The Nevers: Augustus Biglow [ISFJ 9w1]

Function Order: Si-Fe-Ti-Ne

Augie has one main interest, and that’s birds. He’s obsessed with them, can remember details about them to the extreme, and talks about them whenever he’s around anyone else. He finds it scary but also thrilling that his Touched gift is to be able to see through birds’ eyes and even control them in a group. He finds this alarming, because it’s so different from what he expects his life to be like—it’s “abnormal.” He is slow to grasp humor, although he does see the charm in Penance’s remark that if he escaped a sermon to go flying inside a bird, pity the poor bird’s mind stuck inside his body in the church and forced to hear a dull sermon! Augie is heavily reliant upon his sister and often tries to please her, even spurning the girl he feels attracted to when she tells him not to get friendly with the Touched. He cares enormously what others think about him, and hopes Prudence attracted no attention when she came through the main gate to confront him about his behavior. He desperately wants to be liked and has many opinions about the unscrupulous methods his best friend employs, but also goes along with things without objecting to them, to maintain his relationships. Augie loves to understand things and finds birds especially fascinating. He loves Prudence’s inventions, but shows no real creative thinking for himself. He can be somewhat traditional and reserved, though curious about the unknown. He doesn’t speculate on much of anything, but he cautions his best friend to be careful whom he crosses in his club, second-guesses some of his decisions later, and tries not to take risks.

Enneagram: 9w1 so/sp

Augie is rather too influenced by those around him and finds it hard to stand up for himself; he tends to be like whomever he hangs around, to some extent – drinking more and seeking distractions with Hugh, being more proper and concerned with public appearances around his sister, and more spirited and carefree around Prudence. He doesn’t want to cause conflict, have anyone disappointed in him, or upset anyone, so he represses anything he feels might get him rejected, including admitting to being Touched (he thinks his sister doesn’t know about it, which makes him feel relieved). He has a few firm views on right and wrong, will stand by his decisions once he has reached a firm one (choosing to support Amalia rather than Prudence, even though it disappoints the latter, because he thinks her quest is more worthwhile), and becomes more anxious and reactive whenever he’s stressed.

Paid Request: Encanto: Bruno Madrigal [ISFJ 6w5] [and family]

Function Order: Si-Fe-Ti-Ne

Bruno does not have much screen time, but he is decidedly Si – when he receives his visions as a gift, he treats them as foreign and scary rather than a blessing, because they sometimes foretell bad things, and he doesn’t know how to interpret them (his inferior Ne, however, tries to keep an open mind – Mirabel might destroy their home, or she might save it; there are two ways to see this). Even when he ran away, he didn’t go far – he just ducked inside the walls and has lived with them, unseen and unnoticed, ever since, feeling and taking comfort in what is familiar to him. He finds it hard to leave his comfort zone, or step back into the real world – and is scared to have another vision, because the last one he had was so terrifying and unpleasant to him. Bruno also wavers between social ineptitude (he tried to tell his sisters about their futures, but wound up botching it and making them both upset at him, another reason for him to hide away from people) and desperately wanting to contribute in some meaningful way. He entertains himself (and his pet rats) by taking on different personas in hiding, pretending he has companions or is someone other than his true self, but is only truly happy when he’s able to emerge from hiding and explain himself in a way that others can understand, without upsetting them. He has thought a lot about the vision and reached a conclusion that it has more than one possible outcome; that not all his visions are ‘set’ but that their abstract nature means they are open to change and interpretation.

Enneagram: 6w5 sp/so

When Mirabel asks if Bruno has been trying to repair the cracks in the house, Bruno looks freaked out and says, “No, I stay away from them!” He is suspicious, paranoid, and reclusive, always muttering under his breath, throwing salt over his shoulder to ward off evil spirits, etc. He also was so fearful of the consequences of his vision, which implicated Mirabel in the possible destruction of their home and the magic, that he simply… disappeared rather than face everyone being upset with him. He’s afraid to come home, but was also afraid to leave; he feels somewhat misunderstood, because he can’t articulate his visions well, and struggled to tell his sister their true meaning (that one of them should feel whatever she wants to feel, and not change it to suit anyone else). He has lived quite happily as a recluse for over a decade, hidden in the walls of the house.

