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    Default Jonathan Safron Foer

    Has anyone read his books? For some reason I never quite finished Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close because I kept going back to to best parts and reading them over again.

    I love the way he writes; he has such a creative style.

    I realize many people might be unfamiliar with him, but if you've heard of him or read any of his books: what do you think his MBTI type is, and why?

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    "Feathers filled the small room. Our laughter kept the feathers in the air. I thought about birds. Could they fly is there wasn't someone, somewhere, laughing?"
    Jonathan Safran Foer (Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close)

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    Aww, no one? Shucks.

    I was thinking NT, but that's as far as I got.

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    "Feathers filled the small room. Our laughter kept the feathers in the air. I thought about birds. Could they fly is there wasn't someone, somewhere, laughing?"
    Jonathan Safran Foer (Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close)

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    when i read everything is illuminated, i saw infj. occasionally i have this "did i miss something" with many infjs and i thought he was one of them.

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    I'm guessing INFJ, as well.

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    Yay, thanks.

    Hmm. INFJ would definitely make much more sense... Maybe it's the Ni that makes his books so enigmatically delicious.

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    "Feathers filled the small room. Our laughter kept the feathers in the air. I thought about birds. Could they fly is there wasn't someone, somewhere, laughing?"
    Jonathan Safran Foer (Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close)

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    Never read any of his work, but I heard him talking on NPR about his new book, Eating Animals, being a vegetarian, farms, local meat, that kind of thing. Thought he sounded like an entirely reasonable person..very level-headed and down to earth, to the point that I almost want to say that he has a thinking preference...maybe INTP? INFJ seems plausible as well though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by poppy View Post
    Never read any of his work, but I heard him talking on NPR about his new book, Eating Animals, being a vegetarian, farms, local meat, that kind of thing. Thought he sounded like an entirely reasonable person..very level-headed and down to earth, to the point that I almost want to say that he has a thinking preference...maybe INTP? INFJ seems plausible as well though.
    Yeah, that's what made me originally consider NT. I really don't think he's P, though... In the videos I've seen of him, he just gives off these J vibes. And no, I don't know what J vibes are, but I'm pretty sure I felt them.

    His novels are very creatively written: intricate, cryptic, lyrical - almost to the point of being some kind of written art. So appealing.

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    "Feathers filled the small room. Our laughter kept the feathers in the air. I thought about birds. Could they fly is there wasn't someone, somewhere, laughing?"
    Jonathan Safran Foer (Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close)

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    From some interviews I've watched, he's definitely an INFJ, and I see it in his writing style too.

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    Seems like every good author is INxJ. Can you please dont hog them all?
    I would eat an artichoke down to its heart,
    then feed the heart to him.
    It was enough that he was not you and utterly foreign,
    related to no one. So easy to love.

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