Myers Briggs personality types are my long time obsession. At first I was skeptical that there were only sixteen types of personalities in the world. That is a very strict understanding of personality types. Obviously these sixteen types really function on a continuum which leads to a variety of people. Perhaps even that is too rigid of a formula to place on a person. But get this, one of the theorized ideal matches for my own personality type, INFP, is the ESNJ. Now that doesn't make any sense until I give several examples.
As I said before John Lennon is an INFP. This means introverted, intuitive, emotional (feeling), and perceptive. This means I am a hermit who knows a lot from a little and get my facts wrong often because I act on my emotions instead of my logic. However, usually my emotions are telling me something honest and the words I use to immediately express those emotions come out all wrong. Fuck, shit, twaddle fuckery. . . I think everyone can relate to that. I mean what is freaky about the INFP list of personalities is that it makes sense. All these people have a wave length that connects them.
Edgar A. Poe, Jane Goodall, Shakespeare, Andy Warhol, Orwell, and so many more good names. For a fuller list check out Famous INFP's . I think that Emily Dickinson and Robert Frost show strong signs of this personality as well. With no two ideas alike, they are all quite original writers. Did I forget to mention J.K. Rowling and Ray Bradbury?
Though there are a couple of theorized ideal matches, the one that strikes me the most and the lover that I search for is going to be the ENFJ. I know, I know. I'm being shallow. Yet, I'm fairly convinced of this. So my emotions tell me. I just can't see myself marrying Joseph Stalin, Rush Limbaugh, or Paul Ryan. The theorized ENTJ list has too many bad apples. As does the ESFJ: Palin, Santorum, Boehner, and the founder of Walmart - icon of American capitalistic consumerism, Sam Walton. I mean, can you imagine Orwell and Walton walking down the aisle? I don't think so.
Now, if it were Orwell and Erich Fromm, that would make much more sense. I fell in love with Erich Fromm when I was exposed to him by my sociology professor. He is thoroughly concerned with the human and social condition under hedonistic societies that advocate for rugged individualism and the pursuit of happiness through mass consumerism. OMG I love cheesecake and video games!
Don't you just want to give him a big ol' hug and kiss? I do. Though, I could do without Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels, Hitler loved the personality type of my soon to be boyfriend. Hitler writes, "Goebbels is the one [of the senior Nazis] who is the most like me as a human being." It freaks me out a bit, and so does Oprah. Seriously though, wouldn't Phillip Zimbardo and I be perfect for one another? ENFJ Celebrity Types
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