Dominant Extroverted Sensing [Se]: Navigating his physical environment is a piece of cake for Aladdin. He’s aware of his surroundings and uses them to escape the guards who are after him. Aladdin is able to jump out of buildings and land on two pieces of rope, which he skis down. He uses a sheet he finds to disguise himself. He even catches his fallen loaf of bread without looking. When guards are coming at him from both sides, he jumps up, causing them to all crash into each other. He manages to use a carpet he finds as a parachute to jump out of a window and escape once and for all. Aladdin always remains ahead of his adversaries and is great at improvising in the moment. He successfully dodges every obstacle in his environment and uses what’s available to him to sabotage the guards who pursue him. Aladdin readily takes risks, whether it’s jumping off buildings, pole vaulting across them, or facing Jafar with no plan whatsoever. He appreciates the beauty and wonder in the world and seeing what it has to offer. He enjoys experiencing all that’s out there, and wants to show it all to Jasmine.
Auxiliary Introverted Thinking [Ti]: Aladdin is skilled when it comes to hatching plans on the fly. If one scheme doesn’t work, he simply tries something else. He’s a fast thinker and can usually spot the best solution to a problem with ease. Aladdin often utilizes his quick mind in his sense of humor. He’s able to trick the Genie into helping him without actually using a wish. When he notices that Jasmine has been caught stealing, he immediately jumps in to help by making up a story about her being his “crazy” sister to keep her from getting in trouble. Aladdin is able to deduce that Jafar is hypnotizing the sultan with his cobra staff, and he leaps into action (Se) by breaking it, thereby putting an end to Jafar’s control over him. Aladdin’s logic is internal and he has his own ideas about what’s rational. Aladdin also has a knack for finding loopholes and ways around the rules. He can’t wish for love, but he can wish to become a prince so he can marry the princess!
Tertiary Extroverted Feeling [Fe]: Although he survives by stealing food, he only does it because he needs to eat to live. Aladdin cares very much about other people, and makes sacrifices for others – even perfect strangers. After everything he went through to steal it and to evade the guards afterwards, Aladdin notices two children digging through the trash for food, and decides to give his half of the loaf to them. When he notices one of Princess Jasmine’s potential suitors getting ready to whip the same kids, Aladdin steps in and stands up for them. He’s good at understanding other people and uses his insights to get what he wants (manipulating Jafar into using his final wish to become a genie). Aladdin cares about what other people think of him and it bothers him that other people only view him as a “street rat.” When trying to make a decision, Aladdin wants to hear other people’s opinions. Genie, what would you wish for? Aladdin often struggles with morality. He thinks he needs to be someone else to win the heart of the princess, and often chooses to lie instead of just being himself. He nearly goes back on his promise to free the Genie because without the Genie, he’s just Aladdin.
Inferior Introverted Intuition [Ni]: Considering the consequences of his actions isn’t Aladdin’s strong suit. Aladdin continues to lie, even though doing so gets him into trouble. He also steals, knowing that the guards will chase and try to capture him. Aladdin believes that one day, things will change for him. He visualizes himself becoming rich, living in the palace, and never having any problems in his life – though he doesn’t actually have a plan to make that happen. He just believes it will become a reality.
Enneagram: 7w6 3w2 8w9 Sx/Sp
Aladdin: Gotta keep…one jump ahead of the breadline
One swing ahead of the sword
I steal only what I can’t afford
Aladdin: Gotta eat to live, gotta steal to eat
Tell you all about it when I got the time!
Aladdin: One jump ahead of the slowpokes
One skip ahead of my doom
Next time gonna use a nom de plume.
One jump ahead of the hitmen
One hit ahead of the flock
I think I’ll take a stroll around the block.
Aladdin: One jump ahead of the hoofbeats!
One hop ahead of the hump!
One trick ahead of disaster
They’re quick, but I’m much faster
Aladdin: Here goes, better throw my hand in
Wish me happy landin’
All I gotta do is jump!
Aladdin: Riffraff, street rat.
I don’t buy that.
If only they’d look closer
Would they see a poor boy? No siree.
They’d find out, there’s so much more to me.
Aladdin: Someday, Abu, things are gonna change. We’ll be rich, live in a palace, and never have any problems at all.
Proprietor: You’d better be able to pay for that.
Proprietor: No one steals from my cart!
Jasmine: Oh, I’m sorry, sir. I don’t have any money.
Jasmine: Please, if you let me go to the palace, I can get some from the Sultan.
Proprietor: Do you know what the penalty is for stealing?
[He takes her hand and pins it down on the table, intending to chop it off]
Jasmine: No, no, please!
[The sword drops, but his hand is stopped by Aladdin]
Aladdin: Thank you, kind sir. I’m so glad you’ve found her. I’ve been looking all over for you.
Jasmine: [whispering] What are you doing?
Aladdin: Just play along.
