I have been hoping for a couple years that my beloved, Courtney Perry, would guest post here at Theoblogy. Her photos have appeared many times, but not her words. Well, I’m thrilled to introduce her first post:
A verbatim conversation had while Tony and I caught up on the Downton Abbey he missed (and I put on hold) while he was in Malaysia:
TJ: “She’s such an 8. I like her.”
CP: “No way, babe. She’s totally an unhealthy 2 who is stressed a lot.”
Immediately my Love begged me to write a guest post on the Enneagram numbers of Downton characters. I’ll do what I can. I’m no Suzanne Stabile, but when it comes to the exaggerated, soapish characters of D.A., it’s not too hard to pinpoint a few personality types. If I’m wrong, please chime in. (If you think the Enneagram is a load of bunk, 1) I’m sorry for you, and 2) we get it and don’t need to hear it.) This post is called simply having fun.
Isobel Crawley: Matthew’s mother, Isobel is the “I can help! I can help!” version of an unredeemed 2 that inspired the aforementioned conversation. Tony thought her forcefulness indicated her 8-ness, and it did, but not as her core. Twos go to 8 in stress, be it good or bad stress, and the Crawleys are usually in some state of imminent peril.
Twos need to be needed.