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I'm curious as to whether there are any specific books/movies/shows that 5s tend to enjoy. List your favorites, and perhaps we can put together a list of common type 5 favorites?
 

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I like historical fiction and thrillers when it comes to books. My interest in movies is a wide range that depends on the mood I'm in (usually between comedy, mindless action, or thought provoking).
 

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Alright, let's start a list going. I'll put a number by each item indicating how many 5s have mentioned liking that particular thing.

Book Genres
Historical Fiction - 1
Thrillers - 1
Science Fiction - 1
Mysteries - 1

Movie/TV Show Genres
Comedy - 1
Action - 2
Thought-Provoking - 1
Crime Dramas - 1

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I enjoy Sci-fi and Mystery books, and for movies/TV shows I like Action and Crime Dramas.
 

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Do you want us to copy the list & place the new calculated numbers next to it or just leave it to you?

I really love fantasy books.
Moves I am pretty flexible with, but perhaps more the thought provoking movies & comedy.
I quite enjoy House in terms of a series. As well as a few English series.
 

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@Oatsie: Copying and pasting would be easier, that's a good idea.

@Bluity: I'm aware that thought-provoking isn't actually a genre, but I failed to come up with a better word for it when adding it to the list. So yeah, it's going to be called 'thought-provoking'.
You're probably right about there being at least one 5 with an ironic love for romantic comedies - although I have a feeling that won't come up on this list very often, lol.

Updated list below. Added in a section for specific favorite books/movies/TV shows, if anyone wants to add their favorites.

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Book Genres
Historical Fiction - 1
Thrillers - 1
Science Fiction - 1
Mysteries - 1
Fantasy - 1

Movie/TV Show Genres
Comedy - 2
Action - 2
Thought-Provoking - 2
Crime Dramas - 1

Specific Favorite Books/Movies/TV Shows:
House - 1

COPY AND PASTE LIST WITH YOUR ADDED-IN GENRE PREFERENCES

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I find the lists aren't specific enough.

I don't tend to read much fiction anymore. When I did I liked thriller/horror, and novels in general (Everything is Illuminated, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, A History of Love, anything J.D. Salinger, A Very Long Engagement). Lately I tend to read non-fiction on topics of personal interest. It's hard for me to get into fiction nowadays - not sure why.

I like a variety of comedies and dramas in tv shows:
The Fall (serial killer drama/thriller)
Mad Men
The Killing (season 3 specificially - better than the previous)
Top of the Lake (thriller/drama)
Six Feet Under (drama)
Community (comedy)
Parks and Rec (comedy)
Arrested Development (comedy)
Kids in the Hall (canadian sketch comedy)
Boardwalk Empire (drama)
In Treatment (drama)
Monty Python (sketch comedy)
Deadwood (western drama)
Homeland (thriller)

And a fairly wide variety of movies:
a lot of documentaries on a variety of subjects, social, political, environmental, historical, etc
anything by the Coen brothers
anything by PT Anderson
most Tarantino movies
mob movies (Casino, Godfather, Good Fellas, The Departed, etc)
Alien, Aliens
Heathers (black comedy)
Amelie (drama, romance?)
Jane Eyre (2011 with Mia Wasakowski)
Pride and Prejudice (newer Kiera Knightly version)
Snatch
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels - Snatch (kinda gangster black comedy)
Seven Psychopaths (black comedy)
Little Women (totally random, loved it when I was a kid - the winona ryder version)
Psycho (original Hitchcock)
Gone with the Wind - all 226minutes of it.

I guess I like a lot of black comedies, thrillers, dramas, and some well done historical romance (that's totally my moms influence - she's a very fluffy type 9). I could have gone on forever on these lists. I'm a massive tv and movie snob and film theory has always been an interest of mine.
 

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I'm curious as to whether there are any specific books/movies/shows that 5s tend to enjoy. List your favorites, and perhaps we can put together a list of common type 5 favorites?

Hmmm. My interests and sub-interests are pretty eclectic across the board.

Music: I listen to a LOT of music. Like, a LOT. Almost all the time. More or less every genre, short of country, industrial-rock and death metal. Predominantly, I listen to alt-rock, and post-rock, generallyof a more melancholic nature (but, what is alt-rock anyway, right?). I love mainstream music and obscure music. I will give almost anything a chance. I'll list some of my enduring favourites: Brand New, early Silverchair & KOL, Coheed & Cambria, Circa Survive, Manchester Orchestra, Incubus, Casey Crescenzo, The Roots, OutKast, A Perfect Circle, The Dear Hunter/TREOS, Max Richter, Placebo, Explosions in the Sky, ASIWYFA, LITE, God is an Astronaut, Andy Hull, Alexisonfire.

