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Vincent van Gogh MBTI

Myers Briggs type and personality details of 'Vincent van Gogh'
Vincent van Gogh MBTI type

Visual Arts


INFP - 26
ISFP - 4
INFJ - 3
ISTP - 1

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4W5 - 23
5W4 - 4
9W1 - 4
2W3 - 1
4W3 - 1
8W9 - 1

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Gogh-san: INFP 4w5 sx/sp [Healer, Bohemian, Dramatic Person]It's like typing Cobain 5w4. I never got it. They seem perfect representatives of 4w5. Both Cobain and Van Gogh were about expressing their emotions directly through their art, don't see any focus on knowledge or philosophical world-view in their art.

MBTI type of Vincent van Gogh

.I've read somewhere that he was typed as enneagram 5. I'm not saying I buy that but just want to put it here in case anyone want to discuss about it.

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. His brush strokes are said to be very consistent--almost mathematically precise. Is it supposed to be something Ti like in Fi, as I do believe he's an INFP?I believe this; Gauguin was krazy.Information about Myers Briggs Type Indicator of Vincent van Gogh. "Van Gogh's ear 'was cut off by friend Gauguin with a sword' He is known as the tortured genius who cut off his own ear as he struggled with mental illness after the breakdown of his friendship with a fellow artist. But a new study claims Vincent Van Gogh may have made up the story to protect painter Paul Gauguin who actually lopped it off with a sword during an argument.Which of the 16 personality types is Vincent van Gogh?."Btw #vandieu, what eneagram would you type me? You could do it on my page, but I was interested in what general impression I give you from my comments.Van Gogh doesn't seem someone who intellectualizes his art, which is why I thought he might be ISFP and don't think he's 5, but I'm not sure.I'll concede. William Blake wasn't self-loathing either, so it's easy to see them as compatriots. I still believe the 4 and the 5 are very close, but 4 does win out in him.Yeah, 4 sx seems most likely. I don't see anything 5 about his painting.In MBTI, what's confusing is that both Ne-Si and Se-Ni can be seen in his paintings and letters. Something to think about later.I'm no expert on van Gogh's biography here, but wasn't this guy cutting off his ear for his crushes, refusing to find another career for his entire life even though everyone hated his pictures, etc., etc.? Sounds like some kind of hardcore Type 4 sx. On the other hand he was probably quite bonkers so who knows, lol.^^vandieu: Stop manipulating information. A 5w4 will never be as intense, dramatic, troubled, artistic and self-destructive as a 4w5 like van Gogh.5w4 sx/so: "This subtype is the most dramatic of the instinctual stackings of type Five. They are less concerned than the social/sexual subtype with social rejection, but take rejection from intimates very much to heart. They have a strong desire to express themselves, and can be the most Four-like of all the instinctual subtypes of type Five." vs 4w5: "They are the most driven of the subtypes of Four to express themselves publicly and type Four celebrities are commonly found with this stacking. This subtype has a real difficulty remaining grounded, partly due to the undeveloped self-pres instinct. Although they can appear almost Eight-like at times with their lust for life and desire for passionate experience, they lack the focus of the Eight and the instinctual energy that would keep them grounded. Sometimes alcohol or substance abuse can be a problem." I think 5w4 fits better. I don't see any 4 self-loathing either.For 4w5 vs 5w4: On the 4 side we have his need for "expression" (he used that exact term frequently), on the 5 side, to quote Typology Central, "He can be distinguished from a Four however by his profoundly schizoid tendencies. Among other things, he considered his malady to be primarily a derangement of thought, from which thought itself might rescue him"Obvious INFP. Ne: idealism/whimsical nature. Fi driven: He's completely motivated by inner feelings 24/7 to an unhealthy extent. Si: He constantly reflects on his past, family, tradition, and how he doesn't fit (enneagram 4) Te: isn't really seen much in him. I recommend everybody watch the movie ''the Yellow House'' if you aren't convinced he's INFP after that, then you must be crazy."He had a tendency for one-sided conversations in which he would ramble until forced to stop" Lol thats one of the most accurate characteristics of an unhealthy INFP I've ever heard. As for his enneagram, I think he has Sx, but not sure if the other variant is So or Sp, leaning towards So now when I learn about his desire to create an artist commune with Gauguin. I think his substance abuse seems to point that he might not have Sp in the stack. Probably 4w5 or 5w4, Sx/So.He wasn't sp/sx. He had a tendency for one-sided conversations in which he would ramble until forced to stop and he desired to create an artists' commune with Gauguin. More here: think he's a Sx, sp from the way he pushes his agenda through his art and very progressive for his era.