Hunter S. Thompson
Journalist, author of 'Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas'
Thompson: "I was never idle long enough to do much thinking, but I felt somehow that my instincts were right."
Thompson: "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro."
Thompson: "I have a theory that the truth is never told during the nine-to-five hours."
Thompson: "[Nixon was] a man with no soul, no inner convictions, with the integrity of a hyena and the style of a poison toad. ... [He was] absolutely humorless."
Frank Kelly Rich: "There was always a powerful comfort in knowing he was out there somewhere ... guzzling high-octane whiskey and railing against a world amok with complacency and hypocrisy."
Frank Kelly Rich: "Hunter didn't have to seek out adventure, he was adventure."
Journalist and author
Twain: "I must have a prodigious quantity of mind; it takes me as much as a week sometimes to make it up."
Twain: "I have been told that Wagner's music is better than it sounds."
Twain: "Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter."
Twain: "Giving up smoking is the easiest thing in the world. ... I've done it thousands of times."
Twain: "Who prays for Satan? Who, in eighteen centuries, has had the common humanity to pray for the one sinner that needed it most?"
Andrew Carnegie: "The public only knows one side of [Mark Twain] - the amusing part. Little does it suspect that he was a man of strong convictions upon political and social questions and a moralist of no mean order."
Wilde: "I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best."
Wilde: "America had often been discovered before Columbus, but it had always been hushed up."
Wilde: "Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative."
Wilde: "Art is the only serious thing in the world. And the artist is the only person who is never serious."
Wilde: "A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world."
Wilde: "I can resist everything except temptation."
Keirsey & son identify Wilde as ESFP.
Author of 'Brave New World'
Huxley: "[I am not] the captain of my soul; I am only its noisiest passenger."
Huxley: "Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life."
Huxley: "Genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm."
Huxley: "A child-like man is not a man whose development has been arrested; on the contrary, he is a man who has given himself a chance of continuing to develop long after most adults have muffled themselves."
The Guardian: "[He is the] prophet of our present. ... Even his casual asides have a surprising relevance."
Keirsey & son identify Huxley as INFP.
Pauli identifies Huxley as NF.
Huxley's disdain for consistency is the same as that of Oscar Wilde: "Consistency is the last refuge..."
Semiotician and author of 'The Name of the Rose'
Eco: "[In my writing] I know that I have made a caricature out of [others' academic] theories [but] I think that caricatures are frequently good portraits."
Eco: "[I am fascinated by stupidity] because normal intelligence is boring. Two plus two makes four - finished. You have no possibilities! Stupidity is infinite. Two plus two can make billions of different numbers."
Eco: "Socrates ... did not write. It seems academically obvious that he perished because he did not publish!"
Nassim Taleb: "Umberto Eco is the owner of a large personal library of almost 30,000 books that he has not read. [To him] read books are far less valuable than unread ones."
Author of 'The Satanic Verses', condemned to death by Ayatollah Khomeini
Rushdie: "'The Satanic Verses' celebrates hybridity, impurity, intermingling, the transformation that comes of new and unexpected combinations of human beings, cultures, ideas, politics, movies, songs."
Rushdie: "[In literature] I hope to find not absolute truth but the truth of the tale, of the imagination of the heart."
Rushdie: "[My work] is a love song to our mongrel selves."
Rushdie: "Free speech is the whole thing, the whole ball game. Free speech is life itself."
Rushdie's results on a Jungian type test score him as ENFP.
Founder of WikiLeaks
Assange: "Every time we witness an act that we feel to be unjust and do not act, we become a party to injustice."
Assange: "Those who are repeatedly passive in the face of injustice soon find their character corroded."
Assange: "I enjoy helping people who are vulnerable."
Keirsey & son identify Assange as NT.
Assange's results on a Jungian type test score him as ENFP.
Unusually for ENFPs, Assange also has Paranoid traits.
Leader of the U.S. Green Party and author
Nader: "The only true aging is the erosion of one's ideals."
