Molly Weasley: ESFJ

Guest Post by Andrew, ENTJ

Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling

Dominant Extroverted Feeling (Fe): Molly is all about family, and she always tries her best to keep hers together. She arranges vacations to visit her sons who live abroad, and she takes it very hard when Percy cuts ties with everyone else. Her worst fear is losing loved ones, rather than suffering some misfortune herself. When she sees Harry by himself, Molly is immediately sensitive to what she thinks he must need (she forbids her children from staring at him like some mythical creature), and she all but adopts him into her family. Molly puts a lot of stock in social standing; she is glad when her husband gets a promotion to a big job that takes him away from his own passion, and she wants her children to have successful careers as well. Molly is openly emotional, and she will always make her feelings abundantly clear.

Auxiliary Introverted Sensing (Si): To Molly, the only way to success is the conventional one: doing well in school, and then landing a high-paying job after graduation. She also likes her family to behave properly and respectably at all times. For this reason, she gets along with Percy much better than with her other children (and on multiple occasions, she urges her younger children to emulate Percy’s behavior)… right up until Percy storms out of her house. Molly likes to keep traditions of celebration; she gives all her family members homemade sweaters every Christmas, gives each of her children watches on his/her 17th birthday (as per wizarding custom), and gives congratulatory gifts to all of her children who become prefects. She also teaches history to her children before they attend Hogwarts.

Tertiary Extroverted Intuition (Ne): As the mother of seven children (plus Harry sometimes) and a full-time homemaker, Molly is good at multitasking. She is always doing two or three chores at once so she can take care of everybody. Molly worries constantly about the people she cares about, and assumes the worst when bad things happen a little too close for comfort. She can usually tell when something is amiss in her house, whether or not others tell her so, and she sees right through Cornelius Fudge’s respectable exterior to his cowardly nature. When dealing with people she doesn’t approve of, Molly will usually jump to conclusions about them based on her preconceptions (Si-Ne).

Inferior Introverted Thinking (Ti): Molly has a certain respect for learning and academic pursuits, but more so for their socio-economic benefits than for their own sake. In particular, she is annoyed with her husband’s fascination with muggle society and technology at the expense of furthering his career. Molly is not one to over-analyze anything, nor to question the conventional wisdom or what she reads in published works.

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