Charmed: Phoebe Halliwell [ESFP]
UNOFFICIAL RE-TYPING by hannah-elizabeth-j
Extroverted Sensing(Se): Phoebe is so focused on what is happening in the now. When she comes into the show she is the only one of the sisters who follows witch craft with no risks even crossing her mind. Why? Because it is fun, she can try new experiences and all of them are focused on the here and now. Her and Piper want to meet guys No problem, here is a spell they can try out that will give Phoebe a fun fling. She has a premonition of the lottery numbers? Great! Time to buy a ticket and then go shopping for a new dress then flirt with guys at the bar. It bugs her to no end that her power is not active and tangible because she can’t kick ass in the moment, but instead of looking into all of the different ways in which she could have an impact with magic what does she do? Martial arts. Quick and most impactful in the moment. She is very in tune with her environment and is more prone to think on her feet than plan before, it takes Prue and Piper even Paige to get her to do so. She can be very reckless and is prone to making bold moves in a way that none of her other sisters do something which often serves them well when in difficult situations. She likes to have proof in front of her before acting and it takes her a minute to trust her intuition.
Introverted Feeling(Fi): This is a very easy function to see in Phoebe especially since there is such a large focus on her love life in the show. When her Grams dies, she needs time to deal with her emotions alone so she moves to New York. Another reason she goes? Because she really wants to find her Dad even though Piper and especially Prue really didn’t want her to look. She didn’t care that they didn’t trust Cole, she knew him, she loved him and that was enough. Her morality is so strong and totally her own, we see what could have been in the episode where Phoebe “gets killed” in a future for using her powers to punish a murderer. It didn’t go along with the morals of being a witch but since her Fi is so strong she was the sister most prone to breaking that to do what she thought was right.
Extroverted Thinking(Te): When Phoebe finds a career she is passionate about her Te is very clear. She keeps to deadlines (unless there is a very serious witch problem), is effective and gets the job done. And when being a witch gets in the way of this, it really gets to her. She also has a massive Te door slam with Cole, despite her feelings, he had done too much wrong and once he was out, he was out. She has the ability to give advice that is really quite blunt. She gives the bottom line to people, more gently in “Ask Phoebe” but with her sisters she can be almost rude with it.
Introverted Intuition(Ni): When Phoebe comes into the show Prue complains she has no sense of future thinking and this is true. She has no idea what she is going to do with her life but it is not a high Ne problem of having lots of ideas and having a hard time settling on one, she just has no clue. She is also BIG into the one solution thing, she wants an active power? She does one thing to solve it and only that until one day she can just…levitate. But it is very clearly seen in her premonition of her getting married to Dex and she just follows it completely, it surprises her sisters because it was a bit full on but she doesn’t question it even though she knows her premonitions don’t tell the whole story.
Note: This is a re-type from my previous submission. I have re-watched the show and have a better understanding of cognitive functions now and Phoebe just doesn’t use Ne…at all. You want to see real Ne look at Paige because comparing the two Phoebe is just way to grounded, she is idealistic yes, but ESFP’s can be and Phoebe doesn’t make the connection, live in a world of ideas or think outside the box as Paige does. She doesn’t spend a lot or really any time looking at what could be there as well as what is, she just wants to believe the best in the people she loves. Phoebe is a colourful personality who is fun and idealistic so gets typed by most people(including myself in the past) as an ENFP, but when re-watching I was surprised when I saw…or didn’t see any real Ne in her.