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    I HATE it when people assert things without proof!

    Orwell's obsession with the poor and social justice issues make him seem more F than T to me, his paranoia seems rather Ni-ish as well- the Ni, Fe combo makes the INFJ claim rather sensible to me!

    Conrad though was a more outgoing and adventurous fellow- just because an INF can identify with him doesn't mean that he was one. Just sayin'
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    Quote Originally Posted by whatever View Post
    I HATE it when people assert things without proof!

    Conrad though was a more outgoing and adventurous fellow- just because an INF can identify with him doesn't mean that he was one. Just sayin'


    That's why I thought it would be nice to hear from some INFJ's about their travel habits. And to see if anyone knew anything about what made him travel. There hasn't been so much on the latter yet :sad: But there has been some evidence that INFJ's are quite capable of travelling through discontent, curiosity, or a desire for personal development. This is why some research on Conrad's motivation would be nice, as then we could see whether it tied together or not.

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    I pointed out why he traveled earlier, having read a few other writings of his on the topic at one point- he wanted adventure and to see things that had never been seen before!
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    Quote Originally Posted by whatever View Post
    I pointed out why he traveled earlier, having read a few other writings of his on the topic at one point- he wanted adventure and to see things that had never been seen before!
    Oh, sorry, I missed that. Has anyone had a detailed look at his personality, though? There must have been some bigraphies written. To say you wanted to go off and adventure as a young man is mostly to state what people expected you to say: especially in the days of the British Empire and before psychological self-analysis or speaking in those terms gained common currency. I would at least want some corroboratory evidence to be sure that was the whole story, and something about how he came across to others would be good. I have difficulty seeing such things as his concern with isolation and moralising tendencies as coming from, for instance, an EN*P type. Don't get me wrong, by the way, I actually think an extraverted intuitive might have naturally tended to make his novels more FUN, which is something I didn't have while reading them, worthy literature though they undoubtably are. (See below)

    Bleh, Joseph Conrad. Probably INFJ. Definitely annoying writer.


    Or maybe I would have read more of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ragashree View Post
    That's why I thought it would be nice to hear from some INFJ's about their travel habits. And to see if anyone knew anything about what made him travel. There hasn't been so much on the latter yet :sad: But there has been some evidence that INFJ's are quite capable of travelling through discontent, curiosity, or a desire for personal development. This is why some research on Conrad's motivation would be nice, as then we could see whether it tied together or not.
    http://www.typologycentral.com/forum...tml#post417908

    I don't believe it's as simple as saying he wanted adventure as a young man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whatever View Post
    Orwell's obsession with the poor and social justice issues make him seem more F than T to me, his paranoia seems rather Ni-ish as well- the Ni, Fe combo makes the INFJ claim rather sensible to me!
    Perhaps......like I said, I have nothing against allowing Orwell into our ranks. I have great admiration for the man.

    And Lionel Trilling's introduction to my copy of Homage to Catalonia; I find it odd that the men Trilling claims shares the most affinity with Orwell are both INFJs(and Catholics!) - GK Chesterton and Charles Peguy().

    However, much of the rest of the description given of him seems to point to INFP.

    I'll certainly be interested in discussing this in another thread.

    This reminds of the one thread about Leon Bloy, who I originally thought was INFJ, but upon posting facts about his life and personality - others concluded INFP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uytuun View Post
    http://www.typologycentral.com/forum...tml#post417908

    I don't believe it's as simple as saying he wanted adventure as a young man.
    No, nor me. I did read your post, BTW, and just took it for granted (wrongly it seems) that others would have too, which is why I didn't bother referencing it

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