Stephen King Myers-Brigs type - MBTI, enneagram and personality type info
I mean, he has this endless imagination and he's very lively and enthusiastic like a child; also, a very -very- prolific writer. PLus he writes MANY books (Se kind of thing)Regarding Scotty's point about Si-doms and horror, I know of at least two horror directors (Aldo Lado and Sean S. An intuitive might come off as clumsy in their own way for a sensor. an INTJ would be all about envisioning the whole and planning the shit out of it. An INTJ with very developed Fi (hence why he looks INFPish). What about INTP. As a writer what stands out is his incredible output and how good he is at depicting "ordinary Americans" everyone can relate to. This guy is clearly an INFJ. I got it by reading the dark tower and also from his interviews. People of all types can be writers and artists. I was just saying that the way he processed information didn't feel intuitive.
. If an INTJ writer doesn't use structure during the writing process then they still could be INTJ but one would have to find Te evidence elsewhere. As opposed to writers like Neil Gaiman (INFP) and China Miéville (INTP), you don't really read King because he has cool ideas. He is adamant about the fact that he does not consciously plan or piecemeal the plot or direction of his stories. They are extroverted, idealistic, charismatic, outspoken, highly principled and ethical, and usually know how to connect!. the dark tower on the other hand while having kind of intuitivie ideas that it was based upon, delivered them in a highly sensor manner specificly ISTJ manner in my view. sex scenes sometimes) and things like that. I was thinking that maybe Si doms in general would be most likely to make the best horror writers. it's like for this guy the insanity of the NE is the greates threat imaginable threat. Just watched his oldest interviews on YT; deep down he's really scary. After reading Bobnickmad's posts on the Murakami page, I'm now wondering if King is not an INFP 5 with a rather solid Te. " Also he has no Fe to be an INFJ. Even if not directly tested, public voting can provide good accuracy regarding Stephen King Myers-Briggs and personality type!. I can't see him being INFJ though. In an interview with the BBC (http://www. Maybe the argument of no planning is a weak one :P I just have idea in my head about INTJ's as the biggest planners in MBTI. the very idea of an inferior NE function. Here you can explore of famous people and fictional characters.. Rather his stories emerge from his unconscious as PREEXISTING WHOLES, requiring little as far as conscious effort or planning.
. I think this issue is solved. Everything he describes in his writing process is intuitive. That’s not the case, any type can be great or terrible at writing, even if there are more good writers to a specific type so “an intuitive’s exposition isn’t as clumsy” isn’t a valid point :D Maybe I should read more books from him. RIP REST IN PEACE :slow clap:. I've heard that he does favor intuitive writing than prior planning too. Regarding what I said earlier about how creativity/artistry probably has more correlation with Enneagram than MBTI, I see 4, 5, and 7 as the most artistic types, and 1, 2, and 8 as the least artistic. I must admit that Shawshank's Redemption felt definitely like the handwork of an intuitive and specifically a Ni intuitive. I find that INFPs will always be organized with whatever they want to do, if they are passionate enough of course. Or in a broader sense, why do you see a Ti/Fe axis in him. On a final note, 90. But I don't think he's an Ni user. ISFP: The Dark Tower Series is the best example, in that it's a giant Ni vision filtered through a variety of relatable characters in short chapters (Fi-Se). Andwhat are all the other people's arguments who type him as an ISTJ. If you enjoyed this entry, find out about the personality types of Writers characters list.. How constructive, thank you very much. Definitive vote. Couldn't this be very ideal with horror writers, as their goal is to make people feel things directly, way more than conveying greater messages. Writing to him is a job like any other, and he values hard work very highly. Reading some of what he said outside of his books, I think he has a distinctly Si attitude in general. As mentioned below, INTJs would be more likely to plan out those Ni insights whilst INFPs would just have a rough sketch that changes during the course of the writing. Kafka is an INFP with developed Te as well who is typed as an INTJ at times, but if you compare them both I think King's Te is a lot more prominent and his stories usually have an ending point so probably INTJ who used to be in a Ni-Fi cycle and who decided that discipline is the only way to live. Way too funny. Generally I think that of the Ni-doms INFJs are more likely to favor "intuitive writing" than INTJs since the way they "concretify" their visions is somewhat dependent on their auxiliary and Fe is less of a systematizer than Te. Only read the first Dark