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    Default Bob Dylan

    I haven't seen him discussed here. My guess would be INFJ. Thoughts?
    How about Joan Baez?

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    I think Bob Dylan is an ISFP- he didn't make his music for some larger purpose but more so because he enjoyed doing so. Also, most musicians are Perceiving types over Judging types.. his songs are ones that NF's and SFP's can relate to easily.
    Joan Baez is likely an ENFP.

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    ISFP -- listen to his break up songs.
    One by one, over the months, the other bulbs burn out, and are gone. The first few of these hit Byron hard. He's still a new arrival, still hasn't accepted his immortality. But on through the burning hours he starts to learn about the transience of others: learns that loving them while they're here becomes easier, and also more intense—to love as if each design-hour will be the last.

    Thomas Pynchon - Gravity's Rainbow

    I can't go on, I'll go on.

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    is he more isfp neil young or more infj troubadour? he is adamant that he ain't synthesizing shit, that he's just writing songs and playing music that means something to him. but he seems too consistently in the right place at the right time. it's tough to see where the iconography ends and where he begins. he is very safe-guarded and personal. his songs seem to blend concrete imagery and metaphor about as balanced as can be. when talking he seems Fi dominant to me. he doesn't impress me as a writer at all, but his songs WORK. they resonate. his fascinations with folk music > poetry > rock and roll/the band > christianity > break-up songs > daniel lanois production. i don't know, he seems less infj every day. i can see any of these possibilities working to some degree, but we aren't catching hold very well quite yet.

    i could see neil young, johnny cash, bob dylan, and will oldham all kind of connected. or a rootsy rocker like mike ness. all isfps. jimi hendrix i lean towards infp now, but who the fuck knows. either way he's a 9w8, i think. whereas bob is straight 4. same with neil. that constant burn/simmer.

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    he isn't N.
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    I´m with ISFP. Compare him with Morrisey or some of the other INFJ singers. Quite different attitudes. The hippiness and lifestyle of Dylan supports ISFP also.

    Baez is a classic ENFP. Zero doubt there.
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    Pfft. Dylan is totally N.

    He's been discussed in several threads, and typed as INFJ here.
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    ISFP

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    ISFP, agreed.
    "Imagination creates beauty, hope, magic, and happiness, which are everything in this world."

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    Quote Originally Posted by noigmn View Post
    I´m with ISFP. Compare him with Morrisey or some of the other INFJ singers. Quite different attitudes. The hippiness and lifestyle of Dylan supports ISFP also.

    Baez is a classic ENFP. Zero doubt there.

    Dylan didn't care for many of the hippies around him, and he was far more iconoclastic than most of the popular singer-songwriters of the period.
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