Catelyn Stark (Game of Thrones): ISFJ


Dominant Introverted Sensing [Si]: The past constantly influences Catelyn in the present. It’s difficult for her to let go, and she takes out her frustrations about Ned impregnating another woman while at war on Jon, who is clearly not to blame. However, he is a constant reminder of her husband’s infidelity, and she is unable to show him a shred of decency or kindness. Her ties to her past are so strong, that even after spending years in the North, she has a hard time truly feeling like a Northerner, because it isn’t where she was raised, though being a Stark instills her with a strong sense of pride and duty. Her roots and her background are very important to her and shape who she is. Catelyn is very good at noticing past behaviors and using them to come to conclusions. Bran always looks at his feet before he lies. Catelyn adheres to the values and traditions of her people, and she takes her role as a Lady and as a mother very seriously. Catelyn’s past experiences shape every decision she makes. She makes decisions about who to ask for help and who to trust based on her previous interactions with them. She’ll speak with Lord Walder alone. She’s known him since she was a child, he would never hurt her! Ned leaving with Robert in the present brings up her painful feelings from the past, because the last time he did that, he returned with a bastard. Catelyn is mindful of details and cautious. When in her right mind and not overcome with emotion, she is able to take the right precautions in order to do what is necessary in any given situation. When Catelyn believes that Tyrion is guilty of attempting to have Bran killed, she uses the past and a sense of house loyalty in order to convince the men around her to restrain him and bring him in to answer for his crimes when she happens upon him on the road. She fears that if Robb loses the war, her family will receive the same fate as the Targaryen children.
If Tywin had them all slaughtered once, he’d undoubtedly do so again!

Auxiliary Extroverted Feeling [Fe]: Catelyn is very open with her feelings and acts on them regularly, which often gets her into trouble. Her family is very important to her and there is nothing she won’t do to keep them safe. Catelyn is typically warm and friendly, and tries to make Cersei feel comfortable while visiting the Starks in the north. She attempts to relate to her by reminiscing about how scared she was when Ned brought her to the north for the first time, and imagines Cersei must find it rather grim compared to King’s Landing, in an effort to put her at ease and establish some common ground. However, when provoked, she can become vicious, protective, and fierce, which is evidenced after she comes to believe that the Lannisters were responsible for Bran’s fall from the window. She refuses to leave Bran’s bedside, even though there’s nothing she can do because he needs her and she has to be there for him! In addition to playing upon loyalty when she attempts to have the men around her capture Tyrion, she also flatters their houses in an effort to have the men seize him and bring him to justice.

Tertiary Introverted Thinking [Ti]: Although she can’t help but treat him poorly due to the circumstances, Catelyn knows it’s irrational to hate Jon for something that wasn’t his fault. She shouldn’t blame him for being born. It was Ned’s indiscretion. Because Catelyn is ruled by her emotions and her love for her family, she can sometimes struggle to do what is logical or necessary in her moments of grief and despair. None of that matters while she’s got a child fighting for his life and a husband who’s leaving home! Catelyn sometimes doesn’t think things all the way through and she can become so consumed by her emotions that she doesn’t fully see reason. If Tyrion had sent the assassin, would he really be foolish enough to arm the man with his own personal dagger? She is able to think strategically, knowing that their best tactic is to win the war is by defeating the opposing army in the field.

Inferior Extroverted Intuition [Ne]: Because of her attention to detail, Catelyn searches the room where Bran fell from, and comes upon a long, blonde hair, which leads her to the correct conclusion that people had been in there at the time of Bran’s accident, causing her to believe that he was pushed. She astutely assumes that Bran witnessed something he wasn’t meant to see. However, she understandably believes that Bran being pushed and the assassin sent to kill him were both staged by the Lannisters without considering that the incidents were separate. Before even reading Sansa’s letter, she is immediately able to deduce that the words in it were Cersei’s, not her daughter’s. Catelyn is able to figure out what’s really going on around her, though, her inferior function typically causes her distress, because she tends to imagine all of the ways something can go wrong. The last time Ned left Winterfell with Robert, he came back with another woman’s son!

Enneagram: 2w1 6w5 1w2 Sp/So

Chidi Anagonye (The Good Place): ISFJ


Dominant Introverted Sensing [Si]: Although Chidi is extremely aware of different perspectives and life’s possibilities, he also enjoys sticking to what he knows. When Michael tries to find Chidi a new hobby, Chidi is reluctant to give new things a try. He eventually tells Michael that the only thing he wants to do is continue studying ethics and writing his book. Chidi reads the works of moral philosophers, such as Plato, Aristotle, and Immanuel Kant and has a remarkable memory for all of the information he absorbs. Chidi is extremely detail-oriented and sometimes has a habit of including too much detail, as seen in the ridiculously long title of his book (as well as the actual book itself, which has thousands of pages due to his inability to make omissions. It’s all important! Chidi’s past is important to him and he tries to learn from his mistakes on Earth while in the “good” place. His past is important to him and impacts his behavior in the present. At the opening of The Good Plates, each resident is presented with their favorite meal from when they were alive, and Chidi’s favorite has sentimental value, as it was a special meal his grandmother used to make for him.

Auxiliary Extroverted Feeling [Fe]: Chidi looks outside of himself in order to make moral decisions. He doesn’t necessarily do what inherently feels right to him, but instead consults the works of moral philosophers in order to reach a decision. Chidi often wrestles with moral decisions because he doesn’t follow his own, personal moral guidelines. Instead, he reaches his conclusions by studying what other people believe is “right” and “wrong.” While morality is very important to Chidi, his desire for peace, harmony, and his unwillingness to offend others can lead him to violate his principles. When a coworker asks Chidi for his opinion about his new red cowboy boots, Chidi doesn’t want to hurt his feelings, so he says that he likes them. The guilt that Chidi feels for lying, combined with the fact that his friend then went out and bought Chidi his very own pair, gnaws at Chidi until he eventually tells him the truth. When he has a moral dilemma, he typically discusses it aloud, going back and forth until he can figure out what the best thing to do is.

Tertiary Introverted Thinking [Ti]: It’s easy for Chidi to notice the logical consistencies in other people’s statements, which he will often point out in conversation. Chidi has a deep desire to understand. He wants to analyze his experiences to come to conclusions about himself. He wants to study the viewpoints of various moral philosophers so he can determine what makes the most sense. Chidi is able to think critically, which allows him to make assessments about experiences, people, and morality. When he tries to explain contractualism to Eleanor, he uses an example about people coming together to form their own society with their own rules, wherein the group is able to veto the laws other people come up with. When Eleanor simply says she will make a rule that nobody will be able to veto their rules, Chidi responds that that’s “called tyranny, and is generally frowned upon.” Chidi is very quick to put a name to events other people describe. He will often second guess his assessments about morality because he’s constantly questioning everything. Is this really right? Well what if… Because his mind is always digging deeper and contemplating issues at every possible level, it’s often difficult for him to stick to just one way of interpreting things.

Inferior Extroverted Intuition [Ne]: Is Eleanor taking someone else’s spot who genuinely deserves to be in the “good” place? Was someone else supposed to be in the “good” place, and are they now stuck in the “bad” place because of a mix-up? There are just so many things to consider! The reason that Chidi was sent to the “bad” place is because of his inability to make decisions. He has a hard time committing to just one thing and has a tendency to change his mind frequently. Chidi can become so overwhelmed with all of life’s possibilities that he can actually suffer physical reactions in the form of stomachaches when presented with too many choices. He’s unable to decide on just one best man speech mere hours before when he believes his friend’s wedding will be. He can’t decide between Fake Eleanor, Real Eleanor, and Tahani because he sees potential in all three women. How could he possibly choose? Chidi is good at seeing situations from multiple perspectives, which often makes it hard for him to choose what the “right” thing is. He weighs moral decisions carefully and thinks of the issue from every angle before coming to a conclusion.

Note: Chidi is rough. I wrote out an entire post arguing him as an INFP, but the more I wrote, the more I realized that he might just be an ISFJ who suffers from frequent grip experiences. I even wrote a section about how I don’t think an ISFJ would be so perpetually indecisive, but he wouldn’t be so bad at using his Ne if it were higher in his stack. He’s so stressed by choices and possibilities. It’s impossible for the man to make a choice and commit to one thing. His Ne is his kryptonite, which leads me to believe it’s his inferior function, not his auxiliary, as I had previously reasoned. Si/Ne usage is quite apparent in him. My bigger struggle was Fe/Fi. Chidi does have a few Fi tendencies, which tricked me into thinking he was an INFP. Some may see his unwillingness to discuss his feelings with Fake Eleanor, Real Eleanor, and Tahani as Chidi not wanting to hurt anybody’s feelings, and while I definitely believe that’s part of his struggle, I just don’t think that’s his primary motivation. His real problem is he needs to make sure he fully understands his own feelings before he can consider having a relationship with anyone (and that he’s being presented with choices, which gives Chidi anxiety. He doesn’t want to choose one woman only to later discover he’s made the wrong decision. He wants time on his own to fully evaluate and understand how he feels about them. I had also argued that, while he looks outside himself for answers to ethical conundrums (Fe), I thought that maybe that was just his Ne appearing as Fe. He likes to look at things from multiple perspectives and understand both sides of an issue before coming to a final judgment. which lead me to Fi rather than Fe. However, when it came time for me to write about Te as his inferior function, I came up with… nothing. There was no Te. So I re-evaluated him and decided that exceedingly unhealthy ISFJ was a better fit for him. There’s a small part of me that is still considering INFP for Chidi, and if I see more evidence for INFP than ISFJ in the future, I may come back and retype him.

Enneagram: 1w9 6w5 2w1 Sp/So

Sutton Brady (The Bold Type): ISFJ


Dominant Introverted Sensing [Si]: It’s hard for Sutton to break out of her comfort zone. She’s spent three years on Lauren’s desk, and even though her dream is to work in fashion, she’s too “realistic” to pursue it. Because Sutton spent her entire life being the adult in her relationship with her mother, she is hesitant when it comes to doing anything that might be considered impractical. She is hardworking, committed, and highly organized. Her past is important to her and her experiences define who she is. She’s sentimental and has a great memory, particularly for things that are personally significant to her. When she tries to make a board for Oliver, she doesn’t make it personal enough at first, and focuses more on what she thinks he wants to see. When she takes another stab at it, though, she makes it reflect who she is by decorating it with the U2 shirt she was wearing when her mother told her she couldn’t afford to send her to college. She uses her prom dress, her diary, and other physical, deeply personal items from her past to show Oliver who she is. Sutton loves fashion and uses clothing to express herself. She is reliable and wants to show people they can depend on her. Sutton has a keen eye for detail. She has trouble being able to enjoy porn because of the poor production values and would much rather use erotica.

Auxiliary Extroverted Feeling [Fe]: Sutton is encouraging, affirming, and supportive. When her friends achieve something, she is proud of them and celebrates their success. She wants to offer them help when they’re struggling, and will drop everything to be there for them. Sutton goes out of her way for other people and wants to be liked. She is very conscious of other people’s feelings and doesn’t like to make them angry or upset with her. She might think something negative, but she doesn’t typically say it aloud if it might hurt someone or cause conflict, which she hates. When Sutton has a moral dilemma, she asks her friends what they think she should do about it and listens to their opinions. She doesn’t know what to do when she realizes that Oliver is only considering her for the position she applied for because he thinks she went to FIT, and has trouble deciding whether or not to come clean with him. Sutton is in tune with the emotions of those around her and tries to get them to be okay with what they’re feeling. She tells Jane that it’s alright if she’s not fine. You don’t have to be fine! Sutton is comfortable with expressing what she’s feeling and encourages those around her to do the same. She can also easily discern what another person might have been feeling when they made a particular decision.

