LOST: Jack Shephard [ESTJ 1w2]

Functional Order: Te-Si-Ne-Fi

Judging Functional Axis:

Extroverted Thinking (Te) / Introverted Feeling (Fi)

Jack always has a plan. He steps up immediately after the crash and takes charge of the situation. He becomes the unofficial “leader” of the group for awhile, and the man everyone goes to for solutions to problems. He organizes searches, assigns tasks to other survivors, and prefers to approach each situation with logic and objectivity. Jack’s emphasis on total logic makes it hard for him to accept the mystical properties and aspects of the island, and also makes others think of him as cold at times for the choices he makes that protect them all. Dealing in emotions is Jack’s weakest point; he frequently is unable to handle the intensity of his feelings, which leads him to either cry our lash out at other people. He can be stubborn and defiant, in his refusal to remember his past life or to be reconciled to it. He takes his position of leadership so seriously that he conflicts with anyone who doesn’t see it his way. It’s hard for him to open up and talk about his feelings.

Perceiving Functional Axis:

Introverted Sensing (Si) / Extroverted Intuition (Ne)

Jack is an expert medical practitioner who took the job in the first place to have hands-on contact with helping people out of traumatic experiences. He is quick to take control on the island and uses his great fountain of medical expertise to everyone’s advantage, adapting it where he needs to, but also sometimes miscalculating situations and too easily believing what other people tell him about Sawyer (people plant doubts and suspicions in his mind that already reinforce his own feelings about certain individuals, causing him to operate off the assumption he is right, only to find out he is wrong later). His adept medical knowledge helps him to make educated guesses that turn out accurate, however, when he speculates Ben Linus is dying, and intends to have Jack operate to save his life (and he reasons that Ben will not let them go, after the operation). He painstakingly takes care of the daily needs of the people around him, focusing on not only tending to their injuries, but figuring out food and shelter for everyone.

Enneagram: 1w2 sp/so

Jack has a rigid sense of right and wrong and turned in his own father for being drunk on the job, leading to him being suspended from medical duties. Though he doesn’t want to go to Australia to find him, he gets on a plane and does it, then tries to bring his body back home for burial. His gut-instinct of what to do can threaten and intimidate other people on the island, since he has such a forceful, almost militant, opinion of what the “right” thing to do is. This includes at times torturing people for supplies or information, since he reasons that doing so for the greater good is necessary and appropriate. He is aggressive in his helping of other people, shepherding them, and taking them under his wing, but when he isn’t upset (and he’s often on the verge of losing his temper), he can be compassionate, outreaching, and sympathetic through his 2 wing. He is very hard on himself if he makes a mistake, but also hard on others who make them.

LOST: Kate Austen [ISFP 6w7]

Functional Order: Fi-Se-Ni-Te

Kate is primarily an emotional decision maker, often supporting and soothing others in their emotional distress and refusing to leave them behind even if it would be advantageous to save herself and/or come back for them later once she has found help. Kate doesn’t feel right about lying to her husband about her identity, so she confesses what she did to him. She often makes moral judgments about other people, but does little to attempt to change them. Kate is often in tears and will abandon one plan of action for another if anyone needs help. She has a pragmatic way of problem solving; when she wants to get her mother out of an abusive marriage and get rid of her father at the same time, she arranges for him to be inside the house she blows up for the insurance money, after buying an insurance policy in his name. Kate finds it hard to stay in the same place for very long. Before coming to the island, she got a thrill out of manipulating a gang to rob a bank so she could steal something out of a safety deposit box. Whenever anyone mounts a dangerous adventure of any kind, Kate is right on top of it, begging to go. She’s forever doing things – seeing opportunities for action around her, and taking them (leading others on hikes to explore, map out the island, volunteering to set off rockets, running off to save Jack from a cave-in, climbing out the bars of her cage, etc). She is restless, easily bored, and constantly seeking external stimulation. She can also be very impulsive, both in her decisions and her romantic entanglements. The mysticism of the island doesn’t much appeal to her, but Kate has surprising insights into the people around her; she quickly figures out Sawyer’s main motivations and sees greater potential in him than he believes he is capable of. Kate figures out what she wants and pursues it with narrow-minded determination until she gets it, but her big picture thinking is very poor. She arranges a bank heist (and seduces a man into helping her with it) as a cover to get into a bank box since her name isn’t on the permission roster. To avoid being caught by the police, she crashes the car she is driving in, but then saves the man who was turning her in.

