Results 1 to 12 of 12

Thread: Roald Dahl

  1. #1

    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    745
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Roald Dahl

    ...........

  2. #2
    Let's fly now Gilly's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    TIM
    3w4 sx/so
    Posts
    24,757
    Mentioned
    91 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    INTp
    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...

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    136
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    The New Yorker had an article about Roald Dahl this past year that gave an interesting view into his character. It's available online here. For what it's worth, my impression is that he was ENTp.
    NiTe | Socionix

  4. #4
    when you see the booty Galen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    everywhere at once
    Posts
    8,449
    Mentioned
    203 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Roald Dahl

    Too lazy to link each individual image, just go here:
    Roald Dahl
    "And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it." -Roald Dahl

    http://forum.socionix.com/
    It's pretty cool

  5. #5
    Landlord of the Dog and Duck Subteigh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    TIM
    EII-Ne Sp/So
    Posts
    14,938
    Mentioned
    243 Post(s)
    Tagged
    2 Thread(s)

    Default

    He seems to have been a sort of EXTp kind of individual...but I'm by no means convinced by that.

  6. #6
    when you see the booty Galen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    everywhere at once
    Posts
    8,449
    Mentioned
    203 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by ananke View Post
    A bit about his writing:
    I'd much prefer to actually read his writing than read what people think of his writing

    He's most assuredly delta IMO, but I can't decide between INFj and ISTp. Much of his writing seems to be stereotypically anti-beta, all of his antagonists are cruel-hearted overbearing dictator-esque characters. If I can find his autobiography I'll try to read it and see if anything's enlightening type-wise.
    "And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it." -Roald Dahl

    http://forum.socionix.com/
    It's pretty cool

  7. #7
    when you see the booty Galen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    everywhere at once
    Posts
    8,449
    Mentioned
    203 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by ananke View Post
    Here's a last quote from Wikipedia:
    I'm not sure what I'm supposed to glean from this passage that's relevant to socionics. Care to clarify?
    "And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it." -Roald Dahl

    http://forum.socionix.com/
    It's pretty cool

  8. #8
    when you see the booty Galen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    everywhere at once
    Posts
    8,449
    Mentioned
    203 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by ananke View Post
    Nothing in particular. Just found it interesting.

    Blah.
    o
    "And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it." -Roald Dahl

    http://forum.socionix.com/
    It's pretty cool

  9. #9
    Exits, pursued by a bear. Animal's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    TIM
    It sneaks up on you
    Posts
    3,051
    Mentioned
    83 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7senu6OzVA]YouTube - Roald Dahl South Bank Show 2[/ame]

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QakMSCAhAOQ]YouTube - Roald Dahl South Bank Show 1[/ame]
    "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."
    -- Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet

  10. #10
    Haikus
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    MI
    TIM
    IEI-Ni
    Posts
    10,060
    Mentioned
    223 Post(s)
    Tagged
    2 Thread(s)

    Default

    He always seemed very angry to me. Like he couldn't ever find what he was looking for. It's funny that you view him as kind-hearted because I view him as having a LOT of rage issues he needs to work out.

  11. #11
    when you see the booty Galen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    everywhere at once
    Posts
    8,449
    Mentioned
    203 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by BulletsAndDoves View Post
    He always seemed very angry to me. Like he couldn't ever find what he was looking for. It's funny that you view him as kind-hearted because I view him as having a LOT of rage issues he needs to work out.
    Oh yeah he definitely had a troublesome childhood, and I'm sure that rubbed off on him in some major negative fashion. I still can't help but like him and his writing.

    I found my copy of his autobiography, and I've decided on ISTp for him. There's a brusqueness to his writing, especially in parts pertaining to his emotions/feelings, that I wouldn't expect from an INFj.
    "And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it." -Roald Dahl

    http://forum.socionix.com/
    It's pretty cool

  12. #12
    Contrarian Traditionalist Krig the Viking's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Canada's Prairie Farmland
    TIM
    C-LII
    Posts
    2,647
    Mentioned
    7 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    I always liked Roald Dahl as a kid. It was like he was an ally against the grown-ups, writing actual interesting stories instead of the insipid propaganda about sharing and caring that most children's authors put out, designed to brainwash us into obedient little robots.

    I would type him as ILE, myself. IEE as a distant second. The anti-Se bias is pretty clear in his books, and his Ne is quite clear in those videos Baby posted, especially in the second one. It sounded like he was making all that up on the spot.
    Quaero Veritas.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •