Functional Order: Fi-Se-Ni-Fe

Judging Functional Axis:

Introverted Feeling (Fi) / Extroverted Thinking (Te)

Will has a strong sense of right and wrong, and no problems sharing his disapproval for Jack’s selfish, underhanded tactics. Elizabeth’s similar, manipulative nature gives him pause. He prefers to act on his emotions – such as when he demands Norrington mount a rescue attempt immediately, or when he threatens to kill himself unless they let Elizabeth go free, or he barters his soul on board the Flying Dutchman in an attempt to gain information, or even when he refuses to walk away from wanting to free his father. He constantly shows strong moral fortitude, in how he’s willing to sacrifice himself for the woman he loves, and he has to overcome his feelings about his father being a pirate before he can move on. Under pressure, Will becomes a negotiator – trading this for that, always seeking an advantage, but he still carries a heavy distaste for going about things the “wrong” way. He also doesn’t easily believe Gibbs’ story, and quickly points out the irrational factor in his ridiculous “Jack roped a couple of sea turtles” tale (“What did he use for rope?).

Perceiving Functional Axis:

Extroverted Sensing (Se) / Introverted Intuition (Ni)

He’s opportunistic, just like Jack and Elizabeth – he sees a chance to break Jack out of prison and does it, then steals a ship with him, then sees what advantage he can get, once he deals with Barbossa. He is a risk-taker, who thinks primarily of immediate opportunities – such as when he finds out “anyone” can challenge Davy Jones to the game, and then he sits down and promptly wagers his soul, all for the chance to get a glimpse of the key he intends to steal. Will rarely thinks about the longer-term consequences of those impulsive decisions (what if the pirates call his bluff about killing himself, or double-cross him, and how is he going to get out of his bargain with Davy Jones without his father entering the game?), but he does have Ni insights and hunches into others’ motives – guessing accurately that Jack is going to use him for “leverage,” etc.

Enneagram: 1w2 so/sx

It takes him a long time to move past his distaste for “piracy” – Will scorns their selfish, immoral attitudes, he doesn’t like their rule of “leave those behind who have fallen behind,” and he has to do what he feels is right, whether or not anyone agrees with him. He becomes resentful when Jack accuses him of acting like a pirate, and doesn’t like the idea that his father was one – he insists he was a “good man.” He is both upstanding, honest, and moral, and somewhat judgmental, with high standards for everyone. He wants his mate to be perfect, so he’s disappointed in her when she reveals herself a thief and admits she manipulated and betrayed Jack. His 2 wing is helpful, and wants to be liked. It also makes him frank in asserting his beliefs and opinions.