Functional Order: Ni-Fe-Ti-Se

Perceiving Functional Axis:

Introverted Intuition (Ni) / Extroverted Sensing (Se)

Faramir knows his brother has died, because he experienced a “vision” or dream of his body washing up on the shore. Once Frodo  comes into his keeping, he instinctively knows the hobbits are lying about the “gangly creature” that accompanies them (Gollum), and tests Frodo to determine whether he tells the truth. Having experienced temptation from the Ring, Faramir asserts to his father when Denethor wishes he could use it to defend Gondor that no man can ever wield it, that its purpose is evil and it drove his brother to destruction. He senses Gollum intends to betray Frodo and warns him not to. He admits to Pippin that he spent all his time as a child “slaying dragons” and playing make-believe, and that Boromir was “the soldier.” His inferior Se shows in how much he struggles to be a good soldier, and in his tendency to pull back when his forces are overrun – he only rides out to “his death” to please his father.

Judging Functional Axis:

Extroverted Feeling (Fe) / Introverted Thinking (Ti)

Faramir cares so much about what his father thinks of him, each slight, every comment, each remark that tears him down, takes away a piece of his soul. His desire to please Denethor is so great, he waylays Sam and Frodo with the Ring, intending to take them to Gondor. Only when Sam appeals to him on an emotional level and tells him that his brother turned against Frodo does he realize he must let them go. Faramir is logical enough to accept when he’s beaten and leave the city, but emotional enough to give in to his father’s demands they retake it, even though the mission will lead to his almost inevitable death. He rationally distances himself enough from his brother to admit to his failures and mistakes.

Enneagram: 9w1 sexual

Faramir is a quiet, calm, introverted and resolute man, somewhat resigned to his fate and forever attempting to please and appeal to his father. He tries to keep the peace and does not like disruptions. He was a “model child” and so his quiet nature does not appeal to his power-and-fame-seeking father. Congenial and feeling a desire to belong, Faramir goes out of his way to try and do things for the good of everyone (as a social 9). His 1 wing makes him principled, able to resist the Ring when it offers itself to him, and shrewd in his assessment of Gollum’s character.