Functional Order: Fe-Si-Ne-Ti
Judging Functional Axis:
Extroverted Feeling (Fe) / Introverted Thinking (Ti)
Pete is a man of strong opinions and instant reactions – he is still angry about how Lionel Luther “screwed my family out of the corn factory” years after it happened, and uses that as his reasoning for hating his friend Clark’s new friendship with Lex. On the few occasions Pete is under the influence of a foreign or alien artifact, he relishes telling Lex to his face what he thinks of him, but most of the time adjusts his behavior to be more thoughtful of appearances. He is quite aware of how things look to others, and thinks in terms of “group protection.” To avoid being stripped and left in a field, he suggests to Clark that they try out for the football team together (since none of the jocks ever wind up being “the scarecrow”). Though Pete harbors a secret crush on Chloe, he stays silent about it, fearful she might reject him offhand. He is not known for his rational decision-making, but he is analytical enough to recognize that him knowing Clark’s secret is one day going to put the Kent family in danger, so the best thing he can possibly do is leave.
Perceiving Functional Axis:
Introverted Sensing (Si) / Extroverted Intuition (Ne)
“The Luthors are all the same, Clark!” is often his argument when Clark rationalizes that Lex is different and has potential for goodness inside him. Pete’s subjective experiences color his worldview – in his mind, the Luthors can never do anything right, because they cannot trust Lionel. He did them wrong at the factory, therefore anything Lex does, by reason of being his son, is suspicious. Pete is a loyal and faithful friend, always there to lend Clark a hand. On rare occasion, he acts out and shows an adventurous nature, such as when he starts drag racing for kicks on the side (mainly, out of a need for escape). Pete is naturally suspicious of Lex, and sometimes of others that turn up in their life, but also able to see the bigger picture (“Clark, we need to get this car back on the road and your spaceship out of here!). After almost revealing the truth about Clark to his enemies, Pete sees that for the greater good, he must leave Smallville and take the secret with him.
Though Pete insists that he is more of a “behind the scenes guy,” the guy who helps out the hero, he secretly envies Clark’s life and longs to be important on his own merit. He is a faithful and loyal friend, who will show up and help out no matter what, even if Clark calls him in the middle of the night. He is eager to assist Chloe in her investigations, all the while hoping to earn a bump up from “friend status.” Under stress, Pete becomes angrier and more combative, even violent, as he disintegrates into 8 aggression and belligerence. His 3 wing craves to be seen as important; it’s often envious of Clark, and it’s downright jealous of Lex – his money, his power, his influence. Pete spends a short amount of time in the spotlight, as a “big shot” drag racer… and he loves it.