Jaime Lannister

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The Green in this spiritual portrait represents Jaime's dominant trait, his preference for making logical rather than emotional decisions. In Extraverts, the dominant trait is directed outwardly, and spiritual portraits use a long vertical line to represent this, because it is the side of their personality that is most evident. He demonstrates this trait in the way he can kill complete strangers without a hint of remorse.

The Yellow in this spiritual portrait represents Jaime's auxiliary trait, his realistic outlook. In Extraverts, the auxiliary trait is directed inwardly, and spiritual portraits use a horizontal line to represent this. He demonstrates this trait in his keen fighting ability, which requires sharp focus on all available sights, sounds, feelings, and 'smells' -- and the ability to respond instantly to the slightest change in any of these -- while under extreme stress.

The Kingslayer

With his good looks, superb fighting skills, and wealthy family, Jaime seems to have it made. As the story of his background unfolds, however, we ....

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Jaime Lannister:
The Story

With his good looks, superb fighting skills, and wealthy family, Jaime seems to have it made. As the story of his background unfolds, however, we learn that he has burdens and struggles, just like everyone else.

A scene in the first season, showing him in a tent with his father Tywin while his dad is skinning a recent kill, is quite revealing. Up until that point, Jaime had always been the one dominating the conversation. Suddenly, we see a turning of the tables.

Even more revealing is a scene in season 2, when he tells Catelyn Stark why he finds it impossible to be honorable:

So many vows. They make you swear and swear. Defend the king, obey the king, obey your father, protect the innocent, defend the weak. But what if your father despises the king? What if the king massacres the innocent? It's too much. No matter what you do, you're forsaking one vow or another.

Jaime's Extraversion gets him in trouble sometimes, but for the most part, he has the skills he needs to deal with anyone who chooses to threaten him. For the most part.

Listening to one of the commentary tracks, it's apparent Jaime's character will shift a bit — that he will be getting in touch with his humanity — after his traumatic experiences in season 3. This made me curious to learn whether these changes would be visible in his spiritual portrait.

I created this portrait as a result. It is important to realize that this profile is based on his character in the first three seasons only. For now, whether his character's evolution will be evident in a later profile remains to be seen.