Stephen King Myers-Brigs type - MBTI, enneagram and personality type info
an INTJ would be all about envisioning the whole and planning the shit out of it. There is nothing more that a SI user fears more than NE going rogue under normal every day circumstances. 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. 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. 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.
. ----- 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. " I think someone else is using my account name, or perhaps hacked my account. INFJs are visionaries and idealists who ooze creative imagination and brilliant ideas.. 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. 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. 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!. he doesn't even know himself cuz he does no planning. 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. sex scenes sometimes) and things like that. Actually haha apparently Kafka is registred as INFP too ><. INFPs, like most introverts, are quiet and reserved. They prefer not to talk about themselves.. 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. On a final note, 90. In person he seems very ISTJ too. ’ 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. An INTJ with very developed Fi (hence why he looks INFPish). 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. 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. Plus obviously the organizational skill and attention to detail (which he has)Good arguments. 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). 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. Reading some of what he said outside of his books, I think he has a distinctly Si attitude in general. fuck society :(), and we don't write the same way, if that matters. Basically, that's Si vs Ni. chaotic, unpredictable evil. 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. " suggests Ne for me. I'll vote ISTJ too. Andwhat are all the other people's arguments who type him as an ISTJ. Personality Junkie on King: "In his memoir, On Writing, Stephen King, most certainly an INJ type, describes his process of writing novels. 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. An intuitive might come off as clumsy in their own way for a sensor. But then again you're right snowfrost an ISTJ should by all means plan aswell. In this site you can find out which of the 16 types this character 'Stephen King' belongs to!. 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. 1w9 filmmaker David Fincher). I guess for INTJ, Te does play a lot of role in the process. Jung also proposed that in a person one of the four functions above is dominant – either a function of perception or a function of judging.. the guy doesn't keep a notebook, seems to pretty much hate the idea of "thinking about the big picture" when writing. Yeah, Ray Bradbury, for example the short story "A Sound of Thunder" is fucking awesome and is typically N craziness to me. Rather his stories emerge from his unconscious as PREEXISTING WHOLES, requiring little as far as conscious effort or planning. I've heard that he does favor intuitive writing than prior planning too. Way too funny. he says in his interviews that he loves the idea of just throwing a character in a situation and seeing what would happen next. My vote goes to ISTJ because of what you guys said below. Cunningham) who I'm pretty sure are ISTJ. Might be on the cusp of INTJ/ISTJ, but seems a little more intuitive than sensing to me. Ne writers will have complex metaphors (like Bradbury) while Ni writers will have single minded metaphors (like Kafka). did he make that movie with the clown in it. He comes off as way too imposing and cold in interviews to be ISFP. So I guess he's an unusual INTJ in that he really just uses Ni and Fi during the writing process. Just watched his oldest interviews on YT; deep down he's really scary. This guy is clearly an INFJ. His stories aren't as fucked up as the ones of a real Ni user (like me for example). ISTJ makes sense. But I'd sooner guess ISFP than ISTP. I do think you raise a good point about his plots, though. 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. "PLus he writes MANY books (Se kind of thing)" hahaha. So either INFP or ISTJ. INxP is something I could consider though. If someone could explain why he is an INTJ I would really appreciate it. 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. 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. Writing many books = Se. I'm not into horror literature but I read The Shining and I liked it very much. INTJ fits well I think, as I could see an inferior Se making a movie like Maximum Overdrive. I got it by reading the dark tower and also from his interviews. Also, the feeling of "suburban Americana" in his books seems like something a Ni-dom probably wouldn't care much about. Bonita, please stop typing. If you enjoyed this entry, find out about the personality types of Writers characters list.. In an interview with the BBC (http://www. ’" In addition, he seems very nostalgic throughout the interview, making various references to childhood and classic horror. 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). 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. So either way INTJ with developed Fi or INFP with developed Te for me. Seriously, is there a chance he could be INFP. I find that INFPs will always be organized with whatever they want to do, if they are passionate enough of course. Just to clarify, I was NOT the one who said "Actually he is an INTP. Which typing are you guys talking about. How constructive, thank you very much. My vote goes to ISTJ unless someone has better arguments for another type. 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. I can't see him being INFJ though. of his books talk about a SI user in a SI situation pitted against a symbolic NE gone wild. 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. What are you're arguments for the INTJ.
