The Hunger Games: Katniss Everdeen [ISTJ 6w5]

Functional Order: Si-Te-Fi-Ne

Katniss uses the skills she learned surviving in District 12 in the initial Hunger Games; she relies on her knowledge of berries, plants, and trees, she takes shelter and lets the other tributes fight it out beneath her. She sees a similarity between Rue and her little sister, and it triggers feelings of protectiveness in her. She is more detail-oriented than Gale, shunning his ideas of running away and living in the woods as impractical, although later she sees it as an escape. Her past decisions and experiences weigh heavily on her mind, including her father’s death changing her decisions in the present. She trusts others’ experiences and expects to learn from them, accepting what Haymitch tells her (because he “won” his Hunger Games, and as a Champion, she knows he must have valuable advice) and attempting to adopt it, as a method of survival. After her father dies, Katniss steps in and takes charge of her family. She puts aside her emotions to do what she must to survive, which includes learning to hunt, trade, and kill to defend herself and others she cares about in the arena. She observes the facts around her, and isn’t afraid to state them, which gives her a brusque tone. Her businesslike demeanor makes the audience dislike her, but also enables her to accomplish everything she needs to do. Katniss isn’t afraid to organize others when necessary and come up with survival and battle plans, although the idea of being the figurehead of a revolution terrifies her. Her emotions start to bleed through under stress, but instead of sharing them with others, she acts on them (shoving Peeta out of anger at him showing weakness, defying the government, creating a funeral pyre for Rue, etc). Katniss deeply resents others’ attempts to mold her into something she is not and is stubborn about being true to who she is and proud of her district. Her unwillingness to surrender and fierce intensity toward things she feels strongly about makes her formidable… and dangerous to the opposition. Katniss protects her family at all costs. Katness feels crippled by fear of the future and the unknown; she often acts in the moment, only to reap unpleasant rewards (unintentionally inciting violence in Rue’s district through her words). She does not realize her role in the bigger picture, and is not good at reading between the lines – Katness doesn’t understand why other tributes seem to be protecting her in Catching Fire, until they explain to her that she is the symbol of the Rebellion.

Enneagram: 6w5 sp/so

Katniss does not know who she can trust, and so she either trusts too little, or too much. She tries to stay on her guard when Peeta attempts to make friends, not wanting to make an alliance and risk his later betrayal—or her emotional involvement. She both distrusts and trusts Peeta, and feels safer once she’s allowed to bond with him—once she hears the rules have changed and two tributes can win, as a team. A true 6, she is suspicious of everyone, but also sizes up people according to their danger levels and makes a friend / ally in Rue, whom she attempts to protect. In the second book/film, her intense fear and distrust of the other tributes, especially Finnick and Johanna, causes her to scheme behind their backs and attempt to get Peeta away from them, even after they have proved themselves reliable. Fear kept her from leaving the districts for the wild, and makes her want to run away when it gets hard, but she has to confront her fears to survive. Katniss, under pressure, pulls away from people and relies only on herself, showing her 5 wing. As an sp/so, she is self-contained and self-driven, herself and her family first, but also cares what the greater populace thinks of her. Her sx-blind does not know which boy to choose, since she likes them both.

The Hunger Games: Peeta Mellark [ESFJ 9w1]

Functional Order: Fe-Si-Ne-Ti

Judging Functional Axis:

Extroverted Feeling (Fe) / Introverted Thinking (Ti)

Peeta gains tremendous support and success as a competitor by appealing to the emotions of the crowd and managing to get them on his side. He goes on Caesar’s show and first jokes around to win them over, then drops the bombshell that he’s in love with Katniss (arousing their sympathy), and then later, lies about them expecting a child, all in an attempt to stop the Games. He is so convincing, everyone believes him. Peeta has a warm and outgoing nature, and tries to befriend Katniss on their way to the Games. He is straightforward in his feelings (telling her it isn’t “pretend” with him and he really does love her). He also thinks through his decisions, although the conclusion he reaches is ultimately driven by his emotions – he wants to save Katniss, even at the cost of his own life.

