Raising this thread from the dead. Hmm, that has double meaning doesn't it?
I've given it a bit of thought and I concluded he was an INFJ. Then I googled "Michael Jackson INFJ" I saw that infj.com lists him as an INFJ and they are right.
But lets see my arguments:
- NJs in general seem more sensing than NPs because the intuition is introverted(that's why some think he was ISFP but he wasn't)
- he followed through on all his ideas, he was obviously J and not P
- Michael was attached to a world "not of this world" and he was very spiritual. He seemed trusting and idealistic at any point where I saw in interviewed, or heard him speak. He was a classic NF.
- INFJs and ENFJs are usually well dressed and care about their appearance. The three ENFJs and one INFJ I know are spotlessly dressed, buy expensive make up, purses, female boots... etc. One of them is male and he also looks like a supermodel and gels his hair, wears nice things and seems like he tries to look his best. INFPs are not concerned about looks that much and most of them look like hippies. To illustrate the obsession with looks in NFJs look at Oprah(most agree that she's ENFJ or INFJ). She has had literally hundreds of shows about makeovers, losing weight, looking pretty, wearing nice clothes, make up and whatnot.
- his music was not psychedelic as I would expect from an INFP. It was Fe music, the one that pulls out tears. Even I as an NT had my eyes wet when watching some of his concerts. I see Jimmi Hendrix as an example of INFP music. It was as if he was playing for himself when he was on stage. Playing for the sake of playing... for enjoyment. Ps in general see meaning in the journey and Js see it in the destination, if that makes sense to you. MJ was always sending some moral messages in his music which is more Fe.
I see an INFP musician like this:
and an INFJ like this: