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Stephen King

Stephen King was born in Portland, Maine in 1947, the second son of Donald and Nellie Ruth Pillsbury King. He made his first professional short story sale in 1967 to Startling Mystery Stories. In the fall of 1973, he began teaching high school English classes at Hampden Academy, the public high school in Hampden, Maine. Writing in the evenings and on the weekends, he continued to produce short stories and to work on novels. In the spring of 1973, Doubleday & Co., accepted the novel Carrie for...See more

Personality Profile For Stephen King

Stephen King

The following is a personality profile of Stephen King based on his work.

Stephen King is boisterous and social.

He is intermittent, he has a hard time sticking with difficult tasks for a long period of time. He is content as well: he is content with his level of accomplishment and does not feel the need to set ambitious goals. But, Stephen King 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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