Crossbones: William Jagger [ENTJ 8w7]

Functional Order: Te-Ni-Se-Fi

Jagger has amassed large amounts of power for himself, both in his personal life and successes (he is rich, favored by the king, and owns a great deal of property) and in his naval career. He orders Tom to accompany the chronometer through the trade route, and if attacked, to kill the man who invented it, destroy the machine, burn the blueprints, and then manipulate his way into Blackbeard’s trust, so he can kill him. He has kept Blackbeard’s wife imprisoned for many years, grooming and preparing her for the day when he can let her loose on the island, and she can assassinate her former lover for him. He has a single-minded pursuit of the pirate, believing even when others argue against it that he survived, is alive, and now he wants proof in the form of his severed head that he has defeated his adversary at last. Jagger is tough, aggressive, and impulsive at times in his pursuit of Blackbeard; he notices and reacts quickly to situations, even when he’s outsmarted – he leaves Kate and the beach to pursue a ship he believes belongs to Blackbeard, only to get too close and watch it explode seconds after he realizes it’s a decoy intended to lure him away from Kate. He shows very little empathy for anyone, but also instinctively knows how to get under other people’s skin and push their pressure points for his own advantage. He tortures Kate for information by burying her alive, he tells Blackbeard that his wife murdered his children, and is angry at the end of his life, to realize Blackbeard has outsmarted him and brought him to the island to die, so that he can be “part of Blackbeard’s legacy.”

Enneagram: 8w7 so/sx

Jagger is unscrupulous and willing to use any method to get what he wants; he recognizes that force gets things done, which means most of his subordinates are afraid of him and even Blackbeard doesn’t want to tangle directly with him. He aggressively pursues his prey even when others deem it impractical. He has enormous energy, isn’t afraid to use underhanded tactics against his enemies, and has black and white thinking; when Tom turns up and appears to have sympathy for all the pirates Jagger intends to wipe out once he reaches the island, Jagger turns on him and tries to kill him. One reason Tom works so hard against him is because he knows Jagger will offer no quarter to anyone once he finds them; he will slaughter them all.

The Last Duel: Jacques Le Gris [ENTJ 3w2]

Function Order: Te-Ni-Se-Fi

Le Gris has a rational argument for everything he does and every suggestion he makes to other people; when his best friend wants to abandon his estate and go back to war, Le Gris points out that he has no heir, and if he dies, everything reverts to another (the logical facts and consequences of an “impulsive” decision). He has rational reasons not to fight, believes in diplomacy rather than insults, and reorders all of Pierre’s accounts, so the prince need not bother himself with them (so he can womanize and carouse instead). Le Gris chooses to disobey royal orders and follow Jean into combat, because “if he goes alone, he will die,” then intervenes for him with the prince, trying to assure him that Jean is not a loose cannon (“his intentions are good”). He knows he must be ready to raise an army at a moment’s notice, and often uses violence to get the point across with the tenants; taking land and gifts in exchange for taxes, and gaining wealth in the process. He is an intellectual who has learned several languages, including Latin, and who forms an unrealistic, idealistic attachment to Marguerite after only a few encounters. He becomes wrongfully convinced that she is as lustful for him as he is for her, that she is enticing him, and that he can pledge his heart to her and then consummate their union—choosing to see what he wants to see out of the situation, rather than the truth. He never doubts his own perspective right up until the end. Mostly, however, Le Gris shows a tendency toward sexual hedonism—he stays up half the night with the prince, partaking in orgies and rough playing with castle prostitutes. Though a foolish, short-sighted decision to make, he takes advantage of everyone’s absence from Marguerite’s house to manipulate his way in the door and then assault her, never thinking she might tell anyone and threaten his social standing. Though a smart man in a tactical sense, Le Gris has no awareness of emotional dynamics. He simply takes whatever he wants, without thinking that in the process, he is going to ruin his close friendship with Jean – despite knowing his friend intends to marry Marguerite, for example, he forces her father to hand over a chunk of his estate to himself, causing the rift that soon spreads into open resentment and hatred between them. It never occurs to him that he has done anything “hurtful” in that situation, and he finds Jean’s temperamental outbursts troublesome.

Enneagram: 3w2 so/sp

Le Gris is primarily concerned with his reputation – his focus automatically goes to status, even with his friend Jean, when he tells him that he will inherit his father’s garrison, and that it’s a great honor that Pierre has chosen that place in which to have the knights swear fealty to him. He maintains until the bitter end that he is innocent of the rape charge, insisting it on the pain of his soul, because he genuinely believes in his own self-deceit. He assumes he is handsome, charming, a great ladies’ man, that no woman could possibly resist him, and this arrogance combined with his sociopathic nature allows him to “take” a woman without assuming he is violating her; he changes the story to “consensual,” a mutual surrender of lust, because he cannot bear to think of himself in any other way. He refuses to admit to his guilt, because it would harm his reputation, and feels scandalized that it is being “slandered” all across France. Le Gris is otherwise charming, likable, and persuasive, easily appealing to women and seducing them, but also devoted to his work, ambitious, and social-climbing; he uses his position to obtain lands, titles, and honors for himself. His 2 wing seeks to be helpful to those of personal interest to him, such as Jean when he intervenes for him with Pierre, and later, when he confesses to Marguerite that she needs someone to take ‘care’ of her, and that he loves her and cannot stand to see her live in the poverty Jean provides for her, through his impulsive decisions.