Perceiving Functional Axis:

Introverted Sensing (Si) / Extroverted Intuition (Ne)

Katniss worries about Peeta surviving the games, because he has learned no survival skills in his previous life that would help him go up against the Tributes. All he knows is how to bake, and how to charm the crowd – he does know how to hide, and camouflage himself, but nothing about hunting or self-defense. Once he knows how the sympathy of the crowd works, Peeta plays to it multiple times, to great effect (using his old techniques over and over again). He plans for the short but not the long term, and recognizes how important Katniss is to the Rebellion. Peeta relies heavily on his own subjective memories, and wishes he could go back and change the past, show more courage in standing up for what he most cared about (Katniss).

Enneagram: 9w1 sexual

Peeta was a compliant, likable young man at home, conflict-adverse but also compassionate. He shared bread with Katniss and expected nothing in return, and he offers her his love, protection, and even willingness to die on her behalf, even if she doesn’t choose him over Gale. Peeta is somewhat asleep to his own survival and deeper needs and desires; he constantly self-sacrifices for other people, often without being asked. He is even willing to die at the end of the first Hunger Games, if it means Katniss lives. As a sexual 9, he merges with her so completely that he has no room for his own survival or physical needs (sp-blindness). He uses social influencing (soc) and his charisma to meet the needs of his sx-bond (he wants Katniss to make it out alive). His 1 wing is focused on doing the ring thing, and has a sense of pride in how he conducts himself. Peeta often does things out of duty, as much as his gut instinct of how to respond to situations. Where Katniss thinks her way through everything (head type), Peeta just knows what the right thing for him to do is–and does it.

The Hunger Games: Primrose Everdeen [ISFJ 9w1]

Functional Order: Si-Fe-Ti-Ne

Perceiving Functional Axis:

Introverted Sensing (Si) / Extroverted Intuition (Ne)

Prim is a quiet, sensible and grounded girl, who understands how things work even if she doesn’t always prefer them to be that way. She has her daily rituals, such as brushing the dust off their father’s portrait, and braiding her mother’s hair before she goes to school. The profession she chooses, as a healer and medic, shows her desire to be hands-on in helping other people. She tenderly and patiently cares for whatever creature or person comes into her life, and her long experience of being around her sister gives her insights into Katniss that Katniss is unaware of. Prim can think ahead positively and strategically – she gives Katniss the idea to make “requests” from Coin in exchange for her help during the Revolution.

Judging Functional Axis:

Extroverted Feeling (Fe) / Introverted Thinking (Ti)

She has a gentle heart and a compassionate concern for everyone, even people she does not know. Prim risks her own life to go to the front lines and attend to anyone in need. She spends her time and life helping and loving and caring for other people, from her yellow cat to the goat her sister bought her, to her mother and even to Katniss when she needs to heal after her trauma. Prim doesn’t like to rush into anything, but is careful, patient, and thoughtful. She is good at analyzing her sister’s feelings and helping her see things in a different light.

Enneagram: 9w1 social

Prim is the opposite of Katniss – gentle, sweet, easily hurt by life, horrified at injustice or cruelty, and with a non-judgmental love for all creatures and even her “enemies.” She gives and gives with no expectation of return, she hates the thought of harming anyone or anything, and she allows her sister to take care of her, before she shows an independent streak and becomes a medic, so she can help others. Katniss’ affectionate but sorrowful view of her is that life will “crush” her, because she is so sweet, gentle, and kind. Prim thinks ill of no one. She expects nothing in return for her kindness. Her 1 wing is driven, principled, and believes in doing what is right.

The Hunger Games: Johanna Mason [ESTP 8w7]

Functional Order: Se-Ti-Fe-Ni

Perceiving Functional Axis:

Extroverted Sensing (Se) / Introverted Intuition (Ni)

Johanna is very present and gutsy. She won her Games by being brutal, opportunistic, and using the environment. Once thrown back into the arena, in the Capital she strips naked in an elevator to shock Katniss and other people, she tells off Caesar and the Capital for the unfairness of the games, and she proves a combative but smart collaborator in the arena. The others do not always trust her, because she can act fast. She is very physical, always shoving, pushing, and slapping people around. She knocks people out, protects them even when they don’t ask her to or understand what she is doing, and manages to endure torture without losing herself. Johanna shows very little consideration for her future, other than to believe Katniss maybe can be the “symbol of the revolution.”