Enneagram: 6w7 sp/so

Kate is warm and approachable, but also full of secrets. She feels a need to be part of a larger group than just herself, and becomes reliant on Jack and Sawyer’s assistance once on the island. She thinks ahead a lot, and tries to figure out ways to keep herself out of trouble and avoid potential consequences (negatively anticipating what will happen when they are rescued, and her criminal behavior comes to light). She often rushes into things headlong, rather than wait and think them through—such as when she blows up her mother’s husband for the insurance money (really, it’s out of contempt that she shares his DNA), or the numerous times she impulsively leaps into action to save her friends from peril. She is somewhat distrustful of others, and even keeps her money in a tin hidden in the back of the pantry when a nice man gives her a job. Kate also has a serious inability to handle anything hard—the minute it gets rough, or too emotional, she flat out runs away. Literally. She has one foot out the door in almost every situation she finds herself in, both romantically and otherwise. She doesn’t want to face the painful consequences of her decisions or stick around and deal with the tough stuff in her past. Kate would rather just pull up stakes and move on.

LOST: James Sawyer Ford [ESTP 8w7]

Functional Order: Se-Ti-Fe-Ni

Perceiving Functional Axis:

Extroverted Sensing (Se) / Introverted Intuition (Ni)

Sawyer is an opportunist, who is afraid of nothing, sometimes downright reckless, and always good at coming up with a solution on the fly. Sawyer immediately sets out to make his stay on the island more pleasurable and profitable to himself. He is quick to rush in and intervene when necessary, breaking up fights (and starting them). He is an excellent shot, and enjoys doing things that give him an adrenaline rush or a thrill. His pursuit of physical pleasures on the mainland meant he burned through money (and women) very quickly. His ability to read other people and see what they most want or need helps him “con” them. Sawyer has an instinctive understanding of Kate right from the start. He obsessed over murdering the man who caused his parents’ deaths for years, viewing it from every possible angle until he could visualize and “execute” it. But he was so intent on doing this, he never stopped to wonder if he had found the right person, and thus killed the wrong man at the behest of his crooked employer, who used him to “make a point.”

Judging Functional Axis:

Introverted Thinking (Ti) / Extroverted Feeling (Fe)

He approaches situations with logic and awareness of what must be done; he has a detached worldview that rubs other people the wrong way or seems amoral (like shooting someone to put them out of their misery), but is actually logical. He is a natural problem solver, who doesn’t stop trying out different methods on a problem until he finds a solution. Though he puts on a gruff exterior and pretends he doesn’t care if people like him or not, Sawyer actually does care – a lot. He can be surprisingly tender, sensitive, and emotional when he lets down his guard. His decisions are made out of mercy in some instances (if you don’t kill him, he’ll suffer longer). When confronted with a kid whose parents will lose everything if Sawyer cheats them, he refuses to go through with the con. He can be temperamental, have an uncontrollable temper, and even whiny when under extreme stress. He’s not above venting his feelings if others care to listen.

Enneagram: 8w7 sp/sx

Sawyer needlessly baits and provokes other people to gain the upper hand. Even under torture, he refuses to admit he is wrong, and he lied in order to be an agitator (he doesn’t have the inhalers); instead, he taunts his torturers and refuses to admit to his pain. Kate is right about him: he wants to be hated, so he acts in a hateful manner that will create boundaries between himself and others. He doesn’t like to be made to feel small, he is blunt about what needs to be done (like shooting a man to put him out of his misery) and proud of his selfish behaviors. He used to run a long con where he would sleep with women and manipulate them and their husbands into giving him money, without ever becoming emotionally involved. He often points out that others cannot or will not do what is necessary; but Sawyer can and will. He is almost constantly involved in a power struggle with Jack, because he refuses to think about what is best for everyone (being a social-blind). His 7 wing cannot deal with him being the cause of an innocent man’s death, so he distracts himself by hording resources, chasing after Kate, and fulfilling his desires.

LOST: Mr. Eko [INFJ 9w8]

Functional Order: Ni-Fe-Ti-Se

Perceiving Functional Axis:

Introverted Intuition (Ni) / Extroverted Sensing (Se)

Eko, much like Locke, has a mystical connection to the island and sees it as the solution to all of his problems; he believes in things firmly without explanation, such as that they “must” push the button even when the evidence suggests it was all an experiment and nothing bad will happen if they cease the countdown. He’s right. He often answers others’ questions with obscure abstract references and phrases meant to provoke them into deeper thought, and he feels a strong need to start a church on the island, for an eventual payback of his brother (“I owe him a church”). Eko doesn’t waver from his intentions; when others attempt to recruit him away from the church, he insists he already has a “purpose” and will keep doing it. His inferior Se is opportunistic but also foolish; he stands up to a local gang of thugs while working undercover as a priest in the parish and winds up getting a woman killed, then kills them all when they attack him a few weeks later. He is not often careful or aware of his environment.

