Functional Order: Se-Ti-Fe-Ni

Perceiving Functional Axis:

Extroverted Sensing (Se) / Introverted Intuition (Ni)

Aladdin lives by his senses – he’s able to save Jasmine and outsmart the guards by using the city against them, flipping off rooftops and through windows and doorways, snatching up a rug and tossing it through an awning so the guards will think he’s fallen to his death. He sneaks into the palace to see the “Princess’ Handmaiden,” and prides himself on getting past all the guards. Aladdin sees a chance to “not” use one of his wishes to get out of the cave – and uses it. He notices things in his environment that others miss, such as Jafar using his staff to control and manipulate the sultan’s mind. His inferior Ni shows in his short-sighted decision to keep the Genie in the lamp, despite knowing Jafar is nearby – therefore allowing Jafar to steal the lamp and use it for his own ends. †

Judging Functional Axis:

Introverted Thinking (Ti) / Extroverted Feeling (Fe)

He has no problem bending the rules to get what he wants, negotiating for fairer prices, stealing from others to survive (and giving away his dates), and lying to Jasmine for however long it takes to get what he wants. Genie has to remind him several times that relationships need honesty, something Aladdin fails to recognize. He also has no deep-seated desires, when the Genie asks what he wants — he has no idea, and casts about for ideas. Aladdin has tert-Fe in how he wants others to like him. He fumbles his attempts to woo Jasmine when the pressure is on, due to his nerves and how it will look to other people, resorting to bluntness. But he can be charming in the streets, and easily figures out how to manipulate Jafar into creating his own downfall.

Enneagram: 9w1 social

Aladdin has a generally passive attitude about his life and is asleep to his deeper desires, until Jasmine shows him what he wants — her! Then, he takes up Jafar on his offer, and uses the Genie to get close enough to woo her. He loathes conflict, and feels quickly out of his depth when left to his own tactics at the palace. He quickly tries to smooth over his social missteps, but only worsens the situation. He wants to do the right thing by the Genie, to be honest and kind and not lie to Jasmine.