Functional Order: Fi-Ne-Si-Te

Judging Functional Axis:

Introverted Feeling (Fi) / Extroverted Thinking (Te)

Charles is far more sensitive than his father, who looks upon his fragile emotions as a “weakness” and assumes he can eradicate it through sending Charles off to the same military boarding school that “turned me into a man.” Instead of thriving there, Charles suffers—and hates it, since he is forced to conform to a tough sensory environment he’s not equipped to handle. A romantic at heart, Charles feels a sense of alienation from his family that leads him to have sympathy for, and somewhat identify with, his abdicated uncle David. Upon his uncle’s death, Charles realizes he is “the new David.” When his mother sends him to Wales to learn the language and give a speech in Welsh, Charles deliberately changes certain lines and adds in his own meaning, because he feels passionate about the topic—against his mother and father’s wishes and hoping they will not “understand,” and therefore not know. At his best, he can be open-minded, tolerant, and forgiving; at his worst, self-centered and preoccupied with his emotions. He is deeply hurt by his mother informing him that no one wants to hear his opinions. He shows infrequent acts of defiance, and asserts himself, but more often complies to avoid conflict. Charles shows little ambition beyond what is expected of him.

Perceiving Functional Axis:

Extroverted Intuition (Ne) / Introverted Sensing (Si)

He is more of a dreamer and a romantic than his sister Anne, and his uncle warns him not to be taken in by his family, since “they are the enemy, not on your side.” Charles dares to want things different for himself than is traditionally expected of him; he dabbles in the theatre, easily picks up Welsh when he attempts to learn it, and is open minded and forward-thinking. Rather than the stoic speech prepared for him, he adds in things he wants to see happen in Wales and throughout England. He muses philosophically that he is “useless” until his mother dies, and what a dreadful thing that is to think about, that he will have no purpose until she is gone. Charles shows a poor ability to adapt to a sensory environment at the boy’s school, where he makes repeated failures and finds it difficult to keep up with the other boys in sports. He can be somewhat practical and traditional, not venturing too far outside his rut and remaining respectful of the family traditions.

Enneagram: 9w1 social

Mild-mannered and sensitive, Charles loathes conflict of any kind – his father yelling at him in the cockpit not to be afraid of the turbulence reduces him to tears. He passive-aggressively lashes out against his mother and the monarchy in one of his speeches, by going behind their back and innovating in a way that he hopes won’t be immediately noticed. He is far more passive than his sister, who repeatedly reminds him that he needs to seek “power” in his relationships and assert himself. Charles numbs himself to unpleasantness and does what is expected of him, even if it goes against his own personal desires. He can be stubborn in asserting what he wants (Carmilla!). His 1 wing has a sense of duty and right. He tries to behave appropriately around his parents and with deference. Under stress, he can be somewhat fearful or self-doubting.