Crossbones: Tom Lowe [ESTP 3w2]

Function Order: Se-Ti-Fe-Ni

Tom is the ultimate opportunist, ready and able and willing to take advantage of any situation that presents itself, even if it involves unscrupulous methods. On board a ship being taken by pirates, he destroys the object they are after, burns the blueprints, and then force-feeds poison down the inventor’s throat—then attempts to save his life, memorizes the cipher, and promises to work for Blackbeard when captured, all in order to poison the pirate and deliver his head to his commander. Tom changes his mind so often about everything, going wherever the wind blows, that he is inconsistent in his methods – he cleverly poisons Blackbeard, then saves his life. He impulsively becomes involved with Kate Balfour, and starts a sexual relationship with her, only to reconsider after he’s gotten to know her husband, because he’s “a good man… who doesn’t deserve this.” He and she disagree a great deal on his methods, which are always rational and tactical, aimed at leveraging situations to his advantage, but not always “moral” in her mind – she questions whether he is truly loyal to anyone or anything, and he admits that he isn’t, because there’s always an advantage to take. But he also has very good tert-Fe, both in terms of genuinely being compassionate toward other people and caring for their welfare, to the point where he willingly takes lashes for a man he feels he has wronged (in their previous lives in Scotland, he had him arrested and tortured for information, turning him into a pain-riddled cripple), and in how successfully he convinces people to believe in him. But he is unscrupulous and untrustworthy; and… prone to picking up on the values of those around him, since he has few of his own. The more time he spends with the pirates, the more like them he becomes, the more sympathy he has for them, and the less he is willing to see them all killed. Tom shows very poor Ni. Other than his eventual plan to deliver Blackbeard’s head to his commanding officer, he has poor foresight, is reckless, impulsive, and never thinks through the consequences of his immediate decisions in terms of how they could bite him in the butt later, something that rebounds badly when he’s accused of murder.

Enneagram: 3w2 so/sx

Whatever you need, Tom will become it or give it to you – he is deceitful and good at it, so successful in changing his colors that Kate angrily says she doesn’t know who he is at one point. He isn’t quite sure either, because he’s playing a bunch of roles – a spy, a doctor, a benefactor, a friend, a lover. He makes decision with his emotions just as much as his head and instincts, and his 2 wing becomes more and more apparent as time goes on. He often rushes in to save people without being asked, he feels enormous guilt at having caused innocent people pain, he has to make things ‘right’ with others he has wronged, and he falls madly in love with a woman and does things for her to earn her approval.

Lorna Doone: John Ridd [ESFJ 2w1]

Function Order: Fe-Si-Ne-Ti

“I’m in no position to judge Annie’s choice, because… I’m in love with Lorna Doone.”

– John Ridd

John does not believe in making impersonal decisions—he cannot leave the woman he loves to be forcefully married off to a man she hates, even if it endangers his family. He cannot allow his brother-in-law to die on the battlefield, and leave his sister’s child without a father. He cannot even stand aside and watch Carver drown in quicksand, without attempting to save him. His decisions all come instantly and from his sense of moral right and wrong, his emotions about how he feels, and his judgments about the appropriateness of situations. John initially opposes his wife’s marriage to Tom, because he is a “highwayman.” However much he might like their cousin, it’s not a profession that is moral or that will ensure her a happy life. But he also realizes he is in no position to judge her, because he has also made a controversial choice of a future wife—the granddaughter of their sworn enemy. His emotional appeals include taking a risk with the ‘hanging judge’ by asking him to please pardon Tom, justifying his request by pointing out that Tom ‘fought as hard against the Doones as any of us,’ as if he is judging him on his actions alone. He often fails to think through his decisions, simply impulsively makes them and doesn’t even question or rationalize them away later. His subjective experiences with the Doones cause him to form harsh opinions of them, but when he meets and falls in love with Lorna, John challenges all these assumptions and opens his mind up to new perspectives on the situation. He’s aware of the danger she is in and wants to get her out of it, immediately. John does not like the idea of changing her situation, after she comes to live with them on the farm—he almost doesn’t want to reveal the truth of her fortune because “it’ll change everything, won’t it? She’s happy here with us!” (Again, basing his decisions off an external factor like her happiness, rather than the facts.) John remembers her instantly when they meet again, since he recalls the pretty girl who saved him from drowning when he was just a boy. He also struggles to move past his father’s murder and forgive the family responsible.

