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    Default ted hughes

    why is he intj? i don't know his poetry except for daffodils (which i found fucking disgusting). i want to know more about him.

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    ...just found this thread!
    did you type him as INTJ or did you see him typed somewhere?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Halfjillhalfjack View Post
    ...just found this thread!
    did you type him as INTJ or did you see him typed somewhere?
    elsewhere, he does have an intj nose, but i, for whatever reason, still feel cognitive dissonance. i know the sylvia film portrayal guy seemed very istp. and i can't see an intj writing "daffodils," but maybe (i hated the poem, and it felt exploitative).

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    My image of Ted comes more from his poetry than the little I know of his biography. The image I have of him is an ISTP or an InTP. This is one of my favorite poems by him and is illustrative of the reason for my opinion of his MBTI.

    Lovesong

    He loved her and she loved him.
    His kisses sucked out her whole past and future or tried to
    He had no other appetite
    She bit him she gnawed him she sucked
    She wanted him complete inside her
    Safe and sure forever and ever
    Their little cries fluttered into the curtains

    Her eyes wanted nothing to get away
    Her looks nailed down his hands his wrists his elbows
    He gripped her hard so that life
    Should not drag her from that moment
    He wanted all future to cease
    He wanted to topple with his arms round her
    Off that moment's brink and into nothing
    Or everlasting or whatever there was

    Her embrace was an immense press
    To print him into her bones
    His smiles were the garrets of a fairy palace
    Where the real world would never come
    Her smiles were spider bites
    So he would lie still till she felt hungry
    His words were occupying armies
    Her laughs were an assassin's attempts
    His looks were bullets daggers of revenge
    His glances were ghosts in the corner with horrible secrets
    His whispers were whips and jackboots
    Her kisses were lawyers steadily writing
    His caresses were the last hooks of a castaway
    Her love-tricks were the grinding of locks
    And their deep cries crawled over the floors
    Like an animal dragging a great trap
    His promises were the surgeon's gag
    Her promises took the top off his skull
    She would get a brooch made of it
    His vows pulled out all her sinews
    He showed her how to make a love-knot
    Her vows put his eyes in formalin
    At the back of her secret drawer
    Their screams stuck in the wall

    Their heads fell apart into sleep like the two halves
    Of a lopped melon, but love is hard to stop

    In their entwined sleep they exchanged arms and legs
    In their dreams their brains took each other hostage

    In the morning they wore each other's face
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    Quote Originally Posted by the state i am in View Post
    elsewhere, he does have an intj nose, but i, for whatever reason, still feel cognitive dissonance. i know the sylvia film portrayal guy seemed very istp. and i can't see an intj writing "daffodils," but maybe (i hated the poem, and it felt exploitative).
    An INTJ nose?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oedipa_Maas View Post
    An INTJ nose?
    what type do you think mr hughes is?

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    Quote Originally Posted by the state i am in View Post
    what type do you think mr hughes is?
    I think he might be an INFJ or ENFJ. His facial expression, smile and demeanor seem similar to Jack Kerouac (who I think is INFJ) and Jon Hamm (who I think is probably also INFJ but plays an ENFJ on Mad Men). Ted Hughes also reminds me of two of my real life INFJ friends.

    I realize that typing based on looks is not ideal, although I do believe that facial expressions (regardless of facial structure) do have some relevance when it comes to identifying which cognitive functions are being used.

    I suppose if he is INFJ or ENFJ that means he might also be ESTP or ISTP on account of those 4 types all using the same 4 cognitive functions, just in a different order. But I can't see an xSTP being that into poetry.

    If I had to guess I'd say Ted Hughes is an INFJ.

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