Paid Request: Pocahontas: Governor John Ratcliffe [ENTJ 3w4]

Function Order: Te-Ni-Se-Fi

Ratcliffe is a successful leader, who has come to New World with a deliberate plan to find gold. He assumes they will, because the Spanish found it in the New World, and has created an idea for himself built around it, of the wonderful future life, fame, and success he will have as a result. He doesn’t tell anyone of his true motivations for going there, by covering it up with the “adventure of our lives” and “freedom” speech. He assumes that the ‘savages’ will stand in their way, and expects John Smith to deal decisively with them. Ratcliffe divides his attention between building the fort and shoring up supplies, and having men for his gold. When he thinks the Indians are about to launch an ambush, Ratcliffe has his men bring the guns ashore, finish the fort’s construction, and orders no one to leave, for their own personal safety. His persona of goodwill slips when he reveals that he makes the rules, he intends to enforce them, and will shoot anyone who fraternizes with their enemies on sight. He chastises Thomas’ ineptitude with firing a weapon and warns him to get better at it. Ratcliffe is doggedly stubborn in keeping to his personal vision—he will not accept that there is no gold, not believe Smith when he tells him that Pocahontas says she has never seen anything like that, and instead, becomes convinced the Indians are all lying, are protecting the gold, and must be killed so that they can claim it. He persists in this erroneous belief, because he doesn’t want to think that he has wasted his time and efforts and now has to abandon his dream. (He persists in this stubborn belief into the second film, where he is still determined to kill the Indians and take their nonexistent gold!) Ratcliffe is lazy and unmotivated, leaving his men to do the digging while he hangs around in his tent, eating luxurious food, pampering himself, and dreaming about what a glittering display he will put on at court. He can also be reactive and impulsive, leaving any wisdom behind him in his immediate engagement with the Indians, his foolish decision to arrest John Smith if he finds him (despite his popularity, which will turn the men against him), and his attempt to shoot Powhatan. Ratcliffe may be superficially charming, but he cares about no one but himself; he shows little interest in Thomas’ almost dying by drowning, no compassion for the Indians, and little concern for his assistant. He doesn’t even notice when his dog goes missing!

Enneagram: 3w4 so/sp

Ratcliffe has been accused of a shameless and pathetic social climber, who is only interested in advancing his own cause, and it’s true; he is all about appearances, and putting on a grand show of being for the common people, just to cover up his own greed, scheming, and desire to be welcomed at court, in high society, dressed in cloth of gold garments, and to have all the ladies fawn at his feet. He is fake around all of his minions, to get them to dig up “my gold,” but only wants acceptance and to save face from having ruined many of his previous prospects. He is somewhat selfish, moody, and erratic in his decisions, becoming upset at the thought that John Smith might prevent him from reaching his goals.

Angel: Lilah Morgan [ENTJ 3w4]

Function Order: Te-Ni-Se-Fi

Lilah advances through Wolfram & Hart quickly because she is logical, detached, unscrupulous, and willing to do whatever it takes to achieve her goals. She prefers to keep unemotional and not get involved, unlike Lindsey, whom she cautions numerous times about relying too much on his emotions and being impulsive; Lilah points out that their bosses have plans for Angel, and he should let them unfold. She also knows an incredible amount of purely technical legal jargon, all about laws and how to circumvent them, and easily handles corporate legal cases. When she wants to know information, she goes in search of it herself, but is surprised when an ISTJ in the records department knows all the references by heart, since she would never gather that much relevant data unless it was for a specific purpose. Lilah tries to be ten steps ahead of her coworkers at all times, and of Angel and his friends. She has known what she wanted her entire life and steadily worked toward it, always keeping her eye on the end result and never deviating from her path. But she can also be impulsive and somewhat hedonistic; she knows what Angel is, and what plans they have for him, yet when an evil entity takes over his body, she almost has sex with him on a desk in Wesley’s office, without regard for who might find them or the consequences. She winds up in an affair with Wesley later, for whom she develops feelings that she finds difficult to admit to. Lilah doesn’t care much about anything outside her work, but she does care about her mother enough to take good care of her, despite never having felt like the woman appreciated her talents.

