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    INTP - The Thinkers


    NT's working in, studying or passionate about literature, poetry, writing?

    I'm curious to know who are working in, studying or passionate about literature, poetry, and/or writing. I know that INTPs and INTJs are seen as more into science, psychology and philosophy, but I'm particularly curious to see if there are many interested in the above field as well as other creative genres, like art, theatre and music.

    I'd also love to hear from other types as well. One of my closest friends who shares this interest is an INFJ, but that seems frequent with that type.

    If so, what genre and period of literature are you drawn to? What are some of your favorite books and authors?
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    ENTJ - The Executives

    Writing, especially short fiction and plays, has always interested me. I just need to work harder to make characters make sense/remain interesting. Recently (in the past five years) i have begun to experiment with ambient/soundscape music in my free time. Turning emotion and texture into sound comes more naturally to me than turning them into words.

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    INTP - The Thinkers


    Quote Originally Posted by King Cobra View Post
    Writing, especially short fiction and plays, has always interested me. I just need to work harder to make characters make sense/remain interesting. Recently (in the past five years) i have begun to experiment with ambient/soundscape music in my free time. Turning emotion and texture into sound comes more naturally to me than turning them into words.
    I've been writing poetry for a while, and started writing short fiction recently. It is indeed incredibly difficult to create good characters. What kind of stories did you write? Drama, sci-fi, etc.?

    I like the idea of turning emotion and texture into sound interesting. I do get certain textural impressions from some type of music.

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    I've been writing on and off for years, from essays to stories and some RPG materials. I finished a rough draft for a novel some years back, and have a few novel/series storylines mapped out -- I just get frustrated because I'm so big-picture and not details (until I get them down and see how they fit together) that it's really hard for me to finish something through to completion. I would also dabble in writing poetry, although I have more fun writing quirky poems (and Dr. Seuss style stuff) vs serious poetry. I don't read as much nowadays, but I used to read a lot of fantasy, horror, thriller, and self-help/religious titles. I am trying to get jump-started now to write consistently again.

    I also read a variety of titles from time to time including science, sociology/psychology, and "experience books" (things that describe experiences, like Jenny Boylan's, "She's Not There" about her experience of transitioning from male or female or Norah Vincent's "Self-Made Man" about her experience of living as male for some months, or Jon Krakauer's "Into Thin Air" about the 1996 Mt Everest climbing disaster, etc -- things that help me understand something). I want to read more again, but I'm having trouble with my focus lately.

    Music, I have been playing piano since I was five. I was improvising music by fifth grade and started writing music my junior year in high school. I wrote some acapella numbers, instrumentals for piano, MIDI stuff, music with lyrics for church, helped organize and lead worship for years until I decided to step away from church a few years ago.

    Music and writing are probably my two most-honed skills. I also do some drawing/cartooning when I'm in the mood, and Photoshopping.

    As far as writing goes, I'm most into writing mix of speculative fantasy with elements of horror -- I like dealing with dark emotions and difficult/painful things because it also creates opportunities for hope to shine even brighter. Neil Gaiman's "Sandman" stories are indicative of the kind of topical matter I'm into, and my stories try to take old elements and reinvigorate or redefine them, as part of exploring things in a new way.

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    ENTJ - The Executives

    Quote Originally Posted by MidnightRose View Post
    I've been writing poetry for a while, and started writing short fiction recently. It is indeed incredibly difficult to create good characters. What kind of stories did you write? Drama, sci-fi, etc.?

    I like the idea of turning emotion and texture into sound interesting. I do get certain textural impressions from some type of music.
    The stories I've written were always about crime in one way or another. It was something that both hindered and helped me at the same time. My stories were realistic and some even thought they were engrossing; But anyone with a decent literary eye, even myself, would find my characters to be too predictable to be entertaining.

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    My father pushed me towards computer science or mathematics, at least a technical subjects. I learned to code C and assembly language, but once I got the hang of it, I dropped it immediately. I did enjoy the linguistic structure of programming, and, I do enjoy chemistry and physics. But, I majored in music and teach piano. I do love performing, practising, show boating. If I could do it again, I would study literature, classics and visual arts. Function wise, I relate to ENTP/INTP but I sometimes come out as ENFP/INFP based on what I'm interested in and what I think. I do intellectually deconstruct my personal values; which, I'm quite certain it's Ti not Fi. I do enjoy writing, but, unfortunately, I don't have the opportunity to do so that much anymore. Unless, I chose to get a little creative on my posts.

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    I've done a lot of studying in the arts; I do writing and am mainly into poetry these days, but I've also done a lot of music production, performing and composing.

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    I do computer science but I also like writing a lot. Mostly I write science fiction and crime stories.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MidnightRose View Post
    I'm curious to know who are working in, studying or passionate about literature, poetry, and/or writing. I know that INTPs and INTJs are seen as more into science, psychology and philosophy, but I'm particularly curious to see if there are many interested in the above field as well as other creative genres, like art, theatre and music.

    I'd also love to hear from other types as well. One of my closest friends who shares this interest is an INFJ, but that seems frequent with that type.

    If so, what genre and period of literature are you drawn to? What are some of your favorite books and authors?
    I went to school to be an English/Drama/Public Speaking teacher - A Bachelors of Science in Secondary Education Communications, with a Minor in Theatre Arts. After two years of sucking wind in the public school system, I sought life elsewhere (IT/telecommunications).

    I like all sorts of genres. Of course "Don Quixote" is a favorite. I am not huge into the Romantics, but other than that, I'm pretty much all over the place.

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    INTP - The Thinkers


    I love literature, it's definitely in my top 5 interests. But there's not a period in particular that comes to mind.

    I write tragedies, which are more associated with theatre, but I've found that they make great fiction pieces as well. Play writing does interest me, but I'm not familiar enough with the craft yet. Things like literature, theology, philosophy, history and theatre have always interested me more than science and mathematics.

    Victor Hugo is one of my all-time favorites, along with Orwell and Tolkien


     
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