Not sure about real life ones. But Dorothea Brooke, the main character in George Eliot's Middlemarch, is an extraordinary fictional example of an INFJ. She is probably THE number one fictional character who I relate to, although I'd say she's even more idealistic than I am.
"I don't believe in guilt, I only believe in living on impulses"
"Stereotypes about personality and gender turn out to be fairly accurate: ... On the binary Myers-Briggs measure, the thinking-feeling breakdown is about 30/70 for women versus 60/40 for men." ~ Bryan Caplan
Jon Crosby of VAST. Comments like these are just something you would expect to hear from an INFJ...
"The one thing that is different about NINE INCH NAILS and what Trent Reznor did is that he wasn't really trying to fake people out or into thinking that NINE INCH NAILS was really a band. What he was doing was creating this thing that was like a band, like a vibe or an idea or a theme and he was taking the attention away from himself and trying to place the attention on NINE INCH NAILS as a more abstract idea. That is the same thing that I have done with VAST. I want people to pay more attention to VAST than to me. I am trying to take the spotlight off of Jon Crosby, off of this person and off of this face."
"I don't consider myself a star because I just don't want to be one at all. I have no interest at all in becoming famous. The only reason that I am making videos is because I have to. The record company wouldn't do it if I said I wouldn't do it. I have no interest in becoming famous at all. I want it to be the music and the shows and I want the shows to be based on something other than my face and who I am."
"I'm still open minded but I haven't really studied too much in the past two years. That hasn't been really where my mind has been. My head used to be so in the clouds and so out there that I've had to force myself to be more grounded and not think about those things - to not think about the meaning of life. I need to think about "Make sure you drink your water." (Laughs) That's the kind of person I am."
'Release me from this need I have of me.' I think that was one of the first lyrics I wrote for the record. It's pretty self-explanatory really, its about - it's depressing really - I'm saying 'I don't want to live in a way. 'I don't want to want to live anymore. I'm sick of the trap of being a human being and the trap of being alive.' Just having the pain of being alive without anything else, whether it's good or bad. There's a lot of serious songs on the record, you know. That song is just about feeling like a fish out of water, feeling like you don't belong on the planet sometimes."
- Excerpts from interviews with David Lee and Gail Worley.
There are a lot of reasons why he comes off INFJ in the video below to me, but a fundamental INFJ quality is that cold vibe we're known for, yet if you're looking for it, you can pick up on warm Fe undercurrents - I think Jon Crosby embodies this exactly. Very familiar anyway ...
[YOUTUBE="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ma5cPwtF9jw&feature=related"]Jon Crosby Interview - Part 1[/YOUTUBE]
His music is melancholy, dark, dramatic, spiritual, abstract and unconventional among other things you would expect from an INFJ.
Jon Crosby vanished from the spotlight shortly after the release of his two first albums, saying he had no interest in the notoriety he was receiving through the efforts of his record label Elektra (not a surprising move for an INFJ). Due to that unfortunately, below is one of his very few live televised performances.
[YOUTUBE="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIJUDF7W5N4"]I Don't Have Anything - VAST[/YOUTUBE]
Last edited by lane777; 07-24-2011 at 04:41 PM.
To die would be an awfully big adventure - Peter Pan