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    Default Edgar Allen Poe

    From little that I know about his actual human-nature, I think he may be either an INFP, INTP, or ENTP, what do you think?
    Is it that by its indefiniteness it shadows forth the heartless voids and immensities of the universe, and thus stabs us from behind with the thought of annihilation, when beholding the white depths of the milky way?

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    I would probably favor INFP slightly, though I would love to claim him as my type (And he may have been INTP). He's incredible.

    (It's "Allan," btw)

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    INP all right.

    The writers in the world without mental health problems are INJ's
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    Quote Originally Posted by edcoaching View Post
    INP all right.

    The writers in the world without mental health problems are INJ's
    I'll assume you mean writers aside from message board posters, and leave it at that.

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    I wonder if Dostoevsky read Poe's "William Wilson" ( inspired by Washington Irving ) and was, in turn, inspired by it before writing the Kafka-like story "The Double" ? I suppose Jung could have had a field day with all the "Shadow as Doppelganger" stuff going on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by edcoaching View Post
    INP all right.

    The writers in the world without mental health problems are INJ's
    Well where's the fun in that?
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    -How beautiful, this pale Endymion hour.
    -What are you talking about?
    -Endymion, my dear. A beautiful youth possessed by the moon.
    -Well, forget about him and get to bed.
    -Yes, my dear.

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    INFP. Almost a borderline INTP, but still NF.

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    Quote Originally Posted by edcoaching View Post
    INP all right.

    The writers in the world without mental health problems are INJ's
    writers without mental health problems? do they exist?

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    INTP for sure. Most his stories that I've read were prototypically INTP; they explored the logical possiblities and logical nature of how something worked or how a series of events transpired. He is almost portrayed as this dark INFP or INFJ, but I was shocked that his works I read didn't reflect that at all. Unless he became an INFP as he grew older and I was reading earlier works, there is no doubt in my mind about INTP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GZA View Post
    INTP for sure. Most his stories that I've read were prototypically INTP
    I think I was hesitant to call him INTP just because he's a poet, which is odd, since I've written poetry myself, and like Poe's it's very "by the book" when it comes to meter and rhyme.

    I vote INTP now.

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