Judging Functional Axis:

Introverted Thinking (Ti) / Extroverted Feeling (Fe)

She isn’t sentimental or irrational. She often conflicts with the other Tributes over their emotional decisions, and she sneers at the idea of making any of her own. Johanna can be blunt, pragmatic, and make decisions free of emotional attachment. She figures out how to win and learn things as she goes, using all her senses to figure out the “clock” in the arena and adapt to it. Her tert-Fe also has no problem airing her feelings almost constantly, without being in touch with them. She screams at people. She tells them off. She vents loudly her complaints about how unfair it is that she must now face another arena (“they told me I could go home!”).

Enneagram: 8w7 self-preservation

If there’s one thing Johanna cannot stand, it’s weakness. She is a tough-talking, no-nonsense, fearless girl who is good and truly pissed off at having to go through this again, and doesn’t care who knows it, or what the consequences of her rage might be. Though she doesn’t like Katniss and considers her weak, Johanna also sees how she could help them in the long term, so she puts her neck on the line for her. But she doesn’t do it lightly. She will push Katniss, insult her, smack her in the face, knock her unconscious, and on occasion, try to comfort her. Badly. She operates from a primal place of pure resentment and rage and a desire to even the score. Her 7 wing hoped to avoid the pain of her past and escape into pleasure, but also has a wicked sense of humor.

The Hunger Games: Gale Hawthorne [ENTJ 8w9]

Functional Order: Te-Ni-Se-Fi

Judging Functional Axis:

Extroverted Thinking (Te) / Introverted Feeling (Fi)

Gale orients his life toward changing things. He does whatever he must do, whether or not other people like it, to ensure the survival of the people he loves. He is a strategist who comes up with an effective weapon against the Capitol and believes that in war, sometimes innocent lives must be sacrificed for the greater good (freedom). He strives for objectivity and is final in all his decisions. Gale itches for rebellion and is a natural leader. He can control his impulses and put aside personal feelings to get the job done. Gale has a very black and white view of the world, which encourages his strong feelings of hatred toward the Capital in favor of the rebellion. He has intense feelings for Katniss but doesn’t always address or admit to them until he is pushed to the limit. He chooses to act on his feelings and his strong, unflinching views on anyone he cannot respect.

Perceiving Functional Axis:

Introverted Intuition (Ni) / Extroverted Sensing (Se)

He is an idealist who thinks in the long term; his opinions often clash with Katniss, because Gale prefers to focus on the bigger picture (the freedom of their country, and the end of the rebellion). He is passionate about his beliefs and the vision he has for the future of Panam. Even his romantic relationship with Katniss is subject to his interpretation of future events (he foresees her inability to forgive his role in her sister’s death and chooses to leave her behind). When Katniss wants to run away from her responsibilities, it is Gale who points out the futuristic implications or consequences of her impulsiveness. Gale has a deeper knowledge of Katniss than she realizes, including the motivations for her decisions and her larger patterns (“my pain is the only thing that gets your attention”). His hunting skills are excellent, and he has an opportunistic streak. He can sometimes be reckless and impulsive in standing up for what he believes is right. Gale thrives when allowed to take action and doesn’t mind being in intense situations. He pays attention to his environment, enabling him to save lives when bombs go off.

Enneagram: 8w9 so/sp

Calm, steadfast, and purposeful, Gale is not afraid of anyone and takes a firm stance on his beliefs. He believes in direct military tactics that take no prisoners, in an attempt to win the war quicker than through prolonged combat. He shows both the good and bad side of an 8, in how he protects and defends others. But Katniss also finds him unemotional and callous, and his methods immoral, in the heat of battle. Gale sees her for who she is, sees right through her, and often makes decisions for her, such as his call to leave her at the end, since he knows she can never forgive his role in Prim’s death. His 9 wing is calm and deliberate, unruffled most of the time, and helps him contain his anger. As an so/sp, Gale puts the community ahead of his own self-preservation.

