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    Hello, I'm wondering which writers throughout history are INFJs.

    To me, although he was an actor chiefly, Sidney Poiter's autobiography shows him as a super INFJ. He talks often -- and abstractly -- about love, connection, and "higher powers" (not only God but honor, dignity, etc) And, coupled with the fact that he would not take on a role unless it aligned with his idea of what a black person should be ideally, he seems so INFJ it hurts. (What with the idealism, stubborness)

    Please don't post if you don't have a reason why you think the writer is an INFJ.

    (Yes, I'm aware there's multiple "DN Author List" threads, but this is strictly for INFJ writers and reasons why. Different. )

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    Default A type consisting of some of my favourite writers...

    Behold the creative beauty of NiFeTi:

    James Joyce

    Dante Alighieri

    Gabriel Garcia Marquez

    Khalil Gibran

    T.S. Eliot

    Kurt Vonnegut

    William Blake - only through the impression of Auguries of Innocence

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    Why do you say those are INFJs? Be specific.

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    Dostoevsky.

    You can clearly see the Ti in his novels (excellent arguments on morality, religion, etc)
    Ni abounds.. the mystique of his characters exemplifies this.
    The plots contain a great deal of Fe between characters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by disregard View Post
    Dostoevsky.

    You can clearly see the Ti in his novels (excellent arguments on morality, religion, etc)
    Ni abounds.. the mystique of his characters exemplifies this.
    The plots contain a great deal of Fe between characters.


    I don't usually like to read books in translations since I think a lot gets lost in translation, but I suppose a good translator could do him justice. Do you know of any good translations?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cronkle View Post


    I don't usually like to read books in translations since I think a lot gets lost in translation, but I suppose a good translator could do him justice. Do you know of any good translations?
    Oh, man..you haven't read Dostoyevsky? He's like the epitome of INFJ. Love his books. But, I'm not particular on the translator/translation - I've read 3 of his books, (probably was a different translator for each, I don't pay attention to that sort of thing) and all of them screamed INFJ and I readily related to the style of writing/perceptions/thought/analysis.

    Milan Kundera is another writer that tends to be unquestioned in his INFJ-ness.

    I'll add Salmon Rushdie as well. His books are so utterly metaphorical and other-worldly/mystical, as well as more big-picture/society/culture-based, conceptually. More purely NiFe, I think...not much evidence of Ti as you can note in Dostoyevsky.
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    Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

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    Quote Originally Posted by cascadeco View Post

    Milan Kundera is another writer that tends to be unquestioned in his INFJ-ness.
    Why?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peguy View Post
    Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
    Why?

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    I always thought A.S. was some kind of an NT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cronkle View Post
    Why?
    From studying his life, including the memoirs of his first wife, along with many of his writings - some of which I was just glancing through yesterday actually. That was the general impression I got.

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