Alaska Young: ENFP

Guest post by Occam’s Chainsaw, INTJ

Looking For Alaska, John Green

Ne: Alaska was a girl who was restless when it came to trying out new things. She was in for the experience, and came up with several ideas that she wanted to do to make her presence in the academy memorable, to make sure everyone in the next generations will know that once a girl named Alaska studied there. Alaska was very unpredictable and wild, and an independent spirit who lived in the world of possibilities, which is also the reason why she and Miles developed such a strong connection with each other after clicking instantly; Miles caught up to all of her ideas, and talked to her about her idea of The Labyrinth of Misery, and how she wanted to find a solution to it. She enjoyed the thrills of everything that was forbidden and was a bit reckless at times. Continue reading

John Keating: ENFP

Guest post by Occam’s Chainsaw, INTJ

Dead Poet’s Society

John Keating ENFP | Dead Poets Society #MBTI #ENFP

Ne: ‘Carpe diem’—the most important thing Keating taught his students. He encouraged them to seize the day by taking every opportunity that came their way. He was forever telling them to think in a unique way, and to look at things from various perspectives. He told them not to follow the rules the books set, but instead to be creative and come up with their way of doing things. He firmly believed that words have the power to change the world—he said, “no one is very tired; you are exhausted“, or “instead of very sad, use morose.” Keating not only talked about different perspectives, but also demonstrated them, for example through his out-of-the-box teaching style, like standing on his desk. Continue reading

Allan Ginsberg: ENFP

Kill Your Darlings

Allan Ginsberg ENFP | Kill Your Darlings #MBTI #ENFP

Extraverted Intuition (Ne): Ginsberg was all about taking ordinary situations and making them new. Because he was full of ideas, he wrote prolifically, cranking out a large quantity of very long poems in short amounts of time. Even up to the last decade of his life, Ginsberg was putting out quick, vast amounts of poetry. Ginsberg was an open-minded, energetic individual who embraced tolerance and genuinely inspired others to do likewise, not only through his poetry, but through his energetic involvement in counter-cultures. In fact, Ginsberg is attributed to have coined the infamous “flower power” phrase of the 1960s Vietnam era as he encouraged war protestors to engage in peaceful rejection of violence.  Continue reading

Jem Finch: ENFP

To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee

Jem Finch ENFP | To Kill a Mockingbird #MBTI #ENFP

Dominant Extroverted Intuition (Ne): Jem has an intuitive understanding of what is going on behind the lines. He recognises danger without evidence and tries his best to stop it from going too far (he knows he and his sister are going to get jumped in the woods, and that Atticus might be in danger from the townspeople). He loves to explore new things and devises out-of-the-box methods for evading Atticus’s rules. He jumps into new situations quickly, often impulsively. Continue reading

Scout Finch: ENFP

Atticus Finch ENFP | To Kill a Mockingbird #MBTI #ENFP

Extroverted Intuition (Ne): Scout has an avid imagination. She loves all the differing stories she hears about Boo Radley and is distraught when she finds out that she will no longer be able to read stories with Atticus before bed. She’s quite intelligent for such a young child, and draws wild connections between impossibly unconnected information. She’s able to figure out all sorts of things that she probably shouldn’t be able to (like, who Boo Radley is etc.). She has instincts for understanding people and people-situations that serve to save her Dad loads of trouble. Continue reading

Amanda Palmer: ENFP

Amanda Palmer ENFP | The Book Addict's Guide to MBTI #ENFP

Extraverted Intuition (Ne): Amanda Palmer doesn’t like to exclude possibilities when she gives explanations and she tends to be accepting of most every type of art she comes across. She sees potential in most everyone and doesn’t believe in tearing other people down with hate or words. She places strong value on maintaining a positive attitude and enjoying the art she creates. She believes Continue reading

Bruno – The Boy in the Stripped Pajammas: ENFP

The Boy in the Stripped Pajammas, John Boyne

Ne: Bruno loves to explore. He loves reading adventure books and prefers fiction to any other type of reading. He’s distracted in his tutoring lessons, and doesn’t pay attention much to anything that seems boring to him. Bruno, though naive and young, can usually tell when there’s something that his parents don’t want him to know about or do Continue reading