The Hunger Games: Finnick Odair [ESFP 3w2]

Functional Order: Se-Fi-Te-Ni

Perceiving Functional Axis:

Extroverted Sensing (Se) / Introverted Intuition (Ni)

Finnick is highly extroverted, social, and able to win over people easily by being flirtatious, charming, and opportunistic. Katniss marvels at how fast he can read a room and circulate in it, to gain sponsors. In the arena, he is aware of his environment and opportunistic, figuring out how to take out his competition quickly and making a number of successful kills. In the second film, he spends most of his time protecting the other tribute from his area and putting himself physically at risk for her (carrying her on his back, etc), as well as forming a survival alliance with Katniss and a few others. He loves sensory pleasures – good food, beautiful companions – and distracts himself when stressed by physically doing things. He’s great with a trident. Finnick, under stress, becomes more and more fixated on the idea of his beloved partner being tortured and cannot break out of his obsession with this until he can see another “way to be.”

Judging Functional Axis:

Introverted Feeling (Fi) / Extroverted Thinking (Te)

He keeps most of his feelings locked up tight. Snow uses him as a male prostitute in the Capital by threatening his loved ones if he does not comply – and Finnick manages to shut down his emotions, “not care” about anyone other than a chosen select few, and deal with it by seeing what benefits he can reap from the experience (using Te to shape alliances, get things, and get ahead in the arena). Finnick has a strong sense of caring toward a handful of people, and it’s their shared sadness and trauma that helps him and Katniss form a quiet Fi-bond. She never pushes him to talk, and he doesn’t want to; he keeps it bottled up, and only expresses his deeper emotions through his actions. He believes in a “trade” system where Katniss teaches him something, and he teaches her something. Objectively, he sees her worth as a Tribute based on “what she can do” (accomplish).

Enneagram: 3w2 sexual

Though Finnick feels enormous disgust at having to prostitute himself, he still manages to pull of being charming, adaptable, and seductive. He can flirt, flatter, and tease, and be whatever they want him to be. He’s proud of being able to collect everyone’s secrets while sharing none of his own, and able to shut off part of his emotions and focus on “selling” what President Snow wants him to sell. He is easily able to win over sponsors, has an adaptable image style (shape-shifting to fit others’ expectations of him), and is highly successful as a Tribute – extremely well liked, popular, and memorable. His 2 wing focuses specifically on a few individuals whom he wants to help, seduce, or please. Under stress, after a trauma, Finnick falls into 9 disintegration – he becomes apathetic, disinterested, and no longer cares for his appearance or presentation.

The Hunger Games: Alma Coin [ESTJ 6w5]

Functional Order: Te-Si-Ne-Fi

President Coin is a tactical thinker. When they are under fire, she quickly figures out from their haphazard bombing patterns that the enemy doesn’t know where their facility is located, so she orders them not to use their weapons to avoid giving it away. She is willing to negotiate with Katniss for Peeta’s life to get what she wants (even though she does not like Peeta, and considers him a traitor, she’s aware of the fact that the Resistance needs Katniss’ participation to succeed). Once she takes power from Coin, she establishes a new government and appoints herself as temporary acting president, until they can vote in a new government. She has directed and maintained a low-level resistance from the beginning, and is aware of how to accomplish the take-down of the Capital through persistent rebellions, taking advantage of building resentment over the treatment of the Victors, and seeing and using Katniss as a rallying point for the other Districts. All of this requires attentiveness to detail and awareness of how reality works. Her reasoning shows itself at its most brutal, when she proposes a final set of Hunger Games with the Captial’s children. Katniss’ own realization that Coin is going to become as ruthless and brutal as Snow, by repeating the methods he used to control people, is what gets Coin killed. She does not always trust her own insights, so she turns to others for ideas (Plutarch often is her visionary, and she runs with his notions). Coin tends to think negatively about the future at times; when Katniss fails to produce a decent video, she assumes Katniss is worthless until Haymitch suggests a change of environment to elicit a genuine emotional reaction from Katniss. Coin keeps most of her personal feelings hidden, and puts them aside for the greater good; she is impatient when Katniss’ trauma doesn’t allow her to be objective, because she sees her emotions as blocking her usefulness (a common low emotional sensitivity issue in under-developed Te-doms).

