Author Enneagram Case Study – John Brunner (5w4)

Type: 5w4 (self-preservation) MBTI: theoretically INTP based on functions; might have scored as INTJ Based on: Noticeable Five patterns, functions, possible holy idea ? Health: unhealthy (somewhere about 5th or 6th level). Introduction John Brunner is an English SF author who is one of the more interesting of a number of probable Five authors; he… Continue reading Author Enneagram Case Study – John Brunner (5w4)

Author Enneagram Case Study – Sir Terry Pratchett [7w6]

Typing based on: Holy idea (/virtue) references, defense mechanisms, overall. I felt a need for a cheerier article after the last very-unhealthy one, but this particular article will be a little brief, simply due to its abstractness: it has been a long while since I’ve read any Terry Pratchett books. He shows some fairly clear… Continue reading Author Enneagram Case Study – Sir Terry Pratchett [7w6]

Author Enneagram Case Study – Philip K. Dick (6w5)

Philip K. Dick Type: Six, mild wing Five – extremely unhealthy. MBTI: Ni dominant/Fe secondary [INFJ] Type based on: primary type based on type specific behaviours, holy ideas. Some themes suggestive of 5-wing, though wing is less clear. Subtype: So/Sp ? (Subtype is difficult – society is a factor in Dick’s work, but social factors… Continue reading Author Enneagram Case Study – Philip K. Dick (6w5)

Author Enneagram Case Study – Philip E. High (1w9)

  Introduction Philip E. High was an English SF author, some of whose output I’ve found particularly interesting. In the post here I’ll look at some of his traits and also some traits in related authors. High worked as a bus driver for most of his life, writing in his spare time and eventually after… Continue reading Author Enneagram Case Study – Philip E. High (1w9)

Author Enneagram Type Case Study – Clark Ashton Smith (4w3)

Type: 4w3 sx Based on: General type indicators [very strong], fixation mentions (not holy idea), probable function preferences. Continuing around the circle in no particular order,  the fantasy/horror writer Clark Ashton Smith (1893-1961) is an interesting study, again due to very clear or recognizeable type traits, at least as far as the core of Four… Continue reading Author Enneagram Type Case Study – Clark Ashton Smith (4w3)

Author Enneagram Type Case Study – Louise Cooper (2w3)

The following is a case study of a particular author. As a prior introduction to the process here see:  https://chrisblog662.wordpress.com/2017/03/01/studying-types-via-fiction/     From my point of view, the following is written for the following purposes: To give an example of author type categorization in some detail, enough that readers can begin to understand how to… Continue reading Author Enneagram Type Case Study – Louise Cooper (2w3)