Stephen King Myers-Brigs type - MBTI, enneagram and personality type info
Writing to him is a job like any other, and he values hard work very highly. 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). 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). Actually haha apparently Kafka is registred as INFP too ><. I love his books, I've read a lot of them, he really has an interesting style. Just to clarify that last message clarifying my actual message isn't mine. What is the best option for the MBTI type of Stephen King? What about enneagram and other personality types?. King has a very descriptive style, he places everything, he states the relitionships between all his characters, he's very detail ortiented (even in. An INTJ with very developed Fi (hence why he looks INFPish). I guess for INTJ, Te does play a lot of role in the process. Everything he describes in his writing process is intuitive. 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). Welcome to MBTIBase - PersonalityBase, here you can learn about Stephen King MBTI type.. How constructive, thank you very much. 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 is adamant about the fact that he does not consciously plan or piecemeal the plot or direction of his stories. " I think someone else is using my account name, or perhaps hacked my account. 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. Cunningham) who I'm pretty sure are ISTJ. 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. 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). In person he seems very ISTJ too. 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. Bonita, please stop typing. 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 ". Or "The Martian Chronicles", awesome guys check that out (Bradbury is also a great author imo). 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. interesting how the Ni+Fe and Ni+Te can manifest differently though. My vote goes to ISTJ unless someone has better arguments for another type. did he make that movie with the clown in it. 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. This personality type is highly individualistic and Champions strive toward creating their own methods, looks, actions, habits, and ideas!. His quote: "Outlines are the last resource of bad fiction writers who wish to God they were writing masters' theses. 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). I find that INFPs will always be organized with whatever they want to do, if they are passionate enough of course. 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. 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. I'll vote ISTJ too. You INTJs just want claim all the "cool people" as your own type, don't you. Of course, I'm just speaking generally, and there are exceptions to every rule (e. 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. 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. 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. Just watched his oldest interviews on YT; deep down he's really scary. 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. Writing many books = Se. ISTJ makes sense. Seriously, I'd too love to hear a good argument for either INTJ or INFP. Rather his stories emerge from his unconscious as preexisting wholes, requiring little as far as conscious effort or planning. Relaxed and funny too. In this site you can find out which of the 16 types this character 'Stephen King' belongs to!. 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. I've heard that he does favor intuitive writing than prior planning too. @butterfly: You are spot on. His stories aren't as fucked up as the ones of a real Ni user (like me for example). 3, 6, and 9 are the "chameleonic" triad, so they'd be somewhere in between. You read him because he's so good at the mundane that you start kind of believing the silly stuff. Reading some of what he said outside of his books, I think he has a distinctly Si attitude in general. He comes off as way too imposing and cold in interviews to be ISFP. I was thinking that maybe Si doms in general would be most likely to make the best horror writers. Ne writers will have complex metaphors (like Bradbury) while Ni writers will have single minded metaphors (like Kafka). 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. In an interview with the BBC (http://www. 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 know an xNFJ writer who doesn't like planning at all, and seems to make writing works in an amazing way. 1w9 filmmaker David Fincher). @Zeego - strawman. Actually if he never uses any sort of structure to guide his writing I think that makes INFP more likely. 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. While N writers are more metaphorical. His books are all about the characters' inner emotions and motivations. As opposed to writers like Neil Gaiman (INFP) and China Miéville (INTP), you don't really read King because he has cool ideas. @TOSstand I definitely follow what you are saying with Bradbury. (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).
. Definitive vote. Even if not directly tested, public voting can provide good accuracy regarding Stephen King Myers-Briggs and personality type!. So either way INTJ with developed Fi or INFP with developed Te for me. 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. He doesn't seem shallow/superficial, not that IXTJs are like that. 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. So I guess he's an unusual INTJ in that he really just uses Ni and Fi during the writing process. 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. Way too funny. If anything, it probably has more correlation with Enneagram than MBTI. What about INTP. " suggests Ne for me. INTJ fits well I think, as I could see an inferior Se making a movie like Maximum Overdrive. I've learned a lot from this page. 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. @mytr - Right. Might be on the cusp of INTJ/ISTJ, but seems a little more intuitive than sensing to me. INFPs, like most introverts, are quiet and reserved. They prefer not to talk about themselves.. Personality Junkie on King: "In his memoir, On Writing, Stephen King, most certainly an INJ type, describes his process of writing novels. Plus obviously the organizational skill and attention to detail (which he has)Good arguments. 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)" hahaha. 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. He's probably Si-Ne and Fi-Te. Seriously, is there a chance he could be INFP. As a writer what stands out is his incredible output and how good he is at depicting "ordinary Americans" everyone can relate to. Just to clarify, I was NOT the one who said "Actually he is an INTP. ’" In addition, he seems very nostalgic throughout the interview, making various references to childhood and classic horror. " Also he has no Fe to be an INFJ. I actually have him figured as ISTJ. Here you can explore of famous people and fictional characters.. But if you read Se books (like the writer of american psycho), you'll see that same emphasis on details and reality. fuck society :(), and we don't write the same way, if that matters. But I used to write too (I stopped because I never have time in my life :(. 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. Discover Array, and more, famous people, fictional characters and celebrities here!. People underestimate ISTJ and their capabilities. I can't see him being INFJ though. My vote goes to ISTJ because of what you guys said below. 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). 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. That's probably a good indication of Ni user, but I'm also not sure and won't vote yet either. Rather his stories emerge from his unconscious as PREEXISTING WHOLES, requiring little as far as conscious effort or planning. He is adamant about the fact that he does not consciously plan or piecemeal the plot or direction of his stories. This guy is clearly an INFJ. I do think you raise a good point about his plots, though. 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. ----- 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. You are in the best place to test MBTI and learn what type Stephen King likely is!. I think this issue is solved. So either INFP or ISTJ. Also, the feeling of "suburban Americana" in his books seems like something a Ni-dom probably wouldn't care much about. sex scenes sometimes) and things like that. I'll stop that here, you got it i thinkSi-dom makes sense for him, now that I think about it. ’ 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. 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. 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. But I'd sooner guess ISFP than ISTP. Yeah, Ray Bradbury, for example the short story "A Sound of Thunder" is fucking awesome and is typically N craziness to me. He is an INTP but could be an ESTJ as well. I agree with Scotty that people underestimate ISTJs. @bobnickmad - what made you write off INFP so quickly. 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. 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. Quiet, reflective, and idealistic. Interested in serving humanity. Well-developed value system, which they strive to live in accordance with.. Changing vote to INTJ, and because other stuff I noticed and I couldn't accept. People of all types can be writers and artists. Basically, that's Si vs Ni. Every person’s preference can be found on a spectrum, so just choose the letter you identify with most.. INxP is something I could consider though. Good typing there. But I don't think he's an Ni user. " 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. Alright, I guess I could agree on him being an INTJ with a developed Fi. 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. If someone could explain why he is an INTJ I would really appreciate it. If you enjoyed this entry, find out about the personality types of Writers characters list.. His function order probably goes something like Pi-Pi-Ti-Te-Fi. He definitely has Ne, which also can make him look a bit ENTPish. With enough discipline Te would be developed quite well in the routine. I'm not into horror literature but I read The Shining and I liked it very much. Or in a broader sense, why do you see a Ti/Fe axis in him. i can't buy ISTJ for him, can't see him with inferior Ne.