Functional Order: Ni-Te-Fi-Se

Perceiving Functional Axis:

Introverted Intuition (Ni) / Extroverted Sensing (Se)

Elrond has a strong futuristic sense of how things will unfold; he foresees his daughter’s fate, what will become of Rohan if he does not intervene at Helm’s Deep, the consequences of Aragorn’s unwillingness to embrace his heritage, the perils involved with the dwarves traveling to their homeland, and the resilience of Frodo. He is driven to set others on their future paths (convening Councils, prompting them, and giving them what they need to succeed). Each decision he makes furthers his overall singular purpose as a guardian of Middle-earth. Nature and beauty surround him in Rivendell, revealing his love of the finer pleasures of life – good food, pleasant company, soothing music, and ravishing views. Elrond is most content in this environment, but not above going into battle with fearless determination and quick reflexes (inferior Se).

Judging Functional Axis:

Extroverted Thinking (Te) / Introverted Feeling (Fi)

He prefers rationality to sentiment, and takes the rules of governing seriously, both as the leader of Rivendell and a member of the White Council. Elrond prefers a consensus of agreement in rational decisions rather than individual planning. He is straightforward (but polite) in pointing out the logical fallacies of others’ decisions (he shows Arwen the irrational nature of her romantic interest in Aragorn), but also takes the most rational course of assisting others. He obtains the means necessary for them to succeed, and is comfortable making firm decisions (sending the elves into battle, re-forging Narsil, establishing the Fellowship). His strong moral convictions make him incorruptible when it comes to the concept of power; he is interested in maintaining his personal integrity, to such a point that he refuses to harm Isildur in Mount Doom and allows him to make a poor decision. Elrond cares very much about the people closest to him, and tries to protect them in whatever way possible.

Enneagram: 1w2 social

Elrond has a strong moral drive that refuses to allow him to betray others or go against his own judgment, even when it might be more tactically advantageous to take matters into his own hands. He allows others to make their own decisions, but also leaves them with the strong impression that they need to do the right thing. He can be somewhat hard and abrupt, but also has a more playful, amused side that enjoys the eccentricities of hobbits and admires their kinship together. His 2 wing makes him forgiving of their mistakes, and desirous of using his influence for the greater good. As a social 1, he sees others’ potential and how they could improve, and pushes them toward it – especially Aragorn, whom he believes should undertake his destiny and become a king.