I'm really into Math-Rock at the moment. (Enemies, LITE, This Town Needs Guns)

Movies: Again, pretty much anything. Though I'm not a huge fan of the Action genre. Contrary to popular belief, I don't mind a good Rom Com. To be honest, I'm not sure if I really have a preferential movie genre. Psychological thriller, perhaps... (e.g Shutter Island). I also have a weak spot for Disney.

Fundamentally something that resonates with me and makes have feelz.

An Education. Fantastic Mr. Fox Shutter Island Spirited Away.
Also, X-MEN, duh.

Books: I love fiction, but sometimes I forget it. I go for months or even years without reading, and then all of a sudden I get the urge to read 6 books in 6 weeks and remember what it means to read fiction (it's a beautiful thing). One of my favourite authors is Haruki Murakami (an amazing blend of realism and surrealism and that characteristic Japanese imagination). I actually really enjoy a good Jane Austen novel, too. (who doesn't?). Again, anything that resonates with me or inspires deeper thought. Darker themes are preferential (dealing with death, loneliness, existential themes, isolation, indecision, loss, ennui etc..)

-I'm slowly making my way through the classics.

-I'm about to tackle an Infinite Jest pretty soon (lil' bit scurrd).

-Also, fucking love Anais Nin's Journals, Nausea by Sartre, and, following a recommendation I have just acquired Bukowski's poems, which I am already falling in love with. Loved Lolita, too.

-I've tried reading fantasy and I don't have the attention span for it. I prefer something that's grounded in a more relatable/realistical setting, where I have the ability to situate myself beside the characters and emotionally invest/immerse myself in the book.

-OH, and John Grisham is my guilty pleasure!

-Danielle Steele & Stephen King, no thank you! Awful.

- If I were to read non-fiction it would come in the form of Philosophy essays (occasionally), Biographies/Auto-Biographies and the interwebz.

But, um, yeah, it's really hard to list my favourite things, because I'd be here all day trying to remember and also because they're always changing. This entire post is just me rambling to myself, so now I'm going to stop. Yep.
 

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Films - I enjoy obscure, bizarre & surrealist films & also raw & honest ones. Enter the Void, Stars Wars V, The Big Lebowski, The Dreamers, 2oo1: A Space Odyssey, Lost in Translation, Fantastic Mr Fox, The English Patient, Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, Pan's Labyrinth, Let the Right One In, The Fountain, Alien, Aliens, Edward Scissorhands, Prometheus.

Books - Picture books, photography books, ecology books, books with diagrams & cross sections & ecosystems, etc. I love reading though Encyclopaedias. Some fiction & the occasional Biography. I rarely have the patience to finish a book. Just Kids, The Alchemist, LOTR, HP, Wilderness, The Lords & New Creatures, The Old Man & The Sea. I don't read as much as I'd like to.

Music - Rock 'n Roll, Psychedelic, Blues & Classical. Very occasionally Hip-Hop or Rap. Neil Young, Led Zeppelin, Fever Ray, MGMT, The Doors, Nirvana, Beethoven, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, Tchaikovsky, Tom Waits, Patti Smith, Johnny Cash, The Rolling Stones, Mozart, Chopin, Kings of Leon, Janis Joplin. I also love 20's tunes blurted over static radios.
 

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Ooh, I forgot TV.


To be honest, I have commitment issues when it comes to TV series, so I don't actually watch that much but, when I do... :

I really really liked the anime series Welcome to the NHK.
I love GIRLS on HBO.
Law and Order: SVU.
Parks and Recreation is hilarious.
The Real Housewives of Atlanta (sorry not sorry).
Daria (obviously).
The Simpsons & Family Guy.
The Apprentice.
Louis Theroux!!!!!
Most shows on BBC Knowledge, tbh.
 

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Films - I enjoy obscure, bizarre & surrealist films & also raw & honest ones. Enter the Void, Stars Wars V, The Big Lebowski, The Dreamers, 2oo1: A Space Odyssey, Lost in Translation, Fantastic Mr Fox, The English Patient, Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, Pan's Labyrinth, Let the Right One In, The Fountain, Alien, Aliens, Edward Scissorhands, Prometheus.