Tertiary Introverted Thinking [Ti]: It’s usually easy for Sutton to figure out the logical thing to do. Sutton is witty and usually has a quick, sarcastic remark for most situations. She’s good at analyzing situations and coming up with correct assumptions, particularly about the people around her. Sutton is particularly good at coming up with resolutions to interpersonal problems. When Kat is having trouble figuring out what to do about Adena, she initially suggests just asking her how she feels, but then she gets the idea to use the letter Adena asked Kat to write as an excuse to get together so Kat can use that time together to see how she feels. Although she sometimes lacks confidence in herself, Sutton is usually certain that she can come up with a way to solve whatever problem she faces. When Oliver finds out that Sutton allowed him to think she went to FIT when she didn’t, Sutton accepts responsibility for her actions and sets out to work on a way to get him to hire her despite her lie, and ends up being successful. Things that other people say sometimes give Sutton a “lightbulb” moment, allowing her to come up with the solution to her problem (Si-Ti). When Sutton loses $5,000 worth of jewelry that she was supposed to procure for Oliver in a cab, it isn’t until Alex says “Big brother’s always watching” that she thinks to go back to where she got out of the cab and check for security cameras that might’ve recorded her that day.

Inferior Extroverted Intuition [Ne]: Although it may take some time for her to do it, Sutton is able to take risks. She keeps a $100 bill with her at all times, so that if she fails, she can buy a ticket back to her hometown, but eventually decides to apply for a new job and spends the money on a bottle of celebratory champagne and makes a toast to “crazy dreams.” The unknown is often frightening for her and she likes having a safety net. However, Sutton is creative (as evidenced by her fashion board), and is capable of taking chances (though, she only does so after intense deliberation). Sutton makes connections in her mind, typically to things she’s seen, read, or heard in the past, and typically uses them in her sense of humor (Si-Ne). Sutton can sometimes have trouble making decisions, particularly when she must decide between something practical and stable, and something new and unknown. When she’s offered the job she wanted “more than she’s ever wanted anything,” she reconsiders taking it once she realizes it pays less than her current job.

Enneagram: 6w7 3w2 1w9 Sp/So

Note: Sutton’s gut type is either 9 or 1. Whichever wing she has is very strong, so it’s difficult to decide. If you look at the 1 versus the 9 individually, she seems to fit 9 more, but if you look at the archetypes for 136 and 369, Sutton fits with 136 a lot better.

Quotes:

Sutton: When we started together as assistants, I had no idea that you guys would also become my very best friends. Jane, we’re so happy for you and so incredibly proud.

Kat: I’m gonna persuade that artist to be in the magazine.
Sutton: Oh, no Kat. I would let it go. Lauren was not happy today.
Kat: Well that’s just because she’s threatened by anyone young with ambition.
Sutton: Well, Jacqueline wasn’t happy about it, either.
Kat: Well, she wasn’t happy about the interruption. But she was basically telling me to go after that story.
Sutton: I wanna be as confident as her. How did she get to be so confident?

Jane: God, it’s so weird being back here. I mean, how many hours did I spend hanging out on those steps with him? It’s okay, it’s okay. No need to be melodramatic. I’m fine.
Sutton: Jane, he’s the first guy that you said “I love you” to. It’s okay to not be fine.
Jane: But I’m seriously fine.

Sutton: Kat, where are you going?
Kat: I don’t know, okay? I don’t know. I need to go to the consolate or… or call the… I don’t know. I just – I need to do something.
Sutton: There’s nothing you can do.
Jane: It’s gonna be okay.
Kat: They could send her to jail forever or worse and it is completely my fault.
Sutton: Hey, it is not your fault.
Kat: Yes it is! I gave her the vibrator. It was my idea to smuggle them in all because I- I just – I need to fix this.
Jane: No, what you need to do right now is just scream. When I was a kid in Colorado, I would hike up the mountains and scream. Just let it out.
Kat: Well that is a beautiful story, Jane, but unfortunately this is not Colorado, this is New York City and there is literally nowhere in this entire city where people aren’t always on top of you.

Sutton: We’re just trying to help you.
Kat: What are you gonna do to help, Sutton? You gonna call your boyfriend and see if maybe he can fix the problem for me? I gotta go.
Sutton: You know what, if she wants to go through this alone, let her.

Sutton: I wanna be the girl you can’t stop thinking about. I deserve that.

Kat: Men are always such a let down. I can get the job done better myself.
Sutton: That’s because you never stick around long enough. Takes time to train them.

Kat: Why don’t you just admit that you want to work in fashion?
Sutton: Everybody wants to work in fashion, but it requires this little magical thing called talent.
Kat: You have talent.

Sutton: My mother is complicated. I had to be the adult. It made more sense for me to do something practical.

Sutton: Honestly, it’s the production value of half of this stuff that turns me off. Give me an erotic novel any day of the week.
Jane: Wait you like-
Sutton: Get myself off to high-end errogenous literature? Oh, yeah. Henry Miller, am I right?

Sutton: No way. I mean, even if I could get a foot in the door, there’s no money in it. Unless you really make it, which, I mean, the odds of that happening are basically zero.

Sutton: I just feel like they don’t know what this could mean for me. Kat, especially. She’s never had to worry about money. She doesn’t have student loans and a mom who can’t pay her own bills. This job could literally change my life.

Alex: Okay, forget the money. What’s your dream?
Sutton: Fashion. I’ve always loved it. But it’s too risky, you know? I can’t afford to fail and there are practicalities that I need to consider.

Kat: God, I feel like such an idiot. I just completely misread that whole situation.
Sutton: You’re not an idiot.
Jane: No, you’re not. I mean, you’re the bravest person I know. You take risks and you put yourself out there. I mean, I wish I could be more like you.
Sutton: Yeah. Me too.
Kat: Like I said, you gotta do something crazy.
Jane: I can. And I will.

Alex: What are we drinking to?
Sutton: Crazy dreams.

Sutton: I am not gonna let her hold me back.
Jane: Good for you, babe.
Sutton: Oh, I am going full Hamilton on this. Cause I’m the definition of young, scrappy, and hungry, and I’m out.

Jane: Huff Po did a profile on the congresswoman, and it was basically what I was gonna write, excpet they actually got a quote.
Sutton: Oh, man. That’s awful.
Jane: It is what it is. So I’m doing a piece on congressional fashion.
Sutton: Yeah, that’s what I was talking about. That jumpsuit is beyond awful.
Jane: Okay, you’re part of the problem. You should be criticizing her politics, not her pantsuits. I mean, look at these comments. They’re just… mean.
Sutton: A walking popsicle? A Star Trek reject on acid? How much do people suck on the internet this week?
Jane: This was the day that she decided to roll back the Clean Water Act… but instead of talking about that, they’re all talking about this hideous lime green situation. And then she turned around and said that she was being unfairly attacked as a woman, and that became a story.
Sutton: I mean, I would never say this to her, and I would never put it on the internet, but to you I’ll say: that’s a terrible color for an adult. How does she not know that?
Jane: I think she does. Here. “So when I choose an outfit, I’m always thinking, what am I trying to communicate? How can I use fashion to my advantage?
Sutton: What are you doing?
Jane: I’m seeing what she wore when she did that press conference defending the Keystone Pipeline. Ha! It’s hideous.
Sutton: It is hideous.
Jane: She is using fashion as a smokescreen.
Sutton: That’s kind of genius.
Jane: And I have my article.

Sutton: I have to tell him. I have to tell him, right?
Jane: Yes.
Kat: No.

Jane: Stop making excuses. You rewarded yourself, which you deserve to do.

Sutton: I hate conflict. And I don’t want Oliver to think that I’m not grateful.

Sutton: You’re really good at your job.

Kat: Hey, so according to this, I have to speak to Adena’s unique skills. Okay, see, now it makes sense why she wants me to do it… “and submit on official letterhead.”
Sutton: Sorry, not seeing the significance here.
Kat: God, it is a dark day when I’m the most legit person in someone’s life.
Sutton: Or she really cares about the way that you see her.
Kat: You know, I cannot get a read on her.
Sutton: It’s a crazy idea, but you could ask her how she feels. Or better yet, use the letter as an excuse to hang out.
Kat: Sutton Brady, are you asking me to lie?
Sutton: No. Definitely not. But I am telling you to use the situation to your advantage. Tell her that you want to get the letter right, but you have questions, and then while you’re asking those questions… see how you feel.
Kat: You know, that’s actually not a bad idea.

Oliver: So… this is it?
Sutton: This is it.
Oliver: I can really see the FIT influence.
Sutton: You can?
Oliver: Sutton, I’m gonna ask you a question. Did you really go to FIT?
Sutton: Uh, no. And I know that I should have said something as soon as-
Oliver: But you didn’t. In fact, your opening move in our relationship was to lie to me.
Sutton: I know. I don’t know why-
Oliver: Neither do I, Sutton. Thank you.

Richard: Sutton, I am so sorry.
Sutton: No, it’s my fault. And I’m gonna deal with this myself.

Jane: What are you doing?
Sutton: I was so close, Jane. I finally found something that I really want. Something that I’m actually good at. And you’re right. I can do this. And if I’m gonna go down, I’m gonna go down swingin’. So, I have to show Oliver who I really am.
Jane: Okay, but what is… all this?
Sutton: Well, that’s obviously my prom dress.
Jane: Oh, obviously.
Sutton: You know. And in here… is the U2 tanktop that I was wearing when my mom told me she couldn’t afford to send me to college.
Jane: Did you bedazzle it yourself?
Sutton: Yeah. And this is… my high school diary.
Jane: Oh, it’s a letter from your dad.
Sutton: Yeah… I just feel like if I’m gonna lose this job, it’s gonna be me who loses this job. You know? Not some fake FIT girl.

Kat: Jane, in 1986, seven New York women on a picnic were charged for showing “that portion” of the breast below the top of the areola. They appealed, and they won!
Sutton: Yeah.
Kat: Women fought for our right to do this.
Sutton: Anywhere in New York that a man can take his top off, so can a woman. It’s the law. And I respect the law.
Kat: This is our contribution in an ongoing mission to fight for women’s breast health and breast equality.
Jane: Oh, come on! You’re just whipping your boobs out.
Kat: Uh, yeah.
Sutton: Sure.
Jane: That is our water delivery guy. You guys are gonna flash the water delivery guy?
Kat: It’s just a breast, Jane.
Jane: Exactly. Which is why mine are going to stay in my bra where they belong. You two guys have fun though.
Kat: Oh, yeah! I am!
Sutton: Feels good!

Sutton: That’s been my desk for the past three years. And now I’m gonna keep walkin’.

Sutton: And I can’t stop hearing the recording of the mayor’s voice saying “Don’t forget your belongings.” I hated that thing! It freaks me out. It made me feel like he was watching me.
Alex: Oh, big brother’s always watching.
Sutton: You! That’s it. I have to go back to where the cab dropped me off. Do you wanna come?

Venus “Vee” Delmonico (Nerve): ISFJ


Dominant Introverted Sensing [Si]: It’s hard for Venus to be spontaneous and take risks. She is practical, responsible, and doesn’t like to be forced out of her comfort zone. Venus prefers to be on the sidelines and watch others live. She’s fine with predictability. She’s always been more of a spectator than an active participant, which Sydney chastises her for. When Venus hears that someone in Seattle supposedly died playing Nerve, she doesn’t believe it because it would’ve been shut down if that were true. Venus prefers to feel comfortable and she tries to back out of the game several times when the stakes continue to be raised. When Venus realizes how dangerous the game is becoming, her response is to go to the police. If something is getting people hurt, you go to the police with it. That’s just what you do. However, this approach lands her in a lot of trouble for “snitching.”

