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Written by Lucy K
(9/1/2003 4:38 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, GR Pragmatic perspective, penned by Barbara
] Believe me I am not criticizing Mrs. Jennings here, but if she did have the same types of strong feelings as Elinor and Marianne, she could not possibly be happy for her own daughter Charlotte and the behaviour of her son-in-law Mr. Palmer.
She would not be happy. But given that she doesn't have the deep feelings we are speaking of she is happy. And that isn't such a bad state to be in after all is it? It isn't that she is ingnorant as much as the fact that she isn't idealistic and romantic. If we were to apply a Meyer's Briggs personality type to her she would be an ESTP. (see info on ESTP's here: http://www.personalitypage.com/ESTP.html).
She is quite true to herself. She has a view of the world and she is content within that view. That's why she is such a jovial type. I envy that type of happiness. I myself am more of a "feeling" type and can become quite despondent about things. Sometimes it would be much more relaxing to be like Mrs. Jennings.
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