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    Default Aldous Huxley

    He's my favourite writer - Anyone got any views on his type?

    I reckon he's a definate Ne ego. And after reading quite a bit of his stuff, I'd vote Delta over Alpha, but I'm not 100% certain on that.

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    Te/Fi type? Seemed like in Brave New World the society was some kind of alpha/beta amalgamation or something.
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    I always thought LII.
    But, for a certainty, back then,
    We loved so many, yet hated so much,
    We hurt others and were hurt ourselves...

    Yet even then, we ran like the wind,
    Whilst our laughter echoed,
    Under cerulean skies...

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    I don't really know anything about him other than that book. That and I couldn't figure out if any of the characters were supposed to represent his take on the society, like that one dude who couldn't handle his shit in the new world. That and I read it like ten years ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilly View Post
    I always thought LII.
    Yeah I can see that as a possibility, he sort of looks a bit LII (I don't really VI well though)

    I think I read on one of your posts that you're writing a book anout drugs or something. Have you read Doors of Perception? If not I would highly recommend it.

    Quote Originally Posted by munenori2 View Post
    Te/Fi type? Seemed like in Brave New World the society was some kind of alpha/beta amalgamation or something.
    Very true totally Ti/Ne I reckon. Although Huxley wrote Brave New World as a kind of personal dehumanised nightmare, personally didn't seem that bad to me, well not all of it, I can kind of see where he's coming from though. His last book The Island, which he wrote as a kind of antidote to this (basically his vision of a utopian society) although it did seem to have a kind of Ti structure in some respects, struck me as being far more pragmatic, basically merging western technology with a kind of buddhist philosophy, not because he was a buddhist or that he thought that the system was perfect, more because he thought it would be better to incorporate ideas and beliefs that although disparate already existed, rather than creating any wholly new ideas, he seemed more content to bring existing knowledge into a kind of loose pragmatic ideal.

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    FWIW I enjoyed his works and thought possibly LII as well.
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