The Family

The rest of the family have such limited screen time, it’s hard to make an argument for most of them, but here are my thoughts.

Camilo: ESTP 7w6 so/sp

He mostly spends his time physically altering his looks to make other people laugh, and using his shape-shifting skills to his advantage (in order to ‘steal’ a few more treats from the kitchen, for example). He has an others-focus that indicates low Fe, and is playful and fun.

Isabela: ESFJ 3w2 so/sx

Her entire arc is about learning to go with what she feels, rather than catering to everyone else’s wishes, needs, and demands all the time; this is a struggle Fe-doms have against breaking free and being their own person, rather than assuming everyone else’s wishes must come first. It’s only when she learns to allow herself to be imperfect, and to create imperfect things, that she comes out of her shell and achieves the individualization she so craved; she was even willing to marry someone she didn’t like, just to please her family.

Dolores: ISFP 9w1 so/sp

She is cheerful but separate from her family, much quieter than most of them and not as inclined to share her feelings; she just accepted that she would be thwarted in love, but leaps at the chance to accept someone once it is offered to her. She listens to everything, and reacts to everything in the present moment, without thought for how it might ripple through the family (she overhears the prophecy and shares it immediately).

Luisa: ISFJ 2w3 so/sp

She feels that she must help everyone in practical ways all the time by using her strength to their advantage, while resenting the fact that she feels exhausted from carrying the weight of everyone else’s expectations on her shoulders; she doesn’t think she has the right to pull away from them and establish her own needs and wants.

Pepa: ESFP 4w3 so/sx

Whatever emotion she is having in the moment is completely dominating her life, and she often overreacts massively, sometimes seeing problems where none exist and struggling to maintain an optimistic attitude. She takes things rather literally, but is also fast to get things done, focus on what’s unfolding around her, and struggles to control her own feelings.

Antonio: ISFP 9w1 so/sp

Seems like a trope — since ISFPs are the ones most connected to nature and in understanding things deeply through Fi/Ni. He is eager to connect to nature and animals and his room is very physical. His aunt is ISFJ.

Bel Ami: Virginie Rousset [ISFJ 2w1]

Function Order: Si-Fe-Ti-Ne

Virginie leads a rather quiet life compared to Georges’ other lovers, as the wealthy wife of a newspaper man. She spends most of her time with her friends and is cautious of Georges at first. Though she finds him charming, she is a little put off by his bold pursuit of her, his turning up at one of her afternoon teas with a bunch of fruit, and focusing all of his attention on her. All too quickly, she is taken with him and caught up in an affair, though she confesses that she has never cheated on her husband with anyone before. The more she is around him, the more often she wants to see him, since he makes her feel alive. Virginie is too naïve to realize she is being played and used, that Georges has regained his position at the newspaper through her, and is only wielding her as a weapon against her husband and to gain social standing. She falls in love with him and pours out her heart to him, eagerly following him around town and trying to arrange opportunities for him to make money, even purchasing stock for him when she finds out what her husband knows about what might happen in the next few months, and asking him if he is proud of her, for having done this for him. Instead of the gratitude and love she expects to receive, Georges turns on her—losing his temper, humiliating her, throwing her out of his life, and spurning her because she did not tell him sooner what her husband had planned (thus making a fool out of Georges, in his opinion). She is crushed, but also hysterical when she finds out he has run off with her daughter. She doesn’t want to let them marry, refusing to have “that man” in the family, though she cannot tell her husband her reasoning. Virginie learns the hard way she cannot trust Georges, but only after he has ruined her life by taking what she cares about and leaving her with nothing but bruised feelings.

Enneagram: 2w1 sp/so

Virginie is a warm and loving woman, who goes all out for the men in her life – she attends soirees and tries to help her husband maintain his social standing, and she tries to look out for Georges once he comes into her life. At first, she is innocently helpful toward him, introducing him to people who might be useful to him, and then, as a lover, she feels an almost constant need to be close to him. It’s never enough; when can they next meet? She feels alive in his arms, and crushed when he spurns her, berates her, and turns her out of his apartment. Virginie thought she was doing him a nice favor by purchasing stock to make him money; she never dreamed he would see her as keeping secrets from her, plotting to humiliate him, or not allowing him in on the secret so he could exploit it to his full advantage. She just wanted to help him! Virginie tries to be proper, and feels shame for the things she does wrong, but cannot help following her heart.