Enneagram: cp 6w5 so/sp

Coin is a deliberate, tactical thinker, who is also suspicious and not inclined to trust anyone too easily. She has her doubts about Peeta, and she does not like Katniss, seeing her as weak and ineffective. She focuses on gathering like-minded people about her, and on defying the Capital, whom she sees as a corrupt and unfair society (her counter-phobic 6 stance attacks what she fears by standing up to it). She can also be forceful and even violent in how she retaliates, but she also looks for a group consensus; when she wants to establish their own Hunger Games, she asks for outside input. Her 5 wing is self-reliant, secretive, and trusts herself when it comes to making decisions. As an so/sp, she is focused on group achievement (survival, victory) ahead of her own needs.

The Hunger Games: President Snow [INTJ 8w9]

Functional Order: Ni-Te-Fi-Se

Perceiving Functional Axis:

Introverted Intuition (Ni) / Extroverted Sensing (Se)

President Snow is a visionary who successfully manages to manipulate Katniss throughout the Hunger Games and subsequent war. He places her and Peeta together for the second Games, hoping to let them self-destruct, and agrees with Plutarch that they need to “destroy” the “image” of Katniss before they kill her. He captures Peeta and has him conditioned to react violently to her name, hoping he will kill Katniss behind the scenes in the Rebellion. He is not at all surprised when she assassinates President Snow, instead of him (he is seen “laughing”), since he has studied her character. He also sees through her and Peeta’s “love affair” for what it is (fake, and what prompted it, defiance against the Capital). He litters the battlefield with symbolic flowers, to frighten Katniss. Snow almost never shows any inferior Se, other than in his love of gardening and roses.

Judging Functional Axis:

Extroverted Thinking (Te) / Introverted Feeling (Fi)

A successful president, Snow has managed to keep the Capital running, instate new laws and punishments, and bring about highly successful Games each year. He delegates and appoints the “smartest people in the industry” and punishes them with death (since they are now useless, having failed) when they disappoint him. But when Katniss becomes a problem, he wants to eliminate her immediately—until Plutarch convinces him that they can use her, and turn the audience against her, that they must dismantle her as a national hero before they bury her, or they will risk making her into a martyr. As an INFJ, Plutarch knows how to impact people’s emotions on a grand scale, something Snow lacks – so he leaves that to him, and focuses on shaking up and threatening Katniss instead. Snow has a deep and abiding love for his granddaughter, but shows very little concern or care for other people’s lives. He is ruthless and self-reliant.

Enneagram: 8w9 self-preservation

Snow is all about awareness and usage of power dynamics — when he realizes Katniss threatens his rebellion as a symbol of the Mockingjay, he informs her to make him believe in her relationship with Peeta, unless she wants the rest of her family killed. He is ruthless and authoritarian, willing to sacrifice human lives (even those of children) to further the war. Snow threatens and intimidates Katniss, seeing her as weak and preying on her — by dropping white roses all over the battlefield and leaving them in her home. He sneers at others’ attempts to intimidate him and shows no fear even at the hour of his own death. His 9 wing is detached and almost supernaturally calm even when he faces his own execution.

The Hunger Games: Effie Trinket [ESFJ 2w3]

Functional Order: Fe-Si-Ne-Ti

Judging Functional Axis:

Extroverted Feeling (Fe) / Introverted Thinking (Ti)

Effie shows the dual nature of a Fe-dom, for good and bad. For example, she has adopted the moral mindset of the Capital, which says that “because we all think sending innocent people into the arena is okay, it’s okay.” Effie has no moral opinions of her own on the matter, and just thinks it’s sad and unfortunate that Peeta and Katniss must again go into the arena a second time. On the good side, she has a team mindset, and motivates them to act as a group (she even tries to bond them all together by purchasing gold emblems for Haymitch and Peeta, to show “solidarity”). Effie is very concerned with appropriate behavior, and comes to life when she feels needed, after they are forced into hiding. She never questions or spends much time analyzing anything, other than in how to help her Victors succeed—in other words, she only uses her Ti when “necessary.”