Enneagram: 3w4 sp/so

Lilah is ambitious and hard-working, goal-oriented and willing and able to put her emotions aside to get done whatever needs done. She is willing to compromise and work together with others in her department, whenever she senses that she might not gain the upper hand after all, but is also determined to succeed. She wants to be in charge and shines the most when she’s allowed the chance to take over major projects. She competes with Lindsey to earn the approval of their bosses and tolerates a degree of sexism and mistreatment in the service of her higher goals (initially, refusing to deal with the monster who beat the hell out of her, but then changing her mind and sending Angel and his friends information that would lead them to him, and finally, dispatching him herself). She can be somewhat emotional, easily hurt by slights, but also believes herself to be better than Lindsey and her other coworkers; she will often put them down for their mistakes.

Paid Request: Soul: Dorothea Williams [ENTJ 8w9]

Function Order: Te-Ni-Se-Fi

Dorothea doesn’t have much screen time, but also suffers no fools; she is to the point, abrupt, and proactive. When she first meets Joe, she scorns him for being a mere music teacher, but when he proves to her that he has talent and can play, she hires him on the spot. Then when she sees him in a hospital gown acting erratic in the street, she immediately replaces him, assuming him either crazy or too sick to perform; but then gives him a second chance when he turns up ready to perform, stands up to her, and demands his turn in the spotlight. Dorothea is blunt and not all that interested in his feelings, or those of anyone else; she assesses him on whether he can play well or not, and if he can, he’s hired. She sees potential in him where others might not, but also leaps to quick conclusions. Dorothea, when she finds him musing on why he feels no different having achieved his dream, responds with a metaphor about a fish being unable to see that he’s in the ocean, because he sees it as water – it means that she sizes Joe up as someone who is ignoring the gifts and the life he’s living in favor of a dream of something better, not realizing that this, right here and now, what’s tangible, is life. She leaves him to ponder it without explaining it, assuming he can figure it out for himself. Dorothea is quick to act, somewhat impulsive in how fast she changes her mind, and absolutely loves jazz. She loves to get in the zone, and be ‘one’ with whatever she is doing, but never shows her emotions to anyone.

Enneagram: 8w9 so/sp

Dorothea doesn’t have a lot of tolerance for fools. She’s abrasive and confrontational right off the bat, and only respects Joe after he stands up to her, insists that he wants his shot at fame, and that he’s here to play music (she remarks dryly that he’s arrogant, but respects it enough to give him what he wants). Rather than explain anything to him, she just starts playing, ignores him asking what they are performing, and lets him find his own way into the music, to prove a point and test his abilities. She sneers at him being a mere music teacher, but isn’t too proud to eat her words and hire him when he proves himself worthy. Though firm and forceful, she remains calm even when things go wrong.

Paid Request: Rise of the Guardians: Pitch Black [ENTJ 3w4]

Function Order: Te-Ni-Se-Fi

Pitch Black bursts upon the scene having spent years cultivating his grand scheme to take over the world, unleash his nightmares, create chaos so they will feed off the fear, and restore him to the same glory he enjoyed during the dark ages – back when he was in charge, before the Moon arose the Guardians to bring happiness into the world. He wants power for its own sake and has a grand plan he unfolds – he has taken centuries to figure out how to transform Sandman’s creatures into Nightmares, he steals all the teeth and the tooth fairies so the children will no longer believe in her, demolishing her power, and then tries to do the same thing to Bunny, with his final intention being to stamp out the belief that keeps these Spirits strong. He knows that if he gets rid of them, nothing will stand in his way from once more becoming all-powerful. Pitch Black isn’t afraid to fight his own battles, sometimes rushing at the Guardians and confronting them through physical combat, though he also melts into the shadows whenever he feels threatened. He quickly takes advantage of Jack by insisting he give up his staff to save one of the tooth fairies, then hurling her away after she stabs his hand and breaking the staff over his knee. He can be somewhat moody, in his confession that he understands Jack and his need to be seen, because it is something they share. He tries to connect to Jack through this knowledge, but quickly throws him aside when he rejects this and sees him as an adversary to be undone. In the end, they defeat him because he cannot stand being mocked or being the brunt of jokes; his own nightmares sense his fear and drag him back to where he came from.

Enneagram: 3w4 so/sp

Pitch Black admits that he cannot stand to be ignored, he must be seen, and he wants power at any cost, so that he can become the thing children most believe in. He is insulted when others can no longer see him, and takes his reputation so seriously, it offends him that children would dare “laugh in my presence; I am the Bogeyman!” Pitch was once important, a god in his own right, the master of darkness for several hundred years, and resents that he was dethroned by a bunch of spirits that make children happy, so he does whatever is in his power to dethrone them and seize control. But he also has a moody and erratic side, which feels persecuted, abandoned, and unseen. He hates the thought of being unimportant.

