Ned Stark

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The Yellow in this spiritual portrait represents Ned Stark's dominant trait, his pragmatism. In Introverts, the dominant trait is directed inwardly, and spiritual portraits use a long horizontal line to represent this. He demonstrates this trait in his willingness to confess to a treasonous crime that he didn't really commit, in an effort to spare his family additional pain.

The Red in this spiritual portrait represents Ned Stark's auxiliary trait, his passion. In Introverts, the auxiliary trait is directed outwardly, and spiritual portraits use a vertical line to represent this, because it is more evident than the dominant function. He demonstrates this trait in the way he, unlike many if not most of his peers, cares for his bastard son Jon Snow.

Lord of Winterfell

Exhibiting moderation — and a wonderfully colorful spiritual portrait — in a universe made from the extremes of fire and ice, Eddard Stark is a bit of ....

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Ned Stark:
The Story

Exhibiting moderation — and a wonderfully colorful spiritual portrait — in a universe made from the extremes of fire and ice, Eddard Stark is a bit of an enigma. In a world full of men and their braggadocio, Ned has time to listen and the presence of mind to act quickly, taking time to talk only when he's sure he as something worthwhile to add.

As viewers, it is easy to relate to and empathize with him. He loves his family deeply, and they love him equally deeply in return. Their bonds are forged with a strength capable of withstanding the worst hardships, and his integrity is capable of building character in his children — even from beyond the grave.

Ned is an honorable man, admired by everyone capable of admiring those outside of their immediate family. Yes yes yes, of course, everyone knows I'm looking at you, and your perhaps-just-a-bit-too-closely-knit family, Lannisters!

Anyone choosing to make an enemy of Eddard Stark, Lord of Winterfell, quickly ends up making themself an enemy of ours.

As viewers, we are used to subconsciously looking for heroes with whom we can identify and use as a focal point for our parallel experience. Ned is a natural born hero.

We are not used to seeing our heroes perish so early in the story. It's shocking but we, like the other survivors, have no choice to go on.

As viewers, we are left with no choice but to root for his children to succeed in their various missions of revenge, recognition, and survival. We have no choice but to queue up the next episode in the video player and pass the popcorn!