Dominant Introverted Feeling [Fi]: Snow operates by her own, personalized code of morality. She has a strong sense of right and wrong, and holds people to high standards of conduct. She rebuffs David’s advances for a while because he’s married and it’s not right for them to see each other and rejects him multiple times before eventually caving. She justifies their affair because they’re supposed to be together. It’s meant to be! However, she does value honesty and persuades David to come clean with Kathryn. Though he tells her he did as she asked, Mary Margaret later finds out that he lied, and feels deeply betrayed. When the entire town turns against her and sees her as a homewrecker, it hurts because that’s not who Mary Margaret is. She is a kind, person with morals. Snow typically wants to do something to deal with her feelings. When she’s struggling to get over Charming, she seeks out Rumplestiltskin to help her get rid of her pain. She always tries to take the high road, regardless of what Regina does to her, because she views herself as good. She strives to be better than her nemesis and she can be very hard on herself when she falls short of the idealized image she has of herself. She values freedom and has a fondness for birds. She emphasizes to her class that they are building homes, not cages. Snow is virtuous, helpful, and gracious. She cares very deeply for people and has a warm, compassionate nature. When she’s on date with Dr. Wale and notices that he’s checking out Ruby while she’s speaking, she promptly ends the date. She knows who she is and what she wants and doesn’t waste her time with people who don’t appreciate her. Because she believes so strongly in being truthful, she doesn’t agree with lying to spare people’s feelings. In addition to trying to convince David to tell Kathryn about their affair, she also encourages Emma to tell Ava and Nicholas the truth about their father, and feels that Emma should also be honest with Henry about his. Snow tries to get Ariel to tell Eric the truth about who she really is as well. She isolates herself in the Enchanted Forest after meeting Charming and deals with her feelings about his wedding privately. Snow doesn’t come out and directly ask Red about him because she doesn’t want to discuss it openly. When Mary Margaret and David wake up from the curse ten years in, they get close to reuniting with Emma, but Snow is unable to go through with it knowing that it would doom everyone else in Storybrooke and she can’t bring herself to act so selfishly.
Auxiliary Extroverted Sensing [Se]: When Charming and Abigail are riding through the forest, Snow cuts down a tree in order to block their path, causing a diversion which allows her to steal from them. She is opportunistic and resourceful, using whatever happens to be available to her to get the job done. She is extremely capable of handling herself out in the wilderness and lives a life on the run for a long time. Snow tends to deal with her feelings by acting impetuously. Whether it’s finding Rumplestiltskin to help her get over Charming, or quasi-stalking David when he decides to give his marriage another chance after “remembering” her. When Mary Margaret finds a trapped dove, she becomes determined to get it back to the rest of it’s flock, putting herself at risk to do so (Fi-Se). Mary Margaret impulsively starts seeing David behind Kathryn’s back, even though she knows it isn’t right. She reminds him that they shouldn’t be doing what they’re doing and genuinely feels badly about it, but she can’t seem to control her urges. Snow White is good at physical combat, archery, and rides horses from a young age. She enjoys having adventures and doesn’t mind tasking risks. Danger can be exciting and fun.
Tertiary Introverted Intuition [Ni]: Mary Margaret is proven to have an appreciation of symbolism. When she first speaks to Emma about the book she gave Henry, she tells her that everyone knows those stories because they are a way of making sense of the world we live in. She gives Henry the book as a symbol of hope and to allow his imagination to flourish. Snow maintains hope in even the most dismal situations and always believes that she (and the people she loves) will get their happy endings one way or another, even though she sometimes experiences temporary feelings of pessimism and doubt. Sometimes, she can get stuck and see only one way out of things. David can’t leave Neverland, so she’ll just have to stay behind and live there with him. She doesn’t always know how, but she keeps the faith that, one way or another, things will work themselves out. Although she doesn’t know Abigail or Charming, she is immediately about to discern that he isn’t marrying her for love. She guesses that they are only marrying to unite their two kingdoms in an effort to prevent war, with no knowledge of their situation whatsoever. Mary Margaret doesn’t usually entertain multiple possibilities – she typically has one gut feeling and goes with it. She knows how it will end if she begins a secret relationship with David (Ni), but she even knowing what the outcome will be, she does it anyway (Se). Her instincts about people are often pretty good. Even though she barely knows Emma, she feels a connection to her and trusts her implicitly. She also believes that Regina does have the ability to change and become a force for good.
