Harry Potter: Luna Lovegood [INTP]

Functional Order: Ti-Ne-Si-Fe

Judging Functional Axis:

Introverted Thinking (Ti) / Extroverted Feeling (Fe)

Luna has formed her own, interpretive understanding of the world, based on what she thinks is logically possible—and it’s nothing like the actual world. Since her father raised her immersed in quirky ideas, conspiracy theories, and belief in fantastical creatures, so long as it makes sense to Luna, she operates on the assumption it’s logically true. The best example of this is when Hermione, a Te user, attempts to convince Luna that the horn thing in her family home is dangerous, and actually something other than it is; Luna rather stubbornly refuses to listen, or to consider it is anything else other than what she believes it is. She has decided what it is, in her own mind, in a way that makes sense to her, and holds to it, even when Hermione can prove her wrong with actual evidence. In a sense, she is the anti-Hermione, and a parody of an INTP. Real ones are much more logically consistent, but Luna has constructed her own framework, and only accepts what fits into it—in her case, conspiracy theories. In so doing, she’s the most rational of her classmates in accepting that Voldemort has returned and that Harry is telling the truth. Her inferior Fe shows in her overall calm, detached approach to her own feelings – when other students harass her for being “weird” by stealing and hiding her things, she calmly goes about asking for their return since “I need them.” She effectively comforts others when necessary, reassuring Harry it is okay to be different and opening up about losing her mother—but even there, we see a disconnect between intense emotions (seeing her mother explode right in front of her) and her rather dry “recounting” of the event. Her careful painting of her friends’ faces into her bedroom ceiling, interlocking them with the word “friends,” shows her happiness at finding inclusion at last. Luna’s inferior Fe makes her not easily insulted, and rather “emotionless” on the surface.

Perceiving Functional Axis:

Extroverted Intuition (Ne) / Introverted Sensing (Si)

She is willing to believe any and everything… from Nargles to evil, devious schemes against Harry Potter. She has her fair share of absurd ideas, but also some sincere ones – she is right, in that Voldemort has returned. She warns Harry not to be foolhardy. When asked what object Voldemort might use of “special significance” to the school, she instantly connects to the legend of the Diadem and tells Harry where to find the ghost who might know what became of it. Luna, somehow, knew that was the answer. Luna has rather a floaty, abstract nature to her, which makes her stand out among her friends. She is not too bothered by details, and tends to abstract away from experiences.

Enneagram: 5w4 self-preservation

Luna is detached from everything, including her own feelings — when others steal and hide her possessions, she shrugs it off and says things have a way of returning to her; she will go have pudding instead. She is independent and often lost in her thoughts, curious about everything, including subjects the other students view with a degree of skepticism (conspiracy theories, creatures that may or may not exist, etc). She is very knowledgeable and resourceful, but also tends toward eccentricities. She is an odd one and is totally fine that way; she wears a Gryffindor lion’s head to support the team, even though she’s from Ravenclaw, and despite it making other people stare at her. She automatically assumes others will not want to be friends, and is genuinely surprised when Harry tells her he considers her a friend (“You do? Oh, that’s nice,” she says calmly). She doesn’t mind going elsewhere, either, assuming people are bored with her (“Come on, Dad… Harry doesn’t want to talk to us; he’s just too polite to say so”). Luna often sneaks away to be with other “misunderstood” creatures, such as the thestrils; she sees beauty in them, where others only see their hideousness and fear them because of their associations with death (you only see them after you witness death).