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The Originals: Klaus Mikaelson [ENTJ cp6w7]

Functional Order: Te-Ni-Se-Fi

Klaus always has a plan. He has a rational argument for all the decisions he makes. He often sacrifices everything, his family included, to achieve some rapid-fix goal; he daggers Elijah when he sees him as “a liability.” Worse, he tries to control his siblings as much as he can, and when he can’t, Klaus daggers them and puts them out of commission for awhile. He craves power and to rule New Orleans, through forming alliances with the werewolves and witches in the district. His authoritarian manner often puts him at odds with the very people he cares most about. He visualizes things that he wants and pursues them as goals; he has an unrealistic, idealistic perception of family life that he tries to bring to fruition in Mystic Falls; and he desires kingship over the quarter. Klaus is good at reading people, determining their worth and potential, and either exploiting them or helping them develop their greater potential. He is often able to anticipate the impending decisions, actions, and schemes of his enemies. Klaus is good at correctly interpreting others’ psychological states, and often confronts them with his knowledge (you are using me to deal with your daddy issues; this is all because you did not get enough love as a child, etc). He wants the most out of life; throughout history, he has pursued the expensive things that he wants with total abandonment (beautiful women, priceless paintings, etc). He loves new experiences and desires to live in a lavish home surrounded by beautiful things. He’s also an artist. Klaus enjoys the thrill of action and is restless when he is not doing something … even if that is as simple as tearing his enemies’ throats out. He is known for his unpredictable, violent, and impulsive behavior; he moves fast, heading off trouble but also getting himself into it. His inferior Fi is his major flaw. His emotions are erratic, immature, impulsive, and intense. He wants to connect to his family but has no idea how, or how to maintain an emotional relationship that does not involve banter, intuitive insults, or power struggles.

Enneagram: cp 6w7 sx/sp

Klaus tries to pass himself off as an eight, but truth is, his father scared him so much, he went on the run from him for several centuries, cutting and fleeing the instant Mikael reappeared in his life! He is incredibly suspicious of his family members, friends, and lovers, paranoid about their betrayal, and that causes him to over-compensate and become controlling. He distrusts even Elijah (for good reason, as it turns out in TVD, since Elijah almost kills him), to the point that he repeatedly stakes him and keeps him in a coffin. He experienced such rejection and abuse as a child, he resorted to control tactics and power games to keep his family in line – abusing them by forcing his will upon them, and scorning his emotions in the process, while being violent, emotional, and erratic. He’s unstable and therefore dangerous, lashing out at people, and often ruining his relationships in the process. Klaus never even tries to break away from his family, instead relying on them and being possessive of them, in his attempts to keep them close to him. His 7 wing wants to avoid the consequences of his actions and self-distracts through pleasure. He informs Caroline she needs more beauty and excitement in her life, and tries to get her to leave with him and travel the world. Klaus doesn’t like to face up to his flaws or admit to his mistakes, instead choosing to rationalize and justify all of his decisions, even the selfish ones.

The Originals: Mikael Mikaelson [ENTJ 8w9]

Functional Order: Te-Ni-Se-Fi

Mikael brutally tries to control his children and form them into what he wants them to be; he is emotionless in his decisions (though toward Klaus, often they are fueled by resentment in him not being his son) and always tactical. He comes up with intricate plans and persuades others to help him carry them out (moving to America to avoid losing more children from the plague, convincing his wife to turn his children into vampires, wiping out many of the werewolves, and ultimately, hunting down his family with the intention of killing them all). Mikael is fearless in his ability to take control of a situation and shape it to his advantage. His treatment of Klaus as a child, before the werewolf gene activated, hints that Mikael had a suspicion that Klaus was the result of an adulterous affair and not his own child. He visualizes solutions to his problems and long-term goals, and sets out to make them a reality… turning his children immortal, and then regretting that decision and spending a thousand years tracking them down to kill them. Mikael has instinctive insights into other people’s emotions and motivations, and uses this information to help predict their behavior patterns. Though not impulsive (he even chastises Klaus for his recklessness), Mikael has no trouble adjusting to his environment and taking opportunities as they are handed to him. He sizes up situations, notices a chance for action, and often takes it… making him a ruthless, frightening, easily adaptable monster in the eyes of his children. He shows a natural ease for weaponry and battle tactics, showing an ability to connect to his environment and get in sync physically with his opponent. Though ruthless, Mikael also shows signs of unyielding personal values: he refuses to drink the blood of humans, and instead dines primarily on other vampires. Initially, he cares immensely for his children and tries to protect them, but then is horrified at what they become, especially Klaus. Unfortunately, Mikael sees his belief system as mandatory and tries to enforce it on his children, refusing to allow them individuality or to appreciate their emotional weaknesses.

