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.
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: 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!
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.
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?