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    I think Charles Chaplin was INFP, not ENFJ. At least he looks like one to me...
     










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    I don't know that much about Chaplin, but here's what Marlon Brando (probably SLE) has to say about him in his memoirs:

    Quote Originally Posted by Marlon Brando
    Comic genius or not, when I went to London to work with him late in his life, Chaplin was a fearsomely cruel man.
    Quote Originally Posted by Marlon Brando
    - - I discovered that Chaplin was probably the most sadistic man I'd ever met. He was an egotistical tyrant and a penny-pincher. He harassed people when they were late, and scolded them unmercifully to work faster. Worst of all, he treated his son Sydney, who played my sidekick, cruelly. In front of everybody, he humiliated him constantly.
    Quote Originally Posted by Marlon Brando
    [Sydney] said that one of Charlie's sons had gone to Paris over his objections, returned home at Christmas and knocked on the door. Charlie opened it and broke his nose with one punch, then slammed the door, leaving his son bleeding on the ground, and refused to let him in.
    *shrugs* I don't know how helpful that is in typing him; but I thought it could be useful.
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    In the second pic, he has the exact same facial expression of an SEE girl I know.
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    I have met selfish and brutish INFPs, Ethical subtype INFPs can appear clearly extraverted, but that is hardly conclusive either...
    Oh well, sometimes pictures do bring inspiration. He was quite a dandy.
    The avatar!



    and a one you have not seen:




    I tend to be of the opinion that you do not control your first function as well as he seemed to control his (external?) feeling. So irrational ethical type most likely IMO, and personally I'd still go for INFP, because - well - creative Fe yearns to influence and control others - creative Fi mainly just wants to be accepted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CuriousSoul
    I have met selfish and brutish INFPs, Ethical subtype INFPs can appear clearly extraverted, but that is hardly conclusive either...
    Oh well, sometimes pictures do bring inspiration. He was quite a dandy.
    The avatar!



    and a one you have not seen:




    I tend to be of the opinion that you do not control your first function as well as he seemed to control his (external?) feeling. So irrational ethical type most likely IMO, and personally I'd still go for INFP, because well creative Fe yearns to influence and control others - creative Fi mainly just wants to be accepted.
    ??????

    Are you overlooking base-Se on purpose???

    You control your second function better than the first? And why aren't they switched then?
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    Quote Originally Posted by FDG
    ??????

    Are you overlooking base-Se on purpose???

    You control your second function better than the first? And why aren't they switched then?
    I am Ne dominant INFJ. As Smilingeyes has confirmed.
    Or as Cracka is Si dominant ESTJ...
    Or Mr Burns is not your average INFJ.

    How well you control different functions is a bit hard to say since it cannot be measured objectively, but generally at the very least, ethical subtype INFPs control the emotions they express far better than most ENFJs do theirs.

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    I don't understand what you are talking about. If you're INFj you must be Fi dominant, otherwise you're ENFp. Mr Burns is first and foremost a fictional character.
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    Expat, you crushed my idealized view of Chaplin

    Seriously, I was very suprised to read that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FDG
    I don't understand what you are talking about. If you're INFj you must be Fi dominant, otherwise you're ENFp. Mr Burns is first and foremost a fictional character.
    Of course he is. :wink:
    Let's not get stuck on him.

    I am Fi dominant, yes, but the first function is the unshakeable foundation according to SG. How well do you control an unshakeable foundation? It may feather all the storms, but how reactive and flexible does that sound?
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    Quote Originally Posted by oyburger
    Expat, you crushed my idealized view of Chaplin

    Seriously, I was very suprised to read that.
    I was just quoting Brando's book, Songs my Mother Taught me. I don't know if that is confirmed by other people. Yet, since Brando's own self-portrait in the book is hardly flattering, I assume that what he wrote is what he observed.
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    Chaplin was ENTP.

    @Expat: are you now flip-floping on Brando?
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    Quote Originally Posted by oyburger
    Expat, you crushed my idealized view of Chaplin

    Seriously, I was very suprised to read that.
    I wasn't really... I think the idealized view of most celebrities gets in the way of their real self which they don't really show others... just like when we talked about Gandhi.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocky
    @Expat: are you now flip-floping on Brando?
    Yes, you can say that -- having read his memoirs, I think that he was logical subtype either of ILE or SLE. Right now I am inclined to SLE, but yes I am flip-flopping.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocky
    Quote Originally Posted by oyburger
    Expat, you crushed my idealized view of Chaplin

    Seriously, I was very suprised to read that.
    I wasn't really... I think the idealized view of most celebrities gets in the way of their real self which they don't really show others... just like when we talked about Gandhi.
    Agree, Chaplin is one of those that I hadn't given much thought to since childhood, so I was suprised to hear such negative things about him.