Enneagram: 8w9 so/sx

Mikael competes for dominance in every one of his relationships, and enforced strict rules upon his children when they were young. He sees them as vile creatures that must be controlled, punished, and destroyed when they step out of line. Because Klaus was not his son, he singled him out for abuse, and coached it in terms of “teaching him to be a man.” He is violent, single-minded, calmly aware of his power, and utterly ruthless, which makes all his children terrified of him. They spend centuries running away from him in an attempt to avoid his cruelties. Mikael continues to mock, ridicule, and scorn Klaus’ “emotions” whenever they cross paths. He has no time or space in his heart for emotional development or compassion, just disdain for those weaker than himself. His 9 wing numbs him to whatever he does not want to deal with, and also wants to avoid excessive conflict, though he will always initiate it as an 8 if he feels strongly about an action.

Paid Request: Treasure Planet: Captain Amelia [ENTJ 1w2]

Function Order: Te-Ni-Se-Fi

Captain Amelia looks at things in terms of their usefulness. When Jim proves himself on their journey, she immediately thinks about it in terms of a future career – not solar surfing around the galaxy, but sending him off to school to learn to be a proper captain. She is somewhat blunt, bossy, and dismissive, judging people harshly for their incompetence, calling them imbeciles to their face, and demeaning them as “ludicrous persons,” but she also shows a softness for her first mate by rebuking him for his excellent work and complaining that he can “do no wrong” (in a teasing manner). Amelia shows almost no Ni in the film, other than having a bad feeling about the crew and not trusting them – but an abundance of opportunistic Se. She reacts instantly to problems and leaps into action. She is willing to take immense risks. When they encounter an exploding planet, Amelia takes the helm and uses the thrust off the implosion to get them free of incineration in the nick of time. She manages to get herself, Doppler, and Jim off the ship after a mutiny, by blasting a hole through the floor and sneaking out through the bowels of the ship. When she’s badly injured in their flight, she insists there’s nothing wrong, just a few bruises is all. Amelia doesn’t show her emotions much; when she loses her first mate (and dear friend) due what she thinks is a mistake, she simply says “he knew the risks” of sailing with the crew, and then goes away to mourn alone in her cabin. She never speaks of him again.

Enneagram: 1w2 so/sp

Amelia runs a shipshape … well, ship. She issues orders and expects others to obey them and disapproves of the scurrilous crew that they have hired to accompany them across the galaxy. Rather than let up on them, she insists they follow her rules and maintain their positions, not realizing they are mounting a mutiny against her. Amelia doesn’t intend to let Jim slack off, even though he is behind this expedition, so she assigns him to the kitchen and expects him to pull his weight with the other members of the crew as a cabin boy. Though fair-minded and purpose-driven, Amelia also has a playful and flirtatious side. She teases her first mate and others among the crew, and quickly warms up to Dr. Doppler. She falls in love with him over the course of their adventures, and becomes less hard on him for being a nincompoop as they go along (though at first, she isn’t remotely impressed).

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The Vampire Diaries: Katherine Pierce [ENTJ 8w7]

Functional Order: Te-Ni-Se-Fi

Katharine has become adept at keeping herself safe, by taking the rational way out of a situation (becoming a vampire to avoid the Originals killing her, then using other people to separate her from Klaus, living a short time in places and then changing identities, making a home with the Salvatores and then abandoning them in case they become a liability, using werewolves to try and get the moonstone, then turning Catherine to use her as an informant). She tells Stefan that he would be a fool to think she doesn’t have backup plan upon backup plan; if one fails, she switches to another. She plans things out way in advance, knowing she might need allies later; Katharine knows how to manipulate and play other people (Damon, Stefan, Elijah) and has the discernment to escape the ones she cannot control (such as Klaus). She fixates on whatever she wants with a single-minded determination, refusing to let go of what she wants (switching tactics on her quest to get the moonstone, but always keeping that in her line of sight; her inability to let go of Stefan). She can be aggressive, reckless, and hedonistic, taking “too many risks” as her friend Pearl says, in her desire to exercise influence over the Salvatore brothers. Katharine over-indulges her lower Se by taking unnecessary risks – like staying in Mystic Falls while the Founders grow suspicious, or not walking away from Stefan when it becomes clear he will take her out even if it kills him. Her emotional awareness is so low, she is often out of touch with the depth of her feeling. She sneers that others have to turn off their humanity since she never had to do that to avoid doing whatever she has to, to survive. Katharine can be immature in her feelings – wanting to be the center of Stefan’s world, pitting him against Damon for her favor, and having little concern for either of them outside her own goals. She fixates on destroying Elena, and become very “whiny” under stress – as a human, when she comes down with the flu (inferior Fi).

