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    Default Glenn Gould + Nikola Tesla: types?

    Recently I have been wondering what their types are. If you are not familiar with either figures then...
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikola_Tesla
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glenn_Gould

    Nikola Tesla




    Glenn Gould








    Here is a rather good documentary on Gould. It is divided into 5 segments:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jiuw44HHb4g
    ...a video in regards to Gould's humor:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57kR6RsV2iA

    Also, here is him playing the piano. Note his movements and humming:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qB76jxBq_gQ
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7LWA...elated&search=


    What are your opinions? To begin, I am quite certain that both Gould and Tesla are NTs.
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    I think the norm is that Tesla is ILE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snegledmaca
    I think the norm is that Tesla is ILE.
    Hmmm. Well, he is commonly typed as ENTP in MBTI, yet I do not think we should rule out the possibility of LIE in socionics for Tesla.
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    I think Gould might have been EIE. Interesting musician, to say the least.
    "How could we forget those ancient myths that stand at the beginning of all races, the myths about dragons that at the last moment are transformed into princesses? Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage. Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Baby
    I think Gould might have been EIE. Interesting musician, to say the least.
    I never considered that actually. True, Gould displayed several EIE characteristics such as...
    from wikisocion
    2. The true servant of the arts who has lost himself or herself in artistic expression and is ever an artist/poet/actor/musician, no matter where he is or whom he is with.
    ...
    4. The hypochondriac who is constantly ill with some strange and menacing illness that cannot be seen.
    However, I cannot really imagine Gould having as a base function. The man was emotionally quite surpressed, and always seemed to have difficulty displaying strong emotion or affection.
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    Fe won't necessarily manifest itself in affectionate displays in one's personal life. His interpretations of Bach are quite personal, almost Romanticized and his eccentric tendencies indicate some influence of Fe.

    Here is a short interview on his second recording of the Goldberg Variations. Overall, a pretty likeable personality, here:
    [youtube]http://youtube.com/watch?v=FQnUIJXNJ7k[/youtube]

    EDIT 2: I could see LIE.
    "How could we forget those ancient myths that stand at the beginning of all races, the myths about dragons that at the last moment are transformed into princesses? Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage. Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iconoclast IX
    I never considered that actually. True, Gould displayed several EIE characteristics such as...
    from wikisocion
    2. The true servant of the arts who has lost himself or herself in artistic expression and is ever an artist/poet/actor/musician, no matter where he is or whom he is with.
    ...
    4. The hypochondriac who is constantly ill with some strange and menacing illness that cannot be seen.
    I have never known an ENFj who was hypochondriac... I know one, and he never ever ever displays any kind of illness, ever. He will most likely ignore it, and never talk about any health-related stuff.

    I know nothing about Gould, but I think he looks INFp/ISTp, imo.

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    My guess is ENTp for both.
    “Whether we fall by ambition, blood, or lust, like diamonds we are cut with our own dust.”

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    You've done yourself a huge favor developmentally by mustering the balls to do something really fucking scary... in about the most vulnerable situation possible.

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    From the Piano video of Gould: has to be dynamic; and about certainly an extrovert too.

    Ej temperament.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dee
    gould looks INTp, ESTp imo a weak possibility. tesla looks kinda INTj-ish, Ij to me anyway.
    I agree with Dee's Gould observations. I had him as INTP until recently. A famous ENFP pianist recently put him down because of his "metronome" playing that "destroys the tone". That seems INTP, I have the same problems playing the clarinet. My tone is not quite right.

    But he couldalso be ENTP but he swaggers a little too much for an ENTP, they are much more careful usually.
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    this is positively hilarious to me.

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57kR6RsV2iA[/youtube]

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