Functional Order: Te-Si-Ne-Fi

Judging Functional Axis:

Extroverted Thinking (Te) / Introverted Feeling (Fi)

Éomer is a man of tactical action and logic, who sees no point in indulging the silly fantasies of young hobbits. He is kind but frank in his assessment of their fate to the three hunters. Éomer deals in facts: hobbits are small and no good in battle; we slaughtered the uruk-hai and burned the lot of them; the king has lost his mind. He comfortably assumes a position of leadership with his men, and measures his success through objective means (battles won, etc). Éomer likes to have a plan to work by and has no problem challenging things he sees as irrational. Though he doesn’t talk about his feelings much, Éomer shows ample evidence of them in his resentment toward Gríma, his disheartened view of Rohan’s future, his scorn for Merry’s desire to go to war, and his intense grief upon finding his sister on the battlefield. Éomer cares very much about his country and his family, enough that he spends a great deal of time fighting for them both. But, his weak spot is his inability to relate to his sister on an emotional level and his dismissal of others’ feelings (inferior Fi).

Perceiving Functional Axis:

Introverted Sensing (Si) / Extroverted Intuition (Ne)

His previous experiences in battle contribute to a wealth of stored information, but also make him cynical. Éomer notices changes in his environment that don’t match previous encounters and points them out. He is comfortable in familiar environments (Rohan, the eve of war) and content to follow the example of his ancestors, both in battle tactics and in the traditions of court. He respects “how it has always been done,” since that allows him to take the past success of others and build on it. Though he doesn’t have much time for theorizing, Éomer is also keenly aware of the true motivations behind Gríma’s attentiveness to his sister. He is correct in his assessment of others.

Enneagram: 1w2 social

Éomer is driven, principled, and hard-working. He looks with scorn upon the man who would “gaze” lustfully at his sister, condemning his forked tongue and evil intentions toward their uncle. He makes decisions based both on what is “right” and what is “rational,” since his 1 is devoted to detached decision-making. He can be forceful in his opinions, but his 2 wing also wants to serve and give back to his country.