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4 Reasons Bjork Might be ENFP

By Hannah Strachan

Based on this interview here.

1. Doesn’t actually seem all that introverted. She seems to be quite an adventurous person, and to be very light hearted about making life-changing decisions (I can’t remember the interview, but I saw one where she explained that the formation of the Sugarcubes band was a bit of a joke/con and they just decided to try and make it as a band because they had nothing better to do). Behaviorally, she actually is quite open (in the sense that she talks a lot) and funny in interviews, even though her demeanor is quiet and slow. I’d put the slowness and pauses down to her having to speak in a foreign language (English) and thinking about how to express herself rather than introversion. As an extra note, I get the vague impression that she was a bit of a party girl in the 80s/90s.

2. Although she is an Fi type, I don’t think she is an Fi dominant. She seems a bit too flippant (for want of a better word) about her interests and to not really take life too seriously. She described herself in an interview as jot being very sentimental. Overall, she just seems a bit too objective about the emotional side of her life for me to see her as Fi dominant, so I think EFP is more likely. This is maybe not explained very well, but I’m not sure how else to say it. In Fi types I expect a deep level of emotional purity and
authenticity (Pete Doherty, Lana Del Rey…) and Bjork seems not to have that to the same level.

3. The Biophilia project, and interview talking about it I linked you to, seems to be very Ne dominant to me. She’s finding really interesting, clever commonalities between musical composition and the natural world, and she seems to be able to find associative connections between pretty much anything. Also, the fact that she appears to have a genuine interest in the process of science, and to actually be the creative force behind a team of scientists, engineers etc to create those very interesting educational apps for children points against her having inferior Te in my opinion.

4. Also in the interview, she describes how she went to lots and lots of academic lectures at MIT etc on all kinds of different subjects to get inspiration for the project – which seems quite EN-P to me, an IN-P might be more selective. Also the fact she wanted a great breadth of ideas and knowledge rather than focusing in on becoming very knowledgeable about a specific area or group of areas, points against tertiary Si.

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