Nader: "Every time I see something terrible, it's like I see it at age 19. I keep a freshness that way."
Nader: "[As a child] I was very interested in books that detailed injustice and how people who are underdogs were mistreated throughout history."
Nader: "The only difference between the Republican Party and the Democratic Party is the velocity with which their knees hit the floor when the big corporations come asking."
Keirsey & son identify Nader as ENFJ.
Author of 'The Diary of a Young Girl' and Holocaust victim
Frank: "It's a wonder I haven't abandoned all my ideals, they seem so absurd and impractical. Yet I cling to them because I still believe, in spite of everything, that people are truly good at heart."
Frank: "During the third class [my teacher had] finally had enough. 'Anne Frank, as punishment for talking [so much] you will write an essay entitled, 'Quack, Quack, Quack, Said Miss Chatterback.''"
Nelson Mandela: "[I] read Anne Frank's diary [while imprisoned] on Robben Island and derived much encouragement from it."
Editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post
Huffington: "I'm passionate. I find if I really believe something, I want to put my entire being behind it."
Huffington: "I don't like the idea of [having] a thick skin. I think we [should] be more childlike."
[On why she left the right wing:]
Huffington: "[I] realized that corporate America was never going to step up to the plate and help society's disadvantaged by itself. Other people had to force [them to do] it."
The Observer: "Hurricane Arianna never stops blowing. ... She has been called the most upwardly mobile Greek since Icarus."
Founder of The Walt Disney Company
Disney: "I do not make films primarily for children. I make them for the child in all of us, whether we be six or sixty."
Disney: "The worst of us is not without innocence. ... In my work I try to reach and speak to that innocence."
Disney: "[In my work I show] the fun and joy of living ... that laughter is healthy [and] that the human species ... is still reaching for the stars."
Cory Doctorow: "Disney is a delight, someone who ... sweeps those around him along on his dream."
Keirsey & son identify Disney as ENTP.
Author of 'Slaughterhouse-Five'
Vonnegut: "[I write] intuitively, reflexively, as if skiing down a steep mountain slope with no time to think."
Vonnegut: "I don't know about you, but I practice a dis-organized religion. I belong to an un-holy disorder. We call ourselves 'Our Lady of Perpetual Astonishment.'"
Vonnegut: "The only difference between Bush and Hitler is that Hitler was elected."
Philip Trent: "Vonnegut was much like Mark Twain [in] outlook. He loved life and had high ideals which often caused him disappointment."
Osho: "It is beautiful that there are three hundred religions in the world; more are needed. ... Each person should have his own religion - there should be as many religions as there are people!"
Osho: "Mohammedans say there is only one God and only one prophet of God, that is Muhammad. Then God seems to be very poor - just ONE prophet?"
Osho: "Ordinary society is like a paperweight on you: It won't allow you to fly."
Osho: "In the West, if the husband is dead, the widow goes back to being 'miss' again. [Under Indian law] this is impossible. Once you have missed, you cannot miss again!"
Author of 'The Shock Doctrine'
Klein: "Anybody who claims that they know where this whole thing is all going is just lying."
Klein: "Communication is my thing."
Klein: "We are looking to [corporate] brands for poetry and for spirituality, because we're not getting those things from our communities or from each other."
[Her husband:] "Naomi is a pattern recognizer. ... Her great strength is helping people recognize patterns in the world, because that's the fundamental first step toward changing things."
Rachel Maddow: "['The Shock Doctrine' is] the only book of the last few years in American publishing that I would describe as a mandatory must-read."
Kaku: "To become a theoretical physicist ... you need to have a passionate love affair with the universe."
Kaku: "Scientists are embarrassed by science fiction; they want to distance themselves as much as possible. ... I think there's nothing to be ashamed of [and that] we should take science fiction seriously."
Beth Starbuck: "He has an almost child-like enthusiasm for science."
Colin Blundell: "He has a poetic sensibility."