Auxiliary Extroverted Feeling [Fe]: Even though she’s uncomfortable playing the game, she keeps allowing Ian to convince her to keep playing. Venus is wiling to miss out on a typical college experience, which she really wants to live at home and commute to a local school in order to be with her mother, who doesn’t want her going away following the death of her eldest child. She can’t even bring herself to tell her mom about her acceptance to CalArts. She goes along with what other people want, but never does anything for herself. Venus doesn’t really stand up for herself when Sydney admonishes her for the way she lives her life, and seems to avoid confrontation. Venus cares about what other people think of her and is humiliated when Sydney tries to talk to JP on her behalf. Venus is very upfront with her feelings and doesn’t try to mask them. She initially doesn’t open up about her feelings regarding Sydney when Ian asks because she thinks he doesn’t want to hear about it. She doesn’t want to burden him or bore him with her drama. However, when he encourages her to open up, she is able to freely express all of her feelings with ease. If Venus isn’t okay, she has no problem saying so.

Tertiary Introverted Thinking [Ti]: It’s clear that Venus is capable of coming up with innovative solutions to problems. When the game tells her and Ian to leave the store after they try on expensive outfits, she notes that technically the game just told them to leave… they don’t actually need to be wearing them at the time they leave the store. It’s her ability to look beyond the facts (everyone on the game is there anonymously) that ends up allowing her to shut down the game. Venus is also good at analysis, which is evident when she tries to explain what To the Lighthouse is really about to Ian. When pushed, Venus can make brutal assessments about people (“…you’re one of those girls who peaks in high school. And when you wake up one day, still living in Staten island, still screwing the same guys, wondering what the hell happened to your life.”).

Inferior Extroverted Intuition [Ne]: Trying new things is extremely difficult for Venus. Between her best friend berates her for never seizing the moment or seeking adventure, and that same friend publicly embarrassing her moments later, Venus decides to take a leap and give in to the unknown.
Tommy points out that what she’s doing isn’t her, but for Venus, that’s the whole point! She struggles to put herself in dangerous situations, but eventually it starts to give her a rush. Venus is able to think creatively. She wants to find a way to be able to go to CalArts, so she casually suggests that her mom list their home on Airbnb When Sydney and Tommy try to convince her that there’s no way to stop the game because everyone on it is anonymous, she thinks “What if they weren’t anonymous?”

Enneagram: 6w7 2w1 9w1 Sp/Sx

Quotes:

Venus: I mean, Syd hasn’t gotten into any schools yet. And she doesn’t even care.
Nancy: You know what? Sydney doesn’t have to care. She has a trust fund. And you have something far more valuable than that.
Venus: Here we go.
Nancy: You have drive, you have focus. You have a scholarship to a local college. And even though we can’t afford the dorm, you get to have me as your new college roommate.
Venus: Actually, I, um… I had kind of a cool idea about that. What if we fixed up Mike’s room and listed you on Airbnb or something? Maybe it’s time we finally go through his stuff and maybe give some of it to goodwill. And I could give you some space.
Nancy: I don’t want space. I just want you.
Venus: Okay. I’m totally down with commuting. I can… I can get my reading done on the ferry.
Nancy: Yeah? That’ll work, right?
Venus: Yeah.

Venus: You just got suspended. I thought you were done playing nerve.
Sydney: Hell no! The girl who won Seattle now has millions of followers. She’s insta-famous.
Venus: Who cares?
Sydney: I care, Vee. I don’t expect you to understand. I’m an adrenaline junkie. You like to stay within your comfort zone. That’s fine.
Venus: That’s not true. What about that pole dancing class we took?
Sydney: Vee, I dragged you there and you sat in the corner and watched.
Venus: I’m a visual learner.
Tommy: Why are you attacking her?
Sydney: I’m not attacking her, Tommy.
Tommy: Yeah, you are.
Venus: Life is passing you by. You need to learn to take a few risks every once in a while.
Venus: I do take risks.

Sydney: I love you so much, Vee. But you’re a watcher. So watch me do it for you.

Tommy: You signed up as a player? Oh, man.
Venus: What? Is that so hard to believe?
Tommy: You know that some kid supposedly died in Seattle playing Nerve?
Venus: Oh, I don’t buy that. If kids were dying, the game would be shut down.
Tommy: No, they can’t shut it down. There’s not a single server.
What does that mean?
Tommy: Everybody that logs onto the game becomes a new server. So it’s impossible to turn the game off.
Venus: How do you even know so much about this game? You’ve never even played.
Tommy: Look, I spend a lot of time on the dark web, all right?
Venus: Oh, a lot of time on the dark web? Is that right, hacker boy?
Tommy: Yes, that is right. You’re only accessing 10% of the Internet, you know. Why are you even doing this? Seriously, it’s dangerous. Is it because of Sydney?
Venus: This is not about Sydney. I’m…
Tommy: It’s just not like you.
Venus: That’s the point.

Venus: To the Lighthouse, that’s my favorite book.
Ian/Sam: Really? Please, tell me they get to the lighthouse in the end. Um… Actually, don’t tell me. Uh… okay, just tell me real quick.
Venus: Yeah, they do, but that’s… That’s not really what it’s about. The lighthouse means something different to each of the characters. It basically represents the thing they want most in life. And I’m sorry that I’m totally geeking out and ruining the story.
Ian/Sam: No, I was the one who asked.

Ian/Sam: I was hoping you’d come.
Venus: I’m just warning you, I don’t think I’d make a very good partner. I’m not the daredevil type. You should team up with my friend Sydney, actually. She’s obsessed with playing Nerve.
Ian/Sam: But the watchers want me to team up with you.
Venus: The second I feel uncomfortable, I’m out.
Ian/Sam: That’s fair.
Venus: Okay.

Ian/Sam: Come on, we have to make a run for it. Come on, let’s go.
Venus: I am not shoplifting!
Ian/Sam: We don’t have a choice. Come on!
Venus: Okay, technically, it just says we have to leave the store. Right?

Venus: What did that just say? Blindfolded? On the motorcycle?
Ian/Sam:Yeah.
Venus: You’re on your own with that one.
Ian/Sam:Wait, wait. I can’t do this alone. Come on, I need you to help me navigate.
Venus: There is no way in hell I’m doing that. I’m sorry, I’m out. Thank you for tonight. I mean… I had a lot of fun. Got a new dress. But I… I’m good.
Ian/Sam: Stay. Let’s see what else happens.

Ian/Sam: You gonna get it?
Venus: I don’t wanna deal with her right now.
Ian/Sam: What’s goin’ on?
Venus: She’s just been a lot recently. But whatever, you don’t wanna talk about that.
Ian/Sam: If you wanna talk about it, I’m here. Happy to listen.
Venus: I’m just tired of being her sidekick all the time.
Ian/Sam: It’s funny. You don’t seem like anyone’s sidekick. Can I see that picture again?
Venus: Oh, uh… Sure.
Ian/Sam: Wow.
Venus: Yeah. Guys go crazy for her.
Ian/Sam: No, I mean the picture itself. It’s really good.
Venus: Thanks, I took it.
Ian/Sam: Yeah? You have a good eye. I just… I can’t picture you hangin’ out with someone like this.
Venus: What do you mean?
Ian/Sam: I don’t know. She looks kind of… Insecure. Is that mean?
Venus: She is totally insecure.
Ian/Sam: Yeah?
Venus: She makes it seem like I’m the one who’s insecure. But really it’s her. It’s exhausting.
Ian/Sam: I’m sure.
Venus: She’s at this party. Most likely drunk and needs me to hold her hair back. I’m just over it. I mean, so are her parents. They’re constantly out of town, so she has this revolving door of guys over. It’s sad, actually.

Venus: Syd? [Venus walks in on Sydney in bed with the guy she likes]
Sydney: Oh, come on, Vee, you never even spoke to him.
Venus: It’s fine. Certainly no surprise.
Sydney: Yeah, I know it’s not a surprise. You know what’s not fine, though? I almost died tonight, Vee, and you were nowhere to be found.
Venus: I’m sorry. When you said I should live my life, did you mean I should live my life in your shadow?
Sydney: I was just trying to help you, Vee, because you’re the most repressed person that I know.
Venus: Well, isn’t that why you keep me around? Because I never tell you the truth?
Sydney: Yeah.
Venus: Come on, let’s go.
Sydney: I guess you don’t tell me the truth. Because you never told me about how insecure I am. Or about how I just have a revolving door of guys all the time. You never tell me that, but you’ve told everyone that tonight. So please, Vee, go right ahead and show us all what a fiery little spark plug you’ve become since lunch.
Venus: Let’s go.
Sydney: Don’t walk away from me. Vee! Wake up! This is a game.
Do you really think that someone like him is actually gonna be with you when this is all done?
Ian/Sam: Hey, you don’t know me.
Sydney: Oh, I’m sorry. You really like her now?
Ian/Sam: Yeah, I do.
Tommy: All right, come on, Syd, you’re just drunk.
Sydney: Tommy, it is time to get over her! Clearly, she has traded up!
Venus: Why do you have to be such a bitch?
Sydney: Look at that! Little Vee finally speaking her mind. Come on! Unburden yourself!
Venus: Do you know why we’re best friends? I do whatever you want all the time.
Sydney: No, Vee, we’re friends because I’m fun and you’re boring.
The only fun thing about you was your brother. What is it you think? That playing Nerve is just gonna magically make you a different person? That’s not how life works. You’ll never be a player.
Venus: You’re right. I know how much you love living in the moment, Syd. Well, remember this moment. Because you’re one of those girls who peaks in high school. And when you wake up one day, still living in Staten island, still screwing the same guys,
wondering what the hell happened to your life. If you wanna know
where I am from now on, sign up and watch me.
Ian/Sam: Wait, Vee, what are you doing? Hey, Vee, you don’t need to do this. Look at me. Come on. Let’s just go, let’s bail, all right? What do you have to prove? Come on, please. Let’s go. Come on, you got it, Vee, please!

Venus: Officer, I need help. I’m… I’m playing this game. It’s called Nerve. And I’m worried that someone’s gonna get really hurt.

Ian/Sam: Are you okay?
Venus: Am I okay? No, I’m not okay! You need to tell me everything. Okay, what the hell is going on?

Sydney: There’s no one to stop. It’s just a bunch of anonymous people.
Venus: What if they weren’t anonymous?

Venus: Tommy, you said the game is open source, right? Do you think you can change the code?
Tommy: It’s gonna take time.
Venus: Syd, could you buy us some?

