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    Obvious, obvious SFP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fecal McAngry View Post
    Obvious, obvious SFP.
    You're crazy. Actually, you're falling for her image and not looking at Marilyn as a person. She was VERY intellectual.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marmalade.sunrise View Post
    You're crazy. Actually, you're falling for her image and not looking at Marilyn as a person. She was VERY intellectual.
    Read this, by her INTJ husband: After the Fall (play) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morgan Le Fay View Post
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    No way! Definitely an F - perhaps NF.
    INTPs aren't overtly sensual. They are more subtle, e.g. Meryl Streep.
    Meryl is an INFP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marmalade.sunrise View Post
    You're crazy. Actually, you're falling for her image and not looking at Marilyn as a person. She was VERY intellectual.
    Smart, yes. If intellectual = iNtuitive, no, she was not an intuitive, her verbiage is clearly Se.
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    She is definitely an I, P, and F. Again here I struggle between S and N. If I had to guess, I'd say S.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wildcat View Post
    Night is correct.
    She is INTP. Close to INFP.
    I read her autobiography. She is a thinker. A good writer, too.
    Monroe was a thinker, but not a Thinker, in MBTI terms. She felt things very deeply, and her acute sensitivity greatly contributed to her insecurity and fear of rejection. She was also very emotionally disturbed due to her childhood and genetic predisposition for mental illness, desperate for love and approval, and prone to making up stories for attention. A lot of her quotes reflect the self she wanted to be or the self she wanted to craft as part of her mystique. She was very, very shrewd, very smart, but also very emotionally vulnerable always. I have never seen an INTP get anywhere close to Monroe's famous vulnerability--her most marked characteristic after her sex appeal. I don't see any great evidence of her being an I, either. Maybe borderline I/E, but she seemed to be more outwardly directed. Possibly a shy, conflicted E. I would be greatly surprised if Monroe wrote that book by herself, too--not that she wasn't capable, but movie stars in the 50s were far more likely to have a collaborator/ghostwriter.

    From the portrait in this book, which features many quotes from interviews with those closest to her, I get a distinct impression of a very kind, very intelligent ENFJ who probably could have been very happy in life if she hadn't had such a desperate need to be approved of and loved to make up for her lack of a normal family. She trusted the wrong people, people who made her dependent upon them for her sense of self, but she was also both charming and strong-willed enough to evade those whose concern was genuine. She was also, according to her psychologist and several others who treated her, bipolar and borderline paranoid schizophrenic later in her (short) life, as were her mother and grandmother before her. So once you get past a certain point in her life, type kind of goes out the window.
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    Quote Originally Posted by highlander29 View Post
    She is definitely an I, P, and F. Again here I struggle between S and N. If I had to guess, I'd say S.
    You don't have to guess. You may have to guess on I/E in some cases, but Ne/Se tends to be very clear-cut. Just read her interviews. Her language is concrete, earth-bound, factual, perceptive re: factual reality, etc.

    To give a specific example, George Harrison was an ISFP (Se), John Lennon an INFP (Ne) (The Beatles are dying in order of coolness, Ringo is next, Paul will live forever). Two typical songs written at about the same time:

    George:

    Here comes the sun, do do do do
    Here comes the sun, and I say
    It's all right

    Little darling
    It's been a long cold lonely winter
    Little darling
    It feels like years since it's been here

    Here comes the sun, do do do do
    Here comes the sun, and I say
    It's all right

    Little darling
    The smiles returning to the faces
    Little darling
    It seems like years since it's been here

    Here comes the sun, do do do do
    Here comes the sun, and I say
    It's all right

    Sun, sun, sun, here it comes
    Sun, sun, sun, here it comes
    Sun, sun, sun, here it comes
    Sun, sun, sun, here it comes
    Sun, sun, sun, here it comes

    Little darling
    I feel that ice is slowly melting
    Little darling
    It seems like years since it's been clear

    Here comes the sun, do do do do
    Here comes the sun, and I say
    It's all right
    Here comes the sun, do do do do
    Here comes the sun
    It's all right
    It's all right


    John:

    Words are flowing out
    Like endless rain into a paper cup
    They slither while they pass
    They slip away, across the universe
    Pools of sorrow waves of joy
    Are drifting through my open mind
    Possessing and caressing me
    Jai guru deva om
    Nothing's gonna change my world
    Nothing's gonna change my world
    Nothing's gonna change my world
    Nothing's gonna change my world
    Images of broken light
    which dance before me like a million eyes
    They call me on and on, across the universe
    Thoughts meander
    Like a restless wind inside a letter box
    They tumble blindly
    As they make their way, across the universe
    Jai guru deva om
    Nothing's gonna change my world
    Nothing's gonna change my world
    Nothing's gonna change my world
    Nothing's gonna change my world
    Sounds of laughter, shades of joy
    Are ringing through my open ears
    Inciting and inviting me
    Limitless undying love
    Which shines around me like a million suns
    It calls me on and on, across the universe
    Jai guru deva om
    Nothing's gonna change my world
    Nothing's gonna change my world
    Nothing's gonna change my world
    Nothing's gonna change my world
    Jai guru deva
    Jai guru deva
    Jai guru deva
    Jai guru deva

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fecal McAngry View Post
    You don't have to guess. You may have to guess on I/E in some cases, but Ne/Se tends to be very clear-cut. Just read her interviews. Her language is concrete, earth-bound, factual, perceptive re: factual reality, etc.
    Really great example. Thanks for helping to add clarity there.

    Now I'm wondering why I always liked George Harrison's music more, but then I was never one to really listen much to lyrics

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fecal McAngry View Post
    One day the Olympic champion Jack Kelly saw a theatre ad in a Philadelphia newspaper.
    The Death of a Salesman.

    He said: Why do they put on these Communist plays?

    Why indeed.

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