Proprietor: You know this girl?
Aladdin: Sadly, yes. She is my sister. She’s a little crazy.
Proprietor: She said she knows the Sultan!
Aladdin: She thinks the monkey is the Sultan.
[Abu is picking a pocket. He hears this and straightens up. Jasmine, playing along, kneels down and bows to Abu]
Jasmine: Oh, wise Sultan. How may I serve you?
Abu: Well, blah blah blah blah.
Aladdin: Tragic, isn’t it? [He leans forward, picking up another apple from the cart with his foot] But, no harm done. [He walks over to Jasmine] Now come along, sis. Time to see the doctor.
Jasmine: [to a camel standing nearby] Oh, hello, Doctor. How are you?
Aladdin: No, no, no. Not that one.
Jasmine: I want to thank you for stopping that man.
Aladdin: Uh, forget it. [He grabs a pole] So, uh, this is your first time in the marketplace, huh? [He pole vaults to the next building, leaving Jasmine behind]
Jasmine: Is it that obvious?
Aladdin: Well, you do kinda stand out. I mean, uh, you don’t seem to know how dangerous Agrabah can be. [He lays a plank between the buildings for her to walk over, but as he is leaned down, she vaults over his head. He looks back in surprise. She tosses the pole to him.]
Jasmine: I’m a fast learner.
Aladdin: Right. C’mon, this way.
Aladdin: Ah, provisos? You mean limitations? On wishes? Some all powerful genie – can’t even bring people back from the dead. I don’t know, Abu – he probably can’t even get us out of this cave. Looks like we’re gonna have to find a way out of here-
[They start to leave, but a big blue foot stomps down in front of them]
Genie: Excuse me? Are you lookin’ at me? Did you rub my lamp? Did you wake me up, did you bring me here? And all of a sudden, you’re walkin’ out on me? I don’t think so, not right now. You’re gettin’ your wishes, so siddown!
Genie: Thank you for choosing Magic Carpent for all your travel needs. Don’t stand until the rug has come to a complete stop. Thank you. Good bye, good bye! Thank you! Good bye! Well, now. How about that, Mr. doubting Mustafa?
Aladdin: Oh, you sure showed me. Now about my three wishes-
Genie: Dost mine ears deceive me? Three? You are down by ONE, boy!
Aladdin: Ah, no – I never actually wished to get out of the cave. You did that on your own.
Genie: Well don’t I just feel sheepish? All right, you baaaad boy, but no more freebies.
Aladdin: Fair deal. So, three wishes. I want them to be good. What would you wish for?
Genie: Me? No one’s ever asked me that before. Well, in my case, ah forget it.
Aladdin: What? No, tell me.
Aladdin: You’re a prisoner?
Genie: It’s all part-and-parcel, the whole genie gig. Phenomenal cosmic powers! Itty bitty living space.
Aladdin: Genie, that’s terrible.
Genie: But, oh – to be free. Not have to go “Poof! What do you need? Poof! What do you need? Poof! What do you need? To be my own master, such a thing would be greater than all the magic and all the treasures in all the world! But what am I talking about, here? Let’s get real here. It’s not gonna happen. Genie, wake up and smell the hummus.
Aladdin: Why not?
Genie: Theo only way I get outta this is if my master wishes me out. So you can guess how often that’s happened.
Aladdin: I’ll do it. I’ll set you free.
Genie: [Head turns into Pinocchio’s with a long nose] Uh-huh, right. Whoop!
Aladdin: No, really. I promise. [He pushes the nose back in and Genie’s head returns to normal] After I make my first two wishes, I’ll use my third wish to set you free. [He holds out his hand]
Genie: Well, here’s hopin’. [Shakes Aladdin’s hand] Okay! Let’s make some magic! [Turns into a magician.] So how ’bout it. What is it you want most?
Aladdin: Well, there’s this girl–
Genie: Eehhh! [Like a buzzer, and Genie’s chest shows a heart with a cross through it.] Wrong! I can’t make anybody fall in love, remember?
Aladdin: Oh, but Genie. She’s smart and fun and…
Aladdin: Beautiful. She’s got these eyes that just… and this hair, wow… and her smile.
Genie: [Sitting in a Parisian cafe with Abu and Carpet.] Ami. C’est l’amour.
Aladdin: But she’s the princess. To even have a chance, I’d have to be a – hey, can you make me a prince?
Genie: Tell her the… TRUTH!!!
Aladdin: No way! If Jasmine found out I was really some crummy street rat… she’d laugh at me.
Genie: A woman appreciates a man who can make her laugh! Al, all joking aside, you really oughtta be yourself.
Aladdin: Hey, that’s the last thing I want to be. Okay, I’m gonna go see her. I gotta be smooth, cool, confident. How do I look?
Genie: Like a prince.
Aladdin: I can show you the world
Shining, shimmering splendid
Tell me, princess, now when did
You last let your heart decide!