Judging Functional Axis:

Extroverted Feeling (Fe) / Introverted Thinking (Ti)

He has a universal sense of morality, not an inner sense of ethics; as a child, under duress, he shoots someone at the behest of bad guys. As an adult, for awhile he works as a drug dealer and satisfies his conscience by telling his brother at least they get the drugs out of Nigeria, so their “own kind” are not taking them (but someone else is). He often goes along with Ana Lucia’s plans without complaint, and is a philosophical ponderer at heart, trying to figure out whether the good or the bad of his deeds is enough to shift the balance in his favor in the afterlife. He refuses to repent, out of a sense that “I did nothing wrong.” Eko wants things to make sense, but doesn’t care if the outside evidence contradicts his conclusions.

Enneagram: 9w8 sp/so

Eko is the “strong silent” type – a man of very few words and a strong presence, who gets things done and can be intimidating when he needs to be. Much of the time, he is mild-mannered, but also aware of his authority – he often uses his 8 wing to seize control over situations, enforce his brand of “justice,” and rationalize away his actions as being necessary – he kills three men who attempt to kill him and has no remorse for it. He finds the most peace on the island, in merging into it, and sensing what it wants from him – the peace it is driving him toward, away from his former life as a drug dealer and “sometimes” priest.

LOST: Michael Dawson [ISFP 6w5]

Functional Order: Fi-Se-Ni-Te

Michael is a polarizing figure on the island, because he only cares about himself and his son, Walt. He excludes everyone else’s interests on a regular basis, in his protectiveness toward his son, and also finds it difficult to understand his boy, or connect to him, because his own personal feelings get in the way too much. He’s jealous and made insecure by Walt’s friendship with Locke, so he tells the boy to “stay away from him.” He is quick to react and do something, whether that’s to step up to stop Jin from yelling at his wife, or to punch the living daylights out of him. Michael decides waiting around on the island is not for him, so he starts building a raft. He blames the first available person when the raft burns, without any evidence to support his conclusion. He often does dangerous things, such as taking his son and the dog on the raft, trying to learn to hunt, etc. In his previous life, he was an impulsive, penniless artist who decided on a whim to fight for his son, because his wife started seeing someone else while abroad. Once he decides what to do, he becomes locked into it and has no other purpose in mind. Michael takes everything personally and is easily offended and reactive, but also becomes authoritative and commanding under stress—further alienating him from his son. Eventually, they learn to connect through something near and dear to Michael’s heart—comic books and art.

Enneagram: 6w5 sp/so

Fear is an underlining motive in everything Michael does. He finds nothing safe, he wants Walt to be careful, he doesn’t allow Locke to teach the boy how to use a knife, he’s distrustful and suspicious of the other people in the group, and easily driven to anger – both on his behalf, and for others he thinks are being abused or manipulated. When Jin attacks him “as a matter of honor” to take back his father-in-law’s watch, Michael takes an axe with him, to make a point, and then frees him after telling him off and giving him back the watch. He trusts himself the most, and doesn’t see any reason to associate with or build inroads with many of the other survivors.

LOST: John Locke [INFJ 4w5]

Functional Order: Ni-Fe-Ti-Se

Perceiving Functional Axis:

Introverted Intuition (Ni) / Extroverted Sensing (Se)

John constantly speaks of “destiny,” and “fate,” and “spirit walks.” He forms an immediate mystical bond with the island and believes it can both teach him things, and show him things about himself and other people. The strange events of the island do not faze him; he takes them all in stride. He tends to fixate and visualize on something, and then not quit pursuing it until he gets what he wants (even on the mainland, he stubbornly clung to his idealistic belief of going on the nature walk / hike despite being in a wheelchair). He has trained himself to be aware of his environment and able to use it, through extensive research into hunting, tracking, and survival skills. Locke completely immerses himself in the experience of the island – when others run for cover, he enjoys the rain. He gets a kick out of dangerous situations and even sometimes puts himself in them for fun. Being out of a wheelchair has made him highly active and eager to pursue purely physical things.

Judging Functional Axis:

Extroverted Feeling (Fe) / Introverted Thinking (Ti)

He is interested not merely in his own self-growth, but that of others, and tries to guide them to self-awareness as much as he can (teaching Walt how to hunt or throw knives, taking Boone under his wing to educate him about the island). Locke shows an ability to understand other people’s needs and desires; his own emotions only rarely surface (anger over not being allowed to do things on the mainland) but he is attentive to other people’s feelings and needs and can even be manipulative with them in accomplishing what he wants. If the facts seem insurmountable, Locke thinks around them. He trusts that at some point, the solution will present itself. Rather than try to force open the hatch, he would rather meditate on it until a solution comes to him. He often takes direct action rather than announce his intentions or formulate plans. He tends to keep his schemes inside his own head, and at first has no real interest in leadership or controlling others, so much in figuring out what the island, its occupants, and its mysticism all mean to him, personally.