Cox: "What [I'm] attached to are journeys into the unknown and discovering things that are completely unexpected and baffling and surprising."
Cox: "I don't need answers to everything. I want to have answers to find."
Cox: "I enjoy [being on] television because there is an artistic side to my character."
Cox: "Ideas make me emotional."
Jane Fryer: "There's something about his ... poetic descriptions [and] bubbling emotions ... that demystifies science and makes it fascinating."
Derrida: "I love language as I love life itself!"
Derrida: "I say things that contradict each other, that are in real tension with each other, that compose me, that make me live, and that will make me die."
Mark Lilla: "He is more performance artist than logician. [He has a] flamboyant style - using free association, rhymes and near-rhymes, puns, and maddening digressions."
Barry Smith: "His work consists in no small part of elaborate jokes and puns [like] 'logical phalluses.'"
Julia Wells: "To Derrida, writing is the orphaned 'son' of living speech."
Writer and speaker on Buddhism
Watts: "Being brought up and 'educated' is a form of hypnosis, brainwashing, and indoctrination that is extremely difficult to survive with one's senses intact."
Watts: "For me, being literate and articulate is a form of judo, of overcoming the [system] by its own method."
Watts: "I made to myself the solemn vow that I would never be an employee or put up with a 'regular job.' ... [And in my life] I have been a free lance, a rolling stone."
Watts: "I want ... to consort with people whose emotions are not ... cold and standoffish."
Journalist and provocateur
Yiannopoulos: "I'm an entertainer; I'm a performer. ... [What I do is] part lecture, part stand-up."
Yiannopoulos: "[I have a] natural instinct for mischief."
Yiannopoulos: "[I want to see] the wicked suffer ... it's the reason I went into journalism. ... [I see myself as a] crusader for truth and justice."
[His grandmother]: "[He] can be a catty little queen at times. ... But [his] heart's in the right place."
National Post: "[He is a] fascinating, outrageous and irrepressible enfant terrible."
Yiannopoulos identifies himself as ENFP and ENTP.
Diarist and author
Nin: "In [me] there's always movement, renewal, surprises. I have never known stagnation."
Nin: "[For me] not even introspection has been a still experience."
Nin: "The poet is the one who is able to keep the fresh vision of the child alive."
Nin: "Reality doesn't impress me. I only believe in intoxication, in ecstasy, and when ordinary life shackles me, I escape, one way or another. No more walls."
Nin: "I am an excitable person ... in whom feelings are much stronger [than] reason."
Angie A. Kehagia identifies Nin as having Histrionic traits.
Entrepreneur and presidential candidate (D)
Yang: "Humanity is more important than money. ... There's a saying ... 'what gets measured gets managed for.' We need to start measuring different things."
Yang: "[Politics is] tough. ... You go in hoping to make a difference. But you quickly get jaded by the system."
Arianna Huffington: "Yang is one of those rare visionaries who puts dreams into action."
Alec Ross: "[Yang issues] a call to arms that comes from both head and heart."
Yang identifies himself as INTJ.
Guevara: "If you tremble with indignation at every injustice, then you are a comrade of mine."
Guevara: "At the risk of seeming ridiculous, let me say that the true revolutionary is guided by a great feeling of love. It is impossible to think of a genuine revolutionary lacking this quality."
Guevara: "We should not go to the [poor countries] and say: 'We come to ... teach you our science, to show you your errors.' ... We should go instead with an inquiring mind and a humble spirit to learn [from] these people."
Guevara: "[I have] mourned comrade Stalin."
Jon Lee Anderson: "Che stands up as the perennial Icarus, a self-immolating figure who represents the romantic tragedy of youth."
Jon Lee Anderson: "Che is not just a potent figure of protest, but the idealistic, questioning kid who exists in every society and every time."
Dictator of Cuba
Castro: "Revolutionaries must proclaim their ideas courageously ... and express their intentions so that no one is deceived."
Castro: "What heart is not set aflame by the promise of freedom?"
