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Function Order: Se-Ti-Fe-Ni
Jacob likes to take physical control, and try and shape events; he kisses Bella to show his affection (she doesn’t appreciate it) and becomes hugely aggressive in protecting her daughter. He “laughs at the gore that make other men cringe.” He is physically confident and aggressive; he enjoys extreme sports and risk-taking in his wolf form. It bores him to run the border each day, and wait for something to happen. Jacob is easygoing and neutral unless something does not go his way, but even then he’s willing to change his mind (he tells Bella even after she turns, he’ll still care about her and maybe even be her friend). He’s an excellent mechanic, good at fixing motorcycles, and with a rational reason behind all of his assertions: Bella’s decision to become a vampire makes no logical sense to him, she could stay with him, not have to change for him, live a normal life / have a normal lifespan, stay with her family and friends, and have kids. He spends a lot of time inferring: don’t be an idiot, Bella! Can’t you see the logic here?! “I love you, Bella.” “Being with me would be as easy as breathing.” “I wish I didn’t hear their thoughts, I can’t stand the pain-fest.” Jacob is free with his opinions and feelings; he doesn’t hide his contempt for the Cullens or for Edward’s controlling behavior. He believes he can “read her feelings” (“I love her, and she loves me… and I could have made her happy if you would have stayed away just another six months”). It kills him to keep his wolf secret from her. Jacob is willing to change his mind; he also slips into Imprinting with ease when it happens, and doesn’t fight the ‘pack mentality,’ since it gives him a sense of Fe belonging. Bella’s choice to become a vampire torments him, because he can see a future for her that he doesn’t like. Jacob doggedly tries to change her mind, with single-minded obsession. He has a negative impression of the future, but also a few cuttingly true insights into Edward’s behaviors and motives. But many of his conclusions… are wrong (he assumes Edward is the motivating force behind “I want to become a vampire,” when in reality, Edward keeps trying to talk her out of it).
Enneagram: 6w7 so/sp
Jacob submits to Sam without question, allowing him to lead the Pack, even though it’s his rightful place as the grandson of a chief to assume a leadership role. He doesn’t assert his authority and form his own pack until Sam wants to kill Bella and the Cullens for breaking the peace treaty. He is loyal, devoted, and unable to stay mad at Bella, or even hate Edward—because he is willing to protect them and to change his mind. His primary objections to various of Bella’s actions come from a place of rationality and awareness of her mortality; he chastises her for being stupid and reckless and diving off a cliff alone. He tells her she’ll get killed having a ‘honeymoon’ in her human state, because he fears Edward will rip her apart. He takes up a patrol to protect the Cullens and the baby from Sam and the other pack, and tells Leah and her brother to go home, warning them not to isolate themselves from the pack. Jacob even tries to get them back into Sam’s pack, by brokering a deal with Sam to protect them. His 7 wing is fun-loving and adventurous; he often likes to joke around with his friends, has a good sense of humor, and soon overcomes his resentments—though his first instinct when he’s upset is to run away. He spends months roaming in Canada, to escape everyone and avoid thinking about Bella.
Function Order: Fe-Ni-Se-Ti
Carlisle is happiest when providing an environment for his children in which they can grow to reach their full potential and heal from their past hurts. He is warm, loving, and generous man with a big heart, who doesn’t want to hurt anyone and believes everyone can be reasoned with, despite their diabolical behavior. His compassion and desire to serve and protect is so immense he alone overcame all his attraction to human blood, so he can serve in his capacity as a doctor. He is greatly skilled at knowing how to communicate with each member of his family and even to make Bella understand Edward’s motivations, such as when he talks to her about Edward’s belief vampires do not have souls and asks her to think about how Edward feels, at the idea of ‘taking hers’ away from her. Carlisle does not want to fight with the Volturi and asks them to make peace with them and discuss this sensibility. Exposed to their lifestyle, he developed his own vision of a different life, one no one else had yet tried—to live on the blood of animals and overcome a desire for human blood, in order to do good in the world. He chose not to turn people at random, but to save them from death out of compassion, and then taught them his lifestyle. Carlisle tries to choose people based on an instinctual understanding of them, and is quite wise in how he molds his children. He has no biases and no built-in expectations of life, and focuses a great deal on understanding his family from the inside out. He wants to shape them in a specific way, and has less of a traditional mindset than his wife (she notices before he does that Edward ‘needs to find a mate’).
