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    Recently finished reading Brave New World (and currently reading Brave New World: Revisted). Every aspect of the book sheds enough insight for me to make a somewhat accurate guess of Huxley's type:

    INTJ

    However I'm still unsure of enneagram, although I think it's safe to say that he probably belongs somewhere in the head category, probably 6w5 or 5w6.

    Anyone have any other thoughts that they would be willing to share?

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    Hmm. I read Brave New World a few years ago and enjoyed it quite a lot (the nature of its predictions are a far sight more accurate than, say, the the somewhat more famous Nineteen Eighty-Four).

    I know Huxley was, personally, a very vocal advocate for LSD (to the point that, on his deathbed, whilst unable to speak, he requested in a note that his wife give him "LSD, 100 µg, intramuscular"). I also know he was a very extreme pacifist and refused to serve in WWII for that reason.

    Here are two interviews with Huxley. I lack the time to watch them just now:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3TQZ-2iMUR0

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-0I-hG5PEU
    Does he want a pillow for his head?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZPowers View Post
    Hmm. I read Brave New World a few years ago and enjoyed it quite a lot (the nature of its predictions are a far sight more accurate than, say, the the somewhat more famous Nineteen Eighty-Four).
    Indeed.

    I know Huxley was, personally, a very vocal advocate for LSD (to the point that, on his deathbed, whilst unable to speak, he requested in a note that his wife give him "LSD, 100 µg, intramuscular"). I also know he was a very extreme pacifist and refused to serve in WWII for that reason.
    The desire to experience LSD and being pacifist are relevant of his character, yet I can't quite tie those two things in with any possible corresponding cognitive function.

    Here are two interviews with Huxley. I lack the time to watch them just now:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3TQZ-2iMUR0

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-0I-hG5PEU
    After watching some of the interviews, I'd say that Huxley seems like a 5w6.

    Overall I'm going to type him as: INTJ 5w6 so/sp ILI-Ni

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