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Washington Irving

Washington Irving was an American short-story writer, essayist, biographer, historian, and diplomat who lived from April 3, 1783, to November 28, 1859. Rip Van Winkle (1819) and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" (1820), both of which are found in his collection The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent, are two of his best-known short stories. His historical writings include biographies of George Washington, Muhammad, and Oliver Goldsmith in addition to various histories of Spain in the fifteenth...See more

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.

Writing style analyzed by IBM Watson

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