Enneagram: 4w5 so/sp

John arrived at the island ‘broken’ because of his father’s betrayal and the subsequent loss of his legs, and he finally feels like he has a ‘special’ connection to the island, which he exploits by using all the ‘expert’ skills he accumulated in preparation for his Australian Walkabout. In flashbacks, we see that he becomes angry at the other people in his support group, and insists they don’t know what suffering is, with the implication he does; his pain is worth more than theirs, his cuts are deeper, his losses more traumatic. His need to feel special drives him to cultivate anyone who admires him, such as Boothe, but his arrogance and total belief in his unique ability to understand the island can cause problems among the other survivors, such as when he urges Boothe to climb up into an airplane, only to get him killed. He becomes hysterical in his earlier life, whenever anyone tells him what he can or cannot do. He ruins his romantic relationship with his unwillingness to forgive his father—instead of doing what he agreed with his girlfriend he would (move on), he stalks his father’s house and sits endlessly at his gate to punish him for his actions. His 5 wing enjoys being an expert on things, and is somewhat detached from other people in many of his more ruthless or questionable decisions. He believes in whatever he decides is true, and can become quite petty when he is proven wrong (such as about the hatch).

LOST: Sayid Jarrah [ISTP 9w8]

Functional Order: Ti-Se-Ni-Fe

Judging Functional Axis:

Introverted Thinking (Ti) / Extroverted Feeling (Fe)

Sayid says that he has “a talent with machines,” and it’s true, he can jury-rig almost anything to work on the island, from figuring out how to recalibrate broken pieces of equipment to creating a primitive compass or mending the French woman’s broken music box. He is also skilled in analysis and in making detached decisions—calculated to get the desired results. Sayid can put aside his personal feelings to torture someone for “the greater good of the group” (Sawyer) but then feels remorse and shame about it afterward. He has a gentleness to his inferior Fe, and is able to connect to and console others, building a relationship with Shannon in which he reaffirms her and reminds her of her self-worth. He’s willing to share his feelings with others, to get them to open up and cooperate with him, and has a desire to serve the greater whole and the group.

Perceiving Functional Axis:

Extroverted Sensing (Se) / Introverted Intuition (Ni)

He is opportunistic and prefers to work alone, striking out to map the island and figure out where they are, then using what he sees around him in the French woman’s hut to convince her to negotiate with him. Sayid is able to hunt, but he prefers to use his mechanical skills to work on bigger solutions. Once he decides to do something, he thinks quickly and uses whatever opportunities arise in the situation to his advantage (including shooting a guard and himself, to allow the woman he loves to escape). Sayid pays attention to what is happening around him and can be somewhat reckless at times. He very quickly catches onto and masters technology; he is able to tinker with it and make it do what he wants it to do. Sayid trusts his intuition and the “sense” he has of people (“I don’t trust him around you, Kate”). He tends to zero in on one thing at a time and not abandon it until its potential is exhausted. Sayid trusts his ability to read people and know whether or not they are telling the truth.

Enneagram: 9w8 sp/so

Sayid has a gentleness to him that easily allows him to connect to other people and have empathy for him; he allowed a prisoner he loved to escape and shot himself to conceal the truth about his betrayal. He is often patient with people, including Shannon when she insists she cannot read French and is “worthless at everything.” He tortures Sawyer and dislikes him, but still manages to work alongside him on important things and even fixes him reading glasses so he can continue to read on the island without eye strain headaches. He feels remorse in hurting other people, and is quietly withdrawn. But whenever he’s threatened, his 8 wing comes out – he becomes assertive, defensive, and takes control. He tells Jack to leave him alone with Sawyer for ten minutes, he will get the truth out of him. He’s willing to torture people if necessary, and sometimes fight them with his fists.

LOST: Hugo Reyes [INFP 9w1]

Functional Order: Fi-Ne-Si-Te

Judging Functional Axis:

Introverted Feeling (Fi) / Extroverted Thinking (Te)

Hugo is intensely emotional and kind, often going out of his way to do nice things for people, comfort them in small ways by doing things for them, and offering support – but Hurley is very disinclined to share his feelings about loss with others. When losing someone, such as Charlie, he’d rather process it on his own than talk about it. When he does fess up his emotions, they come in bursts that have been stored up for ages. He doesn’t really open up to people about the painful hurts in his past. His ideas usually have some connection to reality, and he intends to see them through. Hurley tries to show people he cares by buying things for them (after winning the lottery) or doing things for them (on the island, to cheer them up). On occasion he becomes blunt and assertive. He can take control of a situation, even though he prefers to let others lead. At times, the “facts” stump him from problem-solving (there is no solution!).

