The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins
Factors to keep in mind: PTSD.
Dominant Si: Katniss relates everything to past experiences. Katniss remembers various details that her father told her many years before, and uses those things to help her survive. She has an extremely difficult time overcoming the hardships of her childhood and the games. She frequently lapses into flashbacks of her father’s death and constantly relives the terror of the games. She relies on skills that she is already familiar with in the arena, rather than focusing on trying to learn something new. Obviously he won, so his strategy will work for her too, right? Even so, she looks at what has worked for other people in the past and tries to adopt their methods as much as she can into her strategy, trusting Haymitch’s advice despite his reputation as a drunk. She is often so detail-oriented that she fails to see the bigger picture, but at times it can also be to her benefit. For instance, she refuses to run away and live in the woods with Gale because she is more aware of such a feat’s feasibility than he is. She dislikes the unfamiliar, and has a hard time adjusting to the capitol clothes and food because she is familiar with a much poorer lifestyle.
Auxiliary Te: Katniss is a take-action type of person. In the games, she analyses situations quickly, finds the most immediate rational solution and jumps into action. Outside of the games, where her emotions are crowding in on her, her rationality falls apart a bit (it does in the arena/war too once her PTSD starts to get worse and worse) and she often acts without thinking. She pushes Peeta into a vase for making her “look weak” and doesn’t consider his perspective before doing so. After her father’s death, Katniss becomes her family’s provider. She is able to find ways to survive without the help of her depressed mother, and saves their lives as a result. She speaks her mind very bluntly and puts aside her emotions when in survival mode (they come crashing down on her the moment survival mode shuts off).
Tertiary Fi: Katniss’s emotions start to make her irrational in stressful situations, but she rarely expresses her emotions to others through words. Instead, her emotions burst through in her actions. She is reluctant to talk about Rue, but shows her feelings by giving her a beautiful “funeral” in the arena. Katniss dislikes feeling controlled, but loves her family more, and so is willing to allow herself to be shattered for their sakes. She resents the authority over the districts and rebells almost unconsciously against it. She has an extremely difficult time understanding other people’s motives and because she isn’t overly intuitive, Haymitch and Peeta (Ns) don’t include her arena plans (that is, once her PTSD really starts to get the better of her).
Inferior Ne: Katniss’s intuitions about people are not always correct, and are even less so the more her PTSD develops. Her opinions of almost everyone are inaccurate, and she often has to be told by others what is truly going on. Ideas come to her seemingly out of nowhere in the arena, and these instincts are almost never wrong (though they rarely end up working out just the way she plans them). Katniss cannot see anything good in her future, and she is inevitably afraid of it. When she dwells on it, she starts catastrophizing, rather than thinking positively. She doesn’t think it’s possible to have a good future with either Peeta or Gale, and though she desperately does everything she can to win the games, she doesn’t necessarily think positively about the likelihood of her survival.