Offred/June (The Handmaid’s Tale): ISFJ


Dominant Introverted Sensing [Si]: Offred deals with her misery by remembering the details of her life prior to becoming a handmaid. She draws parallels between the blue she sees in the present and the blue of her car, which spelled like maple syrup and was purchased on Craig’s List. She missed the smell once they got rid of it, but she and her daughter missed it. Hannah had said that it “smelled like Saturdays.” She finds comfort in remembering the past. The church that is being torn down was her father’s parish and was where her daughter was baptized. Offred tries to keep her head down and get by without challenging authority. She’s often praised for being an “obedient” handmaid. She typically does what she is told without much fuss and takes orders much better than other handmaid’s, such as Ofwarren, who she chastises for biting Mrs. Putnam. You cannot be biting people, Janine! She doesn’t want Ofglen to look into her commander because it’s dangerous. She tells Moira not to write a message on the wall of the bathroom. It’s not worth losing your hand! When Offred recounts what she’s learned after 37 games of Scrabble with the Commander, she says that he likes it when she flirts with him and she enjoys it when he allows her to win, which reminds her of a poem she once read: “”You fit into me like a hook into an eye a fish hook an open eye.” Offred just wants things to go back to the way they used to be, and uses this as her tactic for talking Janine off the ledge. She uses imagery of how the world once was, and how it will be again to try to stop her from taking her own life. She wants to know and memorize Nick, and expresses her regret at not doing the same with Luke. When Offred begins to adopt a more rebellious spirit and begins to take risks, she engages in a sexual relationship with Nick, despite the consequences, because it’s important that someone remembers her. She wants someone to miss her when she’s gone.

Auxiliary Extroverted Feeling [Fe]: June tries to have a gentle, delicate touch. When Moira berates Luke when he talks about “taking care” of June once they found out that the men are now responsible for their wives bank funds, Luke doesn’t understand what he said that was so wrong. June explains, in a much more tender tone, that he came across as a little patronizing. Offred is very good at putting on a good face in front of the Waterfords (most of the time), and is able to swallow her pride and do what they ask without complaint. She’ll do anything to survive, even if she has to compromise each and every one of her morals to do so. ” I’ll do anything. Resign my body freely to the uses of others. I’ll sacrifice. I’ll repent. I’ll abdicate. I’ll renounce.” Offred apologizes to Mrs. Waterford in an attempt to be released from the room, taking full responsibility for not being pregnant. She insists that she’s learned her lesson and uses kindness in an attempt to be freed from her punishment. Offred rarely stands up for herself the way that Moira does. Offred is empathetic and kind. She is a shoulder to cry on for her friends, particularly Janine, and tries to help them whenever she can. Offred is capable of being emotionally manipulative, and uses the Commander’s interest in her to get him to bring her to the bar. When he questions her about this, she tells him that she likes the way other people look at him and how impressive he is in an attempt to feed his ego and get her way.

Tertiary Introverted Thinking [Ti]: Although she seems quite docile, Offred’s inner monologues are biting and sarcastic. Every now and then, this slips out into her actual conversations. “You don’t just feel pregnant 30 seconds after a man cums. I’m sorry, forgive me. Offred is good at assessing situations accurately. She refers to a guide in order to tell how the Commander feels about her (Si) and observes his behavior to see if it fits (Ti). He brings her small gifts and finds ways to run into her. She is able to be blunt and honest with herself. She’s not with Nick as an act of rebellion. She’s there because it feels good. Offred regularly analyzes her experiences in order to determine what they mean. She wants to know what the significance is and why she does what she does.

Inferior Extroverted Intuition [Ne]: When Offred is kept in solitude, she tries to make the best of the situation by pretending she is an explorer. She searches the room and tries to make discoveries. “That’s better than a lunatic, lost in her memories.” June isn’t usually the idea type. In their plan to escape, Moira is the one calling the shots. June just goes along with what Moira says. June isn’t very good when it comes to thinking on her feet. When the guardian at the train station begins to question her, she completely freezes instead of trying to come up with a story. As a result, Moira escapes and June is sent back to Aunt Lydia and is physically abused for her insubordination. When she thinks of Moira and how willful she is, June becomes inspired to find her own way out of the room she was held in as punishment for not conceiving a child. As time passes, she becomes more open to taking risks, generating ideas, and improvising in the moment in order to push back against the oppression she faces.

Enneagram: 6w5 9w1 2w1 Sp/Sx

Quotes:

Offred: Blue. I let it take me. Blue Moon. Rhapsody in Blue. Tangled Up in Blue. Blue Oyster Cult. Blue Monday. Our car was that color. We bought it off Craigslist. It smelled like maple syrup. Luke said it was a leak in the radiator, it was probably bad for kids. After we got it fixed, I missed that smell. And so did Hannah. She said it smelled like Saturdays.

Ofglen: It’s okay. To be relieved it wasn’t you.
Offred: It was someone.
Ofglen: I know. There’s a way to help them. You can join us.
Offred: What do you mean “us”?
Ofglen: There’s a network.
Offred: I don’t know. I’m not that kind of person.
Ofglen: No one is until they have to be.

Offred: There is an “us”? It seems imagined, like secrets in the fifth grade. People with mysterious histories and dark linkages. It doesn’t seem as if it should be the true shape of the world. That’s a hangover from an extinct reality. Now, the Guardians of the Faithful and American soldiers still fight with tanks in the remains of Chicago. Now, Anchorage is the capital of what’s left of the United States, and the flag that flies over that city has only two stars. Now, darkness and secrets are everywhere. Now, there has to be an “us.” Because now, there is a “them.”

Offred: It’s forbidden for us to be alone with the Commanders. We aren’t concubines. We’re two-legged wombs. Maybe he knows about Ofglen. Have I been invited to my own ending? No. ‘Cause it isn’t an invitation. I can’t send my regrets.

Ofglen: You okay?
Offred: He wants to see me, alone.
Ofglen: Your commander? Shit.
Ofglen: You don’t know why?
Offred: No.
Ofglen: Maybe he did this with the one before you. Maybe she told someone about it. Let me see what I can find out.
Offred: It’s too dangerous.
Ofglen: It’ll be okay. I’m sneaky.

Offred: A rose is a rose, except here. Here it has to mean something.

Offred: Janine, did you bite Mrs. Putnam? You can’t do that.
Ofwarren: Well, she is a cunt.
Offred: Well, you can’t.
Ofwarren: No, you don’t understand. She is always grabbing Charlotte. She’s always just grabbing at her. And I told her I was still feeding her, she wasn’t done eating, and she just grabbed her from me.
Offred: Charlotte?
Ofwarren: Oh, yeah. That’s her real name.
Offred: Janine, you cannot bite people.

June: Hey, you have all my money now. So, congratulations.
Luke: Come on. You know I’ll take care of you.
Moira: Christ.
June: Well, that’s not what he’s saying.
Luke: What? What’s wrong?
June: Nothing. It’s just-
Luke: What?
June: It sounds a little patronizing.
Moira: It is so fucking patronizing.

Offred: Please, God, I don’t want pain. I don’t want to be a doll, hung on the wall. I want to keep on living. I’ll do anything. Resign my body freely to the uses of others. I’ll sacrifice. I’ll repent. I’ll abdicate. I’ll renounce.

Offred: There are things in this room to discover. I am like an explorer, a traveler to undiscovered countries. That’s better than a lunatic, lost in her memories.

Offred: What are you doing?
Moira: You spell “Aunt Lydia” with a “y,” right?
Offred: Oh, God, don’t do that.
Moira: What? I like to read when I take a dump.
Offred: If they catch you writing, you will lose a hand. You know that. It’s not worth it.
Moira: Yeah, it is. And once we get out of here, there’s gonna be a girl that comes in here and reads it. It will let her know she’s not alone.

Offred: Mrs. Waterford, I know I failed you. I disappointed you and myself. And I will do my best to not let it happen again. I’ve learned my lesson. I’m so sorry. Please, let me out.

Guardian: Blessed day, miss. Do you need some help?
Offred: Yes, thank you. Do you know which train goes to Boston? Guardian: It’s coming in now. It’s hard without the signs, right? They’re going to replace them soon, I think. Where’s your partner? You shouldn’t be out alone. Can I see your ID card? Where are you posted?
[Offred remains silent and is taken back to Aunt Lydia while Moira escapes]

Offred: [to herself] Moira, you wouldn’t stand for this shit. You wouldn’t let them keep you in this room for two weeks. You’d find a way out. You’d escape. Get up. Get your crazy ass up.

Offred: What have I learned, after 34 games? I’ve learned that he likes it when I flirt. And I like it when he lets me win. We’re a match made in heaven. It reminds me of a poem I read once. “You fit into me like a hook into an eye a fish hook an open eye.”

Offred: Ten ways to tell how he feels about you. Number one, he brings you small gifts. Check.

Offred: Ten ways to tell how he feels about you. Number two. He keeps finding ways to accidentally run into you. Number three. What was number three?

Serena Joy: How do you feel? Do you feel any different?
Offred: You don’t just feel pregnant 30 seconds after a man cums. I’m sorry, forgive me.

Nick: Hey, what’s going on?
Offred: I should’ve said something. I should’ve said something. I should’ve – I should’ve told her. I should’ve told her what they do to us.
Nick: You’re being too hard on yourself. You were in a room full of Commanders.
Offred: No, I should’ve – I said I was happy. I said I was happy.
Nick: What choice did you have?
Offred: I can’t be here. I can’t be here.
Nick: Sit down for a second.
Offred: I can’t. No, I can’t.
Nick: Talk to me. Hey.
Offred: If they find us here. If they find us. If they find us together, I’m gonna get sent to the colonies. You’re an Eye. You’re untouchable.
Nick: That’s not true.
Offred: Fuck you, Nick. Fuck you! They don’t rape you, do they? He doesn’t come in here once a month and read you a little scripture and stick his cock up your ass? I said I was happy!
Nick: Offred.
Offred: Don’t call me that! It’s not my name.
Nick: Can I get you a glass of water?
Offred: It’s June.

Offred: Luke is alive. I stretch out my arms to him, but he slips away. Like a ghost at daybreak. And I am left here. I wish this story were different. I wish it showed me in a better light. In a different story, maybe I wouldn’t be such a fucking weakling. So I’ve gone back to Nick. Time after time, on my own. I want to know him, memorize him, so I can live on the image later. I should have done that with Luke because he’s fading. Day by day and night by night he recedes. And I become more faithless. I could say these are acts of rebellion, a “fuck you” to the patriarchy, but those are excuses. I’m here because it feels good and because I don’t want to be alone.

Nick: We can’t do this anymore.
Offred: Nick. You know I had to go with him last night, right? You know I didn’t have a choice. I don’t have any choice. Why? You’re not gonna talk to me? Talk to me. Talk-Talk to me, Nick. I don’t know anything about you, you know. Nick, you won’t tell me anything. So, I don’t know anything. I don’t know who you are. Jesus, Nick. Fuck, is this it? Is this it? Is this enough for you, this bullshit life? Is this what you want? You want to polish his car and once in a while just try to get a Handmaid pregnant? Is that enough for you?
Nick: We’re being stupid. You know we’re being stupid. It’s too dangerous.
Offred: No, it isn’t.
Nick: You could end up on the wall.
Offred: But at least- at least someone will remember me. In this place At least someone will care when I’m gone. That’s something. That is something.

Offred: So, can we stay for a while? Maybe have that drink?
Fred Waterford: It’s all about the bar tonight. Why?
Offred: I like the way that people treat you. They’re all so impressed.

Sadness (Inside Out): ISFJ


Dominant Introverted Sensing [Si]: Sadness knows her way around because she’s read the manuals and can effortlessly recall everything she’s read in it, which gets her and Joy out of dangerous situations. She knows they shouldn’t be in abstract thought and she is able to figure out that they are in the subconscious, and explains to Joy that it’s where the “troublemakers” are taken. Sadness is very careful and cautions Joy against taking the train. She is immediately skeptical of Joy’s plan to wake Riley up with excitement because that’s never happened! Sadness knows that their best bet is to scare her awake, because that’s what usually gets her to wake up in the middle of the night, which works.

