Flannery O’Connor: INTJ

Flannery O'Connor MBTI | INTJ

Ni: Flannery O’Connor was incredibly focused. All of her stories basically have the same message and focus on the exact same topic: redemption. But her interest in religion was not simply a focus –it was an obsession. Her stories accentuate a deep understanding of human nature.

Flannery O'Connor MBTI | INTJ

Te: O’Connor described herself as a “pigeon-toed child with a receding chin and a you-leave-me-alone-or-I’ll-bite-you complex.” The endings of her stories are sharp and abrupt, and rather cynical. She had a logical view of the world that was based on empirical observation and Ni patterns.

Flannery O'Connor MBTI | INTJ

Fi: All of O’Connor’s stories revolve around morally flawed characters. The messages of all her stories were moral, albeit cynical. She was deeply invested in her religious beliefs and wanted to share them with others, but she did so through a cynical, logical way.

Flannery O'Connor MBTI | INTJ

Se: O’Connor loved nature and preferred birds to people. She raised peacocks and spent most of her childhood drawing pictures of birds.

2 thoughts on “Flannery O’Connor: INTJ

  1. She does LOOK the part of a internally infantile and reserved person with a mature focus and sharp exterior.
    A lot of INTJ females, including myself, have this unsolvable dichotomy.


  2. Additionally, with regard to her combination of Ni and Se, she was deeply concerned with portraying truth sacramentally as opposed to allegorically. To her, the truth that made up her worldview was a fundamentally tangible experience.



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