Functional Order: Fe-Si-Ne-Ti
Judging Functional Axis:
Extroverted Feeling (Fe) / Introverted Thinking (Ti)
Caesar’s entire job is to whip the crowd up into a state of emotional oneness with the various competitors, to pull on their emotions, to coax vibrant personalities out of the competitors, in order to gain them sponsorships, sympathy, and emotional support. He finds Katniss frustrating because she refuses to emote, and cannot share her feelings; instead of try and work with her, after awhile, Caesar gives up and turns to Peeta’s outburst of emotional warmth and intensity instead, aiming to find and exploit any emotional tactic he can, to keep viewers coming back for more. He can easily emote for himself, becoming emotionally involved with people’s situations, though this also has a dark side. Has Caesar analyzed the games, their purpose, their intention, the larger implications, or the morals inferred, or does he defer to others and accept things as they are? It seems to be the latter, but he does understand enough about human nature (having analyzed what works, what doesn’t, what makes people like someone, etc) to be a talented, effective, and powerful talk show host.
Perceiving Functional Axis:
Introverted Sensing (Si) / Extroverted Intuition (Ne)
“This is how it is” in the Capital, so Caesar doesn’t question it; this is how life works, the society he’s famous in, and he sees no real reason to challenge it, until everything falls apart. Katniss remarks that Caesar fails to change much over time, although he’s very sensory-aware (concerned with his appearance, and using a flamboyant attitude, hair, etc., to self-express). Caesar is practical and efficient, caring more about the contestants’ needs inside the arena than the larger implications of the games themselves. He sees the big picture, and the greater potential as the story unfolds, but confines his intuition to tangible topics and subjects, to what’s going on around him, rather than endless theorizing or pursuit of new greater ideas. Caesar understands, as Peeta does, that if Katniss is going to survive, the audience has to care about her, emotionally; he seeks to find a greater truth about each opponent in order to make them unique among their peers.
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Caesar is a natural born showman. He has built up a career and maintains it through sheer charisma, popularity, and instinct. He can turn off and on whatever emotion the situation requires – empathy, kindness, sadness, or detachment. But it’s all for ratings and appearances. He’s a success-driven, image-conscious man, who fits right into the Capital’s shallow obsession with looks, in his crazy hairstyles and colors, his flamboyant attitude toward the press, and in his love of influencing and playing to the crowd. His 2 wing wants to genuinely “help” the tributes gain support, approval, and funding.