Auxiliary Extroverted Feeling [Fe]: “Crying helps me slow down and obsess over the weight of life’s problems.” It’s pretty easy to tell what Sadness is feeling. She’s very open with her, well… sadness. She doesn’t try to hide it and goes into very public depressive states (such as crying or lying on the floor). Sadness understands the importance of empathizing and letting others feel their emotions. While Joy tries to get Bing Bong to just be happy, Sadness commiserates with him and tries to console him, which works, allowing him to get up and push on. She also knows that the other emotions are all useful in different ways, while Joy tries to combat everything with happiness. She shows this by realizing that fear is their best tactic to get Riley to wake up, not excitement or joy.

Tertiary Introverted Thinking [Ti]: Sadness has the ability to quickly come up with the best solution to the hurdles she and Joy face. She’s extremely rational and is able to easily spot and point out flaws in logic. When they end up in abstract thought, Sadness comes up with the idea for everyone to fall on their face because they’re two-dimensional, which saves them. Sadness is the one who proposes waking Riley up, which Joy immediately shoots down, though she quickly comes to realize that it’s the best option.

Inferior Extroverted Intuition [Ne]: It’s not hard for Sadness to come up with the worst case scenario. She’s good at coming up with negative possibilities, but fails to focus on the positives. She has a tendency to jump to the worst conclusions (dad left so he must not love us anymore). Sadness is the one who comes up with the idea to work the controls with Joy, creating a bittersweet emotion. Sadness is able to come up with creative ways out of the predicaments she and Joy find themselves in. They need to get into the subconscious, and, knowing that it’s where they take troublemakers, Sadness loudly starts shaking the gate, intentionally getting themselves caught and brought inside.

Enneagram: 4w5 6w5 9w1 Sp/So

Quotes:

Sadness: How about we wake her up?
Joy: Sadness, that’s ridiculous. How could we possibly…
[She follows Sadness’ gaze and spots Dream Productions.] How about we wake her up!?
Sadness: Great idea, Joy.
Joy: Thanks. Come on!

Sadness: Well, she wakes up sometimes when she has a scary dream. We could scare her.
Joy: Scare her? No no, she’s been through enough already.
Sadness: But Joy-
Joy: Sadness you may know your way around down here, but I know Riley! We’re gonna make her so happy she’ll wake up with exhilaration! We’ll excite her awake!
Sadness: That’s never happened before.

Joy: Ready?
Sadness: I don’t think this happy thing is going to work. But if we scare her-
Joy: Just follow my lead. Here we go!

Joy: Sadness! You are ruining this dream! You’re scaring her!
Sadness: But look, it’s working!
[The Sleep Indicator is starting to tip. Joy’s eyes widen.]
Joy: Whoa!

Joy: What is this place?
Sadness: The Subconscious. It’s where they take all the troublemakers.

[Sadness leads Joy around and behind the guards. Sadness loudly shakes the door.]
Subconscious Guard Dave: Hey! You!
Sadness: Oh! You caught us! Heh.
Subconscious Guard Frank: Get back in there! No escaping!
Sadness: I don’t like it here. It’s where they keep Riley’s darkest fears.

Sadness: Joy?
Inexplicably, Sadness turns and runs away.
Joy: Wait, Sadness!
Joy chases after her. Sadness doesn’t stop.
Sadness: Just let me go! Riley’s better off without me!

Joy: What? Sadness!
Sadness: [crying] I only make everything worse!

Nate Heywood (DC’s Legends of Tomorrow/Arrowverse): ISFJ


Dominant Introverted Sensing [Si]: The past is important to Nate and he’s built an entire career around it as a historian. He knows facts and details about everything that he can reference at the drop of a hat. Nate’s mind is like a library. He catalogs all of the information he’s ever learned about specific times, events, or people, and can pull it out like a book and recite what he knows. Nate is able to use his knowledge about things that have occurred to utilize in the present. When he goes to Oliver to convince him that reality is being changed and the Legends are in trouble, he comes prepared with a pile of evidence. When Ray tries to warn Eliot Ness that he might be in danger, Ness tells him that he’s already taken care of and leaves with two agents who are supposedly bringing him to the FBI. However, when Nate finds out about this, he tells Ray that the police in Chicago during the 1920s were corrupt and correctly deduces that they aren’t taking him to safety. Nate’s lineage is a big part of who he is. He always enjoyed hearing stories about his grandfather growing up, and wears his dog tags as a way of feeling connected to him. All he ever wanted was to be able to be a soldier like his grandfather and live up to his memory. Nate’s past has lasting impacts on his present. He tells Ray a story about a bully he once stood up to, who then broke Nate’s nose in two places and the experience changes him and effects him all throughout his life, making him afraid to act. Nate becomes a historian because of the effect that Raiders of the Lost Ark had on him.

Auxiliary Extroverted Feeling [Fe]: It’s not difficult for Nate to talk about his feelings. He’s fairly emotionally honest and communicative. He doesn’t mask his fear or the pain he feels. If he’s not alright, he’ll say so instead of keeping it bottled up. He’s warm, charming, and friendly. Joining the Legends is Nate’s chance to actually make a difference and be a hero. He wants to create positive change for the world and loves that he has the opportunity to help. When he gets the chance to meet his grandfather, Nate is visibly upset by his distance. Although he just met Masako, he’s unable to leave Japan after hearing that she is supposed to marry someone who kills his wives and stays in order to protect her from him, putting his own life at risk to do so. He’s good at sensing potential in other people, such as when he suggests that Masako should become her village’s protector because of the way she stood up to the Shogun. Nate is affectionate, celebratory, and readily praises others when they accomplish a task or do something well, such as requesting a hug from Sara after she steals from Damien Darhk or complimenting Ray’s inspirational speech. He enjoys relating to people and engaging with them and likes being part of a team working towards a common goal.

Tertiary Introverted Thinking [Ti]: All of the information that Nate acquires allows him to come up with solutions based on what he knows. He’s good at using his intellect to come up with what their adversaries might be planning and coming up with a logical countermeasure. What he knows about timequakes leads him to come up with a method of fixing aberrations before they actually have a chance to start wreaking havoc. Nate creates the seismographic, which improves the team’s ability to do their job. Nate is good at isolating the most efficient way to get something done. He’s good at explaining complex situations in a clear way that somebody with little to no prior knowledge would be capable of following. When the Legends go to Chicago, he’s able to deduce that someone might have warned Al Capone that Eliot Ness was a threat to him in the future. He likes to come up with names for things and gets excited when the people around him come up with a new one. Nate is the one who first refers to Malcolm Merlyn, Eobard Thawne, and Damien Darhk as the “Legion of Doom.”

Inferior Extroverted Intuition [Ne]: Nate prefers to go to the past because he knows what to expect. The future gives him anxiety because it’s uncertain and anything could happen there. He likes what he can predict and is comfortable with things that he already has an awareness of. Despite his uneasiness when it comes to the unpredictable, Nate is quite good at seeing connections and possibilities, and is very open-minded. Nate enjoys theorizing, though his hypotheses are typically grounded in reality and utilize prior knowledge and facts. Nate does have a bit of a thirst for adventure and enjoys trying new things. He doesn’t want to always be the one doing the research because he likes to engage. He knew that Oliver was the Arrow because he resurfaced right before Starling City’s vigilante emerged. He was also able to see that reality was changing, which lead him to use his vast stores of knowledge to track down the Waverider and save the Legends. After turning into Steel, he is excited about his superpowers, especially because of the way it bonds him with his grandfather, who had always been his idol.

Note: Nate is far from a stereotypical ISFJ. It’s tempting to type him as some sort of NP because he does have a pretty good handle on his Ne. However, his preference for Si is too pronounced for him to not be a Si-dom.

Enneagram: 6w7 2w3 9w1 So/Sx

Quotes:

Sara Lance: Lily’s algorithm located a piece of the Spear of Destiny.
Ray Palmer: When? I I mean, I know just now, but where are we headed?
Gideon: Detroit. The year 3000 AD.
Dr. Martin Stein: A journey into the distant future. How exciting.
Nate Heywood: Speak for yourself.
Jefferson Jackson: Come on, man. Who doesn’t like the future?
Nate Heywood: I like history. Yeah, I know it’s filled with terror and violence, but the future just…
Dr. Martin Stein: It’s uncertain.
Nate Heywood: Yeah. And it freaks me out a little.

Nate Heywood: I’m a historian. I specialize in deductive historical reconstruction. In layman’s terms, I’m a time detective, which I really don’t have to be to look at a calendar to see one week after you came to this city, Robin Hood showed up.

Nate Heywood: What just happened?
Ray Palmer: Well, it’s the strangest thing. Uh, two cops just escorted Eliot Ness to the bureau.
Nate Heywood: They’re not escorting him to the bureau. They’re gonna throw him in the river.
Ray Palmer: What?
Nate Heywood: Ray, 1920s Chicago PD was the most corrupt police force in history. Almost all of them are on Capone’s payroll. Did you or did you not see The Untouchables?

Nate Heywood: You think I don’t want to save the girl, spare the village, and be a hero for once in my damn life? I spent half of my childhood in a hospital, where it didn’t even occur to me to dream about having superpowers. But guess what? I got them, I lost them, and now I really really need them and I can’t get them back.

Sara Lance: Nate, let’s go.
Nate Heywood: I can’t. We can’t leave. Masako’s supposed to marry the Shogun Tokugawa lemitsu.
Sara Lance: Yeah, met him. Not a fan.
Nate Heywood: Well, the reason he sticks out in the history books is because he likes to murder his wives, and I can’t leave Masako to his mercy.

Nate Heywood: Hmm. It said that temporal aberrations cause these things called timequakes. So I started thinking, if there was a way of locating their epicenters, maybe we’ll be able to fix the aberrations before they happen.

Nate Heywood: My dad used to tell me bedtime stories about you. You’re a hero to me.

Nate Heywood: All I ever wanted to be was a soldier like you.

Nate Heywood: Guys, bottom line is, if the Shogun has the ATOM suit, it’s not just Masako and the village we have to protect. He can use it to conquer the whole region.

Nate Heywood: I’m gonna die.
Masako: Yeah, probably.
Nate Heywood: That was actually your cue to cheer me up.
Masako: Oh, if you accept death you have nothing to fear.
Nate Heywood: I’m more afraid of what’s gonna happen to you if I die.

Masako: I’m glad the katana sword found a worthy owner.
Nate Heywood: Me too. You. Don’t think I didn’t see how you stood up to the Shogun. Even though he’s gone, your village still needs a protector.

Nate Heywood: When I was a kid, there was this bully, Shane Blocklin. And one day, I decided, “I’m gonna stand up to old Shane”. Long story short, he breaks my nose in two places. But from that point on, I was, uh… I was different. I was afraid. And then I meet you guys, and I get these superpowers. And I said to myself, “Nate, you don’t have to feel afraid again”.
Ray Palmer: Well, maybe now you know how I felt after you destroyed my ATOM suit. When we were out fighting with the Shogun, without my suit, I was afraid.
Nate Heywood: Well, you hid it well.
Ray Palmer: That’s because I realized that weakness, or not being invulnerable, is what makes me a hero. There’s no bravery without fear.
Nate Heywood: That was a really good inspirational speech.
Ray Palmer: Really?
Nate Heywood: Yeah.

Nate Heywood: So the speedster and Darhk, they have whatever the KGB gave Darhk?
Sara Lance: Unless…
Nate Heywood: Unless?
Sara Lance: I swiped it off Darhk.
Nate Heywood: Shut up. Can I hug you? Do we hug?
Sara Lance: Just this once.
Nate Heywood: There’s gonna be more.