White Christmas: Betty Haynes [ISFJ 1w9]

Function Order: Si-Fe-Ti-Ne

Betty is a sensible and down to earth performer, who has grown up with her sister and is familiar enough with her to know when she is up to shenanigans, such as using their brothers’ name to get the most famous performers on the stage to check out their show. She has a quiet calmness about her that makes her attractive to Bob, mostly because her head isn’t full of future prospects of show business, so much as a desire to have a normal lifestyle – to become a wife and have children. She assumes she has to look after her sister, and puts a lot of time and effort into taking care of her. Even though it devastates her when her sister announces her engagement, Betty puts on a brilliant smile and congratulates her – showing the “expected” emotions for the situation rather than giving in to her genuine feelings. She is upfront with her emotions at all times, telling her sister that she will go fetch a sandwich not because she wants one, but because Judy won’t let her sleep otherwise; telling Bob how much she likes him and that she’s so happy that he’s doing such a wonderful thing to the general (she admires it). She knows the financial sacrifice he is making in the process… but her inferior Ne creates a worst-case scenario, based on her limited interaction with him and her own negative expectations, that Bob is going to profit off what he’s doing. She doesn’t question what the maid overheard on the phone, or ask Bob to explain himself, simply leaps to the wrong conclusion that it’s true and punishes him for it.

Enneagram: 1w9 so/sp

She has a moralistic streak, does not want to be seen as inappropriate, and immediately tells Bob the truth, that her sister used their brother’s name to send a letter to him, to come and see their show, since she has brought them there on false pretenses. She admits that she only wants to take care of her sister, and thus she has neglected doing anything about her own life in the process – she has not pursued her own romantic attachments, because she assumes she must look after someone else (which also makes it easier to avoid stepping outside her comfort zone). Betty does not want to argue with Bob, and when they disagree the first time they meet, she says their acquaintance will be too short to waste time arguing, thereby bringing them into peace with one another again. Even though she is furious with him, when she erroneously believes he is using the general to further his own career, Betty refuses to come right and accuse him of anything, so she passive-aggressively refuses to talk to him instead, and even boards a train and leaves him behind without saying goodbye to anyone (including her sister; though she puts on a happy face for her, she wastes no time in finally detaching from her and getting a solo career far away from them all, to punish them and put some distance between them).

The Last Duel: Marguerite de Carrouges [ISFJ 2w1]

Function Order: Si-Fe-Ti-Ne

Marguerite thrives the most when her husband leaves to fight wars and earn money to help his struggling financial situation, because he leaves her in front of the farm, where her sensible suggestions make great strides in improving their situation. She suggests they use horses to plow the fields instead of the slow oxen (when her foreman objects, saying that her husband insists the horses are too valuable to work, she points out that they are worth more alive than dead, and they will die without feed this winter); she balances the household accounts, and attends to the small details of daily life, and seems delighted to do so. She also trusts her own personal experiences, and those of other people; she says of Le Gris, that he may be handsome, but “my husband does not trust him.” She wants a child more than anything, is painfully aware of her own “barrenness,” and wants to rectify the situation; she finds her greatest satisfaction in motherhood, and says if she had known she would bear a child, she might have “done what other women have done before me, and remained silent about my assault” (because sharing it has put her own life in danger). Marguerite has a sweet nature, is submissive and obedient to her husband, and seeks to please him. When his temper flares, she becomes alarmed that he has jeopardized their position and now they can no longer attend court, because of her awareness of the social implications of his actions. She praises him when he meets his former friend/rival in public and appears to make peace, telling him that it is always better to make peace and smile, even when you do not feel like it. She seeks comfort among her friends, and is hurt when one of them turns against her. She openly shares her feelings on numerous occasions, as she experiences them (saying that she does not understand why she cannot get pregnant, and that is “what I want more than anything”; contradicting her husband, and pointing out that he fights for his own vanity and pride, rather than her sake, etc). Marguerite tries to repress her feelings about her assault, but finds she cannot remain silent; she has to tell her husband, and once she does, she insists that what she tells him is true. She is sensible enough to tell him she wishes him to settle this in a private local court, rather than take it to the king. Marguerite is also somewhat naïve and trusting; her husband has told her to bar the door, and forbidden her to be around anyone in his absence, but her kindness leads her to open it and let in a man—inadvertently admitting Le Gris at the same time. But she is perceptive enough to sense that he has rather too high an opinion of himself, and to grasp her husband’s arrogant motivations in defending her.

