Kill Your Darlings
Introverted Feeling (Fi): Lucien Carr was a rebellious, anti-establishment youth who detested commonality and tradition. Oft times, he was rebellious just for the sake of being differing from the norm, but also to make a statement against living a life that wasn’t your own. “Lu” Carr, as he was known, had a profound influence on everyone with whom he associated, among them, Allan Ginsberg, whom he taught all manner of crass vocabulary. In later years, Carr had an understandable desire to remain anonymous and asked that his name to be removed from the dedication of Ginsberg’s “Howl.” He was an individualist who would rather be himself than try to conform to the vagaries of the society he lived in.
Extraverted Sensing (Se): Lucien Carr was an aesthete who valued beauty, be it in word or experience. In his younger years, he was spontaneous and had a hard time following through with commitments and finishing goals he was working towards. As a college student, Carr didn’t focus much on the long term consequences of his in-the-moment decisions (although he pursued long term visions with a passion). Lucien Carr initiated most of the dangerous, illegal outings that the Beat Generation writers were fond of. Carr was well known for using descriptive language, and Ginsberg has compiled lists of the words Carr used to describe certain things (most of them indecorous in subject matter). He is also known for having said that he wanted everything he did to be the “first time.”
Introverted Intuition (Ni): Carr was an admirer of Fredrich Nietzsche’s philosophies and enjoyed being able to control the messages that would be gleaned from other people’s artistic work. Though not a writer himself, he came up with the vision and foundational principles for the Beat Generation. He wasn’t a particularly motivated student, but loved learning and sought out ideas avidly. Though Carr was highly creative and loved speak poetically in regular conversation, he preferred reading other people’s creative work to writing it himself.
Extraverted Thinking (Te): Carr did not write as part of the Beat Generation, but he organised the participating writers to set them on their course. Much of Carr’s philosophy that fuelled the Beat Generation movement was the idea of “naked self-expression,” or an un-muted truth telling. In his older years, Carr was incredibly successful in the editing world and became the sole member of the Beat Generation to sober up and keep a consistent job.
Editor’s Note: Asserting my English-Major knowledge and going off historical events and Beat Generation writings rather than the portrayal in the movie (although the personality would be the same, just not the totality of behaviour/motives). Your welcome.