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    Default Famous Intellectuals

    Christopher Hitchens: ENTP
    Richard Dawkins: INTJ
    Noam Chomsky: INTP
    Stephen Fry: ENFJ
    Steven Pinker: INTP
    Niall Ferguson: INTP
    Simon Schama: INFJ
    Naomi Klein - INFJ

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    Last edited by dynamiteninja; 09-19-2008 at 12:19 PM. Reason: Chomsky:INFJ to INTP, replaced Orwell with Klein, Hitchens: ENTJ to ENTP

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    Prob. right about Orwell--That's what I've heard and it makes perfect sense. Keep in mind that he's unusually bright for any type

    I think Dawkins is INTP.

    Fry could be ENFJ methinks.

    The others: ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Flak View Post
    Prob. right about Orwell--That's what I've heard and it makes perfect sense. Keep in mind that he's unusually bright for any type

    I think Dawkins is INTP.

    Fry could be ENFJ methinks.

    The others: ?
    Well I don't mean to get into theological debate here, but I think that Dawkins' unbudging intolerance of faith suggests J. Also, he's been constantly writing books like clockwork every three or four years for decades - that sort of organisation is more likely to suggest a J type.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dynamiteninja View Post
    Well I don't mean to get into theological debate here, but I think that Dawkins' unbudging intolerance of faith suggests J. Also, he's been constantly writing books like clockwork every three or four years for decades - that sort of organisation is more likely to suggest a J type.
    Au contraire. If you want to get into an argument about whether P or J is more likely to be anti faith, I'm on the P side. Because Ps generally keep their options open. Make sense to you?

    Besides, I have the same views as he on all religion. I'm quieter about it than I used to be, but quite INTP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Flak View Post
    Au contraire. If you want to get into an argument about whether P or J is more likely to be anti faith, I'm on the P side. Because Ps generally keep their options open. Make sense to you?
    It makes sense (although a P will more likely be agnostic than atheist). If a J is raised in a very secular household, they might very well grow up to be a strong atheist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Flak View Post
    Au contraire. If you want to get into an argument about whether P or J is more likely to be anti faith, I'm on the P side. Because Ps generally keep their options open. Make sense to you?

    Besides, I have the same views as he on all religion. I'm quieter about it than I used to be, but quite INTP.
    Yes but would a INTP be quite as determined as he in trying to make everyone believe in what he believes in? A P would probably be less outspoken about his/her beliefs. Plus, I don't really see Dawkins as the 'easy going, go with the flow' type that Ps tend to be. Do you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dynamiteninja View Post
    A P would probably be less outspoken about his/her beliefs
    ...unless the P is getting paid for his/her thoughts and beliefs. Which is the case for public intellectuals. And the intellectual world is better suited for those with an open mind, NP's rather than NJ's.

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    Okay I think we seem to agree that Dawkins is an INTX. What about any of the others?

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    I can't stand hitchens, personally. I would argue in a completely different way.
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    Dawkins is not an INTP, nope, not at all. I would say that he is either an ENTJ or an INTJ.

    Chomsky is an INTP for sure!

    Harold Bloom: INFJ

    E.O. Wilson: INFP or INTP

    Oliver Sacks: ENTP, or ENFP

    Ernst Mayr: INTP
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