Enneagram: 2w1 sp/so

Marguerite simply wants to love and be loved, and the creation of a child (even though it’s from a rape) gives her the lasting happiness she has looked for, throughout her entire marriage. She has sought to be needed and tried to supply that to her husband wherever she could – washing his feet, attending to his physical needs (even without enjoying it), and saying that surely he must praise her, because of all the good and useful things she has done in his absence, by running the estate so well. She compassionately returns money to some of his tenants, when they pay her too much (they say her husband did not collect it last time). She is also very hurt when others betray her or say cruel things to her, such as when her mother-in-law infers that she is barren, and any hopes for an heir are futile. When she becomes angry, she becomes much more assertive—standing up to her husband and her mother-in-law, telling the courts that she insists upon justice, showing a willingness not to back down from their threats and pressure to give in, and speaking her mind. Her 1 wing believes in doing what is right and good; she worries that the dress she is considering is too scandalous, because it is low cut, and changes into another one after her husband tells her she looks like a whore; she also doesn’t believe in allowing a lie to be spread about her, that she consented to a rape. She wants it known what actually happened.

Paid Request: Single All the Way: Nick [ISFJ 2w1]

Function Order: Si-Fe-Ti-Ne

Nick is down to earth and attentive to the physical needs of those around him; he works as a handyman doing all sorts of odd jobs, and says he learned about most of them by watching YouTube videos and on HGTV. He uses his own personal experiences as part of his children’s books, turning his rescue of his dog from the pound into a best-selling children’s book, then having no more ideas about a sequel until the kids tell him he ought to write about what his doing is doing right now, when he’s on Christmas vacation. He finds the family’s traditions quirky and irrational, but enjoys being part of them, is highly personable, and easily makes everyone like him. Nick puts his own feelings aside to keep others happy; though he’s developing feelings for Peter, he encourages him to go on a blind date, listens to all his romantic woes and constantly affirms him, and expresses his feelings first – but only once he believes Peter feels the same way. Nick is cautious of everyone’s feelings and doesn’t want to ruin Peter’s mother’s Christmas spirit by informing her that her daughter would rather have cash than another stupid sign He loves to tinker with and fix things, including plumbing issues; he’s a talented carpenter who improves the Christmas play. Nick is open with his thoughts and feelings and somewhat sentimental; Peter tells him he knows how important Christmas was to his childhood, and he doesn’t want him to spend it alone, mourning his mom and feeling sad. Nick has grown so comfortable being friends with Peter, he doesn’t even think about them being involved with each other until Peter announces that he might be moving away and changing his entire lifestyle.

Enneagram: 2w1 sp/so

“I like helping people, it makes me feel good.” Nick chose his job because it lets him do nice things for people. He is forever volunteering to do stuff for Peter and his family, from tagging along with Peter because Peter wants him to pretend to be his boyfriend, to saying he’ll go buy wine for the household when they run out, to doing all the Christmas lights for the family, to helping Peter smuggle in a new Christmas tree (the “real thing”), to helping out with the nativity and improving it, to tolerating the girls’ matchmaking efforts. He just helps wherever he can, is doing so because it makes him feel good because it pleases other people. He cares about his five star rating as well. And he is concerned with doing what is right, doesn’t feel comfortable lying about his relationship status.

Paid Request: Pocahontas: Chief Powhatan [ISFJ 9w8]

