annie braddock

Okay, Mrs. X, now it’s time for a few simple child-care rules. Slamming the door in your kid’s face is not okay. Spending more time on a benefit for kids you’ve never met yet than you do with your own blood is not okay. Going to a spa when your son has a fever of 104 and not answering emergency calls, that officially makes you an unfit mother! Now, I know you’re really busy with your hair appointments and your Watsu massages and your attempts to stay young so your husband won’t leave you, but here’s an idea– why don’t you try eating dinner with your child every once in a blue moon? And a head’s up here, lady. Try smiling once in a while. People hate you! As for you Mr. X, who the hell are you? Maybe you’re asking the same about me. I know you noticed my ass, but you probably don’t recognize my face, so here’s a little hint okay? I’m the one who has been raising your son! Grayer is not an accessory. His mother didn’t order him from a catalog. Your son, your wife are– are– are people in your home, human beings who are drowning in their desire for you to just– for you to just look at them. You know, the truth is, I don’t wish either of you harm. If for no other reason than you having the profound privilege of being Grayer’s parents. Grayer loves you. He…he doesn’t care what you’re wearing or what you buy him or what school he gets into. He just– he just wants you there. That’s it. And time’s running out and he won’t love you unconditionally that much longer. So…for your own good, don’t miss out on getting to know him. He is– he’s truly amazing amazing little person.
—  Annie Braddock (played by Scarlett Johansson), The Nanny Diaries
You want to know about the dads? I'’ll tell you about the dads. They’re chubby, bald, steak-eating, type-A pigs who get more turned on by the Bloomberg Wire than they do by any hot nannies. Actually, it’s all of you in about five years. So take it from me, guys: Enjoy tonight, because your future looks pretty fucking bleak.”
-Annie Braddock “The Nanny Diaries
The Nanny Diaries: Annie Braddock [ISFJ]

Introverted Sensing (Si): Anne’s entire world, prior to becoming a nanny, revolves around her interest in anthropology and the study of different social structures in individual environments. She finds ways to relate and tie her experiences into her knowledge of history and culture. Annie is very practical, down to earth and studious in her responsibilities, although sometimes her own childhood and upbringing overrules the “rules” imposed by her employers (leading her to get “Grover” to try out such things as peanut butter and jelly from a jar). Annie tries to acclimate to her environment, and keep the house rules, while also passing judgment on the behavior of Grover’s parents…

Extroverted Feeling (Fe): … because they ignore his emotional needs and don’t take him into consideration when making their decisions – even going so far as to take away Annie and his brand new puppy on the same day. Annie is a very kind, considerate person, eager to please, sensitive to the emotions of everyone around her, and also prone to withholding the truth from her mom out of fear of condemnation or disapproval (choosing to be a nanny instead of a lawyer). Annie finally reaches a point of emotional turmoil where she vents her feelings to her employers through the nanny cam, but even then is compassionate enough to give them the benefit of the doubt and not hold a grudge.

Introverted Thinking (Ti): She is analytical in her interest in different cultures and peoples. She uses reason and logic to figure out how to appeal to Grover and to critique his parents’ behavior. Annie is interested in knowing why people make the decisions they do, but is so caught up in an angst-ridden environment that her emotions tend to take over first.

Extroverted Intuition (Ne): Her creativity shows in the different things she introduces Grover to, as well as her tendency to daydream a bit (imagining that she will be Mary Poppins). Annie comes up with creative projects to do with her charge, and is capable of sensing the underlining behavior of her employers (emotional loneliness, workaholic-ism, and a lack of structure).