Enneagram: 9w1 so/sp
Carlisle is peaceful, compassionate, and nonjudgmental, able to accept human, vampire, and werewolf alike. He frequently tries to broker peace between family members whenever they fight, and even tries to appeal to the better nature of the Volturi. He was even willing to tolerate living among them, despite their vast different approaches toward humanity (Carlisle’s compassion and Aro’s ruthlessness and callous disregard for human life). He is patient, and self-controlled, able to passively avoid bloodlust and serve in a position as a doctor. Only Bella rivals him for being able to control herself and not hurt people, since she shares his ability to numb herself. His 1 wing is principled, moralistic, and duty-driven. Carlisle believes in being good and not crossing moral lines; he felt such horror seeing the Volturi abuse people that he peacefully left them in order to start a new movement based around goodness, compassion, and denial of one’s own ‘sinful’ nature. He has managed to remain friends with all manner of vampires, even those who do not share his dietary habits.
Function Order: Si-Te-Fi-Ne
Charlie is a down to earth, practical guy who enjoys the sameness of his life; he’s comfortable in a time-honored profession with semi-regular hours and likes doing the same sorts of hobbies on the weekend (visiting his friends on the reservation, and going fishing). Charlie frequents the same restaurants, where he orders the same things. He’s not all that keen to “change things up,” which makes him reluctant to embrace his daughter’s new boyfriend and… well, lifestyle. He likes to get things done in an efficient and organized manner. Charlie doesn’t especially like having to inflict rules on Bella, but does impose a few that he expects her and Edward to follow, including a curfew. He’s always on time, and prefers a logical approach to an emotional one, both in his objections toward her early engagement and how runs the station. He doesn’t believe in things until he sees them with his own eyes and has proof of their existence. His emotions don’t often come to the surface, and Charlie is uncomfortable in talking about them with his daughter. Whatever melancholy he feels over his divorce and subsequent disappointments in life hide beneath the surface, but his love for Bella shines through in his gruff protectiveness of her, and his desire to see her happy and safe. The things he cares about most, Charlie puts a lot of effort into – his friendships, his daughter, fishing, and his job. For the most part, Charlie isn’t interested in fantastical ideas. He’s not much for creativity, although he does show a little bit of it in choosing a new comforter for Bella’s room (although, he asks the sales clerk to help him!). He usually senses when Bella isn’t being entirely honest with him, but doesn’t have much insight into what’s really going on with the Cullens.
Enneagram: 6w5 sp/so
Charlie wants his daughter to be safe, so he enforces a curfew and hands her pepper spray to put in her purse, especially around Edward… for whom he has a natural suspicion. He worries about her future and what she might be ‘up to’ and likes Edward only a little more once he finds out he has a traditional mindset and has not taken his daughter’s virginity. A good-natured man with a sense of humor, he jokes at Bella’s wedding that he knows Edward will treat Bella right, since he can track him to the ends of the earth and owns a gun. It blows his mind that Jacob is a werewolf, because such things aren’t possible. He doesn’t want Bella or her friends to take risks, and is something of a stay at home hermit who prefers his routine to socializing. He admits that Bella should spend more time with people her own age, and not hang around him as much (but… she takes after him in being a loner).
