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    I've started thinking about children's authors...

    Astrid Lindgren - I don't know much about her life, but judging by her books she was almost certainly an NFP. The Fi seems very strong and I think I see quite a lot of Si in some of her books (like Six Bullerby Children), so I guess INFP.

    Jacqueline Wilson - seems like an NFP as well; I haven't read the book about her childhood yet, but vast majority of her heroines are introverts, so I would say an INFP also. Her writing style is also suspiciously similar to mine.

    I wonder about Cornelia Funke...
    Her head hung down
    Gazed at earth, finally keen,
    As the rabbit at the stoat,
    Till the earth was sky,
    Sky that was green,
    And brown clouds passed
    Like chestnut leaves along the ground.

    - SUSAN ANN AND IMMORTALITY, T. E. Hulme

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    Quote Originally Posted by Space_Oddity View Post
    I've started thinking about children's authors...

    Astrid Lindgren - I don't know much about her life, but judging by her books she was almost certainly an NFP. The Fi seems very strong and I think I see quite a lot of Si in some of her books (like Six Bullerby Children), so I guess INFP.

    Jacqueline Wilson - seems like an NFP as well; I haven't read the book about her childhood yet, but vast majority of her heroines are introverts, so I would say an INFP also. Her writing style is also suspiciously similar to mine.

    I wonder about Cornelia Funke...
    Just as you shouldn't judge a book by its cover, you shouldn't judge a writer by his book. There will obviously be some hints in anything a person writes--writing is just another form of self-expression, after all--but sometimes a writer will exaggerate an aspect of their personality in order to explore an issue which, though it may not be a huge deal in their own life, they still consider important to humanity in general. Another thing that can lead to confusion (and this can combine with the previous issue) is when a writer makes use of certain themes that aren't particularly relevant to them in order to give themselves a platform for themes that are relevant to them. I know that if people were to judge my personality on the basis of my first two books, they would probably call me an E6 INFP, simply because I was exploring issues that are central to that personality more than they're central to my own (although there was still, of course, a certain amount therapy and self-expression involved [particularly in the issues that exist in spite of the E6 INFP themes], or I wouldn't have wanted to write those books in the first place).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nunki View Post
    Just as you shouldn't judge a book by its cover, you shouldn't judge a writer by his book. There will obviously be some hints in anything a person writes--writing is just another form of self-expression, after all--but sometimes a writer will exaggerate an aspect of their personality in order to explore an issue which, though it may not be a huge deal in their own life, they still consider important to humanity in general. Another thing that can lead to confusion (and this can combine with the previous issue) is when a writer makes use of certain themes that aren't particularly relevant to them in order to give themselves a platform for themes that are relevant to them. I know that if people were to judge my personality on the basis of my first two books, they would probably call me an E6 INFP, simply because I was exploring issues that are central to that personality more than they're central to my own (although there was still, of course, a certain amount therapy and self-expression involved [particularly in the issues that exist in spite of the E6 INFP themes], or I wouldn't have wanted to write those books in the first place).
    I take it into consideration, but I still think that imagination is one of the highest forms of self-expression, and having read almost all of the books by these authors and having observed the topics that are repeated all the time, I think that the personality type becomes fairly distinct. Also, I think than Ne vs. Ni becomes very clear in writing style after a while, as well as F and T. Overall, I think it's much better to judge an author by their books than by their life.
    Her head hung down
    Gazed at earth, finally keen,
    As the rabbit at the stoat,
    Till the earth was sky,
    Sky that was green,
    And brown clouds passed
    Like chestnut leaves along the ground.

    - SUSAN ANN AND IMMORTALITY, T. E. Hulme

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mondo View Post
    I would argue that Aldous Huxley and George Orwell were more so ENFP's than INFP's actually- since neither of them really seemed uncomfortable with the prospect of being thrust into the public spotlight like an INFP write would.
    At school, Orwell was very introverted and hated the lack of solitude boarding school offered. He chose a rather solitary profession. Fi seems to be his primary function, followed by Ne.

    Huxley I don't know as well. xNFP however.
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    Does anyone have any idea about Kate Chopin's type?

    I've just read The Awakening and I'm thinking INTJ (certainly a Ni-dom). I'm forced to compare her with Sherwood Anderson (INFP), and it's incredible pain. -_- Sherwood Anderson is so "revealed", almost fairy-tale like, whereas Chopin is on one hand so realistic, and on the other hand so symbolic... It's really a weird comparison.
    Her head hung down
    Gazed at earth, finally keen,
    As the rabbit at the stoat,
    Till the earth was sky,
    Sky that was green,
    And brown clouds passed
    Like chestnut leaves along the ground.

    - SUSAN ANN AND IMMORTALITY, T. E. Hulme

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    people who need to be typed...

    Robert Pirsig
    Gregory Corso
    Paul Valery
    Ken Wilbur
    Holderlin
    ee cummings
    Billy Collins
    Lawrence Ferlinghetti
    Robert Graves
    Langston Hughes
    Oliver Wendel Holmes
    Stephane Mallarme
    Paul Verlaine
    Jean Genet entp
    Marguerite Duras entp
    Richard Meltzer nfj
    Richard Brautigan
    Terry Southern
    Neil Gaiman
    Richard Alpert nf
    Lermontov
    Raymond Chandler
    John Barth
    Studs Terkel
    Gunter Grass
    Virgil
    Richard Wright
    Georg Trakl
    Guaillaume Apollinaire
    Elizabeth Browning
    Ambrose Beirce
    Andre Breton
    Gwendolyn Brooks
    Louise Bogan
    Bertolt Brecht
    Heinrich Ibsen
    Stephen Crane
    Raymond Carver
    Aleister Crowley
    Paul Eluard
    Rudyard Kipling
    Thomas More inf
    Czeslaw Milosz
    Edmund Spenser
    Fredreich Von Schiller
    Charles Bukowski
    Thomas Hardy
    Bram Stoker
    Sinclair Lewis
    Anton Chekhov
    Joyce Carol Oates
    Anne Lemot
    Christopher Marlowe
    Jens Peter Jacobsen
    Kate Chopin
    Katherine Mansfield
    Raymond Chandler
    HG Wells
    Ray Kurzweil
    Stephen Johnson
    Yone Noguchi

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