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    I'd prefer to sit back and see if any of you have ideas before I jump in..
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    Don't remember a ton, I haven't read her for years.

    I think I'd thought INFJ at the time (it reminded me of Virginia Woolf or someone similar), at this point I'd say INFx... basically, values and introversion and observer of people... basically able to step back and record one's life and feelings and values as it unfolds as a narrative.
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    I've heard others call her an INFJ. It seems very plausable. She might have been an INFP, though. Her behavior in terms of her love affairs seems somewhat Fi, because she seemed to fly away with whatever she felt. She also had a lifelong relationship with Henry Miller, but not in any sort of "conventional" sense. INFPs are also stereotyped as writers, and she was quite romantic. I guess I do see some Fe in her, though, because she stayed married to her husband until he died, even though she cheated on him repeatedly. She also made sure that none of her journals were published until all parties named were deceased. It really could go either way, IMHO.

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    i read henry and june. i sort of agreed with isfp for a while, but am less inclined to take that position now. i could see infj, i am starting to see a dominant intuitive and not a dominant feeler.

    i know it was very fashionable, but her psychoanalysis seems telling too. she was in love with the idea of understanding herself, obviously a 4. i could totally see infj 4w5. or perhaps even intj.

    their connection also makes a lot of sense to me either way. perhaps even more so as intj. i was so 100% convinced that henry miller was an enfp, and, for the most part i still am. watchin some of the youtube clips makes me feel more entp tho initially. with that said i'm still probably 80/20 he's an enfp.

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    INFJ.

    Looks INFJ, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the state i am in View Post
    i read henry and june. i sort of agreed with isfp for a while, but am less inclined to take that position now. i could see infj, i am starting to see a dominant intuitive and not a dominant feeler.

    i know it was very fashionable, but her psychoanalysis seems telling too. she was in love with the idea of understanding herself, obviously a 4. i could totally see infj 4w5. or perhaps even intj.
    Yes, maybe INTJ.
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    Quote Originally Posted by the state i am in View Post
    their connection also makes a lot of sense to me either way. perhaps even more so as intj. i was so 100% convinced that henry miller was an enfp, and, for the most part i still am. watchin some of the youtube clips makes me feel more entp tho initially. with that said i'm still probably 80/20 he's an enfp.
    I'm 80/20 that he's ENTP/ENFP.

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    maybe it's fred ward who is getting in the way. in which case philip kaufman did shitty casting. anais is in love with his energy, in the book it is probably a different animal than the way the movie was done, and the book is less recent to me. in the book she is much more inj analytical. willing to consider any potential premise with no restrictions, no pre-ordained morality.

    henry could be less of the gushy always merry and bright all ya need is a great meal/full stomach and more of an entp prankster. he did read fucking bergson after all, and his career path is sooooo entp. he's in love with bombast and the world of ideas. pummeling you with them, letting one idea drift into and be taken over by another, and superimposing them all together. plus he's the biggest schemer ever.

    plus he has more of an entp style for being in love with himself than an enfp style. charming not even despite his self-absorption but bc of it kinda thing. strangely endearing.

    i'm allowing myself to become convinced that he's an entp. this is the second major influence for me this week who i thought was enfp but realized was an entp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the state i am in View Post
    i'm allowing myself to become convinced that he's an entp. this is the second major influence for me this week who i thought was enfp but realized was an entp.
    What was the other major influence?
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