Function Order: Fe-Si-Ne-Ti
Esme has an unparalleled ability to love everyone around her, to immediately adopt them into her heart, and to show kindness even toward her enemies. Though the wolves are rude to her, she is considerate of their needs and tries to keep peace between them and her children. She is warm and affirming to Bella and doesn’t like to take sides in family disagreements. Like Carlisle, she most wants her children to be happy and fulfilled, and tries to foster an environment that encourages that. But, she can also take charge when she needs to and make decisions that factor in the needs and wishes of everyone involved. After she was turned, Esme adapted quickly to her new life; her love for people meant she had less trouble struggling against bloodlust than most newborns. She held dear the memory of Carlisle from her younger years, and recognized him again when they met many years later. Her family and her memories are important to her, and she is comfortable revisiting experiences and living the same life over again, in different places among new people. Esme is practical, focused on the moment, attentive toward her children’s immediate needs, and down to earth in her suggestions. Her willingness to adapt to such a radically different lifestyle shows her open-minded nature. Over the years, Esme has adopted and tried out different professions and hobbies, from architecture and art to design and photography. She has an uncanny ability to “read” her children and understand what they need, before they realize it for themselves (she and Carlisle know that Edward needs a mate long before he does). Disconnecting emotionally is hard for Esme. She doesn’t like discord or making brutal decisions, but can stay out of it and allow others to argue impartiality. Though it pains her, Esme understands that sometimes, to protect the family, she must stand aside and take an objective stance.
Enneagram: 2w1 so/sp
Esme is highly proactive in “loving” people. She warmed up to her adopted children at once, taught them how to be better individuals, and looks after their needs. She treats Bella warmly, delighted that her son has now found someone he cares about, and is excited to welcome her into the family—and votes for it to happen. Esme goes out of her way to build inroads among the werewolves, showing up outside to offer Leah and her brother food and drink in gratitude for them guarding the house against the other wolf pack, but doesn’t pressure them to accept when Leah turns her back on her. Esme wants to be good, do the right thing, give and receive love, and be appropriate—when Jacob says that Rosalie would probably spit in any food she gave him, Esme says she’s sure Rosalie would never “embarrass me like that” by behaving inappropriately.
Function Order: Fe-Si-Ne-Ti
Alice has a bubbly personality, and spends a great deal of her time influencing others’ emotions, interfering in their lives, and helping them make the “right choices.” She tends to believe she knows how people should feel. She has Jasper “mess with” Bella’s emotions, so Bella can be in the mood Alice believes she shouldbe in (Fe wanting an emotional consensus and for Bella not to be an individual). If she stopped to think about it, she might realize Bella does not need to reflect Alice’s interests or values to be normal, but it’s instinctual for her to want everyone to get along and share a similar set of values. Alice is somewhat invasive in her attempts to get Bella to be more adventurous (without thinking what Bella would like, she packs a bunch of sexy lingerie in her overnight bag, and doesn’t give her much to wear on her honeymoon, since… well, she won’t be wearing clothes much, obviously, since that’s what people do on their honeymoon). She doesn’t bother hiding her contempt for werewolves at first, but over time grows fonder of them. She thinks Bella should abort the fetus, because it is hurting her, and refuses to change her opinion until other evidence arises to prove the child isn’t going to be a monster. Alice is focused on appearances and fashion, and always interested in doing things—like throwing parties, buying clothes and staying ahead of the curb in terms of trend-setting fashion, driving fast cars, playing the stock market, dressing up Bella, and designing a cottage full of beautiful things so she and Edward can enjoy their honeymoon. She is forever at Bella to get more involved and be more social, and to spend more time focusing on her appearance. Alice loves to plan things, especially grand gala events such as Bella’s wedding, in which she takes all the details upon herself, and arranges clues so Bella can find out her plan to protect their daughter. Alice on occasion has visions whose variables change (“she can see all the different outcomes”) and narrows them down to the most likely scenario, but it took a while for her to learn to trust these insights, and she will take proactive sensory action to prevent them or cause them to happen (rushing to Bella’s side once she thinks she’s dead, predicting her mother’s murder, showing Aro the most likely outcome of a battle between the Volturi and the Cullen Clan, and ‘seeing’ Jasper coming and waiting a long time for him). Under stress, Alice can be detached and even cold; she leaves Bella and Edward without a word, to protect them, but ignores any attempts to reach out to her. In the second book/film, she also ignores Bella and her pain, out of the “greater good” (inferior Ti).
