Teen Wolf: Jackson Whittemore [ISTP]

Functional Order: Ti-Se-Ni-Fe

Judging Functional Axis:

Introverted Thinking (Ti) / Extroverted Feeling (Fe)

Jackson silently appraises the world around him and reaches conclusions that are irrational in terms of externalized provability but totally concrete in terms of creative thinking—that Scott is a werewolf, for example. When unable to prove his own werewolf existence, Jackson rigs up a camera in his room to tape him throughout the night, in the hope of proving to himself what is actually going on and documenting his transition. Others say that Jackson is working to “earn approval” from people who do not exist; he is emotionally reactive and manipulative. Jackson knows how to be charming to get Allison to like him, and takes some small amount of pleasure in hurting or insulting Lydia. He becomes upset when Scott usurps his position as captain, and craves the accolades and praise that will come from being a champion.

Perceiving Functional Axis:

Extroverted Sensing (Se) / Introverted Intuition (Ni)

He loves to engage in a very rough and tumble sport, which involves a lot of physical contact. Jackson exercises heavily, pushes his body to the limits, and hints that Lydia gives him quite the endurance test in the sack. He doesn’t hesitate to leap on opportunities, by insisting Scott introduce him to the alpha and get him the bite, or by sizing up the situation and figuring out how he can use blackmail to get what he wants. He is drawn to expensive living. Jackson doesn’t always fully consider the consequences of his decisions before he makes them. His instincts are good; he knows that something is different about Scott, and that it’s more than just a summer full of practicing. He immediately picks up on Allison and Scott’s dynamic and figures out how to twist it to his advantage. Jackson knows what he wants out of life and intends to get it, but is unmotivated to strive for those goals until the idea of becoming “super” appeals to him.

Enneagram: 3w4 social

Jackson is all about appearances – being the captain of the lacrosse team, dating the most beautiful and richest girl in school, being master of the lacrosse field, as an all-around superstar. He shows off his status with expensive cars and toys, in a desperate attempt to impress and elicit admiration and love from others. Jackson reacts with aggression and dominance when threatened, becoming upset when Scott’s new abilities steal the attention from him. He’s willing to cut corners and do dangerous things to get what he wants (like, becoming a werewolf). He can be apathetic and emotionally cut off under stress, unreachable until Lydia awakens him (3 moving to 9). His 4 wing makes him feel a sense of abandonment and isolation, longing for what he cannot have and feeling jealous of others’ success and acceptance from their family.