Enneagram: 2w1 so/sx

John inevitably winds up saving and helping people wherever he goes. He may not even realize that his desire to save Lorna is as much about his instant attraction to her but also his way of showing his devotion to her and earning her approval. He can be somewhat overpowering in his demands for her to leave her home in the valley and run away with him. John becomes almost instantly affectionate with her, wanting to touch and kiss her when they barely know each other. He rushes to the aid of anyone who needs him – from his uncle (going into the Doone valley to spy on them for him) to Lorna (braving the Doone valley to rescue her, then defending her on the farm) to his brother-in-law (almost getting hanged on a rescue operation). Even when Carver is neck-deep in mud after shooting Lorna, John feels duty-bound to rescue him – because it’s the right thing to do (his 1 wing). He is often angry and resentful, lashing out at people, but also choosing the moral high ground even when it makes him unhappy (telling Lorna the truth about her family and attempting to save his enemy’s life).

Since it’s hard to find pictures of the other characters, I’ll include the rest of the Ridd family below.

His mother is a moralistic but forgiving ESFJ 1w2 who focuses on teaching her children to be responsible for their actions and do the right thing; though initially angry about his decision to invite Lorna into their lives, Sarah puts aside her own misgivings and treats her with kindness, coming to love her as her own daughter. She doesn’t want Annie, an ISFP 9w1, to marry a highwayman, because it’s an immoral profession and she doubts he can become a farmer. It’s true, Tom Faggus is an ESTP 7w8 and he soon gets ‘bored’ with farming and runs off to join the army, endangering himself in the process. Lizzie is an ESTJ 8, who tells it like it is—straightforward and unafraid of offending people, from telling Lorna “if you weren’t a Doone, I could almost like you” to slapping her brother when she finds out who he has fallen in love with (how can you love one of the people who murdered our father?). She isn’t about to wait for the man she loves to propose, so she does it herself. Their uncle is an ESTJ who won’t take no for an answer and turns to an ultimate authority, Judge Jeffries (another ESTJ) to solve their problems with the Doone s for them. His sweet, shy and temperate daughter Ruth is an ISFJ 2w1 who tenderly cares for other people, always putting their welfare ahead of her own needs and desires.

A.D. Kingdom and Empire: Caiaphas [ISFJ 6w5]

Functional Order: Si-Fe-Ti-Ne

Caiaphas is steeped in personal mythology and significance, in the faith of his forefathers and in upholding the ancient prophecies. He is fearful of losing control over the Temple and tries to protect all the old laws and traditions through persecuting the Messiah that threatens the delicate social order in place in Jerusalem. His personal experiences and beliefs are of great value to him, and he merely wants to protect and maintain things “as they are,” in the hope that the Jews as a nation can outlive the Roman occupation. His wife’s assertiveness troubles him, because it reflects poorly on his station as a high priest. Caiaphas makes many decisions motivated for the greater goodwill of his people; his relationship with Pilate is based on his diplomatic and sensitive approach to the tyrant, his attempts to peace-keep and prevent outbreaks of violence, and his willingness to allow himself to be humiliated for the great good of Judea. Others can sway him to direct or strong courses of action (or away from them), and he becomes intensely emotional when others threaten what he holds dear. He relies on his own internal logic to get him out of difficult situations but is not as good at strategy and action as his wife. Fear constantly nags at him, in an intense situation… that he might lose his position in the Temple and be replaced as High Priest… that Pilate will start massacring Jews… that Jesus will threaten everything he holds dear… that Joseph of Arimethea’s actions will be seen as a fulfillment of prophecy … the disciples will steal the body… Caiaphas is careful, but not able to see the big picture enough to avoid political entanglements with Pilate, which end badly. He is reluctant to embrace change, because he cannot foresee all ends (inferior Ne).

Enneagram: 6w5 so/sp

Caiaphas is primarily driven through fear – of what the Romans might do, to him, to his family, to their people. He strongly identifies with his racial group (the Jews) and feels comfort in being surrounded by like-minded people who worship in the traditional ways. His fear of anything new keeps him from embracing it. He spends most of his time trying to run interference – being fearful, then assertive, putting on a courageous front to cover up his inner anxiety. He’s responsible and suspicious, not a risk-taker, but also warm, good-hearted, and likable, easily personable and able to make others (minus Pilate) like him. He focuses on doing what’s best for the greater interests of society, and in maintaining his status. His 5 wing grounds him, makes him self-reliant, and enables him to trust his own decisions. Under anxiety, he’s driven to action and becomes hyper-obsessed with how his wife makes them “look” (disintegrating to 3).