Enneagram: 8w7 sx/sp

Katharine will not be controlled, dominated, or intimidated. She wants the power in the room and will take it by any means necessary. She’s rebellious, provocative, and seeks to “control” others through her manipulations. She looks down on others who allow emotion to control them, while being blind to the irrationality of her own emotional drives (it would be more sensible for her just to walk away from Stefan and Mystic Falls, rather than compete with Elena). Her 7 wing makes her adventurous, playful, and opportunistic; she quickly loses interest in other people and they “bore her” when they no longer stimulate her need for newness. But her 7 wing brings in an idealistic dreamer that cannot let go of Stefan, that confessed to Elijah in her youth that all she wanted from the world was to seek love and goodness. Since she has spent so much of her time running, Katharine has disintegrated into 5 behaviors: being self-protective, emotionally isolated, and ruthlessly logical.

Damages: Patty Hughes [ENTJ 3w2]

Function Order: Te-Ni-Se-Fi

Patty runs one of New York’s most prestigious law firms. She only takes cases that she feels strongly about on an ethical level (Fi) and that she is certain she can win (Te). She runs her staff with efficiency, delegating, handing out responsibilities, and fighting for the highest possible return on her “time investment.” She has such a fierce negotiating method that half the other lawyers find her intimidating and/or don’t want to go up against her in court. She’s the master of filing motions, petitions, stays, and other legal tricks to get what she wants – and she’s ruthless. If you’re not doing your job well, you’re fired, because she doesn’t need anyone on her staff who isn’t giving 100%. Patty dislikes it when her lawyers strike out on their own, or take the initiative on a case where she assigned them elsewhere, because she enjoys being “in control.” Tom says she “goes on her gut,” and he’s right – Patty sizes people up immediately, senses their hidden potential, and hires them. She also has a long-term plan in the works no one else knows about; Ellen only realizes by degrees that hiring her was an effort to get to a secret witness. Patty’s ability to comprehend others’ hidden motives, weaknesses, and values, makes her able to manipulate them to get what she wants. When her son tries to play mind games with her, Patty offers him emancipation papers, knowing he’ll never leave her security net. She offers Frobisher a deal, fully intending to double-cross him while “paying off” a judge in the process. She is good at adaptation and thinking on her feet, although she hates to be blindsided by anything she didn’t plan for (Ni). Patty indulges in “food that is terrible for me” whenever her husband is away, because he is better at taking care of her health than she is; she often admits that she doesn’t get much sleep (“Maybe five hours a night for the last two years”), she’s not home as often as she should be, and eats junk rather than health food. Patty does enjoy her lavish office, her fabulous beach house, and her priceless suits. And she can react fast, to cover her tracks. Fis her weak point. She fears she’s not “a good mother.” She will open up occasionally to Ellen, but often her deepest emotions are hidden. No one knows about the child she miscarried. She’s angry that her son took her own nightmare and told it to people as his dream. Patty respects other people who do what they believe is right. Even though she fires Ellen for telling her, to her face, that she’s full of “bulls**t,” she tries to rehire her several times, because she’s a valuable employee (Te). Yet, Patty is unhealthy – she has a person’s pet murdered and frames Frobisher, so she’ll become a witness in the case against him. She plays mind games with people to manipulate them, and sew seeds of distrust between Tom and Ellen. And… she tries to have Ellen killed.

Enneagram: 3w2 sp/so

Patty can be quite charming and personable when she wants to be, to appeal to her clients—she puts on a “Fe-ish” persona in front of other people and before video cameras, to get them to trust and open up to her, but she is quite purpose-driven, goal-oriented, and a workaholic. She tells her staff not to bother going home, since they will be working straight through until they get the current situation resolved. She isn’t above cutting corners to get things done, and rationalizes her decisions to herself. Patty cares how things look to other people, and doesn’t like to be made to look bad; she fires Ellen after Ellen calls her out on her “bullshit.” Once she wins the Frobisher case, she sets up a public charitable organization to help homeless and starving people in NYC. Her 2 wing can be both outreaching and compassionate—she goes all out to do nice things for her staff, lends Ellen her car and her beach house for the weekend, finds her an apartment and negotiates a good price on her behalf, all in the name of being “helpful.” But she has no real interest in bonding with others and doesn’t know how to handle her son’s emotions, other than to take care of and provide for him.

Batman Returns: Max Shreck [ENTJ 8w7]

Function Order: Te-Ni-Se-Fi

Shreck is a successful businessman who has built an empire that has made him millions, even if he has to cut corners to do it. He thinks in terms of bottom lines and financial investments. When Penguin kidnaps him, at first Shreck refuses to listen to him. Penguin threatens to blackmail him by showing people the sludge his factories has been dumping in the river, and Shreck retorts that he has plausible deniability. When he sees Penguin isn’t about to give up, he then takes a businessman’s approach and asks him what they can do for each other. Seeing the potential to unseat the mayor, he then gets it into his head that he can turn Penguin into the new mayer, and thus control him. Shreck is forever looking for an advantage that makes sense in terms of a bottom line; he thinks he can either negotiate what he wants successfully or … just get rid of the problem. When his secretary, who is a tremendous disappointment to him most of the time, stumbles across his larger, concealed scheme, Shreck just shoves her out a window. Problem solved. Or so he thought. He has a grand vision for what he wants, but also sees the immediate potential in a lot of situations. He makes impulsive decisions, such as murdering Selena, and then attempting to get on her good side when she, miraculously, shows up in his office. (He quickly covers for them both, by insisting she went on a skiing trip and he hopes she had a good time.) Shreck is somewhat callous about people whom he has no personal affection for, but is fiercely protective over his son. He bargains himself for his boy, when Penguin wants to kidnap him, convincing him “it’s me you really want anyway,” even though he knows he might die. He loves his son enough (and feels sure enough of himself to talk his way out of it) to risk his life for him.