    The kid in me was suprised, the adult doesn't care one way or another.
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    The Little Tramp character is definately IXFp. Don't know about Chaplin himself, all of the biographies I've read about him have potrayed him as having major issues. INFp is not a possibility I would've considered, I would have thought he was more of an type. In an interview, he stated that he didn't care about the art of his work, he was in the business for wealth. Not something I could see an INFp saying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocky
    Chaplin was ENTP.
    You say everyone is ENTP.
    What makes you think so in his case?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CuriousSoul
    Quote Originally Posted by Rocky
    Chaplin was ENTP.
    You say everyone is ENTP.
    What makes you think so in his case?
    Not everyone, mostly actors, for the reasons that they 1) love attention; 2) are good at putting on "different faces" and imitating people; 3) are different in public then they are in reality; and, 4) are likely to chase after the "glory" job without putting thought into thinking how unrealistic and improbable it is that they would actually become famous doing an acting job like that.

    Reason number four also makes me think that the majority of crack-laden homeless bums on the streets of Hollywood are also probably ENTP. It goes both ways.

    The first three I think apply to Chaplin. He acted like a very childish fun-loving character, but as Expat pointed out, he was more of a cold and violent person to the people he really "knew".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocky
    4) are likely to chase after the "glory" job without putting thought into thinking how unrealistic and improbable it is that they would actually become famous doing an acting job like that
    In that case, that would be an argument against ENTp for Brando, since he sort of "drifted" into acting as a way to make a living, not in search for fame etc - at least according to him.
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    This man (Steve Mangan, some comedian) reminds me of Chaplin when he smiles - I think he is ESTp. I know that's not much good , but as a result I'm pretty sure Chaplin is a Beta.


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    IP, I'd say, from the pictures. Ethical is more likely, and I think I'd say N>S.
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocky
    2) are good at putting on "different faces" and imitating people
    most of the INFj descriptions i have read on most of these forums say that they're exceptionally good at imitating people, so i can't really see this as some trait specifically. anyhow, the ENTp guy i know really sucks at that. i don't exactly disagree with you, that there aren't a lot of ENTp actors or that they might not be drawn to that (but god, why them as a whole over any NF?)
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    Not always, but feeling does = less confident.
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    Chaplin is ESFP with ESFJ mother IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FDG
    In the second pic, he has the exact same facial expression of an SEE girl I know.
    Me too, I agree with you.
    Well I am back. How's everyone? Don't have as much time now, but glad to see some of the old gang are still here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CuriousSoul

    I tend to be of the opinion that you do not control your first function as well as he seemed to control his (external?) feeling. So irrational ethical type most likely IMO,
    I also agree with these
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    Quote Originally Posted by vague
    The Little Tramp character is definately IXFp. Don't know about Chaplin himself, all of the biographies I've read about him have potrayed him as having major issues. INFp is not a possibility I would've considered, I would have thought he was more of an type. In an interview, he stated that he didn't care about the art of his work, he was in the business for wealth. Not something I could see an INFp saying.
    I appreciate your inside knowledge on the INFP type. :wink:

    Quote Originally Posted by Dioklecian
    Chaplin is ESFP with ESFJ mother IMO.
    Yes, ESFP seems quite likely correct, but where do these types of mothers and (sometimes fathers) come from?
    Have you studied his biography? I gather his mother had some mental issues.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CuriousSoul
    Quote Originally Posted by vague
    The Little Tramp character is definately IXFp. Don't know about Chaplin himself, all of the biographies I've read about him have potrayed him as having major issues. INFp is not a possibility I would've considered, I would have thought he was more of an type. In an interview, he stated that he didn't care about the art of his work, he was in the business for wealth. Not something I could see an INFp saying.
    I appreciate your inside knowledge on the INFP type. :wink:

    Quote Originally Posted by Dioklecian
    Chaplin is ESFP with ESFJ mother IMO.
    Yes, ESFP seems quite likely correct, but where do these types of mothers and (sometimes fathers) come from?
    Have you studied his biography? I gather his mother had some mental issues.
    YEs I read his autobiography several years ago and have seen various documentaries, interviews etc.

    But also I am developing a technique by means of which one can spot the main influences on someone from VI. Until now it workds only for ESFJ parents, mainly mothers.

    They tens to create a certain amount of paleness in the children, a detached attitutde as well and also the child's face takes some of the their main expressions.
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    most likely EIE-Fe sp/so

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    I used to type him Fe-seeking of some sort ...Beta ST something, but a weird breed

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