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Washington Irving

Washington Irving was an American short story writer, essayist, historian, and diplomat of the early 19th century. He made his literary debut in 1802 with a series of observational letters to the Morning Chronicle, written under the pseudonym Jonathan Oldstyle. He moved to England for the family business in 1815 where he is best known for his short stories Rip Van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, both of which appear in his collection The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent.

Personality Profile For Washington Irving

Washington Irving

The following is a personality profile of Washington Irving based on his work.

Washington Irving is heartfelt and somewhat insensitive.

He is empathetic, he feels what others feel and is compassionate towards them. He is calm under pressure as well: he handles unexpected events calmly and effectively. But, Washington Irving is also laid-back: he appreciates a relaxed pace in life.

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

He is also relatively unconcerned with tradition: he cares more about making his own path than following what others have done. 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.


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