Functional Order: Se-Fi-Te-Ni

Perceiving Functional Axis:

Extroverted Sensing (Se) / Introverted Intuition (Ni)

Pippin lives in the moment. He’s always having fun, whether that includes lighting fireworks, stealing carrots from a field, or making the most of the hospitality of the elves. He doesn’t think much about the future; instead, he makes all his decisions in the present. He’s so much into whatever he’s doing that often, his mouth runs away with him and he shares information (or offers to do things) he shouldn’t. Pippin does not understand how serious their situation is, or how the world may change if they fail, until Merry points it out to him, showing his lack of ability to focus on interpreting future events correctly (inferior Ni).

Judging Functional Axis:

Introverted Feeling (Fi) / Extroverted Thinking (Te)

He’s very sensitive and kind, able to relate to Faramir and encourage him on an emotional level, but largely independent from the emotions of his friends. Pippin cries over what he feels is important; he strives to be true to his own beliefs and ideals, going so far as to disobey Gandalf out of a desire to serve Denethor. Once his mind is made up, Pippin pursues causes – not ideas, but tangible, doable things. He comes up with a plan to involve the Ents with Saruman. He goes out in search of Merry on the battlefield. He can buckle down and be dependable and reliable when others need him. His interest is in impacting the outside world, and he tends to talk through his ideas as they come to him.

Enneagram: 7w6 self-preservation

Pippin just wants to have a good time. He’s blindly naïve to what’s really going on, and assumes this “journey” is fun when they first start out; he doesn’t take the danger seriously even after seeing the Wraiths. He finds ways to keep the experiences entertaining throughout – always leaping on the chance to dance, sing, have a pint, smoke a pipe, eat until he keels over. He over-indulges in everything. Pippin enjoys being part of the group and wants to contribute; he doesn’t like others to see him as stupid, foolish, or selfish. He volunteers to serve Denethor since Boromir died protecting him, out of a desire to help. His 6 wing makes him a little naïve and un-grounded, but also want to be part of the group; it makes him agreeable and want Gandalf’s approval.