Perceiving Functional Axis:

Extroverted Intuition (Ne) / Introverted Sensing (Si)

Hugo tends to think beyond whatever moment he is in, to what is coming next. Hugo sees in an instant when he wins the lottery how his entire life and his relationship dynamics are about to change, and he isn’t sure that is what he wants, so he doesn’t turn in the ticket for 24 hours. He quits his job and urges his friend to make sure they stay the same with each other, without alluding to his big break. When Locke and Boone claim to be hunting for everyone, but never bring back any meat, Hugo becomes suspicious that they are up to something — and he is right. He figures out his father has paid a psychic to mislead him and convince him that his curse is not real. He often directs Jack intuitively to people who might be concealing things, without any evidence other than a hunch or what he has observed of them. Given control over a storage locker of food, Hurley starts seeing what will happen as a result of it — a disintegration of the islanders’ tendency to work together, back-stabbing, jealousy, and most of all, hatred of him as the person policing the food. Rather than let this happen, he gives all the food away immediately. Hurley has a strong sense that the numbers are cursed and bad, and always will be cursed and bad, based on his own (and other people’s) prior experiences as a result of them. He hates change.

Enneagram: 9w1 sp/so

Hugo is open-minded, tolerant, good-natured, and wants to think the best of people. He’s also passive and doesn’t self-motivate that well. He leaves a lot of the hunting and gathering of food to other people, and prefers to do more comfortable things instead, like look after the group, keep tabs on the pantry, etc. He hates conflict and arguments, and tries to pacify other people and get them to go along. The idea of everyone on the island hating him instead of loving him is so unbearable to him, he almost blows up the food storage so he doesn’t have to take the responsibility of policing the inventory. It takes him a long time to “get moving” on something, but once he decides to do it, he can be stubbornly resistant to other people trying to change his mind (such as when he wants to find out the source of the numbers, and meet the French woman).

LOST: Shannon Rutherford [ESFP 7w6]

Functional Order: Se-Fi-Te-Ni

Perceiving Functional Axis:

Extroverted Sensing (Se) / Introverted Intuition (Ni)

Shannon has a reputation for moving through relationships quickly; prior to reaching the island, she rarely stayed with any guy for more than a few months, causing her brother to come and bail her out on numerous occasions. She is easily bored without physical stimulation, and has expensive taste. She manipulated thousands of dollars out of her brother only to wind up strapped for cash again, implying she spends money as fast as she gets her hands on it. On the island, Shannon  spends a lot of her time on the beach, soaking up the sun and surf, but is also “up for” dangerous hikes and other high-energy projects. She is very impulsive. Eventually, Shannon starts having premonitions and a psychic connection to the island; she comes to believe in things she cannot explain, as well as believes in her vision of Walt in peril enough to go after him, risking her life in the process. But her main problem with guys was she could never tell their character, and fell into abusive dynamics as a result of her inability to foresee their character flaws.

Judging Functional Axis:

Introverted Feeling (Fi) / Extroverted Thinking (Te)

She is sensitive to criticism but also struggles to care about anyone other than herself. She makes primarily emotional decisions and frequently acts on her feelings (including her one night stand with Boone). Over time, Shannon sees the error of her ways and becomes the kinder, more compassionate girl she was meant to be. She never talks about her feelings with anyone, but instead processes them internally and works through them herself. Her bluntness is evident. Shannon is smarter than she gives herself credit for, and able to come up with workable plans (convincing her brother to “pay off her boyfriends” and then taking the money herself required a plan). She likes to have some control over her life and situation, and absolute refuses to do anything she doesn’t want to do.

Enneagram: 7w6 sx/so

Shannon has no real interest in helping out anyone on the island once she gets there; she chooses instead to lie around, sunbathe, and wait for her brother to bring her things and do things for her. She used to have a string of lovers and often made poor choices in the men she hung out with, prompting her brother to pay them off to leave her alone. Shannon would either call on him to be ‘rescued’ or lie and reframe the situation to be ‘less bad’ than it actually was. She and Boone often conflicted over his pointing out what a ‘worthless’ human being she was (not providing anything for the group, partying all the time, and not seriously settling into a career) and her need to be on the go and entertained most of the time. She can be confrontational, unapologetic in going after what she wants, and hedonistic, even mocking her (step)brother for feeling guilt over their fling, but also needy, overly reliant on others for her survival, and full of self doubt.

