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Friedrich Nietzsche MBTI

Myers Briggs type and personality details of 'Friedrich Nietzsche'
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Please ignore my previous comment, it was tainted by poor secondary knowledge and I am absolutely agonized that I could write such a thing about this man. I think, most clearly, his repression of emotional ties was inevitable. There is something when reading this individual that you realize there had to have been some chaos, some strife that goes beyond what was initially mentioned by biographers and by what we find in Ecce Homo. Zarathustra represents the synthesis of that which must overcome.

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.that which defines itself in relation to that from which it has left and beyond, so that it may destroy its natal world..Information about Myers Briggs Type Indicator of Friedrich Nietzsche..I must say there is incredible emotion contained in all this man, it is simply that it cannot be communicated and could only have had he found an external world in which he could have claimed and re-associated with his reality.Which of the 16 personality types is Friedrich Nietzsche?. Here comes to mind his quote about returning to the manner of perception of the child. That is the backbone and the legacy most of us must find from this man. Had he found his piece of reality, I posit he may have been an Everett Ruess. Anyhow, INFP (by letters) and 5w4 Sx/So...(Not Sp you ignoramuses!!!!...of course the French side got this right though.)I was reading up on the initially mentioned Socionics blogs which label him as IEI (INFJ) and I understand why he must be seen as this type in socionics, but he cannot be anything other than INTJ in mbti. My proposal is that due to a certain degree of inner turmoil in his younger years, Nietzsche's Fi morphed from that of a normal INTJs to nearly a second dominant function. Ultimately this is integral, because with Fi severely greater than Te in an INTJ both Ti and Fi develop to a greater extent than Te. This explains why at times Jung was predisposed to typing Nietzsche as Ti-dominant type like Kant, as is noted on excerpts from CT. Ultimately, though, while Nietzsche's Ti was strong his Fi usurped it, and while his philosophy itself had a Te flare to it, the man himself became Te PoLR. And this is why he must be socionics IEI. Over time he moved, attempting to develop his judging function of Te, but did not compromise his Fi, which meant the only way to use a Je function personally was through Fe. From here follow his large and extravagant poetic statements and notions about the necessity of cultural reform, and quotes like "Art is the necessary task of life" etc. And from here also follows his ultimate move to wrap his hands around the horse's neck and cry "I understand you!" When he developed his judging side, which was now Fe, he was horrified, as it conflicted with the internal idea of how he, the individual of individuals, ought to be judging the world through Te, and he flung himself into Ni-Ti hell. Yes, the man's philosophy and initial psychological makeup were that of an INTJ, but he ended up living the life of an unhealthy INFJ himself, and became dwarfed by his own philosophy. Quite poetic.In hindsight it's obvious that Nietzsche's "Ubermensch" was referring to Gamma Quadra, as Nietzsche was Gamms himself. Betas and Deltas may also reach that kind of individual enlightenment, but it's less likely. Alphas are out of the question, they have all the wrong functions.Most likely 5-4-8, archetype called The Scholar.Who says every intelligent philosopher is NT? Rousseau, Kierkegaard, Cioran are INFP. Plato, Spinoza, Schopenhauer, Rawls are INFJ. Derrida ENFP, Hobbes ISTJ, ecc ecc. For example not a lot of philosophers are ENTJ (Aristotle, William of Ockham, Ayn Rand… then?).I agree with Scotty. Nietzchean philosophy has a strong Fi feel to it.It's pathetic think every intelligent philosopher is NT. Nietzsche is clearly a INFP Subtype Te fighting to become the superman. The whole idea of nihilism and pessimism it came from Fi-Si and he has great love for his sister and his home [Si]. He is INFP Mastermind like me.It's pathetic think every intelligent philosopher is NT. Nietzsche is clearly a INFP Subtype Te fighting to become the superman. The whole idea of nihilism and pessimism it came from Fi-Si and he has great love for his sister and his home [Si]. He is INFP Mastermind like me.It's pathetic think every intelligent philosopher is NT. Nietzsche is clearly a INFP Subtype Te fighting to become the superman. The whole idea of nihilism and pessimism it came from Fi-Si and he has great love for his sister and his home [Si]. He is INFP Mastermind like me.It's pathetic think every intelligent philosopher is NT. Nietzsche is clearly a INFP Subtype Te fighting to become the superman. The whole idea of nihilism and pessimism it came from Fi-Si and he has great love for his sister and his home [Si]. He is INFP Mastermind