Inferior Extroverted Thinking [Te]: It’s difficult for Mary Margaret to put her feelings aside. She does what’s right or what’s moral, not what makes the most logical sense. Under stress, she can second guess her ethical decisions, noting how they never get her anywhere, which can lead her to make decisions based on what is rational instead (deciding that she needs to kill Cora or taking a potion to forget Charming). Snow usually likes to have a plan and can strategize when she needs to. Although she doesn’t feel good about it, she’s capable of putting aside her morals to do what she needs to do. She lives as a bandit for a while because of the price on her head, and sells family heirlooms in order to survive. After spending such a long time hiding from Regina, Snow decides that she will take back her kingdom with Charming by her side and wages war.
Note: I constantly see her typed as an INFP (and, in some cases, ISFJ), but there is virtually no Ne or Si in her. I think people just get an INFP “sense” from her without really looking for concrete evidence to actually support it. I think Se/Ni is fairly obvious in her.
Enneagram: 9w1 2w1 6w5 So/Sx
Mary Margaret: As we build our bird houses remember what you’re making is a home, not a cage. The bird is free and will do what it will. This is for them, not us. They’re loyal creatures. If you love them and they love you, they will always find you.
Mary Margaret: As you know, Henry is a special boy. So smart, so creative, and as you might be aware… lonely. He needed it.
Regina: What he needs is a dose of reality.
Emma: How’s a book supposed to help?
Mary Margaret: What do you think stories are for? These stories… the classics. There’s a reason we all know them. They’re a way for us to deal with our world. A world that doesn’t always make sense. See, Henry hasn’t had the easiest life.
Emma: Yeah, she’s kind of a hard-ass.
Mary Margaret: No, it’s more than her. He’s like any adopted child. He wrestles with that most basic question they all inevitably face – “Why would anyone give me away?” I am so sorry. I’m so sorry. I didn’t mean in any way to judge you.
Emma: It’s okay.
Mary Margaret: Look, I gave the book to him because I wanted Henry to have the most important thing anyone can have… hope. Believing in even the possibility of a happy ending is a very powerful thing.
Emma: You know where he is, don’t you?
Mary Margaret: You might want to check his castle.
Mary Margaret: I want kids, marriage, true love. I want it all. But that, of course, is wildly inappropriate for me to discuss on a first date.
Snow White: The nag with the bad attitude? That’s what this is about?
Prince Charming: She’s my fiancé.
Snow White: Good luck with that. You must be getting something impressive to have agreed to that union.
Prince Charming: Excuse me?
Snow White: I know how this works. True love? It doesn’t exist. It’s all arranged marriages and business transactions. There’s no such thing as love at first sight or first kiss. Let me guess. Her kingdom wants to take over yours, and this – what, a last-ditch effort to avoid war?
Prince Charming: This is not a takeover. It-It’s a merger and quite frankly, it’s none of your business.
Emma: He doesn’t want the kids.
Mary Margaret: And you don’t want to tell them.
Emma: I can’t. Because all I’ll be telling them is that false hope I gave them is exactly that.
Mary Margaret: The truth can be painful, Emma, but it can also be cathartic.
Snow White: Thank you. So…. How are things back in the world?
Red: Come on. Ask what you really want.
Snow White: I don’t know what you mean. [Red gives her a look] Okay, fine. Tell me.
Red: The wedding’s happening. Prince James is marrying Midas’ daughter… in two days’ time. You okay?
Snow White: I just thought, the longer I was out here, the easier it would be to for get him, but… Instead, all I do is think about him.
Red: I’m sorry.
Snow White: I wish there was a way to get him out of my head. [Red makes a face] What? Is there?
Red: Of course not. I mean, that would–
Snow White: Red, what do you know? Come on, I helped you when no one else would. What do you know?
Snow White: I need a cure.
Rumplestiltskin: What ails you, doll?
Snow White: A broken heart.
Rumplestiltskin: Ah, the most painful of afflictions. Well, I’m afraid if you want me to make him love you, no can do, and nothing can.
Snow White: No, that’s not the problem. We can’t be together.
Rumplestiltskin: Well, that I can help you with. [He removes a vial from his pocket and fills it with water from the lake. In his hand, the water turns a cloudy white]
Snow White: That’ll do it?
Rumplestiltskin: Not yet. No two loves are… exactly alike. We must make this… [Pulls some hair from her head] Personal!
Snow White: Aah! So, if I drink that, I’ll no longer love him?
Rumplestiltskin: The next time you see the object of your grief, you won’t even remember who he is.
Snow White: I won’t remember him?
Rumplestiltskin: Love is the most powerful magic. So the cure must be… extreme.
Snow White: “Extreme” sounds like an understatement.
Rumplestiltskin: Don’t doubt yourself now, dearie. Love makes us sick, haunts our dreams, destroys our days. Love… has killed more than any disease. This cure is a gift.