Sara Lance: What’s the plan?
Nate Heywood: Okay. So if Capone’s ledger is anywhere, it’s probably at his primary speakeasy, the Chelsea Club, so Ray and I will go to the Bureau, assemble Ness’s team, lead him to bust the place up, grab the ledger.

Nate Heywood: This is crazier than any of my crazy theories. You’re trying tell me a group called “The Legion of Doom” used something called “The Spear of Destiny” to rewrite reality? Who even names something “Legion of Doom”?
Mick Rory: You did.

Nate Heywood: Except Rip knows, which means the Legion of Doom probably already knows. They could already have my grandfather, or he could be dead, or they’re torturing him, or he’s dying, or…
Sara Lance: We’re not gonna let that happen.
Nate Heywood: It’s not just about my grandfather. It’s about the entire fabric of reality that’s at stake here, which you think would be incentive enough for a certain talking computer to buffer a little quicker.

Rory Williams (Doctor Who): ISFJ


Dominant Introverted Sensing [Si]: At his heart, Rory is a traditionalist. Though he goes off with the Doctor, he longs to settle down and live a modest life with Amy. He wants to live in a quiet village and have children and spend the rest of his days with the love of his life beside him. When they have to decide which reality is real in order to save their lives, Rory wants the world where he’s a doctor living in a small town with his pregnant wife to be the real one. He trusts his past experiences to make judgments about what is going on in the present. Rory has faith that he’ll come back to life if he dies because it’s happened several times already. Rory trusts the Doctor implicitly because he’s always gotten them out of every dangerous situation they’ve been in. He has total faith in him, even when things seem hopeless. He trusts the memories of prior events to guide him in future ones. If something’s running in your direction, it’s never a good thing. When the Doctor returns for Rory and Amy, he is surprised to learn that, following their encounter with Patient Zero, Rory has done a great deal of research about all of the latest scientific theories (“FTL travel, parallel universes…”) and has gained a better understanding of what they’re dealing with. He uses the information he has acquired and, instead of being fascinated by the TARDIS, flatly states that it’s another dimension. Whereas Amy just kind of goes with things, Rory always wants to know the specifics of what’s happening. Because Rory is detail-oriented, he can pick up on things that the Doctor, who is a big-picture thinker, overlooks.

Auxiliary Extroverted Feeling [Fe]: Rory devotes his professional life to caring for others. He has a warm, gentle disposition and genuinely cares about people. Rory typically doesn’t have trouble expressing his feelings and he can be quite sensitive to what other people think. He’s upset when the Dream Lord refers to him as the gooseberry, and becomes defensive about it. When he tries to have emotional conversations with Amy, she typically doesn’t want to talk and he usually needs to. He needs for Amy to reassure him about her feelings for him. After discovering that Amy had been traveling with the Doctor, the first concern that pops into Rory’s head is whether she missed him while she was gone. Rory’s humanity is one of his defining traits and he not only cares about the safety of those he encounters, but their happiness as well. Rory spends time going out and buying medical supplies to keep on hand so that he can help people whenever and wherever they need it.

Tertiary Introverted Thinking [Ti]: While Amy usually tends to just go along with whatever the Doctor says, Rory is more likely to poke holes in the Doctor’s logic and point things out that seem inconsistent, though he typically does so in a light-hearted way. He’s curious about everything that they experience, which leads him to ask a bunch of questions and do research of his own (Si-Ti). He’s good at translating the Doctor’s highly scientific explanations for things into simpler terms. When River tells Amy and Rory that they can’t tell the Doctor about his death because interacting with his past self could rip a hole in the universe, Amy argues saying that he’s done it before, but Rory reminds her that doing so did cause the universe to blow up. When the Doctor tells them that they are outside the universe, Rory doesn’t understand how they can be outside the universe when the universe is everything. His sense of logic comes from what he’s experienced, and he builds his own sense of rationality based on what he has seen before. When he is introduced to new information, he commits it to memory and utilizes his acquired knowledge in future situations that call for it.

Inferior Extroverted Intuition [Ne]: Rory stimulates his inferior function by traveling with the Doctor and Amy. He gets a thrill out of going new places and doing new things, but he’s always happy to return to his routine life. Rory is good at imagining worst-case scenarios and doesn’t usually take big risks. He is more practical than imaginative and, thanks to his practicality, Rory tends to keep the Doctor and Amy grounded. The more time he spends traveling the universe with the Doctor, the more open he is to new concepts, new ideas, and possibilities. His imagination expands and expands until there’s basically nothing that’s too “out there” for him to digest.

Enneagram: 6w7 9w1 2w1 Sx/So

Quotes:

Rory: I want the other life. I mean we were happy and settled and… about have a baby.
Amy: But don’t you wonder, if that life is real, then why did we give up all this? Why would anyone.
Rory: Because we’re going to freeze to death.

Rory: Where is everyone?
The Doctor: All right, Rory, switch the time glass on and sonic it. I’m sending a command signal to the screwdriver. Amy’s here somewhere, if I can just get a lock on her. I wonder what happens if we mix the filters. And there they are. Forty thousand time streams overlapping. Red waterfall isn’t one time stream. It’s thousands.
Rory: Are they happy?
The Doctor: Oh Rory. Trust you to think of that. I think they’re happy to be alive. Better than the alternative.

Rory: You know, Howie had been in speech therapy. He’d just got over this massive stammer. Quite an achievement. I mean, can you imagine? I’d forgotten not all victories are about saving the universe.

The Doctor: [to Rory] Loyal soldier, waiting to be noticed. Always the pattern. Why is that?

Brian: What’s the escape plan?
The Doctor: Why do we want to escape?
Brian: They have us hostage.
Rory: They’re taking us somewhere. We might learn from it.
The Doctor: Ah… you see, so clever! I’ve missed you, Rory.

Rory: And what have you been doing?
Amy: Well… running. And fighting. I’ve been scared. More scared than I thought—
Rory: Did you miss me?
Amy: I… I knew I’d be coming back.
Rory: He was right. It blots out everything else.
Amy: Rory, it’s our date. Let’s not do this.

The Doctor: [after entering the TARDIS] It’s a lot to take in, isn’t it? Tiny box, huge room inside; what’s that about? Let me explain…
Rory: It’s another dimension.
The Doctor: It’s basically another dimen — what?
Rory: After what happened with Prisoner Zero, I’ve been reading up on all the latest scientific theories. FTL travel, parallel universes.
The Doctor: I like the bit when someone says “It’s bigger on the inside!” I always look forward to that.

Rory: We have two lives. Real life and Doctor life. Doesn’t feel like real life gets much of a look-in.
Amy: What do we do?
Rory: Choose?

Rory: You can’t just leave, Doctor.
The Doctor: Yes, of course I can. Quick jaunt, restore sanity. Oo! Hey. Come if you like.
Brian: They can’t just go off like that.
The Doctor: Can’t they? Can’t you? That’s how it goes, isn’t it?
Rory: I’ve got my job.
The Doctor: Oh yes, Rory. The universe is awaiting but you have a little job to do.
Rory: Ah. It’s not little, it’s important to me. What you do isn’t all there is.
The Doctor: I never said it was. Alright. Fine. I’ll be back, soon. Monitor the cubes. Call me. I’ll have the TARDIS set to every Earth news feed.

Rory: Uh, listen mate; If anybody’s the gooseberry, it’s the Doctor!
The Dream Lord: Well, now there’s a delusion I’m not responsible for.

[after Rory apparently rescues Melody and brings her to Amy]
Rory: [starting to tear up] Oh god, I was going to be cool. I wanted to be cool, and now look at me.
Amy: [smiles tearfully] A crying Roman with a baby – Definitely cool.

The Doctor: You okay?
Rory: No. I watched her die. I shouldn’t let it get to me, but it still does. I’m a nurse.
The Doctor: Letting it get to you. You know what that’s called? Being alive. Best thing there is. Being alive right now is all that counts.

The Doctor: Behold! A cockerel. Love a cockerel. And underneath a monastery. Ah, thirteenth century.
Amy: Oh. We’ve gone all mediaeval.
Rory: I’m not sure about that.
Amy: Really? Mediaeval expert, are you?
Rory: No, it’s just that, I can hear Dusty Springfield.

Rory: I think we should go.
Amy: Come on!
Rory: I’m telling you, when something runs toward you, it’s never for a nice reason.

Rory: The Doctor’s always saying, “Don’t wander off.” First rule with him, actually. “Don’t wander off.”

Rory: Are you sure you’re feeling better? No more super-elastic punches?
Ganger Jen: I’m different now. Stronger.
Rory: The Doctor won’t hurt you. He wants to help, Jennifer. Okay?
Ganger Jen: You used my name. You used my name. Thank you! Amy’s a lucky girl.
Rory: Yeah, she is.

Amy: We don’t really know anything about them yet.
Rory: I know that she’s afraid. And she needs our help.

The Doctor: Rory Pond.
Amy: Rory. Come on.
Rory: Jen’s out there. She’s out there and she’s on her own.
The Doctor: Well if she’s got any sense then she’s hiding. Rory!
Rory: I can’t leave her out there.
The Doctor: Rory!
Rory: I know you understand that.
Amy: Get in here. Get in here.

Rory: Amy, basic fact of our relationship is that I love you more than you love me. Which today is good news, because it might just save both of our lives.

Rory: [leaving Amy a message] Hey! It’s me. Hello! How are you? Um, the reason for this call is because I haven’t told you for seven hours that I love you, which is a scandal! An even if we weren’t getting married tomorrow I’d ask you to marry me anyway. Yes I would! Because you are smashing.

Rory: You know what’s dangerous about you? Something you make people take risks is you make them want to impress you. You make it so they don’t want to let you down. You have no idea how dangerous you make people to themselves when you’re around.

The Doctor: Look around you. Examine everything. Look for all the details that don’t ring true.
Rory: Okay, well we’re in a spaceship that’s bigger on the inside than the outside.
Amy: With a bowtie-wearing idiot.
Rory: So maybe “what rings true” isn’t so simple.
The Doctor: Valid point.

The Doctor: You’re a doctor?
Rory: Yeah. And unlike you I’ve actually passed some exams.
The Doctor: You’re a doctor, not a nurse, just like you’ve always dreamed. How interesting.

Rory: I promise you, Ambrose, I trust the Doctor with my life. We stick to his plan.

Rory: [about Amy] Did she miss me?

Amy: Is there a way down?
Rory: No. But there’s a way out.
Amy: What are you doing? Rory, what are you doing? Rory, stop it. You’ll die.
Rory: Yeah, twice. In the same building on the same night. Who else could do that.
Amy: Just come down, please.
Rory: This is the right thing to do. This will work. If I die now, it’s a paradox right? The paradox’ll kill the Angels. Tell me I’m wrong, Go on, please. Because I am really scared. [she’s quiet] Great. The one time you can’t manage it.

Rory: Amy. I’m gonna need a little help here.
Amy: Just stop it!
Rory: Just think it through, this will work. This will kill the Angels.
Amy: It will kill you, too.
Rory: Will it? River said that this place would be erased from time, never existed. If this place never existed what did I fall off?
Amy: You think you’ll just come back to life?
Rory: When don’t I?
Amy: Rory—
Rory: Anyway, what else is there? Dying of old age downstairs, never seeing you again? Amy, please. If you love me, then trust me and push.
Amy: I can’t.
Rory: You have to!
Amy: Could you? Could you if it was me? Could you do it?
Rory: To save you, I could do anything.