like me.It's pathetic think every intelligent philosopher is NT. Nietzsche is clearly a INFP Subtype Te fighting to become the superman. The whole idea of nihilism and pessimism it came from Fi-Si and he has great love for his sister and his home [Si]. He is INFP Mastermind like me.It's pathetic think every intelligent philosopher is NT. Nietzsche is clearly a INFP Subtype Te fighting to become the superman. The whole idea of nihilism and pessimism it came from Fi-Si and he has great love for his sister and his home [Si]. He is INFP Mastermind like me.It's pathetic think every intelligent philosopher is NT. Nietzsche is clearly a INFP Subtype Te fighting to become the superman. The whole idea of nihilism and pessimism it came from Fi-Si and he has great love for his sister and his home [Si]. He is INFP Mastermind like me.It's pathetic think every intelligent philosopher is NT. Nietzsche is clearly a INFP Subtype Te fighting to become the superman. The whole idea of nihilism and pessimism it came from Fi-Si and he has great love for his sister and his home [Si]. He is INFP Mastermind like me.It's pathetic think every intelligent philosopher is NT. Nietzsche is clearly a INFP Subtype Te fighting to become the superman. The whole idea of nihilism and pessimism it came from Fi-Si and he has great love for his sister and his home [Si]. He is INFP Mastermind like me.It's pathetic think every intelligent philosopher is NT. Nietzsche is clearly a INFP Subtype Te fighting to become the superman. The whole idea of nihilism and pessimism it came from Fi-Si and he has great love for his sister and his home [Si]. He is INFP Mastermind like me.It's pathetic think every intelligent philosopher is NT. Nietzsche is clearly a INFP Subtype Te fighting to become the superman. The whole idea of nihilism and pessimism it came from Fi-Si and he has great love for his sister and his home [Si]. He is INFP Mastermind like me.It's pathetic think every intelligent philosopher is NT. Nietzsche is clearly a INFP Subtype Te fighting to become the superman. The whole idea of nihilism and pessimism it came from Fi-Si and he has great love for his sister and his home [Si]. He is INFP Mastermind like me.It's pathetic think every intelligent philosopher is NT. Nietzsche is clearly a INFP Subtype Te fighting to become the superman. The whole idea of nihilism and pessimism it came from Fi-Si and he has great love for his sister and his home [Si]. He is INFP Mastermind like me.It's pathetic think every intelligent philosopher is NT. Nietzsche is clearly a INFP Subtype Te fighting to become the superman. The whole idea of nihilism and pessimism it came from Fi-Si and he has great love for his sister and his home [Si]. He is INFP Mastermind like me.It's pathetic think every intelligent philosopher is NT. Nietzsche is clearly a INFP Subtype Te fighting to become the superman. The whole idea of nihilism and pessimism it came from Fi-Si and he has great love for his sister and his home [Si]. He is INFP Mastermind like me.It's pathetic think every intelligent philosopher is NT. Nietzsche is clearly a INFP Subtype Te fighting to become the superman. The whole idea of nihilism and pessimism it came from Fi-Si and he has great love for his sister and his home [Si]. He is INFP Mastermind like me.It's pathetic think every intelligent philosopher is NT. Nietzsche is clearly a INFP Subtype Te fighting to become the superman. The whole idea of nihilism and pessimism it came from Fi-Si and he has great love for his sister and his home [Si]. He is INFP Mastermind like me.It's pathetic think every intelligent philosopher is NT. Nietzsche is clearly a INFP Subtype Te fighting to become the superman. The whole idea of nihilism and pessimism it came from Fi-Si and he has great love for his sister and his home [Si]. He is INFP Mastermind like me.It's pathetic think every intelligent philosopher is NT. Nietzsche is clearly a INFP Subtype Te fighting to become the superman. The whole idea of nihilism and pessimism it came from Fi-Si and he has great love for his sister and his home [Si]. He is INFP Mastermind like me.It's pathetic think every intelligent philosopher is NT. Nietzsche is clearly a INFP Subtype Te fighting to become the superman. The whole idea of nihilism and pessimism it came from Fi-Si and he has great love for his sister and his home [Si]. He is INFP Mastermind like me.It's pathetic think every intelligent philosopher is NT. Nietzsche is clearly a INFP Subtype Te fighting to become the superman. The whole idea of nihilism and pessimism it came from Fi-Si and he has great love for his sister and his home [Si]. He is INFP Mastermind like me.It's pathetic think every intelligent philosopher is NT. Nietzsche is clearly a INFP Subtype Te fighting to become the superman. The whole idea of nihilism and pessimism it came from Fi-Si and he has great love for his sister and his home [Si]. He is INFP Mastermind like me.It's pathetic think every intelligent philosopher is NT. Nietzsche is clearly a INFP Subtype Te fighting