Functional Order: Se-Fi-Te-Ni
Perceiving Functional Axis:
Extroverted Sensing (Se) / Introverted Intuition (Ni)
Penny is confident that she can just “make it up as she goes.” She is quick to take action – when she needs to rescue her parents from an oncoming storm, she decides to unpack the land rover, then has to attach the wheels, then says she’d rather not drive it off the cliff – but does so anyway, and it all turns out fine. She takes things at surface value and correctly interprets them (“It was the last thing on the list, obviously this is our reward for finishing the list”). She tends to act in the moment and not concern herself much for the consequences (“I’m going swimming!” “But we haven’t tested the water, it could kill you!” “I’m still going swimming!”). She convinces June to persuade the fourth person in the room to squeeze into the box with them, so they can all escape alive. Her Ni shows in her mild concern for the larger future, but also her optimism about her dad and her desire for others to give him a second chance; she correctly intuits her mother writes him off too fast. She believes June has potential to be a good person, and also has her doubts about the Robot when they first meet, sensing something amiss.
Judging Functional Axis:
Introverted Feeling (Fi) / Extroverted Thinking (Te)
She pretty much is okay with being the only person who thinks or feels a certain way; Penny cares a lot about her brother, and correctly interprets his moods, but also isn’t quite sure how to cheer him up beyond offering him sensory distractions. She is emotional but not easily affected by her feelings – she tells her mom that it’s a good thing she’s tough. Penny jokes about being grossed out, but does whatever she has to, to survive – she operates on her mom (“Pretend she’s a steak…”), she does the dangerous and dirty jobs in the engine room, and she is direct and to the point, sometimes sharing more of her thoughts than she ought.
Penny does not trust herself. She doesn’t think she is as capable as others know she is, but always rises to the occasion. With her sister stuck underwater, she performs an operation on her mother using Judy’s instructions. Though she’s terrified of driving a land rover, she bites the literal cookie and goes out on a rescue mission alone anyway. She distrusts the robot when it first arrives, thinking it might have a scheme going, and she also trusts/distrusts their con woman passenger. Penny convinces her to do the right thing (“only you can talk anyone into anything; do it for the good!”) but also is somewhat naive in the depths of her depravity. Like all 6s, she rebels and questions everything she hears, she is fearful of the unknown and an advocate for being safe, and endlessly skeptical, while having a good sense of humor. Her 7 wing can be reckless at times to prove she isn’t afraid (such as swimming in a pool they haven’t yet tested for bugs) but also is humorous, good-natured, and seeks to make things fun for herself and others.