Dr. Thatcher: Well, the good news is, no broken bones. She was just a little dehydrated, but I got her some fluids, and she should be just fine.
Mary Margaret: And the bad news?
Dr. Thatcher: Well, this is a North Atlantic dove. It’s a migratory species, very unique among American doves. Now, they tend to form strong monogamous bonds, meaning–
Mary Margaret: If I don’t get her back to her flock, she’ll be alone forever.
Dr. Thatcher: Well, it’s… It’s a long shot, but the alternative… She’ll heal, but she won’t be happy here.
Mary Margaret: I’ll take my chances. Thank you, doctor.
Dr. Thatcher: You’re welcome. Good luck.
David: Mary Margaret, there’s a storm coming. You really shouldn’t be out there.
Mary Margaret: Well, the storm is coming tomorrow, and if I wait, she could be lost forever, completely alone. No one deserves that.
David: Then let me drive you.
Mary Margaret: I don’t need your help David, I’ll be fine.
Mary Margaret: Believing in even the possibility of a happy ending is a powerful thing, but living with that kind of belief… That’s the most powerful thing of all.
Emma: Mary Margaret. So, how’s your day going?
Mary Margaret: Henry’s fine.
Emma: That’s not what I asked you. You sure?
Mary Margaret: Really. He’s his normal self. Regina won’t keep you separated forever. When people are supposed to be together, they find a way [She looks over at David, who smiles at her.]
Mary Margaret: Girls’ night’s really working out for you.
Ashley: Thought it would make me feel better. But the truth is…I need a “be with my guy night”. But he’s never around. And I’m at home with the baby all day. I mean, what’s the point of being together if we’re not together?
Mary Margaret: I get it. Loving someone you can’t be with…it’s a terrible, terrible burden.
Mary Margaret: Who did this?
David: I don’t know. I’m sorry, I don’t know how any of this happened.
Mary Margaret: You don’t know? Really?
David: Mary Margaret, I can’t control what other people do.
Mary Margaret: No, but you can control what you do, and you lied. And now everyone is calling me a tramp.
David: Who told her?
Mary Margaret: That is exactly the wrong question. The real question is why didn’t you do what we discussed? Why didn’t you tell her?
David: I thought we could spare her feelings.
Mary Margaret: Right. You thought. Not we. You. And we discussed this.
David: I didn’t want anyone to get hurt.
Mary Margaret: Now everyone is hurt. We had an understanding. We had an agreement. But you not only lied to her, you lied to me.
Emma: You think this is about what happened with David?
Mary Margaret: Oh, I know it is. A few of them told me as much. I’ve never…been a homewrecker before.
Emma: It’s gonna roll over. You made a mistake with David. It happens. You don’t have to do charity to win people’s hearts back.
Mary Margaret: I have to do something. And this is the best I can do. I’ve ruined my life.
Emma: [amazed, after Mary Margaret has shot the ogre in the eye] When was the last time you shot an arrow?
Mary Margaret: Twenty-eight years ago. Guess it’s like riding a bike.
Emma: Yeah, but… how did you know you could hit that?
Mary Margaret: I didn’t.
Mary Margaret: I had a lot of fun today.
David: Fun? Almost getting killed is fun?
Mary Margaret: Yeah. I missed our adventures!
David: Me too. It was kind of fun.
David: You know, we could do this all the time. When the beans grow, we could go back. Everyone could go home.
Mary Margaret: I don’t know.
David: What don’t you know?
Mary Margaret: Home is where our family is. And that’s here.
[Cora has willfully killed Johanna, Snow’s former servant, as a show of force]
Mary Margaret: I followed the same rule my entire life. Hold on to goodness. It’s what my mother taught me. How many more lives is following that lesson going to take away from me?
David: You can’t let Cora make you lose faith in who you are, someone who does the right thing. Now, it’s exactly what she wants.
Mary Margaret: I made the “right” decision when I stopped Regina’s execution all those years ago? When it could’ve saved us all of this heartache. I made the “right” decision, when I sent Emma through the wardrobe alone, and we didn’t see her first steps? I made the “right” decision, when I let my own mother die from Cora’s poison.
David: And we keep beating them.
Mary Margaret: At what cost? All I want is our happy ending. It’s time. We’ve earned it.
Mary Margaret: We keep thinking that people will change. What if that’s wrong? What if *I’m* the one who has to change?
David: Change how?
Mary Margaret: I’m going to kill Cora.
Mary Margaret: I gave the book to him because I wanted Henry to have the most important thing anyone can have. Hope. Believing in even the possibility of a happy ending is a very powerful thing.