to become the superman. The whole idea of nihilism and pessimism it came from Fi-Si and he has great love for his sister and his home [Si]. He is INFP Mastermind like me.It's pathetic think every intelligent philosopher is NT. Nietzsche is clearly a INFP Subtype Te fighting to become the superman. The whole idea of nihilism and pessimism it came from Fi-Si and he has great love for his sister and his home [Si]. He is INFP Mastermind like me.It's pathetic think every intelligent philosopher is NT. Nietzsche is clearly a INFP Subtype Te fighting to become the superman. The whole idea of nihilism and pessimism it came from Fi-Si and he has great love for his sister and his home [Si]. He is INFP Mastermind like me.It's pathetic think every intelligent philosopher is NT. Nietzsche is clearly a INFP Subtype Te fighting to become the superman. The whole idea of nihilism and pessimism it came from Fi-Si and he has great love for his sister and his home [Si]. He is INFP Mastermind like me.Thomas Mann rejected Nietzsche. Another proof Mann is INFP.A four writer, especially a 4w3 one, would deal primarily with emotions. Emil Cioran, who was a 4w5, admitted that all of his writings were about his emotional experiences. Nietzsche dealt with ideas, heavily 4-influenced ideas, as expected of a sx 5, but never really emotions themselves.Why he is 5 ? INTJ 4w3 sx/soFor INTJ over INFP, or better said for Ni-dominance since I think I cleared the issue of Fi vs. Fe. 1)In his earlier work, The Birth of Tragedy, he found two opposite but complementary principle that govern life: the Appolonian and the Dyonisianic. Those two principle oppose, but they are both necessary in a society or an individual.This is very Ni-dom. 2)Compare him to Kierkegaard, INFP. For Kierkegaard, it was a matter of interiorizing one's truth or beliefs, and letting those values be part of one's every decisions rather than an impersonal, intellectual or communal truth.Very simple Fi-dominance.For Nietzsche it was more complex.He thought himself as merely a part of a longer chain.His role was to prepare the way for the ''new philosophers'', which in turn need to proper the way for ''the Ubermensch''. Very abstract but long-term vision.For INTJ over INFJ: He wasn't Fe, he was Fi.He only liked emotions when they were uncompromising. More importantly, he wasn't concerned with humanity as a whole, but only with a certain type of rare individuals.In Genealogy of Morals, he said that there were two attitudes that couldn't go hand in hand: one was the better good of the largest number of people, the other the favoring the kind of conditions necessary for the development of the superior individual. He thought the greater good of the majority was in conflict with the good of the autonomous individual.For him, the majority of society only had value as a stepping stone for those who were of a ''higher rank''. He was very Fi, of a elitist kind.The key to understanding Nietzsche's ideas about anti-conformism is Emerson. His influence was heavy on Nietzsche, and just like Camus in a way (the rebel), he was Fi dom. This is Fi idealism, and it has nothing to do with Fe.No, no. Not INFJ, Fi as hell.It may sound complicated, but Nietzsche has Fe and Ti. Nietzsche is a INFJ in loop Ti that has a perverted idea for the good of the world. Even though it looks distorted, is Fe. He wants an external well, but aims to cause development in the conflict, which seems Fe-Ti. I need not argue because he has Ni, because the answer is obvious.INFPs can sound very cynical while being privately hopeful for humanity. And Nietzsche's way of reacting to disagreement does have the INFP variety of comicality to it.Nietzsche had a shit ton of Fi but he is still an Ni-Dom with pretty evident Te. Therefore an INTJ.I think it's unproductive to use the Wagner relationship to decide between INTJ or INFP because most people of either type wouldn't typically do that. We can go back and forth saying "INFP probably wouldn't do that, INTJ probably wouldn't do that..." dead endFi-doms don't outwardly express such dissatisfaction especially INFPs except among their small group of friends. He was too virulent against others, INTJs are more likely to virulently attack what they see as shallow Fe behaviour than INFPs. Fi-dom wouldn't break with Wagner because they believe it's up to the individual to what they do and they can't force their will or ideas on others.Meh, Fi types can get really irritated with what they see as shallow Fe behavior and even do something about it. Pretty much Nietzsche's life.Nietzche was in ways extending Hegel's compassion for the ego.Negative, INFPs don't believe in saying their morality as being better than others', an INTJ on the other hand. Nietzche was very wilful.I think that's more of an Fi thing than anything. An INTJ would be more practical and logical, no?I don't see an INFP breaking off his relations with Wagner because he believed he was pandering to Christians.By constantly refining parts (Ji) and coming up with intuitive ways to connect