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