Tower which in my view felt super ISTJ. of his books talk about a SI user in a SI situation pitted against a symbolic NE gone wild. What are you're arguments for the INTJ. chaotic, unpredictable evil. Discover Array, and more, famous people, fictional characters and celebrities here!. INTJ fits well I think, as I could see an inferior Se making a movie like Maximum Overdrive. INFPs, like most introverts, are quiet and reserved. They prefer not to talk about themselves.. he doesn't even know himself cuz he does no planning. I've always considered him as an INTJ with strong Fi but the way he writes freely following his intuition somehow seems more Ne than Ni, not to mention that some of his work has an Si vibe to it (nostalgia, childern tales, like different seasons, the green mile, bag of bones). In this site you can find out which of the 16 types this character 'Stephen King' belongs to!. I still consider him a great writer. You INTJs just want claim all the "cool people" as your own type, don't you. interesting how the Ni+Fe and Ni+Te can manifest differently though. I agree with you Kawaii imperator's arguments wre we1k on that other page when I was talking about “intuitive bias” I was mentioning how imperator seemed to have some notion that intuitives were better writers. Welcome to MBTIBase - PersonalityBase, here you can learn about Stephen King MBTI type.. Or "The Martian Chronicles", awesome guys check that out (Bradbury is also a great author imo). Relaxed and funny too. He's all about expressing multiple ideas, not connected more mechanically as I would expect of an INTP (Arthur C Clarke comes to mind), nor with the more single-minded Ni focus (maybe Asimov is who you are looking for and how he constantly used technology metaphorically to represent humanity). My vote goes to ISTJ because of what you guys said below. INTJs are more likely to initially form their ideas "intuitively" using Ni and some Fi but the idea will come to them more or less all at once (albeit nebulously) and they then will use Te to bring form to it, expand it, and concretify it (they won't necessarily use outlines, however). "PLus he writes MANY books (Se kind of thing)" hahaha. @TOSstand I definitely follow what you are saying with Bradbury. @mytr - Right. To find out what your MBTI personality type is you need to complete the MBTI questionnaire and take part in a feedback session from a qualified MBTI practitioner.. For me these two seem to be the only options. " I think someone else is using my account name, or perhaps hacked my account. I agree with Scotty that people underestimate ISTJs. Personality Junkie on King: "In his memoir, On Writing, Stephen King, most certainly an INJ type, describes his process of writing novels. So either way INTJ with developed Fi or INFP with developed Te for me. Loyal to their peers and to their internal value systems, but not overly concerned with respecting laws and rules if they get in the way of getting something done. Detached and analytical, they excel at finding solutions to practical problems.. I think he is an INTJ after all this but I am going to vote INFP, it just needs to be present to the thought of people. Good typing there. His stories aren't as fucked up as the ones of a real Ni user (like me for example). @imperator from the way you put it and how often you say that he doesn’t plan ahead and his tendency to just throw a character into a situation seems more Se or Ne to me. I do think you raise a good point about his plots, though. But I'd sooner guess ISFP than ISTP. People underestimate ISTJ and their capabilities. did he make that movie with the clown in it. Which typing are you guys talking about. just curious, how did some of you get ISTJ. I'll stop that here, you got it i thinkSi-dom makes sense for him, now that I think about it. With enough discipline Te would be developed quite well in the routine. @butterfly: You are spot on. INFPs will be more likely to keep structure to an absolute minimum through the idea-to-reality phase so they can follow their heart freely to any place their imagination takes them (Fi-Ne). I can tell you right now thay when you hear from all the other obvious INTJ writers or director or whatever, it's a different story. Cunningham) who I'm pretty sure are ISTJ. My father who is an ESFJ told me that if he were to write something, he'd go to a coffeshop with a laptop a get inspired by his surroundings. If anything, it probably has more correlation with Enneagram than MBTI. You read him because he's so good at the mundane that you start kind of believing the silly stuff. INxP is something I could consider though. I actually have him figured as ISTJ. which is what all of his books are about :P Yo imperator i don't remember the person but there's one of your typing that is total bullshit m8 Your arguments for ISTJ are extremely weak, imperator on that note, though, Si is usually very good at planning among other things you implied were specific to Ni. Of course, I'm just speaking generally, and there are exceptions