, built up over many years’ acquaintance (inferior Si).

Judging Functional Axis:

Introverted Feeling (Fi) / Extroverted Thinking (Te)

She refuses to marry for anything other than love, but does not share her feelings about Darcy as they shift and change until the last possible moment. Lizzie reacts to a slight against her with mockery, preferring not to talk about it with Jane or Charlotte but to instead divert attention away so she can process it in private. She is appalled that Charlotte would marry someone as irritating as Mr. Collins purely for security. Even though she believes her father is wrong in not stopping Lydia from going to Bath with her friends, she respects his decision and does nothing to impede it. If Lizzie does not like the company in the room, she excuses herself, turns to a book, or makes a polite mockery of them in private. Lizzie has very little regard for status or position and refuses to answer questions from Lady Catherine that she dislikes or to submit to her authority. Even though Lizzie believes in marrying for love, she freely admits with a twinkle in her eye that seeing Pemberley made all the difference in her affections for Mr. Darcy, because, after all, being in love is a fine thing… being in love and a wealthy woman is an even better thing! Even though she is initially outraged at Darcy’s allegations against the behavior of her mother and sisters at the ball, she is detached enough to see that his bias is well founded and factually based (they are inappropriate) and so concedes he is right and his opinions are valid. Lizzie flat out refuses to marry Mr. Collins out of dislike, and minces no words when telling Mr. Darcy all the reasons she would never accept his proposal. 

Enneagram: 7w6 social

Lizzie has a “lively and playful disposition that delights in anything ridiculous.” She admits in the novel her one desire is to always be “happy.” She likes to turn things around and reflect on them through humor rather than take them too seriously, transforming Darcy’s insult over her “not being handsome enough to tempt me” into a mockery and a joke. She scorns him for not having a sense of humor, outward charm, or irreverence. She admits to her sister only the deepest love would entrap her into matrimony. She sets out to “laugh” at Darcy to punish him. Her folly is she considers herself a good judge of character – only to be taken in by Wickham and mistaken in her assumption about Darcy. Her 6 wing does make her skeptical and desirous of keeping the peace with her parents, though she will not compromise on whom she loves (and is grateful to her father when he does not order her to marry Mr. Collins). Her entire beef with Darcy is because he insulted her appearance and manner, then went on to judge her family, which shows her line to 1. It brings in a strong sense of ethical right and wrong, which is ashamed of her family’s inappropriate behavior but also judges Darcy harshly for his own social rudeness and mistakes.

Doctor Who: Ten [ENFP 7w8]

Functional Order: Ne-Fi-Te-Si

Perceiving Functional Axis:

Extroverted Intuition (Ne) / Introverted Sensing (Si)

The Doctor’s first approach to any new experience is excitement at its greater potential. He rarely takes objects for what they seem to be, but instead looks past them to their conceptual worth. He’s very quick to form accurate suspicions and discern others’ motives, and can even predict events in the short term (he realizes people are breathing in stone dust, which is converting them into a new kind of creature; he warns a woman  that she is no longer necessary, a second before her employers kill her as “the only witness”; he swiftly figures out the robots are waiting for Madam Pompadour to get “the right age” to harvest her organs, etc). He’ll often assert a statement and contradict it a moment later, indicating his ability to think in different directions at once (“No, it’s safe… well, maybe not safe … yeah, I think I’ll do a scan, in case there’s something dangerous out there…”). Ten is running away from his past. He prefers not to think about, or dwell in it, too much, as it brings out his sadness over losing former companions, including Rose. When reunited with Sarah Jane Smith, the Doctor happily revisits their former connection, and even builds her a new K9 as a parting gift, making sure to give it all the memories of the previous model (inferior Si).

Judging Functional Axis:

Introverted Feeling (Fi) / Extroverted Thinking (Te)

He can be oblivious to other people’s feelings, when absorbed in his own – so much so his companions often have to tell him he’s being rude to get him to stop (usually he’s so excited about an idea, he doesn’t quit theorizing it in time to avoid making it an insult). His preoccupation with losing Rose makes him clueless about Martha’s gigantic crush on him. It’s a relief for him to partner up with Donna, because she doesn’t demand he open up emotionally. When asked about his former partners, the Doctor admits they’re “gone… but fine,” without expanding on his feelings about it. He broods. Intensely. He also tends to see the world in strong ethical terms, defined by right and wrong; right is whatever he decides, and he can be merciless and without pity in punishing anyone who violates his stance on humane behavior. The Doctor can shut down and go into a Ne/Te loop, whenever he has to make a tough decision; Donna berates him for intending to let everyone in Pompeii die, because the Doctor argues “it’s a fixed point in time” – it must happen. He chooses to accept his role as the catalyst for making it happen, because “it’s Pompeii or the planet… that’s all I needed to know.” The Doctor doesn’t like it when others violate the “code of the universe” (disobey galactic rules) and often reacts with harsh punishment (imprisoning aliens in mirrors, destroying the spider’s children, etc). Donna says, upon their first meeting, that he “need[s] a companion, to hold [him] back sometimes.” Sometimes, if he lacks the tools to fix a problem, he thinks they’re doomed.