LOST: Boone Carlyle [ESFJ 6w7]

Functional Order: Fe-Si-Ne-Ti

Boone often berates Shannon for being selfish, or only thinking about her own best interests, and points out that she is “worthless” from a Fe perspective in that she is in no way contributing to the collective whole stranded on the island. He spends much of his time helping, comforting, and working with other people for the betterment of everyone. Boone can be emotional and easily engaged in the problems of others. He feels uncomfortable keeping secrets or manipulating other people, and wants to give others the benefit of the doubt. He tends to air his feelings easily when he gets riled up, but is devastated to think he has hurt anyone. Disloyalty to family is impossible for him to comprehend. He has faith that history repeats itself; he can predict his sister’s behavior patterns based on what he has observed of her over the years. He often expresses this in verbal expectations (“She always picks the wrong person…” “You never think about anyone but yourself, Shannon…” “Do you know how many guys I’ve had to pay off to leave my sister alone?”) He likes to be shown how to do things before diving into them, and is eager to actually get physically involved in things. Boone approaches the supernatural with skepticism, and looks for proof and evidence before reaching conclusions. He is dutiful and was a successful businessman in his former life. Boone detail-gathers so that he can form a “big picture” of the people around him and their patterns of behavior. He is open to sharing ideas on how to get off the island, and curious about supernatural events even if he is doubtful of them at first. But he sneers at most of Locke’s inner musing on the island as a mystical force. Boone asks many questions about Locke, the island, boar hunting, etc, in an attempt to gain a greater understanding of their situation and the people around him, but it is all under the drive of learning and contributing to the greater whole.

Enneagram: 6w7 so/sp

Boone is cautious and skeptical, but also wants other people to like him, so he uses generosity and a willingness to work with them to appeal to them on a protective level. He sees Locke as the most capable person among their numbers, so he befriends him and becomes useful to him, to the extent that he allows himself to do things that are against his better judgment (such as climbing up into the plane, to solve one of Locke’s “mysteries about the island”) – resulting in his own eventual death. He both becomes annoyed at Locke because of “wasting their time” staring at the hatch, and continues to show up every day to help him try and figure out how to open it. Boone in this way is others-dependent. He’s also protective of his sister, and flies halfway around the world to get her, just because he heard her distress on the phone. He can also be playful, reactive, and good-humored.

LOST: Sun-Hwa Kwon [ISFJ 9w1]

Functional Order: Si-Fe-Ti-Ne

Perceiving Functional Axis:

Introverted Sensing (Si) / Extroverted Intuition (Ne)

Sun uses her extensive knowledge of plants to make herself useful on the island. She does everything from figure out how to make toothpaste to finding herbs and cures for asthma and headaches. She is somewhat traditional in respect of her obedience to her husband even when their marriage is on the rocks. Sun takes things often at face value, not fully understanding what Jin has to do for his job and assuming he has become corrupt. She filled her days with casual activities, shopping and raising her pup, while her husband worked. Sun on the island finds ways to be useful to others, including making toothbrushes and using her knowledge of plants and trees for medicine. She plants and carefully tends a garden in the expectation that they may still be on the island later to harvest it, and if so, they will be glad of its benefits. Sun is somewhat skeptical of things she cannot prove, but also on occasion has intuitive insights into other people and will point them out to Locke or Jack.

Judging Functional Axis:

Extroverted Feeling (Fe) / Introverted Thinking (Ti)

Sun, upon hearing that her father might disapprove of her relationship with Jin, replies this is between her and Jin, and does not involve her father… but she will frequently compromise for the greater good of her relationships. She denies that she speaks English to maintain harmony with her husband and finds it difficult to go against him. (She chafes at him not wanting her to wear a bikini on the beach and tries to persuade him to see it her way: it’s hot, and everyone else is wearing one.) Sun thinks in terms of what is best for all in how she plants and tends her garden. She easily confides in Kate and others. She becomes increasingly more ruthless when she returns to the real world, including undergoing a takeover of her father’s business.

Enneagram: 9w1 sp/so

“My husband has a bad temper,” is her response when Michael demands to know why she didn’t tell him she could speak English sooner. Everything she does is in avoidance of conflict or emotional upset, even though at times it goes against her desire to be genuine to herself (and wear a bikini on the beach, which her husband doesn’t approve of). Sun was going to sneak off and leave her marriage without a word, rather than face a messy and upsetting conflict, disagreement, and divorce. She often begs her husband and other people to stop fighting. She remains mostly by herself, and has a peaceful, quiet presence that others respond to, but she wants to do the right thing. She can be passive and over-accommodating, politely doing as her husband asks much of the time, until she learns to create her own space for herself and make her own choices.

LOST: Jin-Soo Kwon [ISTJ 1w9]

Functional Order: Si-Te-Fi-Ne

Perceiving Functional Axis:

Introverted Sensing (Si) / Extroverted Intuition (Ne)

Jin has a strong attachment to the traditions of his homeland, and a very specific idea of “how things are done” that stem from his upbringing. Initially, he balks at his wife learning new things and departing from their former lifestyle once they reach the island. He tends to trust his own experiences when making decisions and holds onto grudges toward those who slight or challenge him. Jin takes a job that requires consistency and attentiveness to details. Concern for the unknown future makes Jin careful in everything he does, and he initially balks at embracing a new lifestyle or in learning another language. But with time and the ability to think through these things, Jin becomes more open to new philosophies, belief systems, and ways of doing things.