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Shreck is a bold, unapologetic businessman who isn’t fazed by Penguin’s outrageous and inappropriate behavior, so much as he assumes he can turn it around to his advantage somehow. He has a bad temper, but also is aware of just how much he can get away with, because he’s the most powerful person in the room at any given time. He remains calm even in intense situations and convinced he can gain the upper hand. But he doesn’t suffer fools well, fires people at random for their general incompetence, and refuses to admit he’s done anything wrong. Ever. Even though he’s cheating people and dumping sludge from his factories in their water system. Shreck’s 7 wing shows in his outrageous sense of humor, his unfailing optimism, and his somewhat delusional belief he can turn Penguin into the mayor, despite his awful behaviors, horrific appearance, and the fact that he eats raw fish in front of people. That’s a tad bit… idealistic. He doesn’t pay much attention to the bad things; he simply doesn’t think about them or dwell on them, in favor of his more exciting schemes.

Fantastic Beasts: Gellert Grindelwald [ENTJ 8w7]

Function Order: Te-Ni-Se-Fi

Grindelwald is a strategist and opportunist of the highest order, who kills people, assumes their identities, and works within the Ministry to get what he wants, including breaking himself out of prison by ‘charming’ someone to trade places with him. But when he brings together his followers, it’s with a specific end in mind – he has seen what the future contains (a world war) and wants to stop it, and tells them the only way to prevent this human destruction on a mass level is to fall behind him in support, and join his cause. Since he cannot kill Dumbledore, having formed a blood pact with him, Grindelwald seeks a child whose uncontrollable power could do it for him, and plants a seed in Credence’s mind that he owes his present unhappiness to his abandonment by the Dumbledore family. He is charming and forceful, but also callous – he sees those who help him as cannon fodder. The lizard who helped him escape from prison gets thrown out a window a thousand feet up for being ‘too needy,’ Credence gets summarily dismissed at first ‘because I thought you were worthless,’ and a Muggle family is killed without remorse so he can squat in their house with his followers, including their toddler son. Grindelwald lives his entire life and makes all his decision based upon his self-built ideology, that if Purebloods dominate the Muggles, the world will be a better place – much like Hitler, he over-simplifies and “condenses” (seeking a single personal “truth”) global problems by finding a single root cause / people group to blame for all the evils he perceives in the world around him (which does not include himself). He uses this perception to create an ideology and dogma, which he sells to his followers; speaking of his “vision” for the future, and trying to escape the inevitable war. He sets events in motion in advance; his recruitment of Credence has been a “long game” to get the boy to kill Dumbledore, with his final reveal intended to turn him against the Hogwarts Professor. He laid down groundwork for all his schemes long before he took action, from his recruitment of a wizard in the Ministry to aid his escape from the aurors, to bringing all the main characters together at the end to make a choice between his twisted ideology and their principles. He’s easily able to figure out what might appeal to others and use it against them; the Ministry removed Grindelwald’s tongue because he is easily able to recruit others and plant poison in their mind, manipulating and twisting them to his will; he manipulates Credence, appeals to Queenie through knowing what she craves (to be with Jacob) and twisting his message (which is actually one of anti-Muggle sentiment and forcing them to become slaves) to appeal to her. He hides his true intentions through a message of inclusiveness, asking wizards to band together and form a strong “group.” He cares very much about how others see “them” (his followers), he makes them feel included in his plans, and urges them to use no violence, to create a false image of their “goodness” compared with the Ministry’s “evil.” Grindelwalde displays other uses of power for their own ends, in his complicated history with Dumbeldore—their joint search for the Elder wand causing them to almost destroy each other. He appears to care genuinely for no one and nothing.

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Grindelwald loves to apply pressure to people, and create an “us vs them” dynamic in how he attracts people to him. He wants power for its own sake, because of his ruthless self-confidence, and isn’t afraid to crush others in his pursuit of it. Though he can pretend to be nice for a time, to win others (like Credence) over to his cause, he inevitably shows his true colors whenever he ruthlessly crushes them under his feet (telling Credence he’s stupid and pathetic and worthless, when Credence doesn’t get him what he wants, under his identity as Graves). He goes ‘through’ people a great deal of the time, which is what partly turned Dumbledore against him—his unhealthy and ruthless all or none mentality, which caused him to ill-use people. Grindelwald is unapologetic in his actions, but also sees nothing wrong with them; he arrogantly thinks wizards are the superior race, and should be in charge.

