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Fernando Pessoa

Fernando Pessoa (18881935) was born in Lisbon but received an English secondary school education in South Africa. He returned to Lisbon at age 17 years, gradually involving himself with the avant garde literary circles of Portugal. Pessoa wrote a great deal of highly original poetry and prose, but was able to publish little during his lifetime. He was hardly known outside the literary vanguard of Lisbon. The end of his life was marked by a tragic isolation. Pessoa's remarkable fame came...See more

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.

Writing style analyzed by IBM Watson

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