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    Default Tavis Smiley: ESFJ?

    I love to watch his show. He's probably, to my mind, one of the best interviewers out there. He's very sharp, edgy, knowledgeable, incisive, respectful yet forceful, able to improvise on the fly, open-minded and curious. All the masterful traits I associate with a well-balanced ESFJ.

    Some of my favorite interviews were with Cornell West, Sir Ben Kingsley, and lately, Mickey Rourke (Tavis got a GREAT interview from Mickey... very touching and insightful- I took it to be an ESFJ-ESTP dynamic, which I like).

    I really respect Tavis's ability to ask hard questions without being a jerk or disrespecting his subjects. They seem at ease with him. And I always learn something. He always takes the interview in a direction I least expect.

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    Ditto - he's so damn classy
    I can see that. ESFJ it is.
    So now we can spend the rest of the thread on how me and your sister are going to dress up like Alice in Wonderland's Tea Party scene?
    I N V I C T U S

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    Not as good as Bill Moyers, but way better than Charlie Rose. Charlie Rose talks too damn much.
    There's reason to be afraid, and reason to open your heart. ~ Seal

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    Anii - my sister can't stand Charlie Rose. She says he talks over top of people which makes her nuts. Point of fact, we saw his interview with Mickey Rourke, and Mick was *so* on his guard. I don't blame him. Charlie Rose is kind of a jerk at weird moments.

    Thursday - Agreed. He's all class. (And a very merry unbirthday to you...)

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    Did you see Smiley's interview of Joni Mitchell? He was downright giddy; he went all fangirly on her. I liked him before I saw that, but he went up 100 points on my respect-o-meter after that.
    There's reason to be afraid, and reason to open your heart. ~ Seal

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    Never did! Thanks for the link! Apparently he's a huge fan of James Taylor too! Funny...

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    I totally think Tavis is an N. It's the thing that keeps me tuning in and wanting to watch more of him.
    NTJ's are the only types that have ever made me feel emo.
    ENP's are the only types that have ever made me feel like a sensor.


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    Tavis Smiley annoys the shit out of me.

    So fake. So annoying.

    Charlie Rose is way better in my book.

    Tavis might broach issues, but he never really gets deep enough into them to teach me much, since he's so damn afraid of offending who he's interviewing.

    My girlfriend can't stand him either.

    I'm chalking this one up to Fe/Fi differences...

    *sound of ENFP entering thread and imminent derailment*

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    I'm really sorry.

    Tavis Smiley good? Are you guys serious?

    Agree with Charlie Rose. He's awesome.

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    I have Tav tagged as an so/sp e45 infp (undeniably antsy, lick-slapping, pretentious goober)

    and Rose as an sx/sp e54 infj. Switch over to Dirty Jobs to verify.

    thinking of you

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