Judging Functional Axis:

Extroverted Thinking (Te) / Introverted Feeling (Fi)

He measures success according to tangible things, and puts all his efforts toward impacting reality in some way, including assisting in building the raft (so they can get off the island). In his former job, Jin was often able to put aside his personal feelings and do the logical thing, both to make an impression and keep his boss happy and to save others from worse punishment. He can be somewhat rigid in his opinions.When asked to murder someone, Jin refuses and gives him a beating instead – because it goes against his deep moral convictions. His emotions are subjective, and his affections only directed toward a few people he cares about. Jin can shut others out and not allow their feelings to influence him, which makes him perceived as colder than he actually is. But he can also be stubborn and even turns his back on his wife for awhile, to punish her for lying to him.

Enneagram: 1w9 sp/so

Jin’s entire focus is on maintaining his “honor” and that of his wife, which can make him a bit of a hard-ass sometimes. He doesn’t approve of her wearing midriff-bearing clothing or a bikini on the beach, and tells her to button up her sweater. He’s angry a lot of the time, and barely containing it; Sun says to Michael that her husband has “a bad temper.” He held himself to high standards at work, and was hard on himself whenever he did anything unethical to keep his father-in-law happy. When he sees Michael wearing his watch, Jin assumes he stole it and attacks him to get it back. He can be stubborn and defensive, and it takes him awhile to get over his anger at his wife not telling him he spoke English. But over time, he starts to ease more in his rigidity and learns to communicate with the others, to share with them, and to have more fun.

LOST: Claire Littleton [ISFP 6w7]

Functional Order: Fi-Se-Ni-Te

Claire is independent and does things her own way. She was defensive when her aunt insinuated she did not “care enough” about her mother, and again when the policeman implied the car accident was her fault. Claire judges others based on their moral behaviors and will share these thoughts with other people, such as when she makes suggestions to Jack about who might be hiding things from them. She doesn’t think anyone should die without a proper funeral, so she insists on reading out what she knows about each person when they burn their bodies. She can be stubborn and irrational, such as in her desperate attempt to prevent herself from giving birth – she thinks sheer force of will and a refusal to give in to the contractions will keep the child inside her. Whatever Claire decides, she stands firm on and does not budge. She acts frequently on her emotions (deciding to keep her child, walking away from Jack when he doesn’t believe her, pushing Charlie out of her life due to his drug addiction). Claire often states the obvious in a situation and then lets her imagination carry her forward (“that’s an empty jar, not peanut butter”). She reacts in the moment and is opportunistic, both in how she decides to put her child up for adoption and how she kicks out Charlie once she finds out he has kept a statue full of weed. Claire does not hesitate to change her approach or her mind, allowing Charlie to convince her to move into the caves and then wanting to move away again once she has nightmares. Claire loops into Ni a great deal. She alone believes her bad dreams mean someone is coming for her child. Jack doesn’t believe it, but she does—and she’s right, it proves true. She knows the psychic who urged her to get on the plane foresaw this and “intended for this to happen.” She becomes easily convinced of negative outcomes and finds it hard to consider any other possibility. Late in the series, she falls into Te grip behaviors in her ruthless attempts to recover her child.

Enneagram:  6w7 sp/so

Claire has a lot of self-doubt and anxiety to work through, before she can become a parent – she’s so fearful of it, she tries NOT to give birth on the island by not pushing when it comes time to deliver her child. She is both distrustful and suspicious at times of other people’s motives and their intent to steal her child, and trusting and desirous of finding someone else to share her burdens with – she falls for Charlie and welcomes him into her life as her protector, but then becomes fearful of him and his erratic drug behaviors, so she pushes him away. Desperate to find something outside herself to believe in, Claire seeks to know her future and wants to hear what the physic saw when he “looked” into it. She believes in Astrology and has an instinctual ability to read other people. But she is also shying away from settling down and being responsible at first, not wanting to have a child and raise it on her own once her lame boyfriend dumps her. She has a good sense of humor and is sweet, gentle, and kind, as she makes others like her.