Ignacio Ramonet: "He is ... anti-dogmatic ... subversive [and] anti-authoritarian."
Ignacio Ramonet: "Brilliant and baroque, Castro has a visceral need to communicate."
Ignacio Ramonet: "The pursuit of a subject leads him, through an association of ideas ... to call up a parallel subject, and another, and another, and another..."
Tim Berry: "He [is] a showman, a performer, extremely charismatic. ... He [is] side-splittingly funny [and] always warm, always sincere."
David Sandison: "To observers it seemed as if Fidel Castro and Che Guevara 'recognized' each other as kindred spirits - even long-lost soul brothers - from the moment they were introduced."
Dictator of Libya
Gaddafi: "Boxing and wrestling are evidence that mankind has not rid itself of all savage behavior."
Gaddafi: "[The] type of education now prevailing all over the world is directed against human freedom. State-controlled education ... deprives people of their free choice, creativity and brilliance."
Gaddafi: "To force a human being to learn according to a set curriculum is a dictatorial act."
[On Obama winning the Nobel Peace Prize after less than one year in office:]
Gaddafi: "I do believe that he deserves it, but [for it to be given] right now ... is sycophancy and premature."
Gaddafi: "I do not support Arafat. He is a stupid, incompetent fool!"
BBC: "In the early days, Gaddafi was seen by some as an 'African Che Guevara.'"
President of Venezuela
Chavez: "I didn't plan to become president. I am here because of a hurricane. I am the son of a revolution."
Chavez: "[I have] a passion, a fire burning inside myself."
Chavez: "The United States should be less concerned with being an empire and more concerned with their people who don't have health insurance."
Chavez: "Capitalism is ... injustice. A tyranny of the richest against the poorest, [as] Rousseau said."
Chavez: "[In Venezuela] neoliberalism had to face the anger of the people. ... [We're the] only country where an alternative project is in process."
Chavez: "Fox News ... [their news] is artificious [and their] minds have many confusions."
Stephen Sackur: "Many people have likened [Chavez] to Fidel Castro."
Terrorist and founder of Rote Armee Fraktion
Meinhof: "[I provoke] the system [to] show its true face ... so that through its own acts of terrorism ... the masses will rise against it."
Meinhof: "I can be a subversive element."
Meinhof: "Protest is when I say, 'I don't like this.' Resistance is when I put an end to what I don't like. Protest is when I say, 'I refuse to go along with this anymore.' Resistance is when I make sure everybody else stops going along too."
The Brooklyn Rail: "What Meinhof does so well in [her] columns is remind us that it is possible to discuss the complex and profound injustices around us in ways that are both clear and direct."
ENFPs in popular culture
Dali: "[I am a] contradictory and paradoxical man."
Dali: "[My art is] capable of liberating man from the tyranny of the 'practical, rational world.'"
Dali: "It is not necessary for the public to know whether I am joking or whether I am serious, just as it is not necessary for me to know it myself."
New York Times: "He wanted ... to systematize confusion and to discredit the world of everyday reality. He did this in his paintings, but also in life."
Welles: "[I have a] fondness for telling stories, like the Arab storytellers on the marketplace. ... I will never grow tired of [telling] stories [and] I make the mistake of thinking that everyone has the same enthusiasm!"
Welles: "I must be sincere towards what I am. ... Experimenting is the only thing that fills me with enthusiasm. ... It is the only sphere where I feel really honest and sincere."
Welles: "I love moving around from town to town. I never got on a train in my life without my spirits rising."
Jean Cocteau: "He has the manner of a giant with the look of a child. [He is] an active idler and a mad sage."
Carlin: "Inside every cynical person, there is a disappointed idealist."
Carlin: "I have a lot of things [in me] that are childlike and innocent and sweet."
Carlin: "What counted to me [was being] true to myself. ... I just had to be who I felt like I was."
Carlin: "I definitely have a gift for language that is rhythmic and attractive to the ear, and I have interesting [verbal] imagery which I guess is a poetic touch."