them (Ne). INTP philosophers don't have to do this as much as INFP ones because intuitive logic is accepted as philosophy on its own.How does a bottom up Ne approach form a cohesive "Ni philosophy"?What you described still seems very consistent with a bottom-up Ne approach to form a cohesive "Ni philosophy". He did feel his philosophy was revolutionary but that was more due to how he skeptically approached everything with Fi-dom. Yeah maybe Kant is more obviously Ne but that doesn't necessarily mean he was more Ne. Kant is an obvious INTP and ultimately any philosophy is "thinking", so he could get away with sticking with his top 2 functions, Ti and Ne. So can in INTJ with Ni-Te. An INFP such as Nietzsche can't simply output their Fi-Ne as fact. The philoshopy itself needs a more logical backbone, and INFP and INFJ philosophers thus develop strong Te and Ti functions, and strip the human element out of their writings, despite it being the spark of them. And in line with Jung's idea that people develop their weaker functions later in life, Nietzche did the same with his Te.Yes, which is why I voted for INFP.His philosophy is not based on idealism, compassion or moral value (Fe) but on self-improvement, strength, power and passion for the self (Te-Fi), very anti-Fe. Compare Nietzche (INTJ) with Dostoïevski (INFJ)45 votes - 41 are for INTJ, and one of them looks like a troll or somebody's cat. I'm surprised at how clear cut the consensus is. I think the general thought is - "his philosophy is Ni-dom, and also not Fe, so he's an INTJ". If that is not you, then disregard most of my post cause my intent is not to straw man. Anyway, I think one problem that plagues the typing of philosophers is that almost every cohesive written philosophy will appear as Ni-dom, and this is why they are always typed as Ni-dom. But what actual cognitive processes led to the philosophy tend to be ignored. Nietzsche is no exception with 43 out of 44 sane votes going to Ni-dom. Yet most of his overall mindset seems to have been not a "big picture first"/visionary top-down approach, but rather to try to put himself into the minds of as many people as possible, filter out the crap (Ji), try to poke holes in any way possible (Ne), and then look for the bottom-up approach to the top with whatever he salvaged from the philosophy, which usually was nothing as he was so highly critical. This is exactly what a Ji-dom / Ne-aux would do. He seems to be halfway in the middle of Ti-dom and Fi-dom that I really can't put a confident vote down either way. I'll put my vote down for Fi as he seemed to judge more heavily from the moral side. He also had a special hatred for Fe which superseded his hatred for Te.Appreciate the response, Shahenshah. For the most part, philosophy is more so dominated by INFJs of the Ni doms, as INTJs having Te are more into the technical sphere of things. They revolutionize that sphere with their vision more which is why they're called masterminds. And Ventus, it's not so much about having the wrong impressions on the functions, saying what the functions are on its own can be misleading too because they manifest differently in different positions. Fe, as an auxiliary for example, is VERY different from Fe as a dominant function and doesn't have to manifest as what you mentioned (tact, for example, would you see Hitler as tactful?). The INFJs have a stronger affinity for revolutionizing social conduct or order, they are not as into typical Fe standards as they are introverted perceivers (using their own worldview and perception about these standards). Evolution (Ni) of social order (Fe) rather than the system (Te), this is why prophets and social revolutionaries are usually more INFJ than INTJ, it's a different sphere they're focused on. Nietzsche's work was like that of a prophet and had a stronger social order revolutionary component to it, undoubtedly, look at his Ubermensche. I can't find a single Te bone in his body either nor heard any good case showing it. Also, IXFPs can be more tactful than EXFJs because they are more ‘to each his own’ because they don’t want to be intruded upon ethically so they often don’t do it themselves, whereas EXFJ are more intrusive because values are shared. Nietzsche is also intrusive, pushing his standards for social conduct based on his vision for the world in his works. Individuality isn't just Fi, it is often important to INFJs as well due to their being Ni doms and having an independent mind (Ni).Nietzsche's Fi is very intense for and average INTJ but his work and philosophy is very comparable with other INTJ philosophers.Many people have a wrong impression of the difference between Fi and Fe. Both can be empathetic, passionate, and emotionally intense but Fi is inwardly oriented which emphasizes purity of emotion, sincerity, and individuality while Fe is outwardly oriented which emphasizes grace of emotion, tact, and mutuality. Nietzsche is clearly the former, not the latter.Actually his Ubermensche is very INTJ as Te has a soft spot for power