LOST: Charlie Pace [ISFP 6w7]

Functional Order: Fi-Se-Ni-Te

Charlie has a strong drive as pertains to right and wrong — he often gets into it with his brother whenever his brother is high and being irresponsible and is deeply affronted when his brother sells his piano, takes the money, and moves his family away without him (“What am I supposed to do??”). Though a compassionate and kind man, Charlie really only forms a strong emotional bond with Hurley and Claire on the island. He puts most of his effort into protecting the latter and cares deeply for her opinion of him above the others. He can be self-absorbed — choosing to take her child to “protect and save” the baby without thought of how the others will react to him. Charlie is also irrationally jealous of Locke and his protectiveness of Claire after Charlie fails to prove himself trustworthy. He struggles with his drug addiction, and the secrets of his past life, in private. He enjoyed life on the road, moving from place to place, meeting new people, finding new digs, and made the most of his lifestyle as “a rock star” – he drank all the finest alcohols, slept with the most beautiful women, trashed the best hotel rooms. On the island, Charlie is willing to be hands-on in his environment. He often puts his life at risk for the others. He adapts easily to new situations as they arise and tends toward impulsive reactions in the moment. Lack of foresight is the bane of Charlie’s existence; he becomes a drug addict without considering the future consequences for his career or his health. He makes a lot of decisions about and for Claire that suit him in the present, or that he intends to benefit him in the future, only to have them backfire and cause her to mistrust him. Fear of what he knows is coming – his own detox – preoccupies him, making him obsessed with that inevitable, painful future. As time goes on, he starts to have dreams/visions about what is coming, in which his Ni translates his premonitions into abstract symbols of Claire and his mother as angels, a dove coming to warn him, and the baby floating in his piano out to sea or being set adrift in his cradle. Charlie often acts without thought and can become too decisive, blunt and not socially aware enough under stress, which causes him to fall out with the other survivors.

Enneagram: 6w7 so/sx

Charlie was the more responsible and family-driven member of Driveshaft, always looking after his brother and being accountable for their poor decisions, to the point where he refused to let his brother go even when he was damaging to their brand. He seems to be constantly seeking affirmation from people and trying to find his place in the group, but also set himself apart a little, in his continual references to being in a band. He was a loyal band member and, at first, more cautious than his friends, but soon fell into drugs. But Charlie also wants to submit to a higher authority, so he confesses to his priest often. He likes Claire, so he self-appoints himself as her protector. He becomes fearful and reactive under stress, shifting into intense questioning, doubting of other people and their motives, shame about his inability to remember things, and seeking a place to belong. He looks for ways to make people like him, but his possessive side can be a turnoff, causing Claire to pull away from him, once she feels she can no longer trust him. Charlie’s 7 wing is all about living life large and having a good time, and he uses his popularity and celebrity to get himself into trouble—over-indulging in drugs, sex, and the rock and roll lifestyle. He’s good-natured, optimistic, and sometimes arrogant, reminding people of being in a famous band and reacting negatively if they have never heard of him.

LOST: Ana Lucia Cortez [ESTJ cp6w5]

Functional Order: Te-Si-Ne-Fi

Ana has a natural leadership ability and once they land on the island, organizes the other survivors around survival with herself in charge. She figures out how to keep them safe and is skeptical of people they do not know. She decides to test Sawyer and the others they find washed up on the beach by having Eko hit her, then pretending to be a survivor, and luring them into a false sense of security so she can steal Sawyer’s gun. Ana similarly later misleads Sawyer into a sexual encounter so she can make off with his weapon. Much like Jack, she makes a lot of hard, tough decisions to ensure they stay alive and this makes her unpopular among the more emotional members of the group. A lot of her suspicions toward the “Others” is based on her own individualized experience of them stealing into camp and making off with them, one by one – often taking the kids first. She has developed a natural mistrust of strangers and only accepts other people once they have proven themselves to her. Ana uses what she learned on the police force to help her make decisions, and is methodical in how she gathers information – but she is also quick to point out alternative scenarios to what they trust to be real – planting doubt in Jack’s mind as to his prisoner, encouraging him to build an army for an assault against the Others, etc. She was a good cop with a strong work ethic, but who also struggled with inferior Fi related issues of holding on to resentment, not knowing what to do with her feelings, and impulsively deciding to shoot the man who caused her to lose her unborn child in a shooting. Having murdered him, she resigned from the police force. Ana is surprised when others don’t feel as she would in their shoes (she doesn’t get why Sayid can just forgive her for killing Shannon, even if it was an accident).

Enneagram: cp6w5 sp/so

Ana puts on a tough girl act to cover up her insecurities and very real fears about the island, the people in it, and what they intend to do to the survivors. At first, she seems no-nonsense and goes overboard in being abrasive, but as time goes on, we see her crack and start to care more and more about how others feel about her. She doesn’t want to release Sayid out of a fear that ‘he will come after me.’ She distrusts “Henry” and thinks he is one of the “Others.” She refuses to interrogate him without having a gun handy for protection. Ana was very family-oriented as a cop, often deferring to her police commissioner mother’s wishes and demands, and hoping to go home when she boarded the flight. She has an “us vs them” mentality that is common in 6w5s – she wants to gather together with others and band against a common enemy.