Yay. Someone else who didn't completely hate Prometheus.
 

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Books - Mainly fiction. Nothing in particular or no particular author. Sometimes autobiographies of famous people or unknowns who overcame adversities in their lives. Somehow, their stories inspires me.

Movies - Mainly drama or true-life movies. I don't care for horror flicks, chick flicks or dumb comedies which are all the rage now in theaters. In fact, I only go to the movies twice a year but I do have a library collection of DVDs containing classic movies, dramas and musicals. I am also a fan of TCM channel.

TV - Sad to say, but the only tv shows I use to watch was the one on HBO's like OZ, The Wire, The Sopranos, Treme (can't wait for the 4th season). I'm also guilty of watching some reality shows such as the The real houswives franchise as well as those about celebrities and their families such as T.I. family hustle, The Braxtons family values, Catfish, Iyanla - fix my life, etc. I guess I am addicted to dysfunctional families.

That's about it, in a nutshell.
 

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I'll put my hand up to say that I love the romance genre, I do wish these "rom coms" movies were actually funny and romantic though. My least favorite genre would be sci fi.

Books: I'll read whatever interests me, but I do prefer non-fiction. I like realism and real life, so I gravitate to that more. Books about health, religion, children, psychology, anything. I once bought a baby book just to read names.

Movies: For a long time I didn't think I was into movies but a lot of the mainstream ones simply don't interest me. I favor documentaries overall and wish I could find more. Outside of that, I like biographies, action, animated movies, and so on.

TV: I will always say I like television a lot but I don't like most things that I find. I wish there were better shows. Since there isn't a bunch of good pickings I'll just list some shows I like: The Voice, The Big Bang Theory, The Soup, Jeopardy, Rock Center--when it was on, any kind of nightly news but not too much of it, 20/20, Simply Beautiful, Super Soul Sunday, Iyanla Fix My Life, Unique Eats/Sweets, Twisted, some sports like tennis, surfing, bmx (ready for the X Games), etc, random shows on TLC and Science Channel, and plenty of other shows.
 

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TV - Sad to say, but the only tv shows I use to watch was the one on HBO's like OZ, The Wire, The Sopranos, Treme (can't wait for the 4th season). I'm also guilty of watching some reality shows such as the The real houswives franchise as well as those about celebrities and their families such as T.I. family hustle, The Braxtons family values, Catfish, Iyanla - fix my life, etc. I guess I am addicted to dysfunctional families.

I feel like I can't watch anything anymore that's on network television. I am a total HBO snob. I forgot to mention Oz, The Wire, Treme, Girls, Carnivale on my list but those are all top ones for me. I love watching the real housewives and typing different folks. Dysfunctional families are quite fun to analyze.
 

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TV - I haven't watched it in several years actually, although I do own one. It's serving as a book end at the moment :) I did like House, 24, Millennium, CSI, NCIS, Bones and Jericho, as well as Hell's Kitchen. My one guilty pleasure is finding past series of The Vampire Diaries on Netflix.

Books - I am a bibliophile, so my tastes run across the board. In non-fiction I'm drawn towards naturalist books - Walden by Thoreau, Nature by Emerson, Signs & Seasons by Burroughs, all of the Nearing books. Philosophy - The Stations of Solitude, A Gift from the Sea off the top of my head. I often go to the library and just peruse the shelves for titles that jump out at me. Using me to narrow down a type is rather useless I'm afraid (guilty look)

Movies - Braveheart, All That Jazz, A Beautiful Mind, Gladiator, Taken, The Notebook, On Golden Pond, Equilibrium, Momento, Alien and Alien vs Predator. (apparently I can't narrow down a type of movie either, they are all over the place too...haha)

I think type fives would fall under the category of 'eclectic' :)
 

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Could not read Stephen King. His movies and collaborations are okay. I felt my IQ slipping further and further down the scale when I tried to get through IT. Not a fan of his writing style at all.
Many of King's books focus on that dead zone between childhood and adolescence. I often see readers in that age range relating more to the material; King's style is also really accessible, plot-heavy and visual a la Thomas Harris or John Grisham. But yeah, a good chunk of INTPs on this forum mentioned King among favorite writers.
 
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