Stone: "[When making movies I] set out to be authentic to [myself] and to put it down the way [I] feel it and know it and interpret it. And then others sometimes key into it and get it."
Stone: "Reagan and Thatcher [came] into office ... and they kicked off an international deterioration ... of values."
Stone: "Nixon was psychologically disturbed."
Stone: "[Fidel Castro] has a very good [human rights] record."
Stone: "What Chavez has done [in Venezuela] is that he has brought extreme poverty to an end."
Stone: "I couldn't despise a man more than George W. Bush."
Couric: "I knew I had to be a journalist because I'm deeply curious about the world."
Couric: "[I am enthusiastic about journalism because] it's a craft that can ... galvanize an often complacent citizenry, and make a difference."
[On criticism of her reporting style:]
Couric: "Some said I lacked gravitas, which I've since decided is Latin for 'testicles.'"
Talk show host
Maddow: "I'm all about bringing the bad guy into sharper relief."
Maddow: "Nothing about me wants to write. I reject it like a transplanted organ. ... I find it hard to commit to a sentence."
[On Republican opposition to Obama:]
Maddow: "Congressional Republicans had a collective war-gasm trying to make the president's budget seem scary."
Talk show host
DeGeneres: "There's nothing I know for sure, because I know for sure that things change."
DeGeneres: "I like to try new things because I get bored so easily."
DeGeneres: "I want people to like me - but not at my expense."
DeGeneres: "You're not supposed to shove your feelings under the rug."
DeGeneres: "I care passionately about equal rights [and] animal rights."
DeGeneres identifies herself as an introvert.
Comedian and actor
Gervais: "I never had a plan. I just sort of ambled along, doing exactly what I wanted every day of my life."
Gervais: "With 'The Office' and 'Extras' I've always snuck in a little bit of heart and pathos - and drama, which is fun."
Gervais: "I've got the attention span of a child."
Gervais: "I remember the first check I got for 'The Office,' and it made me feel sad. It ruined it. ... Because there was sort of a nobility in poverty."
Actor and stand-up comedian
Williams: "I started doing comedy because that was the only stage that I could find. It was the pure idea of being on stage."
Williams: "The Second Amendment! It says you have the right to bear arms, or the right to arm bears, [to do] whatever ... you want to do!"
Williams: "George W. Bush was in Bigfoot's National Guard unit. [They had the] same number of sightings."
Actor and stand-up comedian
Seinfeld: "To me, if life boils down to one thing, it's movement. To live is to keep moving."
Seinfeld: "There are more social skills required to talk one-on-one [than to an audience]. You don't have to be socially fluid to talk to two thousand people."
Seinfeld: "[I like to] engage with funny people, or weird people, or, you know, kind of off people. [Whereas when I meet] anybody who's ... normal ... I'm not curious, I'm not interested."
Knightley: "The thing I love about acting is getting to change and look at different people in different lives and do different projects."
Knightley: "The most important thing in playing any character is not judging."
Knightley: "I'm ... incredibly open with my mates. Or even people I just meet."
Elle Magazine: "[The] press adores her because she's fun company - a woman with a gift for verbal sparring."
Actress, was married to Brad Pitt, dated John Mayer
Aniston: "I love the unknown. I love the discovery of what will be happening."
Aniston: "It gets so boring to do the same thing over and over."
Aniston: "I always say: 'Don't make plans, make options.'"
Aniston: "I will always speak my mind."
Unusually for ENFPs, Aniston also has Masochistic traits.
Bullock: "I don't ever want to come home saying, 'I should have spoken my mind. I shouldn't have let someone say something that I didn't feel was right.'"
Bullock: "I just want people to admit that there's no one way to live your life."
Elfman: "Since I was born I wanted to entertain and communicate. I wanted to communicate so badly ... My sixth-grade math teacher taped my mouth. I'm still out to get her [for that]. It was very traumatizing!"
