Functional Order: Si-Fe-Ti-Ne
Perceiving Functional Axis:
Introverted Sensing (Si) / Extroverted Intuition (Ne)
Mary Anne volunteers to be the treasurer for the club because she is good with details and has an excellent ability to keep track of things. Though insecure at times, she seems most secure when asked to do or deal with a situation in which she has direct experience – such as babysitting, when she reams a doctor and nurse over the coals for not being considerate of the child they are talking about, or at camp where she takes creative control of a play and attends to every detail. She also finds it hard to move forward in life at times (see more about this under her Enneagram type) because she has personal, sentimental attachments to things – such as the picture over her bed. Mary Anne does not know why, but it “belongs” there – and she understands, once she finds a photo of her mom taken in front of it. “Maybe I just wasn’t ready to let go of some things,” she admits. She isn’t content with her new room until it has more of the past, and what is familiar and beloved to her (her family) in it. She comes up with creative ideas for her play, but isn’t that adventurous or dreamy most of the time.
Judging Functional Axis:
Extroverted Feeling (Fe) / Introverted Thinking (Ti)
She is a good mediator, able to bring people together and help them understand one another’s feelings. When Kristy is impatient and upset with her mother, Mary Anne reminds her to consider her mother’s feelings – and be happy for her. She becomes frustrated when Stacie neglects her job to chase after a boy and tells her off for it. But Mary Anne spends a lot of time trying to keep her dad happy, which means not always going after what she wants. She would like more grown-up clothes and hair, but doesn’t want to upset him, so keeps her mouth shut for a long time. She feels down when her friends kick her out of the club for venting to her dad about how they treat her (leading to them being grounded and angry at her). She can practically and thoughtfully solve problems that arise.
Enneagram: 9w1 social
Mary Anne has gone “asleep to herself” in that she represses parts of herself in order to keep the peace with other, more forceful personalities, even though she resents it. She doesn’t share her father’s 6ish fears about being safe, but she wants to avoid making him mad at her, so she keeps everything as he likes it, including her hair, and it takes her a long time to work up the interest or courage to ask if she can change things herself. She has a 9ish sentimental attachment to the past and doesn’t want to move out of her comfort zone or beyond it, because it makes her anxious and feel unsettled. She finds it hard to stand up for herself, articulate what she wants, and challenge others – but once comfortable with them, her 1 wing comes out in full force. She gets on Stacie’s case for being irresponsible and neglecting her work to chase after a boy at the beach who “doesn’t even like you.”