Enneagram: 2w3 so/sx
Alice can be somewhat invasive in her desire to ‘help’ people—she often tries to take over Bella’s life, and for the most part, Bella allows her to make all the major decisions, from what she wears and her wedding heels to what she packs on the honeymoon. Alice offers to give her beauty tips, to do her hair, and throws parties for her. She is highly social, highly motivated to get and give attention, madly in love with Jasper, and can become ferocious whenever anyone threatens one of her loved ones. In the alternate future scenario she shows Aro, after her husband’s murder at the hands of the Volturi because Jane tortured him into weakness, Alice chases her down ruthlessly and throws her to Sam, who dismembers her. She’s all about appearances and finds it strange that Bella doesn’t take more care with how she looks. Alice loves to give makeovers. She is competitive, ambitious, and confident.
Function Order: Ti-Se-Ni-Fe
Jasper is detached and analytical; he prefers to stay out of moral arguments and remain neutral in family conflicts. After being first turned, Jasper used his detachment to create, train, and execute newborns. He prided himself on his ability to “control my emotions.” Logic motivates many of his opinions and decisions – although after being with Alice, he has been able to connect more and handle his intense emotions. He lied and manipulated his way into the army, where he served as an officer, and was turned into a vampire, because someone saw his potential for training newborns and pushing them to the limits of their endurance. Whenever the Cullens need battle practice or training, they turn to Jasper, who tells and shows them how to fight. He also teaches the Wolves. Jasper is so hyper-attentive during the battle with Victoria’s newborns, he “tries to be everywhere at once,” protecting everyone—and winds up hurt. His tendency to be unable to control himself in the moment means he’s the most volatile and unpredictable of the Cullens – he tries to attack Bella after she bleeds at her birthday party. He’s the first to speculate Victoria is “raising an army of Newborns,” which turns out to be correct. Jasper has many gut instincts, but often ignores them; he accurately suspects what Victoria is doing, but dismisses it until he finds proof. He develops negative futuristic viewpoints and worries over his family and friends. Jasper felt adrift until he found Alice, who helped him develop an “ideal” version of himself to work toward. He benefits from being in a stable family who can keep him on course toward controlling his impulses. He warns Bella of what she has “to look forward to” as a vampire (bloodlust). When Bella’s unborn child, and whether or not to abort it, becomes an issue in the Cullen family, Jasper does not want to alienate either side and remains neutral. He has a general feeling of goodwill (he accepts Bella into the family as being “good” for Edward). Jacob can read and influence people’s emotions; as a vampire, he started to feel “intense pain” whenever he had to kill someone – their pain. He’s amazed that Bella can so easily control her bloodlust out of concern for other people, and learns from her how to better rein in his hunger.
Enneagram: 9w1 sp/sx
Jasper was able to remain emotionally untouchable when training and even killing a newborn army for the woman he loved—and he has a sense of invasive calm that first drew Alice to him. He often uses this to attempt to control Bella’s emotions (at Alice’s request). Jasper has been somewhat passive and inert about his life, allowing things to happen to him and not fighting against them until he met Alice, who has helped him find a stronger way—but in a sense, he’s merely adopted her lifestyle and beliefs and desires, in a passive instance of 9 merging. He feels some guilt about his former lifestyle, and prefers to avoid conflict by diminishing his own opinions and wallowing in shame about his mistakes (such as when he tries to kill Bella, after she cuts herself).
Function Order: Fi-Se-Ni-Fe
Rosalie has no problem going ‘against’ the entire family and showing her contempt for Bella from the first moment they meet; she resists all encouragement from her family members to accept Bella, often refuses to go along with them for appropriateness’ sake, and is brutally honest in her opinions—which all, in some way, come back to herself and her own subjective experiences. She doesn’t want Bella to become a vampire, because she wishes Carlisle had not turned her into one—because she hates it, she won’t vote for Bella to join the family. She doesn’t like her, and won’t pretend otherwise. Rosalie is often sullen, resentful, and goes against social niceties, such as when she serves Jacob his hot dog in a dog bowl in reference to him being a wolf. She only opens up and becomes more accepting of Bella once Bella becomes pregnant—Rosalie so desperately wanted to be a mother and have a “normal life,” she becomes fiercely protective of the baby, and chastises anyone who is thinking of aborting it. She admits that she was silly, vain, theatrical, and superficial in her youth—falling for a man who turned out to be a violent, abusive rapist and who left her for dead in the street. She spends a lot of time in the books admiring her own appearance and priding herself on being beautiful, and becomes insanely jealous of anyone else who is more attractive than she is. Rosalie led a superficial human life, motivated toward getting others to admire and affirm her, built around her appearance. She focuses on being beautiful, on having lovely clothes, is musical, and spends time working on mechanical things, such as souping up her cars so she can drive over the speed limit. She can be rude under stress, and wonder why they should risk their lives for “outsiders.”