Perceiving Functional Axis:

Introverted Sensing (Si) / Extroverted Intuition (Ne)

She is highly focused on her appearance and on superficial things. She models the same behavior as everyone in the Capital, in adopting their appearance (to a flamboyant effect). She feels comfortable and secure, participating in the traditions of the districts and of the Capitol. Effie doesn’t enjoy change or chaos, but instead prefers to plan and prepare for things in advance, and is upset when they play out differently than she anticipated (she is annoyed that Peeta abandons her detailed cards and instead does an impromptu speech). Effie believes the wisdom of past victors can help Peeta and Katniss on their journey to victory. Effie pretends to be less aware of what is truly happening than she actually is; she is more insightful, at times, than Katniss in discerning the true significance of the rebellion and what it means for the future. Katniss is sometimes in awe of her “keen instincts” about people.

Enneagram: 2w3 social

She’s the embodiment of an image-based core; it’s all about appearances, what other people will think, how they perceive her. Effie refuses to even come out of her room in District 13 because she no longer has her wigs to wear! She only emerges to help out Katniss, when they appeal to her on an emotional level and remind her of how much she is “needed.” Effie needs to be loved and appreciated, and works hard to get it. Her 3 wing is always image-conscious and competitive, as well as finds ways to “blend in” at the Capital and elsewhere (her outlandish hair, vivid outfits, and larger than life personality; she’s lucky she found her turban, which was so “in” and is so stylish!).

The Hunger Games: Haymitch Abernathy [ISTP 5w6]

Functional Order: Ti-Se-Ni-Fe

Judging Functional Axis:

Introverted Thinking (Ti) / Extroverted Feeling (Fe)

Haymitch won his games by outsmarting and outthinking many of his opponents, and as an older man, has developed a cynical view of the world. He knows what he expects from it, and for the most part, that’s what he gets—a bunch of Capital people preying on the other districts for their perverse amusement. Once he stops drinking long enough to give Katniss and Peeta advice, however, it is valuable, and based in low Fe instincts – “You have to make them LIKE you.” Why? So they will buy you stuff when you need it, and help keep you alive. He finds this an easy tactic to teach Peeta, who is a natural at it, but much harder with Katniss. He often makes rational decisions, at the cost of his feelings, such as agreeing to volunteer for Peeta if he is called (since he has a great chance of survival), but being unable to stop Peeta from volunteering for him.

Perceiving Functional Axis:

Extroverted Sensing (Se) / Introverted Intuition (Ni)

Since we don’t see Haymitch in the games, it’s hard to identify his Se other than his motivational opportunism. When he sees Katniss and Peeta need help in the arena, he gets out there to drum up support and financial donations in order to ensure their survival. He tells them to keep some of their best moves under wraps, and use them to impress the donors. Haymitch has soaked his trauma in alcohol; even when the Tributes need him, he continues to recklessly self-medicate, because he can’t stand to train and then watch more of his “kids” get slaughtered. He urges them to think in the broader picture, and is sometimes more insightful than Katniss, in telling her what she represents to the districts and how valuable she is to the Rebellion.

Enneagram: 5w6 self-preservation

Haymitch carefully thinks through all his decisions when it comes to giving the kids advice, and in winning his own games. He is private, withdrawn, and emotionally detached—hard for Katniss to get to know, but also in some ways, more ruthlessly rational than she is (when she gets done crying for herself, she “does the math and remembers Peeta,” as Haymitch puts it). He does not make friends easily nor show much interest in doing so, and tries to remain distant from his Tributes – his 5 wants to be objective and avoid pain as much as possible. His 6 wing is cautious, suspicious, and distrustful, with ease in making contingency plans. As an sp/so, to protect himself in the arena (sp) he appealed to the masses and made them root for him (soc), so as to fulfill any sp needs.

