Introverted Intuition (Ni): Katherine
excels in seeing what isn’t there; her extraordinary ability to fill in the
blanks, even with information she doesn’t have access to, enables her as a
child to skip entire grades and progress through high school ahead of her
peers. Inside NASA, she determines what’s going on with the shuttle even though
half the information she has access to is blacked out. Katharine comes up with
complex mathematical algorithms in her head, and is good enough at it that the
astronauts themselves request her presence on the safety board (if she came up
with it, it’s brilliant).
Extroverted Thinking (Te): She
works within whatever system exists, and can explain herself easily; she can
write out math so that others can read and follow it, aimed at a clear
objective, with the purpose of making space exploration easier and safer for
the astronauts. Katherine doesn’t really buck the system much; she believes in
staying within the “rules” of society, even to the point where she exhausts
herself in finding a “colored woman’s bathroom” while working in a building
without such felicities. She is straightforward in answering questions and
makes logical observations; she understands the “hierarchy” she’s in even if
she doesn’t like it.
Introverted Feeling (Fi): Her
emotions are intense, but only reveal themselves under stress – after a
particularly exhausting day, she lets loose on her coworkers about her having
to run half a mile (one way) to relieve herself, while being expected to turn
in her work within minutes. Katherine respects only those who earn her approval
or respect, through being hard-working and sincere. She cares so much about her
job, she excels in it.
Extroverted Sensing (Se): Unlike
Mary, Katherine believes in being careful; she observes that next time, she’s
going to take the bus rather than ride with her friend, who is literally riding
a cop’s bumper. Katherine doesn’t think on her feet often, but is observant
enough to improvise on the fly when it becomes necessary.
The biggest problem with Waverly’s penchant for throwing herself full body at Nicole to kiss her is that Dominique and Katherine both have Twitters and therefore I know without a shadow of doubt that it’s only a matter of time before one of them hurts themselves (or each other) doing this.