to every rule (e. i think he a estp like me cuz we clowninIt's tough to figure out if he is more S relative to the average author we may be talking about yet still more on the N side, or actually S. Just to clarify, I was NOT the one who said "Actually he is an INTP. The question here is does King favor intuitive writing because it lets him freely concretify and expand upon the vision he already nebulously understands in his head (INTJ), or because he writes "from the heart" with no specific vision at first and wants his heart and imagination to have the freedom to go in whatever direction they choose (INFP). also I was unsure of INFP or INTJ for him until I read about his work ethic and observation that his stories emerge as "preexisting wholes. it had a lot of moments when something greater was implied but it felt clumsy, as if you would have to just memorize the exact word and then remember it for the next 50 pages without getting to know what it was. Actually if he never uses any sort of structure to guide his writing I think that makes INFP more likely. Seriously, is there a chance he could be INFP. the guy doesn't keep a notebook, seems to pretty much hate the idea of "thinking about the big picture" when writing. I'll vote ISTJ too. My vote goes to ISTJ unless someone has better arguments for another type. King has a very descriptive style, he places everything, he states the relitionships between all his characters, he's very detail ortiented (even in. I guess for INTJ, Te does play a lot of role in the process. He doesn't seem shallow/superficial, not that IXTJs are like that. Bonita, please stop typing. In person he seems very ISTJ too. (with 5w4 backing it up, when INTJs stay at home a lot, their Te is less used, he likes to isolate himself from the outer world, makes sense for a possible Ni-Fi cycle). Basically, that's Si vs Ni. ’" In addition, he seems very nostalgic throughout the interview, making various references to childhood and classic horror. His quote: "Outlines are the last resource of bad fiction writers who wish to God they were writing masters' theses. So either INFP or ISTJ. I'm not into horror literature but I read The Shining and I liked it very much. And if you look at introverted sensation, it's very much connected to replicating the direct "feel" of a particular moment, tied more to our instinctual primal responses rather than some sort of philosophized stuff. He is adamant about the fact that he does not consciously plan or piecemeal the plot or direction of his stories. I think Keirsey and his ilk are primarily to blame for a lot of the "durr, SJs can't be creative" stereotypes on the internet. " So basically, King writes intuitively so he can freely expand upon a preexisting though nebulously understood vision, so if this information is accurate I'd guess INTJ. Yeah, Ray Bradbury, for example the short story "A Sound of Thunder" is fucking awesome and is typically N craziness to me. What is the best option for the MBTI type of Stephen King? What about enneagram and other personality types?. Seriously, I'd too love to hear a good argument for either INTJ or INFP. I thought I would run into the ultimate INTJ but the experience was the complete opposite. However he may as well be an INFP with developed Te, since he likes to spend a lot of time at his home in routine. Plus obviously the organizational skill and attention to detail (which he has)Good arguments. ’ With Kubrick’s The Shining I felt that it was very cold, very ‘We’re looking at these people, but they’re like ants in an anthill, aren’t they doing interesting things, these little insects. It wouldn't have felt clumsy for a Si main user who thinks through details. I hear most of his books are about situations where a person just kind of finds himself in an insane situation and you go from there. If someone could explain why he is an INTJ I would really appreciate it. I know an xNFJ writer who doesn't like planning at all, and seems to make writing works in an amazing way. On the contrary I see Stephen King as a testament to the fact that an ISTJ can be a great writer. For some reason I always switched between INFP and INTJ, never once thinking he could be neither but an S type which share some parts of both type, The Si-Te-Fi combination of ISTJ works fine. But anyways, my point was that King's stories are more coherent than fucked up, which to me is a sensing trait, more specifically Si. 3, 6, and 9 are the "chameleonic" triad, so they'd be somewhere in between. I've learned a lot from this page. His function order probably goes something like Pi-Pi-Ti-Te-Fi. I personally have a more metaphorical style, something you'd not understand right away, i play more on the power of certain sentences, sometimes the rythm of the paragraph, the text is more symbolic. But then again you're right snowfrost an ISTJ should by all means plan aswell. Also, the feeling of "suburban Americana" in his books seems like something a Ni-dom probably wouldn't care much about. That's probably a good indication