Function Order: Si-Fe-Ti-Ne

Powhatan is much more grounded than his daughter, and trusts the old ways of their people; he believes all the things that have sustained them for many generations, from their teachings about the earth and the great spirits that guide them (including that of his beloved wife), to his concern about the future and what these settlers might want. He knows his daughter has a wild spirit, and tries to coax her into a safer, more gentle path by encouraging her to marry a warrior who is ‘steady, like a beating drum’ and who would provide for her in rational ways (he will be loyal, steady, and strong, and provide safety, food, etc for her). He lets her go her own way up to a point, but expects her to do what is wise and rational instead of listen to her heart. He is warm and consoling to her, saying she looks like her mother. Powhatan also speaks in terms of “we” a lot, implying he sees himself not as an individual, but as part of the tribe with responsibilities to them. When they return triumphant from battle, “our brothers, and our villages, are safe again.” When they are attacked and one of their men injured by the settlers, Powhatan forbids any of them from associating with the newcomers. After one of them is killed, and they arrest John Smith, he draws the other chiefs into a war council to decide what to do, trusting that a consensus will put them on the right path, and deciding that “we will defeat our enemies.” He believes “our paths are chosen for us,” and talks about “our anger” over Kocoum’s death. “This is what we feared,” he says after the event. He roughly rebukes his daughter for her disobedience, says that she has shamed him, and blames her for a good man’s death… but when he realizes she is willing to die to prevent war and save Smith, Powhatan listens to her and to the wind (his wife’s spirit) and decides she is right, that the hatred must end with him. He then reassures Smith that he is always welcome among “our people.” Powhatan is fearful of the future, and what he does not understand; he at first, adopts an us-vs-them mentality against the white settlers, since he has no experience with them or what they might do, and leaps to negative conclusions about them after finding Kocum dead. He does not see the big picture, until it is all around him – when his daughter tells him that his is where his hatred has brought them (he then sees that a war will result from his decision to kill Smith, and that all of them will die).

Enneagram: 9w8 so/sp

Powhatan is a calm and mild-mannered man, who wants peace and a steady and uninterrupted life; he doesn’t understand his daughter’s need for adventure and finds it hard to know why she cannot give her heart to a man who would provide a secure environment for her. He tolerates her behavior, and thinks she has a wild spirit like his wife, but once his anger is aroused, it’s terrible. He rebukes her harshly for her disobedience, refuses to listen to her pleas for Smith’s life, and intends to execute him in front of everyone to prove a point. He lets his anger and hatred override his better judgment, until his daughter confronts him with it – shocked at what has resulted from these events, Powhatan returns to his calm sense of leadership and admits that she is right, and that they must choose the path of peace and forgiveness rather than war.

Paid Request: Black Panther: T’Challa [ISFJ 1w9]

Function Order: Si-Fe-Ti-Ne

Unlike his sister, who wants to overturn everything about their culture and has very little respect for ‘how things are done,’ T’Challa is “old school” and has a strong faith in ‘how things have always been’ with his people, and believes in their traditions of his people to the point of self-sacrifice; he agrees to let his cousin challenge him for leadership, even though technically he could refuse. He sees no reason to change the way things are done, or bring his country out of isolation, even when his family and ex-girlfriend pressure him to do so. T’Challa has become comfortable with how things are. He is also steeped in respect for family; he is horrified to discover his father ‘betrayed’ and had his own brother murdered for his radical views, then abandoned his son to live alone in America rather than bringing him home. He constantly references the ways of their people (“waging war is never our way”) and uses it as justification to remain somewhat passive on a global scale, because he lacks the ability to see the big picture. Through his personal experiences, he witnesses what Killmonger has felt and experienced and uses that to change his ideas of what they can do as a nation; he opens them up to the rest of the world and begins sharing their resources. T’Challa also has an incredibly powerful Fe – he is openly emotional, easily touched by others’ suffering, and immediately thinks of how Erik must have felt, finding his father dead and being abandoned for so many years. He begs someone who has challenged him to a fight to the death to change his mind, and surrender, because ‘your people need you.’ He makes most of his decisions from a basis of ‘we’ – speaking collectively of those he serves. Others say he is a ‘good man, with a good heart.’ When Nakia suggests they should be doing more to help other nations and people, it makes him question whether their policy of isolation is right (“should we be helping them?”). T’Challa is compassionate and driven by his feelings; he can’t let Everett die “when it is in my power to save him,” and does not listen to his guard when she points out the potential rational consequences of exposing Everett to their technology. At first, T’Challa hides behind his ‘duty’ to his own countrymen, but also has a strong negative reaction to Killmonger wanting to cause chaos and anarchy, and rise up people to ‘murder their oppressors and their children’ (“It is not our way to be judge, jury, and executioner over people who are not our own; I am not the king of all, but of my people”). He often extends mercy to his enemies, even when it is unwise, and later, acknowledges that they have a larger responsibility to the people of the world (“We have let the fear of our discovery stop us from doing what is right. It is our cause, for all of us!”). He later rouses others to join a common cause, by saying, “The wise build bridges. We must find a way to look after one another as if we were a single tribe.”) When brought back to life, T’Challa convinces an old rival to join him for the greater good of all, but also points out that Erik will come for him next. He has a desperate need to understand the decisions his father made, and to know why he did not bring his nephew back to live among his family. T’Challa is not a visionary, but takes others’ desires, ideas, and views of the future and incorporates them into his own decisions about what to do (expand into the world, become known, and set an example to the world).

