X-Men: Marie / Rogue [ESFP 2w1]

Functional Order: Se-Fi-Te-Ni

Perceiving Functional Axis:

Extroverted Sensing (Se) / Introverted Intuition (Ni)

Rogue feels stifled in her small life; the first time we meet her, she’s talking about “going on an adventure,” and has a map on her wall with her route all planned. When her kiss winds up putting her boyfriend in the hospital, she leaps into impulsive action – hitchhiking to Canada, then warning Logan of an impending attack, then climbing into the back of his trailer, and integrating easily into the school, where she forms new connections almost instantly. She confidently and, for the most part, competently handles the outside world even when she’s terrified. In the third film, she decides to take the cure as an immediate solution to the problem that has plagued her for most of her adult life (thus enabling her to touch other people and receive physical love) – without asking any questions, wondering if there’s a catch, or considering the side effects. Rogue does not show much Ni development or awareness, continually taking things at face value, and reacting completely in the moment.

Judging Functional Axis:

Introverted Feeling (Fi) / Extroverted Thinking (Te)

She forms a strong bond with Logan the first time they meet, seeing in him something representative of how she perceives herself – as a “freak” and an “outcast,” but also someone unapologetic about who he is (which she would like to be). She can be blunt at times with Logan, but appreciative of his “tough talks.” Ultimately, Rogue decides to reclaim her human name, and take the Cure, “for myself,” not for love or any other reason. She felt it necessary to do it, and did it, regardless of how her fellow Mutants feel about it. She does show some Te in her swift resolutions and desire to find immediate solutions (she is looking for a “fix,” not deeper understanding).

Enneagram: 2w1 self-preservation

Rogue’s continual search throughout the franchise is for “love.” She wants to feel it. To be in it. To touch it. To be held. Cherished. Appreciated. And she thinks if she does something for you, you owe her for it. When Wolverine tries to leave her by the side of the road, she points out, “I saved your life.” It works. He takes her on. She forms a strong bond with him, then to Bobby. She’s open with her feelings. Receptive to others. And struggles with intense jealousy when Bobby shows Kitty special attention as a friend. It torments her that she cannot show love through physical affection, so she takes the Cure to change that. Her 1 wing also feels the deep sting and shame of hurting others, and wants to do the right thing. She even gets in Logan’s face a bit, when he tries to avoid helping her (“You don’t know, or you don’t care?”). She can also be negative and focus only on what’s wrong (“I can’t touch the people I love”).

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