of Ni user, but I'm also not sure and won't vote yet either. an INTJ would savor the idea and play with it in his head, an ISTJ would savor the moment and the details in it. Every person’s preference can be found on a spectrum, so just choose the letter you identify with most.. So I guess he's an unusual INTJ in that he really just uses Ni and Fi during the writing process. My typing of Stephen King is very mirror-like though, I find bits and pieces that I could relate to me so I still can't explain that personality junkie piece ". I wasn't saying he was a shitty writer only that he's way of delivering exposition felt clumsy. I don't know how King writes his stories, but given the amount of subjective details (like the mythic city which i don't remeber the name he used many times in different books) is just over the top. He always gives out tough, but fair advice such as that you have to write and read for at least 5 times a day, and that you don't know if you have talent until you've paid an electricity bill with writing. i can't buy ISTJ for him, can't see him with inferior Ne. Ne writers will have complex metaphors (like Bradbury) while Ni writers will have single minded metaphors (like Kafka). One idea I have had for a year or so, is that for INFPs coffee helps a lot with temporary organization, and it is mentioned in the article that King had a habit of coke, I bet he used coffee before he could afford cocaine. Writing many books = Se. I love his books, I've read a lot of them, he really has an interesting style. I remember being excited when everyone was so confident in him being an INTJ and reading the Dark Tower for that very purpose. Usually coffee gives me drive and will to grab my ideas together and start executing them, if I hadn't had a cup today, this message wouldn't have been written on this page. But if you read Se books (like the writer of american psycho), you'll see that same emphasis on details and reality. In the case of King, we see Te in that he is a very disciplined and hardworking writer who said that in writing, hard work is what separates the wheat from the chaff. There is nothing more that a SI user fears more than NE going rogue under normal every day circumstances. The supernatural stuff in his stories is definitely very Ne, but note that it's all really very silly and cliché: We're talking about murdering clowns, simple ghost stories, virus epidemics, etc. You are in the best place to test MBTI and learn what type Stephen King likely is!. com/news/entertainment-arts-24151957), King said that he disliked Kubrick's version of the Shining because he found it "[It’s] cold, I’m not a cold guy. Just to clarify that last message clarifying my actual message isn't mine. wouldn't that be a Perceiver thing in general rather than Si. Alright, I guess I could agree on him being an INTJ with a developed Fi. All I have heard of his other writings later on screams Si vs Ne. you tell me you're experience reading him. I think one of the things people relate to in my books is this warmth, there’s a reaching out and saying to the reader, ‘I want you to be a part of this. But I used to write too (I stopped because I never have time in my life :(. now intuitives imply alot, theres alot of exposition, but when they do it they do it in a manner that it makes sense and doesn't feel clumsy. His books are all about the characters' inner emotions and motivations. While N writers are more metaphorical. Intuitives focus on a more abstract level of thinking; they are more interested in theories, patterns, and explanations. They are often more concerned with the future than the present and are often described as creative. he says in his interviews that he loves the idea of just throwing a character in a situation and seeing what would happen next. He's probably Si-Ne and Fi-Te. ----- I was going to mention Ray Bradbury but apparently he is INFP, so you can replace Ni with N in my post and Si with Si or S, and it'll be ok. Actually haha apparently Kafka is registred as INFP too ><. @Zeego - strawman. Rather his stories emerge from his unconscious as preexisting wholes, requiring little as far as conscious effort or planning. on another note. also, I sense a bit of intuitive bias here I don't type by magic and if you think I have intuitive bias you're wrong wasn’t talking to you, Kawaii. @bobnickmad - what made you write off INFP so quickly. 1w9 filmmaker David Fincher). Might be on the cusp of INTJ/ISTJ, but seems a little more intuitive than sensing to me. fuck society :(), and we don't write the same way, if that matters. He is an INTP but could be an ESTJ as well. He comes off as way too imposing and cold in interviews to be ISFP. I'm not even a big fan of King, so I certainly didn't type him INTJ because I wanted to claim him for my type. He definitely has Ne, which also can make him look a bit ENTPish. " suggests Ne for me. ISTJ makes sense. Changing vote to INTJ, and because other stuff I noticed and I couldn't accept.
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