and authority, pure unequal strength. The Fi was apparent in that he preferred to fight causes alone. If you read his remarks on Dostoevsky's (INFJ) House of the Dead you'll see what I mean. He definitely didn't have Ti. So every time someone seems "lyrical, preacher, emphatic, the archetypal misunderstood prophet" we should discount them as Ts. Well that's a lot of other INTJs and in fact INTPs we have to throw out of the window then. Oh and Nietzsche wasn't out to be a social conductor, he pretty much didn't care what the public thought of him, same with a few other INTJs I know. He was passionate but INTJs are quite passionate they just pretend not to be, to them that's showing weakness and they're big on philosophies of strength and weakness.Oh nice, so someone else here thinks INFJ in the French side. Translation: "His Zarathustra is lyrical, preacher, emphatic, the archetypal misunderstood prophet. I would INFJ 5W4 Sx / So. And also, I always found very Nietzsche F ... for a T." Very much agree with you, exil, down to the enneagram type and stacking.Noroz, what is Fi about any of that? Fi is a lot more personal and subdued, intensive rather than extensive, they aren't really trying to influence anyone or letting out as much fervor despite their deep passion. Fe is more extensive and expressively passionate, when Ni comes before Fe this gives rise to a visionary take on social conduct (look at INFJs like Hitler, MLK, Malcolm X, Che, etc). Look at Fe as social conduct. With IXXJs, unlike EXXJs, their relation to external standards (Je) are more subjective because they are introverted so not as dependent on external standards as is, more so than how their personal world views and perception sees these external standards (if they even pay attention to them). They use their own perception (Pi) about social conduct (Fe) which can even have ISFJs at odds with current social conduct but more so gives INFJs this visionary, revolutionary, original and sometimes eccentric take to social standards, though still applying it to others the way Nietzsche does, in comparison to EXXJs who don't really change standards and just live by them. So that may be why it is hard for you to see 'Fe' as you understand it, but you should take into consideration the positioning of the functions when saying Nietzsche isn't Fe (which he very much is). Nietzsche is definitely an introverted intuitive but his approach is more Fe than Te, the dramatics, the passion but even the way he uses the 'Ubermensche' or his main character in TSZ. The Ni dom who has a message or vision (Ni) for humanity or the people (Fe). It doesn't manifest that way with INTJs often, as they don't care as much for social conduct or take part in revolutions that way, they more so apply their vision to the system being more practical and detached because of Te, not anywhere near as fanciful or passionate as Nietzche was in their works. He very much doesn't have strong or valued Te too, once more. If he is your INTJ posterchild, I am sorry, but you will have a very poor benchmark for INTJs. I will still be happy to hear your thoughts from a functional perspective though, as in, where the Te and Fi are.Nietzsche is a radical individualist. Hitler is a radical collectivist.INFJ? Really dude? All you have said point directly at a strong tertiary Fi fueling a very strong Ni. He is an INTJ posterchild. Ofcourse both INFJ and INTJs can appear similar due to shared dominant and repressed functions but you can't be serious if you think Nietzsche was in any way an Fe user, he isn't.The consensus of INTJ is common in MBTI but in Socionics, they believe he is INFJ. The latter makes the most sense because Nietzsche's flavoring of Ni had a poetical quality to it, as well as emotional appeals, dramatics, empowerment, lofty ideals, etc, not so much of anything Te, which he was also very much against. "Against that positivism which stops before phenomena, saying "there are only facts," I should say: no, it is precisely facts that do not exist, only interpretations." This is the subjectivity of Ti, what they'd call a subjectivist (Fe/Ti Ti/Fe user) in Socionics. Te people mainly believe in an objective truth because it is real world based and there are actions that are efficient and actions that are inefficient, etc, whereas Ti will ignore that and base their actions around their reasoning, principles and interpretations, as they are not as practical-minded as Te types, being more concerned with ideas and thinking in itself regardless of real life application. Having a great mind and thinking a lot =/= thinker, Jungian thinking is about judgment based on right and wrong or correct and incorrect, structuring and categorizing too. It is introverted intuition that ponders universal patterns or perceives at a global level which can make someone seem like a deep thinker. He was not INTJ but I'd love to hear an argument for that type. You can sorta tell this guy was the same type as Hitler despite their different takes. They have that NiFe fanaticism, too.