. I've learned a lot from this page. I wasn't saying he was a shitty writer only that he's way of delivering exposition felt clumsy. I love his books, I've read a lot of them, he really has an interesting style. Alright, I guess I could agree on him being an INTJ with a developed Fi. He is adamant about the fact that he does not consciously plan or piecemeal the plot or direction of his stories. Only read the first Dark Tower which in my view felt super ISTJ. Seriously, I'd too love to hear a good argument for either INTJ or INFP. @mytr - Right. Writing to him is a job like any other, and he values hard work very highly. @butterfly: You are spot on. 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.. That's probably a good indication of Ni user, but I'm also not sure and won't vote yet either. Or "The Martian Chronicles", awesome guys check that out (Bradbury is also a great author imo). @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. He doesn't seem shallow/superficial, not that IXTJs are like that. 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). Rather his stories emerge from his unconscious as preexisting wholes, requiring little as far as conscious effort or planning. I actually have him figured as ISTJ. 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. 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). it's like for this guy the insanity of the NE is the greates threat imaginable threat. Relaxed and funny too. " 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. 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. But I used to write too (I stopped because I never have time in my life :(. wouldn't that be a Perceiver thing in general rather than Si. What about INTP. Just to clarify that last message clarifying my actual message isn't mine. Changing vote to INTJ, and because other stuff I noticed and I couldn't accept. Everything he describes in his writing process is intuitive. 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). 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. 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. I was just saying that the way he processed information didn't feel intuitive. Even if not directly tested, public voting can provide good accuracy regarding Stephen King Myers-Briggs and personality type!. He definitely has Ne, which also can make him look a bit ENTPish. I think this issue is solved. As a writer what stands out is his incredible output and how good he is at depicting "ordinary Americans" everyone can relate to. On the contrary I see Stephen King as a testament to the fact that an ISTJ can be a great writer. You are in the best place to test MBTI and learn what type Stephen King likely is!. But if you read Se books (like the writer of american psycho), you'll see that same emphasis on details and reality. Welcome to MBTIBase - PersonalityBase, here you can learn about Stephen King MBTI type.. RIP REST IN PEACE :slow clap:. 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. His quote: "Outlines are the last resource of bad fiction writers who wish to God they were writing masters' theses. 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 thought I would run into the ultimate INTJ but the experience was the complete opposite. While N writers are more metaphorical. I remember being excited when everyone was so confident in him being an INTJ and reading the Dark Tower for that very purpose. the very idea of an inferior NE function. It wouldn't have felt clumsy for a Si main user who thinks through details. His books are all about the characters' inner emotions and motivations. 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). Definitive vote. What is the best option for the MBTI type of Stephen King? What about enneagram and other personality types?. You INTJs just want claim all the "cool people" as your own type, don't you. 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. As opposed to writers like Neil Gaiman (INFP) and China Miéville (INTP), you don't really read King because he has cool ideas. (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). His function order probably goes something like Pi-Pi-Ti-Te-Fi. 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. @TOSstand I definitely follow what you are saying with Bradbury. 3, 6, and 9 are the "chameleonic" triad, so they'd be somewhere in between. I still consider him a great writer. I mean, he has this endless imagination and he's very lively and enthusiastic like a child; also, a very -very- prolific writer. Or in a broader sense, why do you see a Ti/Fe axis in him. 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. 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 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. Here you can explore of famous people and fictional characters.. All I have heard of his other writings later on screams Si vs Ne. @Zeego - strawman. interesting how the Ni+Fe and Ni+Te can manifest differently though. Of course, I'm just speaking generally, and there are exceptions to every rule (e. an INTJ would savor the idea and play with it in his head, an ISTJ would savor the moment and the details in it. 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. 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. you tell me you're experience reading him. I agree with Scotty that people underestimate ISTJs. With enough discipline Te would be developed quite well in the routine. Keep reading to learn more about what goes into your Myers-Briggs personality type—and maybe discover what yours is.. I must admit that Shawshank's Redemption felt definitely like the handwork of an intuitive and specifically a Ni intuitive. For me these two seem to be the only options. You read him because he's so good at the mundane that you start kind of believing the silly stuff. i can't buy ISTJ for him, can't see him with inferior Ne. on another note. Good typing there. Actually if he never uses any sort of structure to guide his writing I think that makes INFP more likely. He is an INTP but could be an ESTJ as well. 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. He's probably Si-Ne and Fi-Te. People underestimate ISTJ and their capabilities. @bobnickmad - what made you write off INFP so quickly. just curious, how did some of you get ISTJ. I know an xNFJ writer who doesn't like planning at all, and seems to make writing works in an amazing way. 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. People of all types can be writers and artists. 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. 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 ". 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. I'll stop that here, you got it i thinkSi-dom makes sense for him, now that I think about it. " Also he has no Fe to be an INFJ. Quiet, reflective, and idealistic. Interested in serving humanity. Well-developed value system, which they strive to live in accordance with.. 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 was thinking that maybe Si doms in general would be most likely to make the best horror writers. But I don't think he's an Ni user. If anything, it probably has more correlation with Enneagram than MBTI.