You pierce my soul.
OFFICIAL TYPING by Charity / the Mod
Introverted Sensing (Si) / Extroverted Intuition (Ne)
Anne has become settled in and tolerant of her life, but also hopes for something more; she understands, as all high Si users do, that things ought to progress and change, that her life needs altered, and when she is reacquainted with Captain Wentworth, she sees a slim chance at redeeming herself and reigniting their former acquaintance. She picks up where they left of, by having all the same emotions and continued sense of loyalty toward him that she harbored when they fell in love. She has nurtured it over the years. Her low Ne is somewhat suspicious of others’ motives but does not often speculate on them, preferring instead to discover things or let them unfold.
Extroverted Feeling (Fe) / Introverted Thinking (Ti)
She is aware of others’ emotions and often sets out to take care of them, in offering to stay home and tend the children so her sister can attend the party, and not wanting to make things uncomfortable for Wentworth in sharing his company. Anne has firm, fixed opinions, and when prompted, does not hesitate to voice them – she gets into a discussion with a man about how women suffer loss more deeply than men, because in her (limited) experience and from her Si perspective (she has mourned while it appears Wentworth has moved on) this seems to be the case. But she is open to changing her mind, and accepting that she could have been mistaken in her assumptions, which shows decent Ti development (being able to listen to others, take in their personal experiences, and alter her hypothesis).
House Traits: hard work, patience, loyalty, and fair play.
Anne gave up the man she loved, because her family needed her and a woman whose opinion she trusted advised her against such a marriage. She works tirelessly on their behalf, often sacrificing her own time and efforts in the process, and never once chastises them for their selfishness or immaturity. Anne is also not discriminating in whom she shows kindness toward, and welcomes other lost souls into her confidence easily.
Tritype: 926 The Good Samaritan [9w1 2w1 6w7]
She is compliant and often minimizing of her own needs, quick to halt disagreements and to console others. Anne’s “sin” came from when she allowed others’ opinions to take her away from the man she loved, leading to Frederick finding her “easily influenced and swayed.” He felt offended by her inability to stand up for him, or to others, and disliked her 9ish tendency to let others’ views override her own opinions. Anne simply adopted them and let them dictate her life decisions, but as the story goes on, she learns to become more assertive (in a polite but firm way) and stand more upon her 1 wing’s principles, rather than simply allowing her 1 wing to make her strive for appropriate behavior. Her 2 fix is generally helpful and uncomfortable drawing any attention to herself. Her 6 is somewhat codependent, and she often turns to others for advice and counsel. As an sp/so, Anne is rather private and shy, insecure and often walked on.
When Captain Frederick Wentworth wrote to Anne Elliot “I can listen no longer in silence. I must speak to you by such means as are within my reach. You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope. Tell me I am not too late, that such precious feelings are gone forever. I offer myself to you again with a heart even more your own, than when you almost broke it eight years and a half ago. Dare not say that man forgets sooner than woman, that his love has an earlier death. I have loved none but you. Unjust I may have been, weak and resentful I have been, but never inconstant. You alone have brought me to Bath. For you alone I think and plan. -Have you not seen this? Can you fail to have understood my wishes? -I had not waited even these ten days, could I have read your feelings, as I think you must have penetrated mine. I can hardly write. I am every instant hearing something which overpowers me. You sink your voice, but I can distinguish tones of that voice, when they would be lost on others. -Too good, too excellent creature! You do us justice indeed. You do believe that there is true attachment and constancy among men. Believe it to be most fervent, most undeviating in -F.W..
I must go, uncertain of my fate; but I shall return hither, or follow your party, as soon as possible. A word, a look, will be enough to decide whether I enter your father’s house this evening, or never.” 🕊️
Look into the future (or is it the past?) of Rational Creatures with this sneak peek of Episode 3! Full episode coming Tuesday.
There is no one as capable as Anne…at retaining a man’s heart.
Ciaran Hinds and Amanda Root in Persuasion
Amanda Root and Ciaran Hinds in Persuasion…reunited.
Did you catch our first episode this week? It has:
☑️ pushy but hilarious fathers
☑️ snuggling lesbian wives
☑️ “time zones”
☑️ not one but two Disaster Bis ™️
Watch it (or rewatch it!) here:
Captain… I am in receipt of your proposal and am minded to accept it. Thank you. Are you quite certain? I am. I am determined. I will. And nothing, you may be sure, will ever persuade me otherwise.
It’s here! Watch Episode 1 now!
Captions available in both English and Spanish.
I can’t get the beauty of Fredrick Wentworth’s letter to Anne.
Amanda Root and Ciaran Hinds in Persuasion