Enneagram: 1w9 sp/so

T’Challa is principled and always wants to do what is right; he is willing to accept his cousin’s challenge for the throne, because he feels that his father did the wrong thing when he murdered Erik’s father and left him alone in the world. He is willing to accept the judgment of others, and also inclined not to listen to others at times – he has no interest in expanding their borders or influence until he witnesses the suffering of others himself, and has thought it through and decided it is the right thing to do. Later, he chooses sides in the Civil War based on these rigid principles, and his ideas about who is ‘right’ and ‘wrong’ in the conflict between Captain America and Iron Man. He represses his anger, and even offers his cousin the chance to live (“we could still heal you”); but it takes him a long time to move out of his passivity into direct action – it has to come on behalf of his people, to stop Erik from doing terrible things, rather than out of a sense of generosity. He would rather keep his borders small, and remain unaffected by the suffering in the greater world, ignoring it and considering it not his problem.

Arsenic and Old Lace: Dr. Einstein [ISFJ 9w1]

Function Order: Si-Fe-Ti-Ne

Dr. Einstein is a plastic surgeon who has fallen in with Jonathan and gotten stuck into a bad situation – being hauled around, witnessing his crimes, acting as an accomplice, and changing his master’s face each time to escape detection by the police. He is tired of running, tired of hiding bodies, and just wants to settle down and rest for a few days, take in some comforts like a good bottle of wine, and not have to worry about who is going to come after them or what Jonathan might do to them. He appears to be quite kind and sweet on the surface, and does argue against Jonathan taking the “slow way” of killing people (it takes forever, and he doesn’t enjoy seeing them suffer), but also has no sense of ethics to call his own. He surrenders them constantly to Jonathan and his demands. He also finds it funny to compare Jonathan to his aunts and see that Jonathan hasn’t done in as many people as they have, without leaving their house or being accused of anything, whereas they are forced to constantly keep moving due to their crimes. He thinks carefully about things and what he intends to do next time to alter Jonathan’s appearance, but is also constantly fretting about the unknown, fearful of what might befall them, and unable to imagine any situation where this entire fiasco turns out well.

Enneagram: 9w1 sp/so

Dr. Einstein is meek by comparison to Jonathan, who completely steamrolls him all the time. Even though he protests constantly that he doesn’t want to do things, he winds up doing them and being complicit in Jonathan’s crimes. He has assisted him in numerous murders, and stood by helplessly, unwilling and unable to do anything about it. He feels trapped and unable to escape Jonathan’s clutches, is easily cowed by him, and scared of what he might do to him. He feels bad about having given him the face of Frankenstein, and hurriedly assures him he will fix it at the soonest possible opportunity. Even though he thinks what Jonathan is doing is wrong and cruel, and tries to talk him out of it, he goes along with all of it, and feels enormous relief at the end to escape without being noticed or arrested.

Arsenic and Old Lace: Martha Brewser [ISFJ 9w1]

Function Order: Si-Fe-Ti-Ne

Aunt Martha is a sweet old lady who just happens to be an unapologetic mercy-killer, at least according to her innocent intentions. She thinks she is doing people a favor! Martha is quieter and more withdrawn than her sister, and more focused on her domestic duties of baking, tending to the house, and mixing up lethal combinations of arsenic. She keeps every single hat from each man that has met his maker in their house, all dusted and arranged in a cabinet, and feels much distress at the thought of burying a stranger in the basement. She makes people feel welcome and at home, is a huge encouragement to Mortimer and Elaine (and has been hoping they would get married for a long time), and has a lot of misgivings about Jonathan based on what she knows about him from his childhood. His return to her life makes her fear for all of them, but she’s also unable to turn him out of the house. She is attentive to details more than her sister, picking up and carrying out the wine so neither he nor his doctor friend drink it, and never realizing that would be an excellent solution to their domestic situation. Her reasons for what they do are sensible in her own mind, no matter how much the outside world might judge them as insane.

