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    I think I can say without exaggeration that there is not one scientist in history whom I respect and admire more than Nikolai Tesla. If my middle name was not all ready "Nicholas", I would probably name my first-born son "Nikolai". By comparison, Thomas Edison might as well be an unusually stupid chimpanzee.
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    A loved topic round these parts.

    I saw these tidbits in the Wikipedia profile of him and found them intriguing:

    Tesla may have suffered from obsessive-compulsive disorder, and had many unusual quirks and phobias. He did things in threes, and was adamant about staying in a hotel room with a number divisible by three. Tesla was physically revolted by jewelry, notably pearl earrings.[105] He was fastidious about cleanliness and hygiene, and was by all accounts mysophobic.

    Tesla was obsessed with pigeons, ordering special seeds for the pigeons he fed in Central Park and even bringing injured ones into his hotel room to nurse them back to health. Tesla was an animal-lover, often reflecting contentedly about a childhood cat, "The Magnificent Mačak." Tesla never married. He was celibate and claimed that his chastity was very helpful to his scientific abilities.[23] Nonetheless there have been numerous accounts of women vying for Tesla's affection, even some madly in love with him. Tesla, though polite, behaved rather ambivalently to these women in the romantic sense.
    Nevertheless, Tesla could be harsh at times; he openly expressed his disgust for overweight people, once firing a secretary because of her weight.[106] He was quick to criticize others' clothing as well, on several occasions directing a subordinate to go home and change her dress.[23]
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    I am not good with remembering names, so when someone mentioned him to me, I had no idea who he was, until I researched it.
    It seems he received the shorter end of the stick. Tesla deserves more acclamation than Edison, and it is upsetting that this isn't the case.

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    I felt sorry when I read about him.

    All that genius and ending up impoverished? Very very sad indeed.

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    That's how all geniuses should end up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riva View Post
    I felt sorry when I read about him.

    All that genius and ending up impoverished? Very very sad indeed.
    From what I had read about him (admittedly, this was years ago and was not extensive) he was a genius but had no common sense and worse, no business sense. Didn't he get duped out of a large sum of money by one of the Duponts or Carnegies or some other captain of industry?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CzeCze View Post
    From what I had read about him (admittedly, this was years ago and was not extensive) he was a genius but had no common sense and worse, no business sense. Didn't he get duped out of a large sum of money by one of the Duponts or Carnegies or some other captain of industry?
    Ah I see. He does give a vibe of a man without much common sense. (Referring to his phobias and his social skills and his compulsive disorders.)

    He is at often times is typed as an ENTP. If he is an ENTP maybe he is an Enneagram 5? I get an INTP vibe from him than an ENTP vibe.

    Edison on the other hand was to be admired when it came to his business sense. He is also typed as an ENTP. Wonder whether he was an ENTJ?

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    This comment isn't directed at anyone in particular in this thread.

    I think it's funny how every time a great inventor/scientist/artist/ or otherwise unique and productive person's MBTI type is contemplated that ENTP / INTP / INTJ /and ENTJ seem to be the only four MBTI types that are thought ot have any capacity to be intelligent, creative, and otherwise talented enough to apply their gifts in a way to make Earth shattering discoveries.

    Contemplation of the MBTI type of the deceased is a guessing game fueled by nothing more than observations of the individuals in question traits from recorded literature, or in some rare cases interviews with those who knew thme personally, or maybe even film footage.

    Regardless, these are ALL insufficient data to accutrately determine someone's MBTI type post-mortem; and furthermore is oner more example how many members of this board think that "iNtuitive Thinkers" are the only members of society who have contributed to it in any meaningful way.

    Well, last time I checked, Sensors out number iNtuitives roughly 3 to 1 in the world's population in aggregate, so I'm afraid many of the guesses I'm making note of above are dead wrong.

    I'd laugh my as off if somehow, without any doubt whatsoever Albert Einstein were confirmed to be an ISFJ, Nikola Tesla an ESFP, and Salvador Dali and INFJ.

    Sure, such conversations can be fun, but if you read between the lines it is evidence that there is a widespread "iNtuitive" superiority complex on this board.

    Not that I don't love you all to bits and pieces, but the fact of the matter is y'all aren't the only ones who've ever contributed meaningfully to the human experience via advancing science, technology, art, or other forms of higher thinking.

    Carry on.



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    Jesus!!

    Fine fine Nicholas Tesla is an ESFP, Albert Einstein is an ISFJ it is.

    Also, just because someone types another as an 'N' type it does not mean -

    it is evidence that there is a widespread "iNtuitive" superiority complex on this board.
    And,

    I think it's funny how every time a great inventor/scientist/artist/ or otherwise unique and productive person's MBTI type is contemplated that ENTP / INTP / INTJ /and ENTJ seem to be the only four MBTI types that are thought ot have any capacity to be intelligent, creative, and otherwise talented enough to apply their gifts in a way to make Earth shattering discoveries
    On the contrary a majority of the most influential, creative, revolutionary, artistic people are typed as NFs than NTs. Revolutionists, religious leaders etc are more influential towards the society than scientists.

    (Gandhi, Jesus, Buddha, Mohomad, Che Guera, Lenin etc)

    Ps- it is also funny that some people assume than when a person who is famous (creative, influential etc) is types as an N type, it is assumed that they (the typer) believe only N types are capable of being -

    intelligent, creative, and otherwise talented enough to apply their gifts in a way to make Earth shattering discoveries.
    Carry on



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