Elfman: "I [have] love for others and love for life."
Actress and vegetarian activist
Silverstone: "[I] educate people to be kinder to each other, and to other life-forms. There has been racism, sexism and now there is 'species-ism.' People think that they are better than other creatures."
Silverstone: "One of the things I love best about [my] 'Kind Diet' is that you will actually become part of the solution to our global problems."
Sarah Michelle Gellar
Gellar: "Being outspoken has always gotten me into trouble. I'm just this little thing and then all of a sudden it comes out."
Gellar: "You need to keep your creative juices flowing and keep [your] character interesting."
Gellar: "[My character] Buffy is very similar to me. ... A child in an adult world, sort of trapped between the two."
Woodley: "I have a tendency to talk extremely fast. ... I think the fastness comes from the fact that I get very excited about things and I just want to spit them out."
Woodley: "You really can't prepare for anything in life. The second you know what's going to happen, there's always a curve ball, so I'm just chillin', cruising along for the ride."
Woodley: "Everything is out of your control, and you can only be truthful about how you feel."
Woodley: "[I'm] the girl at a hippie festival in the middle of the forest with war paint on my face, dancing around with hairy armpits."
Woodley identifies herself as an introvert.
Radcliffe: "I have described myself as being 'gently eccentric.'"
Radcliffe: "I might like to be an actor, but there are loads of other things I'm interested in as well, like music and writing. ... I want to keep my options open."
Radcliffe: "[I] take inspiration from kids. ... They're very honest in how they act and how they are in the world."
White: "Passion, for me, is like a shark - it never stops moving."
White: "In all my songs, I take on roles and play characters. It's a unique way to explore ideas and decisions I might not think or make in real life."
White: "I'm one of those people that you have to keep your eye on or I'll wander off into the woods and forget to come back."
Stefani: "I love that contradiction of being feminine but playing in the boys' treehouse. My whole life's been like that."
Stefani: "No one can force me to do something unless I'm passionate about it."
Elizabeth Constance: "Stefani's persona [is] alternately an embrace of little-girl-lost innocence and riot grrrl feminism."
USA Today: "[She has] youthful enthusiasm [and] breathless energy."
Stone: "I think for a long time people just did not know what to do with me. I looked like a Barbie doll ... and I ... had ideas [that were unconventional and] that didn't make sense."
Stone: "A woman has many faces as she goes through her life. ... We have [experiences], we learn, and we grow; we view life differently, and life views us differently."
Jaroussky: "[I] want to keep something of childhood, the pure innocence."
Jaroussky: "For me it's difficult when someone proposes a project because I'm always enthusiastic [and want to say yes to it even if] it's too much."
Cecilia Bartoli: "When I heard Philippe Jaroussky for the first time, I was struck by his ... sensibility. ... There is a ... delicacy, if not fragility in his soul, that touches the listener profoundly."
Andreas Scholl: "I experienced, for the first time, what other people feel when I heard [him sing]. ... I got goosebumps!"
Mercer: "I tend to [have] a lot of ideas but then just leave them in that infant form and kind of move on."
Mercer: "I really [enjoy] working with new people and just sort of the freshness of it. ... I [want] to have those new conversations, musically and otherwise."
Mercer: "I do like talking with friends about big concepts, you know, the stuff that will ruin a party. To me, the party hasn't begun until we're talking about the nonexistence of God."
Mercer: "I'm not really excited about the idea of committing to anything permanently."
Carly Rae Jepsen
Jepsen: "Life's too much fun to have it go in just one direction."
Jepsen: "I'm ... free-spirited. Maybe a little too free-spirited."
Jepsen: "What I like is a life that is full of surprises and [that has] no routine."
Abrams: "What I love ... is a sense of unlimited possibility, the sense that life could bring you anything, that around every corner could be something amazing."
Abrams: "I don't try and look at things from the outside in and apply some kind of logic - there's no strategy or game plan."
Stephen McPherson: "He manages to maintain an almost childlike thrill to what he's doing."