The Doctor: She’ll be fine. Nothing can get into this box.
Rory: Well. You got in there.
The Doctor: Well there’s only one of me. I counted.
Rory: This box needs a guard. I killed the last one.
The Doctor: No. Rory, no. Don’t even think about it.
Rory: She’ll be all alone.
The Doctor: She won’t even feel it.
Rory: Yeah, you bet she won’t.
The Doctor: Two thousand years, Rory. You won’t even sleep. You’ll be conscious every second. It would drive you mad.
Rory: Will she be safer if I stay? Look me in the eye and tell me she wouldn’t be safer.
The Doctor: Rory, you—
Rory: Answer me!
The Doctor: Yes. Obviously.
Rory: Then how could I leave her.
The Doctor: Why do you have to be so… human?
Rory: Because right now I’m not.

Rory: Why aren’t there any lights? I miss lights. You don’t even miss things ’til they’re gone, do you? It’s like what my Nan used to say. You’ll never miss the water ’til the well runs dry.
Amy: Rory—
Rory: Except lights, I mean. Not water. Lights are great, aren’t they? I mean if this place is all lit up we wouldn’t be worried at all.

The Doctor: Spiders. We don’t normally get spiders in space.
Brian: [walking out] What the—
The Doctor: Don’t move! Do you really think I’m the stupid, I wouldn’t notice. How did you get aboard, hey? Transmat? Who sent you?
Rory: Doctor. That’s my dad.
The Doctor: Well frankly that’s outrageous.
Rory: What?
The Doctor: You think you can just bring your dad along without asking? I’m not a taxi service, you know.
Rory: You materialized around us!
The Doctor: Oh! Well that’s fine then. My mistake. Hello Brian! How are you? Nice to meet you? Welcome. Welcome. This is the gang. I’ve got a gang. Yes! Come on then, everyone!

Howie: I’ve worked out where we are.
Rory: Hm?
Howie: Norway.
Rory: Norway?
Howie: See, the US government has entire cities hidden in the Norwegian mountains. See, earth is on a collision course with this other planet. And this is where they’re going to send all the rich people when it kicks off.
Rory: Amazing.
Howie: It’s all there on the internet.
Rory: No, it’s amazing you’ve come up with a theory even more insane than what’s actually happening.

Brian: What’s that?
Rory: Well you carry a trowel, I carry a med-pack. It’s all about the pockets in our family. This is an ice patch. It cools the skin.
Brian: Never seen one of those.
Rory: Yeah, I look out for cool stuff wherever we go. Some people it’s cars and hardware. For me, it is nursing supplies. Painkiller. Now this won’t hurt. [he jabs him]
Brian: Ow!
Rory: I lied. It won’t hurt from now on though.

Amy: Oh, you’re really letting him do this?
Rory: Save us all? Yeah. I am.

Elliot: There’s only one explanation as far as I can see.
Rory: What’s that then?
Elliot: The graves eat people. Devour them whole. Leaving no trace.
Rory: Not sure about that.
Elliot: They didn’t steal the body from above. They couldn’t have got it from the sides. Only other thing is the dead did it from underneath.
Rory: Not very likely though.
Elliot: When you’ve eliminated the impossible, whatever remains—however improbable—must be the truth.
Rory: Sorry?
Elliot: Sherlock Holmes. Got the audio book. The graves around you eat people.

The Doctor: Yes, I know that, Rory. I’m not exactly one to miss the obvious but we need everything we can get. Okay, Cyber weapons! This is basically a sentry box. So headless wonder here was a sentry. Probably got himself duffed up by the locals. Never underestimate a Celt.
Rory: Doctor—
The Doctor: Hush, Rory. Thinking. Why leave a Cyberman on guard unless it’s a Cyberthing in the box but why would they lock up one of their own? Okay, no, not a Cyberthing. But what? What? Oh! Missing something obvious, Rory. Something big. Something right slap in front of me. I can feel it.
Rory: Yeah. I think you probably are.
The Doctor: I’ll get it in a minute.

River: We’ve told him all we can. We can’t even tell him we’ve seen his future self. He’s interacted with his own past. It could rip a hole in the Universe.
Amy: Except he’s done it before!
Rory: And in fairness the Universe did blow up.

Emily Fields (Pretty Little Liars): ISFJ


Dominant Introverted Sensing [Si]: Accepting who she is doesn’t come easily for Emily. Traditional norms seem to have more value to her than they do to her friends, which might have something to do with the household she was raised in. Emily enjoys decorating for Christmas and gets excited about doing it every year for her family. It’s harder for her to objectively see Alison for who she really was than it is for the other girls because Emily’s memories are subjective. She idealizes the relationship that she once had with Alison, and chooses to remember the good instead of the emotional abuse she was subjected to at Alison’s hand. Emily strives for a normal life. When Spencer and Emily go to a party on a college campus, they have entirely different motivations for being there. Spencer is all about the sleuthing and getting answers about “A”. Emily wants to go to the school, and has no desire to play detective with Spencer. She just wants to talk to sorority sisters about getting a scholarship. Emily usually has the most trouble when it comes to moving on or letting go. She’s resistant to change and doesn’t want to uproot her entire life by moving to Texas.

Auxiliary Extroverted Feeling [Fe]: Emily is warm and affirming. When one of her friends are down, she usually uses statements like, “We’re here for you” or “We’ll get through this”. She cares about her friends, family, and significant others very deeply and is always there for them in their time of need. She’s supportive, nurturing, and kind. Sometimes, it can be difficult for Emily to take sides. More than any of the other girls, Emily values harmony and becomes visibly uncomfortable when people aren’t getting along or fight in front of her. She has a gentler touch and doesn’t like to hurt other people’s feelings, so she can sometimes sugarcoat the truth. When Hanna openly talks about the harsh reality of the situation with Aria’s parents, Emily is more comforting, telling Aria that the fighting doesn’t necessarily mean that their relationship is over and that they might just need some time. Emily is extremely protective of the people in her life and likes helping others. What people think of her is important. She doesn’t want her friends knowing that she’s befriended Toby, and she struggles with being able to come out as a lesbian because she’s afraid of what people will think or say. Emily’s morality seems to come from group consensus. She tends to go along with whatever the group decides is the best thing to do, even when she has reservations about it.

Tertiary Introverted Thinking [Ti]: When Emily is fighting with someone, she is very good at pointing out the logical flaws in their argument. Emily needs time to think things over before making decisions. When she’s struggling with her feelings for Maya, she needs some space to sort things out in her head. Sometimes, Emily has a tendency to over-analyze things. She’s afraid that if she starts seeing Maya romantically, she might come to discover that she miscalculated who she really is. (“But what if I’m wrong? What if I’m not… that person?”) When everyone is telling her that Toby is dangerous, she can’t bring herself to believe it, and provides rational arguments in his defense. If he wanted to hurt her, he had the opportunity to do it, so why didn’t he? Toby had been nothing but kind to her, and she uses her prior experiences with him (Si) in order to develop reasonable arguments (Ti) when her friends attempt to crucify him.

Inferior Extroverted Intuition [Ne]: Beginning a relationship with Maya is frightening for Emily because “everything would change.” Taking chances and living spontaneously isn’t really Emily’s thing, though she becomes more open to it as she grows and matures. Emily can think of all the ways something might go wrong, and is usually the most reluctant to participate in potentially risky schemes. Change tends to scare Emily and, while she usually isn’t very accepting of it, she is able to try new things or go new places on her own terms, such as when she made the decision to move to California for college.

Enneagram: Emily is a little complex. Her tritype is definitely some combination of 6, 2, and 9, but the actual order is where I falter, because she has such strong traits of all three types. I’ve seen her typed as 6w5, 9w1, 2w3, and 2w1 and they all make complete sense for her. Before Emily had fully grown, I saw the 2 argument a lot more, but she’s developed a lot over the years, so, I’ve decided to rule 2 out as her dominant type. I would probably say the same of the 9 typing. She stands her ground much more often now and I wouldn’t really describe her as complacent anymore. So, my final ruling is 6w5 9w1 2w3 So/Sp.

Quotes:

Hanna: I mean, you took Toby to the dance, but then you took that picture with Maya.
Emily: I think I know what I want, but if I say yes to Maya, everything would change. You know it would.
Hanna: Yeah, it would. You wouldn’t have to pretend you’re someone you’re not.
Emily: But what if I’m wrong? What if I’m not… that person?
Hanna: Emily, you’re not signing a contract. You were Emily dating Ben, and now you’re Emily dating Maya. We love Emily. No one cares who you’re with.
Emily: Really? Have you met my parents… Mr. and Mrs. military and their perfect daughter.

Emily: If Toby killed Alison and wanted to do the same to me, then why am I sitting in my bed and not in a body bag?

Emily: You don’t have a monopoly on pain, Spencer. Everybody has their fair share. Okay but we get through it because we have each other.

Emily: This is me relaxed.
Hanna: We’re gonna have to work on that.

Hanna: You love zombie movies.
Emily: I like watching them. I don’t wanna be in one.

Emily: I think that Ali is holding all of our brains hostage and we won’t be able to sleep until we find out what really happened to her.

Emily: Sometimes things look bad, and they’re really not. Sometimes there’s another explanation for what’s going on.

Emily: I’m not afraid of Toby.
Wayne: You’re afraid of something. I can see it in your eyes. Now, what is it?
Emily: I’m afraid of you and Mom.
Wayne: Why are you afraid of us?
Emily: Because I’m not who you think I am.
Wayne: You’re Emily Fields, my little girl…
Emily: It’s not that simple.
Wayne: Emmy –
Emily: I’m gay. I’m gay.

Emily: [as Toby is assigned a seat in Chem Lab] Oh, please, no. Not here. Oh, please, oh, please, oh, please.
Toby: So, I guess we’re lab partners. You okay with that?
Emily: Sure.

Emily: Ruin one of us, ruin all of us.

Emily: Must hurt when the loyal one betrays you.

Emily: I don’t know what normal feels like anymore.

Emily: College wasn’t what I thought it was gonna be.

Paige: Listen, it’s like your Mom said. My Dad is always looking for someone to blame.
Emily: Uh… I have to go home. My Mom is waiting for me. Do you mind?
Paige: Right, your Mom’s waiting. God… why is everything so easy for you?
Emily: Easy? What planet do you live on? I’ve spent most of my life trying not to feel the way I feel. I come out and they ship my first girlfriend off to who-knows-where. And now maybe she’s done with me. So, yeah! It’s all about me. It’s all about Emily! All Em, all the time!
[Paige suddenly kisses Emily very passionately for several seconds before slowly pulling away]
Paige: [frightened and desperate tone] Please… don’t tell.
[Paige runs off while Emily looks completely stunned]

Spencer: Do you want to talk to the Deltas or the Kappas?
Emily: Neither! Look, I know that this is important, but can we please put a pin in this? I don’t want to do this tonight.
Spencer: Why? This is the reason we came here.
Emily: No, it isn’t! I came here to talk to sorority sisters about a scholarship. Yeah, that’s right, I actually want to get into this “podunk” school.
Spencer: So you’re not here to help me find a number?
Emily: No. I’m here for me.
Spencer: [laughs] Okay, well, now it all makes sense. Emily: What makes sense?
Spencer: Oh, you batting those camel lashes at Brendan. Smiling, laughing at everything he says…
Emily: It’s called being nice.
Spencer: It’s called flirting.
Emily: I don’t think Brendan confused interest with flirtation.
Spencer: Well, I’ll tell you what I’m not confused about. The fact that all weekend you’ve conveniently failed to mention that you’re gay!
Emily: No, you didn’t.
Spencer: I just didn’t think that you were the type of person who would lead somebody on just to get what you wanted.
Emily: Nice coming from the girl who whipped off her bra to get back on the decathlon team. Okay, I wasn’t leading him on. I was being charming!
Spencer: Could of fooled me.
Emily: You wouldn’t know the difference, you’ve never had to be charming. You get to act like a total snot-rag, ’cause mommy and daddy have a safety net of cash to catch your fall!

