Doesn't anybody know any INFP around, or at least an INF_?
I know that entertainment isn't exactly made for introverts - but there has to be at least someone. Maybe a comedic writer?
I think quite a few are INFJ. Not that there aren't plenty of INFP's too, I just don't notice them as much.
Originally Posted by proteanmix
Believe it or not, when an ESFJ is not being portrayed as stereotypically overbearing, (especially when they're younger) I find that they are often mistyped as ENFP. But generally, SJs are not funny at all so therefore Bill Cosby is not an SJ.
Y'know the intuition is so powerful that it's like cognitive transubstantiation. You will have eternal life.
I think they are funny when they feel like it, but their humor is usually terribly straightforward and predictable, and they like to repeat the same joke over and over. In general. I think plenty of comedians are SJ's. Any Schumer strikes me as ESTJ and some of the women on Golden Girls seem like ESFJ or ESTJ.
ENFPs care too much. They can't detach themselves from the things that are poignant enough to be wildly hilarious. Take Dave Chappelle, for example. INFP to the bone. Is about as funny about racism as anyone... because he's an introvert and can detach from the fact that it hurts him so damn much. An ENFP would be out in the streets doing something about it, not cracking jokes.
Te wanting to fix things vs. Si noticing patterns.
George Carlin - ENFP
Tracey Ullman - ENFP
The late, great Gildna Radner - ENFP (Gene Wilder is an INFJ, btw)
Eddie Murphy - ENFP
Sasha Baron Cohen - ENFP
Russell Brand - ENFP
Dana Carvey - ENFP
Mike Myers - ENFP
The late, great Bill Hicks - ENFP (and a fave): YouTube - Bill Hicks - JFK
And so on...
I really don't want to imagine Williams being an NF. I find him incredibly annoying and I don't see that idealism in him. Kaufman, meanwhile, quite endearing.
Originally Posted by Liesl
He's actually ESFJ.
Robin Williams was an ENFP there's no doubt about it. Just watch Mork and Mindy. Also from personal experience most of the characters I like or are drawn to are ExFP's and he couldn't be an Se Dom. Besides read some of his quotes:
I basically started performing for my mother, going, 'Love me!' What drives you to perform is the need for that primal connection. When I was little, my mother was funny with me, and I started to be charming and funny for her, and I learned that by being entertaining, you make a connection with another person.
I used to think that the worst thing in life was to end up alone. It's not. The worst thing in life is to end up with people who make you feel alone.
No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.
ENFP's want that connection with other people and want to do things to better the world.
“We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” -Walt Disney