Mary Margaret: Kill me.
Mary Margaret: Regina, we have been fighting for so long. It’s cost us so much. It has to end before anyone else dies. So, please… just do it.
Regina: [shakes her head] Henry would never forgive me. But you know what my problem is? I never learn from my mistakes.
[She rips out Mary Margaret’s heart]
Mary Margaret: [referring to August] Who was that?
Emma: I don’t know yet.
Mary Margaret: Yet? So you’re going to find out?
Emma: It’s nothing.
Mary Margaret: Nothing with you means something, because if it were nothing, we wouldn’t be talking about it.
Mary Margaret: You ever walk into a situation where you know exactly what’s going to happen… and then you go into it anyway? And then when what you’re afraid of happens… you kick yourself, because you should have known better. But that’s just who you are – so you keep punishing yourself.
Mary Margaret: We’re going to win this fight, you know. Good always defeats evil.
Emma: You sound like Henry.
Mary Margaret: Guess optimism runs in the family.
Emma: I think it skipped a generation.
David: I know what happened to Queen Eva, and I have zero problem with Cora dying for it, but not by your hand and not out of vengeance.
Mary Margaret: Why?
David: Because you wouldn’t be able to live with yourself. You have the purest heart of anyone I have ever known. That’s who you are, and that’s who you’re gonna stay.
Mary Margaret: This book somehow arrived. Was it given to me? Did I forget about it? I don’t know. But there it was. And do you know what I saw when I looked inside? Hope.
Henry: Looks like fairy tales to me.
Mary Margaret: And what exactly do you think fairy tales are? They are a reminder that our lives will get better if we just hold on to hope. Your happy ending may not be what you expect; but that is what will make it so special.
[David is asking Mary Margaret if she had been involved in Kathryn’s murder]
Mary Margaret: When your phone records came back, when I found you wandering in the woods, when everyone thought you killed Kathryn, I stood by you. I never once doubted you. And now that everything is pointing to me… you actually think I am capable of that kind of evil? Get… out.
Mary Margaret: So you don’t want people to rely on you, but you took your son. Now, that sounds like a stable home for him. What the hell is wrong with you?
Emma: I want what’s best for him.
Mary Margaret: And running is what’s best for him? Or is that what’s best for you? You’re reverting, Emma, into the person you were before you got here; and I thought you’d changed.
Emma: You thought wrong.
Mary Margaret: Well, regardless, you have to do what’s right for Henry now.
Emma: What’s that?
Mary Margaret: Oh, I don’t know. You’re his mother. That’s your job, so you figure it out.
Sidney: Sometimes doing a bad thing for a good reason is OK, right?
Mary Margaret: Yeah. I mean, maybe you’re doing something wrong, but if it’s what’s meant to be, if it’s what’s right, does that really make you a bad person?
Mary Margaret: You’re just protecting yourself – with that wall you put up.
Emma: Just because I don’t get emotional over men.
Mary Margaret: You don’t get emotional over men? Ah, the floral abuse tells a different story.
Emma: What story is that?
Mary Margaret: The one that’s obvious to everyone except apparently you, that you have feelings for Graham.
Emma: Come on!
Mary Margaret: There’s that wall.
Emma: That’s not a wall.
Mary Margaret: Really?
Emma: There’s nothing wrong with being cautious.
Mary Margaret: Oh, true. True. But Emma, that wall of yours – it may keep out pain; but it also may keep out love.
Mary Margaret: Because when you betray the people you love, when you make them see the worst parts of you, what you’ve done changes everything. There’s no going back. You’ve shattered the bonds you worked so hard to forge. And the stronger those bonds once were, the more difficult they are to put back together… If they can be repaired at all.
Snow White: I went to the Blue Fairy, and begged her to help, to save you with magic. But what she gave me? It… it was dark magic – a candle that could restore your life… by taking away someone else’s. It was the only way. But I couldn’t do it. I’m sorry. I could’ve healed you. But I was too afraid. [she sobs]
Queen Eva: Snow, that wasn’t fear. That was strength. Strength… to resist darkness. I am so proud of you.
Snow White: Stop trying to talk me out of this. The castle is secure. I’m going.
Grumpy: Keep the little knife between your tuffets.
Snow White: I promised I would come alone and unarmed. It’s a parley. There are rules.
Red: You’re too noble for your own good.
Snow White: I’m not. But enough of you have risked your lives because of something that’s between the Queen and me. I will not let anyone else get hurt because of me.
Snow White: I’m no queen. I’m no leader. I’m just a girl who lost her parents, ran away into the woods, and became a bandit.