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    JFK and RFK. What type do you see them as?

    JFK: ENFJ?

    RFK: INFJ? INTJ?

    Recently re-watched Oliver Stone's JFK. What a film.

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    Not sure about JFK but RFK seems like an INFJ to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saudade View Post
    Not sure about JFK but RFK seems like an INFJ to me.
    I thought JFK was ESFP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chubber View Post
    I thought JFK was ESFP.
    Both brothers certainly seem like NF's to me me but I thought maybe NT would fit for RFK. Jack doesn't give me an SF vibe at all although I must admit I am not a typing genius by any means.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gotapoint View Post
    Both brothers certainly seem like NF's to me me but I thought maybe NT would fit for RFK. Jack doesn't give me an SF vibe at all although I must admit I am not a typing genius by any means.
    neither am I

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    John F Kennedy was a total ESTP (I wrote my undergraduate dissertation on him)

    Don't believe the Camelot myth, he was utterly pragmatic, bad in seeing the consequences of his actions (the whole Cuban Missile Crisis standoff might not have happened if he hadn't consistently tried to kill Fidel Castro...) but he was great in a crisis. He was also a Se-whore, he basically slept with everything that couldn't escape in time and a lot of his health issues had to do with him contracting loads of STDs. He was also a morally shady wheeler-dealer, one of his mistresses was at the same time the mistress of a mafia boss and Kennedy used her as a courier, she would fly across the country and exchange envelopes with the mafia. Basically he was not a very nice human being and if he hadn't been killed there would have been no Kennedy myth but just the legacy of a very mediocre presidency. His successor Lyndon B Johnson was just as much of a philanderer but a far better president, pushing through Civil Rights legislation and huge welfare reforms.

    Not sure about Robert Kennedy, I think he was a S (both him and JFK would get really annoyed with people who spent loads of time talking instead of actually doing things) but he seemed more quiet and also more idealistic. Maybe an IxFJ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lightyear View Post
    John F Kennedy was a total ESTP (I wrote my undergraduate dissertation on him)

    Don't believe the Camelot myth, he was utterly pragmatic, bad in seeing the consequences of his actions (the whole Cuban Missile Crisis standoff might not have happened if he hadn't consistently tried to kill Fidel Castro...) but he was great in a crisis. He was also a Se-whore, he basically slept with everything that couldn't escape in time and a lot of his health issues had to do with him contracting loads of STDs. He was also a morally shady wheeler-dealer, one of his mistresses was at the same time the mistress of a mafia boss and Kennedy used her as a courier, she would fly across the country and exchange envelopes with the mafia. Basically he was not a very nice human being and if he hadn't been killed there would have been no Kennedy myth but just the legacy of a very mediocre presidency. His successor Lyndon B Johnson was just as much of a philanderer but a far better president, pushing through Civil Rights legislation and huge welfare reforms.

    Not sure about Robert Kennedy, I think he was a S (both him and JFK would get really annoyed with people who spent loads of time talking instead of actually doing things) but he seemed more quiet and also more idealistic. Maybe an IxFJ?
    Interesting. All conspiracy theories aside, I do find it strange that you consider Johnson to be a better president when his preference was obviously to continue a war in Vietnam, that America had no business being involved in, and JFK supposedly was trying to get out of. But you're obviously more educated in the matter than I am. RFK seems to me like he was probably a much better candidate for the presidency than Jack but thats just from the bits that I have read.

    There is so much disinformation floating around on this subject it must of been very difficult (and probably very interesting), to write about. Thanks for your input.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gotapoint View Post
    Interesting. All conspiracy theories aside, I do find it strange that you consider Johnson to be a better president when his preference was obviously to continue a war in Vietnam, that America had no business being involved in, and JFK supposedly was trying to get out of.
    Vietnam was LBJ's achilles' heel, he did some amazing things on the domestic front but that will unfortunately always be overshadowed by his foreign policy. And just to compare him and JFK; Johnson was a real visionary who pushed through the "Great Society" legislation to fight poverty (I believe he was an ENTJ and very likely an 8w7) while Kennedy spend a lot of his time as a senator not really doing anything and once he became president (thanks to the help of his very rich and highly ambitious father) he outwardly cultivated the myth of himself as some sort of romantic prince but JFK was actually incredibly pragmatic, he went with the flow while lacking any big vision or real moral convictions.

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