The Hunger Games: Caesar Flickerman [ESTP 3w2]

Functional Order: Se-Ti-Fe-Ni

Perceiving Functional Axis:

Extroverted Sensing (Se) / Introverted Intuition (Ni)

Caesar has managed quite well under the Capital’s rules, managing to establish a successful talk show and become famous as the man who interviews the Hunger Games candidates before they go off to die. He is flamboyant, sensory-aware, and flashy, changing his appearance to reflect the current styles and set trends. He runs with whatever appeals to his audience and gets his interviewees to talk about their lives so that the audience can get to know them and support them. But he seems to have no personal vision, no great idea about what he wants to see happen in the future, and no sense of the broader, brutal implications of what they are doing. It’s simply that he exists in the moment, finding ways to profit off it and expand his own fame.

Judging Functional Axis:

Introverted Thinking (Ti) / Extroverted Feeling (Fe)

The moral implications of the games don’t seem to trouble him; Caesar has used them to establish his own career and expand his influence. Though he puts on a persona of a warm and friendly host, whenever he talks about the deaths in the arena, there’s a sense of detachment in his analysis. He uses Fe merely to whip up the crowd into the frenzy and a state of emotional oneness with the various competitors, to pull on their emotions, to coax vibrant personalities out of the competitors, in order to gain them sponsorships, sympathy, and emotional support. He finds Katniss frustrating because she refuses to emote, and cannot share her feelings; instead of try and work with her, Caesar gives up and turns to Peeta’s outburst of emotional warmth and intensity instead, aiming to find and exploit any emotional tactic he can, to keep viewers coming back for more.

Enneagram: 3w2 so/sp

Caesar is a natural born showman. He has built up a career and maintains it through sheer charisma, popularity, and instinct. He can turn off and on whatever emotion the situation requires – empathy, kindness, sadness, or detachment. But it’s all for ratings and appearances. He’s a success-driven, image-conscious man, who fits right into the Capital’s shallow obsession with looks, in his crazy hairstyles and colors, his flamboyant attitude toward the press, and in his love of influencing and playing to the crowd. His 2 wing wants to genuinely “help” the tributes gain support, approval, and funding.

The Hunger Games: Plutarch Heavensbee [INFJ 3w4]

Functional Order: Ni-Fe-Ti-Se

Perceiving Functional Axis:

Introverted Intuition (Ni) / Extroverted Sensing (Se)

Plutarch is the insanely creative originator of the Quarter Quell Hunger Games, which is something no one has ever seen before – he divides the arena into the sections of a clock, and programs them with natural disasters. He also successfully plays President Snow, convincing him through his ambitious futuristic plan about how to first demoralize and then destroy Katniss, to hold back on her execution (thus giving them time to launch a master plan to get her out and smuggle her to the Rebellion). She’s shocked to learn that Plutarch was behind that plan, as well as is President Coin’s right-hand-man and visionary. He sees how Katniss is the embodiment of the Mockingjay and how she should maintain that visual, to keep the Rebellion alive. When she assassinates Coin instead of Snow, Plutarch is not surprised, because he “saw that” in her; he knew her morals, and how she would react to the situation. He mostly stays behind-the-scenes and does nothing himself; he’s a planner and thinker, not someone on the front lines with a gun (showing his awareness of his poor sensing skills).

Judging Functional Axis:

Extroverted Feeling (Fe) / Introverted Thinking (Ti)

Emotional manipulation is one of his strengths. Plutarch saves Katniss’ life early on by pointing out her popularity to Snow, and talking about how they have to destroy her symbol / image before they can kill her, unless they want an uprising. It’s all a delay tactic, of course, to save her life. Later, with Coin, he employs similar tactics, in recognizing Katniss’ unique power to motivate people to her side, through genuine emotions. He urges her to use her experiences to be “real” with people. Plutarch is behind the District’s propaganda materials, designed to bring more people to their side. He also shows a ruthless side to him, since his “brilliant” Quarter Quell Games killed many innocent people, and he also doesn’t seem to care about innocent lives lost in the war, because it’s all in the service of a “greater good.”

Enneagram: 3w4 self-preservation

Katniss does not really know who Plutarch is, because he hides himself too well. He completely convinces Snow of his loyalty and that he has intentions other than he has; he is a totally different man around Coin; even Katniss sees several sides to him, and she isn’t sure which is the mask and which is the reality. Plutarch is successfully able to “become” whatever the situation requires, and hide his true intentions, but his 4 wing never “buys” it and remains independent. He takes a little pride in creating such a unique set of Games when it’s his turn to impress the Capital. He’s secretive (sp) but also fighting for something larger than himself (soc).

