The Devil Wears Prada: Miranda Priestly [ENTJ]

Functional Order: Te-Ni-Se-Fi

Judging Functional Axis:

Extroverted Thinking (Te) / Introverted Feeling (Fi)

Miranda brings order to chaos through organizing others to ensure everyone meets their publishing deadlines and finishes all their assigned tasks. She is an expert in her field and primarily concerned with success (her husband complains that she puts work before their home life). Miranda feels confident in a leadership role and enjoys it so much that she becomes a work tyrant who enjoys putting others in their place and dominating them. Things that Miranda values closely weigh heavily on her; at work, she puts up an empirical front that is often condescending and inconsiderate of others’ opinions, but her inability to maintain a successful marriage torments her. Miranda is both self-centered in demanding others cater to all her many needs and emotionally unhinged at the thought of causing her daughters further pain by putting them through another divorce (inferior Fi).

Perceiving Functional Axis:

Introverted Intuition (Ni) / Extroverted Sensing (Se)

She has foreknowledge into what is going to happen at work; in one brief and unimpressive interview, Miranda forms an accurate perception of Andy that prompts her to hire her; after a few mishaps, Andy proves to be her most reliable and efficient assistant yet. Miranda foresees her own eventual replacement at the magazine and takes gradual steps to ensure that doesn’t happen; she uses her skills at reading people to predict their movements and anticipate them in ways that allow her to maintain the upper hand (finding Jacqueline a better paying job, and ensuring that if she ever leaves Runway, she will take most of their clients, photographers, and models with her). Her obsession with striking imagery and sensory appeal is partly what makes her such an effective editor; Miranda has an eye for beauty and demands it in every aspect of her life, right down to the shoes her assistant is wearing. She takes immense pleasure in her appearance and has an immaculately designed home that is both functional and attractive. Miranda has the last word on all their photo shoots and an incredible memory for the details of fashion and design.

Enneagram: 3w4 self-preservation

Miranda is a workaholic who expects everyone else to keep to the impossibly high standards she maintains for her office. She runs a tight ship and seeks ever to climb higher. Like most 3s, she’s focused on her image and presentation, in being “the best” and in having others cater to her specific demands — if it isn’t groundbreaking, she doesn’t want to hear it. And, she struggles to find a place for her personal relationships amid her intense drive, leading to a series of broken marriages and regret over her children feeling displaced. Miranda, however, maintains a polished presentation all the time, and rarely lets anyone else see her weaknesses or how she is affected by her personal life. She channels her intensity into fashion and a sense of intellectual superiority to others, through her 4 wing. It also brings in a flavor of elitism and disdain for those of lesser tastes.