Functional Order: Fe-Si-Ne-Ti
Judging Functional Axis:
Extroverted Feeling (Fe) / Introverted Thinking (Ti)
Mrs. Patmore makes no secret about how she feels, at all times. She’s extremely in tune to the emotions of those around her, especially William – she urges Daisy to marry the boy to keep him happy, routinely ignoring Daisy’s objections on “moral grounds,” because she prioritizes the wishes of a dying boy ahead of Daisy’s feelings (having a broader emotional worldview, and morals that shift based on the situation at hand). She frets, she blusters, she asserts, but she cares much more than she lets on. She often agrees with or warms up to those who share her opinions, and she feels anxious in the recovery of her eye surgery that the Crawleys might “like” the new cook so much, they’ll replace her. It’s an irrational fear, since Mr. Crawley himself paid for her operation in the first place – showing her tendency not to analyze too deeply or reach truly rational conclusions (inferior Ti).
Perceiving Functional Axis:
Introverted Sensing (Si) / Extroverted Intuition (Ne)
She likes things just so in her kitchen, and is meticulous. She makes most of her recipes from memory and all of them go well, except when her eyesight fails and she reaches for the salt instead of the sugar. She doesn’t like change, nor to adapt. Mrs. Patmore doesn’t really enjoy the shifting of the social classes after the war, nor understand Daisy’s need and desire to “make something of herself.” She is practical, focused on attending to the daily needs of the house, and suspicious of anything too new or untested. She likes new ideas, but doesn’t much go in for “fanciful notions.” She tends to be anxious and fear the worst under stress.
Enneagram: 6w7 self-preservation
Mrs. Patmore would never admit it, but her entire life is built around her fears and anxieties. She worries about losing her job. She worries about William going off to war. She worries about her failing eyesight, how her sister will feel learning about her son being shot for cowardice, etc. Part of her aggressive attitude in the kitchen is to cover up her insecurities and help her feel safe. She tends to work harder under stress, pretending she has everything in hand—right before she has an emotional meltdown (disintegration to 3). She feels safest when connected to other people.