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    Default SP authors/writers/poets

    ISFP
    Percy Shelley
    Laura Ingalls Wilder
    Anas Nin
    Ian Fleming
    Nick Hornby
    Jeanette Winterson
    Daphne Du Maurier

    ESTP
    F Scott Fitzgerald
    Ernest Hemingway
    Norman Mailer

    ISTP
    Dan Simmons

    J M Barrie and Mario Puzo are SPs. Maybe Sinclair Lewis and Christina Rossetti?


    I want to hear agreements/disagreements with the above list and other suggestions...
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    I can't really tell for sure for I haven't read any of their works, but I already heard their names. Can you suggest the personality type of some famous writers today like J.K. Rowling(Harry Potter), Dan Brown(The Da Vinci Code; Angels and Demons), and others? I'm jparticularly interested on whether these writers have personality types in common.
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    Quote Originally Posted by riel View Post
    I can't really tell for sure for I haven't read any of their works, but I already heard their names. Can you suggest the personality type of some famous writers today like J.K. Rowling(Harry Potter), Dan Brown(The Da Vinci Code; Angels and Demons), and others? I'm jparticularly interested on whether these writers have personality types in common.
    JK: ENFP
    Dan Brown: INFJ

    Search for the author thread I made for more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dynamiteninja View Post

    I want to hear agreements/disagreements with the above list and other suggestions...
    I'm fairly confident that John Irving is ISFP. You have him as ISFJ, but his bio marks him as an SP. He had some trouble in school and conventional learning was difficult for him, but he became interested in wrestling, and gained confidence that way. And he really appreciates the craft of writing. You might think he's SJ because he starts with the last sentence. But that's more of a technique, I think.

    William Wordsworth is definitely ISFP as well. C'mon, he's the original "nature boy"! He was also well known for his skill in landscape/garden design, which is a very ISFP interest. Many of his quotes are filled with concrete terms, and The Prelude reads like an ISFP memoir. Oh, and check the first stanza of Michael.

    I think Mr. "Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know" Lord Bryon was ESTP. I'm not as sure about that one. The heroic adventures seem SP, the eccentricity less so.

    I'd add Colin MacInnes ("Absolute Beginners") to ISFP. The one biography I found paints him that way, and the book is full of imagery, slang, and street life. Ed Vulliamy on writer Colin MacInnes | UK news | The Observer

    There's not many SP writers, really. We've probably found most of them. Nice idea for a thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sidewinder View Post
    I'm fairly confident that John Irving is ISFP. You have him as ISFJ, but his bio marks him as an SP. He had some trouble in school and conventional learning was difficult for him, but he became interested in wrestling, and gained confidence that way. And he really appreciates the craft of writing. You might think he's SJ because he starts with the last sentence. But that's more of a technique, I think.

    William Wordsworth is definitely ISFP as well. C'mon, he's the original "nature boy"! He was also well known for his skill in landscape/garden design, which is a very ISFP interest. Many of his quotes are filled with concrete terms, and The Prelude reads like an ISFP memoir. Oh, and check the first stanza of Michael.

    I think Mr. "Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know" Lord Bryon was ESTP. I'm not as sure about that one. The heroic adventures seem SP, the eccentricity less so.

    I'd add Colin MacInnes ("Absolute Beginners") to ISFP. The one biography I found paints him that way, and the book is full of imagery, slang, and street life. Ed Vulliamy on writer Colin MacInnes | UK news | The Observer

    There's not many SP writers, really. We've probably found most of them. Nice idea for a thread.
    Very interesting. I've responded here: http://www.typologycentral.com/forum...st-iii-16.html
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    Update:

    ISFP
    John Steinbeck
    Laura Ingalls Wilder
    Ian Fleming
    Jeanette Winterson
    Daphne Du Maurier
    Mario Puzo
    John Irving
    William Wordsworth
    Colin MacInnes
    Dorothy Parker
    Quentin Blake
    F Scott Fitzgerald

    ESTP
    Ernest Hemingway
    Norman Mailer

    ISTP
    Dan Simmons


    J M Barrie was probably some sort of SP. Possibly Don DeLillo (IxFP) and Charles Bukowski (IxFP).
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    Walt Whitman has to be on there somewhere... "And the cow crunching with depressed neck surpasses every statue.../ And a mouse is miracle enough to stagger trillions of infidels."

    I would peg him an ISFP, although I can't be certain. He seems to be quite heavy with the introverted feeling, especially considering how he worked as a nurse during the Civil War.

    Laura Ingalls Wilder, I want to say ISFP (because as a child I worshiped those books and related to them tremendously), but I think that might just be her writing style and topic vs who she really was. I read an article about her recently and she seemed to be extremely SJ (very conservative, traditional). Her daughter, Rose Wilder Lane, who was much more of an adventuresome free spirit helped her considerably in the writing of her books. I think Ma in the books is more Laura while Laura (the character) is more Rose, if that makes any sense...

    I second John Irving and John Steinbeck. Ooo, and I hope Dorothy Parker! I've also heard Sylvia Plath as an ISFP, but not positive. I've read a lot of her work and she was very physical, sensual. She wrote pages about how her body felt after taking a shower. I could see some tertiary Ni in there skewing her perspective of the world, which could have led to her mental illness. Her intuition didn't seem to be of the well-developed, healthy sort. It basically led to her jumping to unhealthy, irrational conclusions.

    What about Oscar Wilde? I'm not saying yay or nay, but is it possible? He was kind of a trend-setting epitome of cool, not to mention he wrote a whole book about someone who was obsessed with getting old. ESFP?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dynamiteninja View Post
    JK: ENFP
    Dan Brown: INFJ

    Search for the author thread I made for more.
    Rowling is definately an Introvert. Most likely an infj
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    whitman is a dominant intuitive entp. i thought isfp for steinbeck but in discussion i am getting convinced infp makes more sense. i could see either. i thought dynamite's enfj reading on john irving made a lot of sense too, more than isfp. anais is definitely inj, probably infj.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the state i am in View Post
    whitman is a dominant intuitive entp. i thought isfp for steinbeck but in discussion i am getting convinced infp makes more sense. i could see either. i thought dynamite's enfj reading on john irving made a lot of sense too, more than isfp. anais is definitely inj, probably infj.
    Explain why INFP for Steinbeck. Can't an ISFP champion the rights of the worker? When did I type Irving as ENFJ? Maybe I just can't remember although I did type Updike as ENFJ. I think Anais is INFJ, you're looking at the out of date list at the top of the page. The newer one is midway down.
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