Enneagram: 4w3 sx/sp
Rosalie is never satisfied with her life. She gets to live forever—and instead she longs for the child she will never have, a white picket fence, and the ability to get old beside Emmett and die together. She chooses to focus not on what she has, but what she lacks—rather than appreciating her life as it is. Though Emmett makes her happy, she still thinks of it as a “half-life.” She is self-absorbed and sometimes petty, insecure, and neurotic, choosing to quarrel with Bella and keep her as an outsider, often going against the grain in the process, as she relates things back to the awful things that befell her before her death. (She punished the man responsible by picking off his friends one by one, and then showing up in a bridal gown to kill him. Ahh, the drama!) Her 3 wing is ambitious, self-confident, and flamboyant, she loves attention, praise, affirmation, and to be admired, and can be quite vain.
Function Order: Se-Ti-Fe-Ni
Emmett is spontaneous, reckless, and fun loving. He almost gets killed in the woods by leaping into wolf territory while chasing after Victoria, and then challenges Sam from across the river. He enjoys everything he does and is always looking for opportunities for action. The thought of fighting newborns or taking out Victoria excites him. He’s physical, loves working on his body, takes great pride in his strength (even asking Bella to arm-wrestle him), and is always up for a challenge. He hates sitting around and doing nothing, and enjoys going hunting. Edward says that Emmett and Rosalie were so into sex when they first got together, they drove everyone around them nuts, because that’s all they ever did. Emmett is fast to respond in any given situation, and very in tune with the people around him. Emmett likes to push himself, to see if he can go beyond his own expectations. Unlike his siblings, Emmett isn’t afraid to speak his mind. He is seen as “tactless” at times by Edward, but he’s frank in finding the humor in any situation. His ability to analyze and deconstruct information gives him the edge on pointing out the humor in everyday absurdities and conclusions. Emmett doesn’t always show it, but he’s smarter than he lets on – able to devise plans, and come up with the most logical immediate solution. He’s a vampire of few words, but what he says is calculated to make the most impact. He’s fun-loving, easy-going, and able to make friends without any trouble. Emmett opens up and shares his own personal experiences in an attempt to connect with others. He likes to tease them, but also feels an earnest need to protect them. He can be brutal and ruthless when defending his family. He’s friendly, enthusiastic, and exciting to be around. Though he doesn’t think much in the long term, Emmett has a positive outlook toward the future. He feels that it will be good, even when things look dire; he has an upbeat attitude that helps others look forward with hope rather than fear.
Enneagram: 7w8 so/sp
Emmett is good-natured and fun-loving, with an optimistic attitude and is forever cracking jokes to make other people laugh or pushing their buttons—such as when he annoys Bella by making constant references to her and Edward having sex. He is boastful and confident, sure that he is stronger than Bella and shocked to find out he isn’t, even though she’s a newborn. He is less fearful than his family and more inclined to take risks and show aggression, especially when protecting them. Emmett can be forceful and not-careful, he challenges the werewolves on numerous occasions, and becomes fiercely combative on the field. He balances out Rosalie, since he brings happiness into her life, where her natural focus is often on her miseries. Emmett refuses to let anything get him down.
