Functional Order: Se-Ti-Fe-Ni
Perceiving Functional Axis:
Extroverted Sensing (Se) / Introverted Intuition (Ni)
Philip loves to be the center of attention, and engage; he decorates their family home to the tune of thousands of pounds, paying attention to the smaller elements as well as the larger ones (complaining about doorknob heights). Whenever unhappy, Philip retreats to his club, where he drinks and carouses with his friends. Philip loves to fly, and enjoys the danger in it (“I’ve been doing dives and rolls… don’t tell Parliament.”). He pursues such things at the cost of all else, including public opinion. Philip enjoys going places and doing things. He’s also ruthless in his assessment of other people, noticing and commenting on things about them that others miss. He sees through people and situations easily (he accuses them of sending him away to see if it’ll adjust his attitude, he suspects Margaret has gotten “up to something” when she invites them to dinner with Townsend, etc.). Philip urges Elizabeth to look toward the future, and the ramifications of her decisions; he cautions her about doing anything that threatens their stability as monarchs. But he has no real “vision” for his kingship, instead preferring to focus on fun hobbies (inferior Ni).
Judging Functional Axis:
Introverted Thinking (Ti) / Extroverted Feeling (Fe)
Under pressure, Philip becomes harsh with other people, critical, and demands to know everyone’s reasons for their decisions. He is semi-detached when it comes to matters that don’t involve his name or his children. Many of his suggestions have sound reasoning behind them. He’s semi-appropriate in conversation, or tries to be, but often flubs it because he’s not entirely in tune with the people around him (making a remark about an African king’s hat instead of sensing it’s a crown and paying deference). “But what will people think?” is Philip’s mantra. He cares very much about public perception of him and his role, and doesn’t like being seen as the hanger-on. He argues that Elizabeth should allow Margaret to marry Townsend, because “the people are behind them,” and she wouldn’t want public opinion to shift against her. He brings up the children first, when hearing they’ll be out of the country for months. He intends to refuse to bow before her, because it emasculates him; but agrees, for publicity’s sake. Philip is free with his feelings, often voicing them, trying to urge his wife toward greater awareness, and urging her to stand up for herself, but he can also be petty when expressing his emotions.
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Philip cares more about appearances than anything else; when his wife refuses to let their children carry his last name, he feels hurt and insulted by this, because it reflects poorly on him. Philip goes out of his way to impress — whether in how he designs his home or how opulent his televised coronation for his wife will be. Philip doesn’t like to bow in front of her, either, because it makes him out to be too submissive. He chastises his son for not being stronger and fiercer at school, but maintains a happy face regardless. Given nothing to do as prince consort, Philip channels his attentions into re-furnishing their house. He wants to find a way to connect to the astronauts, idealizes them, and then is deflated to find out they are merely human and therefore unimpressive after all. His 2 wing feels a desperate need to win his wife’s love and approval.