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    Default I'm hijacking some amazing musician/songwriters and putting them in the INFJ basket

    It's another who's what MBTI wise thread.
    I'm making cases to INFJ (verb) some awesome artists that I think are blatantly INFJ.
    As criteria:
    -Very complex structured albums with intricate well thought out framework.
    -Mythical, archetypal, mystical themes and other telltale signs of Ni
    -Goal orientedness
    - Fe signs (pause in speech, animate face)
    - Higher likelihood and a great love of concept albums. not just an album but very large scale projects with costume, multimedia, film, even movie (Kate Bush's Red Shoes)
    - history of actual political activism or woven into the themes of records


    Tori Amos
    How could anyone think otherwise! Here's a snippet of her discussing in a very Fe like manner about her concept album based on 5 female archetypes and the political statement she's making
    Tori Amos Interview 04.19.2007 - YouTube
    P.J. Harvey
    Very goal orientated and planned. Here she is discussing her anti war concept album.
    PJ Harvey Video Interview Part One - YouTube
    Florence Welch
    Getting advice from a dead grandmother (Ni)
    Florence and the Machine - Ceremonials - Track by track interview - YouTube
    Kate Bush
    YouTube
    She's a one woman powerhouse who maintains creative control producing as well as songwriting.
    Björk
    Bjork Is Back - YouTube
    Discussing her concept album biophilia.

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    Karin Dreijer Andersson/ Fever Ray

    As Fever Ray http://youtu.be/-83lft0IABE
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    I think Kate Bush is an INFP, actually. The way she writes, especially the sampling techniques in her albums 'Hounds of Love' and 'Never for Never', incorporates various seemingly unrelated sound samples, and she draws these external references to create another whole piece of work with a specific topic that links them. This is more of an Ne based process. Ni based songwriting is more conceptual/abstract train of thought, inner mental associations.

    Even as an INFJ, I also identify with Kate's work. But I get more of a whimsical approach with her songwriting. INFJ feels a bit more internal and focused. Even with an object focus with samples of sounds, Ni paired with Fe tends to take on a very organized flow to the piece with Ni-Ti cataloging of such sounds, rhythms, harmony, production. Kate's music, while focused on concepts, it can also be traced to Ne, because Ne is also greatly conceptual as well. Taking in influences from film, costume, multimedia, it's in the external world, the direction of extroversion. Ni's basis of concepts would be something a bit more abstract, like a mood, feeling, journey, overarching idea/ plotline to represent something else besides what is being discussed. Ne is conceptual, but putting external influences together.

    Could chalk up Andrew Bird as an INFJ songwriter/musician too. He comes across as focused and knowing what he wants in his music.
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    I can see your point . I still think she's INFJ though.
    Se actually collects information from the outside world of the senses: pictures, images, tangibles, fashion.
    I think Kate Bush is the epitomy of focused. The amount of discipline and organization you need to work like she does is staggering.
    I also think she's definitely an extroverted feeler. She's got animated facial expressions and is very responsive which I think points more to INFJ.
    She also makes references to many religious and mystical concepts in her songs. Here's a blatant example:
    http://youtu.be/MWaqPOnR5wU

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    If she really is an INFJ, I'd be quite happy to welcome her into the troupe... and it would explain why I connect with her work.
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    I think we can keep her.
    I'll give away CocoRosie http://youtu.be/zDb7dAnm79I and Ladytron http://vimeo.com/16586220 to the INFPs and I like them both.

    I'm going to hog some men now...

    INFJs:

    Nine Inch Nails http://youtu.be/m-8nXCgFLGo
    Peter Steele from Type O Negative http://youtu.be/8JRgo8O7_LE
    Leonard Cohen of course http://youtu.be/i99pRMB02bg

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    You may be interested in @the state i am in's list here, too:
    http://www.typologycentral.com/forum...musicians.html
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    I'd place Bjork as a Type 4w3 ISFP with strong tertiary Ni.
    "The purpose of life is to be defeated by greater and greater things." - Rainer Maria Rilke
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    The reason I stuck her in the INFJs (though I did waffle between ENFJ and INFJ ) is really that the ISFPs (musicians) I know aren't so airy fairy or cryptic ;D and (this is observing the ones I know) look more like INFPs, i.e. are more like observers and not so out there in the mix. Björk's pretty rambunctious and super eccentric. The Ni love of metaphor, myth and symbology is definitely there with astrological reference. I haven't really met anyone with a strong tert Ni, but as is even aux Ni is less "falling down the rabbit hole" and more business suit in comparison.

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    vouch and for pj harvey.

    björk seems INFJ also from what i have seen, but i cant be sure since i havent listened to her music much and havent seen many interviews etc. also because its hard to tell whether her Ni comes from tert position, as art quite often does flow from more unconscious parts of psyche(but as im not so familiar with her music, i cant say if its her tert Ti and inferior Se painted with dom Ni).
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