Functional Order: Se-Ti-Fe-Ni
Perceiving Functional Axis:
Extroverted Sensing (Se) / Introverted Intuition (Ni)
Devi lives life in the present and gives almost no consideration to her future. What she wants, she wants right now and she’s not willing to wait for it. She can pivot in real time. When a classmate insults her by telling her that the school nickname for her little trio of friends actually infers none of them are worth sleeping with, Devi cuts the hem off a skirt to make it mini-sized and dresses provocatively to prove him wrong. She also sets her eye on various boyfriends for herself, and her friends, including Paxton, upon whom she has an epic crush. She’s willing to sleep with him just for the chance to be close to him… but also fears she isn’t ready and chickens out at the last minute. Devi’s intuition isn’t great. She fails to realize her friends are seeing other people behind her back until she finds them locked in a passionate embrace in a darkened classroom. She misreads situations, misinterprets things, and generally does not think things through.
Judging Functional Axis:
Introverted Thinking (Ti) / Extroverted Feeling (Fe)
She has a litany of excuses and double-talk to cover up for her mistakes, avoid extending apologies, and reason out why she is never in the wrong while other people are always to blame. Devi is an incredibly smart girl, who had to divide up school “programs” with Ben, because the teachers got sick of them one-upping each other all the time. But… she also has serious, serious tert-Fe problems. Though good at comforting and reassuring her friends, she sucks at being a friend. She manages to tick off everyone she knows with her lies and double talk. Devi often refuses to take the responsibility for her actions, and finds someone outside herself to blame instead (rather than admitting her lie about sleeping with Paxton has now ruined their friendship, she blames Ben for not keeping his mouth shut about their fake relationship). She will happily take credit for things that are not true, and lives a lie. Devi also has no clue how to deal with the loss of her father. She vents to her therapist about anything and everything other than his death.
Enneagram: 7w8 self-preservation
Devi is running away from everything painful. She gives up playing the harp because it gives her flashbacks to the night her dad died in the middle of a school concert. She can’t stand to remember the fight she had with her mother, right before they left. Devi’s therapist tells her that for six months, they have “not” been talking about anything of relevance in her therapy sessions. Desperate to avoid her pain, Devi decides to lose her virginity. Faced with the fear of doing that, she runs out of the house and back to her friends. She rebels at her mother’s attempts to control her. Instead of comforting a friend, she winds up having fun at a photo shoot. Instead of facing her lies, she reframes them to make herself the victim of the situation instead of the one to blame. Her 8 wing is also out of control. She frequently has “epic” temper tantrums. She screams. She punches. She throws books out windows. She kicks things. She can be obnoxious and aggressive. She has to win. She has to be the center of attention. She has to beat Ben. And yet… much of the time, she is also a lot of fun. Gentle. Caring. But she can’t stop running.