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Nathaniel Hawthorne

Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864) was an American writer best known for his novels and short stories. Born in Massachusetts, Hawthorne was a descendant of some of the state's earliest settlers. One of his ancestors, John Hathorne, was a judge during the infamous Salem witch trials. As a young man, Hawthorne attended Bowdoin College, where he met many notable figures including future president Franklin Pierce and poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. He then began his literary career as a magazine...See more

Personality Profile For Nathaniel Hawthorne

Nathaniel Hawthorne

The following is a personality profile of Nathaniel Hawthorne based on his work.

Nathaniel Hawthorne is shrewd and somewhat inconsiderate.

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

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

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.

Writing style analyzed by IBM Watson

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