Enneagram: 7w8 social

Stay in one place very long? Nope. The Doctor flits between worlds, always chasing something newer, better, more interesting, to escape his tortured past. He wants to absorb himself in new ideas, to find new creations, to discover new races and life. He’s witty, social, and engaging, making friends wherever he goes, always on the run and reluctant to commit or deeply think about the people he has lost. The Doctor’s focuses on protecting and guarding those who need his help, taking responsibility for the welfare of earth and trying to inspire its populace to greatness. His 8 wing becomes aggressive and domineering under stress, often asserting himself as the boss and demanding others step aside and do what he says. Under stress, the Doctor falls into unhealthy disintegration to 1, becoming rigid, punishing those who thwart him in increasingly harsh ways (locking them in mirrors, drowning a spider’s thousands of children, and causing Donna to say, “You need someone to stop you”). He never apologizes for his anger.

Elizabethtown: Claire Colburn [ENFP 9w1]

Functional Order: Ne-Fi-Te-Si

Perceiving Functional Axis:

Extroverted Intuition (Ne) / Introverted Sensing (Si)

Claire has an offbeat but deep sense of humor. She has remarkable insights into other people, and discerns things through visible external clues (she pieces together Drew’s comment about “Mitch” with his black suit, and knows his father is dead). She enjoys long conversations that cover an enormous variety of topics. Claire likes to talk in metaphors, but also can be specific in her terrific insights into human behavior (“we’re substitute people”). Though she tends to be impulsive (she spontaneously suggests meeting partway just to see the sunrise, after talking all night, and cancels her trip to Hawaii to hang out with Drew), she also has a way of helping Drew open up to the possibilities of life. That’s what Claire is all about: possibilities. This moment, this sadness, will pass, and the rest of life awaits. Her map isn’t spontaneous, but detailed… and full of references to her own travels and experiences. She includes brochures that she picked up on her travels, encourages Drew to stop and talk to people she met, and above all, subtly hints that now is the time to reflect on his relationship with his dad. Some things are too important to be forgotten.

Judging Functional Axis:

Introverted Feeling (Fi) / Extroverted Thinking (Te)

She admires most people who are true to themselves, who don’t care about other people’s opinions and can pull themselves up after a disaster and “keep on smiling.” Claire has unusual insights into Drew, and doesn’t push him to talk about his feelings – instead, she encourages him to act on them. She also acts on hers… by leaving him her number, helping him out, shyly confessing that she “likes” him, and implying through her conversation that she regrets always being the “substitute person.” Claire is happy to talk about others in abstract ways (the Mitch’s she has known), but doesn’t always open up about her own life and experiences. Once she decides to do something, Claire goes all out. She draws him a detailed map full of instructions so he won’t miss 60B. She spends a couple of days organizing songs into a playlist, and packing a travel care kit full of photos, CDs, her internal thoughts, and brochures from her own travels. This requires learning and accounting for the mileage of all the highways in all the various states, so that her playlist is never off. She gives him time limits in which to wallow, and comes up with an “alternate plan” for him.

Enneagram: 9w1 social

Claire is a substitute person, because she is so passive in asserting her own needs or standing up for herself — she continues to see a guy who half the time doesn’t show up, but expects her to be around whenever he needs her anyway. As Drew tells her, she ought to be with someone who doesn’t leave her hanging all the time and treats her as a first option, not the person he calls because no one else picked up the phone. She even leaves Drew’s choice of whether or not to be in a relationship with her (which she wants) entirely to him — giving him a map, agreeing to meet him at the market, and then waiting around for him to show up. She is agreeable, good-natured, and tells him she is okay with whatever he wants to tell her — or not tell her. Though she tries to create a positive spin on being a “substitute person,” it’s not okay. But it’s not, and she knows it. Her 1 wing makes her dutiful and driven to help Drew, since she knows it’s the “right” thing to do. She also can be rather frank at times, telling him he has a few minutes more to whine about it, and then he needs to get over himself.