Functional Order: Si-Fe-Ti-Ne
Perceiving Functional Axis:
Introverted Sensing (Si) / Extroverted Intuition (Ne)
Marissa is far more details-focused than Gary; whenever he is freaking out about a headline in tomorrow’s newspaper, she urges him to read the rest of the column and give her as much information as he can find. From there, she speculates on what he could do to stop it, but often runs short of ideas, assuming he can on the fly figure out what to do (as he does). A meticulous, hard-working employee, she competently runs his pub for him while he runs around stopping bad things from happening. She can also judge his actions prematurely, based on not enough evidence (assuming the worst of his intentions when he has a woman in his apartment all night, rather than giving him the benefit of the doubt). Her repeated interactions with Chuck, his unscrupulous friend, build up a severe case against him in her mind. Though interested in psychology as a profession, Marissa fails to read in-between the lines and realize at one point that she is dating someone with ulterior motives, who is not being sincere in his words. This almost gets her killed. She desires to believe a greater power is at work in Gary receiving the paper, and attributes it to God, translating it through her Christian faith, and thinking Gary has a “higher purpose and calling” to his life.
Judging Functional Axis:
Extroverted Feeling (Fe) / Introverted Thinking (Ti)
She has the attitude that Gary should indeed give up his free time, chances at a career, and even his romantic relationships for the greater good in helping people, and finds his blaming of the paper for his personal problems to be a lame excuse. Marissa can be judgmental, sometimes prematurely, passing judgment on Gary’s actions, before she has heard the entire story (judging him for taking a kid to a strip joint, for letting him eat the wrong things not on his mother’s food list, for Gary having “a woman” in his apartment overnight, etc). But she is also eager to help him, offer him relationship advice, listen to his troubles, and counsel him about the best thing to do. She has a quiet, reassuring presence about her, and is often free with her own opinions and feelings (her fondness for Erica, her dislike of Chuck, her disapproval over misbehavior, etc).
Marissa has firm views and is decisive, but also opinionated. She will nag Gary if he breaks or bends the rules, always urging him to do more of the right thing, to refrain from complaining about the gift he has been given, and telling him how what he is doing is noble, because it is “helping people.” She has a low opinion of Chuck’s actions, because they often involve thievery, manipulation, blackmail, tax evasion, and other forms of irresponsible behaviors. Marissa is a steadfast, dedicated employee who wants to do everything “by the book,” tax-wise. Her 2 wing doesn’t shy away from sharing its views, or from attempting to help Gary out in whatever way she can, even sometimes at her own personal risk.