Personality type and conlangers
|From:||Freedberg, Bruce <bruce.freedberg@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, June 5, 2002, 16:46|
I would expect to see a variety of the Myers-Briggs (i.e. Kiersey)
personality types involved in conlang doings, with the exception of the
second letter, which, I am hypothesizing, is almost always going to be an N
(iNtuitive), rather than an S (Sensing). The creation of languages involves
a fascination with the hypothetical and the potential that would be unusual
in the practical, real-world, here-and-now outlook of the "S" personality.
As to the other types (the 8 of 16 which include N), I imagine there they
will account for some of the diversity in interests seen on the list, such
as emphases on fantasy-world languages, language universals, or quirky
linguistic exotica. Anyone want to write a paper?
B. Freedberg (INFP)