Dominant Introverted Intuition [Ni]: Chris is singularly focused on preventing Wyatt from becoming evil in order to save the world from him. He is so caught up in his mission that he often fails to think of anything else, often overworking the sisters in order to reach his goal. He doesn’t stop to consider their feelings, their needs, or their desires, because he sees the big picture and will stop at nothing. We need to make preemptive strikes to prevent that future from happening, otherwise we’re all doomed! Chris is extremely conscious of how anything he says or does can potentially impact the future, and always exercises caution about what he reveals to Piper, Phoebe, Paige, and Leo. He initially allows them all to think that his reason for coming back to the past is to save Wyatt… but he fails to mention that what he’s saving him from is becoming evil, because if he said that, they wouldn’t believe him, and they certainly wouldn’t help him. He only tells them the truth when he has no other choice but to come clean with them. He doesn’t reveal that he’s actually Piper and Leo’s son because he is aware that doing so could lead to serious consequences, and doesn’t fess up about his actual identity until Phoebe asks him point blank. He understands how events can unfold and often uses that foreknowledge to his advantage. When he and the sisters find themselves saddled with a demonic baby, Chris immediately wants to vanquish it. Piper, Phoebe, and Paige see an innocent child, but Chris sees what it’s going to become. You can’t see it for what it is now, you have to look at what it’s going to be when it grows up! You can’t let it live!
Auxiliary Extroverted Thinking [Te]: For Chris, it’s all business, all the time. He has no patience when the girls get distracted. You need to be taking this seriously. Ugh Fine, maybe we can talk about taking a little break after you’ve killed three more demons. Chris likes to keep everyone on target and wants Piper, Phoebe, and Paige to stay focused on the task at hand. There isn’t time for distractions! Chris is good at organizing his environment, as well as the people in it, in order to achieve something. He is often the one who develops plans of attack, which he expects them to follow exactly as he commands. Chris is always thinking about what he wants to accomplish, and what he needs the Charmed Ones to do in order to see his plans executed in the way he envisions them, and doesn’t typically allow emotions to influence his decisions. Chris gets annoyed when the sisters allow their emotions to keep them from doing what needs to be done and tells them flat out to get over it and move on. There are more important things to be concerned with! The facts of the situation are important to Chris and he often has trouble seeing around them. When Paige insists on going to find Leo where the crystal pointed to, Chris tries to talk her out of it. It’s pointing to the middle of the Indian Ocean, Paige! You can’t orb there! However Paige believes that something must be there and goes anyway. Chris tends to go for the simple, straightforward solution to problems rather than thinking of creative solutions. In his mind, the only way to stop the baby from growing up to become a demonic killer is to just vanquish it now before it has the chance to do any damage as an adult. When his conception date draws near and he comes into contact with a Genie, he believes the logical thing to do is just wish for Piper and Leo to have sex.
Tertiary Introverted Feeling [Fi]: It is Chris’s ability to put his plan above all else that leads him to carry weight of the truth about the future by himself. For a very long time, he refrains from telling his own mother about her untimely demise. He internalizes a lot of his negative feelings instead of discussing them openly. Although he doesn’t talk about his emotions, he does tend to act on the anger and resentment that he feels, particularly towards Leo. When Chris is faced with a moral decision, he looks at the future implications first and foremost (Ni-Fi). He has no qualms about killing if it’s to stop Wyatt from becoming evil, because it’s for the greater good. Chris tends to see things as being black and white. The baby has to die in order to spare potential future victims! It doesn’t matter that it’s just a child! It’s a demons. Demons are evil. Therefore, it needs to die. Case closed. You can’t be sentimental about this! Chris has trouble empathizing and dealing with the girls when they become emotional about anything. He can’t relate, because everything he does is in service of a better future, so he lacks the time or patience for such trivial problems
Inferior Extroverted Sensing [Se]: It’s impossible for Chris to relax and live in the moment. When the girls try to get him to take a load off, he refuses to, because he has a job to do. He’s not here to enjoy himself, he has a purpose. There’s no time for sensory pleasure or fun. He doesn’t want to loosen up or let the sisters enjoy their lives because there’s work to be done. You need to concentrate on saving Wyatt! Stay focused, guys! Sometimes, Chris is able to improvise in the moment when necessary. On rare occasions (particularly when under stress), Chris can behave recklessly without regard for the potential consequences. Although Chris spends a lot of time coming up with plans and strategies, he sometimes just wants to charge in guns blazing and get things done (Te-Se). “I don’t understand. Why don’t we just storm the place and find her? It’s not like we don’t know where she is.” Every now and then, Chris is able to lighten up and live a little, such as engaging in highly inappropriate sexual relations with his newly assigned charge.
Note: Though I haven’t seen many typings for Chris, the few that I have seen typically type him as an ISFP. When I typed him based on memory, I thought that would be my typing for him as well, but I went back and watched many of his scenes again, and there’s just no way. All the functions are there, but Ni and Te are definitely running the show.
Enneagram: 6w5 1w2 3w2 Sp/So