I see what you mean about the introversion. Her body language is intensely inward and somewhat avoidant. She seems as quintessentially P as anyone could possibly be. She describes the process of her life as chaotic, as love 'sneaking up from behind', etc. I still have to say that her dominant function seems like Fi to me. Fi is very passionate. Just how she thinks and her manner does actually draw the listener in to her private world. So far I really couldn't say between INFP and ISFP. You might be curious to know that my sister is an INFP and my mother most likely an ISFP, so I have some intimate feel for both. I just don't accept the stereotype of S's not being inventive or insightful. I find ISFP to be one of the richest personality types. Her comment about her worst fear being boredom, and of not having the 'courage' to take some action could support that type. Ni is also the tertiary function for ISFP, and there is definitely that element in her work, although INFJ would still surprise me. However, i have seen people far more distant from the INFJ descriptions claim that type, so never say never. My INFP sister's emotional world is very personal, private, and she expresses deeply in her visual art. Maybe I could send you a private link to some of her video clips. My sister has very similar body language to Bjork, but has some notable differences in her thinking as well. You could well be right about the NF-ness. Fwiw, if i had to throw in a guess at the moment it would be INFP, but it's hard to dismiss ISFP entirely. What do you think?
Got the Charlie Rose to work!
Charlie: You see yourself just inside the trees, but you don't see the forest.
Bjork: I don't think that is my role... Sometimes when I do each album i do interviews and get a little bit smitten from seeing it from the outside, which may be a little bit healthy... But then I want to get really quickly back to the tree... because you can't work with that sort of view.
...It's a dangerous trap to get too nostalgic, because then you can't create new stuff.
Charlie: do you know where the new stuff comes from or does it just come?
Bjork: ...It's on all different levels... Sound collecting... it's very academic and sit down and you collect. This is the kind of flavor, you spend hours and hours and months and years until you have the sound library of the sounds you want for the beat. It's like being a librarian.
Bjork: Yes. Part of me is just kind of the singer, kind of the opposite of that, just kind of a force. I should know as little about that as possible.
Charlie: What do you like about this album
Bjork: I was truthful.
...I saw how the soundworld of this album should be before starting the album three years ago... but also many things happened on this album that nobody could have planned. I guess that is the more adventurous aspect of collaboration. I don't have more interest in controlling the collaboration., but you get people involved to get surprises.
Charlie: My sense is that you have always been in love with sound. All kinds of sound. Not just lyrics, but sound.
Bjork: Yeah, yeah... It's just the one most all embracing, all forgiving embracing thing there is. It doesn't ask any questions. You don't have to explain yourself. It's the one world where... that can cover allthe emotional levels of you. I'm the sort of person when it comes to language and communicating on a daily basis i feel like i am trying to put an ocean through a straw. With music it doesn't feel like that... yeah it's just like a warm embrace.