Fernando Pessoa

Fernando Pessoa, one of the founders of modernism, was born in Lisbon in 1888. He grew up in Durban, South Africa, where his stepfather was Portuguese consul. He returned to Lisbon in 1905 and worked as a clerk in an import-export company until his death in 1935. Most of Pessoa's writing was not published during his lifetime; The Book of Disquiet first came out in Portugal in 1982. Since its first publication, it has been hailed as a classic.

Personality Profile For Fernando Pessoa

Fernando Pessoa

The following is a personality profile of Fernando Pessoa based on his work.

Fernando Pessoa is unconventional, somewhat compulsive and can be perceived as critical.

He is laid-back, he appreciates a relaxed pace in life. He is intermittent as well: he has a hard time sticking with difficult tasks for a long period of time. But, Fernando Pessoa is also empathetic: he feels what others feel and is compassionate towards them.

More than most people, his choices are driven by a desire for discovery.

Considers helping others to guide a large part of what he does: he thinks it is important to take care of the people around him. He is also relatively unconcerned with tradition: he cares more about making his own path than following what others have done.


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