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That's a great quote, hearts. It's interesting how she's so mysterious despite being so in touch with her immediate sensory experience. I think she's a good example of how Se can fuel one's imagination....she conjures up another person's immediate experience and uses it as a window into their soul. Sort of like Lana del Rey does. PJ does this so often that, until her latest two albums which are historical/observational, it was hard for me to tell where her perspective began and ended. This isn't something I would expect an INFP to do; from what I've seen, INFP musicians tend to make art about their own experiences, but they do it in a less literal way.
"When I’m writing a song I visualize the entire scene. I can see the colors, I can tell the time of day, I can sense the mood, I can see the light changing, the shadows moving, everything in that picture. Gathering information from secondary sources felt too far removed for what I was trying to write about. I wanted to smell the air, feel the soil and meet the people of the countries I was fascinated with." - Harvey on writing her recent single The Wheel. Y'all are right, complete ISFP. Very sensory oriented.
I could see her being an ISFP. She has so many songs that are just as sensual as can be. "Lick my legs, I'm on fire!" for example. And she easily learns how to play new instruments, which might suggest Se. She's hard to figure out, though, because she's so very private, and also because I see a lot of Ni in her too, particularly in her earlier work where she used so much biblical symbolism. Her more recent work is observational and although she's singing about global problems, she's singing about them staunchly from her own point of view, making it clear that she is limited by her perspective, which to me suggests a strong Fi. I guess I'd say she uses Se a little more than Ni; what she usually does in her lyrics is to paint a picture with words, a fairly concrete picture, and the meaning is underneath that...it's not like an INFJ like Leonard Cohen where the lyrics are so subjective. PJ has songs with lyrics like "Louis was my dearest friend, fighting in the ANZAC trench. Louis ran forward from the line; I never saw him again. Later in the dark, I thought I heard Louis' voice, calling for his mother, then me, but I couldn't get to him...if I was asked I'd tell, the color of the earth that day, it was full and and browny-red; the color of blood I'd say." So yeah, there's nothing too subjective about most of her songs but they are full of emotion and sensory imagery. She does somewhat go against parts of the ISFP stereotype--for example I've never heard her say she likes children or animals, and I wouldn't call her "sweet." But, she is definitely an aesthete. Not only does she do music, she also sculpts. I peg her as a brilliant ISFP with well-developed Ni.
Obvious Fi-dom, but I see her as ISFP instead of INFP. PJ Harvey: "I think I'm very into all of the senses. Sniffing, in particular -- smell. I base a lot of judgment on people on what they smell like. A huge amount. And I like to smell things before I eat them or sometimes I'll touch them or -- if I like the feeling of clothing I like to smell it first. But I judge a lot on what people smell like. And if you're intimate with somebody then you can just come to know what they taste like when you lick them." Her decision-making is Se-based. 4w5 sx/sp is a right fit.
The most INFP to ever INFP.
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Je l'aime bien en fait ta chérie, Aya. :)
Ça fait pas INF 4w5 ça ? (elle est merveilleuse...)
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Lis sa biographie et écoute sa musique, elle est INFP.
INFx 4 so-last ouais
INFP 4w5 Sx/Sp