Pisces & Personality Types
|Myers-Briggs:||INFP; focused on making the world a better place for people, they are idealists who rely heavily on their intuition. Very interested in the subconscious and hidden depths|
|Temperament:||Phlegmatic; typically affectionate and kind, they tend to be more relaxed, and quite receptive, warm, accepting, passive aggressive, concerned and considerate|
|Jung's Archetypes:||The Innocent; 'freedom to be you and me', yearning for the ideal and imaginary world, dreams to be happy, faith, known as a utopian or traditionalist|
|Vulnerabilities:||Self Destructive Personality, Schizotypal Personality Disorder, Dependant Personality|
at least 70% of my soul is probably made of coffee by now
Plath often sets off something primal for young women. She expresses powerful, taboo emotions—rage, sorrow, the desire for revenge—in a way that often encourages those young women to take their own inner lives seriously, and to spend quite a lot of time working out how to express them. Those emotions can be powerful and liberating.
This is not to say that there aren’t real criticisms to be made when it comes to Plath’s work, and I realize that women and feminists are often the ones to make them. But making fun of “the girl who thinks she’s Sylvia Plath” is making fun of the girl who takes her inner life seriously; seriously enough to write about it in some pretty stark terms, without feeling embarrassed.
When I was wandering through the library, grabbing anything with a female name on it, I was really looking for teachers. More important, I was looking for women to tell me that writing was possible. I needed evidence that someone like me, a young girl, could one day be a serious writer, and that female voices matter. Sylvia Plath’s poetry was pretty damn compelling evidence of all that.