The Hunger Games: Rue [ISFP 6w7]

Functional Order: Fi-Se-Ni-Te

Rue is a warm, compassionate, and considerate girl who fully understands the value of human life and refuses to kill the other tributes. She survives through evasion tactics instead. An optimistic and good-hearted girl, she forms an alliance with Katniss by helping her survive after she’s injured. Rue points out how she can escape the tree by dropping the tracker jackers on those waiting under it to kill her, tells her they can use the mockingjays to communicate, and helps her gather intel to sabotage their enemies. She forms a largely silent bond of “understanding” with Katniss that makes them fast friends. She relies on her quickness and ability to hide to stay away from her enemies, but never descends to the level of necessity in trying to protect herself with physical violence. She enjoyed her life of farming and working outdoors, before being chosen as a Tribute. In the arena, she adapts quickly to the territory, and finds all the best places to climb and hide. She is nimble and able to make long jumps — trusting her body and hands to keep her safe in the treetops, and earning a surprisingly high rating from the judges due to her evasive skills. Rue is extremely observant and notices things others do not; she quickly seizes opportunities to act, from pointing out the hornet nest to Katniss to stealing someone else’s knife, and seeing their plan to take out the other tributes as an exciting adventure. She loves nature and being in it, and even strikes up a kinship with the birds, with whom she likes to sing. She is quite daring, both in her cheekiness and her willingness to take risks. Her forward thinking is shown in her careful gathering of information and her long-term plan of survival (to run and hide, then befriend Katniss).

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Rue is smart enough to know she cannot survive fully on her own, and she looks for a protector. She watches all the Tributes train carefully to learn which ones to fear, and which ones might be open to being her friend — and shows Katniess she is not a threat by helping her out of a sticky situation. Rue would rather run and hide than stand and fight, enabling her to live much longer than the Tributes who face their foes directly. Her 7 wing is adventurous and cheeky; she steals a Tribute’s knife in training, as a prank, which causes him to turn on his friends and accuse them of theft. Despite her terrible situation, Rue remains optimistic about her chances of survival.

The Hunger Games: Cinna [ENFJ 3w4]

Functional Order: Fe-Ni-Se-Ti

Judging Functional Axis:

Extroverted Feeling (Fe) / Introverted Thinking (Ti)

Cinna has an instinctual awareness of how to influence the emotions of a crowd. Rather than dress Peeta and Katniss in the traditional and dull “coal miners” outfits, he transforms them into the man and “woman on fire.” He also suggests they hold hands, to promote a spirit of unity, and make them seem aligned in their first presentation before the Capital. He is clever at showing subtle but profound signs of rebellion, and in concealing his association with the Rebellion itself, from their enemies. Rather than remain distant from her as a Tribute, Cinna takes the time to comfort Katniss, and tell her if he was allowed to bet, he would bet on her survival. He takes a risk, in revealing her ‘wedding dress’ before the crowd, in one last ditch attempt to influence them emotionally into protesting Katniss’ second Hunger Games.

Perceiving Functional Axis:

Introverted Intuition (Ni) / Extroverted Sensing (Se)

He takes an unorthodox, highly symbolic approach to his costume designs, in an attempt to transform Katniss into a symbol of the Rebellion. He turns her into “the girl on fire,” and then “the symbol of the mockingjay,” taking inspiration from her tribute to Rue’s death. He admits his intention to make them “unforgettable.” He cares very much about appearances and how to make a tremendous impact on the audience in a very real, visceral, impressive way. Cinna is at times opportunistic and reckless, such as when he defies Snow with her wedding gown transforming into a black mockingjay gown, the action which arguably leads to his own murder.

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Katniss suspects no one knows the true Cinna, because he is so able to keep his cool, even in intense situations. He has “become” whatever he needed to become, to make it this far, to become a professional designer, and to have a means of impacting her life in a meaningful way. Appearances are everything to him. His designs must be perfect, gorgeous, and above all, memorable. He says he channels his emotions into his art and creativity, which is his 4 wing.