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...
Too lazy to link each individual image, just go here:
He seems to have been a sort of EXTp kind of individual...but I'm by no means convinced by that.
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.
[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
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.
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.
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.