Enneagram: 9w1 so/sp

Martha is a great deal more passive than her sister, reluctant to stand up to Jonathan, and gentler in many ways – she is sensitive and withdrawn and easily intimidated by the men in her life. She has adapted effortlessly to her sister’s ideas about killing single old men without anyone to care for them, and sees it as a nice thing to do. It’s her who came up with the special death cocktail, and then mixed it in wine to conceal the flavor—the height of apathetic “do-good-ery.” She feels upset when others get upset, and doesn’t like Mortimer to raise his voice or yell at them. Her protests are quieter, but she also sulks a bit that her sister would dispatch someone without her being present. Martha thinks she is doing a good and kind thing, and hates the idea that she isn’t, so she just ignores that fact in order to remain at peace with herself.

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

Function Order: Si-Fe-Ti-Ne

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

Enneagram: 9w1 so/sx

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

Sweeney Todd: Johanna Barker [ISFJ 9w1]

Function Order: Si-Fe-Ti-Ne

Johanna does the same thing every day – sit in her window, singing and talking to her bird, sewing and staring out into the street, dreaming of a larger world that she cannot explore, since the judge keeps her shut up in her room and forbids her any contact with the outside world. She sings metaphorical songs about how birds are unhappy in their cages (meaning herself) and wondering how they came to be there, comparing the different colors of their wings but how they all have the same desire, which is to escape. This shows her interest in colors, in what she sees around her, and in her dreams of the outside world. She is easily emotional and sensitive, not wanting to offend anyone. The judge proposes their marriage, and says she seemed less than enthusiastic but did not turn him down, implying that she tried to deal with him tactfully to avoid hurting his feelings or offending him, even though she is scared of him. Johanna immediately has feelings for Anthony and sees him as her potential rescuer, throwing him out a key but also being aware of the danger. She also wonders how she has come to this sad position in life, and what the birds are thinking, but has no real ability to use her dreamy intuition as a way to save herself. She never intuits that the man caring for her is not her kin, even though she knows he cannot be trusted.

Enneagram: 9w1 sx/sp

Johanna goes out of her way to avoid causing any upset in the house. She fears her guardian and tries to avoid making him angry through tact. She rather passively gives in to her imprisonment, never trying to sneak out the window, steal down the back stairs, or pick the lock to her room. Johanna feels helpless to change her situation and searches for a rescuer, rather than assuming she must do that for herself. She is submissive in the asylum and cowed, until she sees Anthony has come for her, then eager to embrace a new and better life. Seeing Sweeney Todd kill and dump the judge’s body terrifies and scares her, but she manages to stay alive through her eagerness to appease him – and goes off to have a better life.

Castle: Alexis Castle [ISFJ 1w2]

Function Order: Si-Fe-Ti-Ne

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

Enneagram: 1w2 sp/so

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

The Originals: Elijah Mikaelson [ISFJ 1w2]

