Functional Order: Si-Te-Fi-Ne

Perceiving Functional Axis:

Introverted Sensing (Si) / Extroverted Intuition (Ne)

Katniss uses the skills she learned surviving in District 12 in the initial Hunger Games; she relies on her knowledge of berries, plants, and trees, she takes shelter and lets the other tributes fight it out beneath her. She sees a similarity between Rue and her little sister, and it triggers feelings of protectiveness in her. She is more detail-oriented than Gale, shunning his ideas of running away and living in the woods as impractical, although later she sees it as an escape. Her past decisions and experiences weigh heavily on her mind, including her father’s death changing her decisions in the present. She trusts others’ experiences and expects to learn from them, accepting what Haymitch tells her (because he “won” his Hunger Games, and as a Champion, she knows he must have valuable advice) and attempting to adopt it, as a method of survival. Katness feels crippled by fear of the future and the unknown; she often acts in the moment, only to reap unpleasant rewards (unintentionally inciting violence in Rue’s district through her words). She does not realize her role in the bigger picture, and is not good at reading between the lines – Katness doesn’t understand why other tributes seem to be protecting her in Catching Fire, until they explain to her that she is the symbol of the Rebellion.

Judging Functional Axis:

Extroverted Thinking (Te) / Introverted Feeling (Fi)

After her father dies, Katniss steps in and takes charge of her family. She puts aside her emotions to do what she must to survive, which includes learning to hunt, trade, and kill to defend herself and others she cares about in the arena. She observes the facts around her, and isn’t afraid to state them, which gives her a brusque tone. Her businesslike demeanor makes the audience dislike her, but also enables her to accomplish everything she needs to do. Katniss isn’t afraid to organize others when necessary and come up with survival and battle plans, although the idea of being the figurehead of a revolution terrifies her. Her emotions start to bleed through under stress, but instead of sharing them with others, she acts on them (shoving Peeta out of anger at him showing weakness, defying the government, creating a funeral pyre for Rue, etc). Katniss deeply resents others’ attempts to mold her into something she is not and is stubborn about being true to who she is and proud of her district. Her unwillingness to surrender and fierce intensity toward things she feels strongly about makes her formidable… and dangerous to the opposition. Katniss protects her family at all costs.

Enneagram: 6w5 sp/so

Katniss does not know who she can trust, and so she either trusts too little, or too much. She tries to stay on her guard when Peeta attempts to make friends, not wanting to make an alliance and risk his later betrayal—or her emotional involvement. She both distrusts and trusts Peeta, and feels safer once she’s allowed to bond with him—once she hears the rules have changed and two tributes can win, as a team. A true 6, she is suspicious of everyone, but also sizes up people according to their danger levels and makes a friend / ally in Rue, whom she attempts to protect. In the second book/film, her intense fear and distrust of the other tributes, especially Finnick and Johanna, causes her to scheme behind their backs and attempt to get Peeta away from them, even after they have proved themselves reliable. Fear kept her from leaving the districts for the wild, and makes her want to run away when it gets hard, but she has to confront her fears to survive. Katniss, under pressure, pulls away from people and relies only on herself, showing her 5 wing. As an sp/so, she is self-contained and self-driven, herself and her family first, but also cares what the greater populace thinks of her. Her sx-blind does not know which boy to choose, since she likes them both.