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    Default Maynard James Keenan (Tool/A Perfect Circle/Puscifer)

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    Haven't seen a thread on him here, so I'm starting one. This guy is interesting.


    I think he's actually an INFP. I see him typed as INTP a lot, and I can see why in some cases, but I don't see the inferior Fe in him, in fact, I see very little Fe! Based on what I've seen and heard from him I get a very inferior Te vibe: in interviews he judges human nature in a melancholy light, his sarcasm has a very biting cynic approach to it at times, sometimes he makes a few snap judgements; he accuses other bands in today's music scene having a tendency to steal from other bands, he talks about how the government never intended to educate humans since "society would be hard to control". Plus, a lot of his quotes about inspiration, and being authentic (like in this quote: "I would hope they would be our fellow artists, rather than trying to emulate or idolize clowns like us.") all point to hardcore Fi. If he had Fe, I don't think he would be really expecting or wanting anything from his fans other than just band support. The fact that he seems to create an ideal for how he wants his bands to be supported screams Fi to me.

    Some more remarkable quotes:

    "Yeah, because I think it's more important just to inspire people to wake up one day and pick up a book and start feeling it out for themselves."
    "I'm a pessimist. But I'm a pessimist with a sense of responsibility."
    When asked about how some of his fans may miss the "angry days" of Maynard leading Tool circa 90s: "The idea is, if I can't heal from my art, then how can you heal?"

    As far as his enneagram goes: DEFINITELY a 5, just not sure which wing. He often seems one way or the other. Sx/sp for sure.

    What do you think?
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    He's such an IxFP 5. I don't think the arguments you raise towards Fi really point towards Fi though. A sense of authenticity is a 4 thing, not Fi thing. With that said, his reasoning seems very Fi-heavy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeaT View Post
    He's such an IxFP 5. I don't think the arguments you raise towards Fi really point towards Fi though. A sense of authenticity is a 4 thing, not Fi thing. With that said, his reasoning seems very Fi-heavy.
    What makes you think he could be a sensor?
    "For a minute there, I lost myself...I lost myself."

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    Quote Originally Posted by louiesgonnadie View Post
    What makes you think he could be a sensor?
    The x in the IxFP clearly indicates that I think he could be either a sensor or an intuitive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeaT View Post
    The x in the IxFP clearly indicates that I think he could be either a sensor or an intuitive.
    I meant what made you think he could possibly be one. I realized it was one way or the other. I should have been more specific.
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    Quote Originally Posted by louiesgonnadie View Post
    I meant what made you think he could possibly be one. I realized it was one way or the other. I should have been more specific.
    No, the problem wasn't that your question wasn't specific enough. It was it was phrased in the entirely wrong way. You asked me as if I assumed he was a sensor, not whether I think he could be one. I think he's Fi with Ni, but I can't say if that would be tertiary or auxiliary Ni.

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    Here's some old school footage from the making of "Undertow" circa 1992, Maynard showing his humorous side:

    "For a minute there, I lost myself...I lost myself."

    LOUIS CK: "We don't think about how we talk"
    http://zenpencils.com/comic/95-louis...t-how-we-talk/

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    This topic interested me again, so I thought I'd give it a bump.
    "For a minute there, I lost myself...I lost myself."

    LOUIS CK: "We don't think about how we talk"
    http://zenpencils.com/comic/95-louis...t-how-we-talk/

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    ENTP

    He and I share a very similar history and way of thinking.

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    Agree that he's 5. INTP or ENTP for MBTI typing. He's very detached and fairly confident expressing himself, albeit his level of privacy.

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