Functional Order: Si-Fe-Ti-Ne

Elijah has centuries of experience, which makes him accurate at sensing when others are lying to or manipulating him. Marcel believes Elijah is “wrapped up in centuries of his family’s crap,” implying that Elijah spends more time thinking about the past than the present. He is extremely dutiful and completely loyal to his family; but also does not forgive their numerous offenses against him. On occasion, Elijah will allow others to see into his past subjective experiences. He is infinitely practical and collects detailed information before acting against his adversaries, often using proven methods to ensure later success. Though not always accurate in sensing when others are about to dagger him, Elijah has some faith in supernatural abilities and premonitions. He senses that Davina’s drawings are important and doesn’t stop pondering them until he reveals their true purpose: the return of Celeste. He is much more diplomatic than Klaus, who believes Elijah has always had superior “people skills.” Elijah does a lot of strategizing, but often maneuvers people in order to make things happen – both for good and ill (risking Elena’s life to ensure Damon and Stefan’s support, but later apologizing to Elena for it). Marcel knows that Elijah cannot help becoming emotionally involved when people need him; Rebekah says Elijah is “willing to forgive anything.” Elijah berates his brother often for his cruel and foolish behavior, while also believing in his potential for redemption. He tries to act for the best interest of all involved, through brokering peace, coming up with treaties, and maintaining authoritative but polite control in the French Quarter. Elijah often puts aside his own feelings for the betterment of his siblings. He is driven to “fix” the damaged people in his life, by continually paying attention to their emotional needs and responding to them. His strategies are surprisingly effective, and he plays things close to his chest. Elijah tends to seek ways around problems, like figuring out how to keep “Katerina” alive during the sacrifice or force his brother into submission. Elijah refuses to lose hope even in the most dire of circumstances, and comes up with unique ways to circumvent potential issues (consecrating their mother’s bones, manipulating witches, etc). He can also turn off his emotions when necessary and behave brutally, to teach others a lesson and/or pay them back for attempting to harm members of his family. He is good at anticipating various outcomes and planning for them. Elijah senses what others need from him, and acts accordingly. He has a raging inability to spot danger before it happens, though (inferior Ne), causing him to be manipulated, staked, and taken advantage of by Katherine and Klaus multiple times.

Enneagram: 1w2 sp/so

Elijah is more moral than anyone else, and torn up about his failures, past mistakes, and ruthless murders. He keeps his anger inside and uses it to fuel him into action, but also has a need to keep his family together, playing the peacemaker between his siblings and asserting himself as a moral authority to dictate the terms. In this way, Elijah is incredibly self-sacrificing (giving up Hayley for his brother’s sake, and fighting his love for her) but also arrogant and morally superior in his assumption that Klaus needs him to protect, educate, and chastise him. He earns his family’s love through serving them and feels resentful when they do not reciprocate. He keeps his feelings tightly buttoned up and will not let them out, both out of a fear of loss of control and out of a desire to help his brother improve, through self-denial. Elijah can be moody, deeply depressed, and self-loathing under stress (1 moving to 4); he can be playful and more free-spirited whenever he feels safe in a loving relationship (1 moving to healthy 7). He’s focused on emulating the right and appropriate behaviors as an example to Klaus – and often gives moralizing lectures (”This is your fault; look at what you have done! All of this!”).

Corpse Bride: Victoria Everglot [ISFJ 2w1]

Function Order: Si-Fe-Ti-Ne

Victoria is the perfect Victorian woman—obedient to the wishes of her family, even when they disagree with her personal feelings. She lives in a society and time when her parents choose her marriage, and even though she hopes she will be “in love with my husband,” she submits to their will and agrees to marry someone of their choosing. She makes a go of it with Victor, who finds it hard to accept that she has given away so much of her personal autonomy. Victoria doesn’t play the piano because her mother wouldn’t like it, and has forbidden it. She wants a simple, uncomplicated life: marriage and children. She is patient, dutiful, but also militant in her attempts to rescue Victor once she knows what’s happened. She serves her parents’ wishes, even when they counteract her own desires—such as agreeing to marry a man she doesn’t love, because she feels she has no choice and must do what’s best for her family (they need money, and Barkis can provide it, they assume). Victoria shares her feelings of concern about her husband with her maid, hoping that she likes Victor. She finds it hard to go against her parents except where he’s concerned, and risks their displeasure through attempts to rescue him. Victoria takes risks to save him, including escaping her parents’ home and forming a rope out of a blanket to assist in her escape. She asks questions about the dead from the local pastor, which gets her into trouble. Victoria is a little negative and apprehensive about the future (she hopes her marriage will go well and be full of love), but marries Barkis despite her worries about him.

Enneagram: 2w1 sp/so

Victoria wants to fall in love with her husband—and finds it easy to love Victor. She constantly represses portions of herself, to get along with her mother and father, and make herself more appealing to them, while wanting her own life. Once she finds out Victor’s plight, she takes it upon herself to save him. She sees Emily as possessive and dangerous, and goes running off to the church to learn what she can, so she can rescue him from the underworld. She becomes most assertive on his part, rather than her own, assuming he needs her assistance. Part of her resignation comes from believing she has to be a ‘good’ daughter, and subjugate her own desires for the good of her family. They need her to marry well and bring money into the household, so she represses her anger and bad feelings about that into servitude.