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    Default Sylvia Plath and 50 Cent

    Any ideas?

    An odd pairing I know, but they're two that have been on my mind recently. I saw an interview with 50 Cent the other day and he wasn't at all as I'd expected. I was surprised by how introverted and thoughtful he was, and obviously the image he portrays in his music is just that: an image, but I was genuinely shocked at how passive he was. This channel has the interview:

    YouTube - ardenarmocida's Channel

    And Sylvia Plath. I'd assume INFP but I could be wrong as it's based on a vague sort of intuition and her similarity to others who I think are INFPs.

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    50 cent in combination with Robert Greene have recently written a "nonfiction" succesds bible/strategy book called the 50th Power. I have not read it yet but have talked with and am fan of Robert's work. My understanding is the 50th power is essentially about entering into projects boldly, feerlessly and never dwell on regret.
    Sylvia Plath wrote a semi biography too. Her Husband is Ted Hughes also a great poet.
    I not much of 50 cent music fan but it appears he has made some monumental steps from humble beginnings. I don't think its Plaths best work but am fond of this one

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    While like an early summer plum,
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    Droops upon its wizened stem
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    I've heard a few times that 50 Cent is ISFJ. Don't have enough to argue against that.

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    I think Sylvia Plath was an INFJ, actually.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom View Post
    Any ideas?

    An odd pairing I know, but they're two that have been on my mind recently. I saw an interview with 50 Cent the other day and he wasn't at all as I'd expected. I was surprised by how introverted and thoughtful he was, and obviously the image he portrays in his music is just that: an image, but I was genuinely shocked at how passive he was. This channel has the interview:

    YouTube - ardenarmocida's Channel

    And Sylvia Plath. I'd assume INFP but I could be wrong as it's based on a vague sort of intuition and her similarity to others who I think are INFPs.
    She was an INFJ.
    I think the closest we've had to Sylvia + Fiddy was Eminem + Dido:YouTube - Eminem feat. Dido - Stan

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheChosenOne View Post
    I've heard a few times that 50 Cent is ISFJ. Don't have enough to argue against that.
    That sounds about right to me.

    Quote Originally Posted by marmalade.sunrise
    I think Sylvia Plath was an INFJ, actually.
    Hmm... I can believe that.

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    I've seen Sylvia Plath typed as an ISFP. I think that writers are too often assumed to be Ns without even thinking about the possibility that they could be Ss...

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    Sylvia Plath's poetry is strongly Ni-Fe imo. I think she was an INFJ. Her mental illness can make it more difficult to type her, and she was not strongly introverted being quite sought after for dating in such when younger. INFJs have a little wider natural range of socialization based on their Fe. I can see why people might think INFP, but it doesn't really fit based on her life history. Her ideas are strongly metaphorical which is associated with INFJs.

    Based on his work, I would lean towards thinking Robert Frost could be an SF. Emily Dickinson leans more in the direction of Sensing in her expression than Sylvia Plath imo. Dickinson's relationship to nature is nuanced, personal, and direct rather than using the ideas as abstractions of other concepts. She draws directly from the source with more sensitivity to its particulars than most poets.

    Edit: I think what makes typing artists difficult is that creative expression requires integration of different cognitive styles in the mind. Isolating a single mode of thought doesn't tend to produce what is creative or original. There needs to be a way to connect the internal experience with the outside world, which can occur in a variety of ways. Does one start with the intangible and find ways to make it tangible, or does one start with what is seen and felt and extend it into a sense of meaning? It can be difficult to tell in which direction the process occurs.
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    Yeah, she was a very physical person, very sensual. I could see her Ni being more tertiary than dominant. I'm taking stabs in the dark, of course, but I've read a lot of her stuff and I relate to it... very well. And she is a poet who I can actually read and make sense of her poems, while typically INFJ and INFP poets... don't hold my attention.

    But like I know. But I wouldn't rule out ISFP.

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