Function Order: Ni-Fe-Ti-Se
Victoria has a particular talent for calculating people’s actions, anticipating them, and reacting to them given the chance to make her move. She knows Alice can foresee her choices, so she hands over a lot of the decision making to Riley, whom she creates to carry out her grand scheme of killing Bella in retaliation for her lover’s death. She tells him any decisions will be left “to the last minute,” though her end goal is always the same, to destroy Bella. She seduces and emotionally manipulates Riley into doing her will, convincing him that to be safe, they need to destroy the Cullens, and creating a vicious army of newborns to take down her enemies; but she sees him as little more than a pawn in a chess game in which she intends to outsmart her adversaries. Victoria can be reckless at times, venturing into Cullen and wolf territory to track Bella, and almost killing her in the sea when she catches her cliff-diving, but she will often turn and run away at the last minute, when she sees she is outnumbered. She doesn’t want to die, and only charges at Bella on the mountaintop when Edward warns her that she’ll never get another chance, and taunts her by talking about the fun he had killing her lover.
Enneagram: 6w7 sp/sx
Above all else, Victoria wants to survive… even more than she wants Bella dead. She is cautious, paranoid, indecisive, and co-dependent, creating Riley as someone she can trust and rely on, while also not fully telling him the truth and abandoning him to his death to save herself. Victoria is cautious in how she approaches the Cullens, and is in it for the long haul—she schemes, she plots, she stays in the shadows, she avoids too much risk. She gets what she wants, Bella alone on a mountainside, and then almost runs for her life until Edward taunts her. She has a sadistic streak and a cruel nature, but also is flighty. She wants to have ‘fun’ and in the first film, plays with her food, teasing and intimidating people before she attacks them.
Function Order: Ne-Ti-Fe-Si
Aro is forever looking ahead, in search of vampires who display useful, interesting, or unique talents to add to his collection of immortals, which makes him interested in obtaining Alice, Bella, and even Edward for the Volturi. He’s unpredictable in his moods, and readily able to change his approach, conclusion, or idea when faced with new facts to alter his perspectives—he arrives in Forks believing their daughter to be a vampire child, is delighted to find out she is half human, and then agrees to leave her in peace after he hears from a witness that the half-mortal, half-vampire is not only possible, but will not threaten them or draw human attention to their existence. Aro often does things just to find out what will happen, such as asking Jane to attempt torturing Bella after she proves immune to his powers. He can be callous and dismissive of lives, both vampire and human, often seeing people as his toys and using them for food, entertainment, and as fodder for his armies. Aro tested Carlisle’s resistance to blood by leaving warm bodies outside his library in their life together. He also murdered his own sister, to keep one of the high-ranking Volturi with him after they threatened to leave. When faced with what he wants from the Cullens, having come all this way, Aro turns on a Fe charm and persuasion to both ease their anger toward him, and then attempt to convince the Volturi in the “moral right” of killing the child, in case she endangers “our existence.” He can be charming, persuasive, coy, and threatening, all under the guise of polite and even innocent sweetness. Now and again, he reminiscences on the past with, or about, Carlisle. Aro collects valuable things from different time periods. His own previous encounters with loss and death make him paranoid about the loss of his wife and what emotional havoc it might wreak on him, so he takes pains to protect her at all costs. He is old enough to have developed an interest in gathering extensive details before deciding (hence, his hesitation to attack the Cullens, and his curiosity toward Bella and Edward’s child).
Enneagram: 7w6 so/sp
Aro is an eccentric who is so delighted with something he has never seen before, he breaks out into hysterical laughter. He pretends to be more accommodating and good than he is, to disarm people and convince them his intentions are not selfish—but they are. He has killed people close to him to maintain control over them, and never admitted to any of it, seeing it as ‘necessary’ rather than doing something wrong. He takes whatever he wants and has a habit of stealing away special vampires for his army by ‘pardoning them’ after he finds ‘their minds repentant.’ This is his way of abdicating responsibility for his evil actions and decisions. Aro can be whimsical, idealistic, and easily bored, delighted with the unknown… but also is fearful that he might die. He protects himself well, keeps his wife locked up for her own well-being, and doesn’t allow anyone to get too close. Alice’s vision of his decision to attack them accumulating in his own destruction changes his mind and makes him peacefully and ‘sweetly’ go into a full retreat.