Functional Order: Ti-Se-Ni-Fe
Judging Functional Axis:
Introverted Thinking (Ti) / Extroverted Feeling (Fe)
Tigh has strong, rational judgments he uses to help Adama make decisions; he points out the consequences of allowing Starbuck to talk back, and recklessly do whatever she wants, as reflecting on her general attitude toward “command.” When Adama is shot and possibly might die, Tigh effectively assumes the position of commander, and makes tactical, logical decisions to help them escape the Cylons (some of them more “dangerous” than Adama would agree with, such as linking their computer systems behind a firewall for temporary access), but he does not “want” the leadership position and feels relieved to have Adama returned to his post. He rebuffs his wife’s attempts to convince him to strive for a higher position, since he is more content to act as a problem-solver and let someone else make the Te-tactical decisions. He’s agreeable to the idea of assassinating Admiral Cain, once he finds out her barbaric methods with the Fleet (cannibalizing other ships for parts, shooting the families of those who refused to transfer, and abandoning people to the Cylons). These behaviors offend his Fe. He can be moody and irritable under stress, often overreacting to perceived insults.
Perceiving Functional Axis:
Extroverted Sensing (Se) / Introverted Intuition (Ni)
Though still a commanding officer with various responsibilities that require clear-headed decision-making, Tigh struggles to overcome his Se tendency for over-indulgences. He fights his alcoholism throughout his stay on Galactica, returning to it even in times of intense stress. He is quite physical and even aggressive, such as when he strikes Boomer across the face (on her injured cheek) for shooting Adama. Tigh is less fearful of progress than Adama, and makes more risky decisions in high command – he jumps them back into a dangerous zone to get coordinates to the missing fleet after prematurely ordering them to jump away, lingers long enough for the Cylons to break their firewall, and then finds the rest of the ships – a risk that paid off. Tigh makes good use of the illegal underground trading system, to ensure his wife has whatever she wants. He tends to take things at face value at first (not considering that his wife could be a Cylon, and being offended that Adama was cautious about letting her come on board), but also think about the long-term consequences of military decisions and how they could backfire. His Se pragmatism and Ni has little patience for Roslin’s “religious nonsense.”
Enneagram: 8w9 social
Tigh has a reputation for being a tough, no-nonsense talker. He gets on people for not doing their job right. He pushes Adama to take more decisive action. He finds Starbuck’s bucking of authority problematic. He tells people off when they get out of line. He can be belligerent and rude, but also smart and able to keep a cool head in a conflict. Tigh never panics and never backs down or shows genuine fear. His anger can manifest in physical violence, with Boomer or those who pull a gun on him, but his 9 wing soon kicks in and resolves the conflict. He over-indulges in things but also has a passive, un-ambitious side that is comfortable with being second in command. His 6 trusts Adama more than himself, and feels secure being part of a military faction.