Harry Potter: Harry Potter [ISFP]

Functional Order: Fi-Se-Ni-Fe

Judging Functional Axis:

Introverted Feeling (Fi) / Extroverted Thinking (Te)

Harry has a strong internal sense of right and wrong, which he allows to reinforce his decisions – he becomes angry with Lupin for abandoning his family and tells him off as a coward, because that strikes Harry as wrong and shameful. If he does not want to befriend someone, he doesn’t. If he does not trust a teacher, that does not change. He tends to bottle up his feelings – which are intense – and not share them until he explodes with anger. Harry reacts to anyone or anything attempting to control him; he is defiant in the face of those who try – refusing Draco’s offer of friendship, thwarting Umbridge’s attempts to shut him up about Voldemort’s return, and feeling a kinship with his simiar-minded “Uncle” Sirius Black. Harry tends to act without thinking things through, determined to resolve problems without considering the potential negatives or consequences – this is his inferior Te emerging. He can be assertive, direct, and defiant under stress.

Perceiving Functional Axis:

Extroverted Sensing (Se) / Introverted Intuition (Ni)

He takes to a broom almost immediately. Harry enjoys playing Quidditch, and tackling new projects. He often wants to be outside doing things, not inside studying – to Hermione’s distress. He seizes upon opportunities to act, sometimes without thinking them through – using the Marauder’s Map for fun, or packing up his stuff and running away from the Dursleys’ house. His blind spot can be that he lives so much in the moment, sometimes he forgets to think about the sequence of events and how it may play out – he is not suspicious, but he is very firm in his conclusion and stubborn about sticking to them, even when Hermione casts doubt on them. One example of this is his belief, long before they found out it was true, that Draco had become a Death Eater. He often clings to his first hunch or suspicion about someone, and does not like having that challenged – his negative impression of Snape takes a beating when he finds out the truth; it’s hard for him to reverse his singular Ni-conclusions – and he becomes angry when forced to rethink Dumbledore’s actions and motives.

Enneagram: 9w8 social

Harry spent most of his childhood living in a cupboard and going along with his aunt, uncle, and cousin’s abusive behaviors — because he had to, and he got used to it. He can be unmotivated to change his life and apathetic about his schooling (not getting good grades doesn’t bother him much). Harry tends to postpone endlessly things that make him anxious or that he doesn’t want to or know how to do, leaving him making up things at the last minute (literally hours before the Triwizard Tournament). Harry tries to stay out of Hermione and Ron’s bickering as much as he can. He shows strong 8 wing impulses — such as when he blew up at his great aunt and blew her up, when he challenges Dudley to come after him when he’s angry about losing his godfather, when he becomes so enraged at Snape making a nasty remark about Hermione he’s willing to try and attack his teacher outside his own class. He refuses to tell on Umbridge’s punishment, since he sees it as a power struggle between himself and her (it is). He loses his temper and smashes everything in Dumbledore’s office. He blows up at his friends… and then lapses back into wanting everything to be all right between them. Under stress, he moves into 6 anxiety — fearing that it’s all going to go wrong and be his fault, that Sirius is in danger, and does not think clearly.