Jemma Simmons (Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.): ISFJ


Dominant Introverted Sensing [Si]: “I like following the rules and doing what’s expected of me. It makes me feel nice.” I mean, do I really need to go on? Jemma enjoys adhering to pre-established social constructions. She doesn’t seek out action or adventure (though, she doesn’t reject it, either, when the occasion calls for it) – she enjoys her work as a biochemist. She has an extraordinary mind and an amazing capacity for the recollection of facts and details. Jemma has a difficult time letting go of the past and clings to her prior experiences to inform present judgments. For example, even though the people in the Framework were all extremely different from their real-world counterparts, she still treated them as though the were the same people. Ward had been a bad guy in her world, and, even though this version of him was one of the good guys, she remained extremely wary of him and treated him like a villain. Fitz, on the other hand, was a good man in the real world, and, even though it was clear that he was bad in the Framework, she remained naive and unwilling to accept that he wasn’t her Fitz.

Auxiliary Extroverted Feeling [Fe]: Jemma enjoys being part of a team that helps others and makes the world a better place. She likes working to improve society on a larger scale. She’s emotionally expressive and is good at offering support and encouragement. She’s extremely polite and likes for things to be harmonious. Jemma has a very kind disposition and enjoys being helpful and useful. Because Jemma is empathetic, she is able to change her opinions on matters when she starts to consider alternative perspectives. She’s good at understanding where people are coming from.

Tertiary Introverted Thinking [Ti]: Armed with a superbly inquisitive mind, Jemma is a well of scientific information. She’s good at assessing problems and quickly coming to the most efficient solution. Jemma’s analytical mind is one of the team’s greatest resources. She enjoys researching and likes that S.H.I.E.L.D. gives her the opportunity to get answers to all of her scientific questions. Jemma doesn’t need to apply all of the information she takes in. She’s a naturally curious person and enjoys knowledge because it’s fun for her. She doesn’t want to use it to organize her external environment. She just wants to take it all in and keep it handy in her brain (Si-Ti).

Inferior Extroverted Intuition [Ne]: Jemma enjoys new experiences. She convinced Fitz to take jobs at S.H.I.E.L.D. with her because it was an opportunity to see the world. When she takes in data, Jemma is able to make connections to different hypotheses and principles based on what she observes (Si-Ne). Jemma enjoys speculating on various scientific theories. Her brain moves from thoughts very rapidly, typically resulting in extremely quick sentences that can be difficult for everyone (except for Fitz) to keep up with. Jemma is quite poor at improvising and needs to come up with an elaborate back story when she goes undercover. She has to completely immerse herself in the fictitious life she creates in order to sell her lies. When asked the difference between an egg and a rock, May, a high Se-user, simply says, “Edible. Not.” For Fitz and Simmons, who both use Ne, there are many possible answers to that question. May sees the most practical, realistic qualities and instantly comes to a solitary conclusion (Se-Ni), whereas Fitz and Simmons can see the full spectrum of possibilities.

Enneagram: I’m not confident about Jemma’s enneagram. I’m torn between 1w2 and 6w5 for her. I plan to do a re-watch at some point, and when I do, I’ll try to make a decision and update this.

Quotes:

Skye: Talking about my Dad?
Jemma: I’m sorry. It must be so…
Skye: Messed up?
Jemma: I was going to use the off-color version of “messed up”, but it felt inappropriate.
Skye: Oh, it’s appropriate. My Dad, Ward, the Obelisk, the city – it’s all messed up. And… I just – I can’t shake this vibe that something really bad is about to happen.

Jemma: I don’t mean to sound ungrateful, because I am truly grateful, but who are you?
Bobbi Morse: Bobbi Morse. Coulson sent me in to infiltrate HYDRA and keep an eye on you.
Jemma: Well, you did a spot-on job, really. You were quite intimidating.
Bobbi Morse: Sorry about that. I had to assess other security issues that were in play.

[in the framework]
Jemma: So, you’re Hydra, and you’ve been protecting Skye?
Grant Ward: Yeah. That’s why I joined the Resistance.
Jemma: Oh, always the double agent.
[to Daisy]
Jemma: And this is who you woke up with? You two were together? Oh, this isn’t the Framework. This is Hell.

[in the framework]
Grant Ward: You know, Skye hasn’t been herself ever since you showed up. What is it that you’re really after?
Jemma: You, of all people, a double Hydra agent doubting my loyalty. That’s rich.

Will: There’s no getting home. The sooner you accept that the better. Survival’s all that matters.
Jemma: I will not accept that. There’s always hope.
Will: Not on this planet.
Jemma: Then that’s how we’ll work together: I’ll be the voice of hope, you’ll be the voice of doom. We’ll keep each other in check. Deal?
[they shake hands]
Jemma: See? It’s working already.
Will: No, it’s not.

Agent Eric Koenig: You wash up on a deserted island alone. Sitting on the sand is a box. What is in that box?
May: Machete.
Antoine Triplett: A sat phone so I can call someone to get me off that island.
Fitz: How big is the box?
Agent Eric Koenig: Just say the first answer that comes into your mind. What’s in that box?
Fitz: Simmons.
Jemma: That’s a hard one. Let me think. The Tardis.
Skye: I want to say my laptop, fully charged. But I don’t want to seem subversive – with the Rising Tide and all…
Agent Eric Koenig: You’re over-thinking it.
Skye: The laptop would be stupid, anyway. There’s no wi-fi.

Jemma: [to Skye] I can’t be a part of your bad-girl shenanigans. I like following the rules and doing what’s expected of me. It makes me feel nice.

Jemma: It makes no sense for a man to complain about safety issues whilst causing them. Another theory is…
Grant Ward: Theories don’t matter. Only facts, and the fact is, a bullet will take you out of whatever world you’re in.

Jemma: There’s no principal that would support Telekinesis.
Fitz: Not yet. We did believe for a bit, though, remember? Freshman year? When Sally Webber made the books fall off the table in neurobiology?
Jemma: Oh, well, that was a particularly cruel prank.
Fitz: You screamed like a girl.
Jemma: I am a girl!

Agent Eric Koenig: What’s the difference between an egg and a rock?
May: Edible. Not.
Jemma: Well, that’s absurd. The differences are innumerable.
Fitz: If you want, I can start listing them, but then we’ll be here all day.

Jemma: Fitz, the glass!
Fitz: Yeah, it’s bulletproof, pressure-resistant.
Jemma: But the seal is 4-hydroxy-4-methyl-2-pentanone, I’m sure!
Fitz: Yeah, I know what you’re thinking, but the flash point is too high for it to burn.
Jemma: But medical ethanol has a low flash point, and it burns…
Fitz: Hotter. We could use the defibrillator as an ignition source…
Jemma: And build a compressed explosive…
Fitz: To ignite the seal, the outside pressure will…
Fitz, Simmons: Blow the window in!
[Start jumping up and down excited]
Fitz: Yes, yes, yes, yes! This really hurts my arm.

Jemma: I like to think about the first law of thermodynamics, that no energy in the universe is created and… none is destroyed.
Fitz, Simmons: None is destroyed.
[Both smile]
Jemma: That means that every bit of energy inside us, every particle will go on to be a part of something else. Maybe live as a dragonfish, a microbe, maybe burn in a supernova ten billion years from now. And every part of us now was once a part of some other thing – a moon, a storm cloud, a mammoth.
Fitz: A monkey.
Jemma: [Smiles] A monkey. Thousands and thousands of other beautiful things that were just as terrified to die as we are. We gave them new life. Good one, I hope.

Fitz: I was doing just fine tucked away in a safe, indoor, non-mobile lab at the academy! Then you had to go and drag us into this flying circus! Didn’t even pass our field assessments, for God’s sake!
Jemma: Please, as if I forced you to follow me anywhere.
Fitz: You said, and I quote “Fitz, “it’s the most perfect opportunity “for us to see the world. We’d be fools to pass this one up!”
Jemma: I hate it when you use that voice. That’s not even how I sound. And you were just afraid of going into the field.
Fitz: I’m not afraid…
Jemma: And don’t you dare act like these last few months haven’t been the highlight of your entire pasty life!
Fitz: Pasty? Really? Well, when did you become so sun-kissed? Because I’m pretty sure that every minute of every day, You’ve been stuck in a lab right beside me. At the academy, at sci-ops, this plane. You’ve been beside me the whole damn time!
[Starts to get emotional]
Fitz: You have to fix this.

Sunil Bakshi: Let’s discuss your previous employer. Why did you join S.H.I.E.L.D. in the first place?
Jemma: I was a 17-year-old girl with two Phds and a million questions. S.H.I.E.L.D. had the resources to help me answer them. Now they don’t, and Hydra does.
Sunil Bakshi: So your loyalties are with us?
Jemma: My loyalties are with science. So long as Hydra allows me to do the work I want to be doing, then, yes, my loyalties are with Hydra.
Sunil Bakshi: Well, loyalties can be tested.

Phil Coulson: What are you doing?
Jemma: I’m getting into character. My undercover persona harbors some residual resentment to her absent American father. Blames him for not being there when her mom died. So I apologize in advance if I come off a little cold.
Phil Coulson: You think all that back story’s necessary?
Jemma: Past events, like that unfortunate incident at the Hub, have shown me that I’m *not* good at improvisation.

Jemma: All mom ever wanted was your love. To be with you! In our two-story Victorian home in the Cotswolds! But could you even give her a moment, what with your banking job requiring you to travel to the States from Tuesday to Saturday every other week? No! You may not have had any time for her, but you had time for your work… and your prostitutes!
Phil Coulson: Prostitutes, plural?

Train Conductor: As we round the bend, the passengers on the North side of the train can take in the views of the famous Tre cime di Lavaredo. Isn’t it a wonder?
Jemma: Look at that. I haven’t seen anything so beautiful since our family’s scuba-diving trip to the island of Koh Tao in Southeastern Thailand.
Phil Coulson: Okay, Simmons, I appreciate all your preparation, but-…
Jemma: [Persistent] Don’t you want to know which marine life we encountered?

Holden Radcliffe: [about whatever is infecting May] Hafve you determined whether it’s chemical, biological?
Jemma: We’ve eliminated every probable cause, unless you want to consider Mack’s theory.
Holden Radcliffe: Which is?
Jemma: She was touched by a ghost.
Holden Radcliffe: [skeptical] A ghost?
Jemma: It was definitely something of an incorporeal nature. When you eliminate the improbable…
Holden Radcliffe: We’ve got to consider the impossible.

Fitz: [to Skye] Things change. That’s what I’m saying. So maybe if you can learn how to control this, then… you could have Avenger-level powers, something like Captain America, even.
Jemma: I think it best we keep in mind the unstable natures of Skye’s power. If there is an Avenger equivalent, right now I’m afraid it’s The Hulk.
Fitz: Well, Hulk, saved the world, last I checked.

Robert Gonzales: Leo Fitz, Jemma Simmons, the ones that got away. I had my eye on you two when you were at the academy. I wanted to recruit you, but Coulson beat me to it. I heard he actually bribed Weaver with cupcakes. Robert Gonzales.
Jemma: We know who you are, and we are quite aware of your commendable reputation. Under different circumstances, we might even be flattered… Which is why this is so hard to comprehend.