Stranger Things: Erica Sinclair [ENTJ]

Functional Order: Te-Ni-Se-Fi

Judging Functional Axis:

Extroverted Thinking (Te) / Introverted Feeling (Fi)

Erica has a highly rational mind. She can do complex mathematical equations at the drop of a hat, without breaking a sweat. When the gang attempt to recruit her to crawling through the air ducts and breaking into a “secret room in the mall,” Erica reminds them that America works on capitalism, the exchange of money or goods for service. Since this is “child endangerment,” she expects free ice cream for life. That’s rational Te: what do I get out of this? She has, in past seasons, berated her brother for being a nerd, and reacts badly when Dustin informs her she is, in fact, a nerd. She loves math, science, and My Little Pony. Hence, a nerd. Takes one to know one.

Perceiving Functional Axis:

Introverted Intuition (Ni) / Extroverted Sensing (Se)

She is always thinking ahead, proactively. Erica simply accepts their idea of a Russian spy ring (though she is skeptical) and operates off the assumption of it being true. She is highly talented at a complex abstract system such as math, and simply knows the answers. But we see a lot more of her tert-Se under pressure – she agrees to crawl through a tiny air duct without much thinking about the consequences. She tries to break open a canister to drink what is inside, when she gets thirsty. Erica crawls through secret spaces, finds and uses an electric prod, and generally is able to take care of herself.

Enneagram: 8w7 self-preservation

Even as a small child, Erica was ridiculing her brother for his ridiculous behavior and for being “a nerd.” She told Dustin to stop screaming into the walkie talkie and shut it off to make him go away. Erica walks up to the ice cream counter and demands endless free samples. Once aware she has power over them, she leverages it shamelessly to get more of what she wants. She constantly puts down other people for being stupid, but respects them when they give it back to her straight. Her 7 wing wants to have a good time. She is very social, always out with her friends, and has a sarcastic sense of humor.