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    They´re both totally unique but share their unusualness.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peguy View Post
    Has Franz Kafka ever been classifed? I'm willing to guess INFP at this preliminary stage.
    My first guess would have also been INFP. I don't know enough about his life to have much to extrapolate from. But it was that "instant recognition" stuff when I first discovered his writing which is the basis of my guess.
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    INFJ or at least by the way he wrote anyway.
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    i thought infj for kafka, but i could imagine considering infp in the future.

    they're not character driven. they're loaded with Ti, but have more color and texture than intp. more shades and hues, more Fe and parental conflict everywhere. they seem more left-brained weirdness, schizy skewed Ni perception, the smothered Fe feeling just gets me. total lack of connection at all times, total lack of understanding, of emotional subjective communication, that horrifying disconnect, that bad dream ominousness. prophetic.

    i also think of milan kundera's the art of the novel (a definite infj to my ears!) and how he talks about kafka. it feels patrilinear or something, i can feel the kinship tree growing from the roots. obviously dostoeyevsky too. i also need to know diderot, musil, and gombrowicz.

    a really interesting question is the way in which intp, intj, infp, and super introverted NiTi infj types with totally unexpressed extraversion (Fe!) write about alienation, desolation, isolation. intp is the most consistent and shaded but without warmth just bite and style, intj is more unfulfilled and wanting and defiant, infp is lost and dreamlike and so so heavy sad, infj is just suffocating and alone and totally fuckin empty.

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    franz is N. hemmingway could never write something as creepy and entertaining as kafka. NT sounds plausible.
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    I always thought of him as an NT, but he's not wordy enough to be an INTP. Or maybe he is... I don't know. But I get an NT vibe.

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    INTP, typical.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the state i am in View Post
    intp is the most consistent and shaded but without warmth just bite and style, intj is more unfulfilled and wanting and defiant, infp is lost and dreamlike and so so heavy sad, infj is just suffocating and alone and totally fuckin empty.
    Nice.


    I've been reading his letters recently. I'm leaning more towards INTP now.
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    INTP

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    As a child, I started reading some of his work and just shook my head....

    It might have been a poor translation, but it was like reading something an alien wrote........


    Could it be that I could totally not understand a fellow NF? Likely....but I don't know.

    I should read one of his books in the original and get back to you. That's the best way to determine something like that....
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