I can open your eyes
Take you wonder by wonder
Over sideways and under
On a magic carpet ride
A whole new world
A new fantastic point of view
No one to tell us no
Or where to go
Or say we’re only dreaming
Jasmine: A whole new world!
Aladdin: Don’t you dare close your eyes
Jasmine: An hundred thousand things to see
Aladdin: Hold your breath–it gets better!
Jasmine: I’m like a shooting star,
I’ve come so far
I can’t go back to where I used to be!
Aladdin: A whole new world!
Jasmine: Every turn a surprise
Aladdin: With new horizons to pursue
Jasmine: Every moment, red-letter
Aladdin: A thrilling chase
Jasmine: A wondrous place
Both: For you and me!
Jasmine: You are the boy from the market! I knew it. Why did you lie to me?
Aladdin: Jasmine, I’m sorry.
Jasmine: Did you think I was stupid?
Jasmine: That I wouldn’t figure it out?
Aladdin: No. I mean, I hoped you wouldn’t. No, that’s not what I meant.
Jasmine: Who are you? Tell me the truth!
Aladdin: The truth? The truth… the truth is… I sometimes dress as a commoner to escape the pressures of palace life. But I really am a prince!
Jasmine: Why didn’t you just tell me?
Aladdin: Well, you know, um… royalty going out into the city in disguise, it sounds a little strange, don’t you think?
Jasmine: Not that strange.
Aladdin: Tell them the truth, Jafar! You tried to have me killed.
Jafar: What? Ridiculous nonsense, your highness. He is obviously lying. [He brings the staff close to the Sultan’s face.]
Sultan: Obviously… lying.
[Aladdin sees the staff with its glowing eyes.]
Jasmine: Father, what’s wrong with you?
Aladdin: I know what’s wrong!
[Aladdin grabs the staff and smashes it on the floor. Jafar flinches and the spell is broken for good.]
Sultan: Oh, oh, oh my!
Aladdin: Your highness, Jafar’s been controlling you with this!
Genie: Huzzah! Hail the conquering hero! [Turns into a one-man band. He sees Aladdin walk away with his head hung. He stops, scratches his head, comes up with an idea, then zooms over to Aladdin. He holds up his hands like a director scoping a picture and we look through them.] Aladdin, you’ve just won
the heart of the princess. What are you gonna do next? [Aladdin looks at him, then walks away in sadness to the bed, where he falls on it and sighs. Genie again is confused, then goes to him and pulls out a script labeled “Aladdin.”] Psst, your line is “I’m going to free the genie.” Anytime.
Aladdin: Genie… I can’t.
Genie: Sure you can. You just go “Genie, I wish you free.” [He grabs Aladdin’s head and uses him as a mock ventriloquist’s dummy. Aladdin pulls away.]
Aladdin: I’m serious. Look, I’m sorry – I really am. But they want to make me sultan – no! They want to make Prince Ali sultan. Without you, I’m just Aladdin.
Genie: Al, you won!
Aladdin: Because of you! The only reason anyone thinks I’m anything is because of you. What if they find out I’m not really a prince? What if Jasmine finds out? I’ll lose her. Genie, I can’t keep this up on my own. I can’t wish you free.
Genie: Hey, I understand. After all, you’ve lied to everyone else. Hey, I was beginning to feel left out. Now, if you’ll excuse me, master.
Genie: Al, I can’t help you – I work for senor psychopath now.
Aladdin: Hey, I’m a street rat, remember? I’ll improvise.
Jafar: Without the genie, boy, you’re nothing!
Aladdin: The genie! The genie! The genie has more power than you’ll ever have!
Aladdin: He gave you your power, he can take it away!
Genie: Al, what are you doing? Why are you bringing me into this?
Aladdin: Face it, Jafar – you’re still just second best!
Jafar: You’re right! His power does exceed my own! But not for long!
Genie: The boy is crazy. He’s a little punch drunk. One too many hits with the snake.
Jafar: Slave, I make my third wish! I wish to be an all powerful genie!
Genie: [reluctantly] All right, your wish is my command. Way to go, Al.
Jafar: Yes! Yes! The power! The absolute power!
Jasmine: What have you done?
Aladdin: Trust me!
[A black lamp appears at Jafar’s base. Jafar is busy conjuring.]
Jafar: The universe is mine to command, to control!
Aladdin: Not so fast, Jafar! Aren’t you forgetting something?
[Jafar looks down questioningly] You wanted to be a genie, you got it! And everything that goes with it! [Shackles appear on Jafar’s wrists.]
Jafar: No! No!
Iago: I’m gettin’ out of here! Come on, you’re the genie, I don’t want-
[Iago tries to fly away, but is sucked in with Jafar.]
Aladdin: Phenomenal cosmic powers! Itty bitty living space.
Genie: Al, you little genius, you!