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    The ultimate Method actor and 3-time Oscar winner, I think he's an INFJ 5w4 Sp/Sx. Anyone else?
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    He's my favourite actor!

    He's definitely INXJ. I would say probably all the hard-core method actors are Ni doms. I'm not sure if he's T or F.

    I agree he's likely 5w4 Sp/Sx too.
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    His demeanor in interviews during this award season was very Fe-like: gracious, classy, and diplomatic. I'm thinking especially of his acceptance speech at the SAG Awards where he gave a shout out to Joaquin Phoenix, who wasn't nominated and was absent (another method actor; probably INFP).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cloud of Thunder View Post
    His demeanor in interviews during this award season was very Fe-like: gracious, classy, and diplomatic. I'm thinking especially of his acceptance speech at the SAG Awards where he gave a shout out to Joaquin Phoenix, who wasn't nominated and was absent (another method actor; probably INFP).
    Oh, I absolutely get your reasoning; I'm just not sure if it is Fe or highly developed Te. If he were younger I would think it was Fe without a doubt, but more healthy and mature INTJs can learn to be rather like that too.
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    I can't tell if he's INFJ or ISTP. Same functions, same introverted tendencies, but he comes off pretty down to earth. Not Ni leading. When he was younger, he seemed to fall into the worst parts of Se. Apparently stole a lot and got busted for petty stuff. "I was a savage for so many years of my life. There was some seed of determination in me that I was not conscious of. I was mostly consciously getting into trouble and drunk." Consciously getting into trouble, but unconsciously determined for "something". That's sounds like Se over Ni to me.

    And apparently, he enjoys woodworking and cobbling (making shoes) over acting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KDude View Post
    I can't tell if he's INFJ or ISTP. Same functions, same introverted tendencies, but he comes off pretty down to earth. Not Ni leading. When he was younger, he seemed to fall into the worst parts of Se. Apparently stole a lot and got busted for petty stuff. "I was a savage for so many years of my life. There was some seed of determination in me that I was not conscious of. I was mostly consciously getting into trouble and drunk." Consciously getting into trouble, but unconsciously determined for "something". That's sounds like Se over Ni to me.

    And apparently, he enjoys woodworking and cobbling (making shoes) over acting.
    Oh yeah. This vibe is partly why I think he's very developed in his type. There's more breadth in his nature rather than a sort of extreme 'specialisation' that you see in undeveloped people. I'm guessing you read the Dario Nardi Reddit thread.

    I do think the whole method thing puts him in the Intuitive category. I would be surprised if many S actors were crazy about Method acting - especially SPs. The Method is so indirect and roundabout; I imagine a SP wouldn't need to condition themselves to achieve a mindset, create a unfamiliar physical state or express something. Method acting (or variations of this approach) seems like something an actor does when they can't "just do it" in the moment. That sounds like a N issue to me - in particular a NJ trying to mimic Se through Ni.

    I do realise I generalising a bit here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Southern Kross View Post
    I would be surprised if many S actors were crazy about Method acting - especially SPs. The Method is so indirect and roundabout; I imagine a SP wouldn't need to condition themselves to achieve a mindset, create a unfamiliar physical state or express something. Method acting (or variations of this approach) seems like something an actor does when they can't "just do it" in the moment. That sounds like a N issue to me - in particular a NJ trying to mimic Se through Ni.

    I do realise I generalising a bit here.
    Well, FWIW, I think some of the biggest method actors were SP as well (Brando, Dean, Mickey Rourke, etc. Many who are confusing on the NJ/SP thing in their own right). Personally, I suck at acting, but I tried getting into it when I was younger. That doesn't mean much, but it was the door that opened the prospect and interest, at least. If that makes sense? Some actors have a more "thespian" motivation to get into it, but it was the understated psychological study that appealed to me.

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    Love love love him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KDude View Post
    Well, FWIW, I think some of the biggest method actors were SP as well (Brando, Dean, Mickey Rourke, etc. Many who are confusing on the NJ/SP thing in their own right).
    Oh, good examples. They were methody SPs with a strangely NJ vibe about them. Hmm, something to ponder...

    Personally, I suck at acting, but I tried getting into it when I was younger. That doesn't mean much, but it was the door that opened the prospect and interest, at least. If that makes sense? Some actors have a more "thespian" motivation to get into it, but it was the understated psychological study that appealed to me.
    That's a shame. Do you still do some - just for fun?

    I had to do some acting exercises for a film course I did and found it utterly mortifying. You've got to be gutsy to do it; shameless, even. I admire people that have the strength to get up in front of people and do that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Southern Kross View Post
    I had to do some acting exercises for a film course I did and found it utterly mortifying. You've got to be gutsy to do it; shameless, even. I admire people that have the strength to get up in front of people and do that.
    I'm in the same boat. It's funny that I kept putting myself in that situation (in elementary years, a few times as a teen, then in adult workshops). It was a good learning experience though.

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