The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald
Dominant Se: Daisy loves to experience life. She has a materialistic side of her, which isn’t too strange for a woman living in the jazz age, but this is one of the major reasons that Gatsby uses materialism to draw Daisy to him. She values beauty enough that she goes so far as to wish beauty on her daughter over brains. Daisy is rather impulsive, and doesn’t always think about the consequences of her decisions. She enters a relationship with Gatsby without resistance and when under stress, bursts out with random ideas about what she wants to do. When her affair with Gatsby is revealed to her husband, she decides to go to town no the spot in order to avoid talking about her choice.
Auxiliary Fi: Daisy doesn’t always recognize that what other people are doing is wrong because she doesn’t think too much about morality. She recognizes that her husband is cheating on her and accepts it as normal behavior. She thinks about morality so subconsciously that she feels little guilt for killing Myrtle. Although Daisy doesn’t think much about morality, she does dwell quite extensively on her emotions. She makes decisions purely based on how it feels to her. As a result, she often acts on whims of the moment, resulting in her own interpersonal downfall.
Tertiary Te: Daisy makes plans, but as a result of her in-the-moment lifestyle, she doesn’t always follow through with them. Daisy isn’t necessarily the most logical of people, and she actually believes that beauty is more important than intelligence. Organizing others isn’t Daisy’s strong point, but she often attempts to do so when conflict arrises. Daisy tries to plan ahead, but she doesn’t always know how to. When her affair shatters, she doesn’t know how to react to it.
Inferior Ni: Daisy wants to have a good future, but doesn’t have a clear vision of what she wants. When Tom and Gatsby try to make her pick between them, Daisy doesn’t know how to react because she’s not truly sure what she wants.