Chernobyl: Anatoly Dyatlov [ENTJ 8w7]

Function Order: Te-Ni-Se-Fi

“I don’t know if I can make things better for you, but I can certainly make them worse.”

Dyatlov is feared by both his subordinates and some of his bosses, and for a good reason; he embodies all the worst stereotypes of an ENTJ; he is domineering, foul-tempered, combative, ambitious to a fault, and completely without empathy for his colleagues. He has been “stuck” in a position as deputy chief engineer at the power plant for far too long when he knows he “deserves” better, and when an opportunity to climb the ranks manifests, Dyatlov zeroes in on it, which means subjecting an unstable nuclear reactor to an array of dangerous tests to prove to his superiors that he can get things done on time and stay within the budget. He does not hesitate to use intimidation, threats or outright violence to assert his dominance over other people. He remains unconcerned and displays a continuously callous attitude even when his own crewmen start to manifest symptoms of severe radiation sickness right before his eyes. His use of Ni, which has helped him form a goal for himself as the new chief engineer at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, also allows his ego to keep denying a problem that is plain for everyone to see; “You did not see graphite, because it’s not there!”

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Dyatlov is unafraid of punishment and will not admit to a lesser offense (gross incompetence) even when being convicted in court means he risks the death penalty. He openly mocks Scherbina’s investigating team on several occasions, and when asked to give his side of the story by Ulana Khomyuk, he simply says “I’ll be waiting for that bullet.” Dyatlov is intimidating even when he is very sick, and his stare across the courtroom is almost enough to frighten Legasov out of presenting his testimony. His 7 wing manifests as delusional optimism and minimization of the profound effects of his faulty judgment.

Note: Dyatlov displays many anti-social traits and behaviors, such as complete lack of empathy, a poorly regulated temper, and open and pervasive contempt of authority. He will not take any responsibility for his part in the accident, which is substantial. His fearlessness suggests a psychopathic personality over a narcissistic one, although overt narcissism appears to power most of his decisions. 

Guest typed by Henrika.

Real Steel: Max [ENTJ 3w2]

Function Order: Te-Ni-Se-Fi

Max is one tough kid; when he finds out his absentee father has “sold” custody of him to his aunt, instead of being mortally offended, Max says he should get at least half. He is often on his dad for being short-sighted and stupid, and “acting before you think.” In order to get his dad to let him go on the road, Max threatens to drop his keys down a grate, then refuses to hand them over until he’s in the cab of the truck, in case his dad pulls any stunts. His main motive, early on, is to make enough cash to “get the hell out of here.” He berates his father for the loss of an expensive robot by accusing him of not even learning his command codes before he threw him into a fight ring. When a robot arm saves Max from a lethal fall, he chooses to dig out the robot and take it home, because he feels he owes it something. Then, despite everyone else arguing that it’s a worthless little sparring robot, Max has total faith in it, that it can do great things. He figures out how to tweak its system, install new commands, use shadow mode, and then convinces his dad to teach it new boxing tricks. Though he has no reason to believe the robot will succeed, he decides to put it into the ring, where he wins each match, always upping the stakes and doubling his money. He knows the bot is special. Max also believes it’s alive in its own way. When he has a chance to sell it for big bucks, he refuses out of an intuitive hunch that they “know the bot is special” and are afraid of what it can do; he then marches into the ring, wins a match, and demands to take on their champion fighting bot. He knows his dad can win the match when Atom’s voice recognition fails, and urges him to spar on the sidelines in shadow mode. Max can be impulsive at times, taking on matches he’s unprepared for. He’s offended at the idea that his dad just throws away anything he doesn’t need, in part because it reflects on Charlie’s treatment of him. He also bonds with his robot, enough that he refuses to part with him on sentimental grounds. Nor does he talk about what happened to his mom, or how he feels about her loss.

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Max is ambitious and driven, has total confidence in his ability to take a little robot and do something big with him. He never fails to assume he and Atom will come out on top, even when things look dire and are against him. He often plays to the crowd and gets them on his side, even though at first he’s resistant to the idea of dancing with his bot in public; them being on his side revs him up even more, and causes him to call out a huge challenge for the sake of his ego (he’ll take on their bot any time, any place, we’ll be there!). Much of what he’s doing is to earn the approval of his father and show him up a little. Max admits that all he’s ever wanted is for his dad to fight for him (to want him, to love him; Max wants to make him happy). He is somewhat emotional about Atom, but also finds ways to include his dad and make him feel like he’s part of something, though he’s fierce in his refusals to compromise.