Going Postal: Moist von Lipwig [ENTP 7w6]

Functional Order: Ne-Ti-Fe-Si

Perceiving Functional Axis:

Extroverted Intuition (Ne) / Introverted Sensing (Si)

Moist is an opportunist who hates inactivity so much, by the second book he is breaking into his own office just to entertain himself. He starts out by selling a horse, then uses that money to buy a better one, and keeps trading up until he can afford bonds. From there, he moves into cheating people in various ways out of their money, excusing his behavior by refusing to think about the broader implications and consequences of his actions (he pays no mind on the impact of this until he sees it in person). Once Lord Vetinari forces him to take over the post office, Moist latches onto new ideas about how to run the place. He innovates stamps (the notion of trading cash for a way to avoid physical manual labor) and sells the idea of a competition, of the daily post, etc., with having no real awareness of how to implement any of that. Moist feels totally overwhelmed by the backlog of letters in the post office, but shows no interest in actually delivering them himself, unless it involves carrying a package to the love of his life. Once he becomes aware of how his actions hurt her, he is haunted by his past mistakes.

Judging Functional Axis:

Introverted Thinking (Ti) / Extroverted Feeling (Fe)

He sees logical ways to earn a living through cheating, stealing, and swindling his way across Discworld. These actions make sense to him and put money in his pocket, but are fundamentally immoral. It is not until he sees the consequences through the visions / dreams the letters in the post office gives him that his tert-Fe begins to feel shame, and a sense of larger responsibility toward the community. Moist has thus far only used his Fe to manipulate people with, appealing to their emotions and then discarding them when he loses interest. He feels guilt but eventually confesses the truth to Miss Dearheart. It’s only through his involvement with the Golems that he is forced to deal with his past, since they refuse to allow him to escape—literally.

Enneagram: 7w6 self-preservation

Moist runs away from all his problems, and wants to escape the consequences of his actions by evading the Golums. His 7 gives him a sense of boundless optimism and enthusiasm, despite his circumstances. He innovates a clever scheme to escape jail, using a spoon to dig out of his cell, and then finds it deeply unfair that they gave him a sense of “hope” only to execute him a few minutes later. He accepts Lord Vetinari’s offer to handle the post office, thinking he can skip town. Moist feels so overwhelmed with guilt once he discovers the tremendous impact his swindling had on others (suicides, murders, depression, banks closing) that he becomes hard on himself, showing his disintegration into 1. His 6 wing is friendly and confident, but also anxious and reliant on others to feel secure in his new position. He uses charm to try and win over people, but it doesn’t work on Miss Dearheart. As an sp/sx, Moist is primarily concerned with his own well-being, but also drawn intensely to a woman. Being so-blind, he struggles to care about the wider community.

The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Spellman: Faustus Blackwood [ESTJ 3w4]

Functional Order: Te-Si-Ne-Fi

Judging Functional Axis:

Extroverted Thinking (Te) / Introverted Feeling (Fi)

Father Blackwood has become a high ranking priest in the Satanic Church due to his ease in accomplishing things. He knows how to delegate, negotiate, and enforce the rules of the school. He also wants to create massive change “for the better” and writes a manifesto, which he presents to the Anti-Pope. He makes a formidable foil for Sabrina, because he is capable of planning things out in advance and outsmarting her on several fronts at once. Blackwood cares very much about a few things near and dear to his heart – his family, his blood, and his religion. He is also ambitious in his desire to mold the outside world. He can be callous and oblivious to others’ feelings.

Perceiving Functional Axis:

Introverted Sensing (Si) / Extroverted Intuition (Ne)

Much like Sabrina’s aunt, Blackwood prefers the “old ways.” Sabrina calls his policies “regressive,” because they hark back hundreds of thousands of years to when warlocks were dominant over the witches. He believes in and loves to revisit the same rituals each year. He enjoys teaching them to his students and also instills in them a sense of respect for their ancestral roots. Blackwood does not much stray into external possibilities, but does think up multiple ways to get what he wants. He enjoys the symbolism of their passion plays and wants his life to carry meaning beyond the present.

Enneagram: 3w4

No matter what goes down in his school, somehow Blackwood comes out on top. He’s ambitious in his desire to achieve power and authority. He eagerly leaps on opportunities to shape policy and advance himself. He marries Zelda for a political advantage. He can adapt to any situation and come across as charming and even trustworthy, then turn around and be hard-nosed with someone else. He never doubts himself or his ability to succeed. His 4 wing shows in his elitism and disdain for common mortals, practices, and anything “lesser.”