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    INFP. It's just a game to him.
    He lacks the typical "worthiness" of the avg INFJ.
    Plus, all the best actors are INFP. ~ The World According to Salomé
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    Quote Originally Posted by Salomé View Post
    INFP. It's just a game to him.
    He lacks the typical "worthiness" of the avg INFJ.
    That's an interesting way of putting it. I think that "worthiness" might be a Fi dom thing though. Read how Jung describes them. His Fi is not the looser/more accommodating Dreamer/Perceptual type bandied about in MBTI.

    "It puts forward negative feeling-judgments or assumes an air of profound indifference, as a measure of self-defence. [..] Such a case never fails to create an impression of sentimental self-love, with its constant effort to arouse interest and even morbid self-admiration just as the subjectified consciousness of the introverted thinker, striving after an abstraction of abstractions, only attains a supreme intensity of a thought-process in itself quite empty, so the intensification of egocentric feeling only leads to a contentless passionateness, which merely feels itself."

    [..] "There is little effort to accompany the real emotions of the object, which tend to be damped and rebuffed, or to put it more aptly, are 'cooled off' by a negative feeling-judgment. Although one may find a constant readiness for a peaceful and harmonious companionship, the unfamiliar object is shown no touch of amiability, no gleam of responding warmth, but is met by a manner of apparent indifference or repelling coldness.
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    Needless to say, you could mean something completely different. To me, "worthiness" is that type that makes me instantly think "WTF did I do?"

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    What about that interview did not signify indifference/coldness to you?

    I can't really be bothered to explain what I mean by "worthiness", though your reaction is an appropriate one and suggests we're on the same page.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Salomé View Post
    What about that interview did not signify indifference/coldness to you?
    Oh, it didn't.. He seemed to like clarifying and didn't repel anything, and spoke at the same level with the others. We can agree he's not the "worthiness" type, whatever that is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KDude View Post
    Oh, it didn't.. He seemed to like clarifying and didn't repel anything, and spoke at the same level with the others.
    Seriously? Were we watching the same interview?
    We can agree he's not the "worthiness" type, whatever that is.
    He does not take himself too seriously. He does not buy into his own mythology. He does not believe himself/what he is doing, to be earth-shatteringly important. At the same time, he takes his "craft" very seriously. I could see ISTP before INFJ. I wouldn't rule out INTP.
    Day-Lewis can relate to that: the absurdity of being him. "Absolutely," he says. "When people ask me about acting, I've often wondered whether the reason I work the way I do is an instinctual response to my sense of absurdity. And in order to eclipse that, I have to immerse myself more than most people. And of course that only risks making me look all the more daft." He throws up his hands. "People always ask me: 'Isn't it strange that you have to do this or that to prepare for the work?' But really: what could be stranger than the work itself?"
    Sensitivity to (and delight in) absurdity is a hallmark of Ne. All NP humour relies on this characteristic. Even his Oscar speech was playfully absurd. He finds the whole thing rather ridiculous. That both rescues him (from the genuine absurdity of people who believe their own hype) and makes him great at what he does.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Salomé View Post
    Sensitivity to (and delight in) absurdity is a hallmark of Ne. All NP humour relies on this characteristic. Even his Oscar speech was playfully absurd. He finds the whole thing rather ridiculous.
    Is that Ne? In any case, it's pretty admirable. Apparently, his own kids didn't know he was actor until recently (his 14 yr old apparently thought he worked in construction).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Salomé View Post
    Seriously? Were we watching the same interview?

    He does not take himself too seriously. He does not buy into his own mythology. He does not believe himself/what he is doing, to be earth-shatteringly important. At the same time, he takes his "craft" very seriously. I could see ISTP before INFJ. I wouldn't rule out INTP.

    Sensitivity to (and delight in) absurdity is a hallmark of Ne. All NP humour relies on this characteristic. Even his Oscar speech was playfully absurd. He finds the whole thing rather ridiculous. That both rescues him (from the genuine absurdity of people who believe their own hype) and makes him great at what he does.
    I'm bringing up an old thread, but I had to ask, why do you think an appreciation for the absurd is of the exclusive domain of Ne? I could easily see an infj being able to spot and enjoy incongruent features in their environment.

    Anyway, your description of Infjs being "worthy" is interesting. Are you saying Infjs give off an air of weightiness, because they take the matters close to their heart very seriously, as if they and their ideas were one and the same entity?

    I have no idea how infjs behave in real life, but from my own experience and reading about them, they're certainly the least likely of all types to be drunk with a sense of their own self importance, such as what you are inferring. They're too swallowed up by self doubt to allow that to happen. But I don't THINK this is what you meant here, anyway.

    Still not sure if he's istp or infp though...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jackitty View Post
    I'm bringing up an old thread, but I had to ask, why do you think an appreciation for the absurd is of the exclusive domain of Ne? I could easily see an infj being able to spot and enjoy incongruent features in their environment.
    I don't think it's the exclusive domain of anyone. He could be INFJ, I don't know. He didn't strike me as one, tis all.

    Anyway, your description of Infjs being "worthy" is interesting. Are you saying Infjs give off an air of weightiness, because they take the matters close to their heart very seriously, as if they and their ideas were one and the same entity?
    "Worthiness: noun 2. the quality of having good intentions but lacking in humour or interest ⇒ The characters' worthiness can become tedious."

    I suspect I was being facetious and / or supporting a random supposition with questionable logic.
    Sounds like something I might do.
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    i think he's an INFP. i am pretty sure of it.
    he's intensely private + shy + very withdrawn. he has this explosive emotional power and genuine vibe that is very INFP to me. i think his methods would seem too irrational to an INFJ. i see method actors as being very Fi, honestly. they go down into this vortex of emotion and BECOME the other person. that's empathy, not sympathy. it isn't very practical and most people find it crazy but it's beautiful and deep. there is something very POETIC about him, and often poetic-seeming people are INFPs. his father was cecil day-lewis, a poet in fact!

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