Dracula (1979): Lucy Seward [ESFP]

Functional Order: Se-Fi-Te-Ni

Perceiving Functional Axis:

Extroverted Sensing (Se) / Introverted Intuition (Ni)

Lucy is acutely aware of what is happening around her, and what she can do to change the situation, either to distract others or to take advantage of an opportunity. She enjoys fine things and is spontaneous in her decisions (choosing to dance with the Count, deciding offhand to attend dinner with him after the funeral, arranging her own escape, etc). Lucy enjoys living in the moment, and confesses that she enjoys “being frightened.” She is quick to act and enjoys being the center of attention. She has a strong desire to make her dream of becoming a lawyer a reality, but becomes confused when Dracula enters her life and introduces his own desires into her larger perspective (to create more of their kind). She has an instinctual distrust of the Count that is accurate – but undermined through her attraction to him. She is curious about him, his past, and his people, since she desires greater understanding.

Judging Functional Axis:

Introverted Feeling (Fi) / Extroverted Thinking (Te)

She chooses not to talk about her feelings much, but instead acts on them; she finds Jonathan insensitive and selfish for not allowing her time to grieve her best friend’s death. Lucy is warm and generous, but also determined and stubborn when it comes to defending her values and choices. Her values are certainly outside the norm (for the time, she is progressive, determined to become a female lawyer, she insults Dracula by laughing at his house as being “extraordinary,” and refuses to adhere to how others feel about him). Personal individuality matters a great deal to her; she wants to become an attorney, and have “some say on things,” but also objects strongly to the Count placing Mina under hypnosis. Her role in Mina’s life is mothering, and she eases comfortably into a role where she is capable of organizing others and ensuring all their needs are met. Lucy is more of a romantic than practical, but also relies on the facts of the situation when making arguments. She is driven to action and making things happen. She finds it easy to put up boundaries and expects others to abide by them (to not talk about things that are off-limits, etc).

Enneagram: 8w7 social

Lucy is fierce and unapologetic about who she is; we first meet her reading a letter that discusses her ambition to become a female lawyer in a male-dominated society and insisting that women ought to have some say on things. She sneers at Jonathan’s insecurity about her new formed interest in Dracula, but also tries to challenge and provoke Dracula to see what his reactions will be (she laughs at him calling Carfax Abbey home, because it’s a broken ruin; she invites him to dance right in front of her fiance; she gets cross at Jonathan’s attempts to control her; she challenges Van Helsing and whacks him with her buggy whip for trying to stop her). She admits that she loves to be frightened. Lucy has no hesitation in pursuing what she desires, sometimes at the cost to others (her enjoyment of dancing with their new, exotic companion leaves her lover seething with resentment). She does not always know how to handle Jonathan’s moods and feelings, so she resorts to comedy and avoidance instead — her 7 wing’s desire to cope with unpleasantness (if Jonathan continues complaining, she asserts… he will grow the most enormous wart right on the end of his nose!). She maintains an optimistic and cheerful attitude even in the middle of a storm, while the patients are going insane. After her friend dies, she claims she does not want to feel happy — but then, as a distraction method, accepts Dracula’s invitation to dinner, in order to do something to pull her out of her depression.