Damon Lindelof: "His brain can be in 15 places at once. ... He has an X-Men version of ADD, where it's ... a superpower."
Jeff Melvoin: "His versatility puts one in mind of Orson Welles."
McDiarmid: "Serious work gets done ... in congenial surroundings, which tend to make you laugh."
McDiarmid: "If you're any kind of artist, you've got to ... keep opening yourself to new possibilities."
McDiarmid: "[Not relating to] the world as it is, but the world as [one] would like it to be. ... That ... strikes a chord in me."
McDiarmid: "I think the greatest thing about being an actor is that you can become other people. ... You have the opportunity to explore ... alternative ways of living for a brief time."
The Guardian: "At 57, there is definitely something young and quietly anarchic about McDiarmid."
LaBeouf: "When the ship is sinking and you're forced to choose sides, the new solution is to jump from island to island to island. You don't have to pick."
LaBeouf: "I'm constantly jumping off cliffs and developing my wings on the way down. ... It's a gamble, a ... spiritual gamble. You are who you choose to be."
LaBeouf: "There's beauty in people who reinvent themselves. Actors live a thousand lives, as do hackers ... the personality can play around forever."
GQ Magazine: "[He has] a big, bulletproof laugh - young, infectious, beyond prosecution ... as much sinner as saint."
Gordon-Levitt: "Being willing to change what you think you know can introduce entirely new possibilities."
Gordon-Levitt: "[People get] treated like objects on a shelf sometimes. ... You can tell they have already decided what you are and put you in a box with a label on it."
Gordon-Levitt: "No category ever really describes a person because every person is unique."
Gordon-Levitt: "Young actors can be the best actors! They are closer to the days when you can [be] completely uninhibited."
Out Magazine: "[He is on a] restless quest for authenticity and connection."
Stand-up comedian and actress
Schumer: "I never had any plan. I didn't even have a plan for performing. ... Even now ... I don't know what's going to happen."
Schumer: "I love communicating and I love having an open door."
Schumer: "[Much of my comedy is] about injustice and things I feel are unfair."
Schumer: "I love Gloria Steinem and could not be more grateful for her work."
GQ Magazine: "One of Amy Schumer's many comedic gifts is the way she has turned oversharing into a majestic art."
Schumer identifies herself as an introvert.
Larson: "Life's not fun when you're serious all the time."
Larson: "[I am] easily adaptable and ready to be in whatever is happening."
Larson: "I love [being] in contact with many different ways of living and different perspectives."
Larson: "[What] is honest to me is not necessarily honest to anybody else. ... There's so many different ways to be honest. ... Someone ... said 'art is a lie to tell the truth.' I think that's an interesting concept."
Zimmer: "Answers are usually boring. The answers should always ask the next question."
Zimmer: "The great thing about my life is that I go from project to project and each is vastly different. The opportunity for something unexpected always exists."
Zimmer: "Whatever ... [I] do, I want you to expect the unexpected. ... [I am] trying to reinvent [myself] every chance [I] get."
Zimmer: "All I wanted to do is say to the audience: It's not what you expect it to be. But it's going to be an adventure, and just come along! Just come along."
Zimmer: "The operative word of music is 'play.' It's so important not to forget that in your life."
Christopher Nolan: "I have never worked with someone so dedicated to the idea that the real risk is in playing it safe."
- Quirky and verbally fluid people persons
- Strongly linked to the Histrionic personality
- Somewhat linked to the Narcissistic, Hypomanic and Borderline personalities
- More common in women than in men
- Repress their Introverted Sensing function, meaning they sometimes experience flighty and inconsistent cognitive states and neglect to reflect on their past
- Test: ENFP or ESFP?
- Another Look at ENFP
|1. Dominant:||Extroverted Intuition|
|2. Auxiliary:||Introverted Feeling|
|3. Tertiary:||Extroverted Thinking|
|4. Inferior:||Introverted Sensing|
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