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    John David McAfee (/ˈmækəfiː/MAK-ə-fee;born September 18, 1945) is a British-American computer programmer and businessman. He founded the software company McAfee Associates in 1987 and ran it until 1994, when he resigned from the company. McAfee Associates achieved early success as the creators of McAfee, the first commercial antivirus software, and the business now produces a range of enterprise security software. The company was renamed to Intel Security in 2011 after being purchased by Intel, though the software still retains the McAfee brand name. McAfee's wealth peaked in 2007 at $100 million, before his investments plummeted in the global financial crisis that began that year.
    He is also a political activist who sought the Libertarian Party nomination for President of the United States in the 2016 election, losing to former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson. McAfee also has interests in smartphone apps, cryptocurrency, yoga, and all-natural antibiotics. He resided for a number of years in Belize, but after being suspected of ordering the murder of his neighbor Greg Faull, he left Belize for Guatemala and later returned to the United States in 2013.
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    I get a Gamma impression from him, something like SEE sx/so the 'fireside' strong sx subtype (3w4?).



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    I believe EIE-Ni. I do agree with sx 3w4 for enneagram though.

    SEE is interesting, but he doesn't come off grounded in reality enough. He actually comes off quite idiosyncratic and imaginative (). He's also a programmer, into cyber security, crypto, and conspiracy theories, all of which are fairly . Gulenko described EIE as the type most likely to be a "genius". They are usually superb programmers for some reason.


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    He is trying to be entertaining and to cultivate an image of an eccentric, but he is going about it in all the conventional ways. I wouldn't say there is anything particularly imaginative about hookers and blow. Programmers come from various backgrounds and don't have to be EIEs.

    The things that he says, however, completely violate the requirements for loyalty in LSI-EIE dyad:


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    John McAfee - INFJ - Dostoyevsky (Photo was taken in 1989)


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    All things combined about him points towards ENTj-Te.



    Here is a comparison with a fictional ENTj

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    I think Jack London should be changed to John McAfee. If this dude is not a dominant subtype I do not what makes one a dominant subtype.
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    yeah he's a LIE. his unorthodox and rather bizarre behaviour make me lean towards a creative subtype, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by soundofconfusion View Post
    yeah he's a LIE. his unorthodox and rather bizarre behaviour make me lean towards a creative subtype, though.
    He rallies new adventures by connecting people in immediate environment . That is what dominant does. Creative is interested in mental creation by ignoring environment.

    Dominant subtype is supposedly the most closely related to antisocial personality traits. Substance abuse is especially common if they fail and if they do not they have probably gotten to the top by using methods that are highly questionable.
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    fair enough. I haven't read much about him in a while so I can't really say more.

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    ohh wow what a badass

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    Probably Ne-ILE

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    idk all i see is al pacino

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    I watched the documentary. My impression is Creative-Dominant. Hard to decide. Usually Dominants have a "warm" "connecting" "intensive" air about them, but McAfee matches more the Creative dullness / disconnectedness (even though Action is never far away). But I can't really decided.
    A true sense-perception certainly exists, but it always looks as though objects were not so much forcing their way into the subject in their own right as that the subject were seeing things quite differently, or saw quite other things than the rest of mankind. As a matter of fact, the subject perceives the same things as everybody else, only, he never stops at the purely objective effect, but concerns himself with the subjective perception released by the objective stimulus.
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    He's creative, I'd say.

    Quote Originally Posted by COVID 007 View Post
    He rallies new adventures by connecting people in immediate environment . That is what dominant does. Creative is interested in mental creation by ignoring environment.
    I know this quote is old, so bear with me.

    Does he do that though? Connect people in the immediate environment? From what I know of him, he seems pretty focused in his mind. He doesn't seem double dynamic, but I could wrong.

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    I still think EIE for his type. I guess I could see LIE but he does seem to value Ti over Te. Especially wrt to his love of conspiracy theories. Most of these conspiracies are likely true, since they concern his own political situation. He's not crazy. He's interested in information that isn't publically available for political reasons, and that seems EIE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silke View Post
    He is trying to be entertaining and to cultivate an image of an eccentric, but he is going about it in all the conventional ways. I wouldn't say there is anything particularly imaginative about hookers and blow. Programmers come from various backgrounds and don't have to be EIEs.

    The things that he says, however, completely violate the requirements for loyalty in LSI-EIE dyad:


    This quote (and yes, I know it's old, bear with me, I just felt like reviving this thread) - is he talking about his current marriage? He's basically saying he's in an open marriage/relationship - this doesn't go against beta rational values because he owns up to it, it's part of the relationship. There is nothing in socionics that says beta rationals have to have a trad catholic view of relationships or whatever. If, of course, that's what the quote is referring to.

    Also, I am not saying all programmers are EIE, obviously. But being a programmer seems an unusual professional choice for an SEE, at least.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Ave View Post
    He's creative, I'd say.



    I know this quote is old, so bear with me.

    Does he do that though? Connect people in the immediate environment? From what I know of him, he seems pretty focused in his mind. He doesn't seem double dynamic, but I could wrong.

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    I still think EIE for his type. I guess I could see LIE but he does seem to value Ti over Te. Especially wrt to his love of conspiracy theories. Most of these conspiracies are likely true, since they concern his own political situation. He's not crazy. He's interested in information that isn't publically available for political reasons, and that seems EIE.

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    This quote (and yes, I know it's old, bear with me, I just felt like reviving this thread) - is he talking about his current marriage? He's basically saying he's in an open marriage/relationship - this doesn't go against beta rational values because he owns up to it, it's part of the relationship. There is nothing in socionics that says beta rationals have to have a trad catholic view of relationships or whatever. If, of course, that's what the quote is referring to.

    Also, I am not saying all programmers are EIE, obviously. But being a programmer seems an unusual professional choice for an SEE, at least.
    Hmm.. EIE could be interesting but bit weird especially how he connects to the world around him. He is an odd case anyway.
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