Functional Order: Fi-Se-Ni-Te
Judging Functional Axis:
Introverted Feeling (Fi) / Extroverted Thinking (Te)
Frank showcases the best and the worst of Introverted Feeling. The worst is, unless he has a personal, emotional investment in someone, he does not care what happens to them. He shows this in how he carelessly tries to save his best friend, while endangering Robert Childan’s life, by outing him to the Japanese as a dealer in forgeries. He then takes over Robert’s loft and ruins his business. When the Resistance first asks him to join, Frank refuses, because “what has any of that got to do with me?” Eventually, however, his Fi shifts in a new direction and takes responsibility for liberating the Occupied States. He develops a strong interest in helping and saving people. His values are so absolute, he refuses to hand over information to the Japanese that might hurt Juliana, in exchange for getting his sister and her children freed. He suffers tremendous emotional pain but not once does he turn to anyone else for emotional support; Frank merely quietly deals with his inner anguish and comes up with ways to “avenge” past wrongs. He is emotionally intense and once he divides from someone in his mind, it is hard to connect again. Many of his decisions are emotional, but he does realize their consequences in real life – enough to warn Juliana what she is doing is dangerous. Fred tends to make up his mind and take deliberate action in ways that he knows make factual sense (assassinating the Prince serves a purpose, both in the Japanese culture and in avenging his family). He also knows when to quit.
Perceiving Functional Axis:
Extroverted Sensing (Se) / Introverted Intuition (Ni)
He is impulsive and hands-on, an excellent jewelry maker, but handy with false guns and knowing how to convert them to fire real bullets. He takes opportunities as they arise, forging lost American relics to earn quick cash, then turning himself and Childan over as an “imposter,” then using those resources to get inside information for the Resistance. Frank leaps into quick action when he wants to assassinate the Japanese Prince, then when he saves a buss full of people in the Resistance. When opportunities arise for him to strike back at the Japanese, he takes them. He only over-thinks his decisions later. (It is not fear of committing to following through that stops him from firing at the Prince, but knowing a little boy stands in the crowd nearby – Fi). Unlike Juliana, he does not have to experience brutality to know that it exists. He takes their situation seriously and advises extreme caution, because he is aware of the reality of their occupation. His reaction to the hope the tape inspires is dread, because he knows what will happen next: the Japanese will do anything to suppress that information, including killing people they care about… and he is right. Fred does invest in long term thinking; he visualizes what he wants and carries it out, but is also leery at times of action because he foresees the negative outcome.
Frank starts off far more practical and less idealistic than Juliana, and warns her that her involvement with the film reels could get other people hurt and killed — he’s right, it results in his arrest, interrogation, and the death of his family members. After this, Frank becomes increasingly more angry, reactive, and insensible, waffling between stupid decisions that place himself and others in peril (ripping off the Japanese, trying to assassinate the crown prince wit ha gun he made, etc) and taking action with rebel groups to bring down their enemies (including bombing a building). Like most counter-phobic 6s, he attacks whatever he’s afraid of and in so doing, becomes more like an 8 — but not as ‘smart’ about it or as rational as an 8 would be. Though initially careful, his 5 wing gets pushed further and further aside to make way for Fred’s intense need to act on his bitterness. His wing is introverted and withdrawn from people, able to compartmentalize and take on a cold perspective of life.