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    http://www.judithsearle.com/3.html

    Do you agree with the article? I found it an interesting read but I'm not too familiar with many of the movies she goes into depth with so I can't say much about it.
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    I think it's a bit silly. I can see where they get the idea, but it seems more like it should be a joke than something to take seriously. I tend to read all sorts of everything, for instance! If anything, my least favorite genre is adventure. It's cool and stuff, but often too little characterization. Never seen Raiders of the Lost Ark though, even though I'm an archaeologist.

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    I'm not terribly interested in most horror, unless they're mostly psychological. Monsters in the world don't do much for me, violence isn't scary, but the horrors of mind are certainly fascinating.

    I relate to both 5 and 6 genres to a degree [I'm essentially, sci-fi/action/both black and fear comedies/psychological thrillers], but more to 5 protagonists. Which makes sense, as I identify as a 5w6.



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    I don't think the goal of the article was to say what genres each type likes, but what genres "represent" each enneatype.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thunderbringer View Post
    I don't think the goal of the article was to say what genres each type likes, but what genres "represent" each enneatype.
    ....oh. ._. Sorry, I admittedly didn't read it very thoroughly.

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    Not really into everything that has melodrama, I do love Wuthering Heights, but I also enjoy literature where the character struggles as an individual facing society's expectations of them, or ones that have faced alienation/isolation... and also literature that centers around a theme of retribution for the main character. I also like fantasy stories/traditional fairy tales and folklore as well. More of a center on the individual struggle of the main character, or emphasis on the romanticism/ chivalry aspect. I also like literature that focuses on a social struggle/ historical event, existentialist theme, or something on a scientific/intellectual theme as well. The more old-school romantic of a theme there is, the more I like it.

    But yes, I think that a storyline such as Wuthering Heights is VERY 4-ish. Could tack on just about any other story that deals with individualism in a sense. Doris Lessing's literature, Daniel Keyes' 'Flowers for Algernon' is borderline 4/5, Jane Eyre, Dostoyevsky's literature, John Keats' poetry, philosophy of Soren Kierkegaard... tack on just about all of the Romantic writers, there's quite a bit of literature that focuses not only on 4 melodrama, but also the individual and romanticism.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thunderbringer View Post
    http://www.judithsearle.com/3.html

    Do you agree with the article? I found it an interesting read but I'm not too familiar with many of the movies she goes into depth with so I can't say much about it.
    I have nothing against this sort of thing, and have posted similar things here which relate enneatypes to books, movies, not to genres exactly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thunderbringer View Post
    http://www.judithsearle.com/3.html

    Do you agree with the article? I found it an interesting read but I'm not too familiar with many of the movies she goes into depth with so I can't say much about it.
    Ugh, I hate everything they say 6s like - thrillers, spy dramas and "blue collar man" stories. I don't know what a "fear comedy" is so I'll reserve judgement on that one. But way, way off base for me, and I read an insane amount of books for fun.

    So full of crap is my verdict.

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunderbringer View Post
    I don't think the goal of the article was to say what genres each type likes, but what genres "represent" each enneatype.
    The article says
    We can gain insights into our own type through observing the kinds of stories we are drawn to
    so I think the author disagrees with you there.
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    I lean more